Standing the Test of Time

Graphic for Standing the Test of Time lecture seriesStanding the Test of Time is the theme of the Fall 2015 Fairhaven Lecture Series, offered on Mondays at 3pm in Fellowship Hall (Fairhaven Retirement Community, 435 W Starin Rd, Whitewater). These lectures are free and open to the public! But if you can’t attend in person, videos of lectures are posted online.

Change is all around us, affecting everything we do. But each of these lectures will highlight something that has endured over time.

Andersen Library can help if you’d like to learn more about these topics! Search Library databases for articles and books, such as these three books: Goodbye Father: The celibate male priesthood and the future of the Catholic Church (2004, online via ebrary), Eloquence in an electronic age: The transformation of political speechmaking (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN4121 .J327 1988 or online via ebrary), and If trees could talk: Stories about Wisconsin trees (UWW students and staff may borrow from other UW campus libraries by using the free UW Request service). Please ask a librarian (email, chat, phone 262.472.1032, or visit the Reference Desk) for assistance with finding additional materials.

Fairhaven Lecture Series schedule:

  • Sept. 14: The timelessness of Spring Training and the minor leagues (Ryan Callahan, Director, UWW Continuing Education Services)
  • Sept. 21: Why are Catholic priests still celibate? The Medieval priesthood as a modern institution (Jennifer Thibodeaux, Associate Professor, UWW History Dept.)
  • Sept. 28: Stories matter: The art and enduring value of stories (Ann Garvin, Professor, UWW Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching Dept.)
  • Oct. 5: What’s “Classic” about classical music? (Jane Ferencz, Associate Professor, UWW Music Dept.)
  • Oct. 12: Holding tight and letting go among the Amish and Mennonites (Evie Yoder Miller, Lecturer Emerita, UWW Languages and Literatures Dept.)
  • Oct. 19: Public speaking: An American political tradition (Dick Haven, Professor Emeritus, UWW Communication Dept.)
  • Oct. 26: Household names: Case studies of strong, enduring brands (Rob Boostrom, Assistant Professor, UWW Marketing Dept.)
  • Nov. 2: The wisdom of ancient trees (R. Bruce Allison, Arborist and author, Wisconsin Historical Society Press)
  • Nov. 9: QuinceaƱeras: Rites of passage, nostalgia and Wisconsin Latino families (Pilar Melero, Associate Professor, UWW Languages and Literatures Dept.)
  • Nov. 16: Wisconsin From the Air: A new view on our state (Laurie Gorman, Executive Producer, Wisconsin Public Television)
  • Nov. 23: Ceramics from the ancient past and into the future (Teri Frame, Assistant Professor, UWW Art and Design Dept.)
  • Nov. 30: The timeless value of the works of Willa Cather (Guy Reynolds, Director, The Cather Project, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

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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