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October 9, 1999

UW-River Falls Sets Senior Outreach Studies

From the intellectual roots of "Political Correctness" to a secret study on stuttering, to an overview of the arts, area seniors will have a full range of lectures to attend during the next installment of Senior Outreach Studies at UW-River Falls.

The series is open to all area seniors, age 55 and older. Classes are held in the Presidents Room and the International Room in the Hagestad Student Center on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m.. Each class consists of a presentation, a coffee break and a discussion period.

The Tuesday morning classes are titled "A Morning With a Professor" and will be taught by UW-RF faculty members. Here is a listing of dates, presenters and topics:

On Oct. 26, Ed Robins, from the department of sociology, will present "Globalization: The Answer to Our Problems or a Problem With Our Answers?" in the International Room.

Nov. 2: Ogden Rogers, of the department of social work, will present "Geneva Conventions and the Red Cross" on Nov. 2.

Nov. 9: Brian Huffman, from the department of business administration, will present "Intellectual Foundations of 'Political Correctness'," in the Presidents Room.

Nov. 16: Jerome Halvorson, from the department of communicative disorders, will give the final presentation of the Tuesday classes. His presentation is titled "The Monster Study: Stuttering and Other Communicative Disorders."

The Thursday classes feature local artists who will discuss and demonstrate various skills. Dates, presenters and topics are: Oct. 28: Jolanda Stammler, from Gecko Garden Studio in River Falls, will discuss Multi-Media Art in the International Room.

Nov. 4, Douglas Johnson, professor emeritus from the UW-RF art department will teach Ceramic Vessels in the Presidents Room.

Nov. 11, Julie Larson, a watercolor artist from River Falls, will discuss Watercolors in the Presidents Room.

Nov. 18: Judy Ritger, a Gold Medal Award winning Rosemaler from River Falls, will conduct the last class on Norwegian Rosemailing in the Presidents Room.

For information about class fees and registration procedures, call the Outreach Office at 715/425-3256 or Ann Krupkat at 715/425-6740. Those already enrolled will receive information in the mail.

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