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October 4, 2002

Seniors to Learn About World Religion, World Issues

World religions and current world issues are the topics for Classes for Senior Outreach Studies at UW-River Falls that will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 15, and Thursday, Oct. 17, and will continue on those days for an additional three weeks.

Each class will consist of a presentation, a coffee break and a discussion period. The Tuesday classes, "Morning With a Professor," feature UW-RF faculty members discussing topics within their area of expertise or interest. Presenters are as follows:

• Oct. 15 "Do We Need a New Environmental Ethic?" presented by Professor David Peters, department of philosophy.

•Oct. 22 "Family in the U.S.????" presented by Professor Brian Copp, department of sociology, anthropology and criminal justice.

• Oct. 29 "The Impact of Globalization on Australia's Agri-Business," presented by Professor David Trechter, department of agricultural economics, who recently returned from a sabbatical in Australia.

•Nov. 5 "Mathematics in the Wonders of the World: Cultural and Historical Aspects," presented by Professor Thea Dunn, department of teacher education.

The Thursday class is a requested repeat of the "World Religion" class held several years ago. Presenters and their topics are:

•Oct. 17 "The Baha'i Faith," presented by Interfaith Representative David Sterling of St. Paul, Minn.

• Oct. 24 "Nichirem Buddhism," presented by Nancy Dunlavy of St. Paul, Minn.

• Oct. 31 "The Hindu Faith," presented by A. Shivram Murty of Spring Valley.

•Nov. 7 "Unitarian Universalism," presented by Eleanor Rice of Eau Claire.

Classes will be held in the President's Room of the Hagestad Student Center from 9 a.m. to 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. A permit will be issued the first day of class.

Senior Outreach members will receive material concerning the classes by mail. Interested others may contact the Outreach Office at 715/425-3256 or 800-228-5607 to obtain information on class fees and registration procedures.

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