UW-Sheboygan professors to present new Speakers’ Series
Public lectures open to the community
The University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan and its faculty, instructors and staff invite the Sheboygan community to a new Speakers’ Series that will feature UW-S instructors sharing presentations on their research and interest areas. Topic areas such as astronomy, German history, literature and political science will be discussed in an open forum format.
Each semester, the campus will offer a new series of speakers and topics. The first presentation will be held on February 5 at 7 p.m. in the Wombat Room (Room 2114) in the Main Building on the UW-S campus. Astronomy instructor Harald Schenk will share “The Comet is Coming: Information About the ISON Comet.”
The Comet ISON will make its appearance to Earth in November 2013, and may rival the full moon in its brightness. Some are predicting that this particular comet may even be visible in daytime skies. What also makes ISON unique from other well-known comets such as Hale-Bopp and Halley’s, is that it follows a hyperbolic orbit and that it did not form in our solar neighborhood, according to Schenk.
Sheboygan area residents and astronomy enthusiasts are encouraged to attend this presentation and learn more about where this comet may have come from, how long it has been traveling in our galaxy, what it may be made of and much more.
According to Carrie Hoppe, UW-Sheboygan Director of University Relations, the new lecture program will allow UW-Sheboygan instructors to showcase their interests and scholarly research in a new way to the community at large.
“As faculty and instructors, these individuals share their knowledge every day in the classroom, but each of them also have special interest areas that they enjoy learning more about whenever they can,” Hoppe said. “This series will allow the presenters to share that research and knowledge with others who might also share similar interests and give the community direct access to the skills and talents of UW-Sheboygan’s outstanding professors to further encourage lifelong learning.”
All presentations will be held in the Wombat Room (Room 2114) at 7 p.m. Admission is free to the community and students. Upcoming presentations also will be held on March 5 and April 2.
For more information on the new Speakers’ Series or UW-Sheboygan, contact Carrie Hoppe, UW-Sheboygan Director of University Relations, at (920) 459-6612 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.