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Named after Rev. Dr. Reinhard Ulrich, distinguished professor, ethicist, and pastor who served at Lakeland from 1964 to 2001, the Ulrich Center for Philosophy, Ethics and Christian Thought takes over the programming of the former Mission House Center. The Ulrich Center is funded through the generosity of a significant gift from the Wisconsin Conference UCC's Forward in Faith campaign, Lakeland alumni and friends, and numerous UCC congregations through the Wisconsin Conference UCC.

The purpose of the Ulrich Center is to invite members of the Lakeland community, and surrounding communities, to explore intersections between faith, ethical discernment, and social justice. The exploration of these intersections is guided by Lakeland's Christian heritage and its intentional relationship with the United Church of Christ. Accordingly, the Ulrich Center is committed to engaging diverse voices and contexts as it champions

  • the integrity and value of all of persons
  • equitable access to the resources all persons need to thrive
  • faithful stewardship of God’s creation.

To achieve these objectives, the Ulrich Center hosts colloquies, lectures, lectionary workshops, LU for REAL (Lakeland University for Religious Education, Awareness and Literacy) events, implements social justice initiatives, and oversees the Clergy in Residence and Ulrich Scholars programs.

The Ulrich Center is directed by Linda Bosman, Director of the Ulrich Center, and resourced by the Rev. Dr. Karl Kuhn, Professor of Religion and the Grace Chair in Religious Studies, and by Lakeland’s Chaplain/Ethicist in Residence.

Questions? Please contact Linda Bosman, Director of the Ulrich Center, at or 920-565-1023 ext. 2151.

Upcoming Events

18 Nov
Ethics Colloquy Campus Center Events Space
Nov 18, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A free panel discussion to explore a variety of responses to gun violence.

A panel of community members from different perspectives will offer their views on the issue of gun rights/gun control/gun violence. Joe DeCecco, former Sheboygan County District Attorney and current LU adjunct instructor, will speak to the Second Amendment and his experience in the law enforcement area. Liz Abler, public health nurse with Sheb. Co Health and Human Services and former board member of Mental Health of America-Sheboygan, will speak on the role of guns in domestic violence/suicides and gun violence as a public health crisis. Ann MacPhetridge, a representative of Moms Demand Action, a gun violence advocacy group, will offer suggestions on steps the community can take. Dr. Julie Mavity Maddalena, Ulrich Ethicist in Residence, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Lakeland University will be the moderator.

No registration required.


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