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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute


at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Spring 2017 Registration Opens Tue., Jan. 10 at 9am! Educational Travel & Tours Go Explore Short Courses

Mary Lou Del Balso Osher Member Brookfield, WI

Osher Talks Special Interest Groups


The Osher Lifelong Lear

at the University of Wiscon


Core Programming Committee

Your Osher Connection

Special thanks to the core programming committee

KIM BECK Executive Director 414-227-3321

members who put together our course offerings: Mary Lou Del Balso (Co-Chairs)......................... 262-853-9395 Paula Friedman (Co-Chairs)................................ 414-540-9120

JAYNA HINTZ Program Coordinator 414-227-3255

Phyllis Bankier....................................................... 414-305-5280 John Buckson........................................................ 414-852-8845 Lucille Evens.......................................................... 414-769-8377

KAREN BARRY Membership Coordinator 414-227-3320

Geri Halaska.......................................................... 414-476-7216 Ruth Krossin........................................................... 414-764-4822 Marcia Laskey....................................................... 414-236-5451 Gretchen Lindstrom.............................................. 262-370-0047 John Link................................................................ 414-588-5162

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Joyce Madsen....................................................... 262-242-5403

Membership Information.......................................................... 3 Educational Travel & Tours...................................................4-5 Short Courses........................................................................5-13 Osher Talks...........................................................................13-19 Go Explore............................................................................19-25 Special Events ......................................................................... 25 Special Interest Groups.....................................................25-27 Presenter Biographies.......................................................27-33 How To Participate / Registration Information...............34-35

Maggie McCarthy................................................. 262-236-9902 Kathy Ortiz.............................................................. 414-527-4940 Kalpana Rohatgi.................................................... 414-962-3428 Marcia Scherrer................................................... 414-423-8212 Beth Waschow...................................................... 414-764-9299 Osher relies on the generosity of members serving on committees to keep our programs running smoothly. Visit the “about us” page of the Osher website at for all of the ways in which you can get involved.

Location And Parking Information........................................ 36 Registration Forms..............................................................37-38


UWM’s School of Continuing Education (SCE) is the largest provider of noncredit continuing education in Southeastern Wisconsin, with over 15,000 participants, more than 1,000 programs and 600 practitioner instructors. Our state-of-the-art classrooms and conference services are located in downtown Milwaukee – the heart of the city’s business and commercial district. SCE is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee.

University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee School of Continuing Education


Becoming An Osher Member The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is a membership program for adults 50 and over who understand that quality of life is enhanced through learning. You need not be an alumnus/alumna of UWM in order to join. Osher is the perfect way to expand your knowledge while joining more than 1,400 like-minded, active older adults.

Osher Member Benefits •

Attend short courses and lectures taught by UWM faculty, Osher members and other noted experts that explore a variety of thought-provoking topics

Participate in Go Explore excursions to some of the most interesting places in the Greater Milwaukee area

Enroll in peer-directed Special Interest Groups (SIG) focused on a variety of subjects

Receive discounts on travel programs to remarkable locations around the world

Enjoy social events throughout the year

Meet new friends who share a love of learning

Keep up-to-date with the organization through the bi-monthly e-newsletter highlighting member profiles, future activities and events of interest

Receive a complimentary library card for the UWM Golda Meir Library

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New/Returning Member Orientation All interested members, new and returning, or non-members interested in learning about Osher are welcome! Do you have questions about Short Courses, Special Interest Groups or Go Explore programs? Learn how to register for courses, how to participate in Special Interest Groups, locations of programs and parking information. Jan 20, 9-10am School of Continuing Education FREE Program No. SPRI:099

Become a Member You must be a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM to register for programs. If you have not joined Osher or renewed your membership, you may do so by including the membership fee (see page 34) with the registration form on pages 37-38, or visit To verify your membership status, call the Osher office at 414-227-3320.

Reciprocity with Other Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes Members in good standing with another Osher group may pay the usual event fee and attend any Osher offering while visiting Milwaukee. Those who move here will be considered members until the next annual membership fee is due. They may then pay UWM School of Continuing Education Osher dues and continue in good standing.



EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL & TOURS Worry-free travel experiences with just the right blend of learning and leisure offer once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to see the world while you make new friends and extraordinary memories! Visit for detailed itineraries of each trip. All are led by Osher Executive Director Kim Beck. Osher membership is not required.

A Week of Learning: Along the Colorado River from Las Vegas to Yuma: Water and Sustainability Issues of water and sustainability are among the most pressing of our time, and nowhere is this more apparent than along the Colorado River from Las Vegas to Yuma. Meet with experts on water and sustainability, tour fragile wildlife habitats and experience first-hand the water crisis in locations along the river basin. The tour includes round-trip airfare from Milwaukee, private motor coach transportation, five nights’ accommodations, most meals and admissions to all included activities. Feb 12-18 $1,700 Osher Member Double Occupancy Per Person Program No. 8330-9225


Guatemala: Mysteries of the Mayan World and Semana Santa Festivals Experience the wonders of Guatemala during one of its most colorful and fascinating celebrations: Semana Santa (Holy Week). In Antigua, discover the complex styles of Guatemalan and Mayan textiles and folk art. Visit the most picturesque and colorful Indian Market and the 400 year old Church of Santo Tomas in Chichicastenango. Cross Lake Atitlán to the picturesque Indian village of Santiago Atitlán, one of the 12 villages surrounding the lake, and take a panoramic tour of Guatemala City, the capital of Guatemala and the largest city in Central America. Apr 9-15 $2,300 Osher Member Double Occupancy Per Person Program No. 8330-9227

Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice Some of Earth’s most astounding and extreme landscapes can be found in Iceland, where every corner of the country offers something new. Learn about fascinating maritime history and taste traditional fare as you journey from the culturally rich capital to the most remote parts of the coast. Glacier-fed waterfalls, boiling mud pools, moss-covered cliffs, and a chance to view the elusive and unpredictable Northern Lights—see it all on this incredible journey. Attend a free, no obligation information meeting on Dec 14, from 6:30-8pm at The School of Continuing Education. To RSVP, contact Kim Beck at 414-227-3321 or Sept 15-23, 2017 $4,200 Osher Member Double Occupancy Per Person $4,800 Osher Member Single Occupancy Per Person Program No. 8330-9901

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Enjoy two- to six-week noncredit sessions on various topics such as the arts, literature, ethics, law, politics, religion, and history taught by UWM faculty and other experts and professionals in the community. Courses are designed for people from all walks of life and educational levels; the only admission requirement is a desire to learn.

Spanish for Travelers Part 3 Learn to speak basic Spanish in real-life travel situations, and have conversations in Spanish. Practice pronunciation and comprehension through common greetings, ordering of food, asking for directions, and going to the market. Explore the use of verbs, adjectives and nouns related to travel and practice Spanish dialogue using basic terms to better carry on simple conversations. This course builds on practice from each week so attendance is important. Note: This course uses knowledge from Spanish for Travelers Parts 1 & 2. Presenter Esteban Bell 7 Wed, Feb 1-Mar 15, 10:30am-Noon School of Continuing Education $35, Program No. SPRI:108

NEW Ukulele-



You have a Ukulele! You’ve learned a few chords! What’s next? Would you like to play a melody, learn different strumming patterns? Join us and explore

Each week, enjoy a different speaker and discover a different topic. 3 Mon, Feb 6-20, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. SPRI:104 Feb 6 – Dementia what it is and isn’t / Milwaukee County dementia-friendly communities, Hear information on the Wisconsin Dementia Care Redesign Plan that calls for a collaborative approach to building dementia-capable, dementia-friendly communities. Presenter Bashir Easter Feb 13 – A Photo History of the Milwaukee Fire Department and my 32 Years of Firefighting, A history of the Milwaukee Fire Department told through 100+ amazing photos pulled from fire department archives and personal collections. Learn about the romance of the horse-drawn era, the major fires that helped define Milwaukee’s history, the blazes of the 60s and 70s, and the unbelievable close call stories. Presenter Frank Alioto Feb 20 – Positive Change from Empathy, Explore the conversion of negative experiences into positive change, with a change resulting from empathy. Discuss and explore positive changes from lived experiences and examples of the antipode of “once bitten, twice shy.” Presenter Kashoua Yang

NEW Peace

of Mind: A Stoic Guide How is it possible to achieve and maintain peace of mind in a complex and ever changing world? The Stoic answer? Focus on the big questions: Who are we? Where

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NEW Mindfulness

Everyday Life


An overview of mindfulness as a tool for daily life. We will practice breath awareness, body awareness, as well as mindfulness of daily activities. We will also learn about the mechanisms of these methods and how they help us. These simple methods that have been used for millennia are tried and true ways to heal, nurture and grow. Presenter Dr. Paul Norton 5 Wed, Feb 8-Mar 8, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $30, Program No. SPRI:110

Short Courses

Osher members enjoy free parking in the attached garage for short courses that are held downtown at the School of Continuing Education. You must be a member to register for any Short Course program.

Spring Potpourri I

are we? What are we to do? Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius and Seneca will help us ponder the questions in ways that have practical implications for both ourselves and the world. Presenter Carolyn Sweers 3 Tue, Feb 7-21, 12:30-1:45pm School of Continuing Education $20, Program No. SPRI:106

Educational Travel & Tours


the possibilities! Note: Students bring their own instruments and music stands if possible. Presenter Christine Georgenson 5 Mon, Feb 6-Mar 6, 2:15-3:30pm UWM Hefter Center $30, Program No. SPRI:102

Beginning Creative Writing Anaïs Nin (1903-1977), best remembered for her journal writing, said, “It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see new meaning in it.” Learn or review the traditional basics of a story, including character and plot, and also experiment with the writing process. Push yourself to become a better see-er, in other words, start with the gentle art of noticing how to take a walk in the woods. Presenter Amanda Reavey 5 Thu, Feb 9-Mar 9, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $30, Program No. SPRI:118 5 Thu, Apr 20-May 18, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $30, Program No. SPRI:168



The Power of Belief: How to Create a Mindset of Success

UWM - One of America’s Top Research Universities

Listening to the Movies - The Hidden art of Film Scoring

Learn about one of the top research universities in the country while exploring everything it has to offer. Class one will provide an overview of UWM today and how it has become one of the top research universities in the country. Classes 2 and 3 will offer field trips that give you an opportunity to meet with our world class faculty and staff. Trips include a tour of the School of Freshwater Science in the 5th Ward Harbor District and the Innovation Accelerator at UWM’s Research Park in Wauwatosa. Presenter Thomas Luljak 3 Thu, Feb 9-23, Noon-1:15pm $20, Program No. SPRI:112

Film music is not meant to be heard consciously, but to set specific moods, establish setting and characters or interpret narrative events. Explore the invention of the craft of film scoring as composers learned to write music to fit the needs of a new medium. Composition for films began in the silent era. But the course will center on the golden age of films, when European-expatriate composers, Hollywood studios and creative directors experimented with different approaches. Extensive use of film clips will illustrate key elements of film scores and how to decode their intent. Presenter Rita Rochte 4 Fri, Feb 10-Mar 3, 10-11:30am School of Continuing Education $25, Program No. SPRI:114

Feb 9 – Class meets at the Kenwood Campus Feb 16 – Class meets at the School of Freshwater Sciences

Family Storytelling 101

Feb 23 – Class meets at the Innovation Accelerator

Poetry and Songwriting Do you write poetry? Are you a songwriter? Or maybe you have a desire to try your hand at it. As a writer, poet, and songwriter and having practiced these arts most of my life I have gotten a few insights as to what works in each. It is my hope that if you want to learn more about poetry and songwriting what I have to share will be of help. Let’s learn, inspire, and have fun. Presenter Eugene Garrison 15 Fri, Feb 10-May 19, 3:30-4:45pm UWM Hefter Center $50, Program No. SPRI:120 6

This course is an introduction on how participants can write their family stories or polish existing stories. Sessions will be a mixture of simple tips and examining stories done by others. Participants will be encouraged to discuss their project ideas. An overview of different ways to approach memoir projects will be discussed, along with a potential story idea list. The goal is to launch participants into their own project with confidence and enthusiasm. Handouts provided for later reference. Presenter Nancy Martin 3 Fri, Feb 10-24, 12:30-2:15pm UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. SPRI:115

Break through your self-imposed negative beliefs to achieve an incredible personal transformation and attain success. The Power of Belief is a 3 day session designed to help you unlock and unleash the forces inside that can help you break through any limit and create the quality of life you desire. Learn how you can surpass your own limitations to achieve your goals and improve the quality of your life. Presenter Angelica Grace 3 Sat, Feb 11-25, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. SPRI:100

NEW Three

Women in Italian Opera: Madama Butterfly/Traviata/Tosca Italian Opera is a form of art always exceptional and fascinating; it has continued to play a dominant role in history until the present day. Native Italian composers, like Verdi and Puccini, created three mesmerizing and unforgettable women characters: Butterfly, La Traviata and Tosca. With these three women, we will start a journey through history, beauty, drama and music. Presenter Valentina de Navasques 3 Mon, Feb 13-27, 12:30-1:45pm School of Continuing Education $25, Program No. SPRI:122

NEW World



This course will detail, through a series of DVDs, the “Great War”. The timing of the course coincides with the United States Entry into the War (1917). Presenter Mike Sadowski 6 Tue, Feb 14-Mar 21, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $35, Program No. SPRI:116

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Most Serene Republic: The History of Venice

NEW Greco-Roman

Art & Architecture – Part 1 & 2 We will look at the art and architecture of Rome and Greece throughout the Mediterranean world and beyond. Beyond would include the Elgin Marbles in London, the Pergamum Altar in Berlin, even its influence in Milwaukee. They are called “classic” because of their enduring aesthetic appeal. Many of these pictures were taken on our trips to the ancient world. Presenter Tony Busalacchi Mon, Feb 20 Part 1 – 10:30-11:45am Part 2 – 1:00-2:15pm School of Continuing Education $15, Program No. SPRI:126

Benefits of physical fitness are well known but what about brain fitness? Recent research shows that brain exercises can have a lasting effect on the resilience and alertness of the brain. This four week practicum will provide you with a variety of tools to help you with brain fitness while having fun. All the equipment needed is imagination and the willingness to disturb old habit-patterns for the day. No matter how old you are, this workshop will engage you in mental gymnastics and give you tools that will help you improve your mental edge! Presenter Murali Vedula 4 Wed, Feb 22-Mar 15, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $25, Program No. SPRI:128

Spring Potpourri II Each week, discover a different speaker and enjoy a different topic. 3 Mon, Feb 27-Mar 13, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. SPRI:130 Feb 27 – Dog Behavior- Through Their Eyes, Explore the world through a dog’s eyes, ears and nose! Define and understand dog body language and what our language says to dogs. Learn about training philosophies and the science behind the most common techniques. Learn to answer the question: Why does my dog do that? Look at some common training challenges and solutions. Debunk some of the oldest dog training myths. Discover the importance of enrichment and physical exercise. Presenter Natalie Zelinski

