The Wisconsin Idea Is Still Alive?


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Gerald Campbell 608-235-5132

UW-System President Ray Cross said "The Wisconsin Idea is embedded in our DNA," .. "It is so much more than words on a page. It is the reason the UW System exists. It defines us...." This class uses Wisconsin Idea video lectures of academics and public leaders followed by discussion. The phrase Wisconsin Idea is loaded with history. The "Wisconsin Idea" emerged over a century ago as an idealization of the University of Wisconsin's connection to citizens. Recent state budget debate has suggested different perspectives on why our University should exist and how it should be connected to citizens.


 Christ Presbyterian Church

Meeting Day


Meeting Time

 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Start Date

 September 25, 2017

End Date

 November 27, 2017


 Active listening to lectures/active participation  in discussion

Class Size

Class Notes

Pre-registration required. Please email Gerry Campbell at to pre-register.

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