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Tree Dedication 
On a summer-like day, members gathered to celebrate the planting of a tree to signify our 30 year partnership with the University of Mary Washington! This Chinese Pistache is planted outside Seacobeck Hall, a prime location for street viewing or sitting on a nearby bench. It is our hope that the young, budding tree will flourish and spread cheer and comfort and serve as a reminder of our affiliation. [photos by member Bob Martin]

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Celebrating the 100th birthday of active member Georgia Vincent during the March General Membership Meeting [photos by Joe Alfred]






Each year ElderStudy awards the BLS (Bachelor of Liberal Studies) scholarship to a deserving student at UMW. Our Board of Directors determines the amount of the award and the University selects the recipient. Last year’s scholarship was presented to Meghan Hinkson. Meghan, a theater major and fine singer, is married and has four children. 

 


This year, in honor or our 30th Anniversary, ElderStudy will be awarding an additional scholarship to commemorate our affiliation with the University. 

Meghan Kinkson



2023 Winter Holiday Luncheon and Social at University Hall  
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Sensei (teacher) Aviv Goldsmith led ElderStudy members in the martial art of Aikido.  Aikido helps one to control the actions of the attacker with minimal effort.  We practiced the principals of awareness of your surroundings, maintaining distance in uncomfortable situations, and  getting out of the way through guided movements.  These strategies are all meant to end in a minimally confrontational resolution. [contributed by Donna Lewis]
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James Webb Revisited

On November 29th, seven years after ElderStudy visited NASA Goddard Center to witness the construction of the James Webb Telescope, Astronomer Dr. David Law from the Space Telescope Science Institute gave us an exceptional talk regarding the telescope. Covering all facet from why we needed this device to how it was constructed and what we have learned, members were treated to this presentation rich in terminology but presented in layman's terms. [contributed by Donna Lewis]

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30th Anniversary Brunch Centerpieces

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30th Anniversary Celebration Brunch

September 7, 2023, at the Jepson Alumni Center
Photos by Bob Martin

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The Science of Paint Laboratory  [contributed by Alan Zirkle, 8/30/2023]

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