Award-winning faculty give their favorite lectures

Most of us remember our favorite teachers, and those times in class when we learned something that really affected us in some way. UWW has a number of faculty that have won awards for their teaching…don’t you wish you could sample their lectures? Well, now you can!

The spring 2009 Fairhaven Lecture Series theme is “My Favorite Lecture.” The series gives you a chance to hear some of UWW’s award-winning instructors deliver their favorite lectures:

  • Jan. 26: What the Heck is Passacaglia? (Christian Ellenwood, Music Dept.)
  • Feb. 2: The Bible of Amiens: The Sculpture of the Great Cathedral (Chris Henige, Art Dept.)
  • Feb. 9: Listen Up! Strategies for Being a Better Listener (Barb Penington, Communication Dept.)
  • Feb. 16: Generations Theory: Looking Across Generations To Create Understanding (Brenda O’Beirne, Counselor Education Dept.)
  • Feb. 23: Advertiser Use of Psychology: Behavioral Conditioning (Lois Smith, Marketing Dept.)
  • Mar. 2: Wisconsin’s New Final Rights Act (Linda Reid, Finance & Business Law Dept.)
  • Mar. 9: Enron: What Really Happened and How Did They Do It? (Robert Gruber, Accounting Dept.)
  • Mar. 16: The Myth of Narcissus and Echo (Rebecca Hogan, Languages & Literatures Dept.)
  • Mar. 30: “Is Seeing Believing?”: The Psychology of Visual Illusions (Greg Cook, Psychology Dept.)
  • Apr. 6: Where Does Knowledge Come From? The Role of Science & Research in Teaching (Greg Valde, Educational Foundations Dept.)
  • Apr. 13: Promoting Peace by Building Schools: The Story of Three Cups of Tea (Marilyn Durham, Languages & Literatures Dept.)
  • Apr. 20: Asian Americans: The Fastest Growing Minority Population in the U.S. (Larry Neuman, Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice Dept.)

Lectures are open to the public and free. All take place on Mondays at 3 p.m. at Fairhaven Retirement Community’s Fellowship Hall (435 West Starin Road, Whitewater, WI). If you can’t attend, podcasts of the lectures will be posted at the series web site.

If you are interested in learning more on the topics of these lectures, the University Library should be able to help you! Searching the Library Catalog would find titles such as High Gothic: the classic cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, Amiens (3rd-floor Main Collection, NA5543 .J3613 1984); Listening in everyday life: a personal and professional approach (3rd-floor Main Collection, P95.46 .L57 1997), and The advertised mind: ground-breaking insights into how our brains respond to advertising (3rd-floor Main Collection, HF5822 .D8 2005). The Library’s article databases could be searched to find newspaper, journal, and magazine articles too.

Please ask a librarian for assistance in finding materials.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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