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Keep on Learning at Wartburg is open to all residents of the Cedar Valley.  Classes meet Thursday mornings in the Heritage Room of Saemann Student Center, beginning with coffee at 9 a.m., followed by the presentation from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is not required. If you enjoy the first class and decide to continue, a $35 fee is payable at the second class.

More information is available by contacting the Wartburg College Alumni and Parent Relations Office, 319-352-8491 or

Parking is available in the lots and on the streets directly east of Saemann Student Center. Additional parking is located south of the Fine Arts Center (off First Avenue between Ninth and 10th Streets).

Keep on Learning is sponsored by:

Waverly Health Center
Harold Wohl

Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5
Re-imagining American History

Dr. Hal Wohl, professor emeritus of history at the University of Northern Iowa, will discuss the ramifications of major events, such as the American Revolution and Civil War, had they ended differently. This course will explore what might have been as a way of understanding American history.

Fred Abraham

Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9
Follow the Money: Making Sense of Economics in a Changing World 

Fred Abraham, professor and head of economics at the University of Northern Iowa, will explain the complexities of economics related to supply, demand, markets, macroeconomic policy, deficit spending and the national debt, and international economics.

Steven Palmquist

Nov. 16, 30, Dec. 7, 14
Theatre: A User’s Guide

Steven Palmquist teaches in the theatre department at the University of Northern Iowa. In this course, he uses selections from plays and discusses various aspects of theatrical practices and the role that theatre plays in our society.

Ken Nuss

Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25
Human Origins, Human Destiny

Ken Nuss ’74, a chiropractor andapiarist, will use his skills to providea hands-on learning experience about human evolution, scientific advances, migration, and how the past influences our future.

Terrence Lindell

Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22
Our Immigrant Heritage

Wartburg history professor Dr. Terry Lindell will build on the college’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by reviewing the various branches of Lutheranism brought by immigrants from Germany and Scandinavia.

Jason Weinberger

March 1, 8, 15, 22
Bernstein: An American Artist 

In celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, Jason Weinberger and Jonathan Chenoweth will traverse therange of Bernstein’s work, from his conducting with the New York Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic to his compositions forensemble, stage, and screen.

Mary French

March 29, April 5, 19, 26
Planning, Designing, and Building the New American Embassy in Baghdad
Mary French, a former U.S. State Department official in Overseas Buildings Operations, will explore the process of planning and building what some have called the largest U.S. embassy in the world.