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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute


at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Fall 2017 Registration Opens August 14th at 9am! Short Courses Osher Talks Special Interest Groups Educational Travel & Tours Go Explore


The Osher Lifelong Lear Phyllis Bankier Osher Member Milwaukee, WI

at the University of Wiscon


Core Programming Committee

Your Osher Connection

Special thanks to the core programming committee members who put together our course offerings:

KIM BECK Executive Director 414-227-3321

JAYNA HINTZ Program Manager 414-227-3255

Mary Lou Del Balso (Co-Chairs)......................... 262-853-9395 Paula Friedman (Co-Chairs)................................ 414-540-9120 Phyllis Bankier....................................................... 414-305-5280 John Buckson........................................................ 414-852-8845 Geri Halaska.......................................................... 414-476-7216 Marcia Laskey....................................................... 414-236-5451

KAREN BARRY Membership Coordinator 414-227-3320

NICOLE HAIGHT Program Assistant 414-227-3186

Gretchen Lindstrom.............................................. 262-370-0047 John Link................................................................ 414-588-5162 Joyce Madsen....................................................... 262-242-5403 Maggie McCarthy................................................. 262-236-9902 Kathy Ortiz.............................................................. 414-527-4940

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Kalpana Rohatgi.................................................... 414-962-3428

Membership Information.......................................................... 3 Big Read...................................................................................... 4

Marcia Scherrer................................................... 414-423-8212 Beth Waschow...................................................... 414-764-9299

Short Courses........................................................................5-14

Osher relies on the generosity of members serving

Osher Talks...........................................................................14-20

on committees to keep our programs running

Special Interest Groups.....................................................20-21

smoothly. Visit the “about us” page of the Osher

Educational Travel & Tours...............................................22-23 Go Explore............................................................................24-29

website at for all of the ways in which you can get involved.

How To Participate / Registration Information...............30-31 Location And Parking Information........................................ 32 Registration Forms..............................................................33-34 On The Cover............................................................................ 35

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

Inside Osher

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 1,500 like-minded, active older adults. 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 31) with the registration form on pages 33-34, or visit To verify your membership status, call the Osher office at 414-227-3320.

Osher Member Benefits • Attend short courses and lectures taught by UWM faculty, Osher members and other noted experts that explore a variety of thoughtprovoking 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

Position yourself as an Osher insider. Learn how to get the most from your membership. Discover what makes us special, how it came to be and how it is fits into both the national Osher Lifelong Learning Institute network and our host university. Hear what the institute is doing to ensure its long-term health and viability. Explore the vital role that volunteers play, as well as other special opportunities and benefits of which you may not be aware. This is an excellent behind the scenes look at how Osher works. Every member, old and new, should attend. Presenter: Kim Beck Wed, Sept 6, 9:30am-Noon School of Continuing Education Free, Program No. FALL:099

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. Meet current and other new Osher members. Come and share your interests and ideas, and tell us what would enhance your Osher membership. Presenter: Kim Beck Fri, Sept 8, 9-10am School of Continuing Education Free, Program No. FALL:100

• 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

New/Returning Presenters’ Orientation New and returning Osher presenters are invited to learn what to expect when teaching an Osher course. Explore the importance of classroom community, develop awareness for barriers to learning and discuss members’ expectations, program content and delivery. Practical tips will be offered on accessing audiovisual equipment, having copies made, distributing information to program participants and whom to contact when problems arise during presentations. Presenter: Jayna Hintz Wed, Sept 13, 10am-Noon School of Continuing Education Free, Program No. FALL:101

Exploring Leadership Opportunities in Osher Osher’s dramatic growth in members and programming requires many new volunteers to serve in various leadership roles. In order to meet this expanding demand for new volunteer leaders, Osher is offering a special leadership development program to members who think they may have an interest in exploring leadership opportunities. The objectives of this program will include exploring the various opportunities, reviewing the responsibilities of being a leader, outlining the functioning and structure of Osher, reviewing the skills required to be a leader, highlighting the best practices for working with volunteers, and presenting the skills for running effective meetings. 4 Fri, Oct 13-Nov 3, 9:30-11:30am School of Continuing Education Free, Program No. FALL:102

• Receive a complimentary library card for UWM’s Golda Meir Library

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is planning an Osher community read for Fall 2017 through Spring 2018: The Osher Big Read. The award-winning book, ‘Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City’, selected for the Osher Big Read was written by Matthew Desmond. While working on his Ph.D. in Sociology at UW-Madison, Desmond “embedded” himself in two Milwaukee neighborhoods for a total of fifteen months in order to study first-hand the problems of poverty and eviction by following the lives of eight different families as they dealt with their own problems of poverty, housing, and eviction. He then continued his research in Milwaukee for several years. Through the narratives of the people he got to know, he weaves in the results of research on the problems of housing and evictions, but he never loses sight of the human story.

The Osher Big Read program aims to engage our members through book discussions, Osher Talks, Short Courses, Panels, Potpourris, Go Explores, Distinguished Speakers, and other events. This shared experience is designed to do the following: • Engage the Osher community in an academically focused reading experience • Generate vigorous discussion and exchanges of diverse ideas • Promote connections among our members and the wider Milwaukee community • Tap into and promote the intellectual resources of our members

Look for the book icon in this catalog to identify programs that feature some of the many themes that we will explore: • Urban poverty, especially the problems of women and children • Employment, education, transportation, and child care • Housing insecurity and cycles of eviction, both legal and informal • Substandard rental housing and the profit in the inner city rental market • Roles of community support organizations For information about purchasing the book, please contact Boswell Books or your favorite bookseller. For information on the author, some of the outstanding reviews, and the numerous book awards, check out the publisher’s website at and search on the short title ‘Evicted.’ Matthew Desmond, Author


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. Presenter biographies are located online at

This is a two-part Talk and Walk. The first day meet at the downtown location, for a re-enactment presentation titled “Meet Milwaukee’s Martha Reed Mitchell and Family.” The second day, the group is guided through Forest Home Cemetery on a walking tour that focuses on the stories and contributions of women that are buried in the cemetery who shaped the early history of Milwaukee. Presenter: Annita Pietrykowski Tue, Sept 5 (Talk at UWM Hefter Center) 2:15-3:45pm Thu, Sept 7 (Walk at Forest Home Cemetery, 2405 W Forest Home Ave) 2:15-3:45pm $15, Program No. FALL:106

World War I DVD Course – Session 2 Presented as a series of DVDs about the “Great War,” this course focuses on the United States entry into the war (1917). Presenter: Mike Sadowski 6 Tue, Sept 5-Oct 24, 10-11:15am Note: No class Sept 12 & Oct 10 School of Continuing Education $35, Program No. FALL:104

Tue, Sept 12 (Talk at UWM Hefter Center) 10-11:15am Thu, Sept 14 (Walk at Forest Home Cemetery, 2405 W Forest Home Ave) 10-11:15am $15, Program No. FALL:114

Fall Potpourri I

3 Mon, Sept 11-25, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:108

September 11 – Who Made My Clothes? – On April 24, 2013, 1133 people were killed when the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Most workers made less than $60 a month. Many of the objects we take for granted – chocolate, clothing, coffee – are frequently made under conditions that can only be described as slavery. Presenter, Chris Cox September 18 – Beginning Genealogy, Taking the First Step on your Journey of Discovery – Have you been wanting to work on a family tree but you’re not sure how to start? More records and resources seem to open every day. Sam Colon shows you how to get started and what resources are available for you, both locally and online. Even if you have started your genealogy trek, there is valuable information to help and inspire you. Presenter: Sam Colon For more information

September 25 – Retirement – The Joys of a Second Life – Dick Larson shares his own history as a community volunteer will lead into a discussion and primer on the process leading to community involvement. The rewards and problems resulting from the process will be addressed. People should come prepared with their questions and concerns, as a dialogue is an excellent format for enrichment. Presenter: Dick Larson

Short Courses


Milwaukee’s Women of the 1800’s Talk & Walk

The Life and Historic Significance of Thaddeus Kosciuszko – American and Polish Patriot This year marks the 200th Anniversary of the death of Thaddeus Kosciuszko (17461817), whose life was one of commitment to freedom and social justice. The series focuses on this extraordinary patriot/ soldier and his extraordinary contributions to our country’s independence and to a free and democratic Poland. Presenters: Donald Pienkos, James Pula, and Anne Gurnack 3 Mon, Sept 11-25, 2:15-3:30pm UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:110

University Community Orchestra 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. 12 Wed, Sept 13-Dec 6, 7-9:30pm Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts $89 (Osher members) $99 (if registered by Sept 13) $109 (after Sept 13) Program No. 8300-10301



Spanish for Travelers Part 1 Try your hand at speaking basic Spanish in real-life travel situations, and have conversations in Spanish with students 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 practice Spanish dialogue using basic terms to better carry on simple conversations. Class builds on learning from each week, attendance is important. Presenter: Esteban Bell 12 Wed, Sept 13-Nov 29, 10:30am-Noon School of Continuing Education $65, Program No. FALL:116

Abraham Lincoln and America’s Second Revolution The Civil War has been called “America’s Second Revolution.” It changed the United States, but the change was incomplete, and its impact is still being felt today. This course explores how and why that occurred, and how the humble genius and moral strength of Abraham Lincoln saw the war through to a successful conclusion. Presenter: Dennis McBride 3 Wed, Sept 13-27, 12:30-1:45pm School of Continuing Education $20, Program No. FALL:118

Intermediate Native American Flute Class Continuing with the Native American flute class, students build upon the previous class. Students learn ornamental notes through various fingering techniques, enhance their playing interpretations, build upon improvisation, and explore duets. Students should be able to produce clear notes on their flutes to benefit from the class. Presenter: Glenn Pastella 4 Mon, Sept 18-Oct 9, 12:30-1:45pm School of Continuing Education $25, Program No. FALL:120


Developing and Promoting the Rule of Law in an Emerging Nation: The Challenges and Achievements of the United States Mission in Iraq

Mindfulness in Everyday Life An overview of mindfulness as a tool for daily life. We will practice breath awareness and 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, which have been used for millennia, are tried and true ways to heal, nurture and grow. Presenter: Dr. Paul Norton 5 Mon, Sept 18-Oct 16, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $30, Program No. FALL:122

American Ethics and Public Policy: A Serious Discussion Philosopher Abraham Kaplan published this slim volume in 1958. It is surprising to read about U.S. political trends that we tend to think are recent but that have actually been part of the American ethos for far longer. Dr. Kaplan taught at many major universities in the U.S. and abroad and is said to be known best for being the first philosopher to systematically examine the behavioral sciences. This is a small group exercise and requires purchasing the book which is available at several online vendors. We cover two chapters during each session. Presenter: Kathy Johnson 6 Wed, Sept 20-Nov 1, 2:15-3:30pm (No class Oct 4) UWM Hefter Center $35, Program No. FALL:123

Based principally on his two-year term of service in Iraq building and encouraging the courts, the police, and the correctional institutions in provinces, including but not limited to Baghdad, throughout that nation, the instructor will engage students in interactive discussions of a variety of highly topical issues relevant to our present involvement in and continuing engagement with the peoples of the Middle East. In addition to describing and illustrating the functional circumstances of life and work during the highly volatile wartime period of 2006 and 2007, he will also speak about the special challenges of creating an independent unbiased judiciary, encouraging legitimate policing mechanisms, and establishing human rights conditions in jails and prisons. A broad-ranging, six-session course about the history, the traditions, the faith, and the significant problems faced—and achievements already made—by the leadership and the citizenry of Iraq in restoring the fundamental trappings of due process and the delivery of justice in a post-Saddam Hussein period, this presentation will look back to the foundational law-giving of Hammurabi and forward to an uncertain but viable future for Mesopotamia in the 21st Century. Presenter: James Santelle 6 Wed, Sept 20-Oct 25, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $35, Program No. FALL:124

