• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-29-2023 to 03-29-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Richard Venn
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Interested in how music influenced culture and vice versa in the 60s and 70s? Come examine the influence of the rock genre of Western culture and how Western culture, in turn, influenced music. Learn about the early roots of rock, the British Invasion and what the psychedelics were saying about the civil rights movement, Vietnam and drug culture. Journey... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-29-2023 to 03-29-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Sheldon Hochberg
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Is the Metaverse the next major technological development like the Internet and Artificial Intelligence? Mark Zuckerberg thinks so, which is why he changed his company’s name from Facebook to Meta. But what is the Metaverse? What is it envisioned to be by people like Zuckerberg? How will it affect the lives of your children and grandchildren? These are... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-30-2023 to 03-30-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Marylen Mann
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Join Oasis for a series of conversational interviews with the leaders of renowned St. Louis Arts and Cultural institutions. Hosted by Oasis founder Marylen Mann, hear the stories behind these iconic St. Louis institutions that are distinguished for their missions, the philosophy and the vision of their leaders. Meet Jody Sowell, President and CEO of the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-30-2023 to 03-30-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Rob Lippert
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    The White Haven estate was constructed between 1812 and 1816 and is one of the oldest homes in St. Louis County. It features unique architectural elements, such as a vertical log construction for portions of the house and original oak siding that remains on the home today. Park Ranger Rob Lippert discusses the fascinating history of architectural design at... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-03-2023 to 04-03-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Bev Schuetz
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Ever wonder how and why underwear got under there? Uncover the "brief" history of the loincloth, bra, corset, girdle and more. We'll expose the bare truth about Genghis Khan and King Tut's unmentionables. Peek underneath it all to see the private and personal side of clothing throughout the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-04-2023 to 04-04-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mark Etling
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    The primary theme of the preaching of Jesus of Nazareth was about the Reign of God. It is a message charged with both religious and political overtones. Jesus' Reign of God movement so threatened the Romans and their Jewish allies that he was arrested and executed. Why is Jesus' Reign of God movement so radical and... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-04-2023 to 04-04-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:15 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Richard Bell
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Black American painter Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) was a trailblazing artist of religious subjects at the turn of the last century. After training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Thomas Eakins, Tanner traveled to France in 1891 and, finding French society more race blind than the United States, he stayed. His chosen... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-04-2023 to 04-04-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: James Woodward
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Presidential records and documents have been headline news recently, raising questions in public about how those materials are to be treated at the end of a presidential term. Join Jim Woodwardóa presidential history buff who has visited all 13 presidential libraries overseen by the National Archives and Records Administrationóto learn how and why this... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-06-2023 to 04-06-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Marylen Mann
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Join Oasis for a series of conversational interviews with the leaders of renowned St. Louis Arts and Cultural institutions. Hosted by Oasis founder Marylen Mann, hear the stories behind these iconic St. Louis institutions that are distinguished for their missions, and the philosophy and vