WAUSAU — A program of good ideas for lifelong learners age 50 and older will be held in January at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau.
The 34th annual Good Ideas: A University Experience for Adults, featuring Wausau Pilot & Review founder Shereen Siewert, among others, will be held Jan. 8, 9 and 10 at the Wausau campus.
The schedule starts with a general session from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the theater. Speakers include award-winning writer Jerry Apps; author and outdoors woman Melanie Radzicki McManus; and Stephen Mark Carey, chairman of the German department at University of Minnesota, Morris.
Following a coffee break, participants will attend a three-day class of their choice. Selections for the morning can be made from: “The Late Great Civilization of Ancient Egypt” – Ron Lippi; Healthy Plants, Healthy Humans – A three part panel from the Medical College of Wisconsin, UW-Extension and Monk Botanical Gardens; Safe Sources: Identifying Fake News and the Evolution of Local Journalism – Shereen Siewert, founder of Wausau Pilot and Review; What is Emotional Intelligence? – Dr Justin Rueb.
After a catered lunch break, participants once again attend the class of their choice for the afternoon session. The choices include: Wisconsin and the Civil War – Dr. Brett Barker, Passport to Europe: The Music of Italy & Spain – Jacob Roseman, Pollinators – Biology, Diversity and Conservation – Dr. Paul Whitaker, and Exploring Nature Journaling – Nancy Laliberte.
Registrations will be accepted through Jan. 2 or until full. The program fee is $59. There is an optional lunch buffet for $39, which includes soup, sandwich, side and desert. For more information, or a brochure, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 715–261–6294 or visit uwmc.uwc.edu/community/continuing-ed/good-ideas-university-experience-adults.