November 2, 2021

November 02, 2021 1:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


PLATO Weekly Update 

November 2, 2021


CURRICULUM

PLEASE NOTE that Chuck Karabin's course, Contemporary Economic Issues has been canceled. It met on Tuesday afternoons at Capitol Lakes.


INVITATION

Ever considered leading a PLATO course? The Curriculum Committee is seeking new members to share their interests or expertise by offering a course. If this idea appeals to you, please visit our Propose a Course page to learn more about this process. Or you can contact Therese Stevens at thmstevens@gmail.com for more information. 


REMINDER

These COVID-19 Protocols continue to be in place for in-person participants:

· Wear masks inside of Host Location buildings.

· Follow social distancing guidelines.

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

COURSES PAGE


SPECIAL EVENTS

FALL LECTURES

NEW! Getting antsy for the upcoming holidays? Sign up for now for Wisconsin Cocktails, presented by author Jeanette Hurt, for what is sure to be a festive virtual lecture on Friday, December 10th at 2:30pm. We'll learn the histories behind some of our state's most iconic drinks and discover why Wisconsin has a love affair with Brandy Old Fashioneds, Tom and Jerrys, boozy ice cream and more.

A Seasonal Favorite – with winter weather and darker days around the corner, now is a good time to revisit last year's "BadgerTalk" on Hygge, Health and Happiness, by Claus Andersen, UW–Madison Professor of Scandinavian Studies. Learn how hygge – a Scandinavian way of life – can benefit us here in Wisconsin.

And, as always, members are welcome to access Past Recordings. 

SELF-GUIDED WALKS

Peruse descriptions of the most popular Walking Tours of Dane County compiled on one convenient webpage. These 11 self-guided walking tours are designed to help you easily locate parking and guide you along the trail.  

THEATER 

Browse a variety of 
virtual
 options on PLATO’s
 Virtual Theater Trips page where new items are added  frequently.

SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR


EDUCATION FUND UPDATE

THE GIFT OF EDUCATION – helping PLATO help others. This week members will receive a mailing with the PLATO Education Fund's scholarship flyer and donation forms for the upcoming year. The flyer highlights our current scholarship and community organization recipients.This is all made possible by the generosity of PLATO members like you who value lifelong learning and want to provide much-needed financial support to others in need.

FEATURED AGORA WORKS

Visit The Agora Weekly Features webpage for highlights from this past season, created and curated by fellow PLATO members for your enjoyment. 

AGORA FEATURE


SOCIAL GATHERINGS

Social Gatherings – to resume next semester, depending upon the course of the pandemic.


SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS & READINGS

Select from a range of topics and formats 

for your Fall reading, viewing, or listening, 

curated by PLATO's Diversity Awareness Committee.

NEW BOOK “The Loneliest Americans” by Jay Caspian Kang. Click on the Social Justice Webpage button below for more on this book ranked as #1 New Release in Asian American Studies by Amazon.

DID YOU KNOW? for November 2 - 15, 2021

Did You Know…U.S. Patent # 473,653, issued on April 26,1892 to Sarah Boone, for the design of a tapered ironing board on a stand is still used today!

Visit the Social Justice Webpage for more about Sarah Boone
& 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 at ksmichaelis@gmail.com).

SOCIAL JUSTICE WEBPAGE


PLATO is proudly supported in part by Oakwood Village.


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