• Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 10-19-2023 to 11-09-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Vasym Tadzhi
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    How has Putin’s war changed Ukraine? What motivates the current conflict? The answers will be found in the history of Ukraine, the escalation before the war, preparation before the war, and corruption in government. What has this war destroyed? Why have they targeted civilians? What are the Russian financial and personnel losses and how will they affect... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-20-2023 to 10-20-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonnie Vega
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    After the Constitution was ratified which was just a blueprint of government, it was necessary for the 1st Congressional Congress to implement it. The momentous legislation passed in the House and Senate, as well as, the creation of the executive and judicial branches of government would set the new nation on its future... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-20-2023 to 10-20-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: David Crossley
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    The years between kindergarten and high school are a marathon of learning facts. You may have picked up some misattributed discoveries, inventions, fables, or legends along the way. For example, Lindberg was not the first person to fly across the Atlantic and Thomas Edison did not invent ...well, pretty much anything he claimed. This class attempts to... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-20-2023 to 10-20-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Andrew Michael Cooperman
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    This presentation will focus on the Forbidden City as the residence of the Ming and Qing dynasty emperors but will also include the architecture and art of the Forbidden City. It will look at daily life, court ceremony, imperial Chinese politics, and the history of the Forbidden City since 1911 when the last imperial dynasty was replaced by a... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-20-2023 to 10-20-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Andrew Michael Cooperman
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    This presentation will focus on the Forbidden City as the residence of the Ming and Qing dynasty emperors but will also include the architecture and art of the Forbidden City. It will look at daily life, court ceremony, imperial Chinese politics, and the history of the Forbidden City since 1911 when the last imperial dynasty was replaced by a... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-20-2023 to 10-20-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Gwenyth Mapes, Professor of Humanities
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Philosophical Taoism is said to have originated with Lao Tzu (Laozi) in the 6th century BCE. Taoist philosophy concerns living in harmony with the Tao (the “Way”), whereas religious Taoism is can include veneration of gods. In this lecture, we will discuss Taoism’s enduring principles, and look at some of Taoist religious... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-20-2023 to 10-20-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 05:00 PM-06:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Chris Burns, Many-Strings
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    In the 18th century Paris hosted a constellation of musical stars that included two supernovas: Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt. Chopin had immigrated from Poland, while Liszt had arrived from Hungary. And yes, there was drama! Both were exceptional pianists and composers, and they blessed their community with very special musical gifts. This hour will... read more
  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 10-23-2023 to 10-30-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Richard Venn
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    This two-part series will trace the history of the Cold War from its beginnings during the Second World War to its demise with the fall of the Berlin War, and its potential re-emergence in the 21st Century with the current superpower tensions. Students will learn some of the newest information that has emerged with the opening of Soviet and Chinese sources... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-24-2023 to 10-24-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Julie Kurzava, Faculty, Loyola University
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    While less known than some of his contemporaries, songwriter Jule Styne wrote over 1500 songs in his 50-year career, spanning the history of the American songbook and beyond. Styne began his career playing in house bands in 1920’s Chicago speakeasies, then went on to write songs for classic Hollywood films, hits for Frank Sinatra and Broadway musicals for... read more
  • Sessions: 8
    Class Date(s): 10-24-2023 to 11-16-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday, Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Oasis Facilitator
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Almost half of older adults worry about falling. Learn factors that can lead to a fall and practical tips to keep yourself on your feet. Stretches and light movements for improved flexibility and range of motion are introduced in the third class. This is a discussion-based program, and participants receive a workbook to... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-24-2023 to 10-24-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Douglas Schneider
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    The United States now goes “From Sea to Shining Sea” because of what happened in St. Louis on a May afternoon in 1780. We were not part of the thirteen original colonies - but the British attacked St. Louis. They killed and captured dozens of St. Louisans. And we attacked the British to get revenge. Doug Schneider will cover the role that St. Louis... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-24-2023 to 10-24-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Ricky Deutsch, BS Aerospace Engineering, MS, MBA, Former Captain US Air Force, Space Command
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Unidentified Flying Objects - Since the dawn of mankind, humans have looked to the skies to explain our existence. Who really built the Pyramids? What about all the UFO's seen by respected people? Even the Air Force examined sightings in Project Blue Book. Isn’t the Roswell, New Mexico incident proof? A look at the evidence leads us to our own... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-25-2023 to 10-25-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonnie Vega
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Native Americans had occupied North America for 15,000 years before the European conquest began in 1492. For the next 400 years their lives would be destroyed - 90% of the population would die and they would be removed from their ancestral... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-26-2023 to 10-26-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jim Duncan
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    The Osage nation produced some of the most famous warriors in early historic times.  Contemporary times more than matches their exceptional bravery and alliance with their French allies of the 18th century.  The first General officer killed in combat in WWII was an Osage!  Learn more about their role in the U.S. Army Air... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-26-2023 to 10-26-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Matthew Wion, Ph.D.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Claims of supernatural and paranormal encounters abound: Ghosts, Bigfoot, Alien abductions. Using the tools of good critical thinking and empirical analysis, let's consider how to carefully evaluate such outstanding... read more
  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 10-26-2023 to 11-02-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Lola Sparrowhawk, Int'l Award-Winning Author/Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    If you would you like to see your story on the big screen, come to this interactive class to take an inside look at how screenplays are conceived, how to get started, and how to sell your screenplay. Class participation is encouraged, but not required. This class is for all writing levels. Come to advance or start your project, or come for... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-26-2023 to 10-26-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Human actions are determined by the working of our brains, but those brains are made up of matter that has to obey the laws of physics. Does that mean that we are just machines? We think we choose our actions, that we have free will. Do we? We will examine arguments on all sides of the debate...the question is whether it would be possible for us to do... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-26-2023 to 10-26-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Judy Scott Feldman, Ph.D., Art Historian/National Mall Coalition
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Ask three people what Michelangelo’s “Last Judgment” in the Sistine Chapel says to them and you’re likely to get three different answers. So too it was with critics and art historians in the 16th century, and remains today. Perhaps the most famous painted depiction of heaven and hell in art history, Michelangelo envisions a maelstrom of nude bodies,... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-26-2023 to 10-26-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mark Sample, Professor of History
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    2023 marks the 60th anniversary of the murder of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. Mark Sample, Monroe Community College professor of history, will speak on the facts and controversies surrounding his death in 1963. Register for this class if you will ONLY be attending via Zoom. You must have a computer/tablet/phone with video and... read more
  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 10-27-2023 to 11-03-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jim Tudor
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Get the detailed overview of the compelling story of one of America's greatest success stories, the Walt Disney Animation Studio. This two-part course will focus on the company's innovations and groundbreaking animation, as well as its co-founder, Walt... read more

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