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March 6 – Social Media – Communicating with Generations Y & Z, Technology seems to change by the day, and in some cases it does. Facebook is now 12 years old. What other tools do we use to communicate? What’s Snapchat and why is everyone talking about Instagram? This course will provide a comprehensive overview of communication technologies millennials (Gen Y) and Gen Z use all day, every day, until the next big thing comes along. Presenter Josh Lieberthal March 13 – Schusters and Gimbels, Milwaukee’s Beloved Department StoresMeet at the place where the streetcar bends the corner and the elevator operators were always smiling. For well over a century, Milwaukee shoppers have had Gimbels or Schusters on the brain. Even if they didn’t crave sewing notions or prize-winning apple pies, they were watching holiday parades, tuning in for Billie the Brownie’s radio updates or losing themselves in front of one of the fabulous window displays. Not only were they magical places to shop but also wonderful places to work, creating the kind of community where a kid might come in to work the Christmas rush and stay for 25 years. Enjoy this loving trip through the history of these beloved stores, from their arrival in Milwaukee in the 1880s through the 1962 merger and beyond. Presenter Paul Geenen

NEW Emperors

DVD Course

Short Courses

There is no city in the world like Venice, and few can rival it for beauty and colorful history. From its beginnings as a watery refuge for Roman subjects fleeing barbarian invasions, to its growth as a seafaring and commercial empire that counted as a global power for centuries, to its modern day faded glory as a premier tourist destination, Venice has never lost its power to fascinate. Recount the history of the fabled “Queen of the Adriatic” in three lectures, illustrated with PowerPoint. Presenter Neal Pease 3 Thu, Feb 16-Mar 2, 2:30-3:45pm UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. SPRI:124

Brain Trotter: Mental Edging with Mind Aerobics

of Rome –

It has been claimed Roman emperors were the most powerful people who ever lived. In this course we will examine and discuss the shape of Roman Imperial History, the Roman Republic and selected emperors. Participants will assist in selecting emperors they are interested in learning about and discussing. Presenter John Link 3 Tue, Feb 28-Mar 14, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $20, Program No. SPRI:132



Movie SamplerMeryl Streep The spring term focuses on the talents of the Oscar-winning actress, Meryl Streep. Each session begins with information related to that week’s movie selection, followed by a viewing of the movie, and ending with personal observations and Q&A as time allows. Movie selections follow a theme each semester, which is voted on by the previous semester’s class participants. Presenter Roy Krueger 5 Fri, Mar 3-31, 10am-12:15pm School of Continuing Education $30, Program No: SPRI:133

I’m Retired!! Now What Do I Do with the Rest of My Life? Create the retirement of your dreams by discovering your forgotten passions, finding balance, creating your life goals, and feeling free to enjoy life to the fullest. Together we will explore activities that will help you to initiate change, choose the direction you want the rest of your life to go, and increase involvement in your interests. Presenter Linda McGuire 3 Wed, Mar 8-22, 2:15-3:45pm UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. SPRI:140

Animal Tracking Anticipate the coming of spring by identifying and interpreting animal tracks. This environmental awareness experience will bring joy to your last days of winter. As you walk in snowed grounds you will look for and interpret traces of animal activity. A curious winter mindset will bring you closer to the animal world and its activities, as you both wait for the first signs of spring. Presenter Veronica Ocampo Fri-Sat, Mar 10-11, 10-11:30am Hefter Conference Center (Friday) Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (Saturday) $25 (Includes entrance fee) Program No. SPRI:136


NEW Relativity from A to B Einstein’s special relativity revolutionized our understanding of space and time. We’ll cover enough to understand key parts of relativity, going over the dramatic difference in age between a twin who travels to a nearby star and back at nearly the speed of light and her sibling who stays on Earth; the meaning of E=mc^2; and the reason gravitational collapse to a black hole is unavoidable. The course is in response to requests for more detail from last fall’s Brief History of Time. You’ll need to remember or re-learn some high school algebra and the Pythagorean Theorem. Presenter John Friedman

Family Storytelling 202

4 Mon, Mar 13-Apr 3, 1-2:15pm UWM Hefter Center $25, Program No. SPRI:138

Spring Potpourri III

NEW Wisdom,

Wit, and Jewish Literature This course explores the remarkable voices and literary worlds of two extraordinary writers: Bernard Malamud and Philip Roth, who helped Americans recognize both the uniqueness and the universal in postWorld War II Jewish life. The first work, Malamud’s eerie, epiphanic short story, “The Magic Barrel,” starts our journey. Roth’s hilarious and insightful novella, “Goodbye Columbus” will be the focus of the last two sessions. Participants can find “The Magic Barrel” by Googling the text, or find it in numerous anthologies, including Malamud’s short story collection with the same title. “Goodbye Columbus” is easily available in bookstores and libraries. Presenter Paula Friedman 3 Tue, Mar 14-28, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. SPRI:134

After you start writing stories, you may want help with “Now what do I do?” issues. We will talk about: how to improve stories; researching ancestors; how recording devices can help you; along with various publishing options. We will discuss what works, what doesn’t work and common pitfalls. The goal is to assist participants with furthering their projects. Handouts provided. Presenter Nancy Martin 3 Fri, Mar 17-31, 12:30-2:15pm UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. SPRI:141

Each week, enjoy a different speaker and discover a different topic. 3 Mon, Mar 20-Apr 3, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. SPRI:142 Mar 20 – Education Network Project, Learn about The Wisconsin Public Education Network a project of the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools. Presenter Heather DuBois Bourenane Mar 27 – The Assault on Democracy in Wisconsin & What Citizens Can Do About It, Wisconsin was transformed from a moderate democracy to what it has become now. Learn how ethics, elections and bipartisan parties have been destroyed over the years and how to restore these essentials. Presenter Jay Heck April 3 – Sustainability at UWMilwaukee, The UW-Milwaukee’s Office of Sustainability will share lessons learned on the evolution of sustainability for this urban campus. The program will highlight the cross-connections with operations and academia. Presenter Kate Nelson

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

NEW Create


an Idea into

In this two-class mini workshop, you’ll collaborate with others to imagine a result you want to achieve before State Fair. None of that SMART goal nonsense either! Presenter Lucas Robak 2 Tue, Mar 21-28, 12:30-1:45pm School of Continuing Education $15, Program No. SPRI:144

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and First Person Viewing

Sound - Physics, Engineering and Impact Spanish for Travelers Part 4 Learn basic Spanish using real-life travel situations, and practice Spanish conversation with other students by working in pairs. Practice pronunciation and comprehension through greetings, ordering food, asking for directions, and going to the market. Explore the use of verbs, adjectives, and nouns related to travel and stress Spanish dialogue using basic terms to better carry on simple conversations. The class builds each week so attendance is important. Some homework and prep for class may be required. Note: This class builds off of Spanish for Travelers Part 3. Presenter Esteban Bell 6 Wed, Mar 22-Apr 26, 10:30am-Noon School of Continuing Education $35, Program No. SPRI:146

‘Sound’ results from pressure waves from a few cycles per second to a few hundred thousand cycles per second. Sound is a tool for communication between animals of the earth. It is also a tool for measurement and analysis by a bat to catch insects or by human instrumentation to see new life. Finally, it is a means of creating reaction or emotional response as in a lullaby or pounding rock music. Sound will be described both with respect to its technology and its use to communicate information and emotion. There will be a number of physical demonstrations as well as hands on activities by the participants. Presenter Dennis Miller 4 Tue, Mar 28-Apr 18, 2:15-3:30pm School of Continuing Education $25, Program No. SPRI:151

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We’ll begin the first-session of this class by reading sample poems looking for inspiration about possible topics and approaches for our own poems. Then we’ll begin to draft poems. Work on the drafts can continue between class meetings. In the second class meeting, we’ll discuss the drafts in terms of their goals, drawing on revision strategies suggested by poets Sheila Bender, Lynn Emanuel, and Ted Kooser. Build on initial successes in the third meeting, celebrate the revised poem, discuss how one poem may lead to another, and draft new poems to work on even after the class has ended. Presenter Margaret Rozga 3 Tue, Mar 28-Apr 11, 1-2:30pm School of Continuing Education $20, Program No. SPRI:152

Short Courses

Through lecture and hands-on experimentation, learn about the exciting technologies available to view the world in ways previously not possible (at a reasonable cost). Virtual reality and augmented reality are projected to be multi-billion dollar markets within the next few years. First-person viewing puts the user in the driver’s seat of mobile machines that fly, drive and run across the ground. The course will cover these three topics in semi-technical depth and will include a number of opportunities to use example hardware and software to experience how they really work. Presenter Dennis Miller 4 Tue, Mar 28-Apr 18, 12:30-1:45pm School of Continuing Education $25, Program No. SPRI:150

Reading, Writing, Revising the Poem

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman - DVD Course Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman explores the meaning of life, God, and many big questions in between in an effort to understand how religion has evolved and shaped society. A different divine subject is covered in each hourlong episode, titles of which include “Creation,” “The Devil Inside,” “Afterlife,” “Apocalypse,” and “Who Is God?” To explore these topics, host and narrator Freeman visits nearly 20 cities in seven countries to see some of the world’s greatest religious sites, among them Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall, India’s Bodhi Tree, Mayan temples in Guatemala, and the pyramids of Egypt, and he immerses himself in religious experiences and rituals. Enjoy a lively discussion after each video presentation. Presenter Kim Beck 6 Thu, Mar 30-May 11, 2-3:45pm (no class Apr 13) School of Continuing Education $35, Program No. SPRI:154



NEW Wisconsin

and the Great War of 1914-1920: That Bloody Conflict Still Haunts Us One hundred years ago this April, President Woodrow Wilson announce his declaration of war against Imperial Germany, breaking from the slogan “He kept us out of War,” which aided his reelection to office. This declaration introduced the American public to the experience of total war, mass military conscription, industrial mobilization, and enormous suffering from battlefield casualties and the global pandemic of disease. Wisconsin contributed mightily to the drama of that horrific global conflict. Soldiers, sailors, factory workers and farmers provided muscle to the war effort. Factories here manufactured motorcycles, aircraft and ship engines, weapons and munitions. Years before and after the outbreak of the conflict in Europe, Wisconsin politicians debated war and peace on the state and national stage. The United States emerged from the Great War as a world power, the consummate global economic authority, and an international moral force. Wisconsin was a factor on all three counts. Presenter Gary Shellman, Ph.D. 4 Thu, Mar 30-Apr 27, 12:30-1:45pm (no class Apr 13) UWM Hefter Center $25, Program No. SPRI:156


Superheroes Many national cultures have created (or re-imagined) super heroic figures and the world of superheroes now contains many icons whose histories borrow from local folklore, myths and legends. Consequently, the superhero needs to be reconsidered, to be seen as part of a both local and global culture, and examined for the rich meanings that such divergent origins and re-workings can create.” These meanings cross all aspects of life: law, politics, religion, philosophy, science, gender and race. Presenter John Horgan 4 Tue, Apr 4-25, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $25, Program No. SPRI:159


Great Highland Bagpipe: History, Music, and Cultural Heritage The Great Highland Bagpipe is quite likely the most evocative and emotionally charged musical instrument in the world. It is an ancient instrument that is in many ways still primitive. It is a global instrument, played indigenously on all continents but one. It is both a curiosity and a crowd-pleaser to modern audiences. This short course will provide a concise history of the GHB, an overview of its global scope, and a detailed look at how it does what it does. Along the way, we will touch upon its unique music and the customs and attire that are associated with it. Presenter Tony Palese Tue-Thu, Apr 4-6, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $15, Program No. SPRI:160

NEW It’s

All in the Family Through the Eyes of Film Film Movement distributes independent, foreign and documentary films that may not make it to local theaters. According to its mission statement, “At its heart, Film Movement is dedicated to providing intelligent, beautiful and compelling art to ever-growing audiences who want more than the standard Hollywood fare.” This term we will view three films with themes around family relationships: The Day I Saw Your Heart (France), Off White Lies (Israel), and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Taiwan). Please note that classes are two hours in length to accommodate information sharing about the film before viewing as well as discussion after viewing. If a film is not available another will be selected and shown in its place. Presenter Kathy Johnson 3 Tue, Apr 4-18, 12:30-2:30pm School of Continuing Education $20, Program No. SPRI:162

The Great & Wonderful Oz We will begin our four part look at the many shapes and colors of The Wizard of Oz from where it all began, L. Frank Baum’s “modernized fairy tale” The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). Please do try to read it before our first class because it will surprise you how different it is from the brilliant 1939 movie that made Oz immortal. Finest and I will screen that film embellished with my voice over commentary with a few minutes left over for your comments and quibbles. We will wind up our quadrivium on a horse of a different color, The Wiz, a 1978 movie based on a hit Broadway musical starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Lena Horne, and Richard Pryor. Presenter Bruce Stark 4 Thu, Apr 6-27, 2:30-3:45pm UWM Hefter Center $25, Program No. SPRI:164

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

April – 24 The Realization of a Childhood Dream in Taxidermy, Imagine being asked to build a dinosaur, a Triceratops! It would require the sculpting of 3,000 pounds of clay, over an armature of wood, wire and fiberglass. It would be seen in the largest dinosaur diorama of any museum in the world. Join Floyd Easterman as he shares his adventures as a taxidermist. Presenter Floyd Easterman

Each week we will see two videos on some of the world’s most spectacular sites. We start with volcanic eruptions and the ring of fire. We move on to Mount Fuji, mid-ocean ridges, the African Rift Valley, lava lakes and Burgess shale. Presenter Beth Waschow 3 Fri, Apr 7-28, 10-11:15am (no class on Apr 21) UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. SPRI:166

Brain Games Part VIIIDVD Course The brain is the one part of your body that can continue to grow. Each week there is a video of one aspect of the brain with interactive games and experiments. Some of the world’s foremost neuroscientists and cognitive scientists get inside your head and show you what’s going on in there. The videos are then supplemented with hands-on puzzles and games to stretch the plasticity of your brain. Participation in previous Brain Games sessions not required. These are new lessons, not repeats of previous courses. Topics this time are: Meet the Brain, The God Brain, The Survivor Brain. Presenter Beth Waschow 3 Fri, Apr 7-28, 11:30am-12:45pm (no class on Apr 21) UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. SPRI:167

