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April 7, 2000


UW-River Falls Sets Senior Outreach Program

Family issues as well as local history will be the topics of two series of classes for the Senior Outreach studies offered by UW-River Falls beginning on April 25.

The Tuesday class, "Morning With a Professor" will feature presentations by several UW-River Falls professors speaking within their area of expertise. Classes will be held on four Tuesdays beginning on April 25 in the President's Room in the Hagestad Student Center.

The Tuesday dates, topics, and presenters are:

•April 25: "Human Development in the 21st Century," psychology Professor Brad Caskey.

•May 2: "Challenge of Censorship," English Professor Nicholas Karolides.

•May 9: "Developing Personal and Family Resilience," Professor Judy Rommel of the UW-Stout department of human development, family living and community educational services.

•May 16: "The Automobile and the American Landscape," geography Professor Michael Albert.

The Thursday class, "More Bits of History," begins April 27 and includes three presentations and a day-long bus trip. Dates, topics, and presenters are:

•April 27: "The Iron Brigade," Newell Chester, Civil War historian and author from Coon Rapids, Minn.

•May 4: "Jesse James Country" bus tour to Northfield, Minn., led by Gary Hiebert. Participants depart from Ramer Field at 9 a.m. There will be an additional cost for a luncheon at St. Olaf College's new student center.

•May 11: "In Search of the Sisters of Eve: Some Thoughts on The Role of Women in Ancient Mesopotamia," history Emeritus-Professor Clyde Curry Smith.

•May 18: "Women and the Wars in U.S. History," history Professor Betty Bergland.

All classes are held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and are open to all area seniors 55 years of age and older. The courses will include a coffee break and time for discussion.

Senior Outreach members will receive information in the mail. Other interested seniors may call 715/425-3256 or 1-800-228-5607 for information on course fees and registration.


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