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

The Manhattan Project, which produced the first atomic bombs, was a vast industrial enterprise rivaling the auto industry in size, and consuming 10% of all the electricity generated in the U.S. at the time. Recently declassified documents make it easier to study today than ever before. We shall attempt to answer 4 questions: 1) Why did FDR order the construction of this horrible weapon? 2) What scientific advances made its construction possible? 3) How was it constructed? 4) How has the existence of this weapon affected subsequent history up to the present day? Presenter: Dennis Hafemann Sept 21-22 & 28-29, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $25, Program No. FALL:125

Using the Enneagram for Better Relationships The Enneagram is a powerful method to discover what happens to you under stress and when you find it easy to get into flow. You learn how you behave under stress and how you appear to the world at such times. You already know your stressed self is quite different from you as you would like to be. You develop practices that help you pause in moments of stress and regain presence of mind to sustain relationships. Also, those magical moments of flow can be gained more often through personalized practices. Presenter: Murali Vedula 3 Thu, Sept 28-Oct 12, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $20, Program No. FALL:128

Introduction to Bookbinding Spend the day creating your own functional and beautiful journal using traditional hand bookbinding techniques and high quality materials. We explain and demonstrate the process of sewing a text block and making a case, and then you make one of your own. Presenters: Robin Leenhouts and Carolyn Suneja Sat, Sept 30, 9:30am-1:30pm UWM Hefter Center $35, Program No. FALL:130

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Fall Potpourri II

3 Mon, Oct 2-16, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:132

October 2 – Landlord Games Watchdog Updates – Review the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel series Landlord Games, which investigated how some property owners in the city game the system by not paying taxes and taking advantage of poor tenants. Presenters: Kevin Crowe & Cary Spivak

Short Courses

History, Science and Politics of the Manhattan Project

October 9 – Poverty and HousingHabitat for Humanity – Housing affordability in the U.S. is at its worst point since experts began measuring it, and in much of the world, conditions are even worse. At Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, we believe every child should have the opportunity to grow up and thrive in decent shelter, every parent should have the dignity of providing their kids with a safe home, and every family should have the chance for a decent life that allows them to create multigenerational assets. Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity has set some bold goals in our strategic plan beyond just building more houses. We also want to change policies and influence markets that can support additional housing efforts. Presenter: Brian Sonderman October 16 – Expanding the Big Read Connections – Great Reads – Daniel Goldin, Boswell proprietor, will talk on what to read after ‘Evicted: Poverty and Profit in The American City.’ Review additional authors and publications that support the topics or themes related to Matthew Desmond’s Book, ‘Evicted.’ Presenter: Daniel Goldin



The Living Universe Where am I, who am I, and what am I doing here? In this time of political, economic, and social turbulence, we take a step back and try to answer the questions: Where are we? Who are we? Where are we going? We bring together insights from astronomy, evolutionary biology, ecology, spirituality, economics, and philosophy to help answer the foundational questions of where, what, who, and why? Presenter: Dale Olen 3 Tue, Oct 3-17, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:134

Mahjongg is loads of fun, but can be very challenging. In this class you will learn about the history of Mahjongg and how it came to America. You will also learn the basics of the game and procedures followed by play. The following book is recommended to bring to class: “A Beginner’s Guide to American Mahjongg” by Elaine Sandberg. Presenter: Rose Oliva 2 Fri, Oct 6-13, 12:30-2:30pm UWM Hefter Center $15, Program No. FALL:138

Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement

Greco-Roman Art & Architecture 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 their 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 Wed-Thu, Oct 4-5, 12:30-1:45pm School of Continuing Education $15, Program No. FALL:136


History and Playing Techniques of Mahjongg

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 and identify lifestyle issues facing retirees. The instructors provide information that is current, comprehensive and noncommercial. The material is relevant to those in the early stage of retirement planning as well as those who are very close to retirement or just completed retirement. Presenters: Wendy Rusch, Tyler Briggs , CFP®, AAMS®, Blaine Gibson , CFP®, AWMA®, and Paul Westphal, CIMA® 4 Tue, Oct 10-31, 6-8:30pm School of Continuing Education $89 Osher Members $119 Non-Osher Members Program No. 8300-10302

Film Glimpses into Eviction and Homelessness While we like to be entertained when we watch films, they also can provide unparalleled views into worlds that most of us have the good fortune to never have to deal with directly. “Time Out of Mind” is a 2014 American drama film written and directed by Oren Moverman and starring Richard Gere as a homeless man somehow coping with the daily grind of homelessness. “Cathy Come Home” is a 1966 BBC television play about a family’s downward spiral from a normal life to destitution. A 2000 industry poll rated it as the second best British television program ever made. “Winter’s Bone” is an awardwinning 2010 American independent drama film starring Jennifer Lawrence with a story that brings drug addiction into the picture of poverty and homelessness. Note the extended class time that accommodates a long film and discussion. Presenter: Kathy Johnson 3 Tue, Oct 10-24, 12:30-3:30pm School of Continuing Education $20, Program No. FALL:140

The Five Senses – An Engineering View Since the days of Aristotle humans have had five senses & seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, tasting. While this is a simplification by today’s knowledge, these five senses provide the basis for exploring the intersection of biological sensing and engineered sensing using electronics, chemistry and computers. In order to accomplish the many objectives of bio-engineering, robotics, communication systems and other technologies, sensing on the scale of what humans can do is necessary. In this class the biological implementations of the five senses will be discussed and then the capabilities of today’s technologies to duplicate these capabilities will be examined. The class will include hands on demonstrations. Presenter: Dennis Miller 4 Thu, Oct 12-Nov 2, 12:30-1:45pm School of Continuing Education $25, Program No. FALL:144

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

In this class the extremes of photography accessible for a rational level of expenditure will be explored. This will be done both in terms of the electromagnetic spectrum range of photography and the locational range of photography, specifically, taking pictures across the electromagnetic spectrum from the ultraviolet through visible, near infrared and finally far infrared (thermal). Locational photography looks at taking pictures from above using drones, at ground level and beneath the water. This is not a photographic composition class but rather one to provide ideas on what is possible for looking photographically at our world in different ways. The class will include student activities using representative hardware. Presenter: Dennis Miller 4 Thu, Oct 12-Nov 2, 2:15-3:30pm School of Continuing Education $25, Program No. FALL:146

Turbulence and Growth in Irish and American Literature In the Fall of 2016, in “Dysfunction and Reconciliation in Irish and American Literature,” the class explored compelling fiction by Irish and American authors. In this new class, we will read two novels by two of the same authors: first, Colm Toibin’s “Nora Webster,” which highlights a woman’s difficult journey to a changed self in contemporary Ireland. The second novel, Elizabeth Strout’s “The Burgess Boys” illuminates the troubled past and evolving present of adult siblings facing a crisis amidst a hardscrabble town’s resistance to Somalian refugees. Presenter: Paula Friedman 3 Thu, Oct 12-26, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:148

Civil Rights History Made in Milwaukee, Represented in Art Why was fair housing a dominant issue in Milwaukee and other northern cities in the mid-1960s? Why is it important today? What is the role of the arts in bringing this history forward? These questions will be our focus in this class led by civil rights activist, poet, and playwright Margaret Rozga. The class will focus on the causes and events of the movement for fair housing legislation. It will also focus on how and why Rozga chose to write in various forms about this material, how the story changes as it is translated from genre to genre, and why the story is still important 50 years after the historic events. Bring a copy of “200 Nights and One Day”, Rozga’s book of poems about the fair housing struggle, to class meetings. Copies are available at the Milwaukee Public Library, Woodland Pattern Book Center, and other Milwaukee and online bookstores. Presenter: Margaret Rozga 3 Thu, Oct 12-26, 2:15-3:30pm UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:152

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It’s Time to Organize Your Family Photos Two Classes Course – Too few people are saving their photos. The day has come and memories are being lost, stories faintly exist and traditions are fading away. Family photos are integral to passing down family values, celebrating the best in life and connecting generations. Printed Photo Organization – People often have printed photos stored in a variety of places and are overwhelmed with how to sort their pictures and make sure memories are saved for future generations. Attendees will learn a simple system to organize all of their family photos, which photos are important to save and how to scan photos easily. Digital Photo Organization – With the advent of digital photography, consumers have photos in a wide variety of digital homes. With this course, we’ll provide an overview to digital photo organization, demonstrate how to move photos from a variety of places to the computer and cover options for saving photos digitally for future generations. Presenter: Mollie Bartlett 2 Mon, Oct 16-23, 2-3:15pm UWM Hefter Center $15, Program No. FALL:154


Short Courses

Extremes of Photography


Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt DVD Course

An Unorthodox Poetry Tour

This three part DVD course features Professor William Kloss, Independent Art Historian, The Smithsonian Associate who lectures in an engaging manner about art and society in 16th century Netherlands, the history of that time and place and the artists: Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt, as well as lesser known artists. This course consists of 36 half hour lectures. We will cover two lectures per session and have time for discussion. We will do 18 lectures this term and continue, picking up with lecture 19 in the spring semester. If you are unable to sign up for all parts and are interested in knowing when your favorite artists are discussed, contact Kathy Johnson at Presenter: Kathy Johnson Part I – 6 classes: Part one covers lectures 1 through 12 in which Prof. Kloss talks about art and society in 16th century Netherlands as well as the history of the time and place, art in the Netherlands’ cities of Haarlem and Utrecht, Dutch portrait painting, the life and art of Frans Hals, and daily life in Dutch towns and cities. Part II – 6 classes: Part two covers lectures 13 through 24 in which Prof. Kloss talks about the art of Jan Steen and Pieter de Hooch, art in the city of Delft, the art of Johannes Vermeer, still life painting, and landscape painting. Part III – 6 classes: Part three covers lectures 25 through 36 in which Prof. Kloss talks further about landscape painting and the art of Jacob van Ruisdael, marine painting, history painting, and the life and art of Rembrandt. 3 Mon, Oct 16-30, 12:30-1:45pm School of Continuing Education $20, Program No. FALL:156

Literature classes often are named for periods or for centuries, as if poets of a given time were writing in one style or as if there were sharp breaks between one movement or century and the next. But nothing comes from nowhere, and nothing disappears completely. Even writers as innovative as T.S. Eliot or E.E. Cummings drew on poems centuries old. Historic works informed and shaped their poetry, even as they strove, in Ezra Pound’s words, to make it new. In this class we will read poems from throughout history, works as old as “Beowulf” and as new as Bob Dylan. We will be able to see the extent to which poetic forms like the ballad or the sonnet or the French villanelle survive. And, we will also be able to see the ways in which, over time, poets adapt a form for their own time and purpose. Doing so will enrich our own reading. Presenter: John Angelos 4 Wed, Oct 18-Nov 8, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $25, Program No. FALL:158

Movie Sampler – Helen Mirren The fall term focuses on the talents of the award winning actress, Helen Mirren. 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, Oct 6-Nov 17, 10am-12:45pm Note: No class Oct 13 & Nov 3 School of Continuing Education $30, Program No. FALL:160

