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Special Interest Group Activity Calendar

2014-15 Condensed Calendar

To learn more about the Interest Groups, please visit the Groups page

  • Oct. 1, Discussion Group, 1:30 PM, Howson Branch of the Austin Public Library, 2500 Exposition Blvd. Dr. Nestor Rodriguez, Professor of Sociology at UT Austin. “Migration of Unaccompanied Minors to the U.S. from Central America.” Dr. Rodriguez has conducted research in Mexico and Central America. His current work focuses on Guatemalan migrations, U.S. deportations, and ethical and human rights issues of border enforcement.
  • Oct. 6, Bridge Group, 1 PM, at Alumni Center.
  • Oct. 13, Finance and Investment Group, 1:30 PM, Howson Branch of the Austin Public Library, 2500 Exposition Blvd. Speaker to be announced by email.
  • Oct. 20, Health Group, 1:30 PM. Old Quarry Branch of the Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr., off Far West Blvd. Speaker to be announced by email.
  • Oct. 21, Fall Luncheon & Membership Meeting, 12 noon to 2:30 PM, at Etter Alumni Center, welcoming and honoring new retirees
  • Nov. 3, Bridge Group, 1 PM, at Alumni Center.
  • Nov. 5, Discussion Group, 1:30 PM, Howson Branch of the Austin Public Library, 2500 Exposition Blvd. James Kunetka, U.S. author “Robert Oppenheimer, the McCarthy Era, and the Legacy of Atomic Weapons” (tentative)
  • Nov. 17, Health Group, 1:30 PM. Old Quarry Branch of the Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr., off Far West Blvd. Speaker to be announced by email.
  • Dec. 1, Bridge Group, 1 PM, at Alumni Center.
  • Dec. 3, Discussion Group, 1:30 PM, Howson Branch of the Austin Public Library, 2500 Exposition Blvd. Dr. Daniel Johnston, Director, Center for Learning and Memory, Institute for Neuroscience.  “Brain Research at UT Austin and Communicating Results to the Public”  The Center for Learning and Memory is comprised of a core group of neuroscientists with the shared goal of understanding memory. The focus is understanding brain mechanisms underlying learning and memory and how these are affected by brain injury, disease, and aging.
  • Dec. 15, Health Group, 1:30 PM. Old Quarry Branch of the Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr., off Far West Blvd. Speaker to be announced by email.
  • June 12-19, Travel Group, "Islands of New England" tour. Info: Karen Bluethman, hottours@sbcglobal.net, tel. 512-945-2043.
  • Sept. 23-29, Travel Group, "South Dakota Adventure" tour. Info: Karen Bluethman, hottours@sbcglobal.net, tel. 512-945-2043.
  • RFSA’s Exercise Interest Group can help improve your balance, flexibility, and energy level.  This group, which always welcomes new members, meets at 8:30 each Tuesday and Thursday morning throughout the year for an hour of gentle exercises led by experienced exercise instructors. We do a variety of exercises designed for all ages and fitness levels.  These include stretches, low-impact pilates, yoga, and balance work using exercise balls, hand weights, and thera-bands. Come join us Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30 at the Recreational Sports Center, Room 1.106.
    To participate, you need to join Rec Sports; there is a 50% discount for retirees. For more information, contact Carolyn Wylie (cateswylie@gmail.com or 512-453-2556).
  • - To learn more about the Interest Groups, please visit the Groups page (left sidebar).

    - Please verify dates, times, locations of meetings with the Interest Group chair. If the topic of a meeting looks interesting, bring a friend along.

    - Contact Carolyn Wylie (512-453-2556; cateswylie@gmail.com) for locations, times and prices of Fine Arts Group recommendations.

    - The Butler Center for Music offers many inexpensive events not listed above.
    - The Longhorn Center for Civic Engagement has listings of dozens of volunteer opportunities for all Longhorns.


    RFSA Activity Calendar
     
    The Activity Calendar is prepared by George and Barbara Frock and distributed by Carol Barrett, RFSA Coordinator in the office of the Texas Exes, 512-471-8081 or barrett@alumni.utexas.edu.  Visit the RFSA website:  www.utexas.edu/rfsa

    All telephone area codes are 512 unless otherwise indicated.
     


     




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