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To register for our classes, day trips and special events, members send in forms and payments to the ALL Office or click an online registration link to use a credit card for payment. Make payments to UW-Parkside-ALL and send to UW-Parkside-ALL 900 Wood Road P.O. Box 2000 Kenosha, WI 53141-2000. We are sorry that we are not able to make phone registrations.
The instructor for this class is Steven Rogstad. He will be sharing his research about the Lincoln nobody knows. Lincoln was a man who wanted to be remembered, but did not wish to be known; he was considered by his closest friends and associates to be one of the most closed-mouthed men they had ever known. Rarely, if ever, did he speak of his lineage, parentage, family and early life, faith, or romantic relationships. He was a mystery to most people, only occasionally giving his listeners insights about his personal life and beliefs. This class identifies a few areas of his life that continue to baffle historians and encourage speculation.
Our presenter for this class is Doctor Heather Miller, an audiologist affiliated with United Hospital System for over 17 years. Hearing loss is often a normal part of aging. Correction of a hearing loss requires evaluation by an audiologist with recommendations for the appropriate type of hearing assistance devices. We will learn what an audiologist is and what kind of testing they are trained to do. We will, also, discover the several types of hearing loss, and the degrees of loss, as well as, styles and technologies of hearing aids and what they can do. We'll learn about the effects of hearing loss, which can affect us financially, be related to dementia, and the social/emotional consequences.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | Details (pdf) Members may click on this link to register online with a credit card only by September 11, 2017.
We won't be hearing from Buzz Lightyear of Toy Story films fame, but we will be hearing from Patrick Frendreis. In the first of two parts, Mr. Frendreis chose the topic "Life, the Universe, and Everything". This update focuses on what astronomy and other sciences have discovered and theorized about the possibility of life on other worlds, in our own solar system and beyond. We will learn how scientists theorize life's start on Earth, how these theories might apply to other known planets or their moons, and all the many factors involved in planetary and stellar development and their influences on life. Part 2, which is titled "Rockets, Space Travel, and Space Warps" covers history of "Rocket Science" and new space travel developments, including a guess about what might happen far into the future.
Wednesdays October 4 & 11, 2017 | Details (pdf) Members may click on this link to register online with a credit card only by September 22, 2017.
Join Judge Jodi L. Meier and Stephanie Karls as they explain the Kenosha County Treatment Court. This is an intervention program for adults who have pled guilty to one or more crimes related to their severe and persistent mental illness and/or drug or alcohol addiction and are having difficulty stabilizing in their recovery. Treatment intervention is structured around the authority and personal involvement of the Treatment Court Judge and the Team of Treatment Court Professionals. By working together, they seek to provide a variety of programs and surpervision that support and help maintain a stable life free from illegal drugs and alcohol. Kenosha's Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court began operations and the first Drug Court participant was accepted on August 19, 2009. In January 2017 the Kenosha County Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court absorbed the Behavioral Health Treatment Court and was renamed The Kenosha County Treatment Court.
Friday, October 13, 2017 | Details (pdf) Members may click on this link to register online with a credit card only by October 1, 2017.
In the first class, we hear about "Winter Birds" with Rick Fare. Many species of birds can survive our Wisconsin winters. This program will help you identify them and inform you about the physiological and behavioral adaption they have evolved to cope with harsh winter conditions. How do you attract them to your yards?
In the second class, "Honey Bees: What's All the Buzz About?" with Vicki Steger, Vicki shares her lifelong interest in bees and what led her to share her backyard with thousands of these highly developed insects. The docile honeybee lives in a complex society now threatened by pesticides, disappearing habitats, pollution, factory farming, diseases, and other dangers. Without these essential pollinators, one-third of the food we eat could disappear. Learn what we can do to help our honeybees thrive again.
Tuesdays, October 17 & 24, 2017 | Details (pdf) Members may click on this link to register online with a credit card only by October 3, 2017.
