The Wisconsin Idea

An updated edition of Charles McCarthy’s book, “The Wisconsin Idea,” will be released at a book launch event by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Cornerstone Press on Nov. 19.

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room of the Dreyfus University Center and is free and open to the public. Speakers will include editors of the new edition, as well as experts on the Wisconsin Idea, its meaning and history. Light refreshments will be served.

The event also launches a fundraiser in which donors may buy the book, add their name and a message and have it distributed to libraries across the state on their behalf.

First published in 1912, the book documents how university faculty influenced and worked with legislators to create state policies and laws. The new edition includes notes, a foreword, afterward and researched annotations.

NEW! With music that ranges from classically inspired works to swing jazz from the 1920s, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Jazz Band will perform in concert Nov. 19.

The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Michelsen Hall in the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point. Director Myles Boothroyd, assistant professor of saxophone, directs the band.

The program includes “Bemsha Swing” by Thelonious Monk, “Children’s Hour of Dream” by Charles Mingus, “Bingo!” by Matt Wilson, “The Art of Darkness” by James Miley, “The Goombay Smash” by Steven Owen and “Jump” by Wynton Marsalis.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for UW-Stevens Point students, faculty and youth and free the day of the concert for students with a UW-Stevens Point I.D. if not sold out. Tickets are available at the University Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center, by calling 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378 or at Tickets also may be purchased at the door if available. Proceeds benefit student scholarships.