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Senior Outreach Studies Classes, Tours Begin

SEPT. 3, 2008--A number of tours, theatrical performances, museum trips and morning coffee discussions with University of Wisconsin-River Falls professors mark the 22nd year of Senior Outreach Studies at UWRF.

Open to St. Croix Valley residents, the program offers stimulating and exciting outings and classes in a relaxed, engaged learning community. Fall offerings include:

The popular "Morning With A Professor" is Tuesdays, Sept. 23 - Oct. 28. Each session includes a presentation, coffee break, and discussion forum. Sessions meet in Room 129 of the Regional Development Institute, 782 Wild Rose Ave., on campus (unless otherwise indicated) from 9 to 11 a.m. The fee is $34 for all six sessions. Sessions include:

Sept. 23, "The U.S. Economy and the Presidential Candidates' Economic Policy," Glenn Potts, director of graduate programs and professor of economics, UWRF College of Business and Economics.

Sept. 30, "Food Safety Trends: A Global Perspective," P.C. Vasavada, professor of food science and director of the international Food Microbiology Symposium, UWRF College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

Oct. 7, "Fraud by Trust Violators," Charles Ladd, C.P.A. professor of accounting and finance, UWRF College of Business and Economics.

Oct. 14, "Risk Management, Balancing Threat and Opportunity on a College Campus," Connie Smith, UWRF risk management officer.

Oct. 21, "Afghanistan," Margaret Swanson, professor of communication and theater studies, UWRF College of Arts and Sciences.

Oct. 28, "Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My! Constellations through the Year," Eileen Korenic, physics professor, UWRF College of Arts and Sciences. This session will be held in the planetarium, Agricultural Sciences building.

Tours and day trips include:

Oct. 1, Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis. This docent-led tour highlights Russian art from the 19th and 20th centuries plus the landscape paintings of Yakov Romas and the "Icons from Yaroslavl." Registration fee includes coach and admission: $36. Tour coach leaves from UWRF Lot I at 9:30 a.m. and Hudson Plaza 94 Lot at 9:45 a.m. and returns 2:30 - 3 p.m. Lunch is on your own at Turtle Bread Company, and shopping time is included.

Oct. 29, "Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping" at the Plymouth Playhouse, Plymouth Minn. This comedy set in 1969 highlights the foibles as the church ladies prepare hotdish and for the changes in the world during that turbulent era. Registration fee: $69, which includes lunch, coach and admission. The tour coach leaves from UWRF Lot I at 9:30 a.m. and Hudson Plaza 94 Lot at 9:45 a.m. and returns 4 - 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 12, American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis. This guided tour with a holiday presentation of the historic house, museum and cultural center is a treat for the season. Registration fee: $44, which includes soup and sandwich luncheon, coach and admission. The tour coach leaves from UWRF Lot I at 10:30 a.m. and Hudson Plaza 94 Lot at 10:45 a.m. and returns 2:30 - 3 p.m.

Advanced registration and payment of fees is required. To register, contact, visit or call the UWRF Outreach Office, 715.425.3256, 800-228-5607, RDI building, 782 Wild Rose Ave., River Falls, Wi 54022. Request a registration form or visit for a printable form.

Space is limited so interested persons are encouraged to register early. Registration can be made for one or all events. Parking permits are required to park in Lot I on campus; contact Cynthia Wells-O'Malley at 715-425-3261 for permits and for more information about SOS.   


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