Spring Potpourri IV Every week, enjoy a different speaker and discover a different topic. 3 Mon, Apr 10-24, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. SPRI:174 April 10 – The Challenge of the Century, George Stone has been a passionate advocate for taking action on Global warming. He was in Paris for the historic Climate Accord negotiations in November/ December 2015, representing Milwaukee and Congresswoman Gwen Moore. Join us to hear his thoughts on the outcome and what we can do to prepare for the coming wave of change. Presenter George Stone April 17 – Saints in Sunbonnets or Sinners in Silk: Women in the American West, 1865-1890, Gold, silver, and available lands brought people to the American West. The movement included thousands of women who were wives and mothers, but it also brought women west to seek their own fortunes who were hoping to escape the restrictions of the Cult of True Womanhood. Because of their rarity, women were able to participate in activities and professions that only men could do “back in the East.” Women tried to maintain their status as a “lady,” while at the same time seeking independence from the constraints put on them by late nineteenth century society. Women in the American West opened the doors for those who followed them in business, politics, and society. Presenter Diana Ahmad

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American Flute: Easy to Learn and Play Learn and play the Native American flute tones and sounds! Such a simple flute which produces wonderful sounds and music. No previous musical experience is necessary. Learn the history, construction, mouth and finger positions and breath for this six-hole flute. The fingering and scale will be demonstrated and practiced along with articulation, rhythm patterns and dynamics. With regular playing you will be on your way playing melodies and rhythms. A Native American style flute can be purchased from the instructor for $45. Presenter Glenn Pastella 4 Mon, Apr 24-May 15, 12:30-1:45pm School of Continuing Education $25, Program No. SPRI:172

Short Courses

The World’s Greatest Geological WondersDVD Course

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So Similar Yet So Different: The Three Slavic States of Russia, Ukraine and Poland In this three part program the fascinating experiences of the three largest states belonging to the Slavic family of European peoples – Russia, Ukraine, and Poland – will be discussed as well as why they developed in such different ways – culturally and politically – through history. Attention will be given to their stories over the past 100 years and what the future holds for each country. Presenter Donald Pienkos 3 Mon, Apr 24-May 8, 1-3pm UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. SPRI:170



Spring Potpourri V Every week, enjoy a different speaker and discover a different topic. 3 Mon, May 1-15, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. SPRI:178 May 1 – Human Trafficking, Dana World-Patterson has committed the past eight years to education, awareness and advocacy to eradicate human trafficking in the city of Milwaukee and throughout the state. World-Patterson is the Founder/CEO of Foundations for Freedom, Inc. and the Chairperson of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee. Presenter Dana World -Patterson May 8 – Symmetry and the Alhambra Mosaics, Every pattern has symmetry. Mathematicians have created the concept of a symmetry group to differentiate various types of symmetry. Wallpaper patterns have only 17 types of symmetry groups (Evgraf Fedorov, 1891). There are 230 different types of symmetry groups of 3-dimensional crystals, a fact of importance to the chemists who study them. A modern explanation of why there are exactly 17 wallpaper groups due to William Thurston and John Conway will be discussed. The 700 year old mosaics in the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain are among the world’s most beautiful wallpaper patterns. Do all 17 wallpaper groups appear among the Alhambra mosaics? Yes and no! Presenter Fredric Ancel May 15 – Sojourner Family Peace Center, Sojourner Family Peace Center, in downtown Milwaukee, is the largest facility in the United States operating under the family justice model, and opened in 2015. The key to its success is the co-location of safe shelter along with multidisciplinary professionals focused on advocating for victims’ safety and quality of life, surrounding the victims with support and resources they need at a critical time. The next day, Tuesday, May 16th, everyone attending is invited for an on-site tour of the Sojourner Family Peace Center, 619 W. Walnut St., from 10-11am, enter from 7th Street. Presenter Debra Fields 12

Plein Air Painting at the Villa Terrace

Introduction to PowerPoint

Painting outdoors can present many challenges. Learn how to find vistas and vignettes that capture the light of the day. We will address color theory, design, and painting techniques, and work to increase your ability to paint quickly and confidently. Presenter Jennifer Anderson 5 Tue, May 2-30, 9:30am-Noon Villa Terrace $30, Program No. SPRI:184

Join in an exploration of how to do a PowerPoint presentation. First session will discuss basics of how to get started and you can start on your own. Bring your own USB drive to take your work home. The second session will review your work and talk about additional techniques. Presenter Nancy Martin Thu-Fri, May 4-5, 1:30-3pm School of Continuing Education $15, Program No. SPRI:189

A Workforce in Motion: Hobos in America, 1870s to 1930s Hobos formed a vast transient workforce in late 19th and early 20th century America. It may have been the Gilded Age for some, but for hobos life was hard. This course will look at the history of this group of men, for they were mostly men, who crisscrossed the country in search of work: socioeconomic factors that led to a surge in the number of hobos, how government and local communities responded, and how hobos are depicted in song, story and film. Presenter Kathy Johnson 3 Tue, May 2-16, 2-3:15pm UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. SPRI:182

Philosophy and the Care of the Soul 2.0 What is the “soul”? How does one care for it? Why is this care important? These questions will be explored with the help of Aristotle, the Stoics, and The Tao Te Ching. Though the course will continue the conversations of a previous course, it is essentially a new version of an important topic. Presenter Carolyn Sweers 3 Wed, May 3-17, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. SPRI:186

The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders Part 2 - DVD Course In Part 2 the lectures focus on The Grand Canyon, the Himalayas, the Ganges Delta, the Amazon Basin, Iguazu Falls, and Mammoth Cave. Presenter Beth Waschow 3 Fri, May 5-19, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. SPRI:190

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Brain Games Part IX DVD Course

Elizabeth Taylor: Her Artistry and Social Activism

Class #1 – Presented by Judith Pinger, Milwaukee Public Library Assistant Director Class #2 – Presented by Kristina Gomez, Milwaukee Public Library Programming Librarian Class #3 – Presented by Tiffany Robinson, Milwaukee Public Library Public Training Coordinator (Class #3 – Held at the Milwaukee Public Library)

Dada and Surrealism Dada and Surrealism will survey these two early 20th century movements that helped to usher in the modern era in art. They were a response to industrialization and the chaos of the First World War. Dada was anti-everything, including traditional art, and Surrealism focused on dreams and the unconscious. Both stressed a non-rational approach. Presenter Priscilla Camilli 3 Thu, May 11-25, 2-3:15pm UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. SPRI:196

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This is a 2 part Talk & Walk. Day one will be at UWM-downtown location with a presentation by Bob Giese, a Milwaukee history buff, who has given tours for Historic Milwaukee for many years. The second day, Bob will guide us through the cemetery. Forest Home Cemetery was founded in 1850 and is the oldest cemetery in Milwaukee. It is the final resting place for many famous Milwaukeeans like Frederick Layton, Byron Kilbourn, George Walker, Billy Mitchell, Guido Pfister, Frederick Pabst and many more. Presenter Bob Giese Tue-Thu, May 16-18, 10-11:30am Talk – School of Continuing Education Walk – Forest Home Cemetery 2405 W. Forest Home Ave. $15, Program No. SPRI:198

OSHER TALKS Explore new ideas and knowledge, presented by prominent experts and passionate peers on a variety of topics.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

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Elizabeth Taylor was for many years the most famous woman in the world, almost royalty. Beautiful beyond imagination, known for her colorful and exotic personal life, she was on the cover page of every major publication on a daily basis. One almost tends to forget her accomplishments in the film industry. Winner of three Oscars, she is still regarded as one of the top ten actresses of all time. During these three sessions, we will critically examine her artistry by reviewing the following movies: National Velvet, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Taming of the Shrew, and The Driver’s Seat. We will also discuss her other major films for you to view on your own. Presenter Anne Gurnack 3 Tue, May 9-23, 12:30-3:30pm School of Continuing Education $20, Program No. SPRI:192

Despite predictions that the Internet, Google, and social media would make libraries obsolete, public libraries are thriving here and across the county. Hear how libraries have adapted to the digital age, the wide range of programs and services available, and the exciting campaign underway to rebuild Milwaukee’s branch library system. 3 Wed, May 10-May 24, 10:30am-Noon School of Continuing Education $20, Program No. SPRI:194

Forest Home Cemetery Talk & Walk

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The brain is the one part of your body that can continue to grow. Each week there is a video of interactive games and experiments designed to mess with your mind and reveal the inner workings of your brain. Some of the world’s foremost neuroscientists and cognitive scientists get inside your head and show you what’s going on in there. The videos are then supplemented with hands-on puzzles and games to stretch the plasticity of your brain. Attendance in any other Brain Games class is not required and these are all new episodes. Topics for this course are Brains Behaving Badly, Life of the Brain, and Super Senses. Presenter Beth Waschow 3 Fri, May 5-19, 11:30am-12:45pm UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No: SPRI:191

Leading Milwaukee’s Libraries in the Digital Age

This program provides information about memory loss and what it means for all of us. Explore memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about risk factors, research, treatments and steps to proper diagnosis. Presenter Virginia Zerpa Tue, Feb 7, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. SPRI:200



Stressed to Success Long-term exposure to stress results in numerous physical, emotional, behavioral, and performance issues. It is now estimated that 86% of all diseases in the U.S. are the result of undue stress. While we may not be able to do anything immediately to change the situations that cause stress we can take actions that minimize the detrimental effects. Stressed to Success provides participants with an understanding of what stress does to the body physically, emotionally, behaviorally, visually, and physiologically that devastates health, performance, and quality of life. It provides very simple, extremely powerful, scientifically proven tools that stop your suffering, clear your mind, calm your nerves, and relax and energize your body. Even more, you will learn how to rewire your brain for happiness and success instead of dread and fear. Presenter Tony Piparo, Ph.D. Tue, Feb 7, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. SPRI:202

Change Your Thoughts and You Change Your World - Norman Vincent Peale You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. James Allen: Every thought we think is creating our future. Louise L. Hay: The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves. Bob Proctor: Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life. Dr. Avul Kalam: With 60,000 thoughts a day, our entire life is created. Health, wealth, happiness, and well-being derive from something very controllable. Thoughts, how are they created and what can we do to maximize them? Presenter Lucas Robak Wed, Feb 8, 12:30-1:45pm School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. SPRI:204


International Learning Center (ILC)

Broadway’s Dynamic Duets

Introduce the community to the International Learning Center (ILC), a program of Neighborhood House of Milwaukee. ILC offers English as a Second Language, Citizenship, Computer and Math classes to over 600 refugees annually. In addition, ILC provides students with access to a community garden, field trips and a guest speaker series. Presenter Cynthia Zarazua Thu, Feb 9, 2:15-3:30pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. SPRI:206

Most musicals have romantic duets, but some also have duets meant to be fun. Here are a dozen from such shows as “Mame,” “Camelot,” “Funny Girl,” and “Oklahoma!” Presented by Paul Salsini, well known musical theater enthusiast. Presenter Paul Salsini Mon, Feb 27, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. SPRI:212

Nanomaterials Nanomaterials are new chemicals being used in a variety of industries from sunscreens to computer screens. The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology is evaluating how we might make these chemicals so they do not cause environmental harm. This presentation will discuss these new materials, what they can do, how scientists are evaluating their safety, and how they are trying to redesign these chemicals to be safer. Presenter Dr. Rebecca Klaper Mon, Feb 13, 12:30-1:45pm School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. SPRI:208

The Coming Makeover of American Politics Explore imaginative ways to get citizens back in the driver’s seat of government at a time when the political system is failing Wisconsin and America. Conditions leading to political upheaval and populist uprisings are identified, and strategies are outlined for overcoming the vast power of money in politics by putting other potent political currencies back into circulation. Presenter Mike McCabe Tue, Feb 21, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. SPRI:210

How to Keep Your “Computer Safe and Healthy” This presentation discusses what can infect/invade/attack your personal computer. It covers viruses, malware, spyware, ads and ransomware. Attendees will learn ways to guard themselves from these sometimes destructive pests and get tools to help prevent/remove these menaces. The presenter gives this presentation in a fun and entertaining way to attendees that can range from beginners to advanced computer users! A handout will be provided. Presenter David Bartlett Mon, Mar 6, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. SPRI:214

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Rewiring your Brain for Happiness and Success Humans possess a negativity bias that is the result of genetics and the socialization process. Science has now taught us that even our DNA and the expression of our genes can be changed through the process of Neuroplasticity. That is just a fancy word meaning that the chemistry, structures, and functions of our brain changes from the day we’re born (or before) till the day we die. Those changes can either be deliberate, accidental, or unintentional. The choice is up to us. If we decide that we want to control how we experience life then we need to access some very simple, extremely powerful tools that direct how the brain changes. We can learn how to respond to stressful, unwanted, and undesirable situations in ways that help us experience more joy, happiness, peace, and success in life. We don’t have to let life dictate our experiences or our reactions. Presenter Tony Piparo, Ph.D. Tue, Mar 7, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. SPRI:216

Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in the United States. Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. The more you learn about identity theft, the less vulnerable you are. The Wisconsin Office of Privacy Protection will be explaining the different types of identity theft, how to recognize it, and how to prevent it including information about Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes. In addition they will be providing information on social networking and managing your digital footprint including creating strong passwords and safe Wi-Fi use. Presenter Laura Fay Thu, Mar 9, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. SPRI:220

Wisconsinisms Bubblers, Soda, and Badger Language

Milwaukee Public Museum will host an exhibit created by the American Museum of Natural History titled Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture. This highly interactive, multi-media exhibit explores the historical, cultural and scientific intersections of humans and food while considering some essential questions: How does food reflect and influence culture and identity? How does the world food system work? Why and how do food choices affect our health and the environment? How does the world sustain a food system into the future? What does food mean to us in our personal celebrations and rituals? Presenter Martha Davis Kipcak Thu, Mar 9, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. SPRI:222

There are things we say that mark us Wisconsinites, and some that pinpoint us specifically as Milwaukeeans. We’ll share some unique “Wisconsinisms” and explore why we say what we say. Presenter Helen Adelt Mon, Mar 13, 2-3:15pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. SPRI:224

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Osher Talks

Identity Theft: Protect and Prevent

Milwaukee Public Museum’s Global Kitchen Exhibit

Healthy Living for Brain and Body: Tips from Research We know the body and brain are connected. Now science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Learn about research in the areas of nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for a healthy lifestyle. Presenter Virginia Zerpa Tue, Mar 14, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. SPRI:225



Listening Together The Triumphant Organ Even the organs Bach played were powerful instruments, but by the mid19th Century organs had a wider range of tonality and features. The symphonic organ was able to assume the range and power of a symphony orchestra. Romantic composers began to incorporate the organ as a part of full symphonic compositions or to write concertos for organ and symphony orchestra. Some composers wrote symphonies for organ alone. This session will survey symphonies and similar full-featured works for solo organ. The use of the organ as a member of the symphonic orchestra will also be explored. Presenter Michael Barndt Thu, Mar 16, 10-11:30am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. SPRI:260

Listening Together - The Heroic Horn Often featured in music written in the “hero’s key” of E-flat, the French horn regularly appears at the most dramatic moments in symphonic works. The horn may also be identified with heroic figures in tone poems and dramatic opera. Although a brass instrument, the mellow sound of the French horn allows it to blend well with woodwinds and strings and to bring an additional dimension to chamber music settings. Perhaps the hornist is the true hero – exposed to all when hitting the wrong note and required to adjust styles to blend with brass, woodwinds and strings to fit the moment. Presenter Michael Barndt Thu, Mar 23, 10-11:30am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. SPRI:262


