Focus on Germany
Community Lecture Series
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
Moderator: Stanley Pfrang, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
Speakers: 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
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 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:
The 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.