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Free Viewing/Lecture Series

Thursdays @ the U

Our Thursdays at the U lecture series includes a wonderful lineup starting this September 2021! 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.

You are invited to attend each session with us at UW-Eau Claire–Barron County in our Blue Hills Lecture Hall R234.

Please note: Face masks are required

Here is our Spring 2022 Lineup!

February 3rd          Natural Lawn Alternatives, Anthony Nied

February 10th        The Future of the Cedar Side Trail, Craig Fowler & Kevin Jacobson

February 17th        Ma'iingan (wolf) and the Ojibwe, Peter David

February 24th        Modern Roundabouts; Why They Work, Beth Cunningham and Dan Bieberitz

March 3rd              Yoga for Health, Patty McGown

March 10th            Lessons from the Deacons, Selika Ducksworth-Lawton

March 17th            Okayest Hits: a Poetry Reading, Dylan Loring

March 24th            S P R I N G  B R E A K

March 31st            Salem Witch Trials, Jessica Michna 

April 7th                To the Moon and Beyond, Matt Coel

April 14th              "Forever Chemicals"- Sources, Health Effects, Remediation, Kay Curtin

April 21st              Native Peoples and Enbridge Pipelines, Paul DeMain

April 28th              Sister Cities, An Opportunity for Citizen Diplomacy, Deb Neuheisel

May 5th                Search and Rescue/Recovery, Janice Thompson

May 12th              the Legacy of Knapp-Stout, Ronald Arthur


To read about each session, please visit our Campus Event Calendar.

Thank you to all of our presenters and viewers for making Thursday@U such a wonderful experience!  

To view a recording of Fall 2021 season sessions, please click on the blue link behind the session listing.

September 2nd     Barn Quilts of Wisconsin, Mary and Michael Kolstad Barn Quilts 9/2/21

September 9th      Barron County Restorative Justice Programs, Monika Audette and Mary Hoeft (no video/audio link available)

September 16th    What Are Counties?, Jeff French What are Counties?

September 23rd    Primates Inc. - Helping Monkeys in Need, Amy Kerwin Primates Inc.

September 30th     A Caregiver's Experience with Dementia, Jim Adams A Caregiver's Experience

October 7th           Toward a Sustainable Economy, Jack Reardon A Sustainable Economy

October 14th         Missing & Murdered Indigenous Relatives, Renee Gralewicz The Indigenous Peoples celebration; Dr. Renee Gralewicz

October 21st          100 Years of Women's Suffrage, Anne Marie McClellan 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

October 28th          Fungal Diversity in the Northwoods, Tavis Lynch

November 4th         CAFO Dairy Farm - A Good Neighbor?, Tyler Gruetzmacher & Jim Kusilek

November 11th       The Unsung Heroes of Nature, Emily Stone (no video/audio link available but you can reach with questions)

November 18th       Poetry: Assuming a Persona, Christy Potvin

December 2nd        Microplastics in Northern Lakes, How Big a Problem?, Todd Wellnitz

December 9th         Life on Ice: Arctic Expeditions, Lonnie Dupre


To view archived recordings of our Thursday at the U presentations, please go to Archived Thursday at the U Presentations



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