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WSURA Activities 2009-2010 Schedule

Abe Bassett & Joanne Risacher, Coordinators
The WSURA Office telephone number is 775-2777.

For your advance planning, upcoming events include:

Spring Quarter Events

Thursday, March 18th: Socrates Cafe

The Socrates Café is a facilitated conversation about a topic of interest to those in attendance. The topic of the day, chosen by the group can be discussed openly and honestly in a friendly and respectful setting. There are no prerequisites or required readings.
Location: The Greene “Groundz4Living” meeting room at 50 Chestnut Street, suite 224. The meeting place is adjacent to the Chipotle Mexican Grill and across the street from Panera Bread. Participants may bring food and drinks into the meeting room. The room will be available from 1:00 p.m. with the discussion period from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Abe Bassett
Cost: Carry in lunch or snack
RSVP by Monday, March 15
To joanne.risacher@wright.edu

Wednesday, April 7th: Presidential Lecture Series, Greg Mortenson, Co-author of bestseller Three Cups of Tea

7:00 p.m., Apollo Room, Student Union, Free and open to the public
Co-author of the number-one bestseller Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time, Greg Mortenson is a humanitarian, international peacemaker, former mountaineer, and co-founder of the nonprofit Central Asia Institute, which promotes education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Three Cups of Tea has sold more than three million copies in 34 countries. It has been used in more than 90 colleges and universities as a freshman, honors or campus-wide read, including as Wright State’s common text for incoming freshmen for the 2009–2010 academic year. His newly released book, Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, is a sequel to Three Cups of Tea.

Thursday, April 8th: Friends of the Library Spring Lecture

5:30—7:00pm, Dunbar Library
Mr. Huntting Brown, WSU’s Director of Sustainability (Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences) will present “How Easy to Be Green,” referring to existing weather patterns, global warming, earthquakes, and other environmental concerns over the past 40 years. 2010 is Earth Day’s 40th anniversary, and we will hear about our own home and business practices that can help in good environmental efforts.

Friday, April 9th: Presidental Lecture Series, Frans Johansson, author of the bestseller The Medici Effect

9:15 am, Location TBD, Free and open to the public

Thursday, April 15th: Socrates Cafe

The Socrates Café is a facilitated conversation about a topic of interest to those in attendance. The topic of the day, chosen by the group can be discussed openly and honestly in a friendly and respectful setting. There are no prerequisites or required readings.
Location: See March 18 , 1:30—3:00pm
Facilitator: Abe Bassett
Cost: Carry in lunch or snack
RSVP by Monday, April 12
To joanne.risacher@wright.edu

Tuesday, April 20th: Presidential Lecture Series, John Corvino, Ph.D. philosopher and ‘gay moralist’

7:00 p.m. Apollo Room, Student Union, Free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 29th: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Tickets are $10
Departure from Wright State at 8:30, groups may enter NURFC at 10:00. Lunch available at the Freedom Center—will be individual pay
RSVPs required by Monday April 12 as group reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
To joanne.risacher@wright.edu

Monday, May 3rd: Presidential Lecture Series, Ted Rall, "alternative" editorial cartoonist

7:00 p.m., Apollo Room, Student Union, Free and open to the public

Thursday, May 13th: Dining In—Tailgate Party

12:00 noon
Details forthcoming
See menu at: http://www.wright.edu/admin/retirees/recipestgp.htm

Wednesday, May 26th: Friends of the Library Spring Luncheon and Speaker

12:00-1:00pm
Mr. Jeffrey Bruce, former Editor, The Dayton Daily news, and Journalist in Residence at WSU, will be the guest speaker. This even is in the Berry Room at the Nutter Center. (Additional information will be given later.)

Friday, May 28th: Dayton Theater Guild and Dinner at Coco’s Bistro

A Case of Libel is based on the historical libel case of the 1950's,
Reynolds v. Pegler. A celebrated war correspondent engages a well-known attorney and files a libel suit against a widely syndicated newspaper columnist who not only attacks his reputation and personal life, but also his patriotism.
Cost: Theater tickets $16 per ticket
Dinner—individual pay—entrees starting at $18. Menu available at www.228coco.com
Time: Dinner at 5:30, play at 8:00 (note: general seating from 7:30)
RSVP needed by Friday, May 14
To joanne.risacher@wright.edu
 

Fall Quarter Events

Thursday, Sept. 24     Socrates Café--The Socrates Café is a facilitated conversation about a topic of interest to those in attendance.  The topic of the day, chosen by the group can be discussed openly and honestly in a friendly and respectful setting.  There are no prerequisites or required readings.

Location: The Greene “Groundz4Living” meeting room at 50 Chestnut Street, suite 224. The meeting place is adjacent to the Chipotle Mexican Grill and across the street from Panera Bread. Participants may bring food and drinks into the meeting room. The room will be available from 1:00 p.m. with the discussion period from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Abe Bassett            

                                    Cost: Carry in lunch or snack

                                    RSVP by Friday, September 18

                                    To joanne.risacher@wright.edu

Wednesday, Oct. 21  Medical Ethics—presenter Bob Reese, Ph.D.

                                    11:00-12:00 Student Union

                                     In conjunction with WSU Annual Health Fair

Sunday, Nov. 8            Brunch and WSU Theater Production of Pajama Game

                                     12:00 Brunch at First Watch 2:00 Pajama Game

                                     Cost: Brunch  Individual pay — average price $10 - $12,          

                                                                                         Theatre Tickets - $15   

                                    RSVP by Monday, October 26 to joanne.risacher@wright.edu

Sunday, December 6 Dining In—Holiday Brunch

                                   11:00

                                   Hosts: Abe and Sharon Bassett

                                   RSVP by Monday, November 23 to abassett@woh.rr.com  

Sunday, January 10  Dining Out—Sunday Brunch

                                   Meadowlark 11:00

                                   Cost: individual pay—menu items from $12

                                   RSVP by Wednesday, January 6 to joanne.risacher@wright.edu

Monday, Jan, 26       Presidential Lecture Series

                                  Mary Francis Berry, Former Chairperson of the US Civil Rights    Commission

                                  7:00 pm Student Union, Apollo Room; Free and open to the public.

Thursday, Jan. 28    WSU Men’s Basketball Game

                                  WSU vs. University of Illinois-Chicago

                                   6:00 Pizza--7:00 Game

                                  Cost: Tickets free

                                                Pizza  $5.00

                                  RSVP by Friday, January 15 to joanne.risacher@wright.edu


*Additional activities will be posted at a later date.

 

Updated October 22, 2009

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