Wisconsin Events with a Francophone Flavor

April, 2003

[Franco Wisconsin Map image] Throughout the month For a list of French movies available on US television during the month of December see le site web du service culturel de l'ambassade de France

Sunday evenings, Milwaukee. Le "happy hour" franco: la nouvelle façon de socialiser en français à Milwaukee! Le dimanche, 16h-19pm au Trocadero (1758 N. Water street). renseignements: ou par téléphone à Brett (414) 390-0588 ou à Anne-José (414) 526-1135.

Wednesday evenings, Green Bay, Table Française. 7:30 pm. French Conversation at the Attic Coffee shop, 730 Bodart St. Green Bay. Sponsored by the Cercle Français of UW--Green Bay. Everyone welcome.

Wednesday evenings, Milwaukee, French Table: at 8:00-9:30 p.m., Schwartz Bookshop Café 4092 N. Oakland Ave.

Thursday mornings, Milwaukee. Table Française. 11:30 - 1:30 a.m. UWM, Curtin Hall, room 766, For information: 414.229.4382.

Thursday mornings, Green Bay. Table Française. 12:30 pm. French conversation in the International Student Center, IS 1900, University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Sponsored by the Cercle Français of UW--Green Bay.

Ongoing, Milwaukee Paintings by renowned 19th century French artist, Georges Laugee. David Barnett Gallery, 1024 E. State Street at Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. 414.271.5058.

Tuesday, April 1, Madison, 2003. French ethnologist Francois Bizot will be on the UW-Madison campus , speaking about "Witnessing, Remembrance and the Khmer Rouge," at 7 pm in the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. The talk is free and open to the public. Mr. Bizot is an ethnologist who has spent the greater part of his career studying Buddhism and is the chair in Southeast Asian Buddhism at the Sorbonne in Paris. He will be speaking about his new book, a best-seller in France and critically acclaimed in the U.S., entitled The Gate. It recounts his escape from a Khmer Rouge prison -- he is believed to be the only Westerner to do so -- and his return to Cambodia four years later where he acted as an intermediary in a stand-off between the Communist-backed guerillas and the retreating French colonial population.

NOTE: Application due April 1

UW African Studies summer institutes have a great reputation among teachers who participate. And I've notice that the teachers who do so get short-listed on later travel exchanges to Africa. A opportunity to deepen your global curriculum. French teachers - Note the French-friendly and dynamic staff.

Envisioning Africa and the African Diaspora: An Integrated Curriculum Development Project for Wisconsin Teachers African Studies Summer Institute for K-16 Teachers

Monday, June 23 ~ Thursday, June 26, 2003
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street
Madison, Wisconsin

The African Studies Summer Institute for K-16 Teachers is an interdisciplinary four-day institute on the relationship between Africa and the African diaspora in the Americas.

The first objective is to introduce teachers, school administrators, and interested parents to a more complex and integrated view of the African diaspora, encouraging and supporting them to extend this vision to their schools and communities. The second objective is to increase our understanding of Africa, its people, and their descendants. The institute will include sessions on African and African diaspora geography, history, literature, traditional and contemporary art, music, dance, women's studies, film, and health. We will explore library and web resources and apply integrated curriculum development techniques.

Selection of 20 applicants will be made by April 7, 2003.

UW-Madison Presenters: Aliko Songolo, director, African Studies Program; Amadou Fofana, graduate student, African Languages & Literature; David Henige, Africa bibliographer; Gloria Johnson-Powell, professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics; Claudia Melrose, professor, Dance; Bekisizwe Ndimande, graduate student, Curriculum and Instruction; Rebecca Nyoike, assistant advising dean of Letters and Science, ; Oghenetoja Okoh, graduate student , History; Teju Olaniyan, professor, African Languages & Literature and English; Richard Ralston, professor, Afro-American Studies;Mariama Ross, assistant professor, Art; Harold Scheub, professor, African Languages & Literature; Amy Stambach, associate professor, Educational Policy Studies; Freida Tesfagiorgis, professor, Afro-American Studies; Gelsy Verna, associate professor, Art; and Madaleine Wong, assistant professor, Geography.

Cost: $80 . Check or money order payable to the African Studies Program, Attn. Eileen McNamara, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706. One meal per day will be included.

Housing: Twenty double rooms have been reserved at the Friedrick Center, 1950 Willow Drive, Madison, WI 53706. Tel: 608/263-4647 or 231-1341 . Cost to participant: $62 per night (single or double occupancy). Deadline for room reservation:May 23, 2003. Please refer to the African Studies Program block of rooms when reserving a room.

Credits: Three CEU credits will be offered pending approval of UW-Extension.

APPLICATION: must be returned by April 1. For an aplication, contact Eileen McNamara, 205 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1397. Notification of selection will be made by April 25, 2003.