Healing Troubled Youth: The Impact of Incarcerations on Milwaukee’s Teens This presentation will explore and inform participants about the process of juvenile incarceration in Milwaukee, the ramifications to a teen, especially minorities, and the potential lifelong burden that a juvenile record can impose. Nehemiah works with young men to overcome the devastating impact of family breakdown, poverty, violence-ridden neighborhoods, domestic violence and mental health issues that often leave them with few positive options. This challenging work offers hope and opportunity to many disenfranchised youth who have been arrested and come to the attention of the juvenile justice system. Presenters Alice Hanson-Drew and Mary Beth Dungan Thu, Mar 23, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. SPRI:226

Organizing Made Simple Everyone needs a little organization in his or her life. What do your kitchen counters look like? Do you even know what’s on the top shelf of your closet? Does the mountain of papers on your desk frighten you? Chronic disorganization, hoarding and even excess clutter can negatively impact productivity and efficiency. Oftentimes, these issues negatively impact how we feel about our space and ourselves. We will talk about some specific organizational tools, as well as strategies for taking control. Presenter Karen Peck Katz Mon, Mar 27, 1-2:15pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. SPRI:228

Dig It Gardens are sprouting up all over! The enthusiasm for gardening can be contagious and helps people achieve a semblance of peace and life balance. It’s good for you to “get outside in the sunshine” and dig in the earth. A dietician and “Master Gardener” designed this class to give you garden tips and tools to plan your garden spaces for optimal production and enjoyment. Presenter Betty Holloway Thu, Mar 30, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. SPRI:230

Listening Together - The Forgotten Viola da Gamba The cello – a part of the violin family – may be viewed as replacing the bass viola da gamba – a part of the viola da gamba family. But characteristics of the early instrument are distinctly different. One advocate refers to “extremely rich overtones & every note a flower … like a rainbow.” This session will feature early renaissance and baroque music before the violin family was introduced, as well as contemporary works written specifically for the viola da gamba family. Presenter Michael Barndt Thu, Mar 30, 10-11:30am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. SPRI:264

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Effective Communication Strategies

Psychometry: What is it and How it Works

Communication is more than just talking and listening–it’s about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias progress in their journey, the ability to use words is lost. Families and friends need new ways to connect. Join us to learn to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect at each stage of the disease. Presenter Virginia Zerpa Tue, Apr 4, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. SPRI:232

Psychometry is an ability to “sense” “feel” and “get impressions” of the history of an object by touching or holding the object in your hands. The impressions you will receive can be perceived as images, sounds, smells, tastes-even emotions. In this informative class you will be asked to place on a table a personal object that belongs to you. I will ask for your participation to demonstrate your unknown or latent ability by actually holding an object and get impressions as just described. You will be amazed at your success rate. You now have the opportunity to judge for yourself that there is some truth or no truth in the intuitive world. Presenter Douglas Van Gemert Mon, Apr 10, 2:15-3:30pm School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. SPRI:234

Listening Together - The Contemporary Clarinet

The history of the American West brings forth images that include prostitutes with golden hearts, slick, educated gamblers, Chinese opium den proprietors, and the all-knowing saloon keepers. The American West drew people from all parts of the world who never believed that they might find themselves participating in the many types of vice available in the West. The types of entertainment in Virginia City, Nevada, Tombstone, Arizona, and Butte, Montana, brought to the West men and women, who were members of the demimonde who lived on the fringes of society and lived off of those trying to make their fortunes in the new region. Why did people seek out these places of debauchery and were those who participated in vice activities as immoral, or as innocent, as is often believed? Presenter Diana Ahmad Mon, Apr 17, 2-3:15pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. SPRI:236

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Target Oriented Golf: Training the Eyes, Mind, and Body for Success If you aren’t playing as well as you would like or think you can, you have to ask yourself, “Is it me or is it the way I practice and learn?” Most golfers answer the former when in truth, it’s the latter. You will learn to adapt how you practice so you develop sound physical, visual, and attentional skills simultaneously simply and quickly. You will understand why you haven’t developed the skill you need to play the way you want. This teaching is based on the tenets of Learning Theory, Motor Learning, Sport Psychology, and the bio-mechanics of great golf swings. If you’re a golfer, learn how easy it is to play the golf of your dreams. Presenter Tony Piparo, Ph.D. Tue, Apr 25, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. SPRI:238


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The clarinet has established a role in classical music as an exotic voice, an expressive instrument and a very flexible one. The clarinet is at home in traditional chamber settings, rich programmatic symphonic works and the celebrations and angst of 20th century works. Selections will represent 20th (& 21st) century roles for the clarinet in exotic orchestrations, as an emotional voice, in quiet reflection and as a source of jazz and dance rhythms within classical music. Most of the selections will reflect contemporary romantic traditions that can be traced to Debussy and Ravel. But even when featured in boundary-breaking modern music, the clarinet produces music of great beauty. Presenter Michael Barndt Thu, Apr 6, 10-11:30am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. SPRI:268

Vice in the American West: Drugs, Sex, Alcohol, and Gambling, 1849-1890


Life in Balance: Taoist Wisdom

Plate Tectonics - The New Theory of the Earth

In the midst of life’s constant changes, how can one maintain perspective and balance? How can one determine what makes for timely action? The ancient Chinese philosophers known as Taoists pondered these questions deeply. With help from their classic texts, we will join the search. Presenter Carolyn Sweers Wed, Apr 26, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. SPRI:240

The Plate Tectonic revolution in the earth sciences has been compared to the Copernican scientific revolution of 500 years ago. Plate tectonics demonstrates that the earth is far more dynamic than previously thought. Learn about sea floor spreading, trenches and subduction zones, remnant magnetic lineations, transform faulting, and volcanism. Presenter Jim Rosenbaum Tue, May 2, 10am-Noon UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. SPRI:244

The Thistle and the Shamrock: Ireland’s Scottish Cousins Americans wonder why the Irish and Scottish are different, yet so much alike. More than most people know, Ireland and Scotland, which are about 12 nautical miles apart, have a common heritage. For example, Scotland means “Land of the Irish.” The two nations were jointly ruled by Irish kings from the 5th to the 13th centuries, and they share the Gaelic language, a musical tradition, and a fierce desire for independence. Come and learn more about kilts, bagpipes, the “Mc” and the “O”, the Scots-Irish, Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Coronation Stone, and the bonds of kinship that join the Celtic nations across the Irish Sea. Presenter Dennis McBride Wed, May 3, 12:30pm-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. SPRI:248

Meet Author Julia Pandl “Sunday Brunch” History of the Development of Sewer Infrastructure in Milwaukee Hear the history of sewer infrastructure accomplishments in Milwaukee. This presentation will provide a chronology of what has been built over the last 100 years, discuss the benefits of this work and then discuss what future steps need to be undertaken to help keep the Milwaukee region’s waterways clean and healthy. Learn how you can help. Presenter Kevin Shafer Mon, May 1, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. SPRI:242


Three British Royal Residences: Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and the Royal Pavilion, Brighton George IV, who ruled as Prince Regent from 1811-1820 and as King 1820-1830, considered himself the ultimate art connoisseur. He spent much of his time remodeling and decorating his residences, spending enormous amounts on architects, artists, and designers, to the frustration of Parliament and the people. Today these palaces remain much as he left them and attract tourists and art lovers to see the paintings, furniture, and decorative accessories of the British crown. Visit the three residences via a PowerPoint presentation. Presenter Vicky Hinshaw Tue, May 2, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. SPRI:246

Part coming-of-age story á la The Tender Bar, part window into the mysteries of the restaurant business, Memoir of the Sunday Brunch provides tender wisdom about the bonds between fathers and daughters and about the simple pleasures that lie in the daily ritual of breaking bread. This honest and exuberant memoir marks the debut of a writer who discovers that humor exists in even the smallest details of our lives and that the biggest moments we ever experience can happen behind the pancake station at the Sunday brunch. Presenter Julia Pandl Tue, May 9, 2017, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. SPRI:250

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Container Gardening Containers come in a variety of shapes, textures, color and size and can come from common or unusual items you might repurpose from your own house or garage. Before you head to the garden center to purchase your pots and plants, consider attending this basic presentation that will introduce or re-introduce you to container gardening. Take a look at what you might wish to accomplish with containers and what plants and varieties might meet your goals. We will review proper growing conditions including light, soil, nutrients, water and space requirements, and plant selection from the variety of annuals and perennials currently available which will allow you to design a unique container like a pro. Presenter Karen Perlewitz Thu, May 11, 12:30-2pm School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. SPRI:252

Color Therapy

Mark Hertzberg was the eyes of his readers for 34 years as he photographed the drama in courtrooms in Rock and Racine counties as a newspaper photographer. In 1997 Hertzberg was the first photojournalist allowed to shoot a behind-the-scenes story at the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He was the first repeat winner of the Joseph Costa Award for Courtroom Photography, winning the honor four times. His work was also honored by the State Bar of Wisconsin and he was featured in a cover story of their Wisconsin Lawyer magazine in 2006. He semi-retired in 2012 as Director of Photography of The Journal Times in Racine. Presenter Mark Hertzberg Tue, May 16, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. SPRI:258

Wright in Racine

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Get out and get going! Venture to various locations of interest in Milwaukee and throughout the surrounding areas.

Snowshoeing in Three Bridges Park When is the last time that you went snowshoeing? Learn how to do it safely, follow an experienced guide through the park, and have fun. All of the equipment is provided, as well as hot cocoa afterwards. The event starts and finishes at the Urban Ecology Center-Menomonee Valley, 3700 W. Pierce St., Milwaukee. If there is no snow the group will go hiking instead of snowshoeing. Tue, Feb 7, 10-11:30am Urban Ecology Center and Three Bridges Park, Milwaukee $20, Program No. SPRI:300


Go Explore

Wright in Racine is an examination of Frank Lloyd Wright’s built and unrealized commissions in Racine. His work in Racine represents almost every design aspect of his career after 1900: Prairie-style, zoned, and Usonian homes; public buildings; and his only realized taproot tower. Presenter Mark Hertzberg Tue, May 23, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. SPRI:259


Osher Talks

Remember your first box of Crayons? What colors were you drawn to? Do you know why you choose to wear different color clothing on different days? How about the foods you eat? Are you attracted by the color of the food on a banquet table? How do the colors that surround you at work or home influence how you feel? Understanding why certain colors affect us favorably while others bring about negative feelings helps us along our healing journeys. Enjoy an overview of the purpose and application of colors in accordance with the laws of the universe. Learn how to apply color therapy for selfhealing and that of others. Presenter Douglas Van Gemert Mon, May 15, 2:15-3:30pm School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. SPRI:257

Courtroom Photography


Tour of the Jewish Museum Milwaukee The exhibits at the Jewish Museum explore the breadth of Jewish life and culture, both within the state of Wisconsin and beyond. The core exhibitions feature engaging displays and interactive features that tell about immigration, community and beliefs, the Holocaust, earning a living, and Milwaukee’s connection to Israel. Also featured is the story of young Golda Meir’s journey from Russia to Milwaukee and the story of the Settlement Cook Book. The special exhibit on display at this time is the “Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz’’ which tells her story of survival as a young teenager during World War II in fabric art. Note: Parking lot behind the museum and street parking.

Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum

Tour of the Klug Rare Books Room & Milwaukee Public Library Tour The library’s rarest and most special items are found in the Krug Rare Books Room. The collections consists of over 16,000 items including a complete set of Audubon’s “Birds of America,” and an autograph book of prominent Americans collected between 1896 and 1898 including signatures of Booker T. Washington, Thomas Edison and Mark Twain. The oldest item is a 1240 Vulgate Bible. There is also a collection of beautiful Japanese prints, Charles Dicken’s “Our Mutual Friend” and much more. We will then do an architectural tour the Central Library that opened in 1898. This Milwaukee Landmark is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Note: There are stairs to climb and street parking is available

Tour and presentation of black history in Wisconsin from slavery to the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. The mission of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society is to document and preserve the historical heritage of African descent in Wisconsin. The museum exhibits, collects and disseminates material depicting this heritage. It also serves as a resource center for people interested in Wisconsin’s rich African American heritage and the society is an affiliated member of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Note: Handicap accessible and street parking is available.

Wed, Feb 15, 10am-Noon Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum $15, Program No. SPRI:306

Thu, Feb 23, 10am-Noon Jewish Museum Milwaukee $15, Program No. SPRI:308

Tour of WTMJ Studios Go behind the scenes at WTMJ Studios. We will hear a brief history of WTMJ radio and television broadcasting. We will tour 620 WTMJ AM and 94.5 The Lake FM Studios, TODAY’S TMJ4 Studio, the Newsroom and the Weather Center. Note: Small parking lot, street parking and a parking lot across the street available.

Fri, Feb 24, 10:30am-Noon WTMJ Studios, 720 E. Capitol Drive $10, Program No. SPRI:310 Fri, Apr 21, 10:30am-Noon WTMJ Studios, 720 E. Capitol Drive $10, Program No. SPRI:312 Fri, May 5, 10:30am-Noon WTMJ Studios, 720 E. Capitol Drive $10, Program No. SPRI:314

Sat, Feb 11, 10am-Noon Milwaukee Public Library $10, Program No. SPRI:302 Sat, Feb 18, 10am-Noon Milwaukee Public Library $10, Program No. SPRI:304


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Tour of the Artwork at the Pfister Hotel & Demonstration with Artist-in-Residence Built in 1893, the iconic Pfister Hotel is Milwaukee’s premier, luxury hotel. It is also home to the largest collection of Victorian art of any hotel in the world and has hosted an acclaimed Artist-Residence program for the last 8 years. Pamela Anderson is the first abstract painter to be chosen for this program. Along with Pamela and Chief Concierge and Pfister Hotel historian, Peter Mortenson, we will tour the artwork of the Pfister followed by a demonstration of Pamela’s work and a tour of her studio in the hotel. Wed, Mar 1, 2-4pm Pfister Hotel $10, Program No. SPRI:316

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Production Tour

Highlights Tour of the Milwaukee Art Museum

Tour the production facility of Wisconsin’s largest newspaper where seven-story presses print, cut and fold the awardwinning Journal Sentinel every day of the year at a rate of 85,000 copies an hour. This tour includes an historical display, video overview of press operations and a visit to the plate making, press and packaging areas. Wed, Mar 8, 10-11:15am Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Production Facility $10, Program No. SPRI:320

Take a docent guided tour through the Milwaukee Art Museum. It will feature highlights of the Museum, including all the new galleries and all of your old favorite works of art and discussions about them with your docent. Once you are there, feel free to spend the rest of the day exploring and touring the museum and its special exhibits. Museum is open until 8 p.m.

