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    MINICOURSES

    break away!www.wisc.edu/minicourses

    Spring2011

    wisconsin union

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    REgistRAtion & MEMBERship

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    WI Union Mini Courses800 Langdon St, Room 4104Madison WI 53706email: wumini@union.wisc.edu608-262-3156/262-5771FAX 262-8862www.wisc.edu/minicourses

    Staff & Catalog CreditsLaurel Schmidt, Student Program PlannerScott Spychalla, Program AssistantJay Ekleberry, DirectorGraphic Design, Wisconsin Union Graphics

    Volume 38, Issue 5.The Break Away course catalog is published five times annually in January, February, April, July, and September. Break Away is available free of charge to members and friends of the Wisconsin Union, a Division of the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

    Enrollment/Signing UpTo Enroll You Must Be a: UW-Madison Student (Student) UW-Madison Faculty/Staff (Fac/Staff) WI Union Member (U.Mem)

    Union membership is open to anyone. See Membership information on this page!

    Guest Policy Any eligible person from the above list may register one additional person in the same course, as their guest, at the same course fee level.

    Children Mini Courses is a lifelong education program designed for adult learners. Participants must be 18 years old to enroll in a Mini Course. Enrollees who are 16 or 17 years old may participate with concurrent paid registration and attendance by a parent/legal guardian. Children under 16 years of age are only allowed to enroll in courses specifically designated for their age group and/or in courses that state parent and child in the course description. For liability reasons, there are no exceptions to this policy.

    MembershipIf you are not a member, dont worry! Union Membership is open to you!

    Introductory Membership! Take advantage of our special $30 Introductory Membership and indulge yourself in Mini Courses for the next six months. This offer is for new members ONLY and valid only with simultaneous course registration. The Introductory Membership comes with all the privileges of Union membership. At the end of the six months you can upgrade to an Annual membership for the remaining six months for only $20!

    OR Become an Annual/ Lifetime Member NOWThe Annual fee is only $50, with fees credited towards your life membership. See information and application form on Page 39, OR call 262-2263 with MC/Visa, OR stop by the Essentials Desk, 1st floor, Memorial Union. OR sign up on line at www.union.wisc.edu/membership

    Specific AccommodationsIf you need accommodations, please let us know at time of registration or call 265-6788 (TTY). We cannot guarantee accessibility unless we receive prior notification of need.

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    Spring ........................... Pg 4

    Outdoors ...................... Pg 6

    Wisconsin ..................... Pg 7

    Travel On ...................... Pg 8

    $ & $ense ..................... Pg 9

    Photography ............... Pg 10

    Craftshop .................... Pg 12

    More Craftshop .......... Pg 14

    One-on-One ............... Pg 16

    Your Health................. Pg 18

    Movement .................. Pg 19

    Yoga ........................... Pg 20

    Home & Garden ......... Pg 22

    The Good Life ............ Pg 23

    Dance Night ............... Pg 24

    In Defense .................. Pg 26

    Next Big Thing ........... Pg 27

    Music .......................... Pg 28

    Brain Work .................. Pg 29

    New U ......................... Pg 30

    Career Course ............ Pg 32

    Fabric Magic ............... Pg 33

    Artistry ........................ Pg 34

    Parking Info ................ Pg 37

    Registration Info ......... Pg 38

    Mail In Form ............... Pg 39

    Membership App ....... Pg 39

    Come out of those winter doldrums invest in yourself with a Mini Course! Our Spring Term offers plenty of opportunities Register Today!

    A Spring Self-Investment!

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    Celebrate Spring!From wildflowers to ghost towns, four pages to help Picture ThisFrom pet photos to scenic/travel, digital to traditional darkroom!

    Metal DreamsMultiple ways for you to create your own jewelry. On Garden!Vegetables for your table, pottery for your garden New U, Better UInvest in yourself with a course to make you better.

    R E G I S T E R [web] www.wisc.edu/minicourses [phone] 262.3156, 262.5771

    ContEntsWELCOME!

