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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.
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)
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 23 (am) and March 2 (pm), 2018 | Details (pdf) Please contact the ALL Office for more information. (262) 595-2137
UW-Parkside Theatre Arts Department is presenting One Man, Two Guvnors and ALL has scheduled a class on this play with Jennifer Sassaman, the Director. She will discuss the Commedia Dell'Arte origins and how that has influenced this production. She is also going to walk everyone through both the design and rehearsal process that they've gone through for this show. We might even get a walk-thru of the actual set.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Details (pdf) Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by Friday, February 23rd.
We are opening the final two classes in this year's series taught by Gregory Berg to new students because our class has been moved to a larger classroom. This is your chance to sample the classes that introduce members to the live opera performances from New York that are presented by simulcast in local movie theaters. Use the pdf form for more details about the classes and the operas being discussed or to sign up for one or both classes using cash or check. If you would like to use pay by credit card, use the online link next to the pdf link.
Friday March 2, 2018 and/or Friday April 13, 2018 | Details (pdf) Members may use this link to register online using a credit card only by February 27, 2018.
Join Carol Lee Saffioti-Hughes, Ph.D. Associate Professor Emerita, UW-Parkside, for this brief introduction to the 12 native groups of Wisconsin, which include: The Menominee, the Potawatomi, the Oneida, several bands of Ojibwe in the state, the Ho-Chunk, the Stockbridge Munsee, and the Brothertown. The Brothertown are perhaps the least well known, and though not recognized as sovereign by the state or the federal government, they have a long history in Wisconsin and their history and re-location issues will be explored. Basic questions that people are often hesitant to ask will be addressed.
Dr. David Bruce, Associate Professor of History, UW-Parkside, is returning to continue his story of World War II, this time, as it occurred in the Pacific. At the end of the First World War, Europeans believed they had crafted a peace that would last until the end of time. Yet, almost from the moment the treaty was signed, Europe was set on a dangerous path to an even greater conflict. The Second World War was one of the most destructive events in human history. By the time it had concluded, an estimated 70 million people would lose their lives, property damages would run in the billions, and the world would be changed forever. This mini-history course will examine several of the major issues and personalities that were involved in the war, including the conflicting nationalist goals, the technology used, and many of the key engagements that took place.
Tuesdays, March 20 and 27, 2018 | Details (pdf) Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by March 6.
Peter Chiappori will examine the origins of ancient Egyptian temple architecture by exploring religious literature, creation myths, and symbolism. The discussion will give accounts from Egyptian sources regarding their belief system, descriptions of the physical universe, temple contruction rituals, and parallels with Judeo/Christian religious material. Many temples and early dynastic centers will be viewed, along with a diversity of chapels to the largest place of worship ever constructed by mankind, the Karnak Temple. The second discussion will examine the origins of ancient Egyptian pyramids with emphasis on the pinnacle of the perfected form, the Great Pyramid of Giza for King Khufu. These gigantic structures housed the remains of kings, but had elements of early and cosmic significance embedded in the architecture in order to achieve their place in eternity. We'll learn about the latest finds, including the oldest papyrus, an ancient port, Khufu's boat, the world's oldest ship and other construction features of Khufu's masterpiece.
Tuesdays, April 17 and 24, 2018 | Details (Revised flyer due to room change) (pdf) Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by April 2.
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)
Alternative Courts In Wisconsin: Treatment Court Details (pdf)
How Great Artists Change the World Details (pdf)
Brain Health for the Over 50 Crowd Details (pdf)
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) Contact the ALL Office (262) 595-2793 for more information about this trip.
In the British seaside town of Brighton, things are looking up for Francis Henshall: he's been hired as a valet - by two different men! The only problem is that in order for Francis to get paid (and eat lunch) he has to keep his two guvnors from guessing what his is up to. This comedy by Richard Bean is one of the cleverest of the last decade, filled with satire, songs, slapstick, and glittering one-liners. We are attending the final matinee in the Main Stage Theater at UW-Parkside.
Sunday, March 11, 2018 | Details (pdf) Contact the ALL Office (262) 595-2793 for more information about this event.
Join ALL members to see (and smell) the annual Art In Bloom event at the Milwaukee Art Museum as Spring comes alive with stunning art-inspired floral installations, set among three floors of Collection Galleries in the Saarinen and Kahler buildings, along with more features in the Quadracci Pavilion. Then we'll enjoy lunch at the Water Street Brewery, Milwaukee's first brew pub and downtown landmark since 1987.
Thursday, April 12, 2018 | Details (pdf) Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by March 23.
Chosen as the best play of the year (2005) by over 10 newspapers and magazines, Doubt, by playwright John Patrick Shanley, is set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, where a strong-minded woman wrestles with conscience and uncertainty as she is faced with concerns about one of her male colleagues. This Pulitzer prize-winning play dramatizes issues straight from today's headlines within a world re-created with knowing detail and a judicious eye. We travel to the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre for the performance followed by an early dinner at Coquette Cafe. Thank you to an ALL member for the generous donation of a block of tickets for this performance.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Details (pdf) Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by February 23.
Trips in the Planning Stages
The Lyric Opera "Jesus Christ Superstar"
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)
Alternative Energy Outing Details (pdf)
Sanfilippo Christmas Performance Details (pdf)
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)
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 131. The classes meet on:
A special opportunity has opened up for this series of classes. Due to a room change for the last two classes, we are able to open registration for one or both classes scheduled for March 2nd and April 13th. To see the flyer for these sampler classes, click on this Details (pdf) link. Members may click on this link to register online with a credit card only by February 27, 2018.
Met Opera Live at the Movies series of classes for the 2016-2017 Season Details (pdf)
Topic: The countries in the United Kingdom
June 4-8, 2018
The planning committee is forming. If you have topic or speaker ideas, contact the ALL Office to get current meeting information. 262-595-2793
June 4-8, 2018 |
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 18, 2018 |
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 18, 2018, otherwise the pass will be mailed. Cost has not been announced yet. Note: If permits are needed for the current 2017-2018 year, contact the ALL Office to purchase. Office phone number is 262-595-2793.
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.
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)
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