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2017 Summer programs

Welcome to our summer Learning in Retirement newsletter! Once again the Curriculum Committee has organized a series of lectures/discussions for opportunities in the upcoming months. You do need to register in advance for the classes and you are encouraged to do so soon! Many fill up quickly or have limited class size.

Shakespeare in Winona

On July 28 we will travel to Winona, MN. Our day in Winona will begin at the beautiful Minnesota Marine Art Museum. In addition to the memorable Hudson River School landscapes and Impressionist masterpieces, you’ll experience an exhibit of National Geographic photos of the Mississippi River. An enjoyable lunch is planned at the Jefferson Pub followed by a viewing of the Great River Shakespeare Festival’s production of Richard III. Richard is a power hungry man who will do anything to gain the throne of England. He is a wicked man but he can also be wickedly funny.

Friday, July 28 | 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Pick up at The U on campus and then to Winona, MN
$95, LIR members | $115, Non-LIR members

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When: Friday, July 28
Where: Shakespeare in Winona
Great River Shakespeare Festival
Winona, MN 55987
To request disability accommodations (accessible seating, interpreting, closed captioning, FM systems, etc.), contact UWL Continuing Education at conted@uwlax.edu or 608.785.6500.
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The LIR Singers are looking for a new pianist!

If you love to make music this group has a great time singing at area assisted living facilities and nursing homes! They have about 5 practices in February and travel around the community sharing their singing voices through about May! If you have the skill and would love to share they would welcome you as a part of the group! Contact Karen in the Continuing Education Office and she would love to help you connect with this sparkling and entertaining group!

Karen | Non-credit Program Coordinator | 608.785.6508 or kmcgarvey@uwlax.edu


  1. Please consider bringing a friend so they can experience Learning In Retirement. We have a pass that will allow them to check out one class at no cost. Call the Continuing Education office for details.
  2. In addition to the annual parking pass there is now another option! Please check out the UW-LaCrosse Parking at www.uwlax.edu/parking to learn more about the new pay stations.  They have a video explaining how to use them on the site. New pay stations are located in seven commuter lots on campus. Be on the lookout for the new, gray pay stations with color displays. Customers use their license plates as their permits, and display of a receipt is not necessary. The pay stations offer an option to enter a cell phone number to receive an alert when time is about to expire. Customers can reply, via text message, to purchase additional time. The pay stations default to a $5 overnight rate from 7 pm-2 am and charge $1 per hour between 2 am-7 pm. Pay-by-phone is available at any UWL pay station. Visitors can download the Passport Parking app to their smartphones or https://ppprk.com/park to create an account. Visitors can then add time remotely by selecting one of the numbered zones on campus. Visitors use their license plates to validate transactions.
  3. If you or anyone that you know is interested in being a part of the LIR Curriculum Committee we would love to have you. Please contact the office, 608.785.6500 or conted@uwlax.edu or contact Neale Koenig, the Committee Chairperson at 608.788.1074.