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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
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
*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
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
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.
Thursday, 22-Apr-2010 16:07:09 Central Daylight Time