IRP Winter 2021 Zoom-Lecture Program

The IRP Winter 2021 Zoom-Lecture Program began on January 18 and ended on April 27;  53 zoom-lectures were presented with an average of 44.5 participants per lecture.

IRP FALL 2021 In-Person Semester

Based on the current restrictions on large-group gatherings, it is unknown whether the IRP will be able to conduct an in-person lecture program in the Fall of 2021.

We plan to review the situation in the late-May to late-June time-frame to determine if in-person lectures will be practical.  If not, we plan to conduct another Zoom-lecture program, probably eight weeks beginning Monday 13 September, with three lectures per week (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

Enrollment fees paid for the 2020 semesters will be credited for future semester 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 to twelve feet separation) when in public.

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

IRP References

Current documents available for viewing or download:

–  Reference 1:  IRP History & General Information

 Reference 2:  IRP Synopses, Spring 2012 – Fall 2020

 Reference 3:  IRP Past Lectures (by academic area), Trips & Special Events,
                         Spring 2012 to Fall 2020

 Reference 4:  IRP Recorded Lectures (from the Fall 2020 Joint
                        IRP – Shippensburg University Zoom-Lecture program)


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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