All-college Convocations are scheduled each year, beginning with the Matriculation Convocation, at which the president speaks, and ending with an Honors Convocation at which the academic and extracurricular achievements of students are given special recognition. The faculty Convocations and Commencement Committee invites individuals of high accomplishment and profound insight to address members of the college and Fox Valley communities on topics of broad interest. Convocations are held on Tuesdays or Thursdays at the 11:10 a.m. hour, which is reserved for that purpose. Convocation recordings included in this collection were recorded with permission of the speaker.

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Addresses from 2016

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Matriculation Convocation 2016: Together, Against the Current, Mark Burstein

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21st Century Merchants of Doubt: Where Is Plato When We Need Him?, John Dreher

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The Muse of History: On Poetry and Social Justice, Natasha Trethewey

Addresses from 2015

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For Mature Audiences Only: A Liberal Arts Education, Mark Burstein

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Is it Warm in Here? The Intractable Challenges of Climate Change, David Gerard

Addresses from 2014

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Sustaining Dialogue: Educating for a Diverse Society, Mark Burstein

Addresses from 2006

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Liberal Philosophy, Free Discussion, and Individualized Learning at Lawrence, Jill Beck

Addresses from 2005

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A Question of Values: Community Engagement, Altruism, and Liberal Education, Jill Beck

Addresses from 2004

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The Value of Individualized Instruction in Liberal Education, Jill Beck

Addresses from 2002

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Liberal Education and Civic Egagement, Richard Warch

Addresses from 2001

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The Better Angels of Our Nature, Richard Warch

Addresses from 2000

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The Campus Business, Richard Warch

Addresses from 1999

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Musings on the Millennium, Richard Warch

Addresses from 1998

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Dogfish and Sonnets (Some Thoughts on Unmediated Learning), Richard Warch

Addresses from 1997

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Tough-Minded or Thin-Skinned, Richard Warch

Addresses from 1996

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Sesquicentennial, Richard Warch

Addresses from 1995

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Autodidacts, Cyberspace, Students, and Bjorklunden, Richard Warch

Addresses from 1994

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Our Account of Ourselves: Converstaions and the Lawrence Community, Richard Warch

Addresses from 1993

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Playing by the Rules, Richard Warch

Addresses from 1992

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Practicing What We Preach: Scholarship and the Aims of Liberal Education, Richard Warch

Addresses from 1991

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You and I and Us and Them, Richard Warch

Addresses from 1989

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Living in the Bubble: Lawrence and the Rest of the Real World, Richard Warch

Addresses from 1988

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Sex, Gender, and Coeducation, Richard Warch

Addresses from 1987

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Miss Manners Goes to College, Richard Warch

Addresses from 1986

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That's the Deal, Richard Warch

Addresses from 1985

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Look Again, Look Again!, Richard Warch

Addresses from 1984

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Liberal Education, Careerism, and the World of Work, Richard Warch

Addresses from 1982

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A Terrible Business, Richard Warch

Addresses from 1981

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Bland Ambition, Richard Warch

Addresses from 1980

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Sailing Toward Oceania, Richard Warch

Addresses from 1979

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Unamuno Begs to Differ, Richard Warch