Thursdays @ the U lecture series will run throughout the spring and fall semesters. The 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.
All sessions are noon-1 in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall, R234, Rice Lake
"To Make Red War Yet Redder"
Paul Chase, Quentin Vieregge and Joel Friederich, professors UWEC-Barron County
"The Sweetest Story: Making Maple Syrup"
Ted Simpson, Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association
"Life’s Last Great Journey"
Tracy Schieffer, Marshfield Medical Center – Rice Lake
"kNOw Meth Barron County"
Stacey Frolik, director of Barron Co. Dept. Health and Human Services
"Thru-Hiking the Superior Hiking Trail"
Roxanne Backowski, electronic resources librarian UW-Eau Claire
"It takes a Village"
Arianne Peterson, Advancing Local Development through Empowerment + Action in Guatemala
"Running: A Great Metaphor for Life"
Lisa Janty, marathoner
Jeffrey Amundson, psychology UW-Stevens Point
"Lake Ice Seasonality + Climate Change"
John Magnuson, professor emeritus UW-Madison
"Landscaping with Native Plants"
Peter Gallagher, professor emeritus Louisiana Tech University
"Homo Sapiens: Hitchhiking Toward Sapience"
Jane R. Shoup, professor emerita Purdue University Northwest
"Legend of the Birkie"
Tom Kelly, public relations consultant
"Red Cedar 2019: Northwest Wisconsin in Words and Images"
Several creative writers and artists
"Female Genital Mutilation: An Outdated Practice"
Anthony Mutuku, international student