Keep on Learning, Wartburg’s adult education program, 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. Advance registration is not required. If you enjoy the first class and decide to continue, a $40 fee is payable at the second class. For more information, contact the Wartburg College Alumni & Parent Engagement Office at 319-352-8491 or

2023-24 Winter Lecture Series

The Rev. Ruth Ratliff

The Rev. Ruth Ratliff

American Women in Religion
Learn more about the role of American women in religious institutions and revivals throughout history.

April 4, 18, 25 & May 2

See the first session for free! Passcode: mHYk#63j

Past Lecture Series

Kyle Fleming

Kyle Fleming

Protest and Music
Wherever there has been protest, there has been music. This series will look at music’s role in resistance and protest throughout history, then explore the music created during some of the world’s most important protest movements. This series will ask you to wrestle with topics related to race, gender, war, and more, so please attend with an open mind. 

Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28

Check out the recording of the first session with passcode e..71q5P.

Kate Haberman

Kate Haberman

Mental Health Across the Lifespan
This series explores mental health starting in utero development and early childhood, then onto school age children and adolescence, followed by adults and families, and finally the elderly. You will explore how this affects the community and discuss different types of treatment and interventions.

Oct. 5, 19, 26 & Nov. 2

Check out the first session with passcode @+E53K0A.

Ethan Blass

Ethan Blass

A Look into Grimms’ Fairy Tales
After the Bible, the bestselling book in the history of Germany is Grimms’ Fairy Tales. What are fairy tales, and how do we explain the popularity and enduring relevance of such stories? Where do fairy tales come from? Who tells them, and to whom are they told? This course will consider such questions from multiple angles with a special emphasis placed on German context from the 1800s.

Nov. 9, 16, 30 & Dec. 7

Check out the recording of the first session with passcode LkL9.&bw.

Linda McCann

Linda McCann

Lost Towns of Iowa
Prolific author McCann will share local stories and forgotten history gleaned during research for her Lost Towns of Iowa books.

Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25

Check out the recording of the first session! Passcode: ?0$NgYmJ

Ann Henninger

Dr. Ann Henninger

Aging and Sexuality
Henninger, professor emeritus of biology, will discuss these two timely topics informed by her decades of experience.

Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22

Check out the recording of the first session! Passcode: *Mfi+2?P

Darrin Siefken

Darrin Siefken

Interacting With the World Around Us
Siefken, formerly a Bremer County naturalist, will talk about ways to get active in the great outdoors.

March 7, 14, 21, 28

See the first session for free! Passcode: #H3RBCxu

Keep on Learning is sponsored by:

Waverly Health Center