Wed, Mar 29, 10-11:15am Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Production Facility $10, Program No. SPRI:322

Note: Parking lots and street parking south of museum.

Fri, Mar 10, 1-3pm Milwaukee Art Museum $15, Program No. SPRI:324

Tour of the Pabst Mansion When Captain Frederick Pabst, Milwaukee’s famous beer baron built this mansion for his family in 1890, he could not have anticipated that it would survive and thrive into the 21st century as a testament to America’s Gilded Age. When this mansion was sold in 1908 to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee it became the residence of 5 archbishops. When it was sold again in 1975 the mansion was nearly torn down to make way for a parking lot. After a three year crusade for its preservation, it was spared demolition and went on to become an award winning house museum. Step back in time as you view this beautiful restoration of Captain & Mrs. Pabst’s home.

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Note: Elevator provided, but this is a walking tour. Parking lot on the grounds of the mansion, and street parking available.

Thu, Mar 2, 1:15-2:45pm Pabst Mansion $20, Program No. SPRI:318

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Tour Oshkosh Museums Start the day with a tour of the EAA AirVenture Museum. With a collection of more than 200 historic airplanes along with world-class galleries and displays, the EAA AirVenture Museum combines the passion of aviation’s past with the promise of its exciting future. Lunch will be at the Fox River Brewing Company. After lunch visit the Oshkosh Public Museum, including a tour the historic Sawyer home; the 8-foot Apostles Clock; and the traveling exhibit on The World of Jan Brett. Over sixty original paintings from her bestselling books take you on a journey from tropical rainforests to Arctic igloos to learn about the places and cultures from which Jan Brett gets her inspiration. Wed, Mar 15, 7:30am-5:30pm Coach bus pick-up at the Bayshore and State Fair Park & Rides $65, Program No. SPRI:326

Tour of Charles Allis Art Museum Treasures can be found throughout the Charles Allis Art Museum. This Museum contains a collection of paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and art objects collected by the Allis family and known collectively as the Charles Allis Collection. This “house museum” is a gift to the people of Milwaukee from Charles and Sarah Allis. Charles was the first president of the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company. Both he and his wife were patrons of the arts and were responsible for many acts of charity beyond the art world. Famous Milwaukee architect Alexander Eschweiler designed this Tudorstyle mansion that was completed in 1911. Note: Only street parking is available.

Thu, Mar 16, 10-11:30am Charles Allis Art Museum, 1801 N. Prospect Ave $15, Program No. SPRI:328 OR Thu, Mar 16, 2-3:30pm Charles Allis Art Museum, 1801 N. Prospect Ave $15, Program No. SPRI:330


Concert & Tour at St. John’s Cathedral

Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s American System-Built Homes Throughout his career, Wright believed that all people, regardless of income, deserved to live in beautiful, architectdesigned homes. Wright’s earliest solution to this “small house problem” was the American System-Built Homes. In 1916, six ASBH dwellings were built on Burnham Avenue in Milwaukee. Tour an 805 sq. ft. home, totally restored and furnished by Frank Lloyd Wright. Hear the story of Wright, ASBH, and the restoration. Walk the Burnham Block to view the other dwellings & visit one of the duplexes with a restored exterior. Note: Street parking available.

Tue, Mar 21, 11am-12:30pm American System-Built Home by Frank Lloyd Wright $15, Program No. SPRI:332 Tue, Mar 21, 1-2:30pm American System-Built Home by Frank Lloyd Wright $15, Program No. SPRI:334 Tue, Apr 4, 11am-12:30pm American System-Built Home by Frank Lloyd Wright $15, Program No. SPRI:336 Tue, Apr 4, 1-2:30pm American System-Built Home by Frank Lloyd Wright $15, Program No. SPRI:338

Before the tour, enjoy a 30 minute concert featuring some of the area’s finest musicians. Then tour the Cathedral and learn its history from its inception in 1853. Learn about the meaning and importance of the Baptism font and altar, and view the beauty of the stained glass windows and the numerous shrines throughout the cathedral. See the crypt below the cathedral where 5 Milwaukee bishops are buried. Also, learn about the Cathedral’s own outreach program, the Open Door Café, feeding warm noon time meals to the needy. Note: Street and parking lot available.

Wed, Mar 22, Noon-2pm St. John’s Cathedral, 802 N. Jackson Street $10, Program No. SPRI:340

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project: A Re-Imagining of Traditional Roots Music Allen Lomax was an American field collector of folk music of the 20th century. Musicians like Jelly Roll Morton, Woody Guthrie, and Muddy Waters were among those who told us the true story of our country. This project brings together some of today’s top folk musicians to recycle, reimagine and recast traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American a cappella, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes, and work songs from sea captains, cowhands, and homemakers. The group is led by twotime Juno-winning banjoist and composer Jayme Stone. Sat, Mar 25, 7:30-9pm South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, 901 15th Ave, South Milwaukee $30, Program No. SPRI:342

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Tour the Milwaukee Fire Department Museum Tour a Fire House built in 1927 which has been restored to reflect the original architectural design of the twenties. It is a local historical landmark. Included in the exhibits are circa 1910 working fire alarm telegraph system, a functional 1920’s firehouse kitchen, original station furnished personal lockers reflecting the period. Several pieces of restored fire apparatus on display are a 1927 MFD pumper, a 1930 MFD service truck and a 1947 Cadillac ambulance, and more. Tue, Mar 28, 11am-12:15pm Milwaukee Fire Department Museum $15, Program No. SPRI:344

Sikh Temple of Wisconsin Learn about the principles and ideals of the Sikh religion as you tour the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek. Following the presentation and tour, enjoy a complimentary meal offered by the sangat (congregation). Tue, Apr 11, 10am-Noon Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, 7512 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek $10, Program No. SPRI:350

Tue, Mar 28, 1-2:15pm Milwaukee Fire Department Museum $15, Program No. SPRI:346

The Grohmann Museum at Milwaukee School of Engineering is home to the world’s most comprehensive art collection dedicated to the evolution of human work. From farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering, there are over 1,000 paintings and sculptures dating back to 1580. The Museum is named in honor of Dr. Eckhart Grohmann, an MSOE Regent, a Milwaukee businessman and an avid art collector, who donated his collection and the funds to purchase and maintain this unique Museum. Thu, Apr 20, 2-3:30pm Grohmann Art Museum $15, Program No. SPRI:354

Great Expectations Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Production

Exploring Middleton, the “Good Neighbor City” Bloomsday by Steven Dietz – a Next Act Theatre Production Robert returns to Dublin to reunite with Cait, the woman who captured his heart during a James Joyce literary tour 35 years ago. Dancing backwards through time, the older couple retrace their steps to discover their younger selves. Through young Robbie and Caithleen, they relive the unlikely, inevitable events that brought them, only briefly, together. This Irish time travel love story blends wit, humor and heartache into a buoyant, moving appeal for making the most of the present before it is past. The one-that-gotaway, revisited. Wed, Apr 12, 1-3:30pm Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water St. $35, Program No. SPRI:352

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In this literary gem, Pip, an orphan boy, has a life-altering encounter one day on the moors when he helps an escaped convict named Magwitch. From this singular act of kindness, Pip starts on a mysterious and disturbing journey to manhood that is full of twists and turns, miraculously allowing him to advance in society while all of his great expectations seem to be coming true. Packed with curious and fascinating characters, shadow and light, Gale Childs Daly’s exceptional and bold reinvention of the classic Dickens novel is uncommonly tight and suspenseful – a fast-paced theatrical treat! Wed, Apr 26, 12:30-3:30pm Milwaukee Chamber Theatre $40, Program No. SPRI:356 Discussion to follow led by Kim Beck


Go Explore

Our Middleton morning begins at familyowned Clasen’s European bakery. Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and the opportunity to shop for delicious breads & baked goods. Then tour the Rowley House, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and featuring one of the largest Midwestern displays of Depression Glass, and the Museum at the Depot, which includes an elaborately furnished Victorian dollhouse and a World War II display. Lunch will be at Freska Mediterrean Grill. To spice up our afternoon, enjoy the flavors of the National Mustard Museum, featuring a short presentation in the “MustardPiece Theatre,” a museum tour, sampling/tastings AND a “Poupon Coupon” for 10% off purchases in the Mustard Museum Gift Shop! Thu, Apr 6, 7:30am-5:30pm Pick-up at Bayshore Park & Ride, Port Washington Rd & Silver Spring Rd (Lot 40-75), Glendale $65, Program No. SPRI:348

Tour of the Grohmann Museum


The Charms of Geneva, Illinois

Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful – Materials Recovery Facility

Historic Milwaukee’s Walking Tour of Brady Street

The mission statement of KGMB is to promote sustainability through clean, healthy, beautiful communities for generations to come. But do you ever wonder what happens to your recyclables once you leave them at the curb? Join us for our hand-on exploration into the world of trash, recycling and more at the City’s Material Recovery Facility. This is a very noisy, hard hat, safety glasses and closed toed shoes tour so come prepared.

Brady Street is one of Milwaukee most colorful and storied neighborhoods. Travel through the neighborhood on a half-mile stroll and learn about the area’s Polish and Italian roots, the counter culture of the ‘60s and ‘70s and the area’s recent urban renaissance. Highlights of the tour include Three Holy Women (St Hedwig’s Catholic Church), Pulaski Street, Polish flats, Peter Sciortino’s Bakery, Engine Company #6, Schlitz & Pabst Brewing Company Taverns and Glorioso’s Italian Market.

Note: Many stairs to climb. Street parking available.

Fri, Apr 28, 10:30am-Noon Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful – Materials Recovery Facility, 1313 W. Mount Vernon Ave $15, Program No. SPRI:358 Fri, Apr 28, 1:30-3pm Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful – Materials Recovery Facility, 1313 W. Mount Vernon Ave $15, Program No. SPRI:360


Note: Group will meet at the Three Holy Women Catholic Church (formerly St. Hedwig), 1716 N. Humboldt Avenue, Milwaukee. Street Parking and church parking lot are available. This is a walking tour.

Sat, May 6, 10am-Noon Brady Street, 1716 N. Humboldt Avenue $20, Program No. SPRI:362 Sat, May 27, 10am-Noon Brady Street, 1716 N. Humboldt Avenue $20, Program No. SPRI:364

The day starts with a tour of the Fabyan Villa Museum, a 1907 Frank Lloyd Wright re-design, located in the Fabyan Forest Preserve. A one-hour walking tour will showcase the home, along with estate artifacts and museum collections. Also include a 30-minute walking tour of the Japanese Gardens (weather permitting). Interested in a unique shopping experience? The next stop is “The Little Traveler,” originally an Italianate Victorian residence, which now serves as the centerpiece for thirty-six rooms of “treasures.” Receive a welcome greeting on the bus, with a short history of “The Little Traveler” and other Geneva highlights, plus a small welcome bag. After lunch in The Atrium, explore the property, where each room is a separate shop. Note: Uphill walk from parking lot to the Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Gardens. Garden walkways are covered in gravel and mulch.

Wed, May 10, 7:15am-6pm Coach bus pick-up at Bayshore and College Ave. (West lot) Park & Rides. $65, Program No. SPRI:366

Discover the Wildflowers of Estabrook Park Estabrook Park has undergone a renaissance in recent years with the introduction of a disc golf course, a beer garden and a dog park. But there are several untouched, natural areas with abundant wildflowers. Explore the area and wildflowers that are rarely found elsewhere in our region. Presenter Gilbert Walter Fri, May 12, 10-11:30am Estabrook Park $10, Program No. SPRI:367 Sat, May 13, 10-11:30am Estabrook Park $10, Program No. SPRI:368

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Wisconsin Artisan Farmsteads


University Community Orchestra

Tour of UWM Zelazo Center The Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts is a state-of-the art venue. Originally used as a synagogue by Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun since 1922, the building boasts a grand entrance, two elaborate stained glass displays, as well as exquisite molding, arches, and decorative elements. The Zelazo Center includes the 758-seat Helen Bader Concert Hall, two conference facilities, six new warm-up/practice spaces and two dining and/or ballrooms. The space also includes a molded parabolic dome and is flanked by 12 20ft transept stained glass windows designed by the Congregation’s Rabbi Joseph El L. Baron. Note: UWM Union parking structure or street parking available.

Thu, May 25, 10-11:15am Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts $10, Program No. SPRI:370 Thu, May 25, 1-2:15pm Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts $10, Program No. SPRI:372

Italian Learn the language and culture of Italy. The group uses a workbook and other lessons, converses in Italian and listens to the language. Qualifications: all are welcome but most members know some Italian and some know it very well. Contact Robert Sorbello, 414-964-9835 or Ned Turner, 414-961-2451 Jan 3-May 30, Noon-1:30pm Meets weekly on Tue UWM Hefter Center $5, Program No. SPRI:400

Special Interest Groups

This ensemble invites advanced beginners or skilled amateurs (ages 12 and older) to rehearse and perform together. It is open to anyone who can read music and enjoys playing classical symphonic repertoire. UWM professor emeritus Margery Deutsch supervises weekly rehearsals with her conducting staff. Contact Margery Deutsch at or 414-229-4609 13 Wed, Jan 25-Apr 19, 7-9:30pm Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts $99 (register by Wed, Jan 25) $109 Program No. 8300-9828

Join socially stimulating, peer-led study groups that meet on a regular basis at various locations. Please call each contact person to confirm your participation before attending. Note: There will be a $5 per-term fee for each Special Interest Group in which you participate.

