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Lydecker Lecture Series presents speaker on diversity

October 31, 2013

Karen Dace, Ph.D., vice chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, will speak at UW-River Falls on Nov. 12 and 13, as part of the Ann Lydecker Lecture Series. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Karen Dace
Karen Dace will be speaking about “Inclusive Excellence - Beyond Food, Festival and Fun” on Nov. 12. Dace has an extensive background on the topic of inclusive excellence.

Dace will speak from 10:30-11:45 a.m., on Nov. 12, in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center (UC), about “Inclusive Excellence - Beyond Food, Festival & Fun.” She will speak from 1-2:15 p.m., on Nov. 13, in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the UC, about “If Wishing Made it So:  Advancing Women in the Academy.”

With a background in inclusive excellence and associated work on diversity, equity and social justice, Dace will be making formal remarks on Nov. 12, about how universities can be intentional, focused and connected to communities, agencies or entities that can help with funding or expertise.

On Nov. 13, she will share her perspective on how universities might reinforce intentional steps to prevent a glass ceiling and the productive ways in which female faculty and staff would envision a positive trajectory to their careers and career development.

The lecture series was created in the memory of the late UWRF Chancellor Ann Lydecker, and features a speaker on the issues facing women leaders in many contexts, both in academia and beyond.

The series is made possible by Bill Lydecker, Ann’s husband, through the Ann Lydecker Lecture Series Fund of the UWRF Foundation.

For more information, contact the UWRF Provost’s Office at 715-425-3700.