The Odyssey Project

Monday, 1 October 2012 | A Public Affair

On Monday October 1st, the week that marks the 10th anniversary of the UW-Madison’s award-winning “Odyssey Project,” John Quinlan spoke with the project’s founder and director, Emily Auerbach. The Odyssey Project is a course in the humanities for adults facing economic barriers to higher education. Several recent graduates and participants joined John and Emily in studio, including Hedi Rudd, Madison Police Officer Corey Safford, and Mary Wells. Other former participants and community supporters offered their supportive testimonials via phone. A resonant conversation was also shared with Barbara McKinney, who has established a memorial fund in honor of her son, former WMTV anchor and community leader Mike McKinney, to support young people of color in pursuing careers in journalism.











Odyssey Project 10th Anniversary

Celebrate the UW introductory humanities course for adults facing economic barriers to college at the Chazen Museum of Art, with readings, music and refreshments. This event is free of charge.

When: 10/04/12, 5-7 PM

Call: 262-3733

For more on Odyssey, including information on this week’s celebration, and their media page, visit their webpages at

For more information on the Mike McKinney Memorial Scholarship Fund, contact Amy Overby at the Madison Community Foundation,

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