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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.