Pippin Michelli, Ph.D. in Medieval Art, will discuss the effect of artists Leonardo DaVinci, Bramante and Raphael on classical ideals in the world of art. We look at the complexities of the Mona Lisa, the forces that led Bramante and Raphael to publicly prove that the classical system had gone as far as it could, but then show that it could be "reconfigured" to permit new possibilites. After the Pope validated the scholarship of the new view, astronomy changed, new scientific experiments happened, and in the end we got to the moon.
Tuesdays, November 7 and 14, 2017 | Details (pdf) Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by October 23, 2017.
Neuropsychologist Dr. Michelle Braun, who is writing a book on brain health for the 50+ demographic, would like to share some new research on brain health with our group. Take the class and be part of an informal focus group that will gather members' opinions on how best to shape her book so it most effectively addresses concerns about memory and brain health.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Details (pdf) Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by November 1, 2017.
(Registration is closed but you could find out more about the topic by clicking on the detail link.)
Ask the Judge - You Be the Judge July 9 &16, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Remembering the Ladies: Women in Early America August 31, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Two Classes on Work and Labor September 10 and 17, 2015 | Details (pdf)
China's Changing Middle Class: Population and Family Planning in China, Urbanization in China and Marriage in China October 2015 | Details (pdf)
Superheroes Then and Now November 3 and 10, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Fin de Siecle Vienna January 13 and 20, 2016 | Details (pdf)
Hand Building in Clay January 29 and February 5, 2016 | Details (pdf)
Love Poems of Every Hue February 10 and 17, 2016 | Details (pdf)
Hedda Gabler at UW-Parkside Classes and Play Classes on February 18 and 25, 2016 | Details (pdf)
The Queens of England March 3 and 10, 2016 | Details (pdf)
Ancient Greece: Real and Imagined March 16, 2016 | Details (pdf)
"The Government Inspector" (production at University of Wisconsin-Parkside)
Extraordinary Women of the French Revolution Details (pdf)
Medieval Musings On Matters Immortal: Live, Laugh & Learn Details (pdf)
From Composition to Performance with Gregory Berg Details (pdf)
Elections 2016 Details (pdf)
Women in the Workforce Details (pdf)
Let's Talk About Medicines Workshop Details (pdf)
Macbeth Details (pdf)
All About Genetics Details (Rev. Flyer) (pdf)
The World of Islam Details (pdf)
The European Union Details (pdf)
Tiny Ceramic Sculpture Class Details (pdf)
Dick Gregory & the Civil Rights Movement Details (pdf)
A Streetcar Named Desire Two Classes and a Play Details (pdf)
Carmen Opera Class Details (pdf)
Europe in World War II Details (pdf)
U.S. Trade Policy Details (pdf)
Making Optical Illusions Details (pdf)
Hitchcock's Film Classics Details (pdf)
Fascinating Rhythms: Ira Gershwin's Clever Word Play Details (pdf)
Superconductors, Superconducting Magnets & Their Applications
Alternative Courts In Wisconsin - Veterans' Court
Join ALL members on a tour of the Fermilab that is America's premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Thousands of scientists from unitversities and laboratories around the world collaborate at Fermilab on experiments at the frontier of discovery. Guided tour of the lab, a guided tour of the large park that surrounds the complex (including restored prairies, lakes, hiking and biking trails and a herd of bison) on our bus with lunch at Two Brothers Roundhouse before heading home.
Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Details (pdf) Members may register online using a credit card only by clicking on this link by August 28, 2017.
"Reflections" is the annual kickoff event to the Art Institute's Art Insights program, which brings free slide talks to older adult community groups and retirement communities. "Reflections" is designed to acquaint and reacquaint seniors with the Art Institute's collection. A keynote presentation in Rubloff Auditorium will be followed by a visit to the museum galleries, where volunteer presenters lead five- to ten-minute presentations on selected museum masterpieces, enhanced with souvenir postcards. You may engage in interactive gallery discussions, exercise your creative side with an open studio and drop-in drawing activities, enjoy a musical performance, and give dancing a spin with teaching artists from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Parkinson's Project.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Details (pdf) Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by August 13, 2017.
