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Spring Semester Classes

With snow on the ground it's hard to believe that spring is just around the corner but it is! While you wait for the first spring flowers, consider taking one or more of the spring semester classes with your Senior College friends.

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T'ai Chi

Want to relax better, improve your balance, gain greater strength, achieve better coordination, cope better with stress, and sleep better? Give T'ai Chi a try! Have fun while you are helping yourself to a more active and enjoyable lifestyle.

This class is limited to 15 participants.

Understanding Art: And Now For The Rest Of The Story

Art is made for a variety of reasons. It can decorate, uplift, even help us understand our world a little better. In this class we will examine the techniques visual artists use to tell stories and come to understand what the stories are that are being told. 

TED Talks

Have you ever stumbled across a TED Talk on You Tube or listened to one on NPR? If so, you already know that the subjects can be serious or quirky, deeply emotional or highly intellectual. And you also know that no matter the subject, the talk is bound to get you thinking and anxious to talk with someone about it. For each weekly class, two or three TED videos on a specific topic will be presented followed by a group discussion on the “topic of the week.” So put on your “thinking cap” and join the adventure. 

Butterfly Gardening/Butterflies and Moths of NE

Ever hear of a Wild Indigo Duskywing? How about a Sleepy Orange? They’re butterflies, and you can attract them to your yard by planting the correct plants. In this class you will learn about which plants help them survive and thrive and which are found in Nebraska. There will be class discussions about what plants work and feedback from participants. 

The Yin and Yang of Life: Ways to Combat Hardening of the Attitudes

This class will explore several aspects of daily life: how you see yourself, balance and strength training for seniors, maybe some music just for the fun of it. Come for the fun of learning about a few ups and downs and how to cope.

The Sixties

Learn stuff, gain some insight. This class will be 12 hours of structured discussion about the historically “long” Sixties, 1960-1973. Themes will include Vietnam, Immigration and the Chicano Movement, American Indian Movement, Environmentalism, and the Civil Rights Movement.

NOTE: This class does not meet on March 20th

Global Climate Change

Climate Change: Science, Impact, And Opinion: This class will inform participants on the essential science of climate, how climate can change, what the impacts of that change can/will be and the national and global discussions on climate change. 

NOTE: This class does not meet on March 21st

What Were We Thinking? Staging the Sixties

A nation’s theater is quite possibly the first register of its current concerns. If journalism is the first draft of history, then stage and film are the first draft of how we are digesting our own history and where that is leading us. In this class, we will view three plays in their film versions followed by discussions, with an idea to deriving our own definition of “the ’60’s”. 

NOTE: This class does not meet on March 21st

Let’s Go To London (by Video)

Samuel Johnson famously said “the man who is tired of London is tired of life.” In this course we shall argue that London, more than any other city on the planet, catalyzed modernity. It was in London that constitutional monarchy, participatory democracy, a free press, public concerts of music, and viable commercial theatre first flourished in modern times. We shall examine London as a leader in world trade, the capital of a rich and powerful global empire and a community that became a home to people of all nations, all faiths, and all political beliefs. “Let’s go to London, for there’s variety.” 

NOTE: This class does not meet on April 19th

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