Lecture Series Revisits World War II

For 35 years, UW-Whitewater faculty and staff and community and business leaders have offered free presentations to thousands of people on topics ranging from art and current events to history and literature.

All lectures are free and open to the public and are held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Senior Services, 435 West Starin Road, Whitewater. Street parking is adjacent to the building. Unable to attend? Links to videos of lectures, including those from prior series, can be found at http://www.uww.edu/ce/fairhaven.  If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us as early as possible. Requests are confidential. UW-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and ADA requirements. Please contact Kari Borne at 262-472-1003 or bornek@uww.edu for further information.

Spring 2019 Series:

A World at War: Taking a Closer Look at WWII

Seventy-five years ago, the world was engaged in the deadliest conflict in history. This spring, the Fairhaven Lecture Series will take a closer look at World War II — the Allies and the Axis, the international battlefields and the home front, the great powers and the greatest generation.

Fourteen lectures in the “A World at War: Taking a Closer Look at WWII” series will feature presentations by faculty from UW-Whitewater’s Whitewater and Rock County campuses and will explore topics from the atomic bomb and the film and literature of the era to women war pilots and one family’s story of surviving the Holocaust.

This weekly series begins on January 28th with:

Making the Movies Safe for War: The WWII Combat Film

Presented by John McGuigan, Professor, Languages and Literatures

Memory Café Meeting at Irvin L. Young Memorial Library

The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, is hosting a monthly Memory Café for individuals who are living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), early-stage Alzheimer’s or other dementia, and their care partners. This free social event is held on the second Monday of every month in the Library Community Room at 431 W. Center St. in Whitewater, at 10:30 am.

The next meeting will be January 14th. The theme will be Lawn Games, with indoor picnic games.

The Memory Café offers participants a safe and fun way to share their stories and socialize with others who have similar experiences. Learn how staying physically, socially and mentally active is good for the brain.

Registration is required for first-time attendees. Please call 800-272-3900 to register.

Whitewater Scholarly Scoop Spring 2019 Lecture Series kicks off with “Women’s Education in Spain: Small Group, Big Contribution”

Lisa Huempfner is an Associate Professor of Spanish whose current work is largely in the development of Professional Spanish curricula, such as Legal Spanish and Business Spanish. Prof. Huempfner did her doctoral research in Spain some years ago with the help of a Fulbright grant. During that time, she researched an educational leader and the school that he founded, culminating in a project that traced the history of women’s education in Spain.

In this lecture, Lisa Huempfner discusses a small group of men in Spain, who promoted women’s education about 100 years ago.

The talk will be held on Friday, January 4, from 10:30 – 11: 30 am at the Whitewater Senior Center (Starin Park Community Bldg. 504 W. Starin Rd., Whitewater, WI) and open and free to the public.

Please call 262-473-0535 to register for this FREE event.

Women’s Education in Spain: Small Group, Big Contribution:

At a time when our society is once again reminded of gender disparities via the #metoo movement, it may come as a breath of fresh air to learn of a project to advance women’s education taken on more than 100 years ago in Spain by a group composed largely of men. Men who saw the fate of their country tied closely to the incorporation of all of its citizens, male and female, into public life. This presentation will trace the many initiatives taken on by this group—known as the Institución Libre de Enseñanza– to promote women’s education in Spain and bring their country to a closer parity with its European counterparts, before the Civil War and almost 40 years of dictatorship then sent many of these achievements backwards.

Wisconsin Makers presents “Geek Week”

All Geeks Unite for Geek Week!

We are geeking out at Wisconsin Makers, December 26-28, 10am-5pm, Saturday, December 29, Showcase Day, 9am-2pm. This is a family event being held during the Holiday break. So, if your kids, grandkids and their friends are looking for something to do bring them down to the MakerSpace.

  • Featured Equipment
  • Mass Spectrometer
  • Harmonograph
  • Portable Electromagnetic Monitor
  • Holograph Booth
  • Magnetic Tape Drive (early 1990’s)
  • 2nd Generation Digital Camera (early 1990’s)
  • Cardboard City – Make Fest

We have something for everyone during Geek Week. Get those creative juices flowing. On Saturday, Showcase Day, we will be exhibiting your projects as well as projects from other makerspaces. Come down and make something with your friends and show it off on Saturday.

