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.

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

2016–2017 Schedule

November 4, 2016

Christyn Abaray, athletics director

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

Through sport, students gain self-awareness, situational awareness and learn to understand one's audience.  These are all characteristics of effective communication, a skill set for which every leader strives to ensure the intent and impact of any messaging is maximized.  Through examples and interactions, Director of Athletics Christyn Abaray will explore the development of these skills through the sport lens.


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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