Adventures in Lifelong Learning
Classes provide an in-depth learning opportunity. Offering a wide array of topics and a yearly Week of Learning. Learn more about current class offerings and more below.
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Current Class Descriptions
Feb 8| 10 am - 12 pm | In-person Tallent Hall, Room 182 or Online by Zoom
Register by Feb 1
Dr. Elizabeth Brownson, Associate Professor of History at University of Wisconsin - Parkside, will examine the historical context of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, analyzing the outcomes of the main wars, events, and processes that have made it so difficult to resolve. One of the many tragedies of the conflict is that just over 100 years ago, in Ottoman Palestine, Palestinians and Jewish communities got along well.
The Milwaukee Miracle
Feb 15 | 1- 3 pm | In-person Tallent Hall, Room 182 or Online by Zoom
Register by Feb 8
Hear the story of the only Major League Baseball team to never have a losing season. Three presenters, Bob Buege, Dennis D. Degenhardt, and Rick Schabowski, will share the story of how the Braves came to Milwaukee, and the city's reception which set attendance records that frightened the Dodgers president Walter O'Malley who wondered how they could compete with Milwaukee.
Gershwin, Bernstein, and Ravel
Feb 27 | 1 - 3 pm | In-person Tallent Hall, Room 182 or Online by Zoom
Register by Feb 20
What musical influence do these three composers share? The surprising answer is - - jazz! The sounds of early jazz spread quickly, not only across the U.S., but into Europe - all this in an age where composers in all countries were looking for their "national sound". Join Prof. Laura Rexroth in discovering the jazz (and other unusual influences) in George Gershwin's American in Paris, Leonard Bernstein's On the Town, and Maurice Ravel's Piano Concerto in G.
Galileo: Frequently Asked Questions
Mar 7 | 10 am - 12 pm | This class is ZOOM only but you can go in-person to Tallent Hall, Room 182 or watch from home online by Zoom
Register by Mar 13
We all know Galileo is famous, but why? Didn't he invent the telescope, prove that the Earth orbits the Sun, and wasn't he then imprisoned by the Inquisition because of his discoveries? You might be surprised at the answers to these and other questions about Galileo and the history of astronomy. Our Badger Talk presenter is James Lattis, Diretor, UW Space Place, Department of Astronomy, Ph.D. in History of Science from UW-Madison.
Mar 22 | 10 am - 12 pm | In-person only Tallent Hall, Room 182
Register by Mar 15
Aromatherapy involves the use of plant extracts, known as essential oils, with distinct and pleasant odors. Aromatherapy can help improve mood and a general sense of well-being. In this session, Nicole Pisani will discuss the basics of what essential oils are, how to use them safely, and everyday issues that essential oils and aromatherapy may improve. Attendees will also get an opportunity to learn how to make their very own aromatherapy item to take home.
The Met 'Live' at the Movies
Oct 13| 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Jan 5 | 10:30 am - 12 pm
Mar 1 | 10:30 am - 12 pm
Apr 19 | 10:30 am - 12 pm
In-person Tallent Hall, Room 182 or Online by Zoom
Register by Oct 4 (Register for all, series will not be split)
In a series of four classes, Greg Berg will lead us through nine upcoming operas that you can see on your own, Live in HD, at the Renaissance Theater in Sturtevant or the Tinseltown Theater in Kenosha. You'll be sure to enjoy this class even if you don't attend all of the theater performances. The Met's 2023-24 season of live movie theater transmissions features nine spectacular productions, including four Met premieres.
To register for classes members can register via the links provided for each class or send in a check to the address provided.
Please make all payments at time of registration.
University of Wisconsin-Parkiside
Attn: Adventures in Lifelong Learning
900 Wood Road
Previous Class Offerings (Spring 2020)
- Romeo and Juliet Class
- Norse Mythology
- Part 1: Egyptian Symbolism in Judeo-Christian Traditions
- Part 2: It's Reigning Cats an Dogs! Egyptian Canid and Feline Deities
- The Wisconsin Labor Movement and Our Progressive History
- Tea Time: Hand Built Ceramic Cups and Saucers