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Nicolet College - Learning in Retirement Kick-off Jan. 15

Learning in Retirement

Kick-off rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 19


In light of the forecast for dangerously cold windchills, the Nicolet College Learning in Retirement Kickoff event originally scheduled for Thursday has been rescheduled for Monday, January 19. The Kickoff will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Learning Resources Center on the Rhinelander campus.


Tips and exercises to keep the mind sharp will be a part of the feature presentation for the Nicolet College Learning In Retirement Kick-off Thursday, Jan. 15, in the Nicolet College Theatre.

The event, starting at 2 p.m., is free and open to any Northwoods retiree interested in the topic or learning more about the Learning in Retirement organization at Nicolet.
Keynote presenter and Nicolet instructor John Brueggemann will take a fascinating look at things people can do every day to control and ramp up their mental fitness.

Brueggemann taught memory and mind stimulation, along with basic computer and academic skills, for years at Madison Area Technical College. He recently moved to the Northwoods and is now teaching for Nicolet. He has a Master's degree in Special Education and has done additional post-graduate work in Psychology.

"We now know that mental exercise, memory and mind stimulation are as vital to a healthy mind as physical exercise is to a healthy body," Brueggemann said.

Learning in Retirement at Nicolet College consists of more than 300 area retired individuals interested in life-long learning. Activities are scheduled around fall and spring semesters which typically feature about 40 different learning opportunities set in a casual, easy-paced atmosphere.

An annual membership is $35. Members can take as many or as few classes as they desire. There are no tests or grades in any program - only learning just for the fun of it.
For more information about the LIR, contact the LIR Office in the Nicolet College Community Relations Department at (715) 365-4491 or 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4491. More information about the LIR is also available in Nicolet's Web site at Once there, click on the Community link and then the Taking Classes at Nicolet link.

Nicolet's Rhinelander campus is located one mile south of the city just off of Hwy. G.