Lecture Recordings

Adventures in Lifelong Learning


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Note: Lecture recordings are not available prior to Sep 2020


"Present and Future Developments in Kenosha"
Mayor Antaramian, a University of Parkside graduate, served in the Wisconsin State Assembly for ten years until becoming mayor of Kenosha in 1992, serving until 2008 when he retired to start a consulting business. He was re-elected mayor in 2016.
Jan 19, 2024


Join Brandi Cummings, Kenosha Public Library’s assistant director, as she shares more about the upcoming KPL Kids Library project and why community support is paramount to the success of future generations.
Feb 16, 2024


"GROW Racine"
Growing Residents’ Opportunities and Wealth! GROW Racine wants to help our residents earn their high school degree, start family-supporting jobs in the trades, become homeowners, and repair and improve their houses. Click here for more information: https://www.growracine.org/
March 1, 2024


Come join us and learn about Zumba theory and learn a few basic moves to Salsa, merengue, Cha Cha, and Cumbia for Seniors
March 15, 2024


"What's in Your Cup?: A Journey into the World of Specialty Coffee"
Al Liu, Vice-President of Colectivo Coffee, Milwaukee, will take us “….On a deep dive into how coffee is produced, the different ways it's processed prior to export, and who some of the growers are who supply Colectivo year after year.”

Jan 19, 2023

Gems, Gemology, and Lore
Katrina Sustacheck will present an overview of Gemology – the study and science of gemstones, and discuss some of the gems that have made history in the world.
Jan 23, 2023

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Training Time
The Racine Zoo's Ryan Retzke invites us to observe a training session with the zoo's education staff and learn the reasons why animals are trained.
Feb 6, 2023


An Introduction to CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training
Join us with Nick Greco to discuss how law enforcement officers across Kenosha County are being trained to improve the outcomes of police interactions with people living with mental illness.
Feb 20, 2023

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History of Automobile Production in Kenosha
Chris Allen’s presentation for us will examine Kenosha’s century-plus history of auto production, from the early beginnings of the Thomas B. Jeffery Company through the final years with the Chrysler Corporation.
March 6, 2023

Identity Theft

Identity Theft
This presentation will give some real-life examples of common fraud schemes and scams that have affected Racine residents, and discuss ways you can protect yourself from falling victim to such fraud. 
March 20, 2023


The S. S. Wisconsin sank off the Kenosha harbor in 1929. Mr. Luttrell, Keeper and Historian of the Southport Lighthouse Museum in Kenosha, will discuss this famous shipwreck – and others! 
April 4, 2023

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Elmer Ellsworth and the Civil War Zouaves
In the summer of 1860, Elmer Ellsworth and a civilian militia company of 50 men from Chicago set out on a twenty-city tour to prove the value of their Zouave training. Mr. Dammann’s talk explores Elmer Ellsworth's widespread influence on the northern army despite his death early in the conflict.
May 1, 2023

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Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease
Approximately 7-8 million Americans, primarily the elderly, are diagnosed with memory or movement disorders, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases. While many people are aware that these diseases increase with age, understanding these diseases is often difficult. This lecture will introduce the causes, current treatments, and promising therapies on the horizon.
May 15, 2023


What is Lifestyle Medicine? How You Can Live a Long & Healthy Life
Dr. Damaschke received his BS in Physical Therapy from The University of Texas Medical Branch. He subsequently completed his MS in Physical Therapy with an emphasis in orthopedics at Finch University of Health Sciences and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. 
August 4, 2023


Lighthouses on Lake Michigan
Mr. Luttrell is the Keeper and Historian of the Southport Lighthouse Museum in Kenosha. This talk will show and discuss famous Lighthouses, on the Great Lakes and on our seacoasts. It will be live, which should facilitate questions and discussion.
August 18, 2023

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Freedom of the Press, a Milwaukee Journal Perspective
In this talk we will learn about the Freedom of Press movement through the lens of a Milwaulkee Journalist perspective
September 8, 2023

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The Freedom to Read
In this talk we will learn about the Freedom to Read movement and the storied history of book challenges, from “The New English Cannan” in 1637 to “Captain Underpants” today. With 21 years’ experience working in public libraries, Nyama Y. Reed, will present info and examples about challenges to public libraries and reading. 
September 22, 2023


Philanthropy for Non-Millionares: Planned Giving and More
Join us to learn about ways to give and support your favorite charitable organizations, with a focus on simple planned gifts (will, IRA, etc.). We’ll discuss gifts that anyone can make, to make a great difference in your community. 
October 6, 2023


How to Get a Good Night's Sleep: Sleep Disorders in the Elderly
It's estimated that up to 40-70% of Americans over 65 have some sleep problems, including insomnia, chronic obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and restless leg syndrome. This lecture discusses how to evaluate and treat these problems so we can get a good night's sleep.
October 20, 2023


Women's College Athletics
A look at the UW-Parkside Athletic Program’s history, how it began and evolved to the present day.  Includes insight into what it was like to be a collegiate coach at a new university starting out ‘from scratch’ and the decisions and progress made throughout a 35-year career at UWP.
November 3, 2023


Social Isolation, Especially in the Elderly
Join us for a talk on Social Isolation using the Healthy IDEAS program to help improve the Quality of Life for Seniors. Healthy IDEAS is an individual program to help bring awareness to depression and help find some techniques to manage isolation to help live life to the fullest.
November 17, 2023

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"Estate Planning"
Retired Attorney, John Barry Stutt
Jan 10, 2022

