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Below is a list of upcoming convocation credit-giving events. For a full list of events, see the calendar of events.

All events are in the Bradley Theatre unless noted.

5 Sep
Opening Convocation
Sep 5, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us as we formally launch the academic year. We will hear from Judge Kashoua Kristy Yang, a 2003 Lakeland graduate who is a circuit court judge in Milwaukee County. She was elected to the bench on April 4, 2017, becoming the first Asian American judge to be elected in Wisconsin without appointment, and the first elected judge of Hmong ethnicity (without appointment) in the United States.

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17 Sep
Michael Gillick is a retired Wisconsin attorney and a respected scholar and speaker on the philosophical basis for Constitutional law and its implications for justice in society.

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27 Sep
Bradley Art Gallery Opening Reception
Sep 27, 2019 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Work of Don and Eileen Urness (on display until 11-1)

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27 Sep
When the Bear Clan Dancers and Singers take the stage, you will see dances such as the Shield Dance and Eagle Dance, and be invited to be part of a Participation Dance. The leader of the troupe, Rick Cleveland, also narrates the evening with dance explanations, including the pow wow, a Native American social event that everyone is welcome to attend. You will walk away feeling uplifted and more knowledgeable of the Native American culture after attending any Bear Clan Dancers & Singers performance.


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3 Oct
Jackie Spinner Video Documentary
Oct 3, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

American journalist and professor and honorary Lakeland graduate Jackie Spinner will screen and discuss her new documentary film “Don’t Forget Me” which showcases challenges faced by Morrocan parents and children dealing with autism and a discriminatory system that prevents them from being educated. The documentary follows three families with children on the autism spectrum, taking the viewer inside the schools with the children and then back home with their families.

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8 Oct
Mission House Lecture: Shane Claiborne
Oct 8, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event celebrates Lakeland’s founding as Mission House College. Shane Claiborne is a prominent speaker, activist and best-selling author who worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia. He heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to living "as if Jesus meant the things he said." His latest book, “Beating Guns: Hope for People Who are Weary of Violence,” provides a provocative look at gun violence in America and shows why Christians should be concerned about gun violence and how they can be part of the solution.

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20 Oct
Fall Choir Concert
Oct 20, 2019 3:00 pm

Support your fellow Muskies as the LU Choir offers its first concert of the academic year.

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22 Oct

As Halloween draws near, enjoy some sounds of the season with performances by our Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble. The program features works such as Andrew Boysen’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and music from “Spirited Away” by Joe Hisashi and Yumi Kimura as well as the work of Thomas Duffy, J.S. Bach and Randall Standridge.

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7 Nov

This annual celebration of the written word invites two accomplished writers to campus to read their work and lead workshops. Kathleen M. Heideman is a writer, artist and environmentalist working in Michigan’s wild Upper Peninsula. Her newest collection of poetry is “Psalms of the Early Anthropocene” (Winter Cabin Books, 2017). Paul Hostovsky is the author of 10 books of poetry and five poetry chapbooks. He has won a Pushcart Prize, two Best of the Net awards, the FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize and the Comstock Review’s Muriel Craft Bailey Award.

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14 Nov

Questioning his own madness, Poe invites us into the dark psyche of his mind in this highly theatrical and macabre production. He weaves a spell that draws us into the four tales he, himself, considered his best: “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” This terrifying adventure captures the poetry of these timeless tales.

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15 Nov
Bradley Art Gallery Opening
Nov 15, 2019 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Work of Kimberly Nysse (on display until 12-18)

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15 Nov
Questioning his own madness, Poe invites us into the dark psyche of his mind in this highly theatrical and macabre production. He weaves a spell that draws us into the four tales he, himself, considered his best: “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” This terrifying adventure captures the poetry of these timeless tales.

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16 Nov
Questioning his own madness, Poe invites us into the dark psyche of his mind in this highly theatrical and macabre production. He weaves a spell that draws us into the four tales he, himself, considered his best: “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” This terrifying adventure captures the poetry of these timeless tales.

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17 Nov
Questioning his own madness, Poe invites us into the dark psyche of his mind in this highly theatrical and macabre production. He weaves a spell that draws us into the four tales he, himself, considered his best: “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” This terrifying adventure captures the poetry of these timeless tales.

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26 Nov
Music Department Honors Recital
Nov 26, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come support your LU classmates in this special event featuring music majors/minors performing their solo literature for voice and instruments studied during the fall semester.


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3 Dec
Lessons From Students
Dec 3, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
In this convocation presented exclusively by students, all the members of the advanced public speaking class will teach us how “How to Live Inclusively.”

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5 Dec
School of Business & Entrepreneurship Colloquium
Dec 5, 2019 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Graduates from academic majors in these schools return to campus to reflect on their time at Lakeland and offer practical advice to students on how they can maximize their time at LU.

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6 Dec
Graduates from academic majors in these schools return to campus to reflect on their time at Lakeland and offer practical advice to students on how they can maximize their time at LU.

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7 Dec
School of Humanities & Fine Arts Colloquium
Dec 7, 2019 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Graduates from academic majors in these schools return to campus to reflect on their time at Lakeland and offer practical advice to students on how they can maximize their time at LU.

