The Fall 2018 Schedule should be published
—-during the fourth week of August.

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Fall 2018     ==============   Week 1   ==============

Tuesday, September 11, 2018    Location: To Be Determined

—-9:00 AM    Terrorism: Domestic & International Leading up to 9/11
——————–Kirby Scott,  Retired FBI Special Agent

10:30 AM    McNeill’s Rangers in the Gettysburg Campaign
——————–Steven French,  Retired History Teacher and Author

Wednesday, September 12, 2018    Thomson Hall

—-9:00 AM    The Journey of English in America
——————–Dr. Michael Cornelius, Professor & Chair, English Department, Wilson College

10:30 AM    The Life and Work of Gaudi: Genius or Madman?
——————–Susan Lyons,  Retired Public School Teacher

Thursday, September 13, 2018    Location: To Be Determined

—-9:00 AM    Physics of the Human Body
——————–Dr. John Luetzelschwab,  Professor Emeritus of Physics, Dickenson College

10:30 AM    Hunting Killer Asteroids
——————–Dr. Larry Marschall,  Professor Emeritus of Physics, Gettysburg College

Fall 2018     ==============   Week 2   ==============

Tuesday, September 18, 2018    Location: To Be Determined

—-9:00 AM    The Walk Unabowed Project: Documenting Slavery in Franklin County
——————–Justin McHenry,  Archives Director, Franklin County

10:30 AM    Wilson College and the Rescue of Science and Learning
——————–Amy Ensley,  Director, Hankey Center, Wilson College

Wednesday, September 19, 2018    Thomson Hall

—-9:00 AM    Exercise for Seniors
——————–Dr. Joe Jacobs,  Doctor of Sport & Exercise Psychology

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

Thursday, September 20, 2018    Location: To Be Determined

—-9:00 to 10:00 AM    Al Qaeda & ISIL: Overview and Update
——————————–John Ricca,  Weapons of Mass Destruction & Counter-Terrorism Analyst

10:15 to 11:45 AM    Iran & North Korea: Current Status and Issues
——————————–John Ricca,  Weapons of Mass Destruction & Counter-Terrorism Analyst

Fall 2018     ==============   Week 3   ==============

Tuesday, September 25, 2018    Location: To Be Determined

—-9:00 AM    Rock, Water, Air
——————–Bob Dickson,  Professor of Fine Arts, Wilson College

10:30 AM    Tourism in Franklin County
——————–Janet Pollard,  Executive Director, Franklin County Visitors Bureau

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Bus Trip 1     Departs 8:00 AM

Jennerstown, PA  Mountain Playhouse:
——Performance of One Slight Hitch
and Bedford, PA:  The National Museum of the American Coverlet

—-Sign-up begins September 11.     Contact:  Susan Etter, 717-263-0911 or 717-830-5390

Thursday, September 27, 2018    Location: To Be Determined

—-9:00 AM    Bicycling Across America
——————–Dan Grandel,  Social Security Administration Retiree & Avid Bicyclist
——————–Pat Phenicie-Grandel,  Retired Teacher & Avid Runner

10:30 AM    The Spanish Civil War: Prelude to World War II?
——————–Dr. William Morgan,  Retired Professor of Hispanic Languages and Literatures

Fall 2018     ==============   Week 4   ==============

Tuesday, October 2, 2018    Location: To Be Determined

—-9:00 AM    Dairy: Past and Present
——————–John Azzone,  Professional Dairy Farmer

10:30 AM    The Current Stat of Rooftop Solar
——————–Mike McKechnie,  Owner and President, Mountain View Solar

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Bus Trip 2     Departs 8:30 AM

Southwestern Pennsylvania and Western Maryland:
——Penn Alps Craft Shop, Grantsville, MD,  Mt. Davis (highest point in PA),
——Deer Valley YMCA Camp, Fort Hill, PA

—-Sign-up begins September 18.
—-Contact:  Pat Chickering, 717-264-7140  or  Paul Stockhausen, 717-352-4404

Thursday, October 4, 2018    Location: To Be Determined

—-9:00 AM    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Cases and Controversies
——————–Dr. Sarah Grove,  Professor of Political Science, Shippensburg University

