For nearly 40 years, Lawrence University has sponsored a program of informative luncheon lectures for the Fox Valley community. Known as “Lunch at Lawrence,” these gatherings provide an informal opportunity to hear from a diverse group of Lawrence faculty and distinguished visiting faculty on a wide range of issues and topics.

All lunch programs are held on Fridays at 11:30 a.m. in the Warch Campus Center. The cost of each luncheon is $16.50 and advance registration and payment is required. New this year: register in advance for the full series and get one lunch free. Six lunches for $82.50 (a $99 value).

To register online, click here. For more information, please call 920-832-7019.

2016–2017 Schedule

October 7, 2016

Arnold Shober, associate professor of government

Unexpected But Not Unprecedented: Upheavals in American Politics From 1856 to 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both historically unpopular as presidential nominees and were far from consensus choices. But despite the wild election season, its gyrations are not unprecedented. Shober will explore elections in American history where major parties were shaken by widespread voter unrest, especially 1856, 1892, 1932, 1968 and 2016. Notably, third parties are often part of the story, but so are anti-establishment candidates, corruption and sharp breaks in party values. What can we expect to happen to the American political system after 2016?

November 4, 2016

Christyn Abaray, athletics director

Adding Tools to the Toolbox of Life Skills: Development of Effective Communication Skills Through Sport

February 10, 2017

Monica Rico, associate professor of history

Environmental History, Environmental Challenges: Looking at the Fox Cities and Wisconsin

March 10, 2017

Rob Neilson, Frederick R. Layton Professor of Art and associate professor of art

Public Art: People, Process and Product

April 14, 2017

Carla Daughtry, associate professor of anthropology

Cooking Schools and Culinary Tourism: Status, Memory and Identity in a Dish

May 12, 2017

Brigetta Miller, associate professor of music

Decolonization, Activism and Hope: Changing the Way We See Native America

The Archive

Check out an archive of previous Lunch at Lawrence presentations from 1993 to 2015.

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