Once again the Curriculum Committee has organized a series of lectures/discussions for a few opportunities this summer. Most of our offerings require membership in Learning in Retirement, although there are a few opportunities for non-members to participate as well. You do need to register in advance for all of the classes and you are encouraged to do so soon, as many fill quickly!
(All dates are Thursdays at noon)
If you are interested in meeting friends, old and new, good food and casual conversation, check out the dates and locations below. Lunch and transportation will be on your own and pre-registration is not required. Be sure to invite a friend! Reminders will not be sent.
Jun 16 | Huck Finn's
Jun 16 | Huck Finn's
June 10, 2016 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 624 Vine St., La Crosse, WI | LIR members - $5
Urban gardening right in downtown La Crosse!
You may have noted the new green houses on the Western Technical College campus. Come learn about this community project to provide local, sustainable, accessible food. We will meet in the Community Room of the Horticulture Education Center. You will learn about Hillview’s mission, programs and volunteer opportunities to support that goal. There will be a visit to the Hoop House and the Vermicomposting Center at the Washburn Neighborhood Gardens at 10th and Division. There is adequate free parking in the lot that is kitty corner from the Hillview Greenhouse. It is the lot by Western’s Integrated Technology Center. The lot with the silver solar panels forming a canopy along Vine Street.
June 21, 2016 | 10 a.m-noon | 257 Cartwright Center, UWL | LIR members - $5
Ellen Rozek, Ph.D., UWL Assistant Professor of Psychology
The purpose of the class is to give people a broader understanding of the impact loneliness and social support can have on cognitive health. Research has found that social support and loneliness in a person’s life can have measurable impacts on changes in cognition. This class will review the research findings from the field and discuss them, highlighting a recent study conducted on campus with members of the UWL student body and community members, including members of LIR.
June 24, 2016 | 1–3 p.m. | 340 Cartwright Center, UWL | LIR members - $5
Erica Srinivasan, Assistant Professor Psychology
Assisted death is a topic that has been met with much public interest and controversy, which makes it an important topic to discuss and understand. In this course, learn about assisted death laws around the world, with a focus on the assisted death movement in the U.S. Examine the assisted death law in Oregon, the first place in the U.S. where assisted death became legal, including the demographics of people who have used the law, the motivations for seeking assisted death, and arguments for and against assisted death. Srinivasan will present research findings from her qualitative study on grief and bereavement following an assisted death. Implications for those grieving an assisted death will be discussed.
June 26, 2016 | CFA matinée
Look for details coming soon.
July 14, 2016 | LIR members - $70, Non-LIR members - $110
Winona Beethoven Festival at the MMAM
After a delicious dinner at the Green Mill in Winona, enjoy the music of Michala Petri and Lars Hannibal at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. Conversation, companionship and communication – these are the key words in their universe. Petri is considered one of the world’s most supreme instrumentalists, while Hannibal’s wide experience from various ensembles enables him to create both harmony and contrast; together they form a synthesis that attracts attention worldwide.
July 22, 2016 | LIR members - $80, Non-LIR members - $120
Spend a delightful day in Winona, beginning the day at the Polish Museum to learn about Winona’s Polish (Kashubian) heritage and see some lovely folk art. Lunch will be at the Jefferson Pub. After lunch see one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies As You Like It. The Great River Shakespeare Festival is known for making Shakespeare an accessible pleasure. A presentation on the play will take place in La Crosse a week or so before visit.
August 4, 2016 | 10 a.m.-noon | 355 Morris Hall | LIR members - $5
Provide explanation as to the 3 pillars of health and what our roles and responsibilities are for each when it comes to our own health and well being.
Suggested reading list:
Dr. Scott Bautch, D.C.
September 7-9, 2016
Planning for the WALL Conference to be held in La Crosse in the fall of 2016 is now underway. Become a member of the committee by contacting Karen McGarvey: firstname.lastname@example.org!
Coming this fall...
Dick Theil, biologist
Look for more information on this class about wolves and their status in Wisconsin coming soon!