Author: Beth Zinsli

ACM Off-Campus Study Info Session

Monday, October 4 at 12:30 pm in Steitz Room 127 – LUNCH will be provided!

Learn more about off-campus study programs in the sciences & humanities:

  • Field Museum Semester: Research in Natural History (Chicago)
  • Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities (Chicago)
  • Oak Ridge Science Semester (Oak Ridge, TN)

Contact Profs. Allison Fleshman ( or Beth Zinsli ( or visit the ACM Off-Campus Programs Website for more info.

Artist Talk – Valaria Tatera

Friday, Sept. 24 at 4:30 pm – Wriston Art Galleries

Artist talk by Valaria Tatera (enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa) on her exhibition, Erasure, Visibility, and Resilience. Reception with light snacks to follow

Valaria Tatera is a Wisconsin-based installation artist, activist, and lecturer whose work investigates the intersection of ethnicity, gender, commerce, and the environment. She explores self-identity and contemporary Indigenous issues such as the impact of colonization on Indigenous Erasure, Visibility, and Resilience.

Valaria Tatera, Fruits of Justice, 2020 [a group of glass jars with silver tops that contain squash blossoms made from clay and wrapped with red string.]

Faculty Lunches in the VR

Join faculty colleagues for a BYO lunch in the Viking Room and patio on Fridays, Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 29 & Nov. 12 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.

No alcohol will be served, but there will be a complimentary coffee and tea cart on the patio for your mid-day caffeine fix.

Can’t make the BYO lunches? There’s also Faculty/Staff Happy Hour in the VR Thursdays from 4 :30 to 6:00 pm with free hors d’oeuvres and $1 off drafts and drinks.

2021 Senior Art Show

The 2021 Senior Art Show will be open to visitors by appointment:
May 28 – June 25
Mondays – Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Additional hours during Commencement Weekend:
Friday, June 11, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 13, 12 to 2 p.m.

Complete this form to request a time to visit to the Senior Art Show. Additional visit dates/times can be arranged by request, contact Beth Zinsli at:

On-campus folks: include information for any off-campus visitors and gallery staff will submit a guest registration form for you; you will be expected to escort the visitors around during their visit to Wriston. All visitors must adhere to Lawrence University’s safety guidelines while viewing the exhibition.

2021 Senior Art Show Postcard

Wriston Art Galleries open by appointment

The Fall 2020 exhibitions are open to the LU campus community by appointment.

Featuring objects from LU’s art collection, these exhibitions feature research, curatorial work, and artwork by students, as well as the Freshman Studies photograph, Berenice Abbott’s Tri-Boro Barber School (1935).

Fill out this appointment request form to schedule a visit Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Image: Richard Bosman, Phosphorescence, 1993, Dr. Robert A. Dickens ’63 Collection of Contemporary Works of Art on Paper)

Harrison Symposium 2020 Nominations

This an invitation to nominate students to present their scholarly work in this year’s Richard A. Harrison Symposium in the Humanities and Social Sciences, which will be held on Saturday, May 16th, 2020.

The Harrison Symposium, named for former Dean of the Faculty Richard A. Harrison, gives students the opportunity to present work they produced in an advanced seminar, tutorial, independent study, or Senior Experience.  Students present in a setting similar to a professional meeting, with 20 minutes for a paper presentation followed by 10 minutes for questions. Sessions are moderated by Lawrence faculty members. Participating in the Harrison Symposium is an honor, and families are encouraged to attend and to join the presenters for a catered lunch in the campus center after the symposium.

Please consider nominating one or two students whose work deserves this recognition. Once the nominations are received, I will issue a call to the nominated students, inviting them to submit proposals for paper presentations to an audience of fellow students, faculty, and members of the Lawrence and Appleton communities.

So that we may fill the symposium and organize the sessions thematically, please send your nominations to Chloe Armstrong ( no later than Friday, March 13th, 2020, the last day of winter term classes. Thank you for supporting and helping us recognize the outstanding work of our students.

Reminder: New Honors Convocation Faculty Speaker Selection Process

The 2019-20 Public Events Committee solicits proposals from Lawrence University faculty at any rank or appointment for a Spring 2021 Honors Convocation on the theme: 


We welcome a broad definition of activism. Proposals can come from any discipline and can delve deeply into key questions from a field but should also seek to illuminate in some way how the scholarly research or creative work might be translated into or understood through related activist practices and activities. Collaborative and/or cross-disciplinary proposals are welcome.

Potential questions you may consider when creating a proposal:

  • How might your research/creative work be considered a tool for activism?
  • How does your research/creative work connect communities in pursuit of social change, or connect to those resistant or reluctant to change?
  • Is there a connection between your research/creative work and your personal history, skills, experiences, and/or identity?
  • How does activism propel or motivate new directions in your research/creative work?
  • Do you perceive any conflicts between your research/creative work and activism?
  • Are there unexpected forms of activism within your area of research/creative work?

Please submit titled proposals of up to 350 words by Monday, March 30 at 5:00 pm to Beth Zinsli: