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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
Women in Religion

Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27
Women and Religion: Three Faith Perspectives

Dema Kazkaz, president of the Masjid-Al-Noor Islamic Center in Waterloo; Erin Maidan Paige, a Jewish lay leader in Waterloo; and Ruth Ratliff, a deacon at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cedar Falls, will explore what three faiths say about women, to women, through women. 

Larry Leutzinger

Oct. 4, 11, 25, Nov. 1 
Making Math Meaningful 

Dr. Larry Leutzinger, a mathematics education professor emeritus at the University of Northern Iowa, will offer thought-provoking activities that make math make sense. 

Vicki Edelnant

Nov. 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6
U.S. History on the Musical Stage
Shakespeare’s Hamlet tells us that a play should show us the world. Dr. Vicki Edelnant, retired Wartburg Pathways Center director, and Norma Caquelin, a former Waterloo high school teacher, will review what musical theatre teaches us about history—and how accurate are those lessons? 

Ann Henninger

Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24
Surviving at the Extremes

Some extremes are found in nature, but others are ones that develop within us. Dr. Ann Henninger, retired professor of biology, will provide sessions on surviving in extreme environments and surviving the influence of psychoactive drugs. 

Scott Cawelti

Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21
The Vietnam War

Dr. Scott Cawelti, University of Northern Iowa professor emeritus, will examine sections of the Burns documentary masterpiece, The Vietnam War, with an eye toward American involvement in the tragic war.

Jay Garaycochea

March 7, 14, 21, 28
To Your Good Health

Dr. Jay Garaycochea, visiting assistant professor of biology at Wartburg, will explore various areas of natural health products, alternative medicine, and complementary medicine techniques along with any supporting evidence to help determine what is worth your time. 

Bob Dise

April 4, 18, 25, May 2
And That Changed Everything

Dr. Robert Dise, associate professor of history at the University of Northern Iowa, will explore two revolutions that truly did “change everything”: the Neolithic Revolution and the Industrial Revolution. This course will delve into what caused those two revolutions, what took place, and how they completely transformed not only our lives but our very beings and even the world around us.