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28 Jan
Convocation Speaker: Lee Neagle
Jan 28, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We welcome back Lee, a 2003 Lakeland graduate with a degree in psychology, who has nearly two decades of experience with mental health treatment on a national scale, heading up and creating programs at treatment facilities across the country, with his most recent role being executive director of the Aloria Health Institute for Education and Research. He is an active lobbyist on Capitol Hill as an advocate for eating disorder treatment and is formally a board member of the Residential Eating Disorder Consortium. Lee also served on the advisory committee for the adoption of eating disorders standards with The Joint Commission. Lee has lectured nationally for the last several years on a wide range of topics including eating disorder awareness/identification, perfectionism, mindfulness and experiential therapies.


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13 Feb
TEDxLakelandUniversity
Feb 13, 2020 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

For the second time, Lakeland will be hosting a TEDx event. The theme is "Five Years from Now." More information can be found at https://tedxlakelanduniversity.com/

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14 Feb
Bradley Art Gallery Opening
Feb 14, 2020 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Studio Art Majors Senior Exhibit: Alyssa Gabrielse (on display until 3-18)

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22 Feb
Essence of Heritage
Feb 22, 2020 7:00 pm
This annual, popular student-organized event pays homage to black history and traditions through song, spoken word, dance and other programming.


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1 Mar

Welcome the band and choir back to campus from their spring tour during the annual homecoming concert.

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24 Mar
Mary Chung & Carlos Feller Guest Artist Recital
Mar 24, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Chung and Feller perform as a musical duo featuring a variety of chamber literature, in particular 20th century music, for flute and piano. The couple has performed internationally in Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Switzerland.

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31 Mar
Founders' Day Lecture: Rev. Starsky Wilson
Mar 31, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

An annual celebration of the founding of Lakeland invites a thought leader to campus to speak. The Rev. Starsky Wilson is president & CEO of Deaconess Foundation, a faith-based grant making organization supporting a movement for child well-being in St. Louis. For a decade he pastored Saint John’s Church, an inter-racial, inner-city congregation. After the killing of Michael Brown, Jr., Wilson led the Ferguson Commission. In 2015, they released the ‘Forward Through Ferguson: A Path Toward Racial Equity’ Report, calling for sweeping changes in policing, the courts, child well-being and economic mobility.

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2 Apr
Spring Musical: "The Fantasticks"
Apr 2, 2020 7:30 pm

The world’s longest-running musical tells the story of a wall and the two families on either side. Enter a world of moonlight and magic where a boy and a girl are tricked into falling in love by parents who stage a dangerous abduction, setting the scene for a heroic rescue. The deception weaves a tangled web which is painted through stunning and unforgettable music transcending cultural barriers.

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3 Apr

This annual event is a celebration of the awesome artwork created by our students during the academic year. (on display until 5-4)

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3 Apr
Spring Musical: "The Fantasticks"
Apr 3, 2020 7:30 pm
The world’s longest-running musical tells the story of a wall and the two families on either side. Enter a world of moonlight and magic where a boy and a girl are tricked into falling in love by parents who stage a dangerous abduction, setting the scene for a heroic rescue. The deception weaves a tangled web which is painted through stunning and unforgettable music transcending cultural barriers.

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4 Apr
Spring Musical: "The Fantasticks"
Apr 4, 2020 7:30 pm
The world’s longest-running musical tells the story of a wall and the two families on either side. Enter a world of moonlight and magic where a boy and a girl are tricked into falling in love by parents who stage a dangerous abduction, setting the scene for a heroic rescue. The deception weaves a tangled web which is painted through stunning and unforgettable music transcending cultural barriers.

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5 Apr
Spring Musical: "The Fantasticks"
Apr 5, 2020 2:00 pm
The world’s longest-running musical tells the story of a wall and the two families on either side. Enter a world of moonlight and magic where a boy and a girl are tricked into falling in love by parents who stage a dangerous abduction, setting the scene for a heroic rescue. The deception weaves a tangled web which is painted through stunning and unforgettable music transcending cultural barriers.

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14 Apr
Music Department Honors Recital
Apr 14, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come support your LU classmates in this special event featuring music majors/minors performing their solo literature for voice and instruments studied during the spring semester.


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18 Apr
International Night
Apr 18, 2020 7:30 pm

A festive night of culture as our international students give us a taste of their homelands through music, dance and a variety of other performances. An annual highlight that’s not to be missed!

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21 Apr

Heroes come in many forms, from the superhuman heroes of fiction to the real life heroes who defend our freedoms. This concert explores music celebrating many of the heroes who inspire us. The program will include music from “Olympica” by Jan van der Roost and John Williams’ iconic “Hymn to the Fallen,” as well as works by Aaron Perrine, James Curnow and Alan Silvestri.

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22 Apr
A celebration of all things academic! The day kicks off in the Bradley Theatre with learnings from faculty to set the tone for research presentations from students in all academic areas.

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26 Apr
Spring Choir Concert
Apr 26, 2020 3:00 pm
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27 Apr
The Lakeland Jazz Ensemble will present a fun-filled program with both traditional big band standards and more contemporary numbers. Come join us in the Campus Center to have a drink, grab a bite and kick off the last week of classes with a relaxing evening of jazz.


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