Join ALL for a scenic fall color ride and fine dining on a vintage electric interurban railway car on track that was historically part of the original interurban system in southeastern Wisconsin. The route is just over 6 miles long on a single track that has 4 passing sidings. During the ride we enjoy a four course lunch, some time to explore at the Indian Head Park in Mukwonago, or visit the museum and gift shop. Before we head home, we stop for a scoop of ice cream at J. Lauber's Ice Cream Parlor. Please note that the railcars may not be readily accessible to or usable by persons with special needs.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Details (pdf) Members may use this link to register online with a credit card only by September 21, 2017.
Join us as we take a bus trip to the Point Beach Nuclear Plant in Two Rivers, WI and to Blue Sky Green Field Wind Energy Center in Malone, WI. We will try to answer some questions about safety, electricity generation, wind energy storage for future use, the pros and cons of wind power and clean energy sources. Check out the details pdf for the schedule. You will want to wear comfortable shoes for this one.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | Details (pdf) Members may use this link to register online with a credit card only by October 18, 2017.
We travel to the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington, IL for an elegant sit-down lunch in the carousel pavilion. During lunch they explain the history of the collection, a little about the family and the antiques in the pavilion. After lunch staff will demonstrate a number of fairground and dance organs and the Eden Palais carousel for guests' enjoyment. The highlight of the afternoon is a special 90-minute live concert of mostly Christmas and holiday selections on the magnificent Wurlitzer Theater Organ. After the concert docents will be available to demonstrate various music machines in the museum collection.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 | Details (pdf) Members may click on this link to register online with a credit card only by November 23, 2017.
Tailgate with ALL at the Kenosha Kingfish Baseball Game July 7, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Music at Ravinia - All Russian Program July 23, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Music at Ravinia - Play It Again, Marvin! Sunday, July 26, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Northeast Wisconsin Road Trip! August 5 - August 7, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Explore the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois September 8, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Pullman Day Trip September 23, 2015 | Details (pdf)
How Many Chimneys? October 7, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Holiday Ballet trip to The Nutcracker Ballet December 12, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Tour of Racine, Wisconsin's Historic Masonic Center January 12, 2016 | Details (pdf)
Tours of Kenosha, Wisconsin's Water Treatment Plant and Kenosha News February 4, 2016 | Details (pdf)
"The Greeks - Agamemnon to Alexander the Great" at the Field Museum March 29, 2016 | Details (pdf)
Fallen Angels at the Milwaukee Chamber Theater | Details (pdf)
A Day at the Lyric Opera House (A Tour, Lunch, and "The King and I") | Details (pdf)
The Dancing Horses: A Day In Delavan, WI for Animal Lovers | Details (pdf)
Luncheon Boat Tour of Lake Geneva and Geneva Lake Museum | Details (pdf)
A Night to Remember at Ravinia | Details (pdf)
Bookworm Gardens and Kohler Arts Center Details (pdf)
Cider, Wine and History Details (pdf)
Christmas and Brazil (A Christmas Carol) Details (pdf)
Food, Food, Glorious Food! Details (pdf)
Winter Trip Close To Home Details (pdf)
Carmen at the Lyric Opera House Details (pdf)
Great Expectations at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Details (pdf)
Tulip Time Trip Details (pdf)
My Fair Lady at the Lyric Details (pdf)
And We're Off & Running: A Day at the Races Details (pdf)
Baha'i House of Worship and Chicago Botanic Garden Details (pdf)
I Love to Rhyme: A Tribute to Ira Gershwin
Lectures are at 2:00 p.m. at the Cinema of UW-Parkside's Student Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Be sure to display your parking permit when you park in the Tallent Hall parking lot or the Student Center parking lot. Use the shuttle bus to take you close to the front door of the Student Center. The shuttle runs from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm when classes are in session. NOTE: If the shuttle is not running, park in the Student Center main lot.
