Convocation Events

2022-2023 Lakeland Convocation Events

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.

September 2022

  • 8 – Opening Convocation, 11 a.m.
    • Two-time Lakeland graduate Joe O'Brien, the dean of students and head football coach at Sheboygan North High School, will provide some words of wisdom as we celebrate the start of the academic year.
  • 15 – Constitution Day Lecture, 11 a.m.
    • Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Jill Karofsky will deliver this year's address: "Hope and Resiliency in Turbulent Times."
  • 23 – Bradley Gallery Reception: Visiting artist Norbert Marszalek, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    • Norbert Marszalek lives, works and was born in Chicago. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Northeastern Illinois University and has also studied at the American Academy of Art and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His paintings, works on paper and sculpture have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States.

October 2022

  • 6 – LUforREAL: Orthodox Judaism Traditions, 6:30 p.m. - Campus Center Event Space
    • This LUforREAL event will focus on the traditions of Orthodox Judaism. Rabbi Wesley Kalmar serves at Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah (ASKT), an Orthodox synagogue in Glendale, Wis. Jessica Kalmar, Ph.D., is married to Rabbi Kalmar, and is assistant professor of psychology at Lakeland. The Kalmars have presented at Ulrich Center events in the past. A question and answer session will follow their presentation. The Kalmars will help others become more aware of religious diversity and expression and help others gain respect for a different faith.
  • 7 – The Life of a Lasting American in America, 11 a.m. - Campus Center Event Space
    • Latinx Heritage Week will include guest speaker Heather Montes Ireland, Ph.D., assistant professor of Women's & Gender Studies at DePaul University. More details.
  • 18 – Fall Choir & Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m.
    • The music department opens its concert series with a performance by our talented students. The concert will feature the debut of the choir under new director Wilhelmina Nelmes Vogtle.
  • 20 – Mission House Lecture, 11 a.m.
    • Diana Ventura, Ph.D., and she will be speaking on the topic of intellectual disabilities.

November 2022

  • 3 – Great Lakes Writers' Festival, 11 a.m.
    • Featured writers Anna Harris-Parker and Tony Woodlief will read selections from their work during the convocation portion of this annual festival.Learn more at greatlakeswritersfestival.org.
  • 18 - 20 – Fall Play: "Tiny, Beautiful Things"
    • The story follows the relationships between an anonymous advice columnist named Sugar and the many real-life readers who pour out their hearts to her. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. on November 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. on November 20.
  • 22 – Music Department Student Recital, 11 a.m.
    • Featuring solo performances by Lakeland students in applied lessons for voice, piano, wind and string instruments.
  • 29 – Humanities & Fine Arts Colloquium, 11:15 a.m.(Younger Family Campus Center Event Space)
    • Successful Lakeland graduates who majored in programs in Lakeland's Humanities and Fine Arts School return to their alma mater to share their stories and helpful tips for current students.

December 2022

  • 1 – Business and Entrepreneurship Colloquium, 11:15 a.m.
    • Successful Lakeland graduates who majored in programs in Lakeland's business majors return to their alma mater to share their stories and helpful tips for current students.
  • 2 – Science, Technology and Education Colloquium, 11:15 a.m.
    • Successful Lakeland graduates who majored in programs in the sciences, computer science and education return to their alma mater to share their stories and helpful tips for current students.
  • 3 – Christmas at Lakeland, 7 p.m.
    • Get in the Christmas mood with this annual concert of sacred and secular music by Lakeland's music ensembles.

February 2023

  • 10 – Bradley Gallery Reception: Studio Art Majors Senior Exhibit: Alyssa Olsen, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • 25 – Essence of Heritage, 7 p.m.
    • Lakeland's annual Black History Month celebration is always one of the most popular events of the year.

March 2023

  • 4 – Winter Band and Choir Concert, 3 p.m.
    • The next performance in the music department's concert series. This performance is the finale of the LU Symphonic Band 2023 tour and features both the band and choir in a variety of sacred and secular works
  • 31 – Bradley Gallery Reception: Annual Art and Design Student Exhibit, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    • Students enrolled in Lakeland's myriad of art courses show off their best works at this annual show. Find out who won this year's awards.

April 2023

  • 15 – International Night, 7:30 p.m.
    • This annual celebration features LU students from all over the globe spotlighting their native customs and traditions in a fun, fascinating show.
  • 18 – Music Department Student Recital, 7:30 p.m.
    • Featuring solo performances by Lakeland students in applied lessons for voice, piano, wind and string instruments.
  • 19 – Undergraduate Research Symposium, 9:30 a.m.
  • 25 – Lakeland Spring Band Concert, 7:30 p.m.
    • The next offering in the LU music department concert series and the final performance of the season for the Symphonic Band. This program will include recognition of end-of-year student awards and will also feature the premiere of a new work by composer Giovanni Santos.
  • 29 – Lakeland Spring Choir and Orchestra Concert, 3 p.m.
    • The LU music department wraps up its concert series with performances by the choir and orchestra.