Themester Lunch Discussion

Themester Lunch Discussion

Undergraduates are invited to engage with Themester faculty and instructors in small, informal discussions at the IMU's Tudor Room while enjoying lunch or dessert and coffee as guests of Themester. 

A Themester undergraduate intern serves as host and will ask our faculty guests to start the conversation by discussing this fall's theme from the perspective of their discipline or their own scholarly work.This fall's theme is Light and Truth | Lux et Veritas.

Space is very limited and advance registration is required. This event is free, but registration is limited to IU undergraduates.

Schedule + Registration

Friday, September 15, 12:00 p.m.

Faculty guest: Mark Fraley, Associate Director of the Political and Civic Engagement Program (PACE).

Mark Fraley will be teaching the 1-credit PACE Issues Forum: Truth, Media, and Democracy on Saturday, September 30, 11:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Space is still available for this 1-day, 1-credit class.

Friday, September 22, 1:00 p.m.

Faculty guest: Dr. Constance Furey, Professor of Religious Studies.

This semester, Dr. Furey is teaching the Themester course, Medieval Christianity. She is also on the Themester 2023 Advisory Committee.

Friday, September 29, 1:00 p.m.

Faculty guest: Dr. Maria Bucur, John W. Hill Chair of East European History and Professor of Gender Studies and History.

Professor Bucur's research interests include gender, citizenship, and war and memory.

Friday, October 6, 1:00 p.m.

Faculty guest: Dr. Noah Snyder, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Mathematics Department.

Dr. Snyder is on the Themester 2023 Advisory Committee.

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Friday, October 27, 12:00 p.m.

Faculty guest: Dr. Tri Keah Henry, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice.

Dr. Henry's research examines the effects of extralegal factors on discretionary decision-making during case processing.

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Friday, November 3, 12:00 p.m.

Faculty guest: Linda Tien, Director of the Grunwald Gallery of Art. 

Linda's background is in metalsmithing and jewelry design, but she also works in sculpture, performance, installation, and video.

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Friday, November 10, 12:00 p.m.

Faculty guest: Dr. Tom Grano, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Linguistics. 

Professor Grano is currently teaching Semantics, a 2023 Themester course.

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