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Events

Community Events

Welcome to Lake Forest College Community Events! All events are open to the public. If you would like to attend any of the events listed below, please click on the event and follow the directions or fill out the form to register. 

Sunday, October 22

“An Afternoon at Midway Plaisance” 3:00 p.m.: Musical Souvenirs from the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893
Visitors to the 1893 World’s Fair commemorated their trip with an unlikely souvenir—sheet music. Professor of Music Don Meyer presents an album pre-release concert featuring these musical mementos of the stately White City and infamous Midway Plaisance, timed to the 125th anniversary of the official October, 1892, opening of the fair.

Wednesday, October 25

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Chicago and World War I

Lecture by Joseph Gustaitis on how the Great War transformed the Windy City.  Gustaitis is author of Chicago Transformed:  World War I and the Windy City, 2016.

Thursday, October 26

7:00 p.m.: Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale 2017
In partnership with Lake Forest College, Lake Forest Library, the Ragdale Foundation, Friends of Lake Forest Library, and Lake Forest Book Store.

Friday, October 27

5:00 p.m.: TEDx Lake Forest: Curving the Straight Line
A TEDx Lake Forest College conference

Monday, November 6

Sliman Bensmaia 4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.: CAP and BAW Opening Lecture: Biological and Bionic Hands
Dr. Sliman Bensmaia is an Associate Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy and a member of the Committee of Neurobiology and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. He will deliver the opening lecture of the 2017 Brain Awareness Week with a talk titled ”

BIOLOGICAL AND BIONIC HANDS: Natural neural coding and artificial perception”.

Tuesday, November 7

James Mastrianni, MD, PhD 4:15 p.m.: BAW Lecture: Mad Cows, Cannibals, and Insomniacs

Dr. James Mastrianni is a Professor in Department of Neurology and the

Director of the Center of Comprehensive Care and Research on Memory Disorder at the University of Chicago.  He will give the Keynote Lecture of the 2017 Brain Awareness Week with a talk entitled “MAD COWS, CANNIBALS, AND INSOMNIACS: The deadly consequences of prion shapes”.

Wednesday, November 8

Lydia Diamond 3:45 p.m.: BAW Mind and Society Dialogue : Brain, Race, and Theater

Lydia Diamond, noted American Playwright and Author, will lead a discussion on Brain, Race, and Theater as the featured Mind and Society Dialogue event of the 2017 Brain Awareness Week. This event is designed to highlight the interdisciplinary breadth of neuroscience and how it impacts human society particularly through our understanding of the humanities, arts, and social sciences.

Friday, November 10

All Day: Fall Open House for New and Transfer Students

Monday, November 13

6:30 p.m.: Film: The Linguists
Documentary about linguists traveling the world to record and decipher the structure of languages before they go extinct.

Friday, December 1

7:00 p.m.: Band, Choir, and Orchestra Concert

Tuesday, December 5

7:00 p.m.: Women’s Hockey Outdoor Classic vs. Aurora
The game will be held outdoors at The Winter Club in Lake Forest, Illinois.

 

Lectures and Presentations

Wednesday, October 25

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    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Chicago and World War I

    Lecture by Joseph Gustaitis on how the Great War transformed the Windy City.  Gustaitis is author of Chicago Transformed:  World War I and the Windy City, 2016.

Thursday, October 26

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    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Excavating the Charnley-Persky House: Archaeology of Chicago’s Gold Coast, 1880–1920

    Archaeological finds from the Charnley-Persky House, a Louis Sullivan/Frank Lloyd Wright structure, reveal the intricacies of life in Gilded Age Chicago. Rebecca Graff, assistant professor of anthropology at Lake Forest College, and Pauline Saliga, executive director of the Society of Architectural Historians, speak at the Chicago History Museum, down the street from the Charnley-Persky House itself, about what the excavation at the house tells us about this forgotten past.

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    7:00 p.m.: Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale 2017
    In partnership with Lake Forest College, Lake Forest Library, the Ragdale Foundation, Friends of Lake Forest Library, and Lake Forest Book Store.