Fall Potpourri III

3 Mon, Oct 23-Nov 6, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:162

October 23 – An Introduction to Opera – Opera is the ultimate in musical entertainment. Opera is a story of loves, passions and conflicts set to music by some of the world’s greatest composers. Opera can be fully staged with beautiful scenery, costumes and lighting. The human voice is the ultimate musical instrument. In opera, we hear highly trained singers, with orchestra, telling their story in music and action. In this telling, I discuss some of my favorite operas with examples of the music. It is oriented to opera beginners, but should also be fun for aficionados like me. Presenter: William Smith October 30 – Author – Lemons and Lemonade: My Midlife Dabble in Online Romance, Whose interest isn’t piqued by conversation about someone else’s love life…especially, if that someone is a multimarried, middle-aged man who is talking about his online dating experiences? David Mathews’ recently published memoir, “Lemons and Lemonade: My Mid-Life Dabble in Online Romance” details his search for a proper (or improper) match, his dismal failures, and his eventual success. David reads his essay, Nervous Nellie, one of the horribly humorous encounters he experienced on his journey to matrimonial bliss. A discussion of the online dating process from a senior perspective follows. Presenter: David Mathews November 6 – Survive and Thrive: Holocaust Legacy – David Weiss shares the specifics of his grandparent’s journey from early life through the Holocaust and through the struggle to re-establish themselves after the war. He discusses how we can truly honor the Holocaust legacy individually but also as a society at large. Presenter: David Weiss

3 Mon, Nov 6-20, 12:30-1:45pm School of Continuing Education $20, Program No. FALL:186 3 Mon, Nov 27-Dec 11, 12:30-1:45pm School of Continuing Education $20, Program No. FALL:198 10

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

A look at architectural detailing and their origins and meaning. Many of the details will be taken from local Milwaukee buildings to keep the class material relevant. Presenter: Keith Schultz 2 Wed, Oct 25-Nov 1, 2:15-3:30pm UWM Hefter Center $15, Program No. FALL:164

Stillness and Insight Meditation has many benefits. One of the benefits is calming the mind and making it receptive to new and deeper understandings. The first session is an introduction to basic meditation practices and the theories behind them. In the second session, we use meditation as an aid to gaining deeper understanding of some of life’s important questions. Presenter: Carolyn Sweers 2 Fri, Oct 27-Nov 3, 12:30-1:45pm School of Continuing Education $15, Program No. FALL:165

Jazzy Ukulele Tired of playing those vanilla ukulele chords? This course is a gentle introduction to Jazzy Ukulele using the easy, nonthreatening method of jazz master Glen Rose. While this is an introduction level jazz class, it is not “introduction to ukulele.” Students should have a basic understanding of ukulele fundamentals and have been playing for at least 6 months. Presenter: Christine Georgenson 5 Mon, Oct 30-Nov 27, 2:15-3:30pm UWM Hefter Center $30, Program No. FALL:166

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 Tue, Oct 31-Nov 14, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:170

Ignite Your Creativity Recognize, cultivate and practice your creativity. Engage in activities that encourage creativity as part of your everyday life. Presenter: Jayna Hintz 3 Tue, Oct 31-Nov 14, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $20, Program No. FALL:172

The Reformation in Historical Perspective: 1517 to the Present According to tradition, the Protestant Reformation–among the most momentous of historical events–began 500 years ago, on October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther first publicized his criticisms of the Catholic Church. Professor Neal Pease will discuss Reformation, its causes, controversies, and consequences, in three lectures, illustrated with PowerPoint. Presenter: Neal Pease 3 Tue, Oct 31-Nov 14, 4-5:15pm UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:173

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Behind The Scenes of the Milwaukee Symphony This class will provide a fun look into the many roles required to present the wonderful symphony concerts provided by the Milwaukee Symphony. How do musicians secure a position? What is the role of the conductor? Who are the soloists? What about the contributions of the librarian, the personnel manager, stage managers, executive managers and many others? I like to spike up the discussions with funny stories from behind the scenes. Presenter: Judith Ormond 4 Wed, Nov 1-22, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $25, Program No. FALL:174

Short Courses

God is in the Details – Architect’s Form of Art

Care of the Soul: The Socratic Example “Care of the Soul”, said Socrates “be a human’s top priority.” Though he did not spell out in words what he meant by that, his life provides an engaging and compelling example of what soul care involves. In this three session course we will explore his understanding of wisdom, his use of dialogue as a discovery method, and his insistence on the importance of a virtuous life no matter what the consequences. Presenter: Carolyn Sweers 3 Wed, Nov 1-15, 12:30-1:45pm School of Continuing Education $20, Program No. FALL:176



Writing Persuasive Letters

UWM – One of America’s Top Research Universities Come learn about one of the top research universities in the country while exploring everything it has to offer. Tom Luljak will provide an overview of UWM today and how it has become one of the top researching universities in the country. This course provides an opportunity to meet with our world class faculty and staff. Tours include the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Peck School of Arts, and the Zilber School of Public Health. Presenter: Thomas Luljak 3 Thu, Nov 2-16, Noon-1pm Nov 2 – Class meets at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning Nov 9 – Class meets at the Peck School of Arts Nov 16 – Class meets at Zilber School of Public Health $20, Program No. FALL:177

Realism and Impressionism Realism and Impressionism, between about 1850 and 1900, marked the beginning of modern art in Europe. This class will consider the artists, mostly French, who broke with traditional techniques, while focusing on contemporary, non-heroic subjects. Special attention will be paid to Edouard Manet and Claude Monet. Presenter: Priscilla Camilli 3 Thu, Nov 2-16, 2:15-3:30pm UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:182

The Irish Identity – Part 1 (DVD Course)

The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders Part 4 – DVD Course Each week we will watch two videos on some of the world’s most spectacular sites and learn about the geology that explains these wonders. The professor also reviews his top 10 list of sites with these formations. There will be some time at the end for discussion. The sessions are as follows: (1) Antarctica and the Columbia Glacier, (2) Fiordland National Park and the Rock of Gibralter, and (3) the Bay of Fundy and Hawaii. Presenter: Gretchen Lindstrom 3 Thu, Nov 2-16, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:178 12

Make your opinions and ideas known! This course is designed to help you write an effective, persuasive letter to the editor or an elected official. You will learn and practice strategies for stating and clarifying your opinion, supporting your position with convincing evidence, and using persuasive language effectively. Employing a writing workshop model, we will assist each other to draft, edit and polish a letter you can send to make your voice heard. Presenter: Patricia Geenen 3 Thu, Nov 2-16, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:180

This course examines the cultural identity, literaries, and history of Ireland from its origins in the pre-Celtic period to its achievement of independence in the 20th century: legends, mythologies, St. Patrick, Vikings, Normans, Catholics vs. Protestants, Ireland vs. England. In Part 1 the topics are: Roots of Irish Identity, Vikings to Cromwell, Penal Laws and Protestant Ascendancy, Turn of the 19th century, the Great Famine, and the Celtic Revival. Presenter: Beth Waschow 3 Fri, Nov 3-17, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:184

The Current U.S. Health System: Organization, Money, Performance and Consumerism We are all healthcare consumers in a rapidly changing healthcare market. This course will present an overview of the US health system and how it is evolving under political, economic, and demographic pressures. The first session will provide a snapshot of the current health system, the case for health reform and a discussion of current health reform efforts. The second session will discuss health quality, cost, valued performance in the US and other health systems. The third session will discuss healthcare consumerism, the challenges of individuality and choice in the context of health spending, quality and safety. Presenter: Michael Silver 3 Tue, Nov 7-21, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $20, Program No. FALL:188

What is Engineering? This course will provide an overview of the numerous disciplines of Engineering (such as Civil Engineering, and Electrical Engineering) and subdisciplines of Engineering (such as Environmental Engineering, and Computer Engineering) and discuss what engineers do and where they work. While the fields of engineering are vast and diverse, they have the common attribute of solving problems often by using the design process which will be described along with a design example. Presenter: Michael Switzenbaum 2 Wed, Nov 8-15, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $15, Program No. FALL:190

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

This course will present a multidisciplinary approach to exploring the historical, political, religious, biological, medical, and technology impact of pandemic diseases as civilizations have attempted to respond to them. We will also discuss the successful, often delayed, and unsuccessful responses of government or other agencies to deal with these challenges as the world becomes more crowded and climates evolve. The course will also discuss current plans and efforts by governmental agencies, the UN and the World Health Organization to prepare for potential future pandemic outbreaks. Presenter: Michael Silver 2 Thu, Nov 9-16, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $15, Program No. FALL:192

Charles Dickens: ‘A Christmas Carol’ Dickens’ best known novel was up to the 21st Century considered by many critics to be a popular seasonal work not worth academic study. The celebration of his 200th birthday in 2012 brought a major reassessment of his work with the surprising result that many critics now refer to ‘A Christmas Carol’ as an “exquisitely crafted small novel” and his “most perfect work,” being “one of the more significant works in English literature.” It should be fun and interesting to look at a work so universally known through film and stage adaptations, and yet so seldom read and truly known. Presenter: Earl Lemon 5 Thu, Nov 9-Dec 14, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $30, Program No. FALL:194

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A Multidisciplinary Look at the Impact, Challenges and Responses to Pandemic Diseases

Fall Potpourri IV

Environmental Art 101

November 13 – Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas– Learn about Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The “Lost City of the Incas” represents the best example of Inca culture and architecture that remains today. Explore the fascinating Inca culture that created this city and the largest empire in the Americas. Follow in the footsteps of the Incas as we explore their Sacred Valley. Presenter: Nancy Sturino

This course is an exploration of environmental art and art in nature and their meanings. Develop a personal definition of art and become comfortable using related terminology. Through break-out groups, the class will actively implement the elements and principals of design via personal and small group creations. This course is an investigation of sculptural site activation, exploring the practice of how work is redefined through its placement within a larger social, political, and environmental sphere of meaning. Presenter: Jayna Hintz 3 Wed, Nov 29-Dec 13, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $20, Program No. FALL:200

3 Mon, Nov 13-27, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:196

November 20 – Human Trafficking in Milwaukee – Through personal stories from 22 years of working with women engaging in prostitution on the streets of Milwaukee, Deacon Steve shares his observations on the rise of human sex trafficking in Milwaukee and throughout southeastern Wisconsin and how Franciscan Peacemakers is addressing the needs of victims and providing education to help prevent women from becoming victims. He also addresses some issues around the demand side and discusses the sexual abuse of sexually exploited women and of the men seeking women and children for sex. Presenter: Steve Przedpelski November 27 – How to Save Money when Shopping Online – Discover new ways to save money as you shop online. Learn about new websites, different methods of tracking prices so you get the best deals, and tips for making secure purchases. Come ready to share your experiences and learn some new tricks. Presenter: Jean Wilde

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The Irish Identity – Part 2 (DVD Course) Topics for Part 2 are: Shaw & Wilde: Irish Wit; Yeats & the Irish Renaissance; Lady Gregory: the Woman Behind the Revival; Synge & the Aran Islands; James Joyce: Emerging Genius of Dublin; The Abbey Theatre; The Dublin Lockout & WWI; The 1916 Easter Rising. Presenter: Beth Waschow 4 Fri, Dec 1-22, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $25, Program No. FALL:202



American Genius – DVD Course Behind every great genius was a great rival – an unstoppable adversary whose incredible vision, determination and ambition is their match. Out of their struggles came the world’s most brilliant inventions. This National Geographic series reveals the fateful forces behind the greatest competitions for innovation, pitting history’s brightest minds against each other. We will look at electricity (Edison vs Tesla); aviation (Wright Brothers vs Curtiss), the space race (Von Braun vs Korolev); and the atomic bomb (Oppenheimer vs Heisenberg). Presenter: Beth Waschow 4 Fri, Dec 1-22, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $25, Program No. FALL:204

