To Mediate or Not to Mediate: That is the Question

NATALIE C. FLEURY
October 10 6:30 p.m. Waupaca Public Library

Natlie Fleury is the Program Coordinator for Dispute Resolution, Adjunct Professor at Marquette School of Law. Fleury covers basic theory regarding the most common methods used to resolve legal disputes and examines recent research detailing how parties choose which dispute resolution mechanism to use.

Searching for Life Beyond Earth: What does the Future Hold?

Searching for Life Beyond Earth: What does the Future Hold?

MARGARET TURNBULL
October 3 6:30 p.m. Waupaca Public Library

Investigator for the SETI Institute`s Carl Sagan Center for the Study of life in the Universe. Dr. Turnbull, astrobiologist, describes the fast-changing landscape of the search for life on other worlds, gives a brief overview of the ways we can carry out this search and where we stand currently in our knowledge.

Sturgeon: An Ancient Fish in Wisconsin Waters

Ron Bruch is a Fisheries Biologist and Director Wisconsin DNR Fisheries (Ret.) A Wisconsin native with a 38-year DNR career as a fisheries biologist, Dr. Bruch is well known for nurturing Winnebago System`s lake sturgeon into the world`s largest population, enabling a unique winter spearing season.

Winchester Academy: Alcohol, Behavior, and the Brain

Alcohol, Behavior, and the Brain
BRUCE HETZLER
June 20 6:30 p.m. Waupaca Public Library
Bruce Hetzler is a Professor of Psychology at Lawrence University. The effects of alcohol on brainwaves and behavior form the context of Dr. Hetzler`s presentation; also including metabolism, tolerance, social effects of alcohol, effects on memory, hangovers, and effects on brain neurotransmitters.

Winchester Academy: The Wanderings of a Flyover Piano Tuner

The Wanderings of a Flyover Piano Tuner
Kevin Knopp – Waupaca Visual Artist and Musician
April 25 6:30 p.m. Waupaca Public Library
Kevin Knopp discusses his professional experience of tuning pianos, his avocation as a visual artist, the art of purposeful wandering, the relationship of artists to their audience and the effect of digital technology on the aesthetic experience.

African American Settlement in 19th Century Northeast Wisc

Victoria Tashjian – Professor of History, St. Norbert College
April 18 6:30 p.m. Waupaca Public Library
Local lore in Green Bay has it that the first African Americans in town were Packers players, but there has been a continuous African American presence in the territory that eventually became Northeast Wisconsin since shortly after the arrival of French fur traders.