Special Events

Celebrate Wisconsin artisan farmsteads with a tour to Henning’s Cheese in Kiel, the only cheese factory in American still making Mammoth Cheddar wheels. Continue onward to LaClare Farms, a farmstead goat dairy with award-winning American originals and raw milk goat cheddar, where we’ll have a tour and a delicious lunch in their café. On the way back to Milwaukee, we’ll stop at Kelley Country Creamery, a part of the Kelley family since 1861. Watch ice cream being made, and you can purchase and enjoy an old-fashioned premium ice cream cone chosen from 22 flavors daily. Tue, May 23, 7:30am-6pm Coach bus pick-up at State Fair and Bayshore Park & Rides. $65, Program No. SPRI:369


Spanish Conversations

Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement Get equipped with the facts you need to prepare for a financially secure retirement. Learn to maximize your income and get more from investments. Protect your hardearned money from inflation, income taxes and erosion due to possible long-term health care needs. Learn a conservative approach to wise money management. 4 Tue, Feb 7-28, 6-8:30am School of Continuing Education $119, Program No. 8300-9827

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The focus of the course is on conversation, meaning that the participant must have a reasonable level of fluency. The goal is for the student to speak the language fluently and correctly. Contact Jose Sectzer, 414-899-1601 Jan 3-May 30, 9:30-11:30am Meets weekly on Tue UWM Hefter Center $5, Program No. SPRI:408

Writing Share your writing with others, receive feedback and give encouragement. The only qualification is a desire to write. Contact Nancy Martin, 414-339-1172 Jan 3-May 16, 1:30-3pm on the 1st & 3rd Tue of each month UWM Hefter Center $5, Program No. SPRI:404





Read selected texts together, and review grammatical points and idioms. Focus is on oral comprehension and the understanding of written text. Qualifications: intermediate-advanced level of proficiency. Contact Gabrielle Verdier, 414-332-0004 Jan 4-May 31, 10:30am-Noon Meets weekly on Wed UWM Hefter Center $5, Program No. SPRI:406

Read and discuss books selected by consensus. Members volunteer to lead a discussion in an informal manner. Qualifications: An interest in history and a readiness to participate in discussion. Contact John Link, 414-588-5162 Jan 11-May 24, 9-10:30am on the 2nd and 4th Wed of each month UWM Hefter Center $5, Program No. SPRI:416

Gold Star Mysteries


Examine a selection of noteworthy modern mysteries. Discussion centers not only on content, but also the book’s relationship to other books in the field. Titles are generally available at the library or may be purchased at a book store. Qualifications: Each group member is asked to read two books per month. Contact Beverly DeWeese, 414-332-7306 Jan 5-May 4, 1:30-3pm on the 1st Thur of each month UWM Hefter Center $5, Program No. SPRI:410

Calling all ukulele players – whatever your level of expertise. Join us to share styles, songs, tips on technique or just to have fun! Bring a music stand if you have one, and music to share. Beginners welcome! Contact Christine Georgenson, 414- 540-5926 Jan 11-May 24, 10:30am-Noon on the 2nd and 4th Wed of each month UWM Hefter Center $5, Program No. SPRI:414


Discuss selected books of fiction and nonfiction. Books are chosen each June for the following year. Members volunteer to lead discussions in an informal manner. Qualifications: a love of reading and a desire to share knowledge of good books. Contact Cathy Morris-Nelson, 414-352-2839 Jan 17-May 16, 10am-Noon on the 3rd Tue of each month Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave $5, Program No. SPRI:418

Read and translate from Spanish journals and selected books, and converse in Spanish. Qualifications: Most members know Spanish and can converse in Spanish. Contact Tony LoBue, 414-364-4936 Jan 5-May 25, 9:30-11:30am Meets weekly on Thur UWM Hefter Center $5, Program No. SPRI:402

German Conversation Members speak in German, with as little English or translation as possible. Contact Valerie Brumder, 414-352-4506 Jan 10-May 23, 1-2:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Tue of each month UWM Hefter Center $5, Program No. SPRI:412


Consciously Crafting the Next Chapter of Life Explore the various dimensions of navigating the latter years. Discuss ideas, insights, concerns, and plans around the meeting topic. The overall goal is to provide a supportive space for members to share their journey and to learn from others and how they are crafting the next chapter. Contact David Georgensen, 414-540-5926 Jan 19-May 18, 10-11:30am on the 3rd Thur of each month School of Continuing Education $5, Program No. SPRI:422

Book Group

Current Events Salon The group discusses a current event or topic decided on by the group the previous month. Members will take turns being the discussion leaders. Contact Ted Tousman, 414-403-2738 or Marvin Wiener, 414-640-6679 Jan 18-May 17, 10-11:30am on the 3rd Wed of each month UWM Hefter Center $5, Program No. SPRI:420

Theatre Engage in a variety of activities including play reading, analyzing scripts, studying famous playwrights, writing new plays, exploring the craft of play-writing and acting in live theater, doing improvisation work, and perhaps performing an original play. Contact Ted Tousman, 414-403-2738 or David Georgenson, 414-540-5926 Jan 19-May 18, 1-4pm on the 3rd Thur of each month School of Continuing Education $5, Program No. SPRI:424

Ignite Your Creativity Recognize, cultivate, and practice creativity. Engage in a range of activities that encourage creativity to be part of your every day. Contact Jayna Hintz, 414-227-3255 Feb 1-May 3, 10:30-11:45am on the 1st Wed of each month School of Continuing Education $5, Program No. SPRI:426

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Bridge Designed for the intermediate bridge player. Participants should have a basic knowledge of Bridge concepts. This will be non-competitive bridge for members to have fun and interact with others. Contact John Link 414-588-5162 Feb 3-May 5, 1-4pm on the 1st Fri of each month UWM Hefter Center $5, Program No. SPRI:428

Theatre Writing

Song Circle

PRESENTER BIOS Helen Adelt is a retired business process analyst and manager, and former theater arts major at UWM. She has a life-long interest in theater, especially the plays of Shakespeare.

Fredric Ancel received a Ph.D. in mathematics from UW-Madison in 1976 specializing in the area of topology. He held research positions at Princeton University and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley and faculty positions at the University of Texas in Austin and the University of Oklahoma in Norman before joining the faculty at the UW-Milwaukee in 1986 from which he retired in 2016. Jennifer Anderson paints using natural minerals and pigments. For 12 years she has been exploring the color palettes achievable through the use of pure pigment. Always curious about how things are constructed, Jenny has gone directly to the source by extracting her own pigment from the minerals in the Earth. Michael Barndt holds a B.S. from Case Institute and a Ph.D., School of Business, from Case Western Reserve University. He has 30 years of university and community teaching experience, and currently is the classical music critic for “Urban Milwaukee” online, and organizer (since May 2013) for the monthly music education series “Listening Together.” David Bartlett is a retired Fire Captain from the City of St. Francis. He progressed through the ranks as a Part/Full time firefighter, EMT, Driver-Operator, Lieutenant and finally Captain. After a thirty-one year career, He retired in December of 2009 as a Captain. He started

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Kim Beck currently serves as the executive director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Kim’s programming specialties include theater appreciation, public speaking, presentation skills, architecture appreciation and travel programs. He is currently a Trustee in the Village of Thiensville. Esteban Bell is a former Peace Corps volunteer in Panama. He has taught Spanish at Pius XI High School in Milwaukee besides teaching Spanish for the OSHER program at Temple University, Philadelphia. He has traveled extensively in Mexico, Spain, Honduras, Costa Rica, Columbia and Cuba. Valerie Brumder Tony Busalacchi is an artist, world traveler and frequent presenter for Osher, North Shore School for Seniors, and many other organizations. He taught humanities at the high school and university levels and is interested in art, architecture and history. Priscilla Camilli has a B.A. in history and M.A. in art history. She has taught for more than 20 years at UWM, MIAD, UW-Parkside and Milwaukee Center for Photography. Her area of concentration is early modern art. She and her husband love to travel and have visited many art museums in the U.S. and Europe.

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Song Circle is a monthly get-together of people who like to sing and make music. Using the “Rise up Singing” songbook and online word/chord resources, participants can suggest songs for the group to share, sing, and play along. The song-circle is not intended as a music instruction class, but rather a sharing of the joy of music, memories and knowledge. Contact David Drake, 414-702-6053 Feb 13-May 8, 2:15-3:30pm on the 2nd Mon of each month UWM Hefter Center $5, Program No. SPRI:430

Frank Alioto is a lifelong Milwaukeean who grew up in Bay View and now resides off Brady Street. He recently retired from the Milwaukee Fire Department-after 32 years, most recently serving as a Battalion Chief. Frank also has a passion for local history and has written over 150 articles for his neighborhood newsletter, has authored “Milwaukee’s Brady St. Neighborhood” for Arcadia Publishing, and frequently lectures on Milwaukee history.

his own business in 1993 and since has been performing teaching/consulting of various computer systems.

Special Interest Groups

Explore the craft of playwriting, share your writing with others, receive feedback and give encouragement. Meets on the first Monday from 1-3pm and third Thursday from 2:30-4pm of each month. Contact Jim Larson, 414-610-6778 Feb. 6-May 18 1st Mon 1-3pm of each month and 3rd Thur 2:30-4pm of each month School of Continuing Education $5, Program No. SPRI:432

Dr. Diana Ahmad is a professor of American history at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, specializing in the history of the American West. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 1997 and her M.A. (1979) and B.A. (1974) from UW-Milwaukee.

Martha Davis Kipcak maintains multiple professional identities as an entrepreneur, artisan food producer, community food system activist and strategist, changemaker, cook, mother, and rabble-rouser dabbling in all things Food. She is the owner of Mighty Fine Food, producing Martha’s Pimento Cheese for the marketplace. She is also the founder of the Milwaukee Food Council. Martha currently serves as the Community Curator for the Milwaukee Public Museums major exhibit of 2017: Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture.



a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services Management from Cardinal Stritch University. He is currently working on obtaining a Ph.D. in Multidisciplinary Human Services and Public Administration at Capella University.

Valentina de Navasques is a native of Milan, Italy, where she graduated in Classical Studies with a focus on Italian Language, Literature, Philosophy, Art and History of classical authors. She has taught both non-credit and credit courses for universities (UW-Milwaukee and UW-Waukesha), such as traditional language courses as well as language and culture courses that ranged from Italian for Travelers, Italian Cinema, Italian Conversation and others. In addition to the courses she taught, she also developed two credit courses for the UW Colleges World Languages Department on Italian Culture and Civilization and Introduction to Italian Life Style. She has expanded her pedagogical familiarity with training involving online/ hybrid courses. Margery Deutsch Margery Deutsch serves as the Music Director of UWM’s University Community Orchestra, an ensemble of over 100 musicians ranging in age from 12 to 98. The orchestra is comprised of college, high school, and middle school students and community members. UCO performs three concerts a year and plays a combination of classical, light classical and pops repertoire. Beverly DeWeese was asked to teach an Osher class in mystery fiction over 10 years ago. It has been a marvelous experience, and she hope the class feels likewise. Her own interest in mystery fiction has developed over 25 years. Why mysteries? First, many mystery authors excel in creating intriguing, colorful backgrounds from places all over the world. Second, some of the most memorable, believable characters she met are in mystery fiction. Thirdly, psychology and current sociological problems are frequently important backgrounds in modern crime novels. 28

Finally; in the best crime novels, authors ask us to think about good and evil. David HB Drake has been called “a gentle troubadour” and “elemental folksinger.” He has performed professionally for more than 30 years at festival folk stages including Irish Fest and Summerfest, at coffeehouses and community events, libraries, schools, and senior centers. David plays guitar, banjo, concertina, dulcimer, and flute. David is the leader of “Dangerous Folk,” a trio presenting the classic folk music of the ’50s and ’60s. David received a life achievement award from Arts Wisconsin. He is the creative director of Organic Arts and helps produce UkeFest, Tellabration, and the Beulah Brinton House Concert series. Heather DuBois Bournenane is a Madison College English instructor. She has been named coordinator for the Wisconsin Public Education Network (WPEN), a statewide public education advocacy group. Mary Beth Dungan has a Bachelor of Social Work, Masters in Criminal Justice and Guidance and Counseling, certification in trauma informed care – with 30 years of working with delinquent and incarcerated youth in variety of settings. Bashir Easter, a native of Milwaukee with over 20 years of solid public and private sector work experience and training in the areas of diversity, public and nonprofit management, business management, supervision, leadership, organizational behavior and public speaking. As the current Dementia Care Specialist for Milwaukee County, Easter has begun the work to establish Milwaukee as a county that supports individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Easter has a Master of Business Administration from Concordia University-Wisconsin and

Floyd Easterman’s world of imagination began with childhood visits to the Field Museum of Natural History. At age 11, he took a correspondence course in taxidermy. Working late into the night he never gave up and honed his skills with the following: Jonas Bros. Taxidermists in Denver; Ward’s Natural Science Establishment in Rochester, NY; Anthony Scorza in East Rochester, NY; and Owen J. Gromme at the Milwaukee Public Museum. After nearly 40 years at MPM, he retired in 2004 as Chief Taxidermist. Laura Fay is the Agency Liaison for the Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. As the Agency Liaison, Laura travels around the state to educate the public, businesses and law enforcement on the importance of privacy protection and data security. She is a graduate of the University of WashingtonSeattle with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, and has a Masters of Public Affairs from the UW-Madison. Laura’s background in financial education and identity theft began while working as a Financial Specialist for UW Credit Union. Debra Fields began her career at Sojourner Truth House as a volunteer in 1996. As the Community Education and Prevention Coordinator for Sojourner Family Peace Center, her mission is to raise awareness about domestic abuse and intimate partner violence through education in order to break the cycle of violence. Her responsibilities include training and educating diverse audiences including: law enforcement, various school systems, faith-based institutions, health care systems, businesses and other organizations. John Friedman, a distinguished professor emeritus at UWM, has worked on a variety of problems in gravitational physics, involving neutron stars, black holes and gravitational collapse, and the topology

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of spacetime. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, Friedman served as chair of its gravitational physics section. He has been a member of the editorial boards of Physical Review D and Classical and Quantum Gravity and was divisional associate editor of Physical Review Letters, among the leading journals in physics. Friedman’s B.A. is from Harvard and his Ph.D. is from the University of Chicago under Nobel laureate S. Chandrasekhar. Paula Friedman taught a diverse range of literature classes at Cardinal Stritch University for more than three decades before retiring in May 2013. Some of her favorite classes included Irish Literature, Nonwestern Literature, Contemporary Literature, and Images of Women in Literature. She is particularly interested in issues of marginalization and challenges to mainstream views of social and political change, race, religion, and ethnicity. While at Stritch, she won the Campus Leader and Teaching Excellence Award. She received both her B. A. and M. A. in English at the University of Chicago.

Paul Geenen is an author, retired entrepreneur, community activist and grandfather. Besides Gimbels and Schusters: Milwaukee’s Beloved Department Stores, he is the author of Milwaukee’s Bronzeville: 1900-1950, Sherman Park: A Legacy of Diversity in Milwaukee, and will soon be publishing Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee: South Side Struggles in the 60s and 70s. Christine Georgenson has lived in Milwaukee for 27 years. She studied music (piano, harmony and counterpoint) in England and received her BA in education here in the U.S. Currently studying online with internationally renowned ukulele player and educator James Hill, Christine will be attending a ukulele teacher certification workshop with James in Vancouver this summer. She is looking forward to sharing his musical ideas and techniques with Osher members.

Bob Giese is a Milwaukee history buff who has written a number of articles on various Milwaukee topics, including the Beer Barons, the Milwaukee River, the Mac Arthur family, City Hall and how Milwaukee got its name. He gives tours and historical talks for Historic Milwaukee, and provides staffing for their Spaces and Traces tours as well. He provides tours for Forest Home Cemetery and is currently working on providing tombstones for Beer Barons who are without them. Giese is a member of Visit Milwaukee, Pabst Mansion, Milwaukee County Historical Society and the Museum of Beer and Brewing. He sits on the board for the Open Door Café and the Museum of Beer and Brewing. Angelica Grace is an author and social worker who works as a residential counselor for adults with addictions. She received her B.A. in social work from UW-Whitewater in 2015. She has written a book titled Abracadabra: How Your Mind Plays Tricks On You and How to Win Every Time, which gives scientific research and over 20 tips on how to re-wire your brain to create (and keep) healthy habits. Angelica is passionate about working in the area of healthcare that focuses on mood disorders and addictions. Dr. Anne Gurnack is professor emerita and former chair of the Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Law at UW-Parkside. She was also director of interdisciplinary studies there. Her research areas have included New York City and Milwaukee Polonia.

