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UWO Fox Cities Open House
June 25, 2024     3:00pm - 7:30pm 

List of Free Events and Activities.  “Explore. Experience. Learn.”
Part of the City of Menasha’s Sesquicentennial 1874-2024 Celebrations

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List of Free Events
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BARLOW PLANETARIUM EXPERIENCE

Director: Teri Gee

Double performances of “Did an Asteroid
Kill the Dinosaurs?” and star tour programs.  45 minutes.  Performances presented hourly at 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

WEIS EARTH SCIENCE

MUSEUM TOUR

Intermin Director: Scott Schaefer

Hold a 75-million-year-old dinosaur egg – at the only place in North America!  See and touch a 13,500-year-old-tree limb buried under the beaches of Lake Michigan!  Try to lift a 30-pound iron meteorite that fell to Earth! 
Learn how the one-mile-high glacier carved out Wisconsin’s landscape and feel how the glaciers 13,000 years ago scoured a stone slab from that prehistoric era!  Tours presented hourly at 3:00pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

VOTING & TRIVIA IN ELECTION YEAR 2024

Political Science Professor: 

Amber Lusvardi 

Participants engage in a "straw poll" with photo props about American voting.  Information also offered on local voter registration. Political trivia questions presented with guests.  All ages invited.  Main hallway table.  Ongoing 3:00 pm -7:00 pm.

USED BOOK SALE

Library Director: Ane Carriveau

$1 a book or bring a bag and fill it for $10. 
Open to adults and teens invited to walk through the library.  3:00 pm-7:00 pm.

MAKING CHOICES: HOW TO BUDGET & SPEND MONEY WISELY

UWO-Fox Cities Foundation Executive Director: Amber Hammond

Ages 12-25+ are invited.  Useful for high
school, college students and young families.  3:00 pm -7:00 pm every 30 minutes.  Room 1130.

EXPLORING PERSONAL STORIES

Writing Center Director: 

Christina May

Fiction writing workshop presented by professor Bill Gillard and non-fiction writing by instructor Valerie Jahns from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Readings from 5:00 pm – 5:40 pm. Open mic from 5:40 – 6:00 pm. Primarily adults invited.  Writing Center Room 1813.

LET'S CREATE!

Art Department Instructor: 

Michael Wartgow

Interactive art project. People of all ages can join the fun at any time. 3 pm – 7 pm.  Art Studio Room 1629 and 1630.

THINKING ABOUT TAKING A COLLEGE CLASS OR COMPLETING YOUR DEGREE?

Admissions Office

Information for high school students and parents, taking college classes in high school (CAPP and EECP), advance your degree as adults and learn how life-long learning seniors can enjoy a free class.

BLOWING ITS TOP

Geology Professor: Beth Johnson

Amazing volcano demonstrations.  All ages welcome.  Demonstrations hourly at 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Located In the half circle drive-way in front of main campus entrance.

GROWTH OF TWO INDUSTRIAL CITIES: NEENAH-MENASHA

Learn how the commitment to industry, innovation and service captured the spirit and history of both cities over 150-plus years. Wisconsin Hometown Stories documentary film series produced by PBS Wisconsin. 55 minutes.  4:30 pm and 6:30 pm.  Room 1338.

SUPPLY CHANGE ACTIVITY DEMONSTRATED

Accounting Professor: Jill Halverson

Through a fun and practical experience, participants simulate the differences between unit production and assembly line production by making paper donuts in multiple steps. Tasty donut holes will served as long as they last. All ages invited.  Demonstrations offered 3 pm – 7 pm on the half-hour.

MENASHA'S CONNECTION IN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL

Menasha Historical Society: 

Adrian Martin

Learn the names and stories of these early players in the 1930s—1960s.  Plus hear the Green Bay Packers’ longtime association with Menasha.  Proceeds
from the sale of the $10 forty-page booklet and its historical photos benefit the Menasha Historical Society.  Emeritus Room 1202.  6:30 – 7:30 pm.

VISUAL PERSPECTIVE OF MENASHA: YOUR PLACE ON THE WATER

The work of twenty-six local artists honor the city’s past, present and future.  Several attending artists will share their creative experience and process with guests.  Open from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Aylward Gallery. 
Exhibit runs through August 14.

REPLICA "BACK TO THE FUTURE

DELOREAN SPORTS CAR

Resident: Matt Hassim

Take a selfie photo of this remarkable car restored and owned by Fox Cities resident Matt Hassim. “As a kid, I was mesmerized by this time-traveling car,” says Matt. “My dream came true ten years ago when I found and bought
my own DeLorean.” Parked at the main entrance to the UWO-Fox Cities campus. On exhibit from 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

SHOWCASING AMERICA'S FIRST

SPACE MISSIONS

Resident: Matt Hassim

Matt Hassim will also present an exhibit of his 1960s-era NASA model rockets from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions. The display is based on his experiences as a boy visiting the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the Marshall Space Flight Museum in Huntsville, AL. See and learn about this fascinating history. Barlow Planetarium Hallway. 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

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