10:30 AM    An Introduction to Anabaptists & Their Descendants in the Cumberland Valley
——————–Linden Showalter,  Founding Partner, Showalter & Miller, Certified Public Accountants

Fall 2018     ==============   Week 5   ==============

Tuesday, October 9, 2018    Location: To Be Determined

—-9:00 AM    Plants and Flowers that Attract Birds to Your Backyard
——————–Rev. Bob Keener,  Retired Health Care Chaplin

10:30 AM    Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) to Building Design
——————–Len Lendenmeyer,  Retired Electrical Engineer and Renewable Energy Advocate

Wednesday, October 10, 2018    Thomson Hall

—-9:00 AM    The Bill of Rights and You
——————–Stephanie Jirard, JD,  Professor of Criminal Justice and Dean’s Associate, Shippensburg University

10:30 AM    Lyme Disease: Treatment and Management
——————–Dr. Timothy Stonesifer,  Family Practice Physician, Shippensburg, PA

Thursday, October 11, 2018    Location: To Be Determined

—-9:00 AM    Crafting the Perfect Representative: A Global Comparison
————————of Constitutional Requirements for National Office
——————–Dr. Cynthia Botteron,  Professor of Political Science, Shippensburg University

10:30 AM    The Opioid Crisis and Law Enforcement’s Response in Ben’s County
——————–Matt Fogal,  District Attorney, Franklin County

Fall 2018     ==============   Week 6   ==============

Tuesday, October 16, 2018    Location: To Be Determined

—-9:00 AM    Average People in South Central Pennsylvania: Estate Planning
——————–Elliott Sulcove,  Attorney, Black & Davison, and Adjunct Professor, Shippensburg University

10:30 AM    Community Colleges
——————–Dr. Fran Herrity,  Former Legislative Director on Capitol Hill

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Bus Trip 3     Departs: 8:15 AM

Historical and Industrial York, PA

—-Sign-up begins October 2.     Contact:  Susan Etter, 717-263-0911 or 717-830-5390

Thursday, October 18, 2018    Location: To Be Determined

—-9:00 AM    Great Decisions,  Turkey: Partner in Crisis
——————–Hugh Graham,  Travel and History Enthusiast

10:30 AM    Franklin County Certified Tourism Ambassador Program
——————–Douglas Harmon,  Director, Certified Tourism Ambassador Program

Fall 2018     ==============   Week 7   ==============

Tuesday, October 23, 2018    Location: To Be Determined

—-9:00 AM    Wedge: How Polarized Media Foster Our Political Disunion
——————–Dr. Alison Dagnes,  Professor of Political Science, Shippensburg University

10:30 AM    Mercy in Motion: The Gift of Mobility, African Initiative
——————–Elaine Livas,  Volunteer President, PET Carlisle, Inc.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018    Thomson Hall

—-9:00 AM    The Joy of Writing Your Own Story
——————–Deborah Sweaney,  Author and Business Owner, Ancestry Searches

10:30 AM    A Philosophical Sampler
——————–Dr. John O’Connor,  Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Thursday, October 25, 2018    Location: To Be Determined

—-9:00 AM    Theatre Performance and the Acting Process
——————–Paris Peet,  Professor of Theatre, Shippensburg University

10:30 AM    PTSD: The Continual War Within
——————–Rev. Andrew Hart,  Pastor, Doctrinal Candidate, and Guthrie Scholar at Columbia Seminary

Fall 2018     ==============   Week 8   ==============

Tuesday, October 30, 2018    Location: To Be Determined

—-9:00 AM    Disney, Bambi, and an Austrian Jew: A Story of Art and Politics
——————–Dr. Beverley Eddy,  Professor Emerita of German, Dickinson College

10:30 AM    Tales From the Old Jail
——————–Suellen Burkey,  Writer of Local History and Vice Pres., Franklin Count Historical Society

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Bus Trip 4     Departs: 7:00 AM

Philadelphia, PA:  Vikings Exhibit, Franklin Institute
——and the Museum of the American Revolution

—-Sign-up begins October 16.     Contact:  Betty Thompson, 717-352-8736

Thursday, November 1, 2018    Location: To Be Determined

—-9:00 AM    A Tour Through the Dobbin House, Gettysburg, PA
——————–Jackie White,  Dobbin House Owner

10:30 AM    IRP Members Meeting

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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