Bringing Chicago to Campus
Upcoming Events on Campus
Thursday, September 25
Lake Forest College Night at the Art Institute of Chicago is for faculty, students, staff, and friends of the College, broadly defined, including your friends and family.
Wednesday, October 1
Oct1Lake Forest College welcomes the Tibetan monks to campus. They will give a ritual musical performance.
Oct1Listen to a panel discussion by Tibetan Monks and Dave Bianchin, Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, moderated by Associate Professor of Religion Catherine Benton.
Thursday, October 2
Oct2Lake Forest College President Steve Schutt welcomes the community to the Tibetan cultural pageant. Monks perform traditional Tibetan folk dances, music, Central Asian throat-singing, and their dramatic choreographed debating style.
Saturday, October 4
Oct4Walk from the Center of Chicago Programs on campus to Lake Michigan or meet the monks at the lake for this final ritual.
Thursday, October 9
Part of the city-wide reading program “Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale 2014,” join us for a screening of The Magnificent Seven in McCormick Auditorium, with introduction/discussion from Professor of Philosophy Janet McCracken.
Monday, October 13
Part of the city-wide reading program “Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale 2014,” listen to a presentation by Betty Jane Schultz Hollender Professor of Economics Carolyn Tuttle.
Friday, October 24
Oct24Part of the city-wide reading program “Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale 2014,” join us for the midwest premiere of The Tinaja Trail, a documentary about the border angels who put water out for immigrants crossing the desert into the United States; music by Professor Don Meyer.
Tuesday, October 28
Oct28Part of the city-wide reading program “Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale 2014,” join us for the keynote lecture with author Luis Alberto Urrea in the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel. This event is free and open to the public. Professor Gizella Meneses will introduce the speaker.
Thursday, October 30
It’s a WIlliam S. Burroughs celebration!
Join Anne Waldman, co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the celebrated Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, with collaborator Ambrose Bye, for a session of new experimental writing–political, Buddhist, feminist–with a text inspired by Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs’s The Yage Letters.
Oct30As part of the William S. Burroughs centennial celebration, Lake Forest College hosts a bold collection of Burroughs’ art. The show closes November 9.
Saturday, November 1
Nov1Join us for the first Lake Forest College / Chicago Humanities Festival collaboration!
Thursday, December 4
Screening of “A Better Life” and discussion with the filmmaker Dan Kolen.
This film examines the effects of American immigration policy by documenting the experiences of three Mexican immigrants in the Chicagoland area.