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September 17, 2004


UW-RF Begins Second Session of Senior Outreach Studies


Area residents age 50 and up are invited by the UW-River Falls Outreach Office to register for the second session of the 2004 Senior Outreach Studies. Classes begin Tuesday, Oct. 12 and Thursday, Oct. 14 and are held from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks in the President's Room of Hagestad Student Center.

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. Each four-session class costs $19 for members and $25 for non-members. An annual Senior Outreach membership is $10. Non-members interested in registering for classes can call the Outreach Office at 715/425-3256 or 800/228-5607 for more information on class fees and registration.

Tuesday sessions, "Exploring New Places, Topics and Trends," will be presented by UW-RF faculty who offer their experience, study and knowledge on interesting topics.
o Oct. 12 "War Crimes and Humanity: The Geneva Conventions Since the War on Terror," by Ogden Rogers, professor and chair; social work department.
o Oct. 19 "Bus Trip and Tour--Mill City Museum", 704 South Second Street, Minneapolis, (RSVP and bus tour fee of $8 is due is Sept. 29).
o Oct. 26 "Moving Beyond Mid-Life Health" by Jennifer Berna, assistant professor; health and human performance department.
o Nov. 2 "Who are the Net Generation?" by Dianne Ballard, marketing program assistant; College of Outreach and Graduate Studies.

Thursday sessions, "From Icebergs to Meteorites," will feature discussions by UW-RF faculty who will share their knowledge of and personal experience with earthly and celestial topics. These sessions will cover the following issues:
o Oct. 14 "Enetrobacter Sakazakii- Danger Lurking in Infant Formulae" by Purnendu Vasavada, professor; animal and food science department.
o Oct. 21 "Looking Up From the Bottom of the World: Viewing the Universe from the South Pole" by Jim Madsen, professor and chair; physics department.
o Oct. 28 "Waking Up to Fourth Way Psychology" by Tracy O’Connell, assistant professor; journalism department.
o Nov. 4 "There’s a Meteorite in my Neighborhood!!" Bus and Walking Tour of Rock Elm with Bill Cordua, professor and geologist; physics department. Bus tour fee is $2.

For more information contact the Office of Graduate and Outreach Studies at 715/425-3256 or 800/228-5607.

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