ALS 500 & 600 ELL #2 (Fall 1)

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, record a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this.


The Strange Case of Missile Mail: A Drone Archaeology

A Lecture by Jonathan Sterne

On June 8,1959 the US Post Office collaborated with the US Navy on an experimental mail missile launch from a submarine off the coast of Florida. Dr. Sterne considers missile mail as an extension of the Post Office’s long-term strategy of adopting new transportation technologies for the movement of mail and as an orchestrated attempt to domesticate missiles for US citizens, as normal parts of commerce and everyday life.

Date: Thursday, September 17, 4 p.m.

Location: Elvehjem 140, Chazen Museu, 800 University Ave

Colombia's 'Development Locomotive'

Multinational corporations' threats to the environment and communities. The view from Santurban, Sibundoy and Marmato

In Santurban and Marmato, small miners are seriously threatened by Canadian multinational corporations. Come to the lecture to learn more! Sponsored by the Colombia Support Network, LACIS and more.

Date: Thursday, September 17, 4 p.m.

Location: Red Gym (check "today in the Union" board when you arrive)

Just Madison:

The Human Nature of Justice

Most of us know that Dane County has some of the worst racial disparities in the country for education, incarceration, economic development, and health and wellness. Statistics are important, but more important are the lives impacted by racial injustice on a daily basis. We will discuss the concepts presented in Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy and how they relate to the struggles of our neighbors and fellow community members in Madison, WI. Guest Speaker: Dr. Karen Reece, Nehemiah Center

Date: Sunday, September 20, 10 a.m.

Location: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 South Segoe Road Madison, WI 53705 (corner of Mineral Point & Segoe Roads)

Geologic History of the Preserve and Madison Lakes

On the cusp of the fall season, consider the glaciers that were here 25,000 years ago as we talk about geology on a walk to Picnic Point.

Date: Sunday, September 20, 1 p.m.

Location:Chamberlain Rock, next to Washburn Observatory (1401 Observatory Dr)

Promoting Your Study Abroad Experience

Study abroad can differentiate you, but you aren't going to be hired just for that. Learn meaningful ways to share and promote your study abroad experience that will professionally communicate your experience within your resume, cover letter, interviews, and networking situations.

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 4 p.m.

Location: 120 Middleton Building

Food & Health Panel Discussion

Join us for a discussion with an interdisciplinary panel of health professionals to discuss various foods and effects on health!

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 5 p.m.

Location: Union South (check for room when you get there)

Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour


Date: Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 1:00 PM

Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center 1207 Seminole Hwy.

Secrets Of Sports Marketing In Madison

The Cap Times hosts live panel discussions on topics that are of interest to you as a Madisonian. Each event is free.

Secrets Of Sports Marketing In Madison

How does a team succeed in Madison when people here are passionate about everything from Badgers football to Ultimate? Cap Times News Editor Jason Joyce will explore that question with an outstanding lineup of panelists. They are:

• Hammer Abby (aka Emily Mills), public relations manager for the Mad Rollin’ Dolls

• Caitlin Cieslik-Miskimen, marketing consultant for the Madison Radicals and a UW journalism doctoral student

• Dustin Godsey, vice president of marketing for the Milwaukee Bucks

• Kevin Kluender, UW’s assistant athletic director for marketing and promotions

• Vern Stenman, president of the Madison Mallards

• Shana Verstegen, co-founder of Madison Log Rolling and also a fitness professional

Date: Monday, Sep 21, 2015 6:30 PM

Location: High Noon Saloon 701A E. Washington Ave.


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