LyceumWinona State University’s 2016-2017 Lyceum Series will host Frederick W. Gooding, Lawrence R. Jacobs, Fox Harrell and Andrea Jenkins.

Frederick W. Gooding will visit WSU Sept. 12-13. As an assistant professor within the Ethnic Studies program at Northern Arizona University, Gooding has created new learning opportunities for students and community members to appreciate the genius of hip-hop through new courses, seminars and study tours abroad. More information about Gooding can be found at

Media analyst and 15-time published author Lawrence R. Jacobs will visit the WSU campus Sept. 27-28. Jacobs is the Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for the Political Studies and director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance in the Hubert H. Humphrey School and the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. With the height of the 2016 presidential election, Jacobs’ visit will provide an opportunity to think critically about political participation and electoral politics. More information about Jacobs can be found at

Corresponding with WSU’s 2016-17 University Theme, “Our Digital Humanity,” Fox Harrell will be on WSU’s campus March 16-17, 2017. Harrell is a tenured associate professor of digital media in the Comparative Media Studies Program and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT. More information can be found on the

To end the 2016-17 Lyceum Series line-up, Andrea Jenkins will be visiting WSU March 30-31, 2017. Jenkins is a transgender poet, writer and multimedia visual and performance artist. Jenkins was awarded the Bush Leadership Fellowship, received the Many Voices Fellowship at the Playwrights Center and was The Cultural Community Leadership Institute Fellow through the Intermediate Arts. More information can be found on the

Since 1989, the Lyceum Series has presented events and presentations for the Winona and Rochester communities that provide unique cultural enrichment and educational opportunities. The Lyceum Series aims to provide speakers in a variety topics, such as the sciences, the arts, politics, literature, popular culture, and more.

To propose a Lyceum Speaker, fill out a guest presenter proposal form at

For more information, contact Kathleen Peterson at