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Classes for Seniors Offered in March, April
FEB. 5, 2005--Area residents age 50 and up are invited by the University
of Wisconsin-River Falls Outreach Office to register for the next 2004-05
Senior Outreach Studies classes.
The class, "Morning with a Professor," begins Tuesday, March
8, and the class "The Rural Facts," begins Thursday, March 10.
Class is held from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays, respectively, for
four weeks in the President's Room of Hagestad Student Center.
Each class consists of a presentation, coffee break and discussion period.
Limited parking is available in the lot at the corner of Oak and Spring
streets. Permits will be issued the first day of class.
Current Senior Outreach members will receive information regarding classes
through the mail. Each four-session class costs $19 for members and $25
for non-members. An annual Senior Outreach membership is $10. For more
information or for non-members interested in registering for classes or
joining, call the Outreach Office at 715/425-3256 or 800/228-5607 for
more information on class fees and registration.
Tuesday's "Morning with a Professor," will be presented by UW-RF
faculty, who offer their experience, study and knowledge on interesting
topics. Topics include:
• March 8, "The Sandwich Generation-Between Elderly Parents
and Teenagers," presented by Roger Ballou, dean of student development
and campus diversity.
• March 15, "Tsunami: Social and Scientific Implications,"
presented by Ian Williams, professor, plant and earth sciences department.
• March 29, "Biotechnology-What is It? And How Has It Affected
(or Will Affect) Your Life," presented by Bill Anderson, professor,
plant and earth sciences department.
• April 5, "Sustainability? If That's the Question, What are
We Waiting for?" by Kelly Cain, professor, plant and earth sciences
Thursday's, "The Rural Facts," will feature discussions by UW-RF
faculty and community members, who will share their knowledge of and personal
experience with various aspects of rural living, organic farming and environmental
concerns. The class will cover the following issues:
• March 10, "Spirit of the St. Croix," presented by John
Weingberg, park ranger from the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.
• March 17, "Community Homestead--A Non-Profit Rural Community,"
presented by Christine Elmquist, coordinator from Community Homestead
in Osceola, Wis.
• March 31, "Organic Farming--The Benefits of Buying Local
Produce," presented by Tom Parent from Whole Foods Grocery in River
• April 7, "Quality of Life Related to Rural-Urban Transitions,"
presented by David Trechter, professor in the UW-RF agriculture business
Tuesday, 22-Jun-2010 16:21:19 Central Daylight Time