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August 27, 2004


Senior Outreach Students Session I Begins

Area residents age 50 and up are invited back to school by the Outreach Office at UW-River Falls for another year of Senior Outreach Studies. Session I classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 7 and Thursday, Sept. 9. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks from 9 to 11 a.m. in the President's Room of Hagestad Student Center on campus.

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

Current Senior Outreach members will receive information regarding classes through the mail. Non-members interested in registering for classes can call the Outreach Office at 715-425-3256 or 800-228-5607 for information on class fees and registration. Each four-session class will cost $19 for members, $25 for non-members. An annual Senior Outreach membership is $10.

Tuesday sessions, "Where Are We Now?," will be presented by four community speakers on the following issues:
• Sept. 7 "U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Iraq," by Mike Miles, from Voices in the Wilderness, Peace Bus, and Anathoth Community and Farm, Luck, Wis.
• Sept. 14 "Victim Assistance - Beyond the Courtroom," by Anna Gustafson, coordinator of St. Croix County Victim Witness Program, St. Croix County Government Center, Hudson, Wis.
• Sept. 21 "The War in Iraq: Where Are We Now?" by Lieutenant Colonel Larry Means, division chief, deputy chief of staff G4 (logistics), 88th Regional Readiness Command, Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minn.
• Sept. 28 "Land Conservation in the Pierce County Area: History and Future Trends," by David Sander, Pierce County Department of Land Conservation, Ellsworth, Wis.

Thursday sessions, "Perspectives From Other Worlds," will feature discussions about different countries including the following topics and presenters:
• Sept. 9 "Life and Travel in South America and West Africa: An American's Perspective," by Dudley Parkinson, owner of DreamWeaver Travel Co. and return Peace Corp. volunteer, River Falls, Wis.
• Sept. 16 "Views From the Occupied Territories," by Mike Miles, from Voices in the Wilderness, Peace Bus, and Anathoth Community and Farm, Luck, Wis.
• Sept. 23 "The Passage to Vietnam," by Da and Ai Phan, Vietnam immigrants, River Falls, Wis.
• Sept. 30 "Globalization: Uganda's Experiences and Responses," by economics Professor Pascal Ngoboka, Ph.D., College of Business & Economics, UW-River Falls.

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