• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-01-2023 to 02-01-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Carol Diaz-Granados
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom
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    For 13 summers, students learned archaeological excavation techniques at a trash dump site in Forest Park. The trash was a result of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair! Everyone learned about turn-of-the-century materials produced by this major St. Louis event and many surprises were encountered. Imagine the trash from an event attended by over 200,000... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-01-2023 to 02-01-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Alex Castaneda, Ph.D.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    America is a nation of many cultures. Entire peoples have visited and occupied this land since very remote times. According to some experts, no person from any country in the Americas - from Canada to Tierra del Fuego - is truly native. America is, apart from a country of immigrants, a country, like no other, of nomads in constant movement. We will talk... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 02-02-2023 to 02-09-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: John Guenther
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Rome – “the Eternal City” and “the Capital of the World” – is a true global city and home of much of the world’s greatest works of art and architecture, developed over its history which spans more than 2,700 years. It is also a virtual laboratory to learn how a city grows over time through strategic urban planning, how its architecture has... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 02-02-2023 to 02-16-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Stuart Spiegel
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Human and natural environments play an important part in the health and quality of life of Central New York residents, the state, our country and the world. After a Covid hiatus, in the 5th year of this series, a new slate of speakers will make presentations on environmental topics with the potential to impact our community. February 2: Decarbonization... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-02-2023 to 02-02-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mohamed Ben Yahya, BA, MBA Intercultural Communication Consultant
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    This presentation is an introduction to the hidden part of the Arabian Gulf`s (Middle East) cultural iceberg. The presentation discusses the Arabian Gulf`s cultural dimensions, attitudes, and perceptions and their effects on people`s behaviors within society, relationship with the Other, decision-making process, and communication. It provides the attendees... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-02-2023 to 02-02-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mary M. McKenzie, J.D., Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, University of San Diego
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    At the end of the Second World War, Europe was decimated. Many in the Allied states believed that postwar policy should focus on preventing Europe (i.e., Germany) from ever again being a world power. Then the Iron Curtain descended, dividing Germany and Europe. The Cold War had begun, and the Western Allies decided that a strong western Europe was needed to... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-03-2023 to 02-03-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Parks Smith
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Browsers are your window to enjoying all the internet has to offer. This class covers the privacy and security concerns of internet browsing, including what tools are in the most popular browsers to help you control the information collected about you. You'll learn how to clear browsing history, how to use private browsing mode, and what the security and... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-03-2023 to 02-03-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Shelby Gordon, Senior Marketing Manager at the Hotel del Coronado
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    As we prepare to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Walt Disney Company, the theme parks continue to be a shining gem in a multi-channeled storytelling portfolio. Shelby Gordon, a San Diego native who spent 14 years at Disneyland as a Marketing Manager, will share insights, frameworks, victories, and challenges in marketing the Happiest Place on Earth in... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-03-2023 to 02-03-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Peter Bolland, MA, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Southwestern College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 pacific time for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 02-04-2023 to 02-25-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Saturday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Lynn Morgan, Licensed Instructor
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    This class is for everyone who enjoys music and wants to have fun while getting some exercise. We will dance salsa, merengue, swing and cha-cha using Latin and International music! No experience necessary. Lynn will carefully demonstrate the easy-to-follow movements and help everyone learn in a safe, welcoming... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 02-06-2023 to 02-13-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    For Whom the Bell Tolls. 17 July 1936 – 1 April 1939. The Spanish Civil War can be seen as one of the other revolutions of Europe. On a par with the French and Russian revolutions. It certainly matched those two for deaths and long-term effects on the people and the state. In a sense, it was a battleground for all the ideologies of the 20th century. And... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-06-2023 to 02-06-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Betsy Solomon, MA Art History
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    The Harlem Renaissance (c.1918-37) was a blossoming of African American culture, particularly in the creative arts, that sought to reconceptualize “the Negro” apart from stereotypes. Aaron Douglass, often called the “father of African American art,” painted images reflecting a black history filled with dignity, pride and self-awareness. Likewise,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-06-2023 to 02-06-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Julie Nicolai
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Learn how freedom seekers - enslaved people escaping bondage - engaged in perilous journeys in the hope of gaining liberty. Antebellum St. Louis provided the perfect storm for the Underground Railroad activity. It was a divided city - with both enslavers and abolitionists, located on a major north-south water artery parallel to the Underground Railroad... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-06-2023 to 02-06-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mary Mueller and Jim Salih
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Learn basic skills for using your Android-based phone including initial setup, gestures, organizing apps, finding and installing useful apps, using Maps and the Camera functions, as well as Gmail and Google... read more
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  • Sessions: 8
    Class Date(s): 02-06-2023 to 03-01-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday, Wednesday
    Time: 02:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Sensei Vicky Craine, Certified Instructor
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Karate is good for everyone! Learning Karate will build strength, improve coordination, increase endurance, and help with balance. In class you will learn at your own pace various blocks, punches, kicks, combinations, and Katas (forms). I teach the traditional Japanese style of Shito-Ryu Shukokai Karate. Requirements: comfortable clothes you can move in,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-07-2023 to 02-07-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Maria Butler, MA Lecturer Emerita San Diego State University
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Before the European conquest in 1519, after Paris and Naples the Aztec empire was the third largest in the world.  It functioned as a city state and its capitol Tenochtitlan was most impressive. Society was stratified, with a subordinate labor force and a slave system that served the nobility. The State’s wealth depended on territorial expansion. The... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-07-2023 to 02-07-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Richard Bell
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Nikole Hannah-Jones contends in the New York Times’ 1619 Project that there was no significant bi-racial antislavery campaign in this country in the critical period between the Constitution and the Age of Jackson. White people, she said, sat on their hands. They did nothing of substance. “For the most part,” she wrote, “Black Americans fought back... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-07-2023 to 02-07-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jim Tudor
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    As Hollywood’s golden age gave way to a new generation of talent, the movies got bolder than ever. This is certainly true of comedy, as newfound cultural permissiveness enabled filmmakers like Mike Nichols (The Graduate), Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles), and Robert Altman (M*A*S*H) to push boundaries considered unthinkable just a decade or two prior. The... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-07-2023 to 02-07-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Between 1967-73, the original members of The 5th Dimension (Lamonte McLemore, Marilyn McCoo, Florence LaRue, Ronald Townson, and Billy Davis Jr.) scored 20 Top 40 Billboard hits, including “Up, Up, and Away” and a medley from the Broadway musical?Hair. The group had more success with the songs of Laura Nyro than Nyro herself (“Stoned Soul Picnic”... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 02-08-2023 to 02-22-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Grace Seiberling, Art Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Despite his reputation for fleeing France and establishing himself in a tropical paradise, Gauguin was deeply connected with the art and culture of his time. His artistic innovations were very influential. His work and life raise questions about how we deal with treatments of women and Others that do not correspond to contemporary values. This three-session... read more
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