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UWFox Announces ‘Scholars Series’ Schedule for 2007-2008

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley announced the schedule for its series of highly informative and entertaining lectures and presentations to be held during the 2007-2008 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.

All of the 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 campus Convocation, which is scheduled for a Wednesday.

The campus’ annual opening Convocation on September 19 features Campus Executive Officer and Dean, Dr. James W. Perry as the lead speaker. In addition, two UWFox students are joining Perry as speakers for this year’s kick-off event. Justin Lillge, the campus’ “Student of the Year” for 2006-2007, and Eliane Jean, will also be featured presenters.

Below are listed the Scholars Series presentations scheduled for the fall 2007 and spring 2008 semesters.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

UWFox Annual Campus Convocation

  • “Freshman and Sophomore Years: Developing Skills That Are Valued More Than a Major,” presented by Dr. James W. Perry, UWFox CEO/Dean and Professor, Department of Biological Sciences.
  • “High School to College, Responsibility, Social Growth and Maturity,” presented by Justin Lillge, returning UWFox student.
  • “Oh Gee, I Wish I’d Know That!,” presented by Eliane Jean, returning UWFox student.

Monday, September 24, 2007

“The Life and Times of Clarence Darrow,” with Dr. Peter Baker, a retired pediatrician and veteran of 14 years worth of putting on one-man, in-character performances about the noted attorney, telling the story of famed lawyer Darrow.

Monday, October 22, 2007

“The Fox Cry Release and Poetry Reading,” organized and presented by members of the UWFox English department and students, to celebrate the publication of the “Fox Cry Review,” the campus’ literary annual and longest running literary journal of any two-year college campus in the nation. Invited and attending poets will be reading their own works.

Monday, November 19, 2007

“The Freedom of Speech in the 21st Century,” presented by Dr. Tim Sheill, professor of philosophy at UW-Stout; he will discuss the state’s free speech legacy and free speech in general.

Monday, December 3, 2007

“The Roots of Conflict,” presented by Dr. Joseph Elder, professor of sociology at UW-Madison. Elder will present an overview of the middle east’s history and the root sources of the area’s conflict.

Monday, February 4, 2008

“Eye Witness to War, Witness for Peace,” presented by Kathy Kelly, a Chicago area educator and social activist who helped initiate “Voices in the Wilderness,” a campaign to end the U.N./U.S. sanctions against Iraq. Kelly will discuss the consequences of war for displaced Iraqis, for various American populations, and the planet in general.

Monday, March 3, 2008

“Apollo Moon Missions and Space Heroes,” presented by Bryan Palaszewski, experimental and analytical researcher for NASA. He will discuss how the Apollo moon landings have impacted and expanded our knowledge of the Universe in general, and given humanity a new perspective on Earth.

Monday, April 21, 2008

“Wisconsin Waters in a Changing Climate,” presented by Dr. John J. Magnuson, emeritus professor of zoology and limnology, past director of the Center for Limnology, and principal investigator of the North Temperate Lakes Long-Term Ecological Research Program at UW-Madison. His presentation will focus on the changes occurring in Midwest waters that are already affecting the regional and national population of the U.S.

Monday, May 5, 2008

“Cinco de Mayo Celebration,” featuring Ballet Folklorico performing its fascinating and magnificent ceremonial dances in colorful costumes based on the traditions of native Mexican cultures.

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. Open seating in the Fine Arts Theatre is available on an unreserved, first-come, first seated basis.

Posted 08/21/2007