Lecture & Arts series

The mission of the Lecture & Arts series at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau is to bring educational, culturally-enriching, high-quality, arts programs to students and community members throughout the year.

Events include our HANK Talks, a collaboration with A Walk in Their Shoes, other lectures, concerts, artist presentations and exhibits, film showings, poetry readings, theater productions and much more! 

A Walk in Their Shoes

We proudly collaborate with Colin Hanson, organizer of the "A Walk in Their Shoes" series to bring authors to the campus for public addresses. 

Events are held in-person in our UW Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) at 625 Stewart Ave., Wausau, WI. The events are also streamed live via YouTube and later archived HERE

The fall 2021 events featured the "Freedom Riders" (October) and "Horse Soldiers" (November). 

The spring 2022 events will be listed here soon. Please check back at a later date.

HANK Talks 

In-person and streamed live on YouTube from the James F. Veninga Theater on the UW-Stevens Point at Wausau campus, our HANK Talks feature our talented faculty, talking about what they know best. Each Talk starts at 7:00 p.m., is about 30 minutes, and follows with a live Q&A. 

SPRING 2022 Season  

February 15 - Prof. Scott Sybeldon, Senior Lecturer of Business, "Bob Geldof and Live Aid: Elements of Visionary Leadership"                 ARCHIVED here                 

March 15 - Dr. David Barry, Associate Professor of Sociology, "Desert Planets, Clones, and Hyperspace: Seeing Society through the Lens of Science Fiction"                                                                                                                                                                              ARCHIVED here                                 

JUST ADDED but POSTPONED until April 5 - Dr. Jeff Leigh, Professor of History, "The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Its Causes, Course, and Significance"         Click here to JOIN LIVE

April 19 - Dr. Aaron Steffen, Associate Professor of Astronomy and Physics, "The James Webb Space Telescope: NASA's Latest Great Observatory"                                                                                                                                                                                                                Click here to JOIN LIVE



FALL 2021 Season (archived): 

Dr. Jim Servi, Assistant Professor of Management, "A Quick Trip around the GLOBE: Recognizing Important Differences in Culture to Better Understand Yourself and Others" - ARCHIVED here

Dr. Penny Workman, Associate Professor of Chemistry, "Kitchen Chemistry: Exploring the Chemistry of Food" - ARCHIVED here

Dr. Timothy Buchholz, Associate Professor of Music, "Stories from the Trail: An Inside Look at Adventure Racing" - ARCHIVED here

SPRING 2021 Season (archived):

Dr. Brett Barker, Professor of History, "Why Slavery Caused the Civil War and Why That Matters Today More than Ever." - ARCHIVED here

Dr. Paul Whitaker, Professor of Biology, "Apple Core Lore: Origins of America's (Second) Favorite Fruit." - ARCHIVED here

Prof. Jill Stukenberg, Associate Professor of English, "Slivered Words on Silver Screens: Exploring and Creating Poetry Films." - ARCHIVED here