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  • 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 

  • March 09, 2021 10:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    PLATO Weekly Update

    March 9, 2021


    CURRICULUM

    We are beginning to plan for Summer courses! All summer courses will be online the year.  If you are interested in coordinating a course for summer please view the Propose A Course topic link from the Courses Page (left-hand column).

    COURSES PAGE 


    LECTURES & THEATER

    LECTURES 

    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.


    THEATER

    There is still time to watch Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins sing Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald on March 20 and 27.  The performances are part of A Virtual Season of Tributes from The Cabaret Project of St Louis, included on PLATO's Virtual Theater Trips page.

    SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR 


    Last Chance to Submit
     to Volume 7 of The Agora!

    The Agora Editorial Board is accepting submissions of:  fictionnon-fiction(including essays), poetry, and visual arts for publication in the upcoming Volume 7 of The Agora, PLATO’s magazine for arts and ideas. 

    Submission Deadline is Monday, MARCH 15, 2021.
    Click below for complete information. 

    SUBMISSION DETAILS 


    PLATO SATISFACTION SURVEY IS COMING

    Next week, Wednesday, March 17th you will be asked to participate in 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 we highlight Rite of Passage along with a glimpse at the poem's inspiration from author Tom Schlicht. 

    AGORA FEATURE 


    SOCIAL GATHERINGS

    PLATO Virtual Breakfast Continues through May: The next gathering will be 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 reading, viewing, or listening, curated by PLATO's Diversity Awareness Committee.

    SOCIAL JUSTICE LISTINGS 

  • March 02, 2021 10:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    PLATO Weekly Update

    March 2, 2021


    CURRICULUM

    SPRING 2021 COURSES ARE NOW UNDERWAY!

    • Spring courses are all online.  
    • Check with Course Coordinators to confirm if seats are still available.

    2021 Course Dates
    Planning your calendar for 2021? Registration and course start dates for this Summer and Fall are all listed on our COURSES page (scroll down in the right-hand column).

    COURSES PAGE 


    LECTURES & THEATER

    LECTURES 

    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.


    THEATER

    A Virtual Season of Tributes from The Cabaret Project of St Louis will be showcasing Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins singing Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald on March 20 and 27, 7:30 pm.  Check out this and other performance offerings included on PLATO's Virtual Theater Trips listings.

    SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR 


    Reprieve!
     
    Original Submission Deadline Extended

    The Agora Editorial Board is currently accepting submissions of:  fictionnon-fiction (including essays), poetry, and visual arts for publication in the upcoming Volume 7 of The Agora, PLATO’s magazine for arts and ideas. 

    Submission Deadline has been extended to March 15, 2021.
    Click below for complete information. 

    SUBMISSION DETAILS 


    FEATURED AGORA WORKS

    Each week, we offer for your enjoyment, a featured piece from contributors to PLATO's Agora arts and ideas journal. This week we highlight Fay Ferington's work, Branches.

    AGORA FEATURE 


    SOCIAL GATHERINGS

    THIS FRIDAY: The next PLATO Virtual Breakfast is this Friday, March 5, 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 reading, viewing, or listening, curated by PLATO's Diversity Awareness Committee.

    SOCIAL JUSTICE LISTINGS 

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