University-Community Forum


The University-Community forum has been bringing together the KU and Lawrence communities since the 1940s. This program hosts presentations by faculty, students and community members to educate and facilitate dialogue on  current ideas and events that shape our world and ideas. 

General Information

University Community Forum is sponsored by Ecumenical Campus Ministries. This program is held on select Wednesdays during the Spring and Fall semesters at the Ecumenical Campus Ministries (ECM).  All presentations are free and open to the University and Lawrence communities.

Every UC Forum presentation begins at 12:00 noon and usually includes a brief question and answer period before concluding at 1:00 p.m. Free parking is available in the ECM parking lot for attendees.

Fall 2018


Sept. 5            
"Women in Lawrence History," Kathryn Tuttle, Associate Vice Provost Emerita at the University of Kansas.

Sept. 19           
"Preserving the Kiowa Language," Andrew McKenzie, KU Associate Professor, Semantics, Native American Languages.

Sept. 26  
"Impressions of Challenges," Douglas A. Girod, Chancellor KU.

"Changing Institutional Environments: Future of Diversity at Colleges and Universities," Euguene T. Parker, III PhD., Assistant Professor, Higher Education Administration.

Oct. 17 
"Luxury Arts of Costa Rica, Panama, & Columbia,” John Wilton Hoopes, Ph.D. Professor, KU.

Oct. 31
"Tribal-State Collaborations," Elizabeth Kronk Warner, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor of Law, and Director, Tribal Law and Government Center KU School of Law.

Nov. 14
"Living the Ancient Psalms: Messages for Modern Lives," Judith Galas, Teacher and Journalist, Retired.

If you would like to make a contribution to the Forum, please donate online or send your gift to:

University Forum @ the ECM
1204 Oread Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66044

or call the ECM (785)843-4933 to make an over the phone payment with your credit card.

Funds received will be used to support the publicity and incidental expenses related to the Forum. Speakers do not receive an honorarium for their presentations.