Senior Series

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

August 29, 1996

Senior Outreach Studies to Begin

Area senior citizens can study a range of topics including nature, affirmative action, the digital world, and TV news coverage of crime in Session I of the Senior Outreach Studies program at UW-River Falls.

The "A Morning With a Professor" segment of four consecutive Tuesdays will begin Sept. 17. The four Thursday sessions, "Nature Walk II," will begin Sept. 19.

The Tuesday dates, topics and presenters are:

  • Sept. 17: "Affirmative Action or Affirmative Racism?" Dr. David Peters, UW-RF philosophy department.
  • Sept. 24: "The Digital World: From Counting on Our Fingers to Counting With Our Fingers," Dr. Bruce Williamson, UW-RF mathematics department.
  • Oct. 1: "TV News Coverage of Crime: Is It Scaring Us?" Dr. Robert Snyder, UW-RF journalism department.
  • Oct. 8: "The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit: How the 50's Changed Us," Dr. Ruth Wood, UW-RF English department.
  • The Thursday dates, topics and presenters are:

  • Sept. 19: "Geology of the River Falls Area," Dr. William Cordua, UW-RF plant and earth science department.
  • Sept. 26: "Planetarium Show/Observatory Visit," Dr. Kausar Yasmin, UW-RF physics department.
  • Oct. 3: "Day-long Bus Tour of the St. Croix Valley," James Harrison, public affairs director of the Minnesota-Wisconsin Boundary Commission. An additional fee will be charged for the bus and lunch.
  • Oct. 10: "Wings of the Woods" and "Magic of the Marsh," Boz Metzdorf, bird watcher and professional video maker.
  • 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 who are interested may contact the UW-RF Office of Continuing Education Extension at 715/425-3256, for information on fees and registration.



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