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Alice Hanson-Drew retired as Director of Recruitment at Foley & Lardner after 20 years, and came to Nehemiah in 2003 in a part-time capacity as fund developer and marketer. Jay Heck became the executive director of Common Cause in Wisconsin (CC/WI) in 1996. CC/WI is Wisconsin’s largest non-partisan citizens reform advocacy organization with more than 2,500 members. It is considered by Wisconsin’s major newspaper editorial boards and by pro-reform legislators of both major political parties to be Wisconsin’s most effective and influential reform organization. Mark Hertzberg is the author and photographer of three books about Frank Lloyd Wright’s work in Racine, all published by Pomegranate: “Wright in Racine;” “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hardy House;” and “Frank Lloyd Wright’s SC Johnson Research Tower.” He has since been commissioned to write a book about Penwern, Wright’s Fred B. Jones house and estate on Delavan Lake. Hertzberg was director of photography of The Journal Times in Racine, from 1987–2012. Victoria Hinshaw is an award-winning author of a dozen novels and novellas, a dedicated fan of Jane Austen, and frequent speaker on Austen, The Regency, and English country houses. A graduate of Northwestern University, Hinshaw holds an M.A. from the American University, Washington, D.C. She was previously employed by the Voice of America, UWM, Alverno and Mount Mary Colleges, and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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Eugene Garrison is a retired social studies teacher. He now spends his time attending workshops around the country and playing bass and guitar in a local band. He has published poetry and recorded songs in area studios.

David Georgenson has over 25 years of experience holding key talent development positions in Fortune 500 organizations. He has served as a senior consultant for leadership development consulting firms. David has also formed his own consulting firm that helps organizations to create and execute talent development strategies. Over the last 15 years David has focused on providing coaching services to managers and executives, helping them to reach their work and life goals. One of David’s key passions has been helping individuals over 50 to navigate the preretirement and retirement years.

Jayna Hintz, presenter and program coordinator for Osher. Jayna has 15 years of experience developing and instructing art educational programs for a range of developmental stages and abilities. Recently, she taught environmental art for Upper Iowa University. She earned a Master of Arts degree in art therapy with honors from Saint Mary-of-the Woods College and Bachelor of Science degree in fine arts from UW-Madison. Jayna continues to lead art therapy self-care, mindfulness, and bereavement workshops.



Betty Holloway MNS, RD, CD received her master’s degree in clinical nutrition from Cornell University. She is a registered dietitian specializing in the area of preventive medicine and corporate wellness (The YMCA and NuGenesis Farm) and weight management (ProHealth Care Weight Management Services). Through her business Nutriphoria LLC, she teaches plant-based cooking. Betty is co-founder of Zymbiotics LLC, makers of naturally fermented foods with Jeff Ziebelman. She passionately believes in the power of a balanced diet and lifestyle to create and maintain vibrant health and wellbeing. Kathy Johnson is a retired RN who is interested in learning about almost anything. She has given presentations for Osher on a variety of topics including secular humanism, congestive heart failure, travels in Iceland, Hildegard von Bingen and Hobos in America from 1870-1930. Dr. Rebecca D. Klaper is a Professor and Director of the Great Lakes Genomics Center at the School of Freshwater Sciences, UW-Milwaukee. Dr. Klaper and her lab conduct basic and applied research to inform policy decisions involving freshwater resources. More specifically she studies the potential impact of emerging contaminants, such as nanoparticles and pharmaceuticals on aquatic life and how we may design these chemicals to minimize their environmental impact. Roy Krueger grew up in the Washington Heights area, attended MPS, and spent the summers at Nee-ska-ra playground, Hawthorne Glen and Hoyt Park pool. Meanwhile, he became fascinated with movies seen at the nearby Times Theater. After graduating from Washington high school he enrolled at UWM and then UWMadison, where he earned a BBA degree. After college he spent two years with the U.S. Army, 16 months of which were spent mostly in Inchon, Korea with occasional trips to Japan. After relatively brief, and mostly unsatisfying, endeavors in the world of business he returned to academia (first UWM, then U. of Tenn.) leading to a Ph.D. in psychology. After five years of college teaching, he returned to Milwaukee 30

and accepted an administrative (mostly accounting) position with WI Correctional Service, from which he has since retired. Silvana Kukuljan was born in Italy and moved with her family to Milwaukee after WWII. She graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s in education and received her master’s in Italian from Middlebury College, Vermont. For 30 years she taught in the Milwaukee Public Schools, grades 3-8. She has published two children’s books and a bilingual cookbook created with her Italian Class at Osher. Reading and traveling are two of her passions, and she is in the process of finishing her memoirs. Josh Lieberthal is a UW-Madison graduate working in communications marketing in Chicago. He’s passionate about all things digital communication, primates and puppies, and is very excited for the opportunity to speak at Osher! John Link moved to Milwaukee in 1985 to work for Milwaukee County, first at the Milwaukee County Medical Complex as a Planning Analyst, and later Operations Manager for Department of Health and Human Services. Previously worked for Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. He grew up in Nebraska and received a Bachelor’s degree in English and Sociology, from the University of Nebraska, moved to Arizona and received a Master’s in Rehabilitation from the University of Arizona, and later a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Missouri. He has always enjoyed reading history and appreciates that history is more than just series of dates or events, but trying to understand what has happened and maybe learn why those things have happened. Tony LoBue Thomas Luljak is Vice Chancellor of University Relations and Communications at UW-Milwaukee. His responsibilities include directing the university’s media, integrated marketing and public relations initiatives; directing all government relations and neighborhood relations programs; and overseeing UWM’s web and social media development. Luljak serves as the chief lobbyist for UWM, representing

the university’s interests in the state Capitol and in Washington, DC. Nancy Martin has a B.S. in computer science from the University of Kentucky. She helped her father-in-law write his memoir Patton’s Lucky Scout. Since publication of the book by Crickhollow Books, Nancy continues to write and encourage others to tell their stories. In addition to book talks, she writes personal histories for those who would prefer not to write themselves. Nancy serves as a computer pal for those wanting in-home tutoring with computer issues. Dennis McBride has served as Coordinator of the Irish Fest Hedge School since 2006. He has given presentations on Irish and Irish-American history at Irish Fest, at the Irish American Heritage Center of Chicago, at Osher sessions, and at meetings of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Friends of St. Patrick, and the Irish Genealogical Society of Wisconsin. A retired attorney, Dennis has served as 4th District Alderman of the City of Wauwatosa, since 2008. From 2012 to 2016, he served two terms as President of the Wauwatosa Common Council. Mike McCabe is the founder and president of the grassroots citizen group Blue Jean Nation and author of “Blue Jeans in High Places: The Coming Makeover of American Politics.” For 15 years Mike led the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan watchdog group that specializes in tracking the money in state elections and works for reforms aimed at making people matter more than money in politics. Linda McGuire is a certified retirement coach and graduate of Coach U. She supports and guides individuals who are transitioning through life changes . Over the past several years, Linda has experienced many life transitions and can confidently work with individuals to successfully transition to the life they envision. Dennis Miller is a “retired” electrical engineer whose work experience included 35 years at Johnson Controls Inc. as a research engineer, product development

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manager and software testing manager. He started his engineering career working on the Apollo guidance system for Delco Electronics and served in the U.S. Army as an artillery officer. He now teaches a variety of technology and robotics-related classes for the Marquette University Engineering Outreach Program, works as a teaching volunteer for the Wehr Nature Center’s nature education programs, has taught Osher classes on robotics topics and, as a hobby, does nature photography. Cathy Morris-Nelson is Chair of the Osher Book Group. She has a BA degree in English and MA was in Library Science. Cathy was Director of the Brown Deer Public Library for the last 20 years. Her husband, Dick Nelson, is also a retired librarian.

Dr. Paul Norton has been a mindfulness practitioner for nearly thirty years, and has taught over 2000 people in various courses since 1996. A retried pediatrician, he has a good understanding of the various day to day difficulties we all experience, and how applying mindfulness helps body, spirit and mind. He is also a practicing Zen Buddhist. Veronica Ocampo has been a bilingual teacher at MPS since 2003. She graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and earned her master’s degree in international education at Framingham State University in Massachusetts. Her interest in raising students’ math performance led her to obtain her Mathematics Middle School Certification

Tony Palese is a retired public school educator with 29 years in elementary and middle school classrooms. He has played the great Highland bagpipe for 46 years, starting with the Chicago Highlanders. After moving to Milwaukee, he received individual instruction from Gordon Speirs, a world-class gold medalist, and later from Catriona Hill, another renowned piping progeny. During the 1980s, Tony piped in the Milwaukee and District Scottish Pipe Band. More recently, Tony was president of the Milwaukee Scottish Pipe Band and piped with them in 2013 when they won Champions Supreme in Grade 4 of the Midwest Pipe Band Association. Julia Pandl was born in Milwaukee, where she still lives and works. For Julia, the rite of passage into young-adulthood included mandatory service at her family’s restaurant, where she watched as her father who was also the chef ruled with the strictness of a drill sergeant. “Memoir of the Sunday Brunch” is her first book. She is currently working on a second book. Glenn Pastella was exposed to the Native American culture and flute music while spending several years in Flagstaff and the Southwest. With no music background, Glenn learned to read music for the flute along with improvisation of melodies and rhythms. As the journey continued, he attended and participated in several Native American Flute workshops, seminars and classes taught by NAF artists. Glenn is a member of the World Flute Society and

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the Milwaukee area Kokopelli flute circle. This leg of the journey is introducing and sharing the Native American Flute and its music with others. Neal Pease is professor of history at UWMilwaukee, with a teaching/research/ publication specialty in the modern history of Poland and East Central Europe. He is also a member of the UWM Jewish Studies committee, and editor in chief of “The Polish Review.” Karen Peck Katz has been organizing for more than 15 years. Karen developed her organizational acumen working in a large corporate accounting office, as an accreditor for the American Camp Association and through leadership roles on numerous non-profit boards. Since 2000 she has served as a Professional Organizer and Senior Move Manager for A Gift of Time™ LLC. In addition to helping reduce the stress of moving, her unique skill set also helps clients suffering from chronic disorganization and hoarding find order in organizational systems that are unique to their needs.

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Kate M Nelson serves as Director in the Office of Sustainability at UW-Milwaukee. She is responsible for planning & managing a variety of sustainability initiatives. Previously, Kate was a GIS specialist and project assistant for The Conservation Fund, and worked to preserve and restore critical land areas for MMSDs Greenseams program that addressed flood management. Kate holds an MS in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies of UW-Madison, as well as a BA in Conservation and Environmental Science from UW-Milwaukee and a previous BA in Theatre and Writing from Cardinal Stritch University.

from UW-Milwaukee. She is Greenfield School’s implementer of the Texas Instruments Math Forward Program, and the Sketchpad Curriculum for Algebra and Geometry. She is currently doing graduate work at UW-Milwaukee to obtain her Ph.D. in mathematics education.

Karen Perlewitz is the human resource manager for the School of Continuing Education. In addition to her full time duties as a certified human resource professional, Karen has been an active UW-Extension Southeast Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteer since 2011. Her volunteer activities include cochairing the Green Power Garden, a six-acre vegetable garden dedicated to serving the needs of those in need and teaching children about the rewarding experiences gained through gardening and volunteering. In 2015, Green Power Garden harvested and donated over 4,700 pounds of fresh produce to the Waukesha Hope Center and others in the community. 800-222-3623


Donald Pienkos is professor emeritus (political science) at UW-Milwaukee and chairs its Polish Studies Committee. He also directed UWM’s international studies major and Russian and East European studies program. As an instructor, Don taught courses on the politics and foreign policy of the Soviet Union, post-Soviet Russia, Eastern Europe, and the impact of immigration, race and religion in U.S. politics. He is published extensively in these areas. Don was actively involved in the successful citizen effort that resulted in 1999 with the entry of Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary into NATO. Judith Pinger began her career with MPL in 1991. Having worked in both Central and branch libraries, she has been both a children’s and adult services librarian. She was promoted to the Coordinator of the Business, Technology and Periodicals Department in 2010 and to the position of Central Library Manager in 2014. In 2015, Judy became Assistant Library Director, responsible for Library Technology, Technical Services, and collection development. Dr. Tony Piparo has been a Performance Psychologist for the past 30+ years. He works with athletes, business professionals, students, and everyday people deal with the ravages of stress and anxiety. His degrees include a BS in Science Education (UWM), MS in Education, specializing in Learning Theory (UWM), MS in Kinesiology, the study of Human Movement (UWM) and a Ph.D. in Performance Psychology (UNCG). He has received numerous research awards, including the American Psychological Association’s Dissertation of the Year Award for his work on concentration and performance. He is an internationally recognized author and speaker. Amanda Reavey is a Wisconsin-raised writer who has taught creative writing workshops since 2006. She is the author of MARILYN (The Operating System, 2015), and her work appears in The Volta, Construction Literary Magazine, and Galatea Resurrects #23, among others. She co-edits TeaSpot Reviews and works at Woodland Pattern Book Center. She received an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University in 2014. 32

Lucas J. Robak graduated in 2008 with a degree in flight operations (to be an airline pilot). Soon after graduation, he started his 501(c)3 nonprofit charity, Melody of Life Foundation. After discovering his life purpose in 2012, Robak started his life coach training in May 2013, became a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner in May 2014, and by July 2015 received his Master Practitioner certifications for NLP, mental and emotional release, and hypnotherapy. No longer flying, Robak focuses all his efforts on educating and implementing the power of the mind in himself and others. He currently works for Skillset Life Coaching LLC as an author, workshop facilitator, speaker, and master practitioner. Rita Rochte has a BA in Psych/English and MAMFC from Santa Clara University. Years of teaching Junior College and adult ed., followed by a licensed private practice, led to Executive Coaching in Silicon Valley. Her film fascination began with 25 cent Saturday matinees to numerous trips to the Toronto and the Milwaukee film festivals. Currently she is part of a monthly film forum committee. Jim Rosenbaum holds a B.A. – Lawrence University -1966 and M.S.- Stanford University. Jim is a geologist who migrated into the used book business. He has done lectures and field trips on local geological features for both Marquette and Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. Margaret (Peggy) Rozga participated in the 200 nights of marching that helped secure passage of federal and local fair housing legislation in April 1968. Her play March on Milwaukee: A Memoir of the Open Housing Protests has seen four full productions and numerous concert readings. Her book of poems about this fair housing struggle, 200 Nights and One Day, was named an outstanding achievement in poetry for 2009 by the Wisconsin Library Association and was awarded a bronze medal for poetry for 2009 in the Independent Publishers Book Awards. She is also the author of Though I Haven’t Been to Baghdad and Justice Freedom Herbs. She writes a monthly op-ed for the online Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

Mike Sadowski is a retired salesperson from a local international manufacturing company. He has a long standing interest in history and associated subjects. Paul Salsini is a longtime Milwaukee journalist and award-winning fiction writer who teaches History of Musical Theater at Marquette. He was the founder and first editor of “The Sondheim Review,” a magazine devoted to the works of Stephen Sondheim. Joseph Sectzer resides with his family in Mequon. Born in Argentina, he is fluent in Spanish and greatly enjoys Latin culture as well as keeping current on world affairs and business issues. Professionally, he has represented Northwestern Mutual since 1978. In his 30-plus years of working with business owners and professionals, Joe believes the most exciting aspect of his profession is his ability to help clients identify issues that could adversely affect their personal and business lives. Most of his practice today revolves around retirement planning strategies and estate planning. Kevin Shafer is the executive director of MMSD, and is responsible for the overall management, administration, leadership and direction – representing MMSD for customers, bond rating agencies and the public. Shafer is a civil engineer who, prior to joining MMSD, worked in private industry with an international engineering firm in Chicago and with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is a past president of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies and is the Chair of the U.S. Water Alliance’s Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Council. He serves on the EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee. Gary Shellman, Ph.D. is past president of the United Nations Association (UNA-USA) of Greater Milwaukee, past commissioner on the former Wisconsin Governor’s Commission on the United Nations, former deputy director of the Institute of World Affairs at UWM and the past Wisconsin Great Decisions Coordinator. Before retiring, he served on the Milwaukee Mayor’s Commission on the UN and attending five UNA-USA national meetings.

