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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 in part through the generosity of Lakeland alumni, friends, and numerous United Church of Christ congregations.

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

12 Feb
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.


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18 Feb
Introducing Orthodox Judaism
Feb 18, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Featuring Rabbi Wesley Kalmar and Dr. Jessica Kalmar

Laun Center, Rm. 209, Lakeland University, W3718 South Dr., Plymouth

You are invited to join us for an evening of conversation with Rabbi Wesley Kalmar and Dr. Jessica Kalmar about the rich traditions of Orthodox Judaism. The Kalmars will begin with an introductory overview of Orthodox Judaism, and then respond to questions and comments from participants. Rabbi Kalmar serves at Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah (ASKT), an Orthodox synagogue in Glendale, Wisconsin. Dr. Kalmar is married to Rabbi Kalmar, and is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Lakeland University.

Free; reservations are requested. Please register by Feb. 10 or contact Linda Bosman at or 920-565-1023 ext. 2151.

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4 Mar

Featuring Larry Littlegeorge and Rev. Rob McDougall


Laun Center, Rm. 209, Lakeland University, W3718 South Dr., Plymouth

Larry Littlegeorge is a member of the Hochunk Nation, the Warrior Clan. He was baptized in 1957 at the Hocak (Hochunk) Church (formerly Winnebago), which is part of the WI Conference of the UCC. He completed the WI Conference Lay Academy in 2016 and is currently a spiritual leader of the Hocak Church. Larry has personally felt the effects of racism that he traces back to historic documents like Papal Bulls laying out the Doctrine of Discovery, and he has done a great deal of study and writing on the topic. Rev. Rob McDougall is Associate Conference Minister with primary responsibility for the Northwest Association of the Conference, of which the Hocak Church is part of. Larry and Rob will provide an overview of the Doctrine of Discovery and explain why the issue is being studied by Conference churches prior to considering a resolution to repudiate the document at the 2019 Annual Meeting.

Free; reservations are requested. Please register by Feb. 25 or contact Linda Bosman at or 920-565-1023 ext. 2151.


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26 Mar
Founder’s Day Lecturer: Sr. Joan Dawber
Mar 26, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sr. Joan Dawber has been engaged full-time in working to abolish human trafficking for over a decade. Since she founded LifeWay Network in 2007, her focus as the executive director has been establishing safe housing for human trafficking survivors in the New York area and educating the general public on the important issues regarding modern day slavery.

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