• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-15-2023 to 02-15-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Lola Sparrowhawk, Int'l Award-Winning Author/Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    The life and times of Pharaoh Akhenaten and his beautiful Great Wife Nefertiti showcase the political and environmental changes taking place during Egypt’s short-lived monotheistic period in the New Kingdom. He was born into a powerful Theban ruling family. What influenced him and Nefertiti to establish a new capital far away from the powerful Theban... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-16-2023 to 02-16-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    A combination of Europeans and American ex-pats between the World Wars found themselves pushing the boundaries of literature, art, and ideas. Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker, and Coco Channel gathered regularly to contemplate a world without... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-16-2023 to 02-16-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Michael Nutkiewicz
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    The Russian Civil War (1917-1921) was fought among Russians, Ukrainians, Poles, and Germans, and transformed Eastern Europe. Horrific pogroms against Jews were perpetrated by all sides. Michael Nutkiewicz’s uncle, Eli Gumener, was a Jewish aid worker in Ukraine during the war. Gumener’s memoir, originally published in 1921, and newly translated by... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-16-2023 to 02-16-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Nick Sacco
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site is located in South St. Louis County and was established in 1989. The site preserves General Grant's home, White Haven. In this presentation, Park Ranger Nick Sacco will explore the grassroots efforts to save White Haven and demonstrate how many historic sites around the country become a part of the National Park... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-16-2023 to 02-16-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 04:00 PM-05:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Daryl Ratajczak
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Discover the world of North American felines. There are six species of wild cats inhabiting North America, some well known, some not as well known.? Find out which cats are potentially in your area and how best to conserve them for future generations. Daryl Ratajczak is a wildlife biologist working for the Bureau of Land Management. He obtained his degree... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-17-2023 to 02-17-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    When Earth, Wind & Fire began in 1969, founder Maurice White (1941-2016) sought to bring about a synthesis of musical styles with popular appeal. The group combined virtuosic skill, musical eclecticism, and multicultural spiritualism. The result was a new sound combining jazz, R&B, funk, soul, gospel, blues, rock, and pop. At one point they were... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-17-2023 to 02-17-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Martha Bogart
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Use of the internet and connected devices increases each year And so do the losses caused by on line fraudsters. Learn strategies and resources to help you help yourself and loved ones navigte the internet safely and... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-17-2023 to 02-17-2023
    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: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-17-2023 to 02-17-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jenny Lloyd
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Martha Taylor Howard was the driving force behind the preservation of the Susan B. Anthony House in the 1940s. Hear how she raised the money, furnished the house, and tried to ensure its future. Jenny's talk is based on Martha Taylor Howard's papers in the Susan B. Anthony House's... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-20-2023 to 02-20-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 09:00 AM-10:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Mark Sample, Professor of History
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Adolph Hitler ruled Nazi Germany from 19330 1945. During his rule a world war and a holocaust ensued. While most Germans agreed with & followed his ideas, there were some who did not. There were a number of assassination attempts on his life. Professor history Mark Sample will tell the story of the three biggest... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-20-2023 to 02-20-2023
    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

    Google Photos offers free backup of your mobile phone's pictures! It's automatic and comes with a host of features too. Google Photos' Assistant will even create collages, animations, and albums you will enjoy. And that's only the beginning. This class is a great introduction to these features and will teach you how to install and use the app on your mobile... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 02-20-2023 to 03-13-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 02:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Tom Henry, M.S.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Headless horsemen, strange human-like creatures wandering the forest, ghosts and ghostly lights, birds that steal the sun. America has a long and rich tradition of scary campfire stories that are fun and revealing. In this round we will focus on spooky stories but also continue with some enjoyable tall tales, folk legends and Americana. Gather some snacks... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-21-2023 to 02-21-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Richard Filipink, Ph. D.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    To date, the Cuban Missile Crisis is the closest we have come to global nuclear war. After 60 years, new revelations and research demonstrates how close we came and how historians and the public’s understanding of the Crisis evolved. In this course we will examine both the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis and its changing historical... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-21-2023 to 02-21-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonita Billman, Art History Lecturer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    During his Paris years (1886-1888), Vincent van Gogh interacted frequently with Pissarro, Seurat, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and others. Vincent viewed these artists as outsiders like himself, misunderstood and rejected by conventional gallerists and patrons. Vincent called this circle of young artists "painters of the petit boulevard" in opposition to the... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 02-21-2023 to 03-14-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Joan Musbach
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Learn the uncomfortable truth of the story of what happened and what did not happen during the critical period after the Civil War, known as Reconstruction and its aftermath is prologue to issues we continue to face regarding the status of Black Americans in our times. What older generations of Americans learned as "the facts" in history growing up was so... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-21-2023 to 02-21-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Celebrate the fun of a New Orleans Mardi Gras from the comfort of your home, via Zoom! The origins of this annual festival can be traced through Rome, Venice, and France, before spreading to colonies in the new world. Jane Ellen examines the history, the customs, the sights and sounds, the music, the lingo, and the obligatory Krewe favors. No long-distance... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-22-2023 to 02-22-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Ben Uchitelle
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    In this series, join Ben Uchitelle and other well known experts to discuss some of today's most pressing and provocative issues. Ben Uchitelle is a Constitutional Lawyer and Three-Term Former Mayor of Clayton, a former chairman of the Zoo-Museum District and currently an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis Honors College teaching the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-23-2023 to 02-23-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonnie Vega
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Learn how this 40 year span changed the demographic makeup of St. Louis. Who was coming? Why did they settle in St. Louis? How did they influence St. Louis during this... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-24-2023 to 02-24-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Daryl Ratajczak
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Learn not only about brown bear biology and behavior but also about the dramatic and often controversial return of grizzlies to the lower 48 states. These lovable but immensely powerful creatures strike awe in anyone who beholds them. Although they often appear to be gentle giants when viewed from a distance, these beautiful and resilient creatures must be... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-24-2023 to 02-24-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Linda Schumacher
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    If you have email, use social media, or even text on your mobile device, you are a target for phishing. Phishing is an attempt to trick you into divulging personal confidential information a cybercriminal can use to steal money or even your identity. This course will teach you to recognize the hallmark signs of phishing and how to stay safer... read more
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