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Jerry Apps Revisits UW-Madison Campus Days in Once a Professor

  • Wed, May 02, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Oakwood University Woods, Arts and Education Center
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Jerry Apps revisits UW-Madison campus days in Once a Professor

by Kristin Gilpatrick, Sales and Marketing Manager, Wisconsin Historical Society Press

When: Wednesday, May 2
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
Oakwood University Woods Center for Arts and Education 6205 Mineral Point Road
Registration: Required by April 25

Revisit the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus in the 1960s to 1990s with professor emeritus and celebrated Wisconsin author Jerry Apps at a special release party for his new memoir Once a Professor: A Memoir of Teaching at Turbulent Times. The event is co-hosted by the UW- Madison Retirement Association and the book’s publisher, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Apps will share memories from his years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1957 to 1995, when he left the University to lecture and write full time. During those years, he experienced the turmoil of protests and riots at the UW in the 1960s, the struggles of the tenure process and faculty governance, and the ever-present pressure to secure funding for academic research and programs. Through it all, the award-winning writer honed a personal philosophy of education—one that values critical thinking, nontraditional teaching approaches, and hands-on experiences outside of the classroom. 


Enter Oakwood grounds at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor stall; take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help. When you exit the underground parking the garage door opens automatically. You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot). On foot, enter Heritage (6205 Mineral Point Road) at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.


Advance registration is required. If you are not registered in advance, you may not receive handouts. Contact the Association office (see below) by April 25, 2018, to register. If you or your companion registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please call 262-0641 by 8:30 a.m. on the day of the program.

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