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University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Offers Exciting New Programs through 'Science Society of the Fox Valley '

The Office of Continuing Education, in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, announces a unique and stimulating program targeted at Fox Cities' residents of all ages. The "Science Society of The Fox Valley" program is offering a series of seminars presented by nationally recognized speakers with expertise in the sciences.

These seminars are being held in the Barlow Planetarium on the campus of UWFox. All presentations begin at 2:00 p.m, and are followed by a post-seminar social and discussion with the presenter and other members of the audience in attendance.

The schedule for 2001-2002

  • September 18, 2001

Tom Overbye, Ph.D., from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana: "Re-engineering the Electrical Grid"

  • October 16, 2001

Debra Martin, Ph.D., School of Natural Science, Hampshire College: "The Women Who Came Before Us: Diet, Health and Healing in the Ancient World"

  • November 20, 2001

Mary Putman, Ph.D., Hubble Fellow, Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (CASA), University of Colorado:  "Galactic Cannabalism"

  • February 19, 2002

James Stoltman, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Emeritus: "The Illinois Connection in Wisconsin's Prehistoric Past"

  • March 19, 2002

Doug Fowler, M.S., Youngstown State University; Consultant, Shenango County Recycling Program: "The Stuff of Creation: The Astronomy, Physics, and Geology of Waste and Recycling"

  • April 16, 2002

William Hooke, Ph.D., American Meteorological Society: "Disasters: The American Experience"

  • May 14, 2002

Alan Taylor, Ph.D., Department of Mathematics, Union College, Schenectady, NY: "The Mathematics of Voting"

The original Senior Science Society program, founded in 1998, is the forerunner of The Science Society of the Fox Valley. The predecessor was targeted at local residents over the age of 50. With an opportunity to expand their knowledge and intellectual interaction, "individuals beyond the original audience have requested to participate in these educational seminars," according to Cathy Paynter, Director of Continuing Education. "The Science Society of the Fox Valley is now open to all adults."

The Science Society of the Fox Valley is a membership organization, requiring an annual fee of $40 that includes all seven seminars and other benefits. Admission to individual seminars is available at $10 per seminar. Pre-registration is required five days prior to the date of the specific seminar that is to be attended.

The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Foundation, Inc., Appleton Papers, and the UWFox staff and faculty provides sponsorship for the Science Society.

In addition to the monthly presentations, the Science Society program boasts a series of benefits that provide a stimulating and entertaining value. For example, members can:

  • enjoy a 10% discount to specially designated Continuing Education classes at UWFox;
  • use of the outstanding UW-Fox Valley library;
  • receive two complimentary passes, good for any regularly scheduled public show, at the Barlow Planetarium will be provided to individuals that join.

Registration information about the Science Society of the Fox Valley can be obtained by contacting Cathy Paynter, at the Office of Continuing Education, University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley, at 832-2636. (Email: Cathy.Paynter@uwc.edu)

Posted 9/17/2001