September 21, 2021

September 21, 2021 12:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


PLATO Weekly Update

September 21, 2021

CURRICULUM

Most Fall courses begin this week! Check the Fall Course Schedule for the specific opening date and time of the course you are taking.

Remember, all participants for in-person courses must follow these COVID-19 Protocols:

· Wear masks inside of Host Location buildings.

· Follow social distancing guidelines.

· Follow any additional guidelines required at Host Locations - see the Courses Page or check with your course coordinator.

COURSES PAGE


SPECIAL EVENTS

FALL LECTURES

Join us for our first Fall lecture -"Ask the Weather Guy" this week Thursday, September 23rd at 1:30 pmRegister here for this this 90-minute Zoom webinar featuring Jonathan Martin, Chair and Professor in the UW-Madison Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Registration is required to attend.

In the meantime, members are invited to access Past Recordings.

THEATER

For your at-home virtual streaming pleasure:

Come from Away - A filmed Broadway musical commemorating the days when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly due to the 9/11 attacks in the small town of Gander in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

As always, browse a variety of options on PLATO’s Virtual Theater Trips page where new items are frequently added. 

SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR


FEATURED AGORA WORKS

Each weekwe offer for your enjoyment, a featured piece from contributors to The Agora, PLATO's journal of arts and ideas. This week, we present Still Life, a painting by Jim Albright, along with reflections regarding his nuanced approach to creating this piece.

AGORA FEATURE


SOCIAL GATHERINGS

Social Gatherings - we are working on plans to resume in late Fall! Updates will be posted here, so stay tuned...


SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS & READINGS

Select from a range of topics and formats 

for your late Summer reading, viewing, or listening, 

curated by PLATO's Diversity Awareness Committee.

DID YOU KNOW? for September 21 – October 4, 2021

Did You Know… Special Olympics athlete Chris Nikic crossed the finish line to become the first person with Down Syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon. Guinness World Records recognized Nikic's achievement after he finished a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-marathon run at the Ironman Florida competition in Panama City Beach in November 2020.

Visit the Social Justice Webpage for more about Chris Nikic
& past DID YOU KNOW? features.

DID YOU KNOW? – spotlighting notable contributions made by non-mainstream individuals you might not have learned or read about. Suggestions for inclusions are welcome (send to Kathy atksmichaelis@gmail.com).

SOCIAL JUSTICE WEBPAGE

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