Seniors Classes

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Oct. 4, 1996

Senior Outreach Classes Announced

Area senior citizens can study a range of political or historical topics, from saving and investing strategies, the effect of a balanced budget, Wisconsin lore and legends, and the Revolutionary and Civil Wars in Session II of the Senior Outreach Studies program at UW-River Falls.

The classes are held in Room 137-138 of Rodli Commons from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Parking is available in the Rodli lot by securing a permit on the first day of class.

The Tuesday class, "More Bits of History," will be held for four consecutive Tuesdays beginning Oct. 22. The four Thursday sessions, "Morning with a Professor," will begin Oct. 24.

The Tuesday dates, topics, and presenters are:

Oct. 22: "A Band of Brothers," Newell L. Chester, noted Civil War historian and author from Coon Rapids, Minn.

Oct. 29: "Wisconsin Lore and Legends," Lou and John Russell, area historians from Menomonie.

Nov. 5: "Women in the American Revolution," Dr. Herb Cederberg, UW-RF history department.

Nov. 12: Steamboats, Bottoms and Pearls," Capt. Ron Larson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine from Winona.

The Thursday dates, topics, and presenters are:

Oct. 24: "Radon," Dr. Neal Prochnow, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, UW-RF.

Oct. 31: "A Balanced Budget: Effect on Retirees," Pascal Ngoboka, UW-RF economics department.

Nov. 7: "Saving and Investing Strategies for Retirees," Charles Corcoran, UW-RF business administration department.

Nov. 14: "Spirit of Time," A concert by the musical group ZEITGEIST from St. Paul, to be held in Abbott Concert Hall.

Each class session includes a presentation, coffee break, and discussion period. Classes are open to all area seniors who are 55 or older.

Current SOS members will receive registration materials by mail. Others interested may contact the UW-RF Office of Continuing Education Extension at 715/425-6740 or 800/228-5607 for information on fees and registration.

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