Free Viewing/Lecture Series

Thursdays @ the U

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.

Fall 2018

All sessions are noon-1 in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall, R234, Rice Lake

September 6

James Schmidt, UW Eau Claire, Chancellor, UWEC & UWBC:  Better Together

September 13

Charles Cohen, UW Madison, Professor Emeritus, Jews & Muslims in Christian America

September 20

Michael Draney, UW Green Bay, Biology, Spiders:  Tiny Tool-Using Tigers

September 27

Cecelia Cole, UWBC Academic Librarian, Banned Books Read Out

October 4

Timothy Holian, UW Rock County, Wisconsin’s Beers & Breweries After Prohibition

October 11

Cheyne Taylor, Technical Writer & UWBC Alumna, Out at Work:  Being Transgender

October 18

Nikki Janisin, Executive Director of the Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary (Sarona) will discuss “Butterflies of Wisconsin.”

October 25

Kristy Moran, Barron Co. Domestic Abuse Victim Coordinator, Ending Domestic Violence

November 1

William Kent Krueger, novelist & crime writer, The Transformative Power of Stories

November 8

Justin Peck, actor/director, Masters of Silent Film Comedy

November 15

John la Forge, Nukewatch Director, Land-Based Missiles: Dangerous, Useless, Expensive

November 29 

Jinxuan (Allen) Cong, UWBC international student, Dalian:  China’s Romantic City

December 6

Michael Borstad, UWBC World Languages, My Family's Love Affair with Argentina

December 13

Michael Duncan, WJMC/WAQE/WKFX News Director, Local Media vs. National Media


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