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The health and safety of all Learning In Retirement members and guests remain our top priority. 


Due to the challenges of safe physical distancing under these pandemic circumstances, all Fall 2020 programs will be offered virtually.  


The course offerings for the fall semester include favorite topics such as history, current events and politics plus new topics to keep us learning. This approach will keep us in touch and learning until we can safely return to live presentations and face-to-face camaraderie.  

Call UWO Alumni: Sample LIR!

Learning In Retirement (LIR) is offering UWO Alumni and other guests the opportunity to attend three different virtual sessions. Please indicate which programs you are interested in attending, along with your name and email. We will email you log in information the day before the program. We hope you enjoy this sample of LIR.

The options are:

1) Food and Sustainability at UW Oshkosh

Food insecurity is an issue for many in our community and our students at UWO. The University has established itself as a leader in sustainability; food access is a part of our efforts. Kevin Crawford helped start the Sustainability Institute at UWO and led its first three years. He will discuss some of the ongoing efforts at UWO to help provide food for everyone. He will also talk about other important sustainability projects at UWO. >>>Register

Date: Thursday, March 18
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Presenter: Kevin Crawford, Professor of Chemistry, UW Oshkosh

2) The Role Emergency Management Plays in the Community

Eric Rasmussen, Deputy Director, Winnebago County Emergency Management, will present an overview of the role Emergency Management plays in the community. He will also discuss ways you can prepare yourselves and your families for some of the most common emergencies in our area. >>>Register

Date: Tuesday, April 13
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Eric Rasmussen, Deputy Director, Winnebago County Emergency Management

3) “Inside Out” Transformative Teaching Program with Woman at Taycheedah Correctional Institutional in Fond du Lac

Learn about the “Inside Out Exchange Program,” which brings together incarcerated women with university students who learn together as peers throughout the semester. Taycheedah was established in 1921 as a Home for Women. In 1975, it became a maximum and medium security facility for approximately 752 females. >>>Register

Date: Friday, May 14
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Carmen Heider, Professor, Communications Department, UW Oshkosh