Lecture Schedule for July - December 2017 (pdf)
Lecture Schedule for January - June 2017 (pdf)
Lecture Schedule Fall 2016 (6-page pdf)
Lecture Schedule for January - June 2016 (4-page pdf)
Lecture Schedule for July - December 2015 (4-page pdf)
Complete Lecture Schedule for January - June 2015 (4-page pdf) (Jan. 22, 2015)
Full Lecture Schedule for July - December 2014 (4-page pdf)
Full Lecture Schedule for January - June 2014 (4-page pdf)
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.
12:45 pm | Brickstone Grill in the Student Center (during the school year)
"We are what we eat." Sound familiar? Nutrition is an issue of both interest and concern for everyone, especially as our bodies age and our nutritional needs change, too. Ms. Amy Giese, Nutritionist, will review dietary guidelines and meal planning for seniors. She will discuss the role of protein in muscle maintenance and prevention of muscle loss. She will present recommendations for vitamins and mineral supplementation and plans to address "red flags" or warning signs of malnutrition.
August 7, 2017 | Student Center Cinema
Kathy Johnson, RN (retired) is our guest presenter. We know this fascinating group of people as gypsies. They prefer the term Roma. This presentation will look at their long history, origins, and culture, and how their philosophy affects their religion, work, family structure, and maintains group cohesion and order. We will also look at the history of persecution they endured and the latest developments in Roma organization.
August 21, 2017 | Student Center Cinema
No lecture on September 4, 2017 or September 11, 2017
Dr. John Skalbeck, Professor of Geosciences, UW-Parkside will discuss this "smart future" using current and emerging strategies for sustainable business models and personal lifestyles for the 21st Century.
September 18, 2017 (Postponed) | Student Center Cinema
David Rozelle, author of the acclaimed memoir, The Kid Who Climbed the Tarzan Tree: Flashbacks On a Life Saved By a Children's Home, shares his six years as a "kid from the Home." He has declared those years (1944-1949) as the best years of his tumultuous childhood.
September 25, 2017 | Student Center Cinema
Dr. William Blosky of GI Associates in Franklin, WI will be speaking about the health and diseases of the colon, including the causes and treatment of C-Diff, a condition that is increasingly problematic. He will, also, welcome questions from the audience. In his practice he works with patients to resolve an array of gastrointestinal diseases, from acid reflux and colon cancer screening to inflammatory bowel disease and disorders of the liver. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.
October 2, 2017 | Student Center Cinema
Dr. Wayne Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, UW-Parkside, published this book, his latest, in 2016. It examines both the nature of religion and how major world religions consider the significance of Jesus of Nazareth. The great religions are "stories by which we live." Each great religion claims to be supremacist, in that each proclaims to have special insights into the human condition, thus making them competitive as each makes its supremacist claim. Therefore, when the other great religions are confronted by the Christian message of and about Jesus, they must make some evaluation of that message in the light of their own beliefs. Voices from Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism make differing evaluations of Jesus; this is true of Christians as well. The last chapter in the book explores how the great religions look upon the ultimate fate of members of other faiths -- for instance, who goes to Hell and who does not.
October 16, 2017 | Student Center Cinema
Catherine Brownlee and Eddy Pierre Louis experienced the devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010 in Haiti. Mr. Louis was in Haiti during the earthquake. They will guide us on a journey of discovering Haiti, a country rich in natural beauty, art, culture and historical significance. People tend to know of the poverty and despair in Haiti and, although Haiti's contribution to world history is significant, it is virtually unknown. The America that Columbus "discovered" was actually Haiti, which eventually became one of the richest colonies in the world. Haitian free men of color joined in America's fight for independence. After the Haitian slave rebellion lost the sugar revenue for Napoleon, he sold the Louisiana Territory for money needed to continue his war against Britain.