Fall Potpourri V

3 Mon, Dec 4-18, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:206

December 4 – Poverty and Literature – As part of the Big Read, this session focuses on the powerful and haunting words of writers who force us to grapple with injustice, poverty, and the dire consequences of each. We begin with William Blake’s “The Chimneysweeper,” move on to Charles Dickens’ gripping “Oliver Twist,” highlight Lorraine Hansberry’s always timely “A Raisin in the Sun,” and end with Tillie Olsen’s heartbreaking yet affirming “I Stand Here Ironing.” How writers “make it new” (as the poet Ezra Pound exhorted writers to do), telling us what we already know but also what we must see differently is a primary goal. Presenter: Paula Friedman December 11 – Casa Maria – Casa Maria is a work-based community. The Casa Maria Hospitality House gives hospitality to homeless women, families, refugees, and asylees who stay until they find places of their own. They are provided food, clothing, used furniture, etc., which are donated by the public. We currently have


five houses on the block of 21st St. and Highland Blvd. We follow the tradition of the Catholic Worker movement started by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933 in New York City. We believe in nonviolence as a way of life, gentle personalism, and the works of mercy. We choose to live a life of voluntary poverty, to live simply so that others may simply live. Presenters: Don Timmerman & Roberta Thurstin-Timmerman December 18 – W.I.S.D.O.M. – This presentation sheds light on some of the systemic problems that have led Wisconsin to have among the nation’s highest rates of incarceration for African-American men. It also talks about changes that could be made immediately that would decrease our incarceration rate and save millions of dollars, while actually making us safer. The presentation doesn’t just discuss public policy, but explores the attitudes and underlying narratives that allow mass incarceration. Along with policy change, we explore common perceptions and attitudes regarding people who get involved with the criminal justice system. Presenter: David Liners

OSHER TALKS Explore new ideas and knowledge, presented by prominent experts and passionate peers on a variety of topics. Presenter biographies are located online at

The Ins & Outs of Traveling for an Extended Period This is an interactive group to learn about places to escape the winters of Indiana and Wisconsin. Learn: what is available, transportation, one location vs. several locations, including, if you are single, do you want a companion on your trip? How to find activities in a new area, do you want to keep busy or just relax? And what needs to be done at home before you leave for an extended period? Presenter: Maggie McCarthy Thu, Sept 7, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:208

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Political Cartooning in the Post-Truth Era Cartoonist Stuart Carlson dissects the challenges of commenting on politics in a time of “alternative facts” and “fake news.” Numerous cartoon images serve as a launching pad for a lively discussion of current events. Presenter: Stuart Carlson Thu, Sept 14, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:212

Big Read: Poverty and Housing This is a moderated panel discussion associated with the Osher Big Read book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. The panel brings together three Milwaukee leaders of organizations with missions to provide assistance and solutions to the housing needs of Milwaukee’s economically disadvantaged and residents with disabilities. The moderator is Ann-Elise Henzl from 89.7FM WUWM and executive producer of the Project Milwaukee series. Panelists: Maudwella Kirkendoll, Community Advocates Chief Operating Officer; Donna Rongholt-Migan, Executive Director Cathedral Center, Inc.;

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With a preference for a slow, linger-awhile approach to travel, Jane and husband John Idzikowski chose bicycles to explore the Danube River in 2015. Join Jane as she presents their personal story pedaling through the scenic German and Austrian countryside. Not-to-be-missed stops included sleepy villages, the city of Passau located at the junction of three rivers, stunning Melk Cathedral and historically, culturally rich Munich and Vienna. A last minute side trip to Bratislava, Slovakia, helped to make the trip an outstanding adventure with lasting memories. Presenter: Jane Stoltz Thu, Sept 14, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:210

Short Courses

The Delightful Danube River by Bicycle

and Willie L. Hines, Jr. Associate Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) Thu, Sept 14, 1-2:30pm School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. FALL:214

Road Tripping Morocco Explore the country of Morocco as seen through the eyes of author Barbara Ali and her family. She spent a month during Ramadan in 2016 touring the country in a rented van, learning about Muslim traditions. She shares photos of UNESCO sites, natural wonders, and wild animals. Her interesting and sometimes humorous tales may inspire your own travels. Presenter: Barbara Ali Fri, Sept 15, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:216

Dietary Guidelines 20152020 and the Mind Diet The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans will be used to present a healthy eating style and maintaining it for a lifetime. Discussion will also relate these guidelines to the Mind Diet for promoting mental health and encouraging small changes for long term compliance and wellness. Presenter: Kalpana Rohatgi Fri, Sept 15, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:218

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If You’d Stop Mumbling, I Would Hear Just Fine Hearing loss comes on gradually and can have a big impact on a person’s life. Most people complain they can hear just fine; that the problem is background noise or diction of others, and resist help despite urging of family and friends. This informative class will explain hearing loss, the audiogram, what features in hearing aids are worthwhile (using evidence based studies), communication strategies and assistive listening technologies for help in places where hearing aids are unable to deliver. The classroom will offer a hearing loop. Users of hearing aids are encouraged to have the telecoil feature in their instruments activated to be able to benefit from this assistive technology. Presenter: Juliette Sterkens Mon, Sept 18, 12:30-2:30pm School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. FALL:220

Moving Forward: Positive Influences This course examines the positive influences that have assisted Hispanic male teens to develop resilience as they complete high school. This course also examines possible solutions to empower Hispanic families to support the academic achievement of their sons. Presenter: Ronald Mejia Tue, Sept 19, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:222



Kilimanjaro: Climbing to the Roof of Africa Mt. Kilimanjaro, at 19,341 feet, is the highest peak in Africa. It is one of the 7 Summits and the highest mountain on the seven continents. What type of person would want to tackle the challenge of climbing Kili? What preparations are necessary and what is the daily journey like? Follow Barb along on her successful journey to the Roof of Africa-learning about the volcano, support team and challenges along the way. Presenter: Barbara Jenkins Tue, Sept 19, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:224

Eviction Defense Project – Housing Stability in Milwaukee

Classical Greek Origins of the Art of Herbal Medicine Western herbal medicine as it comes down to us today has its main point of origin in the golden age of classical Greece. Philosophers and physicians such as Pythagoras and Hippocrates, among others, constructed a system of understanding healing plants which forms a living undercurrent to European and American folk medicine down to the present time. Growing or wildcrafting any medicinal plant presents an opportunity to experience this tradition. Presenter: Mary Halstaed Wed, Oct 4, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. FALL:230

This course combines Milwaukee History and architecture to test the audience’s knowledge of our City. This presentation is great for those who want to show off what they know and those who are curious to find out more. Presenter: Bob Giese Tue, Sept 26, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:228


Bay View was established as the company town for the Milwaukee Iron Company which was built in 1867 at Deer Creek’s outlet into Lake Michigan. In 1879 Bay View incorporated as a village, but in 1887 joined the city of Milwaukee. Bay View’s community pride was so strong that it continued to grow as a neighborhood when adjacent areas of the Town of Lake became part of Milwaukee. Learn the early history of this unique neighborhood that has undergone revitalization since the turn of the century as new businesses and housing have made Bay View a destination for living, shopping and entertainment. Presenter: Ron Winkler Thu, Oct 5, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:234

Wisconsinisms – Bubblers, Soda, and Badger Language

This course discusses the eviction epidemic in Milwaukee and the issues associated with chronic housing instability. Raphael Ramos explains legal process and description of the civil legal aid provided by the Eviction Defense Project pro bono attorneys. Presenter: Raphael Ramos Tue, Sept 26, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:226

You Know you are a Milwaukeean

Bay View, Living History

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, Oct 9, 2:15-3:30pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:236

Behind the Scenes: A Documentary Filmmaker’s Journey Lajwanti Waghray will talk about her life in 1992 as a new immigrant in NY and how she built her career in a new country. She will briefly introduce films worked on and elaborate on the films she is currently working on. She will share her ideas on why she does what she does and how ideas come to her. Presenter: Lajwanti Waghray Wed, Oct 4, 2:15-3:30pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:232

China Update Expect to hear about the latest hot issues involving China. These issues may include recent military activities in the South China Sea, political tension in China, and human rights. Jim will summarize the issues as portrayed by the American media, as well as the Chinese viewpoint. Presenter: Jim Gennrich Tue, Oct 10, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. FALL:238

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Wisconsin Cheese Guru

Milwaukee at MidCentury: The Lyle Oberwise Photography Collection This presentation highlights Lyle Oberwise’s post-WW2 passion for Milwaukee landmark photography. Oberwise was an American photographer who meticulously documented urban life in Milwaukee from the 1930s through the early 1990s, especially its changing architecture. This talk features over 30 images of buildings, events, and the cultural ambiance of the city eliciting audience participation and recollection. Presenter: Steve Schaffer Thu, Oct 12, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. FALL:242

America’s National Parks Join in a photo adventure of America’s National Parks, featuring beautiful scenery, taken by the speaker as she traveled across America with her family over a period of years. The focus will be on how to save money and find the best adventures. Even if you thought you knew everything about America’s beautiful icons, there may still be a few surprises. Presenter: Barbara Ali Fri, Oct 13, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:244

History teaches us that while times may change and technology may change, human nature never changes. Medieval people were more like us than we would like to admit. Learn the latest state-ofthe-art scientific knowledge of the Middle Ages and how people applied it to their lives. See how many of these ideas have survived to today’s teen aged population. Presenter: Priscilla Kucik Mon, Oct 23, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:248

The World’s Most Famous Dinner Party The final meal of Jesus with his followers in Jerusalem the evening before his crucifixion is called the Last Supper. During the meal Jesus is said to have expressed a desire to be remembered by breaking bread and sharing a cup of wine, inspiring the central ritual of Christianity. Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco, executed in Milan in the 1490s, is probably the bestknown pictorial representation of the Last Supper. The participants left no firsthand reports of the Last Supper. Instead, varying accounts were handed down and recorded two or more decades afterward in books eventually collected into the New Testament (Matt. 26:170, Mark 14:125, Luke 22:78, John 137, and 1 Cor. 11:239). These accounts leave very few details of the food served. Come learn what was “served” at the world’s greatest dinner party! Presenter: John Horgan Tue, Oct 24, 10am-Noon UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:250

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My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Join former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber as he shares lessons from his more-than 10-year journey as a caregiver for his wife, Elaine, who lives with Alzheimer’s disease. Gov. Schreiber will candidly describe his challenges and missteps, and highlight how compassion and humor provide comfort to both caregiver and the person with dementia. His raw honesty and practical advice will inspire other caregivers to find patience, courage and love as they climb the Alzheimer’s mountain. Gov. Schreiber’s book, “My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver”, will be available for purchase for $15. Net proceeds will be used to promote Alzheimer’s caregiver support programs. Presenters: Catherine Breitenbucher and Martin Schreiber Mon, Oct 30, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:254


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Having just returned from a 10-day trip visiting cheese makers in the Basque region of northeast Spain, Jeanne will present four cheeses to taste and learn: two Spanish Basque sheep milk cheeses, and two Wisconsin artisan sheep milk cheeses. Learn the history and culture of Basque cheese making, and how Wisconsin farmstead cheese makers are re-creating the craft of original Basque flavors. Presenter: Jeanne Carpenter Tue, Oct 10, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:240

Medieval Contraception (An Oxymoron?) Do Not Try This at Home


Haunted National Parks, Battlefields and Other Things that go Bump in the Night! Be careful taking that moonlight stroll in Yellowstone, you may just run into “Wahab the Ghostly Grizzly.” That “Cat in the Capitol” may be giving a warning of trouble in our country. Who’s walking the “Beach at South Manitou Island?” Bigfoot is said to roam Olympia National Park. That nice group of Civil War ReEnactors at Gettysburg you saw on the battlefield aren’t re-enactors; they just might be the real thing! Who’s coughing down in Mammoth Caves National Park? Learn about a personal experience at “The Little Bighorn!” Much more will be covered during this 1 ½ hour talk. Presenter: Dan Heibler Tue, Oct 31, 10-11:30am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. FALL:256

State of our Rivers Learn about the state of current water quality, ongoing monitoring and stream restoration projects, and current advocacy initiatives that Milwaukee Riverkeeper is working on to get us closer to our goals of clean, fishable, swimmable, and boatable rivers. Presenter: Jennifer Bolger Breceda Fri, Nov 3, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:258

