IRP-ShippensburgU Fall 2020
   Zoom-Webinar Program

The IRP has entered into a special partnership program to provide free Zoom-Webinar electronic conferencing lectures to IRP members.

There will be no enrollment required.

The IRP – Shippensburg University Fall 2020 Zoom-Webinar Program began on Thursday, October 15.
It consists of seven lectures, ending on Wednesday, November 18.

The schedule and synopses can be viewed or downloaded on the appropriate pages of this website.


The IRP volunteer managers hope all of you and all your family members are well.

Unfortunately, we must cancel the IRP Fall 2020 semester.

The following circumstances have led to this decision:

For persons that have contracted the COVID-19 Corona virus, the death rate for seniors age 65+ is much greater than the population less than 65.

While we believe in the importance of the IRP mission, we cannot justify the increased risk of large group gatherings which could contribute to the deaths of one or several of our members.  Wilson College is also taking a cautious approach and will not allow hosted organizations to conduct large group gatherings during the pandemic.

We are hoping that an effective vaccine will be developed, tested, produced, and distributed before 2021.  In the December – January timeframe, we will reassess the situation and keep you informed of our planning at that time.

Enrollment fees paid for the 2020 semesters will be credited for 2021 enrollment.

Please send any questions to John Ricca, IRP Information Coordinator:  or  717-352-8996.

Please stay safe by wearing a face mask in public (especially indoors), wash hands frequently, and keep social distancing (six feet separation) when in public.

Best wishes to you and your family during these challenging times. 

IRP References

The References page of this website is operational.

Currently, there are two documents available for viewing or download:

–  Reference 1:  IRP History & General Information

 Reference 2:  IRP Synopses, Spring 2012 – Spring 2020


In looking to the future, we are exploring alternative venues, but we hope to remain at Wilson College for the immediate future.



Any computer capable of receiving and downloading IRP attachments
should be able to download IRP documents from this website.

Last year, we experienced IRP messages sent to multiple addressees with attachments being blocked by some email servers, and some other recipients’ computers putting these messages into SPAM or JUNK-Mail folders.

If you are on the IRP email list and you do not receive expected IRP emails, please check your spam or junk-mail folder.

If IRP emails are not reaching your computer, or if you have any questions, please call John Ricca, 717-352-8996.

Thanks for your cooperation.

NOTE:  Most members’ computers will not print from email attachments.  For almost all members, it will print correctly if the attachment is first downloaded to the computer (Documents or My Documents folder), then opened from within the Documents folder and printed from the computer without the interference of the email program.
This is also true when printing documents from this website;
it’s usually better to download them first.


In keeping with our policy of cooperation with Wilson College, we will include information about Wilson College Common Hour and Orr Forum lectures in the IRP weekly bulletins – unless they conflict with IRP scheduled lectures.  Additional information about Common Hour lectures can be seen at:


Parking at Wilson College is very limited.

We encourage IRP members to car-pool as much as possible.

There is a parking lot immediately north of the Science Center (where there had been tennis courts) that has 42 parking spaces, of which three are handicap parking.

The new parking lot on the east side (Edgar Avenue side) of the Science Center is now open for use.  It consists of approximately 100 parking spaces, including a few handicap spaces.



Please turn in any found personal property to
John Ricca, 717-352-8996.

Persons who have lost personal property should contact
John Ricca, 717-352-8996.



IRP sessions will not meet if Chambersburg schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather or other emergencies.

Call 717-261-5680 for updates.


The IRP does NOT sell or share personal information (address, phone number, email, etc. of members or volunteer speakers) with other persons or organizations.


Members may pick up a schedule or synopses at any lecture.

Wilson College.
Please do not smoke anywhere on the Wilson College campus.
Members may purchase lunch in the Wilson College cafeteria.
Please do not bring food or drink into any lecture auditorium.
Please park only in the places shown on the Wilson College map.

Questions??   Please call John Ricca: 717-352-8996

Complaints??   Suggestions??   Please call K Detlefsen: 717-352-3164


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