November 6, 2017 | Student Center Cinema
Brigitte Sieverkropp, world traveler and volunteer, will share with us her recent trip to Ethiopia. She describes her trip as one of the most remarkable experiences of her life. She was taken to some remote mountain tribes where people are completely removed from what we know as life in the 21st Century. Brigitte has taken wonderful photographs that she will share with us.
November 20, 2017 | Student Center Cinema
The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus: Working Together to Protect the Great Lakes July 6, 2015
Cherishing Wisconsin's Woods, Wildlife and Waters August 3, 2015
A Thoughtful Discussion About Memory and Brain Health August 17, 2015
Sustainability Is Our Future September 14, 2015
Climate Change Solutions In Wisconsin September 21, 2015
Cuba: So Close and So Far Away October 5, 2015
Road Scholar Adventures October 19, 2015
A Pictorial Tour of Major Cities in Poland: Gdansk, Warsaw, Krakow November 2, 2015
Higher Expectations for Racine County Youth November 16, 2015
Ten Days in Iraqi Kurdistan January 11, 2016
Flying with NASA: Operation Ice Bridge Collects Data in Greenland January 25, 2016
The Pike and Root River Watersheds: Ensuring a Healthy Great Lakes February 1, 2016
Most Doctors Recommend Camel Cigarettes (KRW Tri-county Tobacco-free Coalition) February 15, 2016
We Recruit Graduates - Chancellor Deborah Ford and The College of Arts and Humanities - Dean Lesley Walker March 7, 2016
Ecological Sustainability: What Is Happening In Racine and Kenosha? Dr. David Rhoads March 21, 2016
Jewish Museum Milwaukee April 4, 2016
"The Coming Makeover of American Politics" Mike McCabe, Founder and President of Blue Jeans Nation April 18, 2016
The Amazing Research Being Accomplished By University of Wisconsin - Parkside Students May 2, 2016
The Force Is Within Us (Bio-molecular Engineering) May 16, 2016
Newly Renovated Milwaukee Art Museum June 13, 2016
Racine Zoo July 11, 2016
The History of Habitat - Bringing People Together to Build Homes, Communities and Hope July 18, 2016
Current Legislative Issues of Importance to Kenosha and Racine - A Panel Presentation August 1, 2016
"Grid Talk" August 15, 2016
The Fascinating Human and Physical Geography of Wisconsin September 19, 2016
The League of Women Voters -- 96 Years Young! September 26, 2016
The App Factory At UW-Parkside and App Development October 3, 2016
The Shakespeare Prison Project October 17, 2016
Failure at the Faucet: The Wisconsin Center For Investigative Journalism's Look At the State's Drinking Water Quality November 7, 2016
Good Things Are Happening! November 21, 2016
Issues and Decisions Concerning the End of Life January 9, 2017
The 2016 Presidential Election: What Happened and Why, and Where Do We Go From Here?" January 23, 2017
Pokemon GO: More Than Just an App February 13, 2017
C.O.P. Houses, School Security, and Other Initiatives Providing Proactive Law Enforcement for a Diverse, Mid-sized American City February 20, 2017 FBI 101 March 6, 2017
Infragard Wisconsin Membership Alliance, Protecting Wisconsin March 20, 2017
Nature's Classroom: Using UW-Parkside's Outdoor Labs to Infuse Leopold's Land Ethic Into the Curriculum April 3, 2017
Gender Beyond the Binary April 17, 2017
"Be. Real. Amazing." Parkside Students' Research Projects May 1, 2017
A Lost World Found: Texas in the Mid-Cretaceous May 15, 2017
American Band Music: 1900 - Today July 10, 2017
The Journey of Haisan Williams July 17, 2017
us to celebrate 27 years of Aging Well! Learn from a special line up of
exceptional presenters and get up to date with the latest best
practices and trends in gerontology. Dynamic
keynote speakers include author and speaker Loretta Woodward Veney,
founder and principal consultant of Superior Training Solutions, LLC,
and Dr. Cindy Ofstead, director of the Office on Aging in the Wisconsin
Department of Health. This conference is a must
for staying informed on the latest updates in health and wellness and
exploring ways to enhance your personal well-being. This low cost
conference is made possible through the generous support of sponsors and
exhibitors. Everyone is welcome! Contact the Continuing Education office to register using a credit card and mention your ALL membership to receive the ALL conference cost. You might want to complete the form ahead if you register by phone: 262-595-3340.
