ALS 500 & 600 ELL #4 (Fall 2)

Welcome to ALS 500 & 600! You are in the right place if you are looking for your extensive listening opportunities. If you are not an ALS 500 or 600 student that’s ok – you can still attend these events if you would like. If you are an ALS 500 or 600 student, you need to attend one of the events from the list below. After you attend one of these events, write a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this. This is the FOURTH Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.

1) Wisconsin's Conservation Legacy

Join conservation partners for a free public lecture by Dr. Curt Meine, Senior Fellow at the Aldo Leopold Foundation & Center for Humans and Nature and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Dept. of Forest and Wildlife Ecology. Please join us for an in depth look at the history of conservation in Wisconsin and how it can inform our future. Social hour at the Memorial Union Rathskeller following the event.

When: Thursday, November 20th @ 3pm

Location: Room L196 Education Building

2) German Foreign Policy Perspectives on Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, and the Middle East: Impact on the Transatlantic Partnership

Former Bundestag Member Hans-Ulrich Klose will be on campus as Dr. Henry A. Kissinger Speaker for the American Council on Germany. He is an Advisor to the Robert Bosch Foundation. He is the former Chairman of the German-American Parliamentary Group and a former Member of the German Bundestag (MdB). Co-sponsors: CGES with the Madison Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany, with CREECA and Middle East Studies.

When: Thursday, November 20th @ 5pm

Location: Room 206 Ingraham Hall 

3) Farmland Film Showing

All are welcome to a free documentary showing of Farmland Film on Friday, Nov. 21 at 6 pm in Union South, Varsity Hall III. Farmland follows the lives of six young farmers and ranchers on their journey to help feed America. Carrie Chestnut Mess, also known as Dairy Carrie, will speak following the conclusion of the film about her background in the agricultural industry. Pizza, drinks and snacks will be provided!

When: Friday, November 21st @ 6pm

Location:Union South, Varsity Hall III

4) Party with the Stars @ UW Space Place

Find out what objects and constellations are currently in the night sky and where to find them. Following the indoor presentation, telescopes will be set up outside for viewing, weather permitting. All ages are welcome!

When: Friday, November 21st @ 7pm

Location: Space Place, 2300 S. Park St.

5) Healthcare, Environment and Elections in State & Federal Governments: Friends or Foes?

Dennis Dresang, Prof. Emeritus of Political Science and Public Affairs, and founding director of the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, UW-Madison.

When: Saturday, November 22nd @ 9:30am

Location: Capitol Lakes Retirement Community

6) Wonders of the White-tailed Deer

Free program for families at the UW Arboretum. Come and discover some fascinating facts about the deer that live in our woods and prairies. Take a hike through their habitats and look for signs of their presence. Ongoing activities inside the Visitor Center; naturalist-led walk at 1:30.

When: Sunday, November 23rd @ 12:30pm

Location: UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center

7) Sustainable Energy Seminar Series: Common Sense Objectives for American Energy

The Wisconsin Energy Institute is helping facilitate a series of seminars focused on University of Wisconsin–Madison expertise in sustainable energy. The series will allow students and the public to explore sustainable energy solutions from the small to large, learn about the challenges facing sustainable energy and interact with experts from across campus.

When: Monday, November 24th @ 4pm

Location: Wisconsin Energy Institute 

8) The Great American Southwest With Dennis Burkhart

Dennis Burkhart goes beyond the expected in his travel films, taking audiences on an adventure that reveals the fascinating and often surprising depths of the locale he’s exploring. An avid traveler and lover of nature, Burkhart has worked and played around the world as a Peace Corps volunteer, an underwater excavator, a mountaineer, a photographer and filmmaker, and a travel guide. Burkhart’s photographs have appeared in National Geographic Magazine, and he has produced several award-winning videos. In The Great American Southwest, Burkhart takes us on a journey through the not-so-distant land of the American South, from the archaeological wonders of Mesa Verde to the breath-taking wilderness of the Grand Canyon.

This is also a WESLI activity!!  We have 10 tickets available, so get yours before it sells out! This film will give you the experience of traveling to the Great Southwest, and you will see some of the incredible natural wonders and learn about the history of this region. Get a peek of what the Southwest looks like here:

When: Monday, November 24th @ 7pm

Location: UW Union Theater - but if you go with the WESLI activity, we will met at WESLI and go to the theater together.

Don't miss out on these awesome events! If you have questions, come talk to Amber!


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