The Golden Age of Musical Theater The Golden Age of musical theater is generally considered the time between 1945 and 1970 when all the major composers, lyricists and book writers were at their peak, creating such classic gems as “West Side Story,” “Gypsy,” “My Fair Lady,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” and “Cabaret”. Presenter: Paul Salsini Mon, Nov 6, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:260


Big Read Poverty and Health

Understanding Medicare – Parts A, B, C & D Join us for a seminar to learn about the four parts of Medicare, including: Making the most of your rights, options and entitlements, How to enroll in Medicare, What Medicare does and doesn’t cover, and much more! We are not connected with, nor endorsed by, the U.S. Government or the Federal Medicare. Presenter: William Swinson Tue, Nov 7, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. FALL:262

Dog Behavior – Through Their Eyes Explore the world through a dog’s eyes, ears and nose! Define and explore dog body language and what our language says to dogs. This course looks at training philosophies and the science behind the most common techniques. Why does my dog do that? Look at some common training challenges and solutions. Debunk some of the oldest dog training myths. Also, learn the importance of enrichment and physical exercise. Presenter: Natalie Zielinski Tue, Nov 7, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:264

This is a moderated panel discussion associated with the Osher Big Read book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond. The panel brings together three Milwaukee leaders of organizations with missions to provide assistance and solutions to the health needs of Milwaukee’s low income and disabled residents. The moderator is Ann-Elise Henzl from 89.7FM WUWM and executive producer of the Project Milwaukee series. Panelists: Julie B. Schuller, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, President and CEO Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers; Dr. Lester Carter, pharmacist; Héctor Colón, Director of the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services Thu, Nov 9, 1-2:30pm School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. FALL:266

Innovative Options Regarding Long Term Care Planning A presentation on innovative options that will help you make better decisions about your long term care planning needs and options. These options include: Medicare, Veteran Benefits, Medicaid, Insurance and Self- Funding. Presented by William M. Swinson CLTC and Melissa R. Coppage CLU, ChFC, LUTCF. This is an informational program only. The presenters are not representatives of Medicare or the Veterans Administration. Presenter: William Swinson and Melissa Coppage Tue, Nov 14, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. FALL:268

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Listening Together – 1790s Vienna the First Viennese School

This lecture will outline the current state of hunger in Milwaukee. Identifying who is impacted and what community resources exist to solve hunger. An overview of the federal nutrition assistance programs will be provided. The Hunger Task Force Farm and Mobile Market will be highlighted as examples of innovation. Current and anticipated public policies that address or exacerbate hunger will be explained. Presenter: Sherrie Tussler Mon, Nov 20, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:270

In turbulent times around Europe, Vienna became recognized as the center of classical music. Three extraordinary composers – Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven – created mature forms of symphony, concerto and especially chamber music. This session will focus on the development of chamber music in the classical era – sampling videos of live performances. Selections will demonstrate how Haydn set the stage for Mozart who, in turn, was an important influence on Beethoven. Their masterpieces continue to be the most performed works of western classical music. Presenter: Michael Barndt Thu, Nov 30, 10-11:30am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. FALL:274

Going for Wisconsin Gold: The History of Olympians from the Badger State Jessie Garcia will be detailing her most recent book, which was released in August, 2016: Going for Wisconsin Gold: Stories of our State Olympians. This lively account looks at over a century of Olympic athletes with Wisconsin ties, starting with the state’s very first athlete, who rocked the track and field world with his new invention and goes all the way through to our most recent Winter Olympics. Her presentation features video, photos and stories and will enlighten you on both the history of Wisconsinites in the Games and on the Olympics themselves. Presenter: Jessie Garcia Tue, Nov 21, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:272

Listening Together – 1920s Paris “Les Six” After World War I, Paris became the crossroads of the art world. Artists and composers sought new styles, rejecting 19th century forms of classical music which they viewed as excessively romantic. One group of friends wrote light, unpretentious works for salon, theater, ballet and film. These composers – Tailleferre, Milhaud, Honegger, Durey, Poulenc and Auric – were known as “Les Six”. They participated in new efforts to re-invent ballet, to score films, to explore world music influences and to challenge audiences with audacious material. This session will sample videos of performances of their music and reflect on the creative energy in Paris at this time. Presenter: Michael Barndt Thu, Dec 7, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. FALL:278

Osher Talks

Hunger in Milwaukee: Practical and Innovative Solutions

How Weather and Weather Forecasters Changed the Course of History

Art of the Nativities This presentation will be on St. Nicholas’ Day, the beginning of the Christmas Season for many of us. Tony will show slides and explain the sequence of events from the Annunciation to the Birth of Christ as portrayed by a variety of artists through the centuries. As usual, Tony will have interesting asides and insights to share. Presenter: Tony Busalacchi Wed, Dec 6, 12:30-1:45pm School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. FALL:276

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Three short narratives will be presented, each illustrating the impact of weather forecasts and forecasters on the course of human history. In particular, details will be brought to light surrounding the following: the 1941 German forecast for the Russian winter of 1941-42; the 1944 forecast for the Allied D-Day invasion of France; and the evolution of modern weather forecasting from the early 20th century to the dawn of the computer age. Each narrative will also demonstrate the interconnectedness of the global community of meteorologists. Presenter: Bart Adrian Fri, Dec 8, 10-11:15am UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:279



Listening Together – 1930s New York The American Scene


Recovering from the Depression and increasingly isolated from war-torn Europe, composers on the East coast of the United States explored the American scene’s natural and urban landscapes, modern life and American identity. This session will sample videos of performances by Copland, Grofe, Gershwin, Still, Hanson, Thomson, Harris and others as they created a uniquely American form of classical music. Together they celebrated the grandeur of the American landscape, the excitement of its cities, the challenges of modern industrial life and the contribution of a uniquely American musical form – jazz – to the classical scene. Presenter: Michael Barndt Thu, Dec 14, 10-11:15am School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. FALL:280

Current Legislative Efforts Focused on Corrections/ Criminal Justice Reform Rep. Goyke currently serves as the State Representative for Milwaukee’s 18th Assembly District. He also currently serves on the Assembly Corrections Committee, as well as Ranking Member of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. The discussion will focus on current legislative efforts underway surrounding corrections/ criminal justice reform, their progress, and what challenges lie ahead. As a former State Public Defender Rep. Goyke is particularly passionate about these issues. Rep. Goyke will also discuss how members of the public can engage their State Government to see these proposals become a reality. Presenter: Evan Goyke Mon, Dec 18, 12:30-1:45pm UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:282


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. Presenter biographies are located online at Please Note: Osher/UWM classroom locations are closed the week of Dec 24-Jan 1

Bridge Are you ready for some bridge? This is noncompetitive bridge for players who want to have fun and interact with others. It’s intended for the intermediate bridge player who has a basic knowledge of bridge concepts. Contact: Marcia Laskey, 414-236-5451. Fri, Sept 1-Jan 5, 2018, 1-4pm Meets on the 1st Fri of the month UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:400

German Conversation Members in this course speak in German, with as little English or translation as possible. Contact: Valerie Brumder, 414-352-4506. Tue, Sept 5-Jan 23, 2018, 1-2:30pm Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tue of the month UWM Hefter Center $15, Program No. FALL:402

Learn the beautiful language and discuss the delightful culture of Italy. This group uses a workbook and other lessons, converses in Italian and listens to the language. All are welcome – but most members know some Italian and some know the language well. Contact: Richard Sorbello, 414-964-9835. Tue, Sept 5-Jan 30, 2018, Noon-1:30pm Meets weekly on Tue UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:404

Spanish Conversations The goal is for participants to speak Spanish fluently and correctly and the focus is on conversation; participants must have a reasonable level of fluency. This course utilizes Spanish readings of all sorts and of interest to the participants, as well as books, to help with discussions and to improve vocabulary. Spanish speakers are periodically invited to visit, which exposes participants to different intonations, idiomatic expressions and cultural characteristics of the speaker’s native country. Contact: Jose Sectzer, 414-899-1601. Tue, Sept 5-Jan 30, 2018, 9:30-11:30am Meets weekly on Tue UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:406

Writing Share your writing with others, receive feedback and give your encouragement to their writing. The only qualification is a desire to write. Contact: Nancy Martin, 414-339-1172. Tue, Sept 5-Jan 16, 2018, 1:30-3pm Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tue of the month UWM Hefter Center $15, Program No. FALL:408

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Book Group


Participants read selected texts together, and review grammatical points and idioms. The group’s focus is on oral comprehension and the understanding of written text. Participants must have an advanced level of proficiency. Contact: Gabrielle Verdier, 414-332-0004. Wed, Sept 6-Jan 31, 2018, 10:30am-Noon Meets weekly on Wed UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:410

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 Tue, Sept 19-Jan 16, 2018, 10am-Noon Meets on the 3rd Tue of the month Shorewood Public Library 3920 N Murray Ave, Shorewood $10, Program No. FALL:416

Engage in activities such as reading of plays, analyzing scripts, studying famous playwrights, writing new plays, exploring the craft of playwriting, acting in live theater, doing improvisational work – and perhaps performing an original play. Contact: Kathy Banzhaf, 414-332-9237 or Connie Haas, 414-962-4227 Thu, Sept 21-Jan 18, 2018, 1-4pm Meets on the 3rd Thur of the month School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. FALL:422

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Spanish 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 Thu, Sept 7-Jan 25, 2018, 9:30-11:30am Meets weekly on Thur UWM Hefter Center $20, Program No. FALL:412

History 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 Wed, Sept 13-Jan 24, 2018, 9-10:30am Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wed of the month UWM Hefter Center $15, Program No. FALL:414

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 Wed, Sept 20-Jan 17, 2018, 10-11:30am Meets on the 3rd Wed of the month UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:418

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, to learn from others, and to contemplate how they are crafting the next chapter. Contact: Chris Jacobson, 414-762-2732 Thu, Sept 21-Jan 18, 2018, 10-11:30am Meets on the 3rd Thur of the month School of Continuing Education $10, Program No. FALL:420

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Theatre Writing Explore the craft of playwriting, share your writing with others, receive feedback and give encouragement. Contact: Jim Larson, 414-610-6778 Sept 11-Jan 18, 2018 Meets on the 2nd Mon, 1-3pm and 3rd Thur, 2:30-4pm of the month School of Continuing Education $15, Program No. FALL:426

Special Interest Groups

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 Will reconvene in the spring

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Big Read: “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond This SIG is a group discussion of the Big Read book “Evicted”, which follows the lives of eight families as they deal with problems of poverty and eviction in Milwaukee. We will meet a total of six times to discuss the chapters we have read, which will average about 50 pages of reading each session. We will use discussion questions from the reader’s guides as well as questions from the group. For the first session the chapters to read are: Prologue and Chapters 1-4. Contact: Gretchen Lindstrom, 262-370-0047. 6 Thu, Sept 21-Nov 30, 11:30am-12:30pm Meets every other Thur UWM Hefter Center $10, Program No. FALL:428



Travel Activity Levels* Use the activity levels listed below to decide if an Osher travel program or Go Explore fits your physical ability:

Ireland: The Emerald Isle EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL & TOURS Why Travel with Osher?

Level 1: Minimal physical activity. You will board a motor coach and have a limited amount of walking in hotels, restaurants, theatres or museums on a leisurely-paced trip. Level 2: Average physical activity. You will climb stairs and walk some distance over even or uneven ground. Level 3: Moderate physical activity. You will have at least one active or long day. You should expect walking tours, 1-2 hours in length, with stair climbing and standing. Level 4: Vigorous physical activity. You will participate in lengthier walking tours, moving over uneven territory, climbing stairs and having extended periods of standing. Tour activities will be longer and some activities will run later into the evening. You should consider not signing up if you use a walker or wheelchair. Level 5: Strenuous physical activity. You must be physically fit in order to participate. Tour activities will include extensive walking tours, possible high altitudes, early morning departure, late night activities and/or extreme temperatures. You should not signing up if you use a walker or wheelchair.

