University of Alaska Southeast announces Lifelong Learning Series

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2008

JUNEAU - The University of Alaska Southeast is taking registrations for a March series of lectures and computer courses for learners age 50 and over. The cost of the Lifelong Learning Series is nominal.

The lecture series Air, Land and Sea in Southeast is scheduled for Fridays, 1-3 p.m. March 7, 14 and 28. Retired Alaska Airlines pilot Doug Wahto will discuss how new training and technology is changing aviation, March 7, Glacier View Room. Historian Jim Geraghty will give a presentation on the history of mining in Southeast Alaska followed by questions and answers, March 14, Henrickson Building, 206. Juneau diver Annette Smith will tell the stories of the shipwrecks Princess Sophia and Princess Kathleen March 28, Glacier View Room. Cost is $10 per lecture or $25 for all three.

The computer series includes a basic computer course and a special course on Google earth and the regional environment. Alice Sollie is teaching "Basic Computer," an introduction to Internet, e-mail and word processing computer skills, from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday and March 14 in the UAS Whitehead Building, Room 102.

Retired Juneau-Douglas High School teacher Clay Good will take students on a Google Earth flight over Southeast in "The Environment and Southeast Alaska" from 9:30 a.m. to noon on March 28 in the UAS Whitehead Building, Room 210. Cost is $30 for "Basic Computer," $20 for "The Environment and Southeast Alaska" or $45 for both courses.

For more information or to register, call Heather Hadley, UAS Provost's Office, at 796-6147.

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