Our Thursdays at the U lecture series will not run this spring semester. However, our team is already in full swing planning for a wonderful lineup starting this September 2021, and we will have it posted right here as soon as it is finalized! This series, partly funded by the UW-Barron County Foundation, will explore topics in the arts, sciences, public affairs, literary fields and cultural areas. While hosting a variety of speakers, the university does not seek to endorse or promote a particular idea, opinion, topic or product over others. These lectures are free and open to the public.
Our Fall 2020 lecture series was presented virtually and you are invited to watch all of the programs using the links below to connect.
Sept. 3 Wanda McFaggan – History of the St. Croix Ojibwe in NW Wisconsin
Sept. 10 Jenna Green – The New Cigarette: Vaping, E-Cigarettes & Juuls
Sept. 24 Donald Siniff - The Antarctic and its Seals
Oct. 1 David Lovelace - North America's Oldest Winged Dinosaur: The Evolution of Avian Flight
Oct. 8 Mark Louden – Who are the Amish?
Oct. 15 Hella Buchheim – Raised in the Shadow of the Holocaust
Oct. 22 Billy Molls – Alaska Hunting Adventures
Oct. 29 Sarah Stonich – It's Complicated: Writing the Places We're From
Nov. 5 George Kraft – Wisconsin Groundwater: Can We Manage It Sustainably?
Nov. 12 Kevin McMullin – Into the Black Sea - Stories of Darkness and Light
Nov. 19 Heather Moody – What Do You Know About Your Neighbors? Recognizing the Native Land and People in Your Community
Dec. 3 Joshua Morey – Poverty in the Rice Lake School District
Dec. 10 Jessica Wofford – And the Horse He Rode In On: Spectacle, Storytelling, and Professional Wrestling