Morning With a Professor Series Set at UW-River Falls

Sept. 4, 2012 -- Registration is open for the Morning With a Professor lecture series at UW-River Falls. 

The popular series is part of a tradition that started in 1988. University professors and community leaders share expertise, knowledge and opinions on topics drawn from current news, historical events, contemporary issues and personal experiences. 

Each two-hour session includes a thought-provoking presentation and the opportunity to share one's own insights and inquiries in an open "question and answer" forum.  

Lectures take place on Tuesday mornings from 9-11 a.m. in the Kinnickinnic River Theater of the University Center. Registration is open to all St. Croix Valley community members. The fall 2012 series costs $60 and includes the six lectures, coffee and light refreshments. A limited number of parking permits will issued by request, on a first come, first served basis at the time of registration. 

Fall 2012 presenters and topics include: 

  • Sept. 25: William Cordua, Geology Department professor emeritus, "St. Croix Valley Geology: A Billion Years in the Making"  
  • Oct. 2: Grace Coggio of the Communication Studies and Theater Arts Department, "The New Norms of Communication: How Might it Impact Civility." 
  • Oct. 9: Robin Murray of the Communication Studies and Theater Arts Department,  "Exploring Sustainability Through the Performing Art." 
  • Oct. 23: Erik Johnson of the Communication Studies and Theater Arts Department,  "Election Campaign Propaganda: Making Sense of the Media Blitz." 
  • Oct. 30: Geoffrey Scheurman of the Teacher Education Department, "Roving In Norway: Discovering the Paradox of Democracy." 
  • Nov. 6: Arpan Jani of the Computer Science and Information Systems Department, "Technology: Cognition, Culture and Commerce." 

To register, contact the UWRF office of Outreach and Continuing Education at 715-425-3256, email or visit

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