UW-Whitewater’s Office of Continuing Education and Fairhaven Senior Services announce “Standing the Test of Time” as the theme for their fall community lecture series.

Lectures in the “Standing the Test of Time” series will explore the traditions, institutions, natural wonders and artifacts that have endured in a time of constant change.

The titles and presenters of the lectures are:

•Sept. 21-Why are Catholic Priests Still Celibate? The Medieval Priesthood as a Modern Institution. Presented by Jennifer Thibodeaux, associate professor, history.

•Sept. 28-Stories Matter. The Art and Enduring Value of Stories. Presented by Ann Garvin, professor, health, physical education.

•Oct. 5-What’s “Classic” About Classical Music? Presented by Jane Ferencz, associate professor, music.

•Oct. 12-Holding Tight and Letting Go Among the Amish and Mennonites. Presented by Evie Yoder Miller, lecturer emerita, languages and literatures.

•Oct.19-Public Speaking, An American Political Trad-ition. Presented by Dick Haven, professor emeritus, communication.

•Oct.26-Household Names Case Studies of Strong, Endur-ing Brands. Presented by Rob Boostrom, assistant professor, marketing.

All lectures are free and open to the public and are held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Retirement Community, 435 W. Starin Road, Whitewater. Links to videos of lectures, including those from prior series, can be found at http://www.uww.edu/ce/fairhaven.

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