Open Make Night at Wisconsin Makers – December 18

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Wisconsin Makers is hosting an Open Make Night from  6-8 pm on December 18. Join them for socializing and creating with other makers. This week’s make features recycling Christmas wrap, wrapping boxes, and other Holiday stuff. Come over for a fun evening of creating and getting together with other makers. Tours will be given of the MakerSpace. Contact wisconsinmakers@gmail.com with questions.

UW-Whitewater Offering Free Online Class “Beer Matters”

Calling all craft beer lovers, home brewers and history buffs! UW-Whitewater Continuing Education is excited to announce the return of its popular massive open online course (MOOC) “Beer Matters” in January.

“Beer Matters” is a free online class, open to anyone 21 and older. The class begins Jan. 14, 2019, and will explore beer and brewing from prehistoric times to the present. Lessons will cover brewing around the globe as well as beer in America, from Prohibition to the current popularity of craft brewing. Karl Brown, assistant professor of history at UW-Whitewater and former professional brewmaster in the U.S. and Europe, will teach the six-week course.

New this year — join the instructor, an archaeologist and a local brewing history buff on a virtual expedition in the beer caves of one of Janesville’s historic breweries.

“Beer Matters” is completely free, but registration is required. Beer pairings are suggested each week and class lessons will be complemented by optional meet-ups, where classmates have an opportunity to meet each other and the instructor at local beer or brewing venues.

The course will wrap up in February, coinciding with a Brew Expo to be held at the UW-Whitewater Rock County campus in Janesville on Feb. 23. More information on Brew Expo can be found at uww.edu/ce/brew-expo.

Past participants are encouraged to sign up again as the course features new materials, additional meet-up venues and deeper online discussions.

Join us in January to learn why beer matters. Bottoms up!

Register online at http://www.uww.edu/ce/beer-matters. Call 262-472-3165 for registration questions.

Wisconsin Makers host “Packaging Technology” holiday gift packaging week

Wisconsin Makers is holding a lesson in wrapping Christmas presents any day, any time this week, December 10-14. Let them know when you would like to come over 
 via e-mail at wisconsinmakers@gmail.com and learn how to wrap presents using upcycled items. This is a great family event! They’ll also show you how to add a really nice personal touch to your gift. Let them show you how to become a wrapping Elf!

Scholarly Scoop: Halftime Adjustments: How The 2018 Midterm Elections Will Affect the Rest of the Trump Presidency

Eric Loepp, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Friday, December 7, 10:30 am

Starin Park Community Building

504 W Starin Rd.

How will the 2018 midterm elections affect the Trump presidency? Will he be in a stronger position to fulfill his own campaign promises, or will the new Congress limit his ambitions? As we approach halftime of Trump’s (first?) term, it is time to look ahead to 2019. How will the midterm elections impact the president’s agenda as he pursues his policy goals and begins to plan his own re-election campaign? Come join for an interactive exploration of the political possibilities the New Year will bring!

Eric Loepp, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater teaches courses in American government, political behavior and research methods. His research focuses on candidate evaluation and electoral decision-making, particularly in primary elections. His research has been published in Electoral Studies, the Journal of Political Science Education and American Politics Research, among other outlets. Current research projects focus on the role challengers play in shaping perceptions of candidates running for office, especially as they impact female politicians.

Please register in advance if you will be attending by calling 262-473-0535.

Memory Café Meeting at Irvin L. Young Memorial Library

The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, is hosting a monthly Memory Café for individuals who are living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), early-stage Alzheimer’s or other dementia, and their care partners. This free social event is held on the second Monday of every month in the Library Community Room at 431 W. Center St. in Whitewater, at 10:30 am.

The next meeting will be December 10th. The theme will be Bingo, with bingo games and activities.

The Memory Café offers participants a safe and fun way to share their stories and socialize with others who have similar experiences. Learn how staying physically, socially and mentally active is good for the brain.

Registration is required for first-time attendees. Please call 800-272-3900 to register.