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Courses for Seniors Begin

MARCH 10, 2006--Social issues and issues relevant to college students are the focus for the next Senior Outreach Studies series at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Session III began Tuesday, March 7, and Thursday, March 9, and will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays for an additional three weeks on campus. Each class will consist of a presentation, a coffee break and a discussion period.
The Tuesday classes, “ Sociological Issues for Today,” feature various topics relating sociology and the environment, race, and criminal justice. Upcoming presenter and topics are as follows:

*March 21, “Race and the Aftermath of Katrina,” presented by Professor Brian Copp, UW-RF department of sociology, anthropology and criminal justice.

*March 28, “Flipping Through the Hispanic Almanac,” Linda Alverez, UW-RF Multicultural Center.

*April 4, “The Costs of Corrections: Are We Getting What We Pay For?” Richard Wallace, UW-RF department of sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice.

The Thursday classes, “A Morning with a Student,” include presentations from UW-RF students. Topics are as follows:

*March 23, “Development of an Undergraduate Research Culture at UW-RF,” UW-RF student members of the Society for Undergraduate Research Scholarly and Creative Activity (SURSCA).

*March 30, “Internship with the Wisconsin Legislature,” Nick Cluppert, president of the UW-RF Student Senate.

*April 6, “African Americans and Politics: The Effects of Church Influence on Political Participation,” Somorae Smith, UW-RF McNair Scholar.

Classes will be held in the Presidents Room of the Hagestad Student Center from 9 to 11 a.m., and are open to all area seniors age 55 or older. Limited parking will be available in the lot on the corner of Oak and Spring streets, across from the Student Center. A permit will be issued the first day of class.
Senior Outreach members will receive course information by mail. Others interested may contact the Outreach Office at 715-425-3256 or 800-228-5607 to obtain information on class fees and registration procedures.

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