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Thursdays @ the U

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Thursdays @ the U lecture series will run throughout the spring semester. 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. 

Spring 2018

All presentations are from 12 - 1 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Room 234) located in Ritzinger Hall. Lecture attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to the presentation.

January 25

Kristin Tjornehoj, UW-River Falls, Music, Conducting Around the World

February 1

Yongha (Eric) Hwang, UWC SGC president, N. Korea’s Threats to U.S. - S. Korean Alliance

February 8

Lucy Basler, Home Funeral Guide, Home Funerals & Green Burials

February 15

Bob Unbehaun, kayaker from Chetek, Paddling the Puddle

February 22

Lucinda J. Miller, local author, The Story of a Mennonite

March 1

Jill Markgraf, UW-Eau Claire, McIntyre Library, Navigating a ‘post-truth’ ‘fake news’ era

March 8

Heid Erdrich, Ojibwe poet & author, Original Local:  Indigenous Foods

March 15

Tyler van Helden, Coffee Lover, Coffee:  Before the Cup 

March 22

Spring Break

March 29

Norm Yamada, retired educator, WWII Japanese-American Internment Camps

April 5

Dave Mickelson, UW-Madison, Geology of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail

April 12

Danise Shipley, certified instructor, The Seabhean: an Irish Shamanic Tradition

April 19

Steve Curran, UW-Barron County, geography, Invasive Species

April 26

Suzanne Truman, UW-Barron County, art, Art & Environment & Intuitive Process

May 3

Karina O’Brien, Kostner, Koslo & Brovold LLC, Attorney, Immigration Law:  What You Need to Know

May 10

Red Cedar 2018, Creative Writing & Art Students, UW-Barron County in Words and Images