Lectures

Adventures of Lifelong Learning


ALL members enjoy twice-monthly free lectures and programs on the UW-Parkside campus. These cover a wide variety of subjects: current events, health, history, travel, the arts, etc. Our speakers are experts in their fields and welcome questions from the audience.

For a description of the current semester of lectures, download a pdf file. For an updated list of lectures for March 1 - June 14, click this link.

To view past lectures, see the section below.

Have an idea for a lecture? Share your suggestion.


NEW! We are releasing recordings and lecture slides, when available, for select recent lectures. Take a look.

Current In-person and Virtual Lectures

Lectures for Winter and Spring Semester 2024


ALL Lectures  will be on Fridays, both in-person and live-streamed, from *Tallent Hall Room 182. 
*Note Room Change.


Lectures will be live-streamed and recorded. The link to the live-stream for the current lecture may be found beneath the title of that lecture.
The links  for watching the recorded lectures may be found lower on this page. Allow at least 2 weeks for processing.

Note that the live-streaming audience will not be able to interact or ask questions.

 

 

Lectures for January Through March 2024


ALL Winter Lectures  will be on Fridays, both in-person and live-streamed, from *Tallent Hall Room 182.  *Note the room change.

 

1/12/24   The lecture has been postponed. Join us next week at the normal time.  

1/19/24   Mayor John Antaramian of Kenosha

2/16/24   Investing in Kenosha's Legacy:  KPL Kids Library Is a Beacon of Success by Brandi Cummings. This is rescheduled from Feb 2.   Link to the live-stream
 
3/1/24   GROW Racine:  The City of Racine's Efforts to Reduce Inequities by Racine Mayor Cory Mason   Link to the live-stream
 
3/15/24  Zumba for Seniors by Norma Castillo-Radzik, of J & N Ultra Fitness Studio   Link to the live-stream
 

Lectures for April Through June 2024


ALL Spring Lectures  will be on Fridays, both in-person and live-streamed, from *Tallent Hall Room 182.  *Note the room change.


4/5/24   Connecting Eating Better and Moving More to Live a Healthier and Longer Life! by Dr. Jeff Damaschke of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science   Link to the live-stream
 

4/19/24   History of Racine by Christopher Paulson of Racine Heritage Museum   Link to the live-stream

 
 
5/17/24   Get Onboard the Racine County Underground Heritage Tour by Pauline Mitchel  -    Link to the live-stream
 
6/14/24   1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago by Prof. Brian Mullgardt of Millikin University   Link to the live-stream
 
 

Important Notes

Past Lectures
To view past lectures, click the + button to open the list.

Spring and Summer 2022 Lectures

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

Recording

"Bees and Beekeeping Healing from the Hive"

Recording

"Farming, Gardening, Seeds, Soils"
Art Scheele

Recording | PowerPoint

"A Virtual Tour of the UWM College of Nursing Historical Galleries"
Dr. Lauren Glass

Recording

"Election History"
Sandy Moats, UW-Parkside

Recording

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

Recording

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

Recording | PDF

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

Recording

"Kurds"
Elizabeth Brownson, UW-Parkside Associate Professor of History
Aug 1, 2022

Recording

“Estate Planning”
Retired Attorney, John Barry Stutt
Jan 10, 2022

Recording | Slides

"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

Recording | ALL AD Handout | ALL ADRC Handout

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

Recording

"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

Recording

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

Recording | PDF

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

Recording

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

Recording | Slides

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

Recording | Slides

Spring 2023 Lectures

"Freedom of the Press"
Sep 8, 2023

Recording


"The Freedom to Read"
In this talk we will learn about the Freedom to Read movement and the storied history of book challenges. Nyama Y. Reed will present info and examples about challenges to public libraries and reading.
Sep 22, 2023

Recording


"Philanthropy for Non-Millionaires 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

Recording

"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; although up to 50% aren't diagnosed. Sleep disorders not only affect mental and physical quality of life, but are associated with other diseases. This lecture discusses how to evaluate and treat these problems so we can get a good night's sleep.
Oct 20, 2023

