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April 5, 2002

UW-RF Offers Session IV of Senior Outreach Studies

The Outreach Office at UW-River Falls is offering Session IV of Senior Outreach Studies, with classes running on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks, beginning Tuesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 25.

Classes will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Presidentıs Room of Hagestad Student Center on campus, and are open to all seniors age 55 or older.

Each class consists of a presentation, a coffee break and a discussion period. There will be limited parking available in the lot at the corner of Oak and Spring Streets. Permits will be issued the first day of class.

The Tuesday class, the popular "Morning with a Professor," will feature university professors presenting topics in their area of expertise, as follows:

• April 23 ­ "Geographic Information Systems: New Tools for Map Making," geography Professor Charles Rader

• April 30 ­ "Cosmic Rays," physics Assistant Professor Glenn Spiczak,

•May 7 ­ "Food Safety in Global Context," animal and food science Professor Pernendu Vasavada

•May 14 ­ "On the Trail of Returned Immigrants," history Professor Mark Wyman, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

In the Thursday class, "More Bits of History," members will investigate bits of U.S. history in the areas of foreign policy, Jefferson Davis and the Battle of Little Big Horn. Presenters are as follows:

• April 25 ­ "Jefferson Davis: The Pre-Civil War Years," Lew Mallow, Eau Claire

•May 2 - "Jefferson Davis: The Post-Civil War Years," Lew Mallow, Eau Claire

•May 9 ­ "That Day at Greasy Grass: The Battle of Little Big Horn," John Beck, author and illustrator, Hudson

•May 16 ­ "U.S. Foreign Policy in the Cold War/Post War with Emphasis on Current Events," history Professor Betty Bergland

Senior Outreach members will receive information through the mail. Interested others may call the Outreach Office at 715/425-3256 or 800-228-5607 for information on class fees and registration procedures.

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