Whether you’re a returning or a first-time student at UW–Madison, it’s time to become a Badger scholar! Join us for Day of Learning, a one-day event, with the theme of “UW–Madison Then and Now,” that will feature some of the UW’s renowned faculty members and alumni. Split between four sessions, these experts will highlight timely topics of today and tie in past experiences from 1969 and beyond. Reinvigorate your sense of discovery at this fun, educational event!
|Class of 1969 members and guests||$50 per person|
|WAA Members||$50 per person|
|Nonmembers||$60 per person|
Jeff Wendorf ’82, vice president of advancement, alumni relations and engagement, Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association
|What Does It Mean to Be a Badger
Panel discussion with Christina Olstad, dean of students; and Mike Leckrone, legendary leader, UW Marching Band
|On the Horizon: Climate Change and Clean Air
Tracey Holloway, 2017–21 Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Professor Holloway will share her insights and research on today’s biggest environmental issues. A leader of a NASA team, she will present a science-based update on meeting the energy and environmental challenges on the horizon.
|10:30 a.m.–11:30 p.m.|
|Black Student Strike of 1969 and the Creation of the Department of Afro-American Studies
Stu Levitan JD’86, author and historian
|11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.|
|Badger Up! How Ice Cream and a Journalism Degree Led to the Songwriters Hall of Fame
Allee Willis ’69, Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee; Grammy, Emmy, Tony, and Webby award-winning and nominated artist
This talk will be a stripped-down version of Willis’s heralded live “party performances,” concentrating on how attending the UW inspired her wild career. Willis’s songs have sold more than 60 million records, with tunes including Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” and Friends’ theme song “I’ll Be There for You.”
This program is supported by the generosity of the Sandra G. Sponem Alumni Park Signature Program Series Fund.
|11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.|
|Program concludes||3 p.m.|
This event is presented by UW–Madison’s Class of 1969. The deadline to register is September 20.
Questions? Contact Stephanie Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-608-308-5528.