You have many choices for travel companies; so why travel with Osher? First and foremost, our travel experiences are designed the Osher way—with our members in mind. Our reasonably-priced itineraries are custom tailored to meet the needs of older travelers. Our tours have just the right blend of hands-on learning experiences and free time to explore on your own. When you travel with Osher, you aren’t traveling alone. You are part of a highly social, welcoming community of travelers who share common interests. All tours always begin and end in Milwaukee with convenient departure locations. Traveling with Osher gives back to the institute, since a small portion of your tours fees are returned to the institute keeping programs affordable for all our members. Finally, when you travel with us, we’ll make sure all the important details are covered so you can travel worry free. All tours are led by Osher Executive Director Kim Beck. Visit sce-tours for detailed information on each trip.

Experience the beauty and lush splendor of the Emerald Isle. Begin your journey with a tour of the capitol, Dublin. Visit Phoenix Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College and the Book of Kells, and the Guinness Storehouse. Then on to Kilkenny to visit its 12th century castle. The journey continues with a visit to Waterford for a tour of its famous crystal factory and a tasting at the Jameson distillery. Kiss the Blarney stone and experience a Medieval Banquet in Limerick. Take in the dramatic cliffs of Moher and the quaint seafaring town of Galway. Continue to County Donegal with its soaring sea cliffs and white sandy beaches. Cross into Northern Ireland and visit the famed Belleek pottery factory and then take part in a poetry dinner celebrating the works of William Butler Yeats. Walk the streets of Derry and its 17th century city walls, Guildhall and St. Columb’s Cathedral. Visit the geological wonder of the Giant’s Causeway. Conclude your journey with sightseeing in Belfast, explore the Titanic Museum, the university district, the botanic gardens and the Edwardian City Hall. Attend a free, no obligation information meeting on Wed, Aug 16 from 6:30-8pm at the School of Continuing Education. To RSVP, contact Kim Beck at 414-227-3321 or

Apr 7-18, 2018 Osher Member Occupancy Rates: Double: $3650, Single: $4250 Registration Deadline: Fri, Jan 5, 2018 Program No. 8330-10035

Nonrefundable $250 deposit to reserve your place on any tour.

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Join us for the 2018 Week of Learning as we travel to Northern New Mexico for an exploration of New Mexico’s incredible Native American Culture. It’s a presence that dates back more than two millennia, when early ancestral tribes lived as huntergatherers throughout the Southwest. About 1,500 years ago, some of these groups joined together to establish permanent settlements, commonly known as pueblos. It’s a way of life that continues to this very day among New Mexico’s 22 tribes. Our journey begins with admission to Albuquerque’s Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and then onto Bandolier National Monument with its 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country, as well as the remarkable remains of a human presence going back over 11,000 years. Explore the Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, inhabited long before Europe exited the Dark Ages. Walk through ruins of the Chaco Culture National Historic Park with its ancient monumental public and

ceremonial buildings, engineering projects, astronomy, artistic achievements, and distinctive architecture. Next, visit Window Rock, the seat of government and capital of the Navajo Nation, the largest territory of a sovereign Native American nation in North America. Conclude this fascinating journey with a stop at the Zuni Pueblo, considered the most traditional of all the New Mexico Pueblos, with a unique language, culture, and history that resulted in part from its geographic isolation. With perhaps 80% of its workforce involved in making arts, it is indeed an authentic “artist colony Round-trip airfare from Milwaukee to Albuquerque, air-conditioned motor coach transportation while in New Mexico, admissions, most meals and lodging are included.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM international tour prices now includes comprehensive travel insurance. Coverage includes medical insurance, trip delay and interruption, loss of baggage and personal effects, emergency evacuation and trip cancellation (some restrictions apply to trip cancellation). For more details about this valuable feature, contact Kim Beck at

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Week of Learning 2018: Native American Culture of Northern New Mexico

Attend a free, no obligation information meeting on Wed, Sept 6, from 6:30-8pm at the School of Continuing Education. To RSVP, contact Kim Beck at 414-227-3321 or

May 6-12, 2018 Osher Member Occupancy Rates: Double: $1700, Single: $2050 Registration Deadline: Fri, Mar 2, 2018 Program No. 8330-10034

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Tour of WTMJ Studios


This is a behind the scenes look at WTMJ Studios. Starting our tour in the Art Deco entrance, we will hear about the history of both 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.

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

Bay View Walking Tour With Ron Winkler Enjoy a two-hour, two-mile walking Tour of Bay View, which was originally established in 1867 as a company town for the Milwaukee Iron Company. Even though it was annexed to the City of Milwaukee 20 years later in 1887, it remains a distinct community with its own proud history. The tour begins at the Beulah Brinton House, which is the headquarters for the Bay View Historical Society. On the tour, we see some historical homes, boarding houses, stores, a hostelry and a union hall. Our tour leader, Ron Winkler, is a lecturer and author. Presenter: Ron Winkler Wed, Sept 6, 1-3pm Beulah Brinton House, 2590 S Superior St $10, Program No. FALL:300


Accessibility: This is a 1-1/2 hour walking tour. Handicap parking available by front entrance, street parking, and lot parking across the street.

Fri, Sept 8, 10:30am-Noon WTMJ Studios, 720 E Capitol Dr $10, Program No. FALL:302 Fri, Sept 22, 10:30am-Noon WTMJ Studios, 720 E Capitol Dr $10, Program No. FALL:314 Fri, Oct 13, 10:30am-Noon WTMJ Studios, 720 E Capitol Dr $10, Program No. FALL:332 Fri, Oct 27, 10:30am-Noon WTMJ Studios, 720 E Capitol Dr $10, Program No. FALL:344

Community Services Downtown Guided Walk A chance to tour a side of downtown you may never have considered. It is a walk from the point of view of the many homeless men and women who call Milwaukee “home”. The Capuchin tour guide shares several sites in the city that are important to the homeless community, and speak about poverty and homelessness in the city. The program takes 75 to 90 minutes. It begins and ends at St. Ben’s Community Meal site at 9th and State Streets. Accessibility: Walking Tour. Limited parking available on site; enter lot from State Street. Additional parking available in 8th Street structure.

Wed, Sept 13, 1-2:30pm St. Ben’s Community Meal, 1015 N 9th St $10, Program No. FALL:304 Mon, Sept 18, 1-2:30pm St. Ben’s Community Meal, 1015 N 9th St $10, Program No. FALL:310 Mon, Sept 25, 1-2:30pm St. Ben’s Community Meal, 1015 N 9th St $10, Program No. FALL:316 Thu, Sept 28, 1-2:30pm St. Ben’s Community Meal, 1015 N 9th St $10, Program No. FALL:320

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Military Might, Architectural Excellence, and Gracious Living: Exploring the DuPage County Historical Museum and First Division Military Museum At the DuPage County Historical Museum, we are introduced to the area and view a special “Fun Unplugged: Outdoor Adventures” exhibition, along with their detailed HO Gauge Model Railroad, covering over 2,000 feet of track. Then we step back in time and explore the life, family, and passions of Robert McCormick, whose interests ranged from journalism to aviation. After serving in the First Infantry Division during World War I, Colonel McCormick resumed his position as President of the Tribune Company, publishing and editing the Chicago Tribune, and championing First Amendment issues. Midday, a tasty lunch is served at the Visitors Center’s “Le Jardin” restaurant. Next, in the First Division Military Museum, prepare to be transported to the trenches of World War I, the beaches of World War II, the jungles of Vietnam, and deserts of the Gulf War. Outside, explore the iconic tank park, featuring 100 years of armor, followed by time to stroll through and enjoy 29 acres of tranquil gardens. Thu, Sept 14, 8am-5:45pm Pick-up at Bayshore Park & Ride Port Washington Rd & Silver Spring Rd (Lot 40-75), Glendale

$70, Program No. FALL:306

Lynden Sculpture Gardens The Lynden Sculpture Gardens was the estate of the late Harry & Peg Bradley. Harry founded Allen-Bradley along with his

Accessibility: This is a two-hour walking tour over uneven ground. Parking lot available on the east side of the grounds.

Sat, Sept 16, 10am-Noon Lynden Sculpture Gardens 2145 W Brown Deer Rd $15, Program No. FALL:308

Sailing Vessel Denis Sullivan Come aboard the world’s only threemasted re-creation of a 19th century Great Lakes schooner. During this two-hour sail, you are invited to help set the sails, take a turn at the helm and rotate through educational stations about marine issues. Or simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride while learning about Milwaukee’s rich maritime history. Accessibility: There is a ramp and three stairs to get on board the ship. The crew is happy to assist anyone that needs help.

Tue, Sept 19, 4:45-7pm Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin 500 N Harbor Dr $50, Program No. FALL:312

Hunger Task Force Farm Tour Hunger Task Force is unique from other food banks because they are “Free & Local.” They distribute millions of pounds

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of food each year to food pantries in our community, free of charge. We tour their Farm which was originally a work farm established in 1946 to feed the inmates of the Milwaukee County House of Corrections. Hunger Task Force took over the Farm in 2004 to grow and harvest produce exclusively for Milwaukee’s hungry. The farm includes almost 200 acres of farmland, including 12 acres of orchards and 20 acres of tree nurseries. There is also a fish hatchery and a number of goats on the grounds. This volunteered-based organization also teaches children about farming and healthy cooking. Accessibility: This is a 1-1/2 hour walking tour through rough and uneven terrain.

Tue, Sept 26, 1-2:30pm Hunger Task Force Farm 9000 S 68th St, Franklin $10, Program No. FALL:318

Lambeau Field: 100 Years of Football History Begin the day with a guided tour of the Packers Heritage Trail; made up of 22 locations that are of notable importance to the city of Green Bay and the history of their beloved football team, the Packers. Next dine at Lambeau’s brand new gastropub, 1919 Kitchen & Tap. Lunch is followed by a 90-minute Champions Stadium Tour of Lambeau Field in all its glory, and a stroll through the Packers Hall of Fame. The day concludes in the Pro Shop, where everyone leaves with a commemorative gift from the Green Bay Packers. Accessibility: There is a moderate amount of walking (over a mile inside the stadium), as well as stairs. This tour is handicap accessible and accommodations can be made.

Tue, Oct 3, 7am-6:45pm

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Pick-up at Southwest College Ave Park & Ride, Southwest corner of College Ave and I-94, Milwaukee

brother Lynde in 1904. The farm and the 40 acres of flat farmland were purchased by the Bradleys in 1927 and named “Lynden.” Over the years, the land was transformed by landscape architects into an English country park with the addition of rolling hills, thousands of trees, flower beds, a lake and rustic bridge. In 2010 the home and grounds were open to the public. Inside, there is an art collection and exhibit in the gallery. Outside, are the sculpture gardens featuring Peg Bradley’s collection of contemporary monumental sculptures. This offers a unique experience of art in nature containing over 50 sculptures in a park-like setting.

Pick-up at State Fair Park & Ride S 76 St (Kearney), West Allis Pick-up at Bayshore Park & Ride, Port Washington Rd & Silver Spring Rd (Lot 40-75), Glendale $95, Program No. FALL:322



Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum Costumed docents step back in time to tell interesting stories about the families who lived at the Inn and the travelers who stayed there, including a special exhibit on display in the ballroom. Also on the tour: Wagon/ Blacksmith Shop, Smoke House, Ice House, and Old Woodside School bell tower. Accessibility: This venue has three floors and is not handicap accessible.

