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Inspecting the Continent

The natural landscape is a product of the interactions between a wide range of geologic and atmospheric forces. This class will explore many of the diverse landscapes of North America and discuss how they formed and, where possible, discuss how landforms impact both natural and cultural history. Class meets Mondays, March 12th to April 16th from 10:00 am to Noon at Ockinga Auditorium, UNK.

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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! This class meets with instructor Jackie Purdy on Mondays, March 12th to April 16th at Peterson Senior Center (Yanney Park) from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

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Nazi Germany

Roy Koepp is an Assistant Professor of Modern European History. His academic specialties are Modern Germany (19th and 20th Centuries), the Holocaust, and World War I-II era. This class will focus on Nazi Germany. This class meets with instructor Roy Koepp on Mondays, March 12 to April 23 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Ockinga Auditorium, UNK. NOTE: This class will not meet March 19; last class will be April 23.

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The History of the Atomic Bomb and Nuclear Power

Professor Glasser–who worked with the Atomic Energy Commission and has traveled to nuclear sites in New Mexico– will explore the important history of atomic energy from discovery through bombs and nuclear energy to radon exposure in central Nebraska. This class meets with instructor Marvin Glasser on Tuesdays, March 13 to April 17 from 10:00 am to Noon at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

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Journey to the Edge of the Universe

Join the Starship “Senior Enterprise” for a trip through the Solar System, to the nearest star, to the Milky Way, the Swan Nebula, the Galactic Center, to the very edge of time and the universe. (Spacesuits are optional.) This class meets with instructor David Clark on Tuesdays, March 13 to April 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

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The Broadway Musical

Mickey Rooney said to Judy Garland “Let’s Do A Show!” But, how do you “do” a show? How do you get from “idea” to “opening night”? How is text matched to music and dance? What makes a great musical and how have musical changed over the years? So, put on your singin’ and dancin’ shoes and come join the “show.” This class meets with instructors Dick Jussel and Gary Davis on Wednesdays, March 14 to April 25 from 10:00 to 12:00 noon at Ockinga Auditorium, UNK. NOTE: This class will not meet March 21; last class will be April 25.

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The Unvanquished: Faulkner, Courage and Southern Shenanigans

There are many great writers but only a few are loved or hated across the great divides of race, gender, class, education and orientation like William Faulkner. Whether you have read Faulkner or not, you should find this class a profitable and rewarding way of reading his work. Class meets with instructor Dr. Charles Peek on Wednesdays, March 14th to April 25th from 12:30 to 2:30 pm at Ockinga Auditorium, UNK. NOTE: This class will not meet March 21st; last class will be April 25th

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Controversy In The Visual Arts

“ Is it art? Is it ‘good’ art? Who says? Should art have a ‘moral’? What are the controversies in visual arts?” This course will examine these and other questions to discover how controversies about art reflect our own biases and the attitudes/beliefs of the time and place in which the works were created.This class meets with instructor John McKirahan on Thursdays from March 15th to April 19th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Kearney Public Library.

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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 come and join the adventure. This class meets on Thursdays from March 15th to April 19th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Kearney Public Library. This class is limited to 25 participants

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New Frontiers: A Senior College Lecture Series

Each year the University of Nebraska-Kearney publishes an edition of “New Frontiers” which spotlights UNK faculty researchers whose work is of significant quality, value and interest. For each of the six weeks of this class, participants will hear a lecture from a “New Frontiers” scholar and then have the opportunity to have an open discussion with the scholar. Additionally, we will host two undergraduate students who have gained special recognition for their work through the Undergraduate Research Program at UNK. This class meets with facilitators Ron Scott and Stan Dart on Thursdays from March 15th to April 26th from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at Ockinga Auditorium, UNK. NOTE: This class will not meet March 22nd; last class will be April 26th T

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