Cedar Crest Lecture Series coming in March 2020

We are excited to partner with University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and host the Cedar Crest Lecture Series in March! This free 4 week series is open to the public.

Cedar Crest Lecture Series

Spring 2020

A Look Back at America’s Century: The 20th Century

In 1941, Timepublisher Henry Lucecalled on the United States and its citizens to create the “first Great American Century.” The U.S. dominated the world in political, economic and military terms,and also experienced its share of turbulence, creative genius,and cultural change on the home front. Join us the spring as we explore America’s Century, with all of its struggles and triumphs, legacies and lessons for future generations.

Thursday, March 5, 3:00 p.m.

A Hundred or So Years Later: Remembering Forgotten Wisconsin Authors of the Early 20thCenturyJohn Pruitt, professor of English and Women’s & Gender Studies, UW-Whitewater at Rock County

You definitely know Laura Ingalls Wilder, and you probably know Lorine Niedecker and August Derleth. But what about Robert Gard and Margery Latimer? Today you’ll learnabout these and other Wisconsinauthors who have been ignored, overlooked, or simply forgotten, and you’ll hear about different ways to rediscover them.

Thursday, March 12, 3:00 p.m -CANCELLED

Roosevelt’s “Brain Trust” and the Creation of the New DealElizabeth Jozwiak, associate professor of History, UW-Whitewater at Rock County

Franklin Roosevelt faced the massive challenge of the Great Depression when he was elected President in 1932. Who were some of the “big brains” he called upon for help in formulating solutions and what did they propose?

Thursday, March 19, 3:00 p.m -CANCELLED

The Arc of Protest: Growth, Inclusion, and Change in Mid-20thCentury AmericaDavid McKay, senior lecturer of History, UW-Whitewater at Rock County

Much of modern American politics and society is still driven by the social protest movements of the 1960s, but these movements are often misunderstood by the people reacting to them now.This lecture will look at where those movements came from inthe 1950s and how they evolved from a moderate, inclusive effort to expand American culture to a radical effort to change it completely by the early 1970s.

Thursday, March 26, 3:00 p.m

The 100 Greatest American Speeches of the 20thCenturyRichard Haven, professor emeritusof Communication, UW-Whitewater

The lecture will focus on how the list was compiledwith a more detailed look at the top ten speeches, the speakers who had the most speeches on the list and the overall importance of public speaking in American public discourse.


All lectures are free and open to the public. They are held on Thursdays at 3 p.m. in the Gathering Roomat Cedar Crest, 1702 South River Road in Janesville.Free parking is available and registration is not required. Visit our website at www.uww.edu/ce/cedar-crest.edu for full schedule and updates.

If you have a disability and require accommodations, please advise us as soon as possible. Requests are confidential. UW-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA. Please contact Kari Borne at bornek@uww.edu or 262-472-1003 for further information.

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