Gwen Drury – “A Tribute to University Extension”
“When Gwen Drury started researching the expansive, 100-year history of the Wisconsin Idea, she was impressed by the university’s culture and the rich stories of how it manifested itself again and again during the last century. But she also discovered that people’s knowledge and opinions about it had changed significantly, and the only way that today’s UW alumni and friends could truly appreciate their shared history was to learn about it — and more importantly, to discuss it with each other.” Wendy Kraus Hathaway, WAA
Drury received undergraduate degrees in History and English at Frostburg State University.
Gwen’s lecture this fall will feature a specific example of the Wisconsin Idea in action.
VIDEO: In order to have the background for this lecture, students in the course have been assigned the video of last year’s talk – to be viewed in advance of the lecture. If you would like to be sure that you have the same background, please view the video recording of that talk (recorded for University Place, by Wisconsin Public Television):
HISTORICAL PAGEANTS: If you are interested in the art form that was “All the Rage” in 1914, see this short paper by Ethel Rockwell, who served as the “Pageant Master” for the Sauk City event. The link is to Google Books:”Historical Pageantry: a Treatise”
University Extension and Cooperative Extension were always separate but related programs. My talk is a tribute to University Extension, which has been discontinued. A broad overview of the part of Extension that is NOT being discontinued at this time, please see:
“The Heritage and Outlook for Wisconsin Cooperative Extension”
by Dr. Gerald Campbell and Dr. Thomas Zinnen
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Room 1111 Genetics Biotech building
presented for the Wednesday Nite @ The Lab series
Free and open to the public to attend in person, or stream online at:
Required for course credit: Attendance – sign in sheet
READ: Cap Times article “UW President Ray Cross skirted faculty”
READ: “Great American Universities – Wisconsin” PDF – Read pages 210-214 of the chapter about the University of Wisconsin.Pay special attention to the paragraph about the “bleeding stump” and be ready to discuss in class
WATCH: Gwen Drury on PBS – “The Wiscosnin Idea: How Do We Define the Concept?”
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