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Friday, May 6, 9:30 am11:30 am

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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until Friday, May 6, 2022

April 26, 29, May 3, 6 (Tuesdays/Fridays) 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Attend in person at ISU’s Alumni Center, 1101 N. Main Street, Normal (Masks required.)


Watch Online Via Zoom

*Classes are subject to change based on current CDC and IDPH guidelines, as well as ISU policies and procedures.


$35 for Senior Professional members
$45 for non-members

For in person, pricing is per person.
For ZOOM, one registration per household.

Price includes:
• Four 2-hour sessions (one Academy of Seniors class)
• Five 2-hour Mornings with the Professors lectures

$15 single-session option available for in-person (pay at door).

Register online at seniorprofessionals.illinoisstate.edu or call (309) 438-2160.

Seating is limited for in-person viewing.

Zoom participants will receive a Zoom link a week prior to the class(es) for which they’ve signed up and again on the day of each class session.


Class Description:

April 26 – Weather Forecasting in Central Illinois

Dive into the world of weather forecasting in Central Illinois. Learn what it’s like as a broadcast meteorologist. Take a deeper look at severe storms, how they develop and how trends have changed over the past several decades. Discover challenges associated with the unpredictable Central Illinois weather and tracking storms on radar.

Chris Yates, Chief Meteorologist, WMBD/ WYZZ, Peoria


April 29 – Weather and Storm Chasing

Learn about Illinois Storm Chasers (ISC) and the important work they do, including weather forecasting, preparedness, safety and reporting on severe weather. How is a specialized forecast map, the Threat Assessment Map (T.A.M.) used to outline significant hazards found across the Land of Lincoln? Learn of notable storms that have been observed throughout the years. Discover how ISC brings its best during mother nature’s worst.

Nick Bartholomew, Presenter, Illinois Storm Chasers


May 3 – The National Weather Service Today

Since its modernization in the mid 1990s, the National Weather Service (NWS) has continued to evolve. Today the NWS is an organization that utilizes the latest in science and technology but also relies upon certain proven methods that stand the test of time. Learn how the NWS has changed over the past 25 years and see what it looks like today.

Ryan Knutsvig, Meteorologist in Charge, National Weather Service, Lincoln


May 6 – Our Changing Climate: Why Should We Care

Climate change is a major environmental challenge that is likely to affect many aspects of our lives, ranging from human and environmental health to the economy. We are already experiencing societal impacts from the changing climate, and these impacts are expected to increase over time. Recent assessments paint a stark picture of the changes in store because of our changing climate, but it also depends on which pathway we follow in slowing down climate change.

Donald Wuebbles, Emeritus Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana


Friday, May 6
9:30 am – 11:30 am


Alumni Center
1101 N. Main Street
Normal, IL 61761 United States
(309) 438-4781
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