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August 24, 2001

UW-RF Set Senior Outreach Studies Program

Classes for Session I of Senior Outreach Studies have been announced by UW-River Falls. Open to area citizens age 55 and over, the classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 11, and Thursday, Sept. 13, and continue for three weeks.

The Tuesday series is titled, "Nature: More Bits and Pieces," with presentations on birds, zebra mussels, a conservation wardenıs day and insects. The class schedule is:

• Sept. 11. "Birds of Western Wisconsin," UW-RF Biology Professor Mark Berglund.

• Sept. 18." St. Croix River Zebra Mussel Invasion," Brian Karns, biological science technician, U.S. Park Service.

•Sept. 25. "A Day in the Life of a Conservation Warden, Brad Peterson, Pierce County warden.

• Oct. 2. "Insects of the Kinnickinnic River Watershed" UW-RF Biology Professor Clarke Garry.

The popular Thursday series is "Morning with a Professor" and examines topics of national and world-wide interest from the viewpoint of university professors.

The dates and topics are:

•Sept. 13."The Stem Cell Controversy: Why the debate Isnıt Over," Professor David Peters, UW-RF department of history philosophy

• Sept. 20. "Antarcticaıs Amanda Project," Physics Professor James Madsen,.

•Sept. 27. "Updating World Populations," Professor Brian Copp, sociology department.

•Oct. 4."Campaign Finance Reform," Professor David Schultz, Hamline University department of political science.

Classes are held in the Presidentıs Room in the Hagestad Student Center from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Each class consists of a presentation, coffee break and a discussion period. Parking is generally available in the Visitorıs lot on the corner of Oak and Spring streets. Parking permits are issued the first day of class.

Seniors interested in attending may call the Outreach Office at 715/425-3256 or 800-228-5607 for information about class fees and registration procedures.

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