ALS 500 & 600 ELL #2 (Spring 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 SECOND Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.


1) Line Breaks Festival

Final Performances of the Line Breaks Festival!  Featuring talented spoken word artists, musicians, dancers and more.

DATE:  Tuesday, March 17th from 6:15pm -10:15pm
LOCATION: Overture Center for the Arts, Promenade Hall


2) WUD Film: "Emerging Women of Burma" (2013)

In collaboration with WE Women and WUD Society and Politics, The film highlights the lives of seven women in Myanmar and how they've overcome social, political, and economic obstacles and even risked their personal safety in order to become emerging leaders in Myanmar. Discussion after film.

DATE: Tuesday, March 17 from 7-8pm
LOCATION: Union South, The Marquee, 2nd Floor


3) St. Patricks Day Party @International Friendship Center

Join other international students living in Madison and learn about St. Patrick's Day and what this holiday is all about. There will be games, Irish-type food, beverages, prizes, Irish music, and all around fun!  It's also another great chance to meet some new friends and practice your English.  For more information, email Judy Tang at

DATE: Tuesday, March 17th from 4:00-6:00pm
LOCATION: International Friendship Center (on the corner of State and Lake Streets, enter the glass doors of the "University Bookstore," and walk up the stairs to the top floor).


4) WUD Film & Social Cinema Presents: "CitizenFour" (2014)

CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). Post-film discussion with Matt Rothschild, from Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.

Wednesday, March 18 from 7pm - 9pm
Saturday, March 21 from 6pm - 8pm

LOCATION: Union South, The Marquee, 2nd Floor


5) "An Ancient Triangle: Nature, Faith, and Community"

UW Showcase event.  Professor Michael Bell finds that nature, faith, and community together form an ancient triangle of beliefs: sometimes supporting and sometimes conflicting with each other in ways both heady and frightening. He argues that moral and political challenges associated with the rise of urban, class-based societies encouraged us to think about the ancient triangle through absolute notions. The professor asks us to embrace a more multi-logical view that is ceaselessly intriguing, alive, and creative. For more information, check this link.

DATE: Thursday, March 19 at 7pm
LOCATION: Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, 333 W. Main Street


6) Marcia Legre Play Festival

Come watch a play that has been written, directed and performed by UW Students!  This event is free and open to the public.  More information  here.

DATES: Saturday and Sunday, March 21 & 22, at 7:30pm
LOCATION: Memorial Union, The Fredric March Play Circle Theatre


7) Madison Story Slam "Childhood Memories"

Presented by the Madison Story Slam, all are welcome to come and share stories with the theme "childhood memories."  Funny, free, and open to the public.  For more info:

DATE: Saturday, March 21 at 7pm
LOCATION: Wil-Mar Center: 953 Jenifer Street


8) Winter Festival of Poetry

Part of the 2015 Wisconsin Festival of Poetry Series. "Going Bananas with Poppy" theme, readings by Marilyn Taylor, Dave Scheler, Mary Rowin, F.J. Bergmann, Judith Zukerman, John Lehman, Jay-Z-Roh.  All readings start at 2:00pm. Admission is FREE.  For more information, e-mail or visit

DATE: Sunday, March 22 at 1pm
LOCATION: Fountain Bar & Restaurant, 122 State Street


9) Lakeshore Preserve Bird & Nature Walk

We will celebrate the Spring Solstice by strolling through the gardens, woods and prairie to enjoy the sights and sounds of early spring migratory birds. Is that a Loon calling on the lake? Are Bluebirds staking claims to their boxes? Students, families and kids are welcome!  Co-sponsored by Friends of the UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve and Madison Audubon.  Contact: Paul Noeldner 608-698-0104

DATE: Sunday, March 22 at 1:30pm
LOCATION: Meet at the Eagle Heights Community Gardens entrance (3016 Lake Mendota Drive, Madison)


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