Monday, March 12, 2018

"Out of the Woods"

Here's a LIFE (Learning is ForEver) offering:

Stuart Morris, UWSP Professor of Art and Design, will share the new sculptures well-known artists developed to encourage visitors to the Stevens Point Sculpture Park.

     Monday, May 7
     9:00-10:30 am
     Location: Stecvens Point Sculpture Park
     Presenter: Stuart Morris, Professor of Art and Design, UWSP


What is Truth? And How Do We Know?



From the website Hullabaloo:

That question is the heart of the matter. Does anyone care? is more to the point. Robinson Meyer examines for The Atlantic a recent study published in Science on fake news and the Twitter users who love it:
The massive new study analyzes every major contested news story in English across the span of Twitter’s existence—some 126,000 stories, tweeted by 3 million users, over more than 10 years—and finds that the truth simply cannot compete with hoax and rumor. By every common metric, falsehood consistently dominates the truth on Twitter, the study finds: Fake news and false rumors reach more people, penetrate deeper into the social network, and spread much faster than accurate stories.
Click on the underlined phrase to see the entire article in The Atlantic or go to Hullabaloo for the complete summary.

Friday, March 2, 2018

BOOK SALE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!


 FROM THE BOOK COMMITTEE
Please save the dates for the spring book sale, Wed. April 25 to Sat. April 28. The hours are the same, Wed., noon to 7 p.m.; Thurs. and Fri., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sat., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The book committee is always looking for new members. Call Janeen Kwaricany or Nancy Kemmeter or come to one of the following take-in days: the fourth Monday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Take-in days: Monday, Feb. 26th and Monday, March 26th. Because of a conflict with the book sale, the take-in day for April will be Monday, April 9th.


March 12 Meeting

SPARTA
Stevens Point Area
 Retired Teachers’ Association
Mon. March 12, 2018 Meeting
Location: Park Ridge Restaurant
                                           3425 Church St, Stevens Point

Reservations are required. Contact Mary Ann Krems at: 
715-344-2453 or jmak@charter.net
 by noon Fri, Mar 9.

PROGRAM: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Socialization at 11:15 followed by lunch at
approximately 11:45.  During lunch, Steven
Prokop, Principal at Ben Franklin Junior High,
will talk about their upcoming 50th anniversary.

  Please open & read the attached pdf file
 to be in-the-know!  Thanks.


Hope to see you Mon, March 12.

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