The IRP Spring 2018 semester began on Tuesday, March 6, 2018;
it will end on Thursday, April 26.

We are in the third week of this eight-week semester.

As of Thursday, March 15, we have 376 members enrolled;
we also have 113 members already enrolled for the Fall 2018 semester.

The schedule, synopses, and enrollment form are available for viewing and download on the appropriate pages of this website.

If members choose to do so, for the Spring semester, we accept
enrollment for the entire year (both 2018 semesters) if the members
pay $50 for one person or $80 for a couple.  While there is no discount
for enrollment fee, it does save members’ time and postage cost
to enroll for two semesters at one time.

If you have not yet enrolled and plan to attend a lecture within the next two weeks, we recommend that you bring your enrollment form and check in person rather than use the postal mail.

We have no plans to alter the location of our lecture meetings at Wilson College for the Spring 2018 semester.  In looking to the future, we are exploring alternative venues, but we hope to remain at Wilson College through the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters.

Please note that there are two new aspects of this semester’s program:

—–There are five Wednesday lecture days, all in Thomson Hall,
——-not in Laird Hall, as in the past.  A revised map of Wilson College,
——-showing Thomson Hall, is available for download on the About IRP
——-page of this website.

—–Bus Trip 4 will be a two-day trip to Pittsburgh
——-on Thursday and Friday of Week 7.



For all on the IRP postal mail list, paper brochures for the Spring 2018 semester went to the U.S. Post Office on Tuesday, February 6.



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

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

On Tuesday, January 30, we sent an email with attachments to
—-each person on the IRP email distribution list.

If you are on the IRP email list and did not receive attachments by email,
—-please check your spam or junk-mail folder.

If the IRP email has not been received, 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.


The IRP Fall semester ended on Thursday, November 2.

Our final enrollment for the Fall semester was 414,
of which 39 were new members.

We averaged almost 100 attendees per lecture.


In keeping with our policy of cooperation with Wilson College,
we will include information about Wilson College Common Hour 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 remains limited.

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

A new document (directions and roadmaps to/of Scotland Campus and the Wilson College campus), which has been simplified for IRP members, is available on the About IRP page of this website.


The facility has more parking area than available at Wilson College, and most parking areas have a shorter walk than parking at the Hankey Center.  Most parking areas are not line-marked for individual spaces; when parking, please conserve space and do not block other parked vehicles.

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

A new document (directions and roadmaps to/of Scotland Campus and the Wilson College campus), which has been simplified for IRP members, is available on the About IRP page of this website.



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.


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 the Science Center Auditorium.
Please park only in the places shown on the Wilson College map.

Scotland Campus.
Please do not bring food or drink into the Auditorium.
Please park only in the places shown on the Scotland Campus map.

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


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