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FORTNIGHT: Poetry Reading by Dasha Kelly Hamilton

Monday, March 4 | 4:30 p.m.
Wriston Art Galleries

Poetry reading featuring Dasha Kelly Hamilton, former Poet Laureate for the City of Milwaukee and the 2020-2022 Poet Laureate for the State of Wisconsin. Part of Black Feminist Fortnight programs.

Read more about Dasha here:

Part of Black Feminist Fortnight programs, generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges.

McDougal Lecture

Guest Speaker: Marissa Kawehi Loving

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Nellie Y. McKay Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Friday, March 1 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Steitz 102

Title: From dimension 2 to 3 and back again

In this talk, Marissa Kawehi Loving will tell us a little bit of Thurston’s beautiful story connecting the dynamics of finite-type surface homeomorphisms with the geometry of 3-manifolds. She will then share some more recent work which connect the dynamics of infinite-type surface homeomorphisms with the geometry of 3-manifolds.

Her aim is for the talk to be accessible to a broad audience with many illustrations to help build intuition without getting too far into the technical weeds.

There will be snacks offered 4-4:30 p.m. in Steitz Atrium.

Mainstage Opera: Cendrillon and Alice Tierney

Thursday, Feb. 29 | 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 1 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 | 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 3 | 3 p.m.
Stansbury Theatre

Cendrillon & Alice Tierney Event Graphic

Cendrillon (sung in French) music and libretto by Pauline Viardot, is a chamber operetta with dialogue in three acts by Pauline Viardot based on the story of “Cinderella.”

Alice Tierney (sung in English) had its world premiere on January 27th, 2023 at Oberlin Conservatory. The story, developed at Oberlin by composer Melissa Dunphy and librettist Jacqueline Goldfinger, follows four archeologists who unearth clues to the mysterious death of Alice Tierney in Colonial Philadelphia.

  • Copeland Woodruff – Director
  • Kristin Roach – Conductor & Music Director


• Adults – $15
• Seniors – $10
• Non-LU student – $8
• Lawrence faculty, staff, and students (with valid ID) – FREE (only available in-person at the Box Office)

Get your tickets online

Guest Recital: Ike Sturm, double bass

Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 8-9:30 p.m.
Harper Hall

This concert is free and open to the public.

Bassist and composer Ike Sturm was raised in a musical home in Wisconsin, learning from his father, renowned composer and arranger, Fred Sturm. Ike has performed with Gene Bertoncini, Theo Bleckmann, Ingrid Jensen, Donny McCaslin, Bobby McFerrin, Ben Monder, Maria Schneider and Kenny Wheeler. He has played on four Downbeat award-winning recordings, as well as several Steve Reich releases on Canteloupe and Nonesuch Records. He has performed with Alarm Will Sound and the International Contemporary Ensemble, along with numerous creative ensembles in New York.

Ike studied jazz and classical bass and composition while earning undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Eastman School of Music. In addition, he studied privately with legendary bassist Dave Holland.

Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan, where Sturm served as Music Director for the Jazz Ministry from 2004-2021, commissioned him to compose Jazz Mass, a work for voices, strings and soloists that merges diverse musical languages into a powerfully unified aesthetic. The piece was released to critical international acclaim, named one of Downbeat’s “Best Albums of the Year” and has been performed across the U.S., Scandinavia and Europe.

Spoerl Lecture Series

20,000 years in a blink of an eye: The past, present, and future of the Great Lakes

Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Steitz 102

Titus Seilheimer ’00 is a fisheries specialists with the Wisconsin Sea Grant. Since graduating from Lawrence in 2000, he has earned a PhD. from McMaster University and worked on many projects relating to fish habitat, aquatic ecology, and water quality all around the Great Lakes region and beyond. As an aquatic ecologist and fisheries scientist, he studies the ecology of streams, rivers, wetlands, and the Great Lakes.

LUgge +Recess + Beta – Dodgeball Tourney

Saturday, Feb. 24 | 2-4 p.m.

Get into the snowball fight spirit with this dodgeball tournament being hosted by LU recess, Beta Theta Pi, and LUgge. Teams of 5v5 can enter, or you can join as an individual and be matched with a team.

With free tee shirts, free food, and free fun, you can unleash your inner dodgeball spirit and come away energized and ready to push through the rest of the term. Leave your antagonism on the court (and not on your roommate, please).

Use the QR code to sign up or checkout the Recess Club on IG.

Womens Basketball MWC Tourney -Take the Fan Bus!

The Fan Bus for the Midwest Conference Tournament game against Ripon will begin boarding at 3:45 p.m. at the Wriston Turnaround on Friday, Feb. 23.

The bus will take students, staff, and faculty to and from the game so that Lawrentians can safely and easily support the Women’s Basketball team toward another victory.

Get out your Lawrence blue, and get on the bus!
Register for a spot or take a first come/first served seat
Register Here or use the QR code