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. Most ELLs are due next Thursday, JULY 17th.
1) Community Health Amid Violent Conflict: Lessons from Sri Lanka
Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, MD, General Secretary of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement is a leading expert in Sri Lanka in the field of community health. His extensive experience in community health and public health in low resource and highly unstable settings transcends crucial areas that need to work together to bring forth a comprehensive understanding of the burden of diseases and establish effective interventions.
When: Friday, July 11th @ 1:30pm
Location: Room 206 Ingraham Hall
2) Art Fair on the Square
This is one of the Midwest’s most popular and highly regarded outdoor celebrations of the arts will return to the Capitol Square in July as MMoCA presents the 56th annual Art Fair on the Square. With its mix of music, entertainment, and outdoor dining, as well as more than 450 artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, handmade clothing and accessories, and fine craft, the fair is expected to draw nearly 200,000 visitors to Madison’s Capitol Square.
Anyone can enjoy the Art Fair, but to make this your Extensive Listening Opportunity you need to talk to 2 different artists about their art work. Come up with a list of questions to ask before you go to the fair. Some possible questions might be:
Where are you from?
What type of artwork do you do?
What inspires you?
When did you start painting/taking photos/making sculptures/etc.?
When: The 2014 fair will take place on Saturday, July 12 (9 am–6 pm) and Sunday, July 13 (10 am–5 pm).
Location: Around the Capitol Square
3) Midsummer Delights: Arboretum Night Walk
Join this free neutralist-led hike. Enjoy an evening walk featuring midsummer flowers and night music from prairie insects. Meet on the Visitor Center front steps.
When: Saturday, July 12th @ 8pm
Location: Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum
4) Central Asia and the East-West Contest
Ambassador Ian Kelly, the Diplomat-in-residence for the Midwest will lecture. The Central Asian republics were considered a political backwater in Soviet times. Now, after twenty years of independence, with their rich resources, and proximity to China, Afghanistan and Iran, they have taken on new geostrategic significance. Major powers like the U.S., the EU, Russia, and China now vie for influence in Central Asia, and the U.S. in particular sees the area as a potentially stabilizing influence for Afghanistan.
When: Tuesday, July 15th @ 4pm
Location: Room 2190 Grainger Hall
5) Poetry in Motion: Italian Renaissance Epics and the Crisis of the New World
Jane Tylus will lecture as part of the Madison Early Music Festival.
When: Tuesday, July 15th @ 6:30pm
Location: Room 2650 Mosse Humanities Building
6) Wednesday Nite @ the Lab
This week James McKeown will lecture about Medicine and Superstition in Ancient Greece.
When: Wednesday, July 16th @ 7pm
Location: Room 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building
7) Historic Architecture Tours
Explore Madison’s historic neighborhoods, commercial districts, and the UW’s traditional campus with experienced and enthusiastic docents. Our tours have become a highlight for visitors and residents who want a deeper look at Madison’s cultural,architectural, and development history.
When & Where: Click here for the schedule of tours.
Costs: Tours are $10 for adults, $5 for students (Bring your WESLI ID)
8) WESLI Documentary Viewing: Supersize Me
Super Size Me is a 2004 American documentary film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker. Spurlock’s film follows a 30-day period from February 1 to March 2, 2003 during which he ate only McDonald’s food. The film documents this lifestyle’s drastic effect on Spurlock’s physical and psychological well-being, and explores the fast food industry’s corporate influence, including how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit. (From Wikipedia)
When: Monday, July 14th @ 3pm
Tuesday, July 15th @ 3pm
Location: Room 102