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

February 10, 2017

Monica Rico, associate professor of history

Environmental History, Environmental Challenges: Looking at the Fox Cities and Wisconsin
Wisconsin has been blessed with natural beauty, a wealth of resources, and a proud history of conservation that includes John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and Gaylord Nelson. Today's Wisconsinites, however, face new challenges to environmental sustainability. How can we preserve environmental quality while also tending to economic growth? What role can our state play in the effort to do something about climate change? Monica Rico traces local environmental histories as a path into an exploration of these urgent concerns.

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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