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Senior Classes Offered

MARCH 31, 2006--Local authors and environmentalists will present a variety of topics as part of Session IV of the Senior Outreach Studies at UW-River Falls.

The session will begin Tuesday, April 18, and Thursday, April 20, and will continue on those days for an additional three weeks on the UW- River Falls campus. Each class will consist of a presentation, a coffee break and a discussion period.

The Tuesday classes, “ Local Authors,” will feature intimate discussions with local authors about their work. Upcoming presenter and topics are as follows:

April 18. Warren Hanson, author and illustrator of numerous books, presents a program that invites everyone to become a part of the universal themes of the heart woven throughout his work.

April 25. Byron Curtis, authored a book about his kayak trip down the Mississippi River from Prescott to the Gulf of Mexico.

May 2. Mary Logue, poet and author of the Claire Watkins mysteries series, which is set near Lake Pepin.

May 9. Mike Norman, author of several titles, including “Haunted Wisconsin,” “Haunted Heartland,” “Haunted America” and “Historic Haunted America.”

The Thursday classes are titled “Protecting our Natural Resources” and will include various topics addressing current situations with our natural resources.

April 20. Topic to be determined. Presentation will be on “History of the Conservation Warden Service” or “Fishery Management in Local Waters,” by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

April 27. “Land Use Planning and Community Change,” Alicia Acken Cosgrove, Land Use Planning, UW-Extension Specialist.

May 4. “Water Conservation Issues,” Aleisha Miller, St. Croix County Department of Land & Water Conservation.

May 11, “Exploring Alternative Energy”, Kelly Cain, UW-RF Department of Plant & Earth Sciences.
Classes are held in the Presidents Room of the Hagestad Student Center from 9-11 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 registration materials by mail. Others interested can contact the UW-RF Outreach Office at 715-425-3256 or 800-228-5607 to obtain information on class fees and registration procedures.


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