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Winchester Academy presents “invisible Neighbors: The Story of Poverty and Homelessness”

Lori Prahl is a Co-Founder and Mission Ambassador of the Mission of Hope House. Lori’s talk will cover many aspects of poverty and homelessness in Waupaca County such as: exposing the Invisible Need in a rural area; statistics and demographics of poverty and homelessness in Waupaca County; and root causes of poverty. Lori will also […]

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Winchester Academy presents “Watching Paint Dry: It’s more fascinating than it sounds!”

Allison Fleshman is a tenured physical chemist at Lawrence University. Her primary research is in the dynamic behavior of liquid salts and their applications as electrolytes in lithium battery systems. Allison has always loved the arts, so a fun side project of hers is identifying the chemical composition of pigments and inks in medieval manuscripts. […]

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Winchester Academy presents “Wisconsin English”

Joe Salmons directs the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures at UW-Madison. This presentation explores the kinds of English spoken in our state, including pronunciation, words and word forms, and grammar. We’ll look at how key features of Wisconsin English have developed over time – and how remarkably recent they are – and […]

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Winchester Academy presents ” Why is Critical Thinking So Critical?”

Rev. Dr. Thomas Aldworth is an author of two books on healthy spirituality; the current pastor of Morgan Park American Baptist Church; a long-time adjunct instructor in philosophy at Moraine Valley Community College; a counselor and pastoral theologian; and, a certified third-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do, He holds […]

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Winchester Academy Presents “Animal Use in Biomedical Research”

Dr. Peter Gasper, DVM is a local practicing veterinarian. He is a board certified member of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Using animals in biomedical research is at the epicenter two important emotionally-charged questions that Dr. Gasper will address. How are human beings different than other living organisms? What are the ethics of […]

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Winchester Academy presents ” Green Burial: Everything Old is New Again”

Green Burial: Everything Old is New Again – James Olson is president of the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association and owner/president of Olson Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Sheboygan. Jim will discuss: what is Green Burial?; why is it becoming popular?; what are applicable  Wisconsin Laws?; where is Green Burial available in Wisconsin: He’ll also […]

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Local Author Trilogy – Laura Colbert

Author Laura Colbert will share her experiences as a woman serving in the US military. Her book, Sirens: How to Pee Standing Up: An Alarming Memoir of Combat and Coming Back Home was recently published.  Laura is the Waupaca Middle School Principal and was deployed in Iraq from May 2003 to July 2004 as part […]

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Women Rising Higher

Women Rising Higher September 11, 2019 9am until 11am 221 S Main Street Waupaca WI 54981 A round table discussion led by nationally recognized textile and garment expert Linda Ahlers. Ahlers’ spent much of her career with Target – Dayton Hudson, retiring as President after overseeing 25,000 associates and with revenues of $2.7 billion. during […]

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