Armchair Traveler debuts January 8
Join us for UMRA’s first Armchair Traveler program when Jean Kinsey, Craig Swan, and Lynn Anderson will take us to the United Arab Emirates, Mongolia, and Germany. Armchair Traveler is a new initiative of UMRA’s Social Activities Committee.
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November Meeting: Luncheon ♦ Forum ♦ Workshop
November 27, 2018 - 11:30am
November 27, 2018 – 11:30am
Kathryn Pearson, Ph.D., Department of Political Science
West Wing Dining Room, Campus Club Fourth Floor, Coffman Memorial Union
Cider-braised boneless, skinless chicken breast, with caramelized onions, Minnesota apples, and cider sauce. Served with roasted squash and Brussels sprouts.
Our November luncheon speaker will be Kathryn Pearson, Ph.D., a University of Minnesota associate professor of political science and well-known political commentator. She will analyze the results of the November 6, 2018, elections, including contests for the U.S. Congress, Minnesota’s constitutional offices and state house, and other races in states across the nation.
Living Well Workshop
November 27, 2018 - 1:30pm
Maintaining resiliency and honest hope for self and others can be challenging. For our November workshop, family and grief educator Ted Bowman will share his extensive experience teaching about life transition decisions and coping with grief.
Do you have a pet article you’ve written or would like to write but haven’t found a place for publication? The online Journal of Opinions, Ideas, and Essays is soliciting articles for its 2019 issue.
Join the team to help seniors, low-income, disabled and otherwise disadvantaged taxpayers at metro-area sites prepare 2019 Tax returns. Substantial training will be available and the volunteer effort continues through the 2019 tax season.
On November 15, the StarTribune published a commentary penned by Frank Cerra and Bill Donohue on behalf of UMRA. Underscoring the importance of securing the right leadership for the University, the essay aligns with UMRA’s focus on advocating in support of the University and its constituents. —Jerry Rinehart, president
Members of UMRA met with Abdul Omari, chair of the U’s Presidential Search Advisory Committee, on October 30 to express their views and ask questions about the search. Omari was both informative and candid.
Sam Bonhus, grandson of photographer Sheri Goldsmith May, proudly displays his group's catch for the day.
Meet Will Craig, an UMRA member with deep roots in Minneapolis who still enjoys spending time on campus doing research and interacting with younger colleagues.
Professional Development Grants for Retirees are available for all faculty, professional and administrative, and civil service retirees from all campuses of the University who will be fully retired by July 1, 2019. The deadline for submitting applications is December 14.
1666 Coffman is a 55-plus community for people currently or formerly employed at the University who are actively working or actively retired. Three units are currently for sale.
Shingles, as you may know, is a malady of aging, rarely fatal but very painful for weeks on end. Also, it can reoccur.
The University Retirees Volunteer Center (URVC) is fielding volunteers to participate in a spatial localization study and to staff the 2018–19 Lego Robotics Tournament.
The Campus Club fall membership drive is underway and if you join now you’ll receive a 60 percent discount on first-year dues.
In simple, almost poetic prose, Margaret Craven’s novel, I Heard the Owl Call My Name, tells the story of Mark Brian, a young Anglican vicar who is sent by his bishop to serve a First Nation parish in an isolated village in British Columbia.