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Journey Jargons

Journey Jargons features slides and personal experiences of trips taken by University for Seniors (US) members and guests. Journey Jargons are held on selected Mondays at 11:30 AM in Kirby Plaza 309. They are free and open to the public.

January 27, 2014 Vietnam for Tourists
Gale Kerns
Vietnam is an extremely resilient country, and despite its long history of fighting for independence, welcomes tourists from all countries with grace and enthusiasm. Take a tour of this beautiful country, including brief side trips to Ankor Wat and Laos.

February 10, 2014 Lebanon: History and Present
Nazar Saleh
Join Saleh, a native of Lebanon, as he shares a brief history of this interesting country with multiple photos.

February 24, 2014 Iceland in May: Blizzard, Volcanic Eruption, Great Adventure!
Tina Welsh and Kathy Heltzer
From the Blue Lagoon to the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, travel the Ring Road with Tina and Kathy as they share their adventures on a road trip through Iceland. From waterfalls to geothermal pools to National Parks to the City of Reykjavik, learn about travel to this beautiful country in the far north!


Lectures cover a myriad of topics, and are followed by a question and answer session. They are held on selected Mondays at 11:30 AM in Kirby Plaza 309. They are free and open to the public.

February 3, 2014: The Elements of a Diplomatic Understanding of Human Relations
Paul Sharp, UMD Professor of Political Science and International Relations and author

February 17, 2014: Karl Marx One Man Show
Richard Lichty, former Director of the UMD Center for Economic Education and retired college professor

March 3, 2014: Tunisia Culture, Revolution, and Arab Spring
Leith Ouanes, UMD Student

Special Events

Tour of Tweed Gallery    January 22, 2014        2:30 PM         
Conducted by long-time Tweed docent and artist Bill Shipley. Overview of gallery functions and collections, tour of the space, questions and answers. For more information, contact Anita Campbell at 218/724-3726.

Alakef Coffee Tour        February 14, 2014      9:00 AM
Meet at the Alakef Coffee Roasters (1330 E Superior Street), tour the facility, observe the roasting process, and sample wares. Maximum 20 participants. For more information, contact Anita Campbell at 218/724-3726.


Special Interest Groups (SIGS)

Fridays, 12:30-3:00 PM in KPlz 303              
New members are encouraged to join.              
Joan Varda, 218/728-3981                              
Karen Erickson, 218/728-5851                                  

Mah Jong and Chess                                            
Wednesdays, 2:30 PM in KPlz 303                
New members are encouraged to join.             
Joan Varda, 218/728-3981                              

Friday Movies                                                           
Fridays, 12:30 PM in KPlz 309                                  
Clarice Roseen, 218/722-1147                        

Reading the Classics
Reading the Classics is a small, informal group of US members who choose a classic to read and discuss once a month.
Joan Setterlund, 218/728-4986
 Warren Howe, 218/722-7200

Once the snow flies, snowshoers will determine where to meet off-campus for gentle hikes. Snowshoes may be borrowed from US.
Susan Nelson, 218/728-6098

This group meets on the UMD campus during spring, summer and early fall to grow, harvest and learn about herbs. We give our produce to UMD Catering.
Susan Nelson, 218/728-6098




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