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Senior Outreach Studies Classes Set

Classes for Session I of Senior Outreach Studies will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 10, and Thursday, Sept. 12, and will continue on those days for an additional three weeks on the campus of UW-River Falls.

Each class will consist of a presentation, a coffee break and a discussion period. The Tuesday classes, "Information Please," will explore topics of a current nature. Presenters and topics are as follows:

•Sept. 10 ­ "Global Warming: Should We Worry?," presented by David Halstrom, Hudson.
•Sept. 17 ­ "Unintended Consequences of American Foreign Policy," presented by Atty. Gary Bakke, New Richmond.
•Sept. 24 ­ "Transgenics: A New Era in Agriculture," presented by Quentin Schultz, president of Bio-Diagnostics, River Falls.
• Oct. 1 ­ "Microorganisms and Warfare," presented by Carl Bruch, microbiologist and consultant, Hudson.

The Thursday classes will feature "A Morning with Area Authors," at which several authors will share their works. Presenters and topics are as follows:

•Sept. 12 ­ "Frozen Moments," presented by Professor Emeritus Jerome Halvorson.
•Sept. 19 ­ "Stories From the Stove: Reading, Writing and Editing," presented by English Professor Jennifer Brantley.
•Sept. 26 ­ "Hot Flashes, Hot Pads and Hot Dishes," presented by author and humorist Janet Martin from Scandinavian Market Place, Hastings, Minn.
• Oct. 3 ­ "People's Relationship to the Land and Each Other," presented by Maribeth Lorbecki, author of adult and childrenšs books, Hudson.

Classes will be held in the President's Room of the Hagestad Student Center from 9-11 a.m., and are open to all area seniors age 55 or older. Limited parking will be provided at the lot on the corner of Oak and Spring Streets, across from the Student Center.

Senior Outreach members will receive material concerning the classes by mail. Interested others may contact the Outreach Office at 715/45-3256 or 800-228-5607 to obtain information on class fees and registration procedures. -30-


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