News & Notes: J. Olsen, Ed Schmitt, Debra Karp
Jonathan Olsen, Professor of Political Science, presents the program "Democracy without Democrats: Weimar Germany and Brecht's 'Threepenny Opera'"today, Wednesday, Oct. 24, atnoon,in theOak Room of the UW-Parkside Student Center. Part of the university's semester-long Election Experience series of programs, Olsen said, "I'll explore the political and economic context of Weimar Germany in the 1920s--the period of the "Threepenny Opera"--and some of the intellectual-political influences on [playwright Bertolt]Brecht." Parkside Theatre stages the final four performances of the musical "Threepenny Opera" Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. As a bonus, the first 20 people attending today's lecture get free tickets to Thursday's performance!
Ed Schmitt, Associate Professor of History, presented at the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP) "Poverty Matters" 2012 Conference Wednesday, Oct. 17 in Appleton. The presentation was titled "The War on Poverty in America: Past, Present, and Future" and was presented with Robert Beezat.
Debra Karp, Director of Community Engagement, is scheduled to join Kate Barr, keynote speaker for the Nonprofit Leadership Conference, as guests on the Wednesday, Nov. 7, "Morning Show" on WGTD radio (91.1 FM). They will join host Greg Berg shortly after 8 a.m. and talk about the Nov. 13 conference. Barr also spoke with WRJN radio's afternoon personality Ted Ehlen during his Tuesday, Oct. 23, show.