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"Overview of ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Center of Kenosha County) and Advanced Directives"
Helen Sampson, LCSW Quality Coordinator Kenosha County (ADRC)
Jan 24, 2022

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"Indigo Clean - a Visible Light Disinfection (A New Sterilizing Product/ Process)"
Frank Gonzales, Sales Manager at Kinall Lighting
Feb 7, 2022

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"Better Than You Think, and Much to be Concerned About" Healthcare Development, Covid and Other Considerations"
Marian Wentworth, CEO, Management Sciences for Health
Feb 21, 2022

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"The Great Pleasant Prairie Gunpowder Plant Explosion (historical event)"
Kate Bennett, Curator, Pleasant Prairie History Museum
Mar 21, 2022

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"Our 49th and 50th States - Hot or Cold?"
Larry Gregg, ALL Member, Lecture Committee Co-chair
Apr 4, 2022

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"Delivering Your (Clean!) Water"
Curt Czarnecki, Kenosha Water Utility
Apr 25, 2022

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"Trust No One -- Cybersecurity 2022"
Phillip Wagner, UW-Parkside
May 2, 2022

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"Dementia 101"
Susan Johnson, Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
June 6, 2022

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"Understanding Morality: Quests for the Good Life"
Wayne Johnson, ALL member
July 11, 2022

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Elizabeth Brownson, UW-Parkside Associate Professor of History
August 1, 2022

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"Bees and Beekeeping"
Healing from the Hive
September 19, 2022

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"Her League: Women in Professional Baseball"
Kate Bennett, Curator for the Pleasant Prairie History Museum
September 20, 2022

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"Farming, Gardening, Seeds, Soils"
Art Scheele
September 26, 2022

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"A Virtual Tour of the UWM College of Nursing Historical Galleries"
Dr. Lauren Glass
October 3, 2022

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"Election History"
Sandy Moats, UW-Parkside
October 17, 2022 

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"Ortho Medicine"
Dr. Michael Slimack, DO, an orthopedic surgery specialist in Kenosha, WI
November 7, 2022

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Travelogue: Alaska
Nov 11, 2022

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"Justice in a Time of Pandemic"
Racine County Reserve Judge Emily Mueller
Jan 11, 2021

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"A Journey through America's National Park"
David Kroese, a public speaker
Jan 25, 2021

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"After the Election - Prospects in a Post (?) Trumpian Republic"
Professor Jerald Mast, Chair of Political Science at Carthage College
Feb 1, 2021

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“Understanding the Rainbow - the LGBTQ+ Community”
Barb Farrar, Executive Director of the LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin
Feb 15, 2021

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"The Kenosha Public Library - Books and MUCH More"
Barbara Brattin, the director of both the Kenosha Public Library and the Kenosha County Library System
Mar 1, 2021

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"SPARKing Creativity"
Tricia Blasko, Curator of Education for the Racine Art Museum (RAM) 
Mar 15, 2021

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"The Present and Future of the City of Kenosha" 
Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian and Retired Kenosha Chief of Police John Morrissey
Apr 5, 2021


“How the Medical Research Community Responded to Covid-19”
Renren Wen, PhD, Associate Investigator at Versiti Lab
Apr 19, 2021

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“Abraham Lincoln and the Election of 1860”
Doug Daumann, the Director of Education at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha
May 3, 2021

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“Racine County’s History of Invention and Innovation:  A Guided Tour of the Racine Heritage Museum”
Christopher Paulson, Executive Director of Racine Heritage Museum
May 17, 2021

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“Featuring Racine Siena Center”
Board Chair Sr. Bea Eichten and Executive Director Claire Anderson
Jun 7, 2021

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“History of Tuberculosis”
Philip Wegner
Jun 21, 2021

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“The Purpose-Driven Landscape - Landscaping with Life in Mind”
Nan Calvert, Program Manager for Respect Our Waters for Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network
Jul 12, 2021

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“All About Bats”
Cathy Mossman, Distinguished Lecturer at UW-Parkside
Jul 19, 2021

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“The Cash Bail System in Wisconsin” 
Carlo Esqueda, Dane County Clerk of Courts
Aug 2, 2021


“Diabetes – “Then” and Now”
Georgia A. Horner, RN, BSN, CDCES
Aug 16, 2021
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“Newspapers and Community Journalism-What Then, What Now, What Next”
Pete Wicklund, Managing Editor, The Kenosha News
Sep 20, 2021

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"The Status of Women in Afghanistan"
Elizabeth Brownson, Associate Professor of History, UW-Parkside 
Oct 4, 2021

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"Twenty-first Century American Indian"
Louis V. Clark III, Award-winning Oneida Nation Storyteller, Poet, and Author
Nov 1, 2021

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"The Incredibly Difficult Process of Legal Immigration"
Peggy James, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Social Studies and Political Science, and Professor of Politics, Philosophy and Law, UW-Parkside
Nov 15, 2021

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"Exploring Immigration Issues"
Linda Boyle and Sue Spicer, RIC (Racine Interfaith Coalition)
Sep 28, 2020

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"The Carthage - NASA Connection"
Kevin Crosby, Carthage
Oct 5, 2020

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"The Current National Political Scene"
John Nichols, Madison Journalist
Oct 12, 2020

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"Auto Safety Testing"
Hans Hauschild, Froedert Health Services
Oct 26, 2020

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"Eleanor Roosevelt"
Jessica Michna, historical representer
Nov 2, 2020

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Adventures in Lifelong Learning

Mon-Thu  |  8:30 am-1:30 pm 

900 Wood Rd.
Kenosha, WI 53144 

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