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UWFox Announces ‘Scholars Series’ Schedule for 2008-2009

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Jim PerryThe University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley announced the schedule for its series of highly informative and entertaining lectures and presentations to be held during the 2008-2009 academic year.  This year’s "Scholars Series" brings to the campus, and to the Fox Cities community, a wide range of nationally recognized experts and leaders in their respective fields.

The Scholars Series presentations are free and open to the public, begin at noon, and take place on Mondays in the UWFox Fine Arts Theatre, with the exception of the upcoming campus Convocation and two special presentations, scheduled for December 9, 2008 and April 17, 2009. All of the presentation themes, dates, times and locations are listed, below.

The campus’ annual opening Convocation on September 17 features Campus Executive Officer and Dean, Dr. James W. Perry and UWFox sophomore Michelle Yandre as the guest speakers.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008 @ noon, in association with The New North

  • Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalism,” presented by Richard C. Longworth (Senior Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Distinguished Visiting Scholar, De Paul University, Chicago).


Monday, February 2, 2009 @ noon (Room 1229)

  • “RFID Chips: Your Privacy at Risk,” presented by Lee Tien (Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation).


Monday, March 3, 2009 @ noon (Room 1229)

  • “Emergence at Midlife,” presented by Judith Baker Waller (Professor of Art, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley).


Friday, April 17, 2009 @ 7:00 p.m. in room #1229 in association with the Fox Cities Book Festival

  • “A Reading,” presented by Lan Samantha Chang (Director of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, University of Iowa).


Monday, April 20, 2009 @ noon

  • “Reconnecting with the Earth: Healthy Farms, Healthy Foods, and Healthy Communities,” presented by Dr. John Ikerd (Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri).


Monday, May 4, 2008 @ noon (Room 1229)

  • “More or Less Human,” presented by Dr. Patrick Boelyn-Fitzgerald (Director of the Program in Biomedical Ethics, Lawrence University).


For more information about this year’s Scholars Series, contact Dave Hager, Director of University Relations at UWFox,  920-832-2611  or email david.hager@uwc.edu.

Free parking for visitors and guests attending the Scholars Series is available on the west side of the campus, located at 1478 Midway Road, Menasha. All of the Scholars Series presentations, as well as the Convocation and the two special presentations, are free and open to the public with unreserved seating.

Posted 09/15/2008