Win a truly Wisconsin food and farm experience with the Summer Catalog

flowers on the UW campus

The 2018 Summer Catalog from UW–Madison Continuing Studies is blooming with opportunities for personal enrichment and career growth. It’s also ripe for a chance to win an exclusive summer experience.

Twenty lucky winners—and their guests—will enjoy food and folklore at a private farm-to-table luncheon with Wisconsin historian and author Jerry Apps.

cookbook by jerry apps
Jerry Apps and his daughter Susan Apps-Bodilly will share farm stories and delicious food from their cookbook with winners of our summer giveaway.

The Summer Catalog, which is available online and in the April 12 edition of Isthmus, offers more than 100 face-to-face classes, online classes, workshops, and educational travel options. You will find a wide range of accessible, affordable opportunities for learning a new skill, advancing your career, or having a transformative experience.

So many summer choices

The Summer Catalog’s personal enrichment classes cover art, writing, dance and movement, music, languages, and history and humanities. Among the new offerings:

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Take a course on Hamilton this summer and learn more about Lin Manuel Miranda’s musical phenomenon. Photo by Steve Jurvetson.
  • Take a deep dive with Hamilton in Depth: One Week Intensive, which explores the phenomenal hip-hop musical. We also offer a Hamilton course online.
  • Get a Taste of Bluegrass with a new instrument workshop—try your hand at playing banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, and fiddle.
  • Join the Spanish Intermediate Book Club, and take your language to a new level.

Are you a travel enthusiast? Check out our trips to the famed Santa Fe Opera and Shaw Festival in blissful Niagara wine country.

For those interested in career development, you’ll find courses, workshops, and conferences in mental health, distance education, business management, diversity and inclusion, human resources, professional coaching, leadership development, and more. New professional development courses include Communication Strategies for Women in the Workplace and Leading Out Loud: Using Story in Communication.

An event to remember

While you’re perusing the myriad of summer options in the catalog, don’t forget to submit an entry to win the farm-to-table giveaway.

This private event will take place Saturday, July 7, noon-2 p.m., at the beautiful UW Arboretum in Madison. Retired UW–Madison professor Jerry Apps grew up on a Wisconsin farm in the 1930s and 40s. He and his daughter Susan will share unforgettable stories and talk about their co-authored Old Farm Country Cookbook. Guests will enjoy a mouth-watering meal featuring recipes from the book.

Read contest rules and submit your entry by May 14. Winners will be randomly selected by May 28.

Whether or not you win, you can’t go wrong with the Summer Catalog—a clearinghouse for unparalleled lifelong learning experiences to elevate your summer.