Fri, Oct 6, 11am-12:30pm Dousman Stagecoach Inn 1075 Pilgrim Pkwy, Brookfield $15, Program No. FALL:324

Hunger Task Force Distribution Center Hunger Task Force is Milwaukee’s Free and Local Food Bank, where over 5,000 volunteers a year build over 110,000 boxes of food for low-income seniors. Food comes from the federal government, local partners, and purchases made by Hunger Task Force. Learn about their efforts to bring healthier options to the pantries and the people served through the MY Plate Model. Learn about the Mobile Fresh Market, a mobile grocery store that Hunger Task Force does in partnership with Pick’ N Save. This market sells fresh produce, meat, dairy, eggs, milk, and bread all at 25 percent below retail price and goes into neighborhoods where there are no large grocery stores, called “food deserts”. Free parking is available in lot located next to building.

Mon, Oct 9, 1-3pm Hunger Task Force South Warehouse 300 E College Ave $10, Program No. FALL:326

Salvation Army Emergency Lodge

Croce: Two Generations of Music The son of singer-songwriter Jim Croce, Adrian Croce has made his own musical mark with a combination of contemporary blues and soulful roots rock. Croce: Two Generations of Music will feature A.J. Croce’s original music plus many of his father’s familiar songs, such as Time in a Bottle, Operator, and Bad Bad Leroy Brown, popular during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Thu, Oct 12, 7:30-9pm South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, 901 15th Ave, South Milwaukee $35, Program No. FALL:330

Indian Community School Tour The Indian Community School serves urban American-Indian students and their families so that each student develops the skills and knowledge to sustain a healthy balance of American-Indian culture, academic achievement, and a sense of identity through indigenous teachings and ways of learning. An architectural showpiece set in 142 acres of wetlands, hills, prairie and woodlands, the school’s design reflects its curriculum and philosophy, which incorporate native cultures and spiritual traditions. Free parking in lot adjacent to school.

The programs and services at the Emergency Lodge continue to challenge people’s ideas about homeless shelters. Since 1979, the 120-bed Emergency


Lodge has provided emergency shelter to homeless individuals and families with children. Services are offered in a 24-hour setting to residents that are drug and alcohol free. Tue, Oct 10, 10:30-11:30am Salvation Army Emergency Lodge 1730 N 7th St $10, Program No. FALL:328

Tue, Oct 17, 9:30-11am Indian Community School of Milwaukee, 10405 W St. Martins Rd, Franklin $10, Program No. FALL:334

From Particle Physics to the Geology of Gemstones: Exploring Fermi Lab and the Lizzadro Museum Fermilab is America’s premier particle physics laboratory, collaborating with scientists from around the world, performing pioneering research, and operating world-leading particle acceleration experiments. Visitors will view the Laboratory from the 15th floor windows and then move to the Linear Accelerator building to see the components in the pre-accelerators gallery and the Main Control Room. After a lunch at The Country House, we’ll travel to The Lizzadro Museum, which displays gemstone treasures, antiques to modern, with a blending of earth science exhibits. The building itself is designed to resemble a jewel box in a park setting. Special Note: Photo I.D. required at FermiLab

Thu, Oct 19, 7:30am-6:30pm Pick-up at Bayshore Park & Ride, Port Washington Rd & Silver Spring Rd (Lot 40-75), Glendale Pick-up at Southwest College Ave Park & Ride, Southwest corner of College Ave and I-94, Milwaukee $85, Program No. FALL:336

Milwaukee Ghost Tour The original Milwaukee ghost tour introduces you to the history, the folklore and the modern paranormal reports of this unique, storied community. Accessibilty: This is a 1-1/2-hour walking tour through the Third Ward. Just more than a mile in distance. Public street parking and lot parking available.

Sat, Oct 21, 11am-12:30pm Meet outside the Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N Water St $20, Program No. FALL:338

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Harley-Davidson Museum Highlights Guided Tour Within the walls of the Harley-Davidson Museum you will find motorcycles and artifacts that tell the story of the company’s rich history and heritage: the legendary bikes and people who built them. The tour will be followed at 11 am with lunch on your own at H-D Motor Restaurant (optional). A hand stamp will be provided for all day re-entry. Tue, Oct 24, 10am-Noon Harley Davidson Museum 400 W Canal St $25, Program No. FALL:340

‘The Who & The What’ at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Pre-paid parking included in the cost of this Go Explore.

Wed, Oct 25, 1:30-4:15pm Note: Discussion to follow lead by Kim Beck Milwaukee Repertory Theater 108 E Wells St $40, Program No. FALL:342

On your self-guided Ultimate Experience Tour you will explore: the unique design of the Original House perched on a chimney of rock, including the Infinity Room extending an unsupported length of 218 feet and soaring 156 feet above the valley floor; and numerous other added attractions such as the world’s largest Carousel. At 10:30 the tour will be preceded by an “on-your-own” brunch at the Country Kitchen restaurant in Dodgeville. Accessibility: This is a self-guided walking experience that encompasses many ramps, varied surfaces and outdoor areas. Limitations: Guests that are affected by claustrophobia and acrophobia may find a few areas difficult. Team members are available to assist you with alternate routes.

The Oriental: Milwaukee’s Magnificent Movie Palace The Oriental Theatre is today what it always has been: a unique East Indianthemed movie palace in which to gather, to socialize, to be transported to a fantastical place far removed from the realities of daily life, and to be engaged by cinema that enlightens and entertains. Join us today in exploring the history of this ornate 90-year-old Milwaukee landmark. Metered street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Wed, Nov 8, 10-11:30am Oriental Theater, 2230 N Farwell Ave $10, Program No. FALL:350

Thu, Nov 2, 8am-6:30pm Pick-up at Bayshore Park & Ride, Port Washington Rd & Silver Spring Rd (Lot 40-75), Glendale Pick-up at State Fair Park & Ride, S 76 St (Kearney), West Allis $70, Program No. FALL:346

St. Ben’s Community Meal St. Ben’s Community Meal serves more than 100,000 meals a year, but their efforts go far beyond just feeding the homeless. Their mission is to help the poor and disenfranchised get back on their feet, by directly servicing their spiritual and human needs. Along with serving a hot meal 6 nights out of the week, on site they have guest service advocates, Marquette University Legal Clinic services, Columbia St. Mary’s medical clinic, social workers, and spiritual nourishment. In addition to helping the homeless, they offer immersion/plunge experiences to high school and college students, to better help them understand what it is to homeless and the role they can play in changing the lives of others less fortunate. Small parking lot on site; enter lot from State Street.

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Symphony No. 5’ and Meet-theArtist Luncheon “It will never please the public,” said Tchaikovsky of his Fifth Symphony. Yet its beautiful melodies have captivated for over a century. Dynamic young conductor Karina Canellakis leads Tchaikovsky’s passionate Fifth. And the phenomenal Jennifer Koh plays the colorful Violin Concerto of Polish master Karol Szymanowski. Stay and enjoy a delicious post-concert lunch by Sazama’s Catering at our Meet the Artist Luncheon. Meet Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra musicians and guest artists and participate in an informative and entertaining question-and-answer session to learn even more about our special guests. Accessibility: Wheelchair seating is available by request at all MSO concerts at Uihlein Hall. Infrared hearing devices are available at no charge for hearingimpaired patrons, as are large-print programs (subject to availability). Please see an usher before the concert for assistance.

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From Milwaukee native Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of ‘Disgraced’ and ‘The Invisible Hand’, comes a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are. Growing up Muslim with her close knit family in Atlanta, Zarina is writing about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gap between her modern life and traditional heritage. When her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they all must confront the beliefs that define them. Called “a play not to be missed” by the Chicago Tribune, ‘The Who & The What’ is a passionate and searing look at a family divided by faith, bonded by love, and searching for truth in contemporary America.

House on the Rock

Street parking and lot parking available.

Fri, Nov 10, 11:15am-2:30pm Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N Water St $45, Program No. FALL:352

Fri, Nov 3, 10-11am St. Ben’s Community Meal, 1015 N 9th St $10, Program No. FALL:348

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MATC 6th Street Café & Bakery and Milwaukee PBS TV Station

by local, regional and international artists. Lunch is served at Café el Sol after the tour.

At the first stop on our tour, you will see how MATC culinary students learn artisan bread making, scratch and healthy baking, cake decorating, chocolate and desserts in the baking pastry program, and then implement those skills in the student-run 6th Street Café, which also serves soups, sandwiches, salads, coffee, ice cream and sorbet. Next, walk through the building to MATC’s Milwaukee PBS TV Station for a backstage look at the production studios, control rooms, sets and offices of Milwaukee PBS. We will be able to see what goes in to making all our locally produced programming as well as the rich history of the station.

Thu, Nov 16, 10am-12:30pm United Community Center, 1028 S 9th St $25, Program No. FALL:356

Accessibility: There is a flight of stairs up to the control room at the TV Station. Street parking is limited at this location. There is lot parking available on the west side of 8th street for a fee.

Wed, Nov 15, 10-11:30am MATC 6th Street Café 1015 N 6th St $10, Program No. FALL:354 Tue, Nov 28, 10-11:30am MATC 6th Street Café 1015 N 6th St $10, Program No. FALL:358

Escape to Mitchell Park Domes & Shop at the Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market Learn about the history, design and future of the Domes during this guided tour. Get out of the cold and enjoy the jungle-like trails of the Tropical Dome, the desert oasis of the Desert Dome and see the latest holiday display in the Floral Show Dome. Following this tour, we stop & shop at the Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market which brings together about 50 weekly vendors in the Greenhouse Annex. Agricultural vendors offer high quality fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, poultry and dairy products. Local food vendors also bring a wide variety of freshly baked goods, jams, cider, honey, maple syrup, sauces and soups and well as delicious global cuisine. Accessibility: This is a two-hour leisurely walking tour.

Sat, Dec 2, 9-11:30am Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S Layton Blvd $15, Program No. FALL:360

Tour of the United Community Center with Day of the Dead Art Exhibit The mission of the UCC is to provide programs to Hispanics and south side residents of all ages in the areas of education, recreation and community development, as well as the celebration of cultural heritage through the arts. UCC is a full service, state-of-the-art facility that offers services for over 18,000 people per year. UCC also offers child and senior day care and affordable housing for seniors. Learn more about the center with a guided tour, including its art gallery, featuring the annual Day of the Dead celebration. The exhibit includes tributes to lost loved ones 28

Accessibility: This is a 1-1/2 hour walking tour.

House of Peace and Bread of Healing Free Medical Clinic The House of Peace (A partner of Capuchin Community Services) assists guests with: new and gently used clothing; an emergency food pantry; family issues support; a UWM Nursing Clinic; social workers; a Marquette legal clinic; spiritual/material/emotional needs; a school supply distribution; a Thanksgiving meal distribution; and a Christmas gift program. Its neighbor is The Bread of Healing Free Medical Clinic, whose

main facility is located at Cross Lutheran Church. It provides: Medical Services and Pharmaceuticals, Dental Care and more. “Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.” Ecclesiastes. Accessibility: It is a five-minute walk from the House of Peace to the Bread of Healing Clinic.

Tue, Dec 5, 9-11:15am The House of Peace, 1702 W Walnut St $10, Program No. FALL:362

A Capitol Christmas: Sights and Sound of the Season in Madison All aboard for Olbrich Gardens’ Holiday Express! Watch as large-scale model trains wind through a holiday scene overflowing with hundreds of poinsettias and fresh evergreens. Then on to The Governor’s Mansion, which is always impressive, but never more so than when it’s decked out in holiday splendor. After lunch at Brocach, we’ll cross over to the State Capitol for a brief tour and a view of the soaring tree decorated with ornaments handmade by students across the state. Accessibility: There is a moderate amount of walking at 3 of the venues.

