ALS 500 & 600 ELL #6 (Summer 2)

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.

Introduction to Trees in the Preserve

Take a walk to identify the wonderful variety of trees along the paths. This hike is good for young and old alike. Meet at Picnic Point lot 129. Leader: Laura Wyatt.

Date: Saturday, August 15, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Meet at Picnic Point parking lot (lot #129) on University Bay Drive. On the 80 bus route.

Global Health Institute Seminar Series

Agriculture 4 Health: Impacts of agricultural development on human health and nutrition in Ethiopia

Henok Kurabachew Mulat, associate professor of plant pathology and director of the School of Nutrition, Food Science, and Technology at Hawassa University, promotes multidisciplinary academic and research programs to improve nutrition in Ethiopia. He is working with UW-Madison on an orange-fleshed sweet potato nutrition and health project in collaboration with the International Potato Center. Mulat’s visit to Madison is funded by a Global Health Institute Visiting Scholars grant.

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 5 p.m.

Location: 1010 Medical Sciences Center

Thoughts Become Things: The Art & Science of Positive Thinking

Do you think the idea of positive thinking is silly? Maybe you believe good things “just happen” to some people and you’re not one of the lucky ones. Spend an hour with personal branding expert and emotional intelligence coach Dana Zurbuchen, and you’ll see things differently. Dana will dig into the power of the mind and how you are creating your own reality each and every day. To reserve your spot please visit the upcoming events page:

https://www.dreamfearlessly.com/event/dream-big-thoughts-become-things-the-art-science-of-positive-thinking-with-dana-zurbuchen/

Date: Thursday, August 13, 7 p.m.

Location: DreamBank 1 N. Pinckney St. , Madison, Wisconsin 53703

English Conversation Time

International Outreach is launching “English Conversation Time” which is an informal time of conversation and exchange with international students studying in Madison. This is our way to welcome them and help them to transition to life in the US. It is also a great opportunity for cross-cultural friendship. The English Conversation will be held every Friday in Fellowship at Christ Presbyterian Church from 6 to 8 pm.

This is an informal gathering and it is open to all regardless of religious affiliation. Please feel free to invite a friend or to bring your family. There will be light refreshment served, please feel free to bring a dish to pass.

Date: Aug 14, 2015 6:00 PM

Location: Christ Presbyterian Church 944 E. Gorham St. , Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Prairie Tour

Tour of the prairies on the Southwest Bike Path on Aug. 16 (Sun) from 6-8 p.m.

A city grant provided monies for the Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Nature and History Trail. The Community Planning Grant’s intent was to help beautify public spaces in neighborhoods and invite the public to share in these places.

On board will be those who created the prairies plus Susan Carpenter, the Outreach Specialist for the native plant gardens at the UW Arboretum and Steve Glass, emeritus land care manager at the U-W Arboretum and restoration ecologist.

Date: Sunday, August 16, 6 p.m.

Location: The tour begins either at the southwest end where Odana Road meets the Southwest Bike Path at the Dudgeon-Monroe prairie or northeast along the SW Bike Path at the Prospect St. ramp garden, with two other prairies one at Glenway and one at Commonwealth.

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Book Talk: John Scalzi

The Wisconsin Book Festival and A Room of One’s Own Bookstore present Hugo-award winning author John Scalzi for his new novel The End of All Things.

John Scalzi is one of the most popular and acclaimed SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His debut Old Man’s War won him science fiction’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, his most recent novel Lock In, and also Redshirts, which won 2013’s Hugo Award for Best Novel. Material from his widely-read blog The Whatever (whatever.scalzi.com) has earned him two other Hugo Awards as well.

Date: Monday, August 17, 7 p.m.

Location: Central Library 201 W. Mifflin St. , Madison, Wisconsin 

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