Alumni of Color Reception

Lawrence University is hosting an Alumni of Color Reception during Reunion Week. The event is meant to welcome alumni of color back to campus, to inform them of all the exciting things happening in the Diversity & Intercultural Center, and to provide an opportunity to meet Dr. Kimberly Barrett.

We welcome you to join us on Saturday, June 15 from 2:30 p.m.-4.p.m. at the Diversity & Intercultural Center in Memorial Hall for an opportunity to connect with alumni of color. The event is informal, so you can come and go as you please. If you are interested to know who is registered for Reunion, please click here. Please reach out to Dakota Williams or Ariela Rosa with any questions. 

Faculty of Color Mentoring Circles

These peer-facilitated groups meet regularly to promote the success of individual faculty. The purpose of the groups is to solve professional problems while also supporting personal development.

The program is based on a model developed in circles involving women scientists in higher education, as described in the book Every Other Thursday by Ellen Daniel. This group model is grounded in radical psychiatric theory which emphasizes self-empowerment. Watch for details to come.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

  • The Confounding Promise of Community:Why It Matters More Than Ever for Student Success
    3:00pm Warch Campus Center 401 - Arthur Vining Davis Conference Room
    "The Confounding Promise of Community: Why It Matters More Than Ever for Student Success" is a webinar offered by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) designed to question the role of community in the liberal arts education and how community can contribute to student success. Webinar participants will examine community as a concept, an outcome, and an entity in order to better understand emerging definitions of community, ongoing efforts to create inclusive pathways for engagement, and ways community-based practices can advance inclusive excellence. After learning from presenters representing multiple institutional perspectives about how a collective understanding of community can shape a commitment to equity and student success, we can begin to apply what we learn to Lawrence's campus. This webinar will guide us as we consider ways in which a strengthened sense of community can enhance individuals' sense of belonging in ways that help us move toward meeting our goals of institutional excellence. This is a diversity-related event.
  • A conversation with Huey Copeland and Krista Thompson
    5:00pm Wriston Art Center 224 - Wriston Auditorium
    Art Historians Huey Copeland and Krista Thompson (Northwestern University) will discuss their collaborative work on the art of the African Diaspora. This is a diversity-related event.
  • Why I'm Joyce.:A Talk with Smithsonian Visionary Artist Joyce J. Scott
    7:00pm Warch Campus Center 204 - Cinema
    Hear 2019 Smithsonian Visionary Artist Joyce J. Scott speak on the campus of Lawrence University. Joyce J. Scott is an African-American artist, sculptor, quilter, performance artist, installation artist, print-maker, lecturer and educator. Scott is best known for her figurative sculptures and jewelry using free form, off-loom bead weaving techniques, similar to a peyote stitch. Scott was recognized in 2016 as a MacArthur Foundation Fellow and named a Smithsonian Visionary Artist in 2019. Her work is included in the current exhibition, Reflecting Perspectives: Artists Confront Issues of Diversity and Inclusion, at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. Scott's work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Baltimore Art Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Corning Museum of Glass and many other renowned institutions. This event is made possible by possible by grants from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and the WI Arts Board, and Rotary Club of Appleton. This is a diversity-related event.
  • Reception following Joyce Scott's talk
    8:30pm Warch Campus Center 325 - Nathan Marsh Pusey Room
    After Smithsonian Visionary Artist Joyce Scott's talk "Why I'm Joyce," please join us for a reception and light refreshments. This is a diversity-related event.

Friday, September 20, 2019

  • Game Night
    8:30pm Memorial Hall 113 - Diversity Center
    Game night is an event that promotes community building within the POC on LU campus, as well as a get-to-know-you event for our incoming freshman. This is a diversity-related event.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

  • Cultural Competency Lecture
    11:15am Warch Campus Center 226 - Mead Witter Room
    The Cultural Competency Lecture Series at Lawrence University educates students, faculty, staff and community members about topics within our local and global culture that will help to improve our ability to work together as a community of scholars and learners. Cultural competence for the purpose of these lectures is defined as a set of knowledge, skills and habits of mind that enable individuals and organizations to interact effectively with those who are perceived as different in some significant way. This is a diversity-related event.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

  • Baha'i Feast
    6:30pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    This Spiritual and Food gathering is open to all people. We will read Baha'i writings and eat. Please come if you are interested in social and organizational psychology, ( which was sponsored by the Baha'i alumni, Tom Hurvis) cross-cultural collaboration, group life, ethical thought and moral judgment or simply just want to chill. This event enhances spiritual and religious life. This is a diversity-related event.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

  • Friendship Family - Welcome Potluck
    5:00pm Warch Campus Center 224 - Esch Hurvis Studio (Esch) & Warch Campus Center 225 - Esch Hurvis Room (Hurvis)
    Friendship Family - Welcome Potluck This is a diversity-related event.

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