The Spring 2018 semester began on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

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.

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

To view the schedule in matrix format, left-click on the Schedule button immediately below to open the document,  or  right-click and save target to download the document to your computer.





Spring 2018     ==============   Week 3   ==============

Tuesday, March 20, 2018    Science Center

—-9:00 AM    Understanding Poverty in Franklin County
——————–Megan Shreve,  CEO South Central Community Action Program

10:30 AM    Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Community Connection
——————–Jonathan Raber,  Support Circles Coordinator

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Bus Trip # 1     Departs: 8:15 AM
Historical & Industrial York, PA
Sign-up began Tuesday, March 6;  spaces are available.  Contact:  Susan Etter,  717-262-0911  or  717-830-5390

Thursday, March 22, 2018    Science Center

—-9:00 AM    McNeill’s Rangers and the Capture of Generals Crook and Kelley
——————–Steven French,  Retired History Teacher and Author

10:30 AM    Southern Oasis at Gettysburg
——————–Bob O’Connor,  Civil War Historian and Author

Spring 2018     ==============   Week 4   ==============

Tuesday, March 27, 2018    Science Center

—-9:00 AM    The Joys of Photography
——————–Dr. Joe Thane, MD,  Retired Radiologist Turned Photographer

10:30 AM    My Phone is Melting from All the Political Alerts
——————–Dr. Alison Dagnes,  Professor of Political Science, Shippensburg University

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Bus Trip # 2     Departs: 8:30 AM
Carlisle, PA,  Carlisle Indian Industrial School and
—-U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center

Sign-up begins Tuesday, March 13.     Contact:  Susan Lyons,  717-532-8073

Thursday, March 29, 2018    Science Center

—-9:00 AM    Homeland Defense, Homeland Security, and Defense Support to Civil Authorities
——————–Lieutenant Colonel William (Craig) Hummer,  U.S. Army War College

10:30 AM    Partnership with Slovakia and Niger
——————–Lieutenant Colonel Will Detlefsen,  U.S. Army National Guard

Spring 2018     ==============   Week 5   ==============

Tuesday, April 3, 2018    Science Center

—-9:00 AM    U.S. Nuclear Weapons: Nuclear Testing, Budget and Employment Policy
——————–John Ricca,  Weapons of Mass Destruction and Counter-Terrorism Analyst

10:30 AM    Preventing a Terrorist Nuclear Attack
——————–John Ricca,  Weapons of Mass Destruction and Counter-Terrorism Analyst

Wednesday, April 4, 2018    Thomson Hall

—-9:00 AM    Monarch Butterflies
——————–Laurie Collins,  Master Gardener

10:30 AM    Healthy Aging: Pain Management
——————–Dr. Greg Lyon-Loftus,  Physician

Thursday, April 5, 2018    Science Center

—-9:00 AM    The Amazing Career of Brigadier General Anna Mae Hayes
——————–Major General (Ret) Deb Wheeling,  Retired U.S. Army General Officer

10:30 AM    Franklin County Department of Aging: Update
——————–Traci Kline,  Director, Franklin County Area Agency on Aging

Spring 2018     ==============   Week 6   ==============

Tuesday, April 10, 2018    Science Center

—-9:00 AM    Gettysburg Spangler Farm: Civil War Hospital and More
——————–Paul Semanek,  Resident Caretaker, Spangler Farm

10:30 AM    The Spangler Farm and Union Field Hospital: In Their Own Words
——————–Janice Semanek,  Docent, Spangler Farm

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Bus Trip # 3     Departs: 7:30 AM
Tour the Lincoln Highway, Chambersburg to Latrobe, PA
Sign-up begins Tuesday, March 27.     Contact:  Pat Chickering,  717-264-7140

Thursday, April 12, 2018    Science Center

—-9:00 AM    Microbes: Mini-Marvels that are In, On and Around You
——————–Dr. Brad Stiles,  Professor of Biology, Wilson College

10:30 AM    Free Speech for You or Me?
——————–Dr. Sara Grove,  Professor of Political Science, Shippensburg University

Spring 2018     ==============   Week 7   ==============

Tuesday, April 17, 2018    Science Center

—-9:00 AM    Money, Money, Money: From Seashells to Bitcoins
——————–Larry Malone,  Semi-Retired Financier and Economic Developer

10:30 AM    The Cannonball
——————–Gary Johnson,  Retired Aerospace Engineer

Wednesday, April 18, 2018    Thomson Hall

—-9:00 AM    Community Uniting!
——————–Sandy Grotberg and Friends,  Members of Community Uniting!

10:30 AM    Surviving a Terrorist Suicide-Bomb Attack
——————–Rev. Kristopher Sledge,  Pastor, State Line United Methodist Church

Thursday & Friday, April 19 & 20, 2018

Bus Trip # 4     Departs: 8:00 AM
Pittsburgh, PA (2 days),  Three Rivers Cruise,  Overnight at Sheraton Station Square,
—-Chatham VillageMt. Washington,  Strip District Walking Tour,
—-Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Sign-up began Wednesday, March 7;  spaces are available.
Contact:  Paul Stockhausen,  717-352-4404
———–or  Pat Chickering,  717264-7140

Spring 2018     ==============   Week 8   ==============

Tuesday, April 24, 2018    Science Center

—-9:00 AM    Beer, Bornholm and Baltic
——————–Pat Chickering,  Retired Research Historian

10:30 AM    Mira Lloyd Dock
——————–Dr. Susan Rimby,  Author and Retired Professor

Wednesday, April 25, 2018     Thomson Hall

—-9:00 AM    Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin
——————–Susan Lyons,  Retired Public School Teacher

10:30 AM    Community Placemaking Through Modern Libraries
——————–Mark Story,  Director of Development, Franklin County Library System

Thursday, April 26, 2018    Science Center

—-9:00 AM    Fantasyland Storybook Park, Gettysburg, PA: 1959 to 1980
——————–Jackie White,  Daughter of Fantasyland’s Owners

10:30 AM    IRP Members Meeting
——————–Members vote to elect officers of the Board of Directors

WEATHER CANCELLATIONS:  IRP sessions will not meet in the event that Chambersburg schools are closed or delayed for bad weather or other emergencies.  Call 717-261-5680 for updates.



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