Lunch at Lawrence: Food For Thought
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. The full series is available for $82.50 ($99 value.)

Register online by clicking on the links below. For more information, or to register by phone please call the Office of Alumni and Constituency Engagement at 920-832-7019.

2018-2019 Schedule

October 12, 2018

"One Day You'll Thank Me: Lessons From an Unexpected Fatherhood"

David McGlynn, associate professor of English
Raising boys is more complicated than ever, especially in light of the #MeToo Movement. Lawrence English Professor David McGlynn has puzzled over -- and written about -- fatherhood for years. He'll discuss what he's learned and read from his new book, One Day You'll Thank Me: Lessons from an Unexpected Fatherhood.

November 9, 2018

"Stories from the Archives: Discovering the Lesser-Known History of Lawrence"

Erin K. Dix '08, university archivist and assistant professor
Lawrence University was founded in 1847, before the city of Appleton existed, when Wisconsin was still a territory, and as one of the first coeducational colleges in the country. Perhaps you already know these familiar Lawrence history facts. But over 170 years of history contains myriad stories that are unknown, that you won't find in any book. We can discover many of these stories through research in the Lawrence University Archives. In this presentation, archivist Erin Dix will share some of her favorites - tales from the university's past that are fascinating, frustrating, inspiring, or even just plain weird.

February 8, 2019

"Seizing the Means of Production, Altering the Modes of Consumption - Harmony Pizza Cafe and the Rejection of the Status Quo"

Matty Wegehaupt, instructor of Gender Studies
Frustrated with the systematic failures of American political and educational culture, I was determined to try something different in an effort to make sustainable and positive changes in the world. The result is Harmony Pizza Cafe, a project rooted in a combination of traditional and revolutionary practices and aimed towards the benefit of all. This talk will describe the blessings, opportunities, and challenges encountered in our first year of business of W. Wisconsin Avenue.


March 8, 2019

"Inclusive Pedagogy and the Choral Experience: Respect, Othering, and the Quest for Community"

Stephen Sieck, associate professor and co-director of Choral Studies
For a choir to function well, everyone has to be quite literally on the same page, singing the same words, with the same inflection, volume, vowel, and breath. There are very few things in life as symbolic of a cohesive community as a choir. The members of a choir, however, are not homogenous instruments - they are very different people, each bringing to the rehearsal space their hopes and fears, histories and futures, and multiple intersecting identities. Inclusive pedagogy is a term that starts with the assumption that different students experience the world differently. In this talk, Dr. Sieck will explore some of the ways his work with choirs has fractured that community and isolated students, and some of the ways choir has been a positive and community-building experience. While some of the details of his story are embedded in the choral experience, the principles of community-building are applicable to anyone.


April 12, 2019

"Wisdom from the Ages: Interfaith Dialogues for Today's Challenges"

Reverend Linda J. Morgan-Clement, Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life


May 10, 2018

"Neurobiology of Stroke"

Bruce Hetzler, Professor of Psychology


The Archive

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

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