Wed, Dec 6, 8am-5:30pm Pick-up at Bayshore Park & Ride, Port Washington Rd & Silver Spring Rd (Lot 40-75), Glendale Pick-up at Southwest College Ave Park & Ride, Southwest corner of College Ave and I-94, Milwaukee $80, Program No. FALL:364

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Holiday High Tea at the Schuster Mansion

Tour of Stone Creek Coffee & Kitchen

The Grand Architecture of Northwestern Mutual

High Tea at the Schuster Mansion is a unique experience. After learning about 1800’s table etiquette, a buffet of seven different flavored teas is offered to taste. Consider it lunch with a variety of savories, scones and sweets. During Tea, you are entertained with stories and history lessons. After Tea, you have the opportunity to tour the first floor of the mansion. Bring along your cameras and your appetites! Tue, Dec 12, 1-3pm Schuster Mansion, 3209 W Wells St $55, Program No. FALL:372

Stone Creek Coffee is a craft coffee roaster founded in 1993 (learn about their history and their “Farm to Cup” philanthropic philosophy). We will tour their training center, the cupping lab, the roaster, the green coffee storage area, the tasting room and the bakery kitchen. Espresso shots and samples cups of brewed coffees are served. The tour starts and ends in their café, where you can relax in front of their natural wood-burning fireplace and purchase bakery items fresh from their kitchen.

Fri, Dec 15, 1-3pm Schuster Mansion, 3209 W Wells St $55, Program No. FALL:373

Thu, Dec 14, 10:30am-Noon Stone Creek Coffee, 422 N 5th St $15, Program No. FALL:368

Come and see the holiday decorations inside and out at the Northwestern Mutual corporate office building. The South Building has been Northwestern Mutual’s home office since it was completed in 1914. Designed by Chicago architects Marshall & Fox in the classic Greek Corinthian style, the building cost $2 million to construct, over $105 million in today’s money. The new tower will be completed this year. Tue, Dec 19, 10-11:30am Northwestern Mutual 720 E Wisconsin Ave $10, Program No. FALL:374

‘Miracle on South Division Street’– Lunch and a Show

Metered street parking available.

Thu, Dec 14, 1-2:30pm Stone Creek Coffee, 422 N 5th St $15, Program No. FALL:370

Enjoy a private dining experience at the World Famous Macy’s Walnut Room, complete with specialized holiday menu and festive décor for the season. Then sit back and enjoy WICKED, the Broadway sensation, look at what happened in the Land of Oz, but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emeraldgreen skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships, until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other “wicked”. Wed, Dec 20, 9am-7:30pm Pick-up at Bayshore Park & Ride, Port Washington Rd & Silver Spring Rd (Lot 40-75), Glendale

Go Explore

Buffalo, NY might be depressed, but Clara Nowak is not. Staunchly religious, the mother of three is an organizer for her soup kitchen and the caretaker of her family’s local claim to fame: a 20-foot shrine to the Blessed Mother commemorating the miraculous night in 1942 when she appeared to Clara’s father in his barbershop. But one fateful Christmas Eve, her daughter Ruth announces that she’s writing a one-woman play about her grandpa’s story – the real story – and this family’s foundations are shaken to the core. Tom Dudzick’s spirited comedy – just in time for the holidays – unspools a tale about believing in the powerful bonds that tie a family together. Directed by C. Michael Wright Wed, Dec 13, 11am-3pm Milwaukee Chamber Theatre 158 N Broadway $60, Program No. FALL:366

‘Wicked: the Untold Story of the Witches of Oz’ at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago

Pick-up at Southwest College Ave Park & Ride, Southwest corner of College Ave and I-94, Milwaukee $190, Program No. FALL:376

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Step One: Sign Up For Your Membership

Participation Expectations

If you haven’t done so already, sign up for your Osher membership using either the Registration Form on pages 3334, online at or by phone at 414-227-3200.

Osher is committed to offering exceptional socially interactive learning experiences. Each class brings a new group of individuals with divergent interests, abilities, and world views, all which enrich Osher’s programs. Part of the success of Osher programs relies on the supportive and respectful interactions that our members experience. The following suggestions will allow members to maximize their experience and create a community that encourages conversation and learning.

First-Time Member As a first-time member you pay a prorated fee based on the month in which you join. Payment takes your membership to the following Aug 31, after which your membership joins the continuing member fee schedule.

*Couple Memberships Two individuals living at the same address (whether spouses, siblings, or partners) and receiving only one copy of the mailed information.

Respect the importance your fellow members and instructors place on learning, as a member of our learning community: • Arrive on time since late arrivals can be distracting • Silence electronic devices • Ask questions that are on topic • Share talking time; allow others to speak or ask questions

Annual Membership Annual membership lasts Sept 1 to Aug 31 of the following year. Renewal fees for all continuing members are due on Aug 31 and will be applied to a Sept 1 renewal date regardless of when payment is received. Renewal fess are $45 for one person and $80 for a couple.

Step Two: Register For Your Programs After you’ve joined Osher, you must register for the programs in which you wish to participate. Registration for any course or program is open until one week before the start date; however, classes fill up quickly so we encourage you to register early.

• Refrain from side conversations during the presentation that can impede hearing for others • Remember our instructors and facilitators volunteer their time Recognize that members may have health conditions, some of which may not be noticeable. As a member of our caring community: • Offer assistance, as needed and as you are able • Recognize and respect that some members could have increased susceptibility to pain or injury through even light physical contact • If you have special needs or limitations, please address any concerns with specific instructors and/or the Osher office

Course Registration Options 1. ONLINE (see detailed instructions on pg. 31)

2. B  Y PHONE 414-227-3200 or 800-222-3623 3. B  Y MAIL Fill out registration form on pages 33-34

Respect and support each other’s differences in belief, ethnicity, lifestyle, and opinions, recognizing that we learn from each other. Be aware of your own opinions and beliefs while acknowledging the differences.

and send with payment to: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. Suite 6000 Milwaukee, WI 53203-2602 Please note that mailed registrations require additional processing that may delay your enrollment. 30

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Steps For Online Course Registration

Please note that you will receive confirmations of your class registrations by email. If we do not have an email address on file, your confirmation will be mailed to you.

Program Cancellations/Refunds* For programs with a fee of $35 or less, no refund will be given. Once a program has begun, refunds are no longer issued. A full refund is issued to program participants if the School of Continuing Education cancels a program for any reason. Participant withdrawals made at least two weeks (14 days) prior to the start of a program can receive a 100% refund. When a participant withdraws less than two weeks prior to the program start, participants may have their fees transferred one time to any currently available program, otherwise participants will receive a refund minus a 20% administrative fee.

*This policy does not apply to Travel programs which have a no refund policy.


Fee for a Couple*

Sept - Dec



Jan - Apr



May - Aug


Next year’s fee will be due

2. R  eturning members, have your email and password used for the previous term ready before starting the registration process. If you don’t remember your password you will have a chance to create a new one (see step 5). 3. Have your credit card ready. 4. G  o to and scroll down the page to the register now button. 5. The registration page will ask you for your email and password. If you can’t remember your password, simply select “Forgot your Password” to create a new one. It is best not to sign in as a new customer (unless you have never registered via the website); this can create two accounts and some confusion in the future. Once on the registration page, titles and dates of all the Osher courses are listed. 6. This is when the course list made in step 1 comes in handy. Once on the registration page you can select all of the courses you wish to take based on their course title and dates. This will reduce the confusion that arises when going back and forth between the courses and registration page. If you need any help registering, call 414-227-3200 with questions or to register over the phone using the list you made that included course titles, dates and times, and program numbers.

Mark Your Calendar! Aug 31

Registration opens Monday, August 14th at 9am!

Registration Information

When you join in these months

1. P  rior to signing up for classes, read the course descriptions via the catalog or the website and make a list of the courses you wish to attend that includes each course title, dates and times, and program number.


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LOCATION INFORMATION MCTS Bus Information Did you know that there are several MCTS bus lines that will drop you off right in front of the Plankinton Building (the downtown location of Osher)? The Gold Line, 30, and 30x routes all stop at the corner of Plankinton and Wisconsin Avenues. No need to worry about driving in downtown traffic, or finding a parking space. Call MCTS at 414-937-3218, or for more information about routes and fares.

UWM School of Continuing Education 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 6000, Milwaukee, WI 53203

UWM Hefter Conference Center

UWM SCE Parking Information

Address: 3271 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53211

The School of Continuing Education is located downtown in the Plankinton Building of Grand Avenue Mall. The structure is easily entered from Plankinton Avenue between Wisconsin Avenue and Michigan Street.


Parking: Two-hour parking is available on the streets around the Center.

Bayshore (North Shore) Park & Ride

Once you enter the structure drive to the 4th and 5th levels, labeled as Packer 4 and Packer 5. These top two levels are home to wheelchair accessible parking, and the bridge used to enter the Plankinton building from the parking ramp provides a passageway without stairs. The entry doors on the 4th and 5th level have a button mounted on the door frame that when pushed will automatically open the doors.

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 Dr.

Once in the building take the elevator down to the 1st floor. Exit the elevator and proceed across the rotunda to the bank of elevators on the north side of the building (closest to Wisconsin Avenue). Take these elevators to the 7th floor. When you exit the elevator check the monitor above the reception desk for your course room number and ask the attendant to validate your parking gate ticket. Visit for more details.

From the north: Take the I-43 exit 78B, turn east onto Silver Spring Dr. Turn north onto Port Washington 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 Rd. Proceed north through the Port Washington Rd. and Silver Spring Dr. intersection.

Goerke’s Corners Park & Ride This lot is located on County Hwy Y, Brookfield, WI 53045 From the east: Follow I-94 W to your destination in Brookfield. Take exit 297 toward US-18 E/Bluemound Rd., use the left lane to merge onto N Barker Rd., make a U-turn destination will be on the right. From the west: Follow I-94 E. to W. Bluemound Rd. in Brookfield, take exit 297 from I-94 E, continue on Bluemound Rd. Drive to N Barker Rd.

Southwest College Park & Ride This lot is located on the southwest corner of W. College Ave. and I-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 I-894S/I-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 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 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 76th St.

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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

Registration Form

Voluntary Information

Collected to enhance UW Programming

¨ Male Birth Date _____/_____/_____ Heritage

¨ African American

¨ 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 31 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____________

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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 31 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__________


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PHYLLIS BANKIER Phyllis Bankier enjoys the “relaxed, non-competitive learning community” she and her husband find at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. After her retirement, Bankier took a Spanish class and then other classes. “There is always someone in our house attending an Osher class.” Now the family is hooked. “Osher is a great way to learn and share new ideas and passions with people similar to myself in age and interests. What better way to expand my views of the world and enrich my life.” But for this photographer, former cabinetmaker and MPS teacher, her world views certainly weren’t limited. In college, she occasionally walked from UWM’s East Side campus to her family home at 92nd Street and Capitol Avenue. She later took up biking and running. Soon she was running marathons and participating in triathlons. According to a recent profile in Milwaukee Magazine, she walks fast three or four times weekly, does hot yoga five times, and adds Pilates, weights and body sculpting. She lists her family – “they are my rock” – and cooking as among the important things in her life. But her interests hardly end there. While she was teaching kindergarten through 6th grade in Milwaukee’s Lloyd Street School – and developing a state-wide mediation conference for teachers – she also worked as a cabinet maker, making countless people happy by designing and building Wolski’s bar. Oh yes, she also started a children’s cooperative and helped to develop a halfway house for runaway teens.

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

While these accomplishments could fill several lifetimes, Bankier wasn’t done. After carrying her camera through all these adventures, she became a professional photographer. Her photos may be seen at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Mitchell Park Domes and the Morning Glory Gallery inside the Marcus Center, as well as at summer street fairs. Her website,, is a colorful panoply of flowers, landscapes and food.

For more information on charitable bequests in your estate planning, contact:

Still, each year, Osher calls. “We learned how to enrich our lives with Osher’s intellectual and cultural experiences,” Bankier says.

For more information

Gretchen Miller, J.D. UWM Director of Gift Planning and Agreements 414-229-3067 or

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