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Carroll’s yearlong exploration of Energy in its many forms, from cellular to solar, and from individual to societal and global perspectives. Our interdisciplinary series of presentations, workshops, performances, convocations and other activities will explore energy from a variety of perspectives, including fossil fuel dependence, developing new sources of energy, personal energy, and spiritual energy.

FALL 2012



  Opening Convocation: 3 p.m., auditorium, Shattuck Music Center. Featuring keynote speaker Gwen Jorgensen, a Waukesha native and 2012 Olympic triathlete. Free and open to the public.
  Play Reading: “Copenhagen,” by Michael Frayn; 4:30 p.m., Otteson Theatre.

This Tony Award-winning play is based on an undocumented meeting between physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, as witnessed by Sara Kestelman. It is set in 1941, prior to the creation of the first atomic bomb.

The reading features James Pickering, resident actor of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, James Zager, head of Carroll’s theatre arts program, and Laura Gray, adjunct lecturer of theatre arts. Free and open to the public.

  Zumba: with Casey McMahon, 2 p.m., Main Lawn.
  CORE (Carroll Outdoor Recreation Education) Adventure Challenge, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., various locations. A human-powered team adventure on foot, by bike and by paddle.
  Hybrid Auto Show: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Campus Center parking lot. Free and open to the public.
  "Unleash Your Spiritual Energy" by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, an evangelical Christian and celebrated spiritual writer, 6 p.m., Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center. Free and open to the public.
  Game Day Recycling Challenge, Carroll Pioneers vs. Beloit Buccaneers football, 1 p.m., Schneider Stadium. $5 adults, $3 children/seniors. Carroll partnered with Waukesha County Recycling for this nationwide challenge to reduce garbage generated at the game, and increase recycling/composting. See the results at

“Renewable Energy from Electrochemistry” seminar by Dr. Petr Vanỳsek, professor of analytical chemistry at Northern Illinois University, 11 a.m.-noon, Main Hall 311. Free and open to the public.


“Energy Efficiency & the Path to Financial Security” lecture by Ed Begley, actor, environmentalist and star of reality television show “Living with Ed,” 6 p.m., auditorium, Shattuck Music Center. Free and open to the public.

  14  “Turn Your Power On: High-Energy Food that’s Good for the Body and the Brain” lecture by Jamie Krzykowski, clinical assistant professor of athletic training and exercise science, noon, Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center. Students who attend will earn a convocation point. Free and open to the public.

“Daoist Energy Cultivation: History, Principles, and Methods,” by Shi Fu Paul Ramos, 6:30 p.m., Oak Room, New Hall. A U.S. Army-trained Combat Medic and Intensive Care Nurse and martial and Daoist arts teacher, Ramos will explain underlying principles and various practices of qi (energy) cultivation and its use in health and rejuvenation. Free and open to the public.





  “Energy: The Changing Landscape” lecture by Gale Klappa, CEO of WE Energies,
1 p.m., auditorium, Shattuck Music Center. Free and open to the public.
  Experience the Energy of the Labyrinth, a walking meditation, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center. Free and open to the public.

Labyrinth: A Panel Discussion on the Philosophical, Psychological and Literary Facets of an Ancient Symbol featuring John Garrison, assistant professor of English; Jeffrey Fisher, assistant professor of religious studies; and Christopher May, associate professor of psychology, 6-7:30 p.m., Oak Room, New Hall. Free and open to the public. Students who attend will earn one convocation point.


Ribs for Ribe fundraiser. Show a Carroll ID at Pat’s Rib Place, 151 E. Sunset Dr., Waukesha, any time during the month of March to receive 10% off your purchase. That discount will be donated to Carroll’s Ribe Energy Project, which will support electricity for the primary school, reforestation, solar energy and other community initiatives in this Kenyan village. Contact Pat’s Rib Place at 262.544.4099 or visit Owners Tydus and Alisha (Lee) Hayes ’04 look forward to seeing you there.


Swinging for Change, 27-hour swing-a-thon to raise funds for Exploit No More, a Milwaukee organization that provides services to victims of human trafficking, 9 a.m. Thursday to noon Friday, Main Lawn.


What is Prana? Yoga Talk and Demonstration, 6:30 p.m., Humphrey Memorial Chapel. P.J. Heffernan, authorized Ashtanga yoga instructor and owner of PJ’s Yoga Shala in Waukesha, will discuss the energetic power of Ashtanga yoga. Several of his students will demonstrate the various aspects of this ancient tradition. Questions and conversation will follow. Students who attend will earn a convocation point.

29   Speaker, Dr. Lawrence Schovanec: “Texas Tech University: Fostering Interdisciplinary Research and Education to Support the Future Needs of Wind Energy,” 6:30 p.m., in the Stackner Ballroom of the Campus Center, 101 N. East Ave.  The event is free and open to the public.

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