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2004-2005 Scholars Series

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley has announced the schedule for its series of highly informative and entertaining lectures and presentations to be held during the 2004-2005 academic year. Titled the "Scholars Series," it brings to the campus a wide range of nationally recognized experts and leaders in their respective fields.

This annual Scholars Series program at the Menasha campus has been well attended and critically acclaimed in the past. This year’s roster of presenters and topics should raise the program’s level of excellence even higher.

All of the presentations are free and open to the public, and begin at noon on designated Mondays. With the exception of the opening Convocation on September 13 that takes place in the campus' Fieldhouse, all the presentations in the Scholars Series are scheduled for the UWFox Theatre, which is located in the center of the campus. Seating is unreserved and open.

Below are listed the Scholars Series presentations scheduled for the Fall 2004 and Spring 2005 Semesters.

September 13: “The Harder You Work, The Luckier You Get,” presented by Kathi Seifert, retired Executive Vice President, Kimberly-Clark Corporation; UWFox Fieldhouse;

September 27: “The New McCarthyism,” presented by Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive Magazine;

October 11: “Changing Lake Michigan Lake Levels,” presented by Dr. Jim Brey, Professor of Geography and Geology at UWFox;

October 25: “Environmental Factors in the Classic Mayan Collapse,” presented by Dr. Heather McKillop, Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University;

November 8: “What If?”, presented by Dr. Karen Halbersleben, President of Northland College and Professor of History.

November 22: “Can We Really Measure Discrimination?”, presented by Dr. Stephen Fienberg, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University;

December 6: “Bio-terrorism and the Food Chain: What Should We Be Doing?”, presented by Dr. Ted Labuza, Teaching Professor of Food Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota;

February 7: “The Portage: Reflections of Space, Time and Memory in the Making of an American Place,” presented by Dr. William Cronon, Department of Geography / History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison;

February 21: “Criminal Justice System, Corrections and Prisons Law,” presented by Dr. Walter Dickey of the University of Wisconsin-Madison;

March 14: “John F. Kennedy,” presented by Dr. Michael O’Brien, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley;

March 28: Night for Day: The XP Story,” presented by Michael Brophy, CEO & Campus Dean of University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County;

April 11: “Why Medicine Needs Horticulture,” presented by Dr. Irwin Goldman, Department of Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison;

April 25: “My Literary Life,” presented by Jean Feraca, commentator and on-air host for Wisconsin Public Radio through the University of Wisconsin-Madison;

May 9: “Should We Tell Our Daughters to Become Scientists?”, presented by Talat Rahman, Department of Physics at Kansas State University.

For more information about the Scholars Series, interested individuals can 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, which is located at 1478 Midway Road, Menasha. Seating is based on a first-come, first seated basis.

Posted 9/22/2004