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Strengthening the Body and Mind is Topic of Community Classroom

FEB. 2, 2009—The first University of Wisconsin-River Falls Community Classroom series of spring semester is “Movement and the Brain: Natural Balance at Any Age," which will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb 24.

All Community Classroom events are free, open to the public and held in the lower level of the River Falls Public Library, located at the corner of Main and Union streets.

In this session, presenters will discuss how movement strategies are being used to provide positive alternatives for learning problems involving difficulty in focusing on learning tasks. These techniques are supported by research in brain development and learning. The simple movements of each set of techniques can be performed by anyone and have many practical applications.

Presenters are Tim Holleran, a professor in the UWRF teacher education department, Hilary Pollack, a professor in the UWRF teacher education department, and Greta Gaard, a UWRF English department faculty member.

Upcoming Community Classroom series include “The Natural World in Children's Literature,” on Monday, March 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and “Women and Global Climate Change: What's the connection?” on Monday, April 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Child day care providers can receive continuing education credits for participation in the Feb. 24 and March 23 presentations; contact UWRF outreach and graduate studies at 715-425-3256 for more information.

The Community Classroom series, sponsored by the UWRF outreach and graduate studies office and the College of Arts and Sciences, is presented by UWRF faculty and is designed to help people understand and address the vital concerns of our contemporary world.

The UWRF outreach and graduate studies office provides lifelong learners with professional development and academic and enrichment programs that are practical, flexible, convenient and affordable. A complete list of courses, course descriptions and online registration information is available at http:/ or can be obtained by calling 715-425-3256, 1-800-228-5607 or e-mailing .


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