The Wisconsin Idea--Click here to see lectures
Do you know about the Wisconsin Idea? Do you realize your vote and the 2016 election results will affect how we are able to live within the beloved Wisconsin Idea? -- please avail yourself of these Lectures/Conversations online or at the Pyle Center every Tuesday night as noted below, for 15 consecutive Tuesdays. Encourage friends to attend with you. I hope to see you there!
Join us during the Fall of 2016 for an experiment. "FORWARD? The Wisconsin Idea, Past and Present" is a new course offering in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. The course combines a small undergraduate seminar with a public lecture series that examines the University of Wisconsin's relationship with the people of the state. We examine our origins, from the birth of the university in 1849, a year following the birth of Wisconsin as a state in 1848. We explore our successes and failures along the way. In fifteen weeks we merely scratch the surface of suitable topics.
The public lecture series takes place 15 consecutive Tuesday evenings at 6pm at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street. Please see the front desk attendant for room. We'd love to see you there! Please contact the Department of Sociology main office at the number below if you would like to formally enroll in the class as a student or an adult auditor.
If you are unable to attend, each of the 15 lectures will be videotaped and placed on the internet for viewing remotely within 24 hours of the original lecture. Please come back to this website for more information.