Lecture Series

GermanyFocus on Germany
Community Lecture Series  

FALL 2015
A series of seven one-hour lectures 
Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm

No registration is required.
Free Admission.  Q & A follows each lecture.
See Related Events -  book discussion, art display, and concert (listed below) 

September 23: German Educational System

Speaker: Consul General, Herbert Quelle, German Council, Chicago
Note: This lecture takes place in the theatre and is followed by a social which is sponsored by the Friends of Matt Zillig.
The first lecture is dedicated to the memory of Matt, a true global citizen (see sponsorship info below).

September 30: Wind Energy

Speaker: David Haynes, Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel, Room 228

October 7: Doing Business in Germany

Panel Discussion, Room 228
Stanley Pfrang, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
Matthew Alagna, Thomas Magnete GmbH and Steve Beaver, Jeneil Biotech, Saukville

October 14: Gesundheit! Germany's Healthcare

Speaker:  Jorg Kramer, Hanzevast Germany GmbH, Room 228

October 21: German Nationalism

Speaker:  Dr. Rudy J. Koshar, UW-Madison, Room 228

October 28: German Art

Speaker: Graeme Reid, Director of Exhibitions, Museum of Wisconsin Art, Room 228

November 4: Pre-War Germany and Hollywood

Speaker: Dr. Chris Yogerst, Assistant Professor, UW-Washington County, Room 228

Book Discussion

The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke
Wednesday evenings, September 30 and October 7, 4:45pm-6:15pm in Room 101
Facilitator: UW-WC English Professor, Dr. Anne Widmayer
There is no cost to participate. Purchase book on your own or contact the UW-WC library.


Bachtoberfest - Sunday, Sept. 27, 2pm

BACHTOBERFEST with The Kettle Moraine Symphony Orchestra
The Kettle Moraine Symphony Orchestra will take us "Bach" to the great German composer, Johann Sebastian Bach along with music of Brahms, Schubert and Johann Strauss, Jr.
Advance tickets go on sale August 1. (Adults: $20, Seniors (>62) and Youth (<18): $18  ($2 more on day of concert) 

German Art & Collectibles

Special thanks to Joerg and Terri Kramer and Marisue Zillig for allowing us to display a wonderful collection of German art and collectibles in the gallery and display cases.  September 23-September 30, 2015


Special thanks to our sponsor:

Matt ZilligThe first lecture in the series is in memory of Matt Zillig (pictured left). When Matt passed away in 2008, his friends created a memorial fund to promote Matt's commitment to the idea of global citizenship. The Friends of Matt Zillig sponsor this lecture as well as a social (immediately following the lecture) that features food samples from Germany.

Student fees also help support the community lecture series.