Wednesday April 2, Milwaukee. Bartollota’s Lake Park Bistro presents Madame Kitty Morse, prolific cookbook author. Madame Morse will speak about Moroccan cuisine and the restaurant will prepare a Moroccan dinner based on her recipes; 3133 E. Newberry Blvd, 6:30, $50 per person, call for reservations (414) 962-6300

Wednesday April 2, MilwaukeeCasse-Croûte Français: from noon to 2 p.m., at the Alliance Française (Every Wednesday)

Wednesday April 2, Brookfield Petit Goûter Français: for bilingual children, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. At the Brown residence in Brookfield. Please contact the Alliance Française 414.964.3855. (Every Wednesday)

Saturday, April 5, Milwaukee Kevin Soucie singes French and French Canadian songs at Jacques' French Café, 1101 So. 2nd St. Milwaukee 7:30 pm

International Job Fair sponsored by the French Embassy. April 5 – 11, 2003. Chicago, (202)944-6261,

Thursday, April 3-5 The Annual Meeting for the French Historical Studies at UW - Milwaukee and Marquette University. (April 3 - 5 Thursday - Saturday). For details, visit: or contact Jeffrey Merrick ( or Julius Ruff (

Thursday, April 3, Milwaukee UW--Milwaukee. 3:30 pm. Christophe Prochasson Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris: "Testimony and Experience: 'True' and 'False' in French War Narrative, 1930-1980" Please note change of location: Curtin Hall 175, not 118.

5 avril, 2003 Green Bay Soirée gastronomique de l'Alliance Française de la Vallée du Renard. Contact Ken Fleurant for information.

samedi le 5 avril, 2003 Milwaukee On vous propose une soirée femme. Venez nous joindre l à la séance du film Il m'aime, il ne m'aime pas. La séance est à 17h10 au cinéma Oriental. Après le film on propose d'aller prendre quelque chose à manger ou à boire à Elliot's Bistro. Si vous désirez nous joindre, dites-nous par email ou coup de téléphone (avant vendredri le 4 avril). Mary Mann: 262-547-7695 ou Julie Rose: 414-963-1880.

Saturday April 5, 2003. The Senegalese Association of Milwaukee invites you to join in the celebration of Senegalese Independence Day!

The Alliance Française de Milwaukee course catalog Spring 2003 for courses between April 7- June 16, 2003 is available at the AF website at Call 414/964 3855 for more information about Alliance Française programs. Save $10 on adult course registration when you enroll by the Early Registration Deadline, March 22 or $15 when you become a AF member.

TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2003, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
First UW-Madison Field Evening of 2003:
Franklin Middle School, Janesville




(Please bring a floppy disk!)

DPI Clock Hours are available for teacher who attend a minimum of two Field Evenings.

How Technology Can Motivate F.L. Students

Edna Feldman-Schultz will present some of the activities she has created or adapted for Grade 7 and Grade 8 students learning Spanish. She will offer tips on how to integrate different programs into your curriculum, as well as how to incorporate technology and Spanish into other subjects taught in middle school. Programs used include PowerPoint, Inspiration, HyperStudio, Microsoft Word, and Grade Book. Edna loves teaching middle school children. One of the reasons that she tries to incorporate technology into her daily teaching is to give students a more holistic learning experience. Technology is something that comes naturally to young people, so Edna uses this fact to her and her students' advantage. This is a great way to motivate learning, acquire knowledge, and have fun!

Edna Feldman-Schultz was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and grew up in Israel. She came to the USA in 1982. She taught Hebrew at Beloit College and currently teaches Spanish at Franklin Middle School in Janesville. She is the Director of "Franklin Café, the school's Human Relations Club. She has two BAs and teaching certificates, one in Physical Education from the Tel Aviv Teachers' Kibbutzim College in Israel and the other in Spanish from Beloit College.

Directions to Franklin Middle School from Madison. From Madison:
Start on PARK STREET in Madison, continue south past the Beltline on US-14 through Oregon and Evansville to JANESVILLE.
Continue on MEMORIAL, then turn LEFT on MARION (one street after OSBORN)
Go on MARION until it BEARS RIGHT and becomes CROSBY AVENUE.
After the stoplight at MINERAL POINT AVENUE you will see the school on the LEFT. Drive past the Main Entrance and turn LEFT into the school parking lot. Enter the side door, go down the hall until you turn RIGHT at the first hallway after the AUDITORIUM. The computer laboratory is the FIFTH DOOR on the RIGHT.