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    Birding by EarImagine being able to name the birds you are hearing as you walk the woods or sidewalk. Learn to identify birds by their songs and calls. Understand the difference between bird songs and calls. Develop effective strategies for categorizing and learning bird vocalizations, including the use of entertaining mnemonic devices. We will explore the diversity of birdsong in Wisconsin with a simulated May immersion experience 31 birds strong and help narrow the field of which birds sing what. Gain confidence and competence in your birding practice by adding your ears as a tool. Instructors book and DVD available for (optional) purchase at class. 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: S. H. Betchkal, ornithologist, author, TV journalist, and talk show guest.

    #4290.501 SAT 8:30-11:30am, May 7$24.50(Student/U.Mem) $34.50(Fac/Staff)

    Bird Watching for BeginnersCome discover the pleasure of watching birds and start your weekend off in a

    unique and wonderful way. All the basics will be covered with identification of species by sight and sound stressed. Meets rain or shine at Westside Madison location. Bring binoculars if you have them. And we will be done in time for you to still have your whole day before you! 1 Meeting. INSTRUCTOR: Sylvia Marek, naturalist for the UW Arboretum.

    #4292.101 SAT 7-9:30am, June 4$24.50(Student/U.Mem) $34.50(Fac/Staff)

    Spring Woodland WildflowersSpring the season that brings hope and joy to the hearts of the winter weary! Celebrate the earths rebirth in the beautiful woodlands of Madison and the surrounding country. Learn where to find and how to identify the exotic-looking skunk cabbage, delicate rue anemone, showy trillium, and nodding shooting star. Learn about the invasive plants that threaten our native woodland flora. Car pooling for field sessions discussed in class. Rain dates for field sessions Sunday of same weekend. 4 Sessions includes 3 half-day field trips. INSTRUCTOR: Heidi Conde is a former DNR Educator and Naturalist who has led hikes on 10 state properties.

    #4450.501 WED 7-8pm, April 13, SAT 9am-1pm, April 16, 30 & May 7$59.50(Student/U.Mem) $69.50(Fac/Staff)

    Gardening ClassesSee Page 22.

    Living Ancient Rome WeekendGreek and Roman history is presented in a new and exciting way with living historical re-enactments and lectures on ancient history, culture, cuisine, architecture, military and religion. Camp with us at large rustic nature preserve and live like an ancient civilian or soldier in this extreme Roman weekend. Bring your tunic and bedding. Tents and 3 meals - Friday and Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch - provided. Additional meals and transportation to and from site near Barneveld (45 min SW of Madison) not included. Additional details provided upon registration. 2+ Days. TRIP LEADER: Tony Rajer is an art historian who lived and studied in Rome. He is member of the Roman Historical Group in Rome. He studied at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Harvard University, and University of Rome.

    #4295.501 FRI 5pm-SUN 5pm, May 20-22$149.50(Student/U.Mem) $159.50(Fac/Staff)

    Astronomy The Chicago ConnectionExplore the universe right in our own backyard! Start with a visit to historic Yerkes Observatory, a University of Chicago facility in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, and the birthplace of modern astrophysics. Yerkes houses the largest functioning refracting telescope in the world and interesting museum exhibits in an architecturally fascinating building, ornate with celestial and other motifs. Continue your astronomical tour at our countrys first planetarium -- the Adler Planetarium on Chicagos lakefront. The Adler features a museum with excellent exhibits about astronomy and space exploration. There will be time for a show in one of the three theaters. Wrap up your out-of-this world trip with dinner at one of Chicagos premier, yet affordable, restaurants. Course fee includes transportation and entrance fees. Participants should bring a sack lunch and money for city bus fare and dinner. 1 Session. Trip Leader: Heidi Conde is a former DNR Educator and Naturalist who has taught astronomy for over seven years.

    #4432.501 SAT 7:30am-10pm, April 9$94.50(Student/U.Mem) $104.50(Fac/Staff)

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    Wisconsin GeologySouthern Wisconsins unique geology attracts visitors from around the world. Explore why our geology is unique and how geologic features have created the beautiful landscape around us.

    Learn the geologic history of Wisconsin, including recent glacial activity. Experience our fantastic geology in both classroom sessions and on guided Saturday field trips. We will travel to Devils Lake, Parfreys Glen, and the Blue Mounds area, including Cave of the Mounds. Your Wisconsin road trips will never be the same again!Car pooling for Saturday field sessions discussed in class. Moderate hiking on field trips. 3 classroom sessions