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August 18, 2000

UW-RF Sets Senior Outreach Program

By Rachel Weddig
UW-RF News Bureau

Nature issues as well as science will be the topics of two series of classes for the Senior Outreach Studies offered by UW-River Falls beginning on Sept. 12.

The Tuesday classes feature presentations by UW-RF faculty and emiti professors speaking. Classes will be held on four Tuesdays beginning on Sept. 12 in the Presidents Room in the Hagestad Student Center.

The Tuesdays dates, topics, and presenters are:

Sept. 12: "The Golden Number: Mathematics or Metaphysics?" Professor Bruce Williamson.

Sept. 19: "Indian Lore and Legends," Professor Joan Kennedy.

Sept. 26: "Science and Society: Sundials and Calendars," Professor Richard Swensen.

Oct. 3: "Men and Women Victorian Novelists," Professor Margaret Odegard.

The Thursday class, titled "Nature: Bits and Pieces," begins Sept. 14 and includes three presentations and a day-long bus trip. Dates, topics, and presenters are:

Sept. 14: "Forestry; Forest Management or Manglement?" Gary Zielske, Forester, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Ellsworth.

Sept. 21: "Birds that Nest in Boxes" Boz Metzdorf, Video maker and naturalist, Deer Park.

Sept. 28: "Minnesota River Valley." Participants will attend a day-long bus tour of part of the Minnesota River area led by Jim Harrison, public affairs director, Minnesota-Wisconsin Boundary Commission. The lunch stop will be the historic New Prague, Minn. hotel.

Oct. 5: "Wisconsin Fisheries Management: Today's Science-Tomorrow's Fishing" Marty Engels, Senior Fisheries Biologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Baldwin.

All classes are held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and are open to all area seniors 55 years of age and older. The courses include a coffee break and time for discussion.

Senior Outreach members will receive information in the mail. Other interested seniors may call 715/425-3256 or 1-800-228-5067 for information on course fees and registration.

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