For more information, contact: Charles J. James Department of German and Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Tuesday, April 8, Manitowoc Kevin Soucie singes French and French Canadian songs at Manitowoc Public Schools

Saturday, April 12, Milwaukee 900 am-12 Noon. Le français et le monde des affaires UW-Milwaukee School of Business, BUS N 116 at the SWAAF meeting. Presenters: Rachel Eustache: teaches Business French at UW-Milwaukee, and taught "Business English" in France Dolores Poirier: worked in businesses in SE Wisconsin; now interested in teaching. A "délégué" from the French consulate in Chicago; will speak about French-owned businesses in the Midwest. For further information, contact Gabrielle Verdier, UW-Milwaukee

Saturday, April 12, Milwaukee Kevin Soucie singes French and French Canadian songs at Jacques' French Café, 1101 So. 2nd St. Milwaukee 7:30 pm

Thursday, April 17, 2003, La Crosse Concert by Marc Vincent. 7:00 pm. Annett Hall, Center for the Fine Arts - UW-La Crosse. Tickets: $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for students/children. M. Vincent is arriving in La Crosse on Wednesday evening (16 April) and leaving Saturday morning (19 April). He will be available on Friday, April 18, 2003 for presentations at the K-12 level. If you would like him to come to your school for a more personal concert/presentation, please contact Leslee Poulton for information.

Friday, April 18, Green Bay Kevin Soucie singes French and French Canadian songs at Kavarna Café, 112 South Broadway, 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 19, Milwaukee Kevin Soucie singes French and French Canadian songs at Jacques' French Café, 1101 So. 2nd St. Milwaukee 7:30 pm

Thursday, April 24, Green Bay Les Yeux Noirs. The group Les Yeux Noirs, considered one of today's finest, plays Gypsy music at the Meyer Theatre, Downtown Green Bay. call the ticket office for latest availability information: 920-465-2217 or 1-800-328-TKTS

April 25,26, Madison. Globalism and Interdisciplinary Education conference at Walker Art Center The Walker Art Center, The Institute for Global Studies at the University of Minnesota and the Perpich Center for Arts Education are co-sponsoring a conference on "Connecting Stories: Globalism and Interdisciplinary Education" at the Walker Art Center. Participants will explore the ways the arts can lead to understanding and communication within and between global cultures, learn the stories behind the changing demographics in Minnesota and to rethink what art is and can be, across borders and artistic disciplines. Art, social studies, world languages and language arts educators, teaching artists, arts administrators and scholars are encouraged to attend. For further information, contact: Sarah Herzog,

Through the month, Milwaukee. Cafe Bar Tabac Trocadero: kiosque with French and International newspapers and magazines
1758 Water Street (North of Brady, near Holton Bridge)
Tel: (414) 272-0205
Open Mon-Fri, 7 AM- 1 AM
Sat, 7 AM- 2 AM
Seats 100

For events in Chicago and elsewhere in the Midwest see France Midwest Express Cyber-bulletin.

See also the home page of the Consulat Général de France à Chicago

If you have a Wisconsin event with a francophone flavor to anounce, send us the information in advance and we would be pleased to include it in the WFC calendar.

Looking ahead to May, June, July

FRENCH 313 Introduction to Business French
at University of Wisconsin-Madison June 17 July 10, 2003 Tues., Wed., Thurs.: 8:55 a.m. 12:05 p.m. 3 credits (4th optional) Committing to French Means Business! Global Communication! Jobs!

If you're thinking of a career in business, science, technology, or medicine, you will certainly read research published in French and you may collaborate with a French-speaking peer. Knowing French can be a key not only to getting a job but also to moving ahead in that job. Recent studies show that French is the second most frequently used language of the Internet, with over 1,200 French companies in the U.S. employing nearly half a million Americans. Fr/IB 313 is useful for high school teachers of French, as well as for undergraduates with advanced language proficiency.

For more information, contact:
Professor Janet H. Caulkins
Department of French and Italian

2003 Global Studies Summer Institute
2003 Global Studies Summer Institute UWMilwaukee-Center for International Education & UW-Institute for Global Studies Global Kids? - Understanding Youth Culture and Commerce July 28-30, 2003 UWM Hefter Conference Center

Global Studies Summer Institute (GSSI): Sponsored by the Center for International Education (CIE) at UW-Milwaukee and The University of Wisconsin System Institute for Global Studies (IGS), the Summer Institute (GSSI) is an annual three-day program intended to provide K-16 educators with an opportunity to learn about and discuss contemporary international issues and their practical applications for the classroom.

The goals of this year's Global Studies Summer Institute, entitled "Global Kids? Understanding Youth Culture and Commerce," are to provide practical examples of classroom activities addressing global issues of youth culture and commerce and to examine the role of children as producers and consumers in the global economy.

Program Highlights:
- Attend lectures with prominent experts on globalization, youth culture, and commerce;
- Receive an extensive collection of background, curriculum, and Internet resources;
- Discuss and create lesson plans and units to integrate materials into your curriculum;
- Earn graduate course credit (for a fee), DPI Clock Hours, and MPS In-Service Credit;
- Network with other educators interested in global and international issues.

The program costs of $60 (non-refundable) cover all sessions and speakers, materials, meals, refreshments, and lodging (optional). The remaining costs of the conference are covered by the Center for International Education and the Institute for Global Studies.

For more information, please contact Doug Savage at or 414-229-6795 or Julia Kruse at or 414-229-3312.

Application Request Form - Global Kids? Understanding Youth Culture and Commerce


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