March 16, 2021

March 16, 2021 10:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


PLATO Weekly Update

March 16, 2021

CURRICULUM

Could you be a course coordinator? Read all about coordinating courses and see if this is a way you can share your interests! 

COURSES PAGE 

LECTURES & THEATER

LECTURES 

THIS WEEK! MARCH 18: Life's A Daring Adventure and You're Not Done Yet! Mary Helen Conroy, an inspirational speaker, reinvention life coach and author of The Amazing Itty Bitty Retirement Book, will examine the good, the bad and the ugly, the scary and sad, and the awesomeness of building our lives after we end our career. 

APRIL 6: Hidden in Plain Sight: Native American Cultural Landscape Omar Poler, Indigenous Education Coordinator, UW-Madison Office of the Provost/School of Education, talks about the Native American cultural landscape that is present all around us.

Did you serve in the Peace Corps?  If so, we would like your help in putting together a fall PLATO lecture honoring the 60th anniversary of the Peace Corps.  If you are interested in being part of a planning group, please contact Tim Otis:  tierneyotis@gmail.com 


THEATER

In the mood to watch a theater performance? Explore PLATO's Virtual Theater Trips listings for some applause-worthy options!

SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR 

When Will PLATO Events Re-open?

The PLATO Board, in consultation with its COVID workgroup, will continue to monitor State and County guidance and recommendations on safely gathering to determine when it is safe to re-open our events.

The first step in re-opening will be Walks in Dane County sponsored by the Special Events Committee.  These walks are tentatively scheduled to begin in May, based on current health information. 

Registration information for the walks will include safety guidelines and will be subject to change based on health metrics at the time.

Watch here, in the Tuesday Weekly Update for dates and details.

PLATO SATISFACTION SURVEY SENT TO YOU TOMORROW

Tomorrow, March17, you will receive a brief satisfaction survey regarding your experiences with PLATO, particularly during this past year when in-person programs were suspended. Your feedback will help the PLATO board and committee volunteers prepare for future programming when it becomes safe for PLATO to resume in-person activities.

You will receive the survey in an email from "noreply @alchemer.com" with the subject line "PLATO Members' Satisfaction Survey".  When you receive the survey please take a few minutes to let PLATO know how best to address your interests and preferences.  Thank you for your involvement and support of PLATO!

FEATURED AGORA WORKS

Each weekwe offer for your enjoyment, a featured piece from contributors to PLATO's Agora arts and ideas journal. This week, experience the serenity of a Morning on Toddy Pond through the eyes and brush of painter Jim Albright. 

AGORA FEATURE 

SOCIAL GATHERINGS

THIS FRIDAY: The next PLATO Virtual Breakfast will be this Friday, March 19, 9:30 to 10:30 am. Meet new friends and connect with other PLATO members.  Click below for more information and the link to join the online gathering. 

MORE INFO 

SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS & READINGS
Suggested readings, films, activities, and podcasts.

Select from a range of topics and formats for your late winter/early spring reading, viewing, or listening, curated by PLATO's Diversity Awareness Committee.

SOCIAL JUSTICE LISTINGS 

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For more information about PLATO, contact:

PLATO Office Operations
UW-Madison Continuing Studies
21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715
Email: info@platomadison.org
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

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