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 descriptions of the current lectures, 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 Virtual Lectures

Trust No One -- Cybersecurity 2022

May 2  |  2 pm 

Presenter:  Phillip Wagner, UW-Parkside

View Lecture

Return after May 16 to view a recording in Past Lectures section.

Plant-based Whole Food Diet

May 16  |  2 pm 

Presenter:  Meryl Fury, Kenosha RN

This lecture has been changed to in-person only. Use the button to register for a seat in the room. Please, only register if you will attend because of limited space.

Register to Attend in Person

Return after May 30 to view a recording in Past Lectures section.

Dementia 101

June 6  |  2 pm 

Presenter:  Susan Johnson, Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

View Lecture

Return after June 20 to view a recording in Past Lectures section.


Important Notes

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

Spring 2022 Lectures

“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


"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


"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


"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, 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


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


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


"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


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


“History of Tuberculosis”
Philip Wegner
Jun 21, 2021


“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


“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


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


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


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


"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


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


"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


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


“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


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


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


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


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


“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

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 

900 Wood Rd.
Kenosha, WI 53144 

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