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Current Classes

2020 Fall Semester Classes

Fall classes are set to begin on Monday, September 28 with Monday Morning Lectures beginning on Thursday, September 24! Registration begins on September 14 at 12:00 noon.

Monday Morning Lectures

Spend your Monday Mornings exercising your mind. All Monday Morning Lectures (MML) will be on Monday except the first MML which will be on Thursday, September 24 at 3:00 pm. If NBC can have Monday Night Football on Thursday nights, Senior College can do a MML on a Thursday!

Starting September 28th and continuing every Monday morning (except October 12th ) through November 2nd we will present a special lecture via Zoom on a unique topic of interest. Pre-registration through the Senior College website is required. The Lectures are open to Senior College members and their guests.

There will be no lecture on October 12th

Click here to download the complete list and descriptions of Monday Morning Lectures.

Rowe Sanctuary Fall Flowers

Join Cody Wagner, Rowe Sanctuary's Habitat Manager, for a virtual (Zoom) live wildflower walk through the prairie. See what plants are still blooming in early Fall, enjoy the beauty of the  grasslands,  and learn more about the prairie habitat that borders the Platte River

OooowEeee It's Dark Out There!

Everything we see with our eyes, or powerful instruments, everything we think of as atom-based matter is 5% of what we know exists. The rest of the contents of the cosmos is invisible to our current methods of detection; however, something out there is holding galaxies and galaxy clusters together; something else is causing space itself to fly apart. These invisible components are dark matter and dark energy. This course describes how we know they are there and what they might be or do to our universe.

This class is limited to 15 participants.

Senior College Covid-19 Policies and Guidelines will be followed for this in-person class.

Family History Fun Class

Zoom to learn about your family through the many programs offered at the Kearney Public Library and Elaine and Lynnda’s knowledge. We will start at the beginning and work backwards through your tree.

Plein Air Watercolor Art

Watercolors lend themselves to plein air painting. Equipment is minimal, and you can paint almost anywhere in just a few minutes. Bring basic watercolor materials with you to the first class: paper, paints, brushes,  something to hold water, and a pencil.

This class is full. 

Senior College Covid-19 Guidelines and Procedures will be followed for this in-person class.

Maps and Mapping: How We Know Where Stuff Is

Finding your way across the earth’s surface is not an easy thing to do without a map. In this class we’ll investigate maps in their various forms - historic, humorous, imaginary, as pieces of art and as works of fancy. We’ll look at maps that changed history and how they have changed through time. This is a revised and updated class from Spring 2016  ---Same Earth - different maps!

Election 2020: Three Really Great Professors Talk About Election History & Politics!

It’s election time and here is a unique opportunity to join three UNK Professors  for a wide-ranging discussion of the history, politics, and economics of past and present elections, culminating in a post-election round table on November 5.

Cell Phone Photography

Take your mobile phone photography to the next level. Learn composition and lighting techniques that will help you take great photos. There will be examples and tips to focus on your subject to add impact to your images. We will discuss apps and accessories that transform your snapshots into artful keepsakes. Bring your phone, have fun, and learn some new photography tricks.

 This class is limited to 11 participants.

Senior College Covid-19 Policies and Guidelines will be followed for this in-person class.

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