“Tell me a story” lecture series

The Spring 2010 Fairhaven Lecture Series “Tell Me a Story: The Narrative Tradition in the Arts and Media” will look at our understanding of the world through story. All of these free and informative lectures are on Mondays at 3:00 p.m. in the Fairhaven Community’s Fellowship Hall (435 W. Starin Road, Whitewater).

  • Feb 1: Beer, Guillotines, and Sunrises: Musical Storytelling in the Late Romantic Period (Mike Allsen, Music Dept.)
  • Feb 8: Putting the Bayeux Tapestry in its Place (Chris Henige, Art Dept.)
  • Feb 15: Competitive Speaking Examples from the UW-W Forensics Team (Jeanine Fassl, Communication Dept.)
  • Feb 22: Narrative in Music from Around the World (Alena Holmes, Music Dept.)
  • Mar 1: What Costumes Say to an Audience, Part 1 (Marshall Anderson, Theatre/Dance Dept.)
  • Mar 8: What Costumes Say to an Audience, Part 2: The Collaborative Process between Choreographer and Costumer and the Resulting Costumes (Tracey Lyons, Theatre/Dance Dept.)
  • Mar 15: “Once Upon a Time…”: The Power of Storytelling in Public Speaking (Anne Mancl, Communication Dept.)
  • Mar 29: That’s My Story, But I’m Not Sticking to It: Compositional Conversations (Robert Mertens, College of Arts and Communication)
  • Apr 5: Digital Storytelling: How Journalists Are Adapting to the Internet (James Kates, Communication Dept.)
  • Apr 12: Works on paper: Whitewater to Oaxaca, Mexico–A Cultural Narrative (Art Dept. faculty panel talking about their cultural exchange)

Videos and podcasts of previous lecture series are available:
Fall 2007 “Big Ideas at UW-Whitewater”
Spring 2008 “Our natural Wonders”
Fall 2008 “Election 2008″
Spring 2009 “My Favorite Lecture”

And if you are interested in doing research on these topics, Andersen Library may have materials! Look for books using HALCat (Harold Andersen Library’s catalog) and look for articles in article databases. Please ask a librarian for assistance.

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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