Tuesday, January 11
Chair and Face Yoga (Room 233) -Rebecca Bauer
What better way to start off Good Ideas than with chair and face yoga?
Rebecca Bauer has been instructing group fitness classes on and off for over 10 years including yoga, body sculpting, aerobics, youth dance and gymnastics and more.
Wednesday, January 12
The Growing Power of the Asian American Vote: Understanding Political Participation and Policy Attitudes of Asian Americans (Room 233) -Saeymi Park, Ph.D.
Asian Americans have been the fastest-growing racial group in the United States since 2010 and are projected to grow 101% between 2016 and 2060, followed by Hispanics. As a result, this group's political impact is growing. Nonetheless, insufficient attention has been made to examine Asian Americans as an important voting bloc. This talk will provide the contours of Asian American political behavior, policy attitudes, and voting choices in contemporary American politics.
Saemyi Park, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Political Science at UW-Stevens Point. She earned her doctoral degree in Political Science from UW-Madison. Park also has two masters' degrees International Communication (American University, Washington, D.C.) and in International Relations (Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, South Korea). She teaches courses in American Politics and is interested in finding similarities and differences in political behaviors of racial and ethnic minority groups.
Thursday, January 13
Keeping Things Green- How to Keep Things Green in the Midst of Winter (Room 233) -Marissa Ashbeck, Horticulture and Grounds Manager-Monk Botanical Gardens
Winters can get quite gloomy, so why not incorporate green practices in your homes? We will be exploring different indoor growing options to keep those green thumbs busy during the dead of winter. This session will cover anything from hydroponics, micro greens, mushroom kits, indoor plant care, and more. Your homes will be bursting with life after Keeping Things Green.
Marissa has her degree in Horticulture-Landscape Design and Management from the University of WI-River Falls. She manages the gardens at Monk Botanical Gardens in Wausau, WI. Her passion is plants and she wants to spread the love of all green things!