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Keep on Learning at Wartburg is open to all residents of the Cedar Valley.  Due to the current pandemic, all classes will be conducted online through Zoom. If you do not have Zoom on your computer, download for free here. Classes meet Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. All 2020-21 sessions are free. More information is available by contacting the Wartburg College Alumni and Parent Relations Office, 319-352-8491 or alumni@wartburg.edu.

2020-21 Lecture Series

charlotte wells

A FOODIE’S HISTORY OF THE WORLD
Dr. Charlotte Wells,
retired UNI history professor, will examine major currents of world history through the discovery, cultivation and diffusion of significant foods. Recipes from the food’s original home will be offered.

Click a date to view the Zoom meeting: 
– Sept. 10 (Passcode: 6Rhk4zR%)
Sept. 17 (Passcode: 6QJ+rFPH) 
– Sept. 24 (Passcode: t+cIkB5Q)
– Oct. 1 (Passcode: 8KAR%=tE)

Erin Maidan Page
Rev. Joe Greemore

TURNING WOUNDS INTO WISDOM Rabbi Erin Maidan Paige and the Rev. Joe Greemore, will explore the answers religion offers to our most difficult circumstances, based on the work of Rabbi Tirtzah Firestone. Through biblical storytelling and audience participation, we will examine various traumas and the path of healing. Click below to take part each week.

Click a date to view the Zoom meeting: 
– Oct. 8 (Passcode: UU657Lb=) 
– Oct. 22 
– Oct. 29 
– Nov. 5

Anne Woodrick

WITCHES AND WITCHCRAFT IN A CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
Dr. Anne Woodrick
, UNI professor of anthropology, will discuss cultural beliefs and persecution related to witchcraft practices among indigenous peoples in the South Pacific, the Americas, and Africa. The group will consider contemporary attitudes and practices in American society that parallel ideas and practices associated with witchcraft.

Click a date to view the Zoom meeting: 
Nov. 12
– Nov. 19
Dec. 3
– Dec. 10

Terrence Lindell

THE FIRST WORLD WAR
When European armies marched to war in the summer of 1914, no one imagined the enormity of the conflict that would follow. Dr. Terry Lindell, Wartburg professor of history, will examine the principal events and consequences of the first world war, especially for the United States.

Click a date to view the Zoom meeting:
– Jan. 7
Jan. 14
Jan. 21
Jan. 28

Sonja Lynch

MOMENTARY GLIMPSES: EXPLORING IMPRESSIONISM IN THE ARTS
Impressionism is an artistic movement that engaged artists across disciplines and genres. Dr. Sonja Lynch, Wartburg associate professor of English, will explore the basic tenets of Impressionism and how artists used various art forms to create works reflecting this aesthetic.

Click a date to view the Zoom meeting: 
Feb. 4
Feb. 11
Feb. 18
Feb. 25

Bob Neymeyer

IOWA AS A (SOMETIMES) WELCOMING SOCIETY
Robert Neymeyer,
historian at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum, will discuss immigration into Iowa over the past 175 years.

Click a date to view the Zoom meeting: 
March 11
March 18
March 25
April 1

Bob Dise

YOU MEAN EVERYTHING WE KNEW WAS WRONG?
Robert Dise
, UNI assistant professor of history, will discuss how the scientific revolutions that began in the 16th century through present day have overturned age-old human certainties about ourselves, the Earth, and the universe. Astronomy, physics, geology, biology, and meteorology will be viewed through a historic lens, contrasting the understanding they have provided with the pre-scientific lore that informed our ancestors.

Click a date to view the Zoom meeting: April 15 | April 22 } April 29 | May 6

Keep on Learning is sponsored by:

Waverly Health Center