Upcoming Events

WLURA hosts regular presentations on the last Friday of most months of the year. In normal times, we gather in the first-floor lounge of the 202 Regina Street building. Until further notice, unfortunately, these meetings will be virtual. Zoom invitations are sent out a few days before the event.

Friday, April 22, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
The Worldwide Destruction of Our Cultural Patrimony: Wars, Treasure Hunters, and Metal Detectors

By Gerry Schaus, Professor Emeritus, WLU.

Please note the date. The gathering is not on the last Friday of April, but the week before.

Today, it’s the indiscriminate bombing of Ukrainian cultural monuments; a couple of decades ago, it was the looting of the National Museum in Baghdad and the blowing up of the giant Bamiyan Buddha statues in Afghanistan that caught the world’s attention. In between, largely unnoticed, pillagers and treasure hunters have destroyed countless archaeological and historical sites for their own personal gain. It’s impossible to document all this destruction of world cultural patrimony, but at least we can glimpse this tragic loss from one archaeologist’s sad personal experience.

Thursday, April 28, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
Meeting with Nela Petkovic, WLU’s Chief Information Officer, regarding WLU email system usage

Nela Petkovic, Chief Information Officer for WLU, Scott Elliott, Director of Information and Computer Technologies Infrastructure and Information Security, and Yi Ruan, Internet Download Manager and Security Manager, will join us in a special session to provide information about the WLU email system and how best to continue using it. Nela and her colleagues will be addressing two major issues. The first is cyber security, of interest to all members. The second topic, more specific to users of the WLU email system, is steps recently taken to provide additional security for users of the system. This includes not only access to the system through regular login procedures, but also includes access to the WLU email archive, i.e., access to all of one’s email history for the past 25 years or so. WLURA members will have the chance to learn about the issues involved in having a secure email system.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
The Annual General Meeting of Members of the WLU Retirees’ Association

Election of Officers, Receipt of the Financial Statement, and Speaker (TBA).