Local History, Film and Food Explored in Three Lawrence University Summer Seminars

Life-long learners are invited to participate in any or all of three Lawrence University mini-seminars scheduled this summer on campus. Modeled on Lawrence’s popular Bjorklunden Summer Seminar series in Door County, the three-day, non-credit classes will be conducted from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Warch Campus Center.

The seminar schedule includes:

• July 10-12 — “Local Heroes, Local Antiheroes: Exploring Appleton’s Past.” This history lesson takes participants out of the classroom to numerous Fox Valley historical sites for a hands-on view of times past. Three historic time periods will be highlighted: Native Americans to early missionaries (late 1700s-early 1800s); The Progressive Era (1890-1920) and McCarthy’s Appleton (mid-1900s).

• July 17-19 — “Sentimental Journeys: Classic Hollywood Films About Travel, Destinations and the Human Condition.” Films across several genres that use the metaphor of the journey to develop and transform its characters will be explored.

•  July 31-August 2 — “Food, Fauna and Farmers: In the Kitchen at Lawrence.” Focusing on using locally sourced foods, this interactive seminar features trips to area farms, ethnic food stores and farmers markets to learn about new and interesting ingredients. Participants will try new recipes with guidance from Lawrence’s Bon Appétit chefs.

Seminar participants can attend as commuters or residents, with housing provided in Hiett Hall. A light breakfast and a lunch are provided each day with wine one afternoon.  Seminar cost is $250, with an additional charge for housing if needed.

Class size is limited with a registration deadline of June 26.  To register or for more information, contact Lori Vosters, 800-283-8320, x7019 or lori.a.vosters@lawrence.edu.

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