UW-Washington County (UW-WC) will present a Community Lecture Series for 2008/09, titled Colorful Wisconsin. Admission is free for the six evening lectures, which meet on Wednesday evenings in the fall and Tuesday evenings in the spring. The one hour lectures begin at 7pm in Room 228 and will explore Wisconsin’s history, culture, people and traditions. The lecture series, which is growing in popularity, welcomes area adults as well as high school and college students to attend. No reservations are needed. A Wisconsin based film titled “The Godfather of Green Bay” shown in the campus theatre, will conclude the series in April.
The first lecture, scheduled for Wednesday, September 17 begins at 7pm in Room 228. Mark Denning of the Lac du Flambeau Tribe, will open the series with a presentation entitled, The Native American Influence on Wisconsin.
An art exhibit titled “Wisconsin in World War I” will complement the lecture series. On loan from Neville Public Museum in Green Bay, the exhibit will be on display in the campus art gallery from September 17 through October. It will feature a number of hands-on opportunities for visitors of all ages and helps explain why Wisconsin residents were seen as enemies of the United States during World War I. Trevor Jones, curator of the Neville Museum will present a lecture titled “The Traitor State” on October 15 to coincide with the art display.
The complete series - dates and discussions include:
Wed. September 17: Native American Influence on Wisconsin
Speaker: Mark Denning, Lac du Flambeau tribe
Wed., October 1: Milwaukee-ize! Social Democracy in the Early 20th Century
Speaker:Dr. Elizabeth Jozwiak, Assistant Professor of History, UW-Rock County
Wed., Nov. 5: Wisconsin Art: Fascinating Details from the Big Picture
Speaker: Graeme Reid, Assistant Director, Museum of Wisconsin Art
NOTE: This lecture meet s at the Museum located at 300 S. Sixth Avenue, West Bend
Spring 2009 Lectures:
Tuesday, March 31: Wisconsin Writers Writing about Wisconsin
Speaker: Professor Kenneth Grant
UW-Baraboo, English Department
Wed. April 7: Cheese, Brats & Beyond
(A Cook’s Tour of Wisconsin Food & Folklore)
Speaker: Terese Allen, Author of Wisconsin’s Hometown Flavors
Wed., April 21: The Godfather of Green Bay
Wisconsin based film – shown in campus theatre
The purpose of the lecture series is to provide fundamental information and a better understanding of a topic, which is chosen each year by the UW-WC Lectures Committee. Members of the Lectures Committee for 2008/09 included Dr. Chris Hays (Anthropology),
Dr. Chuck Rybak (English), Dr. Mike Mattek (English), Dr. Ro Cahill (Mathematics), Dan Anhalt (Continuing Education) and Sue Bausch (University Relations).
Information about the Lecture Series is also available on the campus website at www.washington.uwc.edu. All lectures (with the exception of the Nov. 5 lecture) will meet in Room 228, which is located on the second floor of the campus at 400 University Drive in West Bend. Use the main entrance and follow the directional signs to lecture hall. Free parking is available in the student lot.