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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Institute for Retired Persons Spring Speakers Announced

Institute for Retired Persons SALISBURY, MD---The Institute for Retired Persons (IRP) at Salisbury University meets at 2 p.m. Tuesdays during the semester at SU’s Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. Scheduled speakers this spring include:

•    January 26: Jack Willing – “The Future of Skipjacks and Wooden Boatbuilding”

•    February 2: Tom Shelton – “Building a Winemaking Tradition on Delmarva”

•    February 9: Dr. Sarah Surak – “Waste Management and Sustainable Choices for the Future”

•    February 16: Andrew Kitzrow – “Delmarva Parks and Recreation: Past History, Current Offerings and Future Directions”

•    February 23: William Turner – “Options for Expanding Opportunities for the Learning Disabled”

•    March 1: Robert Johnson: “Cultural Transmission of Styles from Meso-America and Ethiopian Themes”

•    March 8 – Norman Conway: “Reflections on a Life of Public Service”

•    March 15: Drs. Catherine Smoot-Hazelnus and Roger Merrill – “The Paradigm Shift in the Delivery of Health Services — Different Initiatives”

•    March 22: Dr. Tom Elliot: “The Life of Beethoven”

•    March 29: Jacob Day: “A New Beginning for the City of Salisbury”

•    April 5: Therese Hamilton: “Promoting the Arts on Delmarva”

•    April 12: Caroline Farrell – “Wellness Screening”

•    April 19: Dr. Ronald Dotterer – “How to Read a Poem Without Pain”

•    April 26: Bill Satterfield – “The Significance and Future of the Poultry Industry on Delmarva”

The series culminates with the institute’s annual spring luncheon on May 3.

The IRP offers continuing education and social opportunities for adults age 50 and older. For more information, including membership inquiries, visit the institute’s website at

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