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

2022-23 Fall Lecture Series

Exploration of Music

Attendees will gain a better understanding of how to listen to music through the ears and perspectives of four Wartburg professors. Each week, a particular genre of music will be explored. The four presenters will include Dr. Karen Black (organ and church music), Dr. Rebecca Nederhiser (orchestra), Dr. Lee Nelson (choral), and Jeff de Seriere (wind ensemble).

On-campus Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29

Rebecca Nederhiser Headshot

Rebecca Nederhiser

Karen Black

Karen Black

Jeff de Seriere

Jeff de Seriere

Lee Nelson

Lee Nelson

Terrence Lindell

Terry Lindell

Cemeteries: Our “Silent Cities”
Dr. Terry Lindell will examine how Americans over time have viewed death, created places for the dead, and designed memorials to the dead. Topics will include changing cemetery forms, the evolution of marker styles, the ways in which we commemorate the dead, and stories from the lives of those buried in local cemeteries. The course will draw on material the presenter has gathered for walking tours of Harlington and St. Paul Lutheran cemeteries in Waverly.

On-campus Oct. 6, 20, 27, Nov. 3

Dr. Kris Meyer

Kris Meyer

The Art of Storytelling
Dr. Kris Meyer will present the art and power of storytelling. She will include the history of storytelling, types and purposes of stories such as folklore, myths, legends, and personal stories. Telling a story, be it personal, joke, or folktale has a knack that can be learned. After teaching the elements to effective storytelling the audience will be invited to “try on” the tips and tools during the final session.

On-campus Nov. 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8

Keep on Learning is sponsored by:

Waverly Health Center