public forums for seniors
Renaissance Society, a learning-in-retirement organization sponsored
by California State University, Sacramento, hosts a series of free
public forums on topics of interest to seniors on Friday afternoons
through December. The forums are held from 3 - 4 p.m. in Mendocino
October's forum start Oct. 4 with "CSUS Aquatic Center: A Splash
for Nearly 20 Years," with Craig Perez, CSUS director of development
for the CSUS Aquatic Center. The Aquatic Center - which is a co-managed
by the University, Associated Students, the California Department
of Parks and Recreation and the California Department of Boating
and Waterways - has been providing the community with water-based
education since 1981. It also serves as a certified state boating
center and was selected as a rowing venue in the Bay Area's bid
for the 2012 Olympic Games.
On Oct. 11, CSUS philosophy professor Stanislaus Dundon presents
"The Risk and Benefits of Genetically Modified Foods and Feeds."
Dundon is a long-time educator on ethical issues regarding agriculture
and agricultural products. He will discuss the issues surrounding
the production of food and feeds made from genetically modified
organisms and the regulatory process surrounding them.
Author and CSUS professor of counselor education Lynn Wilcox will
talk about her book "Women and the Holy Qur'an: A Sufi Perspective"
at the Oct. 18 forum. Wilcox is a marriage and family therapist
with a background in Islam.
25 Sacramento Bee columnist Diana Griego Erwin will discuss journalism
and philosophies. Her talk, "Creating a Sense Of Community:
Stories About the Kind of People We Are," is about how a news
column can introduce readers to people, places and ways of thinking
that allow them to gain a deeper sense of community.
The Renaissance Society also hosts a series of seminars throughout
the fall that include morning and afternoon events located on and
off campus. The seminars included Tai Chi, Theatre for Fun, Macintosh
Computer Skills, Conversational French and Spanish, Social Bridge
and many other topics.
For more information about the Renaissance Society call (916) 278-7834.
Additional media assistance is available by contacting CSUS public
affairs at (916) 278-6156.