Lecture Series Celebrating 150 Years of UW-Whitewater Faculty

UW-Whitewater has transformed lives and our region since its founding in 1868 and begins a new chapter with its new campus in Rock County this year. The Fairhaven Lecture Series will celebrate UW-Whitewater’s sesquicentennial year throughout the fall.  From the Galápagos Islands to Germany, from the wonders of nature to the Milky Way Galaxy, these 11 lectures help tell UW-Whitewater’s 150-year history through its talented faculty.

Lectures with the theme “Inspire. Engage. Transform” will feature presentations by some of the more than 500 faculty and instructional staff members from the Whitewater and Rock County campuses who inspire our students with their teaching and mentoring, engage the state through their service and outreach, and transform our communities with their research and expertise.

The dates, titles, and presenters of the lectures for the fall 2018 series, which are held at 3 pm at Fairhaven Senior Services at 435 W. Starin Road in Whitewater, are

Monday, September 17 

Two Years that Changed the Milky Way Galaxy: 1951 and 2018

Presented by Robert Benjamin, Professor, Physics

Monday, September 24 

How Times Have Changed: Today’s UW-Whitewater / Germany Connection

Presented by Carol Scovotti, Professor, Marketing

Monday, October 1      

Generations United: Connecting and Involving Generations – Is That a Good Idea?   

Presented by Simone DeVore, Professor, Special Education

Monday, October 8   

Forgotten Wisconsin Authors and the Need to Revive Them  

Presented by John Pruitt, Associate Professor, English

Monday, October 15     

Love and Literature: What Young Adult Books Teach about Gender and Romance    

Presented by Tricia Clasen, Professor, Communications – Theatre Arts

Monday, October 22    

How the Boy Next Door Becomes a Latin King: A Christian Boy’s Unlikely Experience

Presented by Elizabeth King, Associate Professor, Educational Foundations

Monday, October 29   

Learning Communities: More than Textbooks   

Presented by Ozalle Toms, Associate Professor, Special Education

Monday, November 5  

Education for Sustainability in the Public Schools of the Galápagos Islands

Presented by Susan Huss-Lederman, Professor, Languages and Literatures

Monday, November 12 

Splendor Without Diminishment and the Wonders of Nature 

Presented by Bob McCallister, Professor, Geography – Geology

Monday, November 19 

The Diversity and Inclusion Imperative: Strategies for Student Success

Presented by LaVar Charleston, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Diversity, Engagement and Success

For nearly 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.

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