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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.


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Alternative Courts In Wisconsin:  Treatment Court

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, November 3, 2017  |  Details (pdf)

How Great Artists Change the World

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)

Brain Health for the Over 50 Crowd

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)

Women War Workers in World War I:  The Story of Helen Perry

Dr. Laura Gellott, Professor Emerita of History at UW-Parkside, will be sharing her research with us.  In July of 1914 Helen Perry traveled to England and France, intent on studying museum practices there.  In Paris she witnessed the declaration of "The Great War."  Her letters home vividly describe the patriotic enthusiasm of those early months, as well as the dawning realization that this would be a war like no other.  Join us for the rest of the story.  This unique perspective on the First World War draws on over 200 letters written by Helen Perry (Curtis) and is part of a full-scale biography of Curtis currently in progress.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018  |  Details (pdf)    Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by December 29, 2017.

The Meaning of the Mosque & the Story of a Great Jeweled Carpet

Dr. Pippin Michelli, Ph.D. in Medieval Art, will examine the design of two historic mosque types.  We will see how the first design -- a forest of columns, a mihrab, and a dome set immediately in front of it -- creates a systemic guide to Islamic history from the Creation of the Universe to the establishment of the Umayyads (the first of the hereditary caliphal dynasties) in the 7th century.  The second design -- a dome-chambered mosque -- was developed by Sinan under Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century.  It too creates an environmental guide to the history of Islam, especially its prophetic spread to Constantinople.  During the second class the following week, we will discover the design of a fabulous lost jeweled carpet.  Known as The Springtime of Chosroes, it was taken as loot from Ctesiphon in Iraq under the second Caliph, Umar, just a few years after Muhammad's death.  According to contemporary sources it casued Caliph Umar much soul-searching, and as we uncover its design and subsequent history, we will see that it had an unsuspected influence on the development of The Prophet's Mosque in Medinah.  Tragically, the carpet perished in a fire during the 15th century but descendants of it survive and we will see directly just what an astonishing thing it was.

Fridays, February 16 and 23, 2018  |  Details (pdf)  Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by January 26, 2018.

Future Topics In the Planning Stages

WWII- The Pacific Front
UW-Parkside Theatre Production - Angels In America


(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
The Lincoln Nobody Knows  Details (pdf)
Do You Hear What I Hear?  Details (pdf) 
SPACE - To Infinity and Beyond  Details (pdf)
The Birds & the Bees  Details (pdf)


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Day Trips

Alternative Energy Outing

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) 

Sanfilippo Christmas Performance

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) 

Close to Home Visit to Racine Art Museum and Lunch at Olde Madrid

No bus service for this trip.  Drive yourself or carpool.  For more detail, click on the link for the flyer.  We have the chance to visit exhibits at the Racine Art Museum.  In Gallery 1 there will be a Polymer Art display.  Gallery 2 has a collection of artwork with wild animals as a theme using various media called Beasts.  The Gallery 3 exhibit is called Text Messages:  Words & Letters in Contemporary Art.  Our lunch will be served at Olde Madrid restaurant which is known for tapas.  They are small portions at a small price.  Lunch will be served family-style.  In case of inclement weather (our reason for staying close to home), we will try again the next week.

Monday, February 19, 2018  |  Details (pdf)  Members may click on this link to register online with a credit card only by January 18, 2018.

Trips in the Planning Stages
(The trips have taken place but you may click the link to read more details about the trip.)

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
Fermilab  Details (pdf) 
"Reflections" at the Art Institute of Chicago  Details (pdf) 
View the Fall Colors from the East Troy (WI) Railroad  Details (pdf)


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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 January - May 2018 in pdf
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)

Lunch Before Lectures

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)

Discover Our Haiti

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

Eye Care for Seniors

Dr. R. Krishna Sanka, M.D. of the Eye Center of Racine and Kenosha, will discuss the many diseases of the eyes and the available treatments for these diseases.

January 8, 2018 (Second Monday)  |  Student Center Cinema

Fitness for a Lifetime

Sally Berzinsky, M.S., R.D., C.D., of the Kenosha Medical Center Campus of Froedtert South, will review components of fitness and exercise over several decades of life, emphasizing exercise at 50 years and older.

January 22, 2018 (Fourth Monday)  |  Student Center Cinema

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) -- Drones:  An Overview

Craig Czerwinski, an Aeronautics Instructor at Gateway Technical College, will provide an overview of the drone industry to include:  types of drones, uses of drones, technology, regulation and other current topics.

February 12, 2018 (Second Monday)  |  Student Center Cinema

If a Collection Could Talk -- Artifacts From the Civil War Museum

Doug Dammann, Curator of the Kenosha Civil War Museum, will present a program on the histories and stories behind the artifacts on display at the Civil War Museum.  Learn about the Upper MIdwest's involvement in the war through the images, artifacts, and stories collected by this one-of-a-kind museum.

February 19, 2018  |  Student Center Cinema

RAM at 15:  The Growth and Development of the Racine Art Museum Since 2003

Our presenter is Bruce Pepich, Executive Director and Curator of Collections of the Racine Art Museum and the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts.  Home to the largest contemporary craft collection to be found in any US art museum, RAM and its Wustum Museum of Fine Arts campus unite to provide a wide-ranging education program for the people of southeast Wisconsin and beyond.  Mr. Pepich will speak about the museums's birth and development over the last 15 years and the programs that are offered today.

March 5, 2018  |  Student Center Cinema

Economic Development In Racine County

The topic says it all.  Jonathan Delagrave will describe the latest developments happening in Racine County.  He was elected County Executive of Racine County in April 2015.

March 19, 2018  |  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
Nutrition and Aging  August 7, 2017
The Myth of the Romas  August 21, 2017
"The Kid Who Climbed the Tarzan Tree"  Racine's Taylor Orphan Asylum:  Reflections On a Life Brought to Life   By a 1940's Children's Home  September 25, 2017
Gastrointestinal Health and Diseases  October 2, 2017
Judging Jesus:  World Religions' Answers to 'Who Do They Say That I Am?'  October 16, 2017


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Meetings (of Special Note)

Aging Well Conference

Join 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.)

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Long-Term Events

New Season of Milwaukee Symphony Prelude Concerts  2017-2018 

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:

  • Friday, September 15, 2017
  • Friday, September 29, 2017
  • Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Friday, February 2, 2018
  • Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Friday, April 27, 2018

Members may click on this link to register soon online using a credit card.

Met Opera Live at the Movies

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:

  • Friday, October 6, 2017
  • Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Friday, February 9, 2018
  • Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Friday, April 13, 2018

Click this link for details of the 2017-2018 Met Opera at the Movies class (pdf).
Members may click on this link to register online with a credit card only by September 25, 2017.

Past Opera Season

Met Opera Live at the Movies series of classes for the 2016-2017 Season   Details (pdf)


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Special Events

ALL Week of Learning (AWOL)

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) 

ALL Annual Luncheon and Meeting in June

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.

Monday June 19, 2017  |  Details (pdf)   

ALL Parking Permit for the July 1, 2017- June 30, 2018 Year

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.

ALL's Annual  Picnic in September

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) 

ALL's 2017 Holiday Gala

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)


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Links to Explore

College of Arts and Humanities Theatre Arts Program        The Rita

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).  
Road Scholar Institute Network

Road Scholar Institute NetworkFollow 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.

For UW-Parkside activities, try one of these links:

Arts and Culture   |   Athletics

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