MAILED: July 20, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — People ages 50
years or older can take a spiritual journey through time at the third annual
National Association of Lutheran Older Adults Lutherhostel Aug. 12-17 on the
campus of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The theme for this one-week seminar is “A Rendezvous
with Time.” Five speakers will be featured.
The event will begin on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 5 p.m. with
registration and a barbecue. Keynote speaker Mike McKinley will open the program
at 6:15 p.m. McKinley, the former owner of Happy Sleeper in Eau Claire, left his
business to create the motivational speaking company, “Alive, Alive.” He now
speaks to numerous business, education and professional groups around the
Martin Ruge, Phyllis Wallace, Paul A. Maier and Richard
A. Swenson, M.D., will give presentations from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Aug.
Ruge is a motivational and inspirational speaker, tap
dancer, and ecumenical pastor who stresses spiritual, mental and physical health
in living life to the fullest. Ruge will lead the opening and evening
Wallace is the host of the syndicated radio program,
“Woman to Woman.” She will share helpful advice and practical tips to meet
the challenging demands of everyday life. Her session will focus on “Older but
Wiser: The Great Exchange,” discussing the tremendous payoff for growing up.
Maier is a professor of ancient history at Western
Michigan University. He is an internationally recognized expert and author on
the origin and rise of Christianity.
Swenson is director of the Future Health Study Center.
His focus is “cultural medicine,” researching the intersection of health,
culture, and faith. As a futurist his emphasis is the future of the world,
society, church and medicine.
Ruge, Maier and Wallace will lead the Friday session,
Aug. 17, from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Cost is $279 for tuition, which includes instruction,
materials, activity fee, excursion, Sunday barbecue and refreshments. On-campus
lodging and meals are $116 for double occupancy and $135 for single occupancy or
$50 for RV parking on-campus.
The registration deadline is Aug. 1.
The event is co-sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire College of
Arts and Sciences Continuing Education in cooperation with UW-Extension.
The ALOA offers Lutherhostel to foster intellectual,
social and spiritual growth. Although presentations are conducted from a
Lutheran perspective, non-Lutherans are welcome to attend.
For more information, contact La Vone Sneen at (715)
836-3636 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: July 20, 2001