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October 12, 2001

Senior Outreach Class to Begin at UW-RF

Classes for Senior Outreach Studies at UW-River Falls are scheduled to run on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 23. The two courses offered this year will focus on the topics of agriculture and writing, and each will consist of a presentation, a coffee break and a discussion period.

The Tuesday class, "Aspects of Agriculture," will explore and address the changing field of agriculture, particularly in the state of Wisconsin. Presenters and their topics are as follows:

• Oct. 23 -"History and Background of Agriculture," presented by Assistant Professor Gary Onan, animal and food science department at UW-RF.

• Oct. 30 - "Hoof and Mouth Disease: Should We Worry?," presented by Professor Larry Baumann, DVM, animal and food science department at UW-RF.

•Nov. 6 ­ "New Ventures in Agriculture," presented by Will Hughes, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture in Madison.

•Nov. 13 ­ "Are Farmers Farming the Government or Are They Farming the Farm?", presented by Professor Emeritus Gerald Nolte, agricultural economics department at UW-RF.

The Thursday class, "The Printed Word," will feature presentations on writing and illustration, as follows:

• Oct. 25 ­ "The Wisconsin Bureau," presented by Kevin Harter, staff writer, St. Paul Pioneer Press.

• Nov. 1 ­ "The Next Place," "Older Love," "When Dad Reads" and "A Cup of Christmas Tea," presented by Warren Hansen, author and illustrator, St. Paul.

•Nov. 8 - "The Algonquin Round Table," presented by Dave Wood, former book reviewer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and columnist and book reviewer for the River Falls Journal.

• Nov. 15 ­ "A Parent's View," presented by Rick Shefchik, columnist, St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Classes will be held in the Presidentıs Room of the Hagestad Student Center from 9-11 a.m., and are open to all area seniors age 55 or older. Parking is usually available in the visitorıs lot across from the Student Center. A permit for that lot will be given on the first day of class.

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

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