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Date Change BUGSpring Annual Breakfast Meeting

Mark Your Calendar! LIR Annual Breakfast Meeting

, May 6, 2014 | 9:30-11:45 a.m.
Cost: $9
UW-La Crosse campus | Valhalla, Cartwright Center — Gunning Addition


Breakfast includes: Sweet breads, vegetarian and meat quiche, fruit tray, coffee/tea/orange juice

Plan to attend and bring a friend! Join other LIR members for a brief business meeting, have an opportunity to have breakfast, visit with each other and enjoy the presentation with “Dr. Humor” himself, Dr. Stuart Robertshaw, a national speaker and humorist.

Presentation: "The Healing Power of Humor"

Dr. Stuart Robertshaw, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and an Attorney, will share his personal journey which began in September, 1987 when he started a review of the research on the benefits of humor. On June 28, 1990, he announced the formation of the National Association for the Humor Impaired. The Association has received national attention from the press in over 144 newspapers, 180 radio stations and has been featured in magazines such as Family Circle and Mature Outlook. Dr. Robertshaw, whom the press refers to as "Dr. Humor," currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association. Dr. Robertshaw will share with you what he has learned about the psychological and physiological benefits of humor and laughter as they relate to taking care of our friends, our loved ones and ourselves.

Presenter: Dr. Stuart Robertshaw, President & CEO, National Association for the Humor Impaired

Dr. Stuart Robertshaw received his Bachelors degree in Education from MacMurray College in 1965, his Masters degree in Psychology from Illinois State University in 1968, his Doctorate in Special Education from the University of Kansas in 1971 and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1978. From 1971 until 1998, he was a professor of Psychology and Special Education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In June of 1998, he retired from the University to assume full time responsibilities as President and CEO of the National Association for the Humor Impaired.