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This session, hosted by Dean Keith Mellinger and Associate Dean Betsy Lewis, will include a panel of students presenting their work in science and math.
Sponsor: Carolyn Eldred
Board meetings are open to all ElderStudy members. Come and witness firsthand the decision-making process that ensures that ElderStudy is meeting its objectives. This is a chance for all members to suggest new ideas for the organization directly to the Board and to committee chairpersons.
Sponsor: Linda Hill
Join your fellow ElderStudy members in celebrating 30 years of ElderStudy with a delicious brunch and program at the Jepson Alumni Center of the UMW Fredericksburg Campus.
Registration is required by August 30, 2023.
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Sponsor: Michelle Esbenshade
MWES Members gather together for a Virtual Wine & Cheese Hour using ZOOM for active discussions of various topics.
Topic: Why did you join ElderStudy? What do YOU think of ElderStudy? What is your favorite presentation topic or activity?
Sponsor: Dianne Brown & Donna Lewis
Join Fredericksburg‘s own Tourmaster Scott Walker for an 8 1/2 block walk through Fredericksburg‘s Downtown Historic District.
Sponsor: Mary Ann Stana
Please join Michelle for a tour of the A. Smith Bowman Distillery, conveniently located here in Fredericksburg. We will learn the history of the distillery, followed by a private tour and a tasting. Sponsor: Michelle Esbenshade
Registration is required by September 7th.
Tour is limited to 20 ElderStudy members only, no guests at this time.
The definitive biography of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, detailing the remarkable rise and political brilliance of the most powerful--and elusive--woman in the world.
Discussion Leader: Michael Millard
Historian Jon Bachman will explore the recent discoveries of over 50 animals and plants fossils from the mid Pleistocene of Virginia; extinct bears, large cats, canids, sloths‘, elephants, tapirs, elk....and more. These fossils reveal the unique world of the Mid-Pleistocene in Virginia 1.6 million years ago.
Sponsor: Charlie Fennemore
Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express
Hop on board and take your seat as the fastidious and quick-witted Hercule Poirot investigates a murder on the opulent Orient Express. Expertly adapted by Ken Ludwig this is a must-see for even the most casual fans of Agatha Christie’s work and anyone who relishes the challenge of a whodunnit murder mystery, a hearty laugh, and a snowy night filled with glamour and intrigue.
Sponsor: Bob & Carole Hanus
NOTE UNUSUAL START TIME.
Meet in the Ridderhof Martin Gallery (near duPont Hall) and enjoy a private tour of both "The Garden" group exhibition curated by Reni Gower, and the UMW Studio Art Faculty Exhibition for 2023.
Sponsor: Mary Ann Stana
The Curriculum Committee is responsible for planning the 45 plus programs that are scheduled each semester. We are always looking for that next new topic on our journey to lifelong learning. Come join us and help develop programs that are interesting and stimulating.
Sponsor: Joe Alfred
Author Jim Bish will present newly published research about George Washington’s lifetime family associations with particular interest in the Ball family, studied in-depth for the first time, revealing much about his non-public life. Get ready to learn the true foundational bases of the Cherry Tree, the Prayer at Valley Forge and other popular stories about the Father of our Country
Sponsor: Dennis Van Der Laske
Modeled on the Summer Science Institute, the Summer Institute on the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences provides students the opportunity to work on independent projects mentored by a faculty member. This session, hosted by Dean Keith Mellinger and Associate Dean Betsy Lewis, will feature students presenting their projects.
Sponsor: Carolyn Eldred
Shannon Combs-Bennett (QG, MSc, PLCGS) an award-winning author and genealogical researcher based in Northern Virginia, will discuss how DNA testing for genealogical research has become as common as using a census record.
If you are considering taking a DNA test for genealogy or have already taken one, this presentation is for you! We will cover the type of tests on the market, what they can (or cannot) tell you, how to use them with your paper genealogical research, and more.
Sponsor: Randy Fennemore