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His research and teaching focus on 19th and 20th Century Europe. He earned BA and MA degrees at UW-Madison and his doctorate from the University of Iowa. Bruce Stark, associate professor emeritus, taught undergraduates for more than 40 years in France, Israel, India and at UWM. He enjoys working with adults as he did at Columbia, Cornell, Madison, in the Army, and now at Osher. George Stone is professor emeritus of natural science at Milwaukee Area Technical College and the current organizer of the annual Sustainability Summit in Milwaukee. Carolyn Sweers taught philosophy and history courses for 25 years at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. After retiring in 1994, Sweers continued to teach in older adult education programs in the Chicago area.

Douglas Van Gemert is the founder of the Van Gemert Institue for Psychic Development, and is an intuitive psychic and psychometrist. He has years of experience lecturing, radio broadcasting and was the producer/director of public television programs in the Boston area. Dr. Murali Vedula’s presentations and classes on the topic of brain fitness have been attended by thousands of active older adults over the past 11 years. He has presented several times at various Milwaukee area institutions, and has received excellent reviews every time. In 2011 and 2012, he presented “Brain Jogging” at the annual meetings of Wisconsin Education Association Council-Retired in Wausau and Madison. Dr. Vedula’s articulate, interactive and non-threatening style presents scientific facts in a manner that is practical and entertaining.

Gilbert Walter is a retired mathematics professor. His interests have changed from mathematics to botany and he is the cochair of the Nature Committee of Lake Park Friends and co-author of Trees of Lake Park. Beth Waschow is the curriculum chair for Osher at UWM. She has a B.S. in secondary education, French, Spanish, and English, and an M.S. in curriculum and instruction from UWM. She was a high school teacher for 35 years. Marvin Wiener has always stepped back to consider what he learned from life’s experiences. Being a physician gave him countless opportunities to learn many fascinating things. Now, in retirement, Osher gives him a world of new and exciting things to explore and share. Learning is growing and there is no end to the growth possibilities at this time in life. Dana World-Patterson Kashoua Yang is the owner of Kashoua Yang, LLC, a law firm concentrating on family law, family mediation, worker’s compensation, and social security disability. From her experience as a former refugee child, third oldest of 11 children, and a mother of three children,

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she sees change resulting from empathy as an effective way for creating positive change. Recognition for her work include Super Lawyers Rising Star for years 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016; Association of Women Lawyers Pro Bono Award in 2016; Milwaukee Magazine Leading Lawyers in 2015; and Milwaukee Bar Association volunteer recognition in 2012. Cynthia Zarazua has worked at International Learning Services since February 2012. She also serves as ESL Instructor. She has worked with English Language Learners for over 15 years. She founded, developed and managed an ESL program for Literacy Services of Wisconsin as well as managed an intergenerational literacy program for Spanish speakers for Esperanza Unida, Inc. Virginia Zerpa is a native of Venezuela and has lived in the United States since 1981. She attained a MS in Public Health in 1997 and has worked in diverse public health issues since then. Currently, she is the Latino Community Outreach Coordinator for the Alzheimers Association. In the summer of 2007, she joined the Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition Steering Committee to be part of a team of dedicated professionals determined to address the external forces affecting the health of Latinos. Virginia is also a fellow with the Wisconsin Womens Network Policy Institute. Natalie Zielinski is the Director of Behavior Services for the Wisconsin Humane Society. She oversees and develops the behavior assessment, enrichment and modification programs for shelter animals, public dog training classes, private consultations, and hands on animal training for over 1000 volunteers for the 3 campus shelter. Natalie is a Certified Behavior Consultant CanineCBCC-KA and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer- CPDT-KA. Her love for teaching and bridging the gap between animal and human communication has fueled her passion for over 20 years in the animal welfare community.


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Ted Tousman is a retired pharmacist and formerly an officer of large national drug distributor. He has been an Osher member for 5 years, and serves as the chairman of membership committee, is a member of the public relations committee and on the Osher Board of Directors. He has a strong interest in lifelong learning.

Gabrielle Verdier has lived in China, Madagascar, France, Spain, California and New York and has traveled throughout Europe, North Africa and Latin America. Her academic credentials include an M.A. degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Yale in French literature. Her scholarly and teaching interests range from early modern French fiction and drama, with a special focus on women writers, to contemporary food studies. After teaching at NYU for fifteen years, she joined the faculty of the Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature at UW-Milwaukee in 1993. In addition to coordinating the UWM M.A. program in Language, Literature, and Translation (2002-2012), she directed the Wisconsin French Connections Sesquicentennial project and founded and organized the Festival of Films in French at UWM for fifteen years.



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LOCATION INFORMATION UWM School of Continuing Education 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 6000, Milwaukee, WI 53203 Parking: The School of Continuing Education is located downtown in the Plankinton Building of Grand Avenue Mall. For the most convenient access, enter the Grand Avenue parking structure off Plankinton Ave., and park your car on the 2nd or 3rd level at the north end of the structure, closest to the mall entrance. From the parking structure, you’ll enter the building on the 2nd floor and cross the rotunda. Take the elevators on the north side of the building (closest to Wisconsin Ave.) to the 6th or 7th floor (in-person registration/offices or classrooms, respectively). For a wheelchair accessible entrance, park your car on the 4th level at the north end of the parking structure. From there, enter the building and take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Cross the rotunda to the elevators on the north side of the building (closest to Wisconsin Ave.) and take these elevators to the 6th or 7th floor. Visit for more details.

Free Parking is available for Osher members in the Shops of Grand Avenue parking structure. Please note that it is only available while you are attending a class. Bring your parking gate ticket to the 7th floor reception desk to have it validated.

UWM Hefter Conference Center Address: 3271 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53211 Parking: Two-hour parking is available on the streets around the Center.

Bayshore (North Shore) Park & Ride The lot, also referred to as “Bayshore Park & Ride” on the freeway exit, is located on the west side of Port Washington Rd. one block north of Silver Spring Rd. From the south: Take the I-43 exit 78A, Silver Spring Road east. At the end of the ramp, turn north onto Port Washington Road. Proceed north through the Port Washington Road and Silver Spring Drive intersection. From the north: Take the I-43 exit 78B, turn east onto Silver Spring Drive. Turn north onto Port Washington Road.

Southwest College Park & Ride This lot is located on the southwest corner of W. College Avenue and Interstate 94. From the north: Take I-94E/US-41S and take Exit 316 to Exit 319. From the south: Merge onto I-94 W/US-41 N. Take exit 319 for College Ave. Turn left onto W. College Ave. (signs for Interstate 894S/Interstate 43S/County ZZ W). Turn left onto the I-94E/US-41S ramp. Destination will be on the right.

State Fair Park & Ride The lot is located on the south side of I-94 E. on N. 76th St. and W. Kearney St. (State Fair). From the east: Head west on I-94E. Take exit 306 for WI-181/84th St. Continue onto W. Kearney St. (signs for I-94 E). Turn right onto S. 76th St. From the west: Head east on I-94W. Take exit 307A for 68th St. toward 70th St. Continue onto W. O’Connor St. Turn left onto S. 76th St. 36

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

REGISTRATION FORM: INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE MEMBER #1 REGISTRATION FORM Individual or Couple Member 1: one registration form per individual. To register by mail or by fax, please complete and return. For the second individual of a couple’s membership, please use the additional space on the back of this page.

Member Information, please print First Name___________________________________________ MI _____ Last Name_______________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________ City _________________________________ State _____ Zip ___________ Email__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


¨ Female

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¨ Male Birth Date _____/_____/_____ Heritage

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¨ Hispanic/Latino ¨ Asian/Pacific Islander ¨ White/Other ¨ American Indian/Alaskan Native Is this enrollment career related? ¨ Yes ¨ No First-Time Members Fees are prorated, please see schedule on page 34 Individual Membership OR ¨ Couple Membership ¨


Course Selection Prog. #____________________ Title_________________________________________________ Date________________ Fee ____________ Prog. #____________________ Title_________________________________________________ Date________________ Fee ____________ Prog. #____________________ Title_________________________________________________ Date________________ Fee ____________ Prog. #____________________ Title_________________________________________________ Date________________ Fee ____________ Prog. #____________________ Title_________________________________________________ Date________________ Fee ____________ Prog. #____________________ Title_________________________________________________ Date________________ Fee ____________ Prog. #____________________ Title_________________________________________________ Date________________ Fee ____________



Support lifelong learning. Donate to OSHER today. ¨ Yes! I would like to donate $____________

Have a Registration Question? 800-222-3623

If you need special accommodations, please advise us when registering. Requests will be kept confidential.

Sub Total $ ____________ Less Gift Certificate* or Discount amount - ____________ *Gift Certificate # ______________________ TOTAL $ ____________

Method of Payment Full payment is required at the time of registration, with the exception of travel programs.

¨ Check Enclosed: Payable to UW-Milwaukee ¨ VISA ¨ MasterCard ¨ American Express ¨ Discover Credit Card Number____________

/_____________ /_____________ /_____________

Expiration Date ______________ Cardholder’s Name____________________________________ Signature______________________________ REQUIRED: Address on credit card statement:

¨ Same as address as above ¨ Other:

Address______________________________________ City________________________________________ State________ Zip__________


OFFICE USE ONLY Order #_______________________________ Initials______________ Date_____________________

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REGISTRATION FORM: COUPLE MEMBER #2 Couple Member #2: one registration form per individual. To register by mail or by fax, please complete and return.

Member #2 Information, please print First Name___________________________________________ MI _____ Last Name_______________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________ City _________________________________ State _____ Zip ___________ Email__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Voluntary Information

Collected to enhance UW Programming

¨ Female ¨ Male Birth Date _____/_____/_____ Heritage ¨ African American ¨ Hispanic/Latino ¨ Asian/Pacific Islander ¨ White/Other ¨ American Indian/Alaskan Native Is this enrollment career related? ¨ Yes ¨ No Gender

First-Time Members Fees are prorated, please see schedule on page 34 Individual Membership OR ¨ Couple Membership ¨


Course Selection Prog. #____________________ Title_________________________________________________ Date________________ Fee ____________ Prog. #____________________ Title_________________________________________________ Date________________ Fee ____________ Prog. #____________________ Title_________________________________________________ Date________________ Fee ____________ Prog. #____________________ Title_________________________________________________ Date________________ Fee ____________ Prog. #____________________ Title_________________________________________________ Date________________ Fee ____________ Prog. #____________________ Title_________________________________________________ Date________________ Fee ____________ Prog. #____________________ Title_________________________________________________ Date________________ Fee ____________



Support lifelong learning. Donate to OSHER today.

Have a Registration Question? 800-222-3623

If you need special accommodations, please advise us when registering. Requests will be kept confidential.

¨ Yes! I would like to donate $____________ Sub Total $ ____________

Less Gift Certificate* or Discount amount - ____________ *Gift Certificate # ______________________ TOTAL $ ____________

Method of Payment Full payment is required at the time of registration, with the exception of travel programs.

¨ Check Enclosed: Payable to UW-Milwaukee ¨ VISA ¨ MasterCard ¨ American Express ¨ Discover Credit Card Number____________

/_____________ /_____________ /_____________

Expiration Date ______________ Cardholder’s Name____________________________________ Signature______________________________ REQUIRED: Address on credit card statement:

¨ Same as address as above ¨ Other:

Address______________________________________ City________________________________________ State________ Zip__________


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education


Mary Lou Del Balso

Pay it Forward

Longtime Osher Lifelong Learning Institute volunteer Mary Lou Del Balso likely came upon the institute’s rich and varied offerings as many people do: a friend’s recommendation. “A friend had begun taking classes and told me about an art survey course that sounded especially intriguing, so I signed on,” Del Balso said.

You’ve enjoyed Osher programming, now help us make it even better.

She liked Osher so much, she now serves as co-chair, with Paula Friedman, of the Core Programming Committee, which oversees course selections. Each year, Del Balso signs up for eight to 10 courses, as well as domestic “I am a beneficiary of and international trips. She the Osher experience” also helps to plan local Go Explore tours. What keeps her coming back? The answer extends beyond content: “The excitement and joy of learning and being in an atmosphere where other adults have similar desires and are open to differing views in a mutual search for understanding is truly a joy.”

To learn more about the ways in which you can give financial support, contact: Liza Longhini School of Continuing Education Director of Development 414-227-3252 or For more information on charitable bequests in your estate planning, contact: Gretchen Miller, J.D. UWM Director of Gift Planning and Agreements 414-229-3067 or

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The content is not secondary, of course. Del Balso proudly points to its variety, truly something for everyone. There are singular talks as well as series of classes that stimulate lively discussions; special interest groups on everything from current issues to languages, books, art, music and theater; excursions to places domestic and exotic; and issue-based Weeks of Learning around the U.S. “I am a beneficiary of the Osher experience and I wanted to contribute to its growth, as well,” Del Balso said.

A tax deductible gift will ensure that the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM offers quality programs at an affordable price and provides every adult 50 and older the opportunity to rediscover and reengage in life through socially, active learning for many years to come.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM | Spring 2017 Catalog  

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a membership organization for adults 50 and over who under...

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM | Spring 2017 Catalog  

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a membership organization for adults 50 and over who under...