A college education is often touted as the key to opportunity, although college isn’t always the best or only choice for a promising future. For those who do pursue a college degree, the journey can be filled with challenges. Our second event in the Wisconsin Academy’s Reaching Higher through Education series will focus on the challenges today’s aspiring students face in accessing college, and the financial and mental health costs many students face once they are on campus.
Join us at the Overture Center for the Arts as we explore how we can shift the educational climate to one that fosters both accessible success and healthy learning with a panel of experts from around the state, including Dr. Catherine Kodat, Provost and Dean of Faculty at Lawrence University, Dr. John Achter, Associate Dean of Students at UW-Stout, Keegan Kyle, investigative journalist for the Appleton Post Crescent, Sarah Weiss, Academic Coordinator of Upward Bound at Beloit College, and UW-Milwaukee graduate student Nikita Werner.
This panel discussion is hosted by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. Advance registration is required. Registration is $10 for the general public, and free for Wisconsin Academy members and students with a valid photo ID (please present ID upon entrance). A reception in the James Watrous Gallery will precede the event beginning at 6:00 pm.
PARENTS NOTE: During the panel discussion, supervised activities will be available next door at the James Watrous Gallery for children of registered participants. Children ages 6 and up are invited to join for story time, snacks, and a hands-on exhibition tour. Contact Bethany Jurewicz with questions.
Thank you to Academy donors and members and the following sponsors for their support of this discussion: