ALS 500 & 600 ELL #3 (Spring 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, write a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this.  This is the THIRD Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – logs are due next Thursday (January 30th).

1) Dream Big: Setting Goals with Intention

2014 is YOUR year to pursue – and achieve – your dreams. Join us for an inspirational hour with Darcy Luoma, Madison’s favorite life coach, to learn a new way to approach goal setting. She’ll teach you how to shift your focus from distracting details to discovering your underlying intention. This fresh outlook releases you from New Year’s resolution burn-out, and opens a new paradigm of honoring your personal values as the pathway to pursuing your dreams.

When: Thursday, January 23rd @ 6:30pm

Location: One N. Pinckney DreamBank Building

2) Balancing Academic and Entrepreneurial Lives: The Dr. Joy Laskar Story (A Cautionary Tale)

Dr. Laskar will talk about what transpired at Georgia Tech and lessons that can be learned. He will then join a panel of UW faculty entrepreneurs discussing policy challenges they have navigated. Their insights should be thought-provoking—prompting discussion about the balance between academic and entrepreneurial roles at UW-Madison, and ways to ensure sound university policy that facilitates the transfer of creative ideas and technology into public use.

When: Thursday, January 23rd @ 4:30pm

Location: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

3) WUD Film Presents: Hunger (2008)

With Hunger, British filmmaker and artist Steve McQueen has turned one of history’s most controversial acts of political defiance into a jarring, unforgettable cinematic experience. In Northern Ireland’s Maze prison in 1981, twenty-seven-year-old Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands went on a hunger strike to protest the British government’s refusal to recognize him and his fellow IRA inmates as political prisoners. McQueen dramatizes prison existence and Sands’s final days in a way that is purely experiential, even abstract, a succession of images full of both beauty and horror. Featuring an intense performance by Michael Fassbender, Hunger is an unflinching, transcendent depiction of what a human being is willing to endure to be heard (Criterion Collection).

When: Thursday, January 23rd @ 7pm & Friday, January 24th @ 6pm

Location: The Marquee, Union South

4) SoundWaves: I Got Rhythm

SoundWaves combines scientific lectures about the world with live classical music performances. Each event revolves around a theme, exploring it first from many scientific angles and then through the lens of music. The program concludes with a live performance of music related to the evenings theme. The science and music lectures are delivered using language that the curious layman can understand, with a minimum of jargon and formulas.

When: Friday, January 24th @ 7pm

Location: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

5) The Future of Public Education in Wisconsin

The Madison Institute invites you to a Progressive Roundtable with Julie Mead, UW-School of Education; Ellen Lingren, Middleton School Board; Rep. Dianne Hesselbein, WI State Assembly; Sen. Dale Schultz, WI State Legislature. Moderated by Ruth Conniff, Editor of the Progressive Magazine. Conversation will center on financing, vouchers, the ‘Core Curriculum’, and the hostile environment facing teachers.

This is a great opportunity to practice your listening skills by listening to many different native speakers.

When: Saturday, January 25th @ 9:30am

Location: Capitol Lakes Retirement Community

6) Earth Partnership for Families: Listen to What the White Pine Says

Free family program at the UW Arboretum. We’ll explore winter trees through science and story; weather permitting, we’ll hike to see some. Ongoing drop-in activities in Visitor Center from 12:30-3:30; hike will be at 1:30. Bring your boots!

When: Sunday, January 26th @ 12:30pm

Location: Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

7) Arboretum Walk: Follow the Glacier

Join this free naturalist-led hike!  We will walk the path the last continental glacier took through the Arboretum to see how it sculpted the land. Wear boots — trails may be snowy.

When: Sunday, January 26th @ 1pm

Location: Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

8) Discuss Foodopoly with Wenonah Hauter

Join us for a conversation with Wenonah Hauter, the director of Food and Water Watch. Hauter will speak on the current state of America’s food system.
Check out www.foodopoly.org for more information!
When: Monday, January 27th @ 7pm
Location: Union South

9)Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

Come experience science as exploring the unknown every week at Wednesday Nite @ the Lab. Discover the latest from UW-Madison researchers as they share the saga of their investigations and inventions that are changing how we look at life and how we lead our lives. Join the discussion as learners of all ages explore more and share their ideas, questions and insights.
When: Wednesday, January 29th @ 7pm