Yohnk Featured at Th@U


The Thursdays @ the U lecture series will kick-off the spring semester on February 6 and will feature Dr. Dean Yohnk, UW-Barron County’s new campus dean/CEO.

This presentation will be held from 12:30 – 1:20 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall at UW-Barron County in Rice Lake.  All series presentations are open to the public free of charge.


Dr. Yohnk’s presentation will focus on “The Value and Relevance of a Liberal Arts Education in the 21st Century” in which he will be recounting personal stories about his experiences as a liberal arts student and educator.  In his PowerPoint presentation he will also discuss data and reports from the Association of American Colleges and Universities LEAP (Liberal Education and America’s Promise) Initiative.  Launched in 2005, LEAP challenges the traditional practice of providing liberal education to some students and narrow training to others.  Through LEAP, hundreds of campuses and state systems are making far-reaching educational changes to help all students – whatever their chosen major field of study – achieve a set of Essential Learning Outcomes fostered through a liberal education.


The next Thursdays @ the U presentation will be on February 13 and feature Professor Kent Syverson of the UW-Eau Claire Geology Department.

The Thursdays @ the U Lecture Series is sponsored by the UW-Barron County Foundation.  For more information, contact the campus at 715-234-8176.


Barb Lang