Friday June 2, 2017 | Student Center Ballroom 2017 Registration form with session topics for ALL members (pdf) Click this link to read more detailed descriptions of Breakout Sessions. (When the schedule opens, click on the name of the session to read the description. Click on the name of the speaker for background information.)
Join the ALL symphony goers and enjoy hearing the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at six morning concerts next season. The bus leaves the Tallent Hall pick-up point at 8:30 am. and Roma Lodge in Racine at about 8:45 am. We leave early enough to have coffee at the theater, then enjoy a pre-concert lecture or spotlight presentation before the concert. We don't stop for lunch. Bring a bag lunch for the ride home or wait till we return. Transportation is by school bus. Various plans are available for seat locations. Ticket packages may be shared. A single-concert call list is available as well. A minimum of 26 people are needed to participate. See the corrected information on the ALL flyer.
Concert Dates for 2017-2018 are:
The 2017-2018 Met Opera at the Movies class starts on October 6, 2017. Attend five classes between October 2017 and April 2018 led by our instructor, Gregory Berg. Mr. Berg talks about two operas at each class and then students go to movie theaters showing the live opera performances that were discussed. The classes are great, even if you are not able to attend all of the movie theater performances. This year we are trying out a new location for our classes on campus. We will be meeting in a RITA/COM ARTS room. Look for CART 130. The classes meet on:
Met Opera Live at the Movies series of classes for the 2016-2017 Season Details (pdf)
Cheers to Wine and Beer: History, Celebrations, Prohibition(s) and More
June 5-9, 2017
Wine and beer are familiar beverages, but "still" (pun intended) there's a lot "brewing" this week, including info on their histories, growing areas and methods, use in food and cooking, the in's and out's of retail and distribution, plus a look at medical and religious aspects. A fieldtrip on Friday will include some educational sampling!
June 5-9, 2017 | Details (pdf) The schedule has been revised. Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card by May 19, 2017.
Enjoy socializing with fellow ALL members, find out what focus groups do, enjoy great food, participate in a short meeting to keep up with the work of the group and enjoy entertainment. All of that happens in the University Ballroom in the Student Center.
Campus parking permits must be purchased using cash or check from the ALL Office, not from Campus Police. This permit is displayed on the rear view mirror of your car when on campus for ALL business. If ordered in time, passes may be picked up during registration at the Annual Luncheon on June 19, 2017, otherwise the pass will be mailed.
We return to lovely Pritchard Park in Racine to enjoy food, games, a hike and conversation. There will be no same-day walk-ins for the event to ensure the proper amount of food is ordered.
Monday September 11, 2017 | Details (pdf) Members may click on this link to register online with a credit card only by August 30, 2017.
Join us for a delicious luncheon early in December. We are visiting a new location this year, The Covenant at Murray Mansion in Racine. After eating a delicious lunch and socializing with friends, old and new, we will travel back in time to the traditions of yesteryear. Rochelle Pennington brings back memories of "An Old-fashioned Christmas" and shares some of her Christmas antiques with us. One of those early events to get you in the holiday mood. We know "Yule" enjoy it.
Monday, December 4, 2017 | Details (pdf) Members may click on this link to register online with a credit card only by November 22, 2017.
Take a look at the 2015 YourU courses catalog.
Find out how the University of Wisconsin - Parkside engages within the community.
ALL members are invited to explore the wide variety of entertainment possibilities offered on the UW-Parkside campus.Visit The Rita website for the current highlighted event(s).
Follow this link for information about the Road Scholar Institute Network and its link to UW-Parkside's Adventures in Lifelong Learning. The organization offers learning-through-travel experiences for participants. www.roadscholar.org/rsin