Wednesday II Programs
September 2013 through May 2014
Unless otherwise noted, all presentations will take place in the Heinig Emeriti Lounge, second floor, Walwood Hall at 2:00 pm.
Dec. 11, 2013—Second Annual Wine Tasting Party
A modest fee will be charged. Please note the following:
- this event is at the Arboretum Condo Clubhouse, Walden Woods, Arboretum Parkway, off Drake Road at 5 p.m.
- the address for the clubhouse is: 3501 Dunn Ridge
Jan. 8, 2014—Timothy Light, “Communities in Schools in Kalamazoo: the Unknown Organization with a Powerful Effect”
Although relatively unknown, Communities in Schools in Kalamazoo offers the largest impact on improving chances for success among the one-third of our student population who drop out before graduating from high school.
Feb. 12, 2014—James Bosco, “American Education in the Third Era”
The presentation will take us on an express journey through four hundred years of American education history. The premise is that there have been two distinct and quite different eras of American education and now we have entered a new era. The catalyst for the changes, as for society in general, has been the rapid expansion in the amount and capacity of digital media.
Mar. 12, 2014—Bruce M. Haight, “The Woodcarving of Lamidi Fakeye: Four Generations of Yoruba Masters and Apprentices”
Although there have been many exhibitions of Lamidi Fakeye’s work, there has never been an exhibition of the four generations of Fakeye family woodcarvers’ work held by WMU faculty. Professor Haight’s lecture will tell the story of these developments and will comment on how their artistic styles have developed over the past 50 years.
Apr. 9, 2014—Lawrence Schlack, “John Dewey Comes to WMU: The Campus School and Progressive Education”
When the elementary classroom wing of the Campus School was constructed in 1915 John Dewey’s progressive education philosophy was in full bloom. This presentation will describe the design, construction and curriculum of the elementary wing and how it reflected the Dewey philosophy over the ensuing decades.
May 14, 2014—Sharon Carlson, “Regional Treasures: Introducing the Zhang Legacy Collections Center”
The site tour will feature behind-the-scenes information about the plan, implementation and move of 30,000 cubic feet of some of Southwest Michigan’s premiere cultural resources. NOTE: this program is at the Center off Oakland Drive.