Senior College of West Central Minnesota at Alexandria Technical & Community College

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    Listen to a recent Senior College program broadcast on MPR

    Economists Louis Johnston and Chris Farrell teamed up to discuss the state of the economy. Farrell and Johnston say the economy is basically healthy and going in the right direction, but the "distribution of well-being" isn't very good. Longtime MPR host Gary Eichten was the moderator of the discussion and Q&A with Senior College participants.

    Louis Johnston is professor of economics at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University. Chris Farrell is senior economics contributor for APM's Marketplace and the author of several books on personal finance, including "Unretirement" and "The New Frugality." Gary Eichten is MPR's editor-at-large. The event was held April 26, 2016.


Senior College: A health club for the mind

Senior College provides academically challenging courses for adults over 50 years of age who are not seeking academic credentials.Senior College is a lecture series for adults in West Central Minnesota. A variety of quality, college level lectures with scholars from across the state stimulate learning and fuel curiosities in a congenial setting at the Alexandria Technical & Community College.

A public kick-off event launches each fall and spring semester, and a short winter session in January is offered for the weather-hardy. Senior College is designed for adults 50+ and welcomes adults of any age. The kick-off is free. A single registration allows access to all lectures and includes refreshments.