Recording

"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.
Nov 3, 2023

Recording

"What is Lifestyle Medicine? How You Can Live a Long & Healthy Life"
Jeffrey Damaschke, Associate Professor and Chair, Lifestyle Medicine Department

Recording
Presentation

"Lighthouses on Lake Michigan"
Ron Luttrel, Keeper and Historian of the Southport Lighthouse Museum in Kenosha

Recording

 

"What's in Your Cup?: A Journey into the World of Specialty Coffee"
Al Liu, Vice-President of Colectivo Coffee, Milwaukee
Jan 19, 2023

Recording

"Gems, Gemology, and Lore"
Katrina Sustacheck will present an overview of Gemology 
Jan 23, 2023

Recording

"Training Time"
The Racine Zoo's Ryan Retzke invites us to observe a training session with the zoo's education staff
Feb 6, 2023

Recording

"An Introduction to CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training"
Nick Greco discusses 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

Recording

"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

Recording

"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

Recording

"Shipwrecks"
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

Recording

"Elmer Ellsworth and the Civil War Zouaves"
Mr. Dammann’s talk explores Elmer Ellsworth's widespread influence on the northern army despite his death early in the conflict.
May 1, 2023

Recording

"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

Recording

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 Lectures

“Newspapers and Community Journalism – What Then, What Now, What Next?”
Pete Wicklund, Managing Editor, The Kenosha News
Sep 20, 2021

Recording

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

Recording

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

Recording

"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

Recording

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

Recording

“History of Tuberculosis”
Philip Wegner
Jun 21, 2021

Recording

“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

Recording | Presentation Slides

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

Recording

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

Recording | Presentation Slides

“Diabetes – “Then” and Now”
Georgia A. Horner, RN, BSN, CDCES
Aug 16, 2021

Presentation Slides

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

Recording

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

Recording

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

Recording

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

Recording

"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

Recording

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

Recording

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

Recording

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

Recording

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

Recording

“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

Recording

Fall and Spring 2020 Lectures

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

Recording | Presentation Slides

“The Carthage – NASA Connection” 
Kevin Crosby, Carthage College
Oct 5, 2020

Recording

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

Recording 

Auto Safety Testing”
Hans Hauschild, Froedtert Health Services
Oct. 26, 2020

Recording

“Eleanor Roosevelt”
Jessica Michna, historical representer
Nov. 2, 2020

Recording

“Current Cardiology Issues and Practice”
Anna Silenzi, Cardiologist
Nov 16, 2020

Presentation Slides

  • Cutting Your Cable - A Primer on Streaming TV
  • Tai Chi from A to Z
  • ' The Future Belongs To...' - The 1944 Political Party Conventions
  • Contemporary Foot and Ankle Medicine and Surgery
  • Transformation and Criminal Justice Reform
  • What's Up in Kenosha?
  • Current Trends in Vehicle Safety Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • SPARK!ing Creativity
  • Racine, Wisconsin - "Crossroads Community"
  • Eleanor Roosevelt - "First Lady of the World"

NOTE: Recordings and presentation slides are not available prior to Sep 2020

Lecture Forms

Blank Lecturer form - fillable

NOTE ABOUT FILLABLE FORMS: If you are using a fillable form, you must first download the form. Then, after you enter your information into the form, you must save it as a file on your computer or device before you can send it on to the correct person. If you don’t do this step your information will be erased and will not be sent properly. 

General Information

Lunch Before Lectures

When We Return to Campus

Join other ALL members for lunch at the Brickstone Grill (next to the Student Center Cinema) as they gather at about 12:45 pm for chatting and dining before the scheduled lectures. Remember to bring your ALL membership card to receive a discount at the Brickstone Grill checkout. 

Parking Information
 

  • Parking Permits need to be displayed at the time of parking
  • Please park in Tallent Hall (Lot T) or Student Center (Lot A)

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Adventures in Lifelong Learning

Mon-Thu  |  8:30 am-1:30 pm 
262-595-2793
lifelonglearning@uwp.edu

900 Wood Rd.
Kenosha, WI 53144 

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