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. Pre-registration is not required. If you enjoy the first class and decide to continue, a $40 fee is payable at the second class.  The February sessions will be presented online through Zoom, but attendees may gather on campus to watch. If you do not have Zoom on your computer, download for free here. More information is available by contacting the Wartburg College Alumni and Parent Relations Office, 319-352-8491 or alumni@wartburg.edu.

2021-22 Lecture Series

Scott Cawelti will present in the 2021-22 season of Keep on Learning at Wartburg.
Gary Kelley will present in the 2021-22 season of Keep on Learning at Wartburg.

FOUR CINEMATIC MASTERPIECES
Artist Gary Kelley and University of Northern Iowa emeritus professor Scott Cawelti will share discussions of four major films from both visual and narrative perspectives.

On-campus Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30

Please enjoy this complimentary recording of the first session (Passcode: Xk7dWhT#). If you wish to view additional recordings or attend in person, please register here.

Steven Palmquist will present in the 2021-22 season of Keep on Learning at Wartburg.

SCIENCE FICTION IN PRINT, FILM & TELEVISION
Science fiction enthusiast Steven Palmquist will review six decades of the genre and its impact on culture. Topics will range from historical science fiction, movies and television, sub-genres, and the evolution of popular conventions and awards.

On-campus Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4 

Ann Henninger

A PEEK AT MY TEACHING NOTES
Dr. Ann Henninger
, Wartburg professor emerita of biology, will give the audience a sneak peek into the life of a college professor. She will explore some of her favorite classes both in the biology program and general education curriculum with themes of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

On campus Nov. 11, 18, Dec. 2, 9

Leonard Curtis will present in the 2021-22 season of Keep on Learning at Wartburg.

STAGECRAFT OF THE LATE 19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURIES
Leonard Curtis
, associate professor of design and production at the University of Northern Iowa, will discuss Bayreuth Festspielhaus and the artistic leadership of the Wagner family and their influence on the practice of stagecraft.

On campus Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27

Erin and Dema

RELIGION, NETFLIX AND CHILL (virtual session)
Dema Kazkaz, former president of Masjid Al Noor Islamic Center and faculty member at Hawkeye Community College, and Erin Maidan Paige, former lay leader at Sons of Jacob Synagogue, will take the participants on an interfaith deep dive of two highly creative religious limited series on Netflix: “Messiah” and “Unorthodox” that to explore how the world would respond if the Messiah came today and a story of a Haredi Jewish woman who seeks to leave her community. Participants are asked to begin watching “Messiah” before the first class.

Online sessions: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 
(view via Zoom at home or gather on campus)

Gerri Perreault will present in the 2021-22 season of Keep on Learning at Wartburg.

LIES, SECRETS AND SELF DECEPTION
Dr. Gerri Perreault, former chair of the American Democracy Project, will raise awareness of interrelated issues of lies, secrets, and self-deception. Attendees will learn how lies take away one’s power to choose, sometimes with lethal consequences.

On campus March 10, 17, 24, 31

Larry Leutzinger will present in the 2021-22 season of Keep on Learning at Wartburg.

DATA-DRIVEN DECISION MAKING
Dr. Larry Leutzinger, UNI professor emeritus of mathematics, will examine all kinds of statistics using fourth-grade mathematics to draw conclusions about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

On campus April 7, 14, 21, 28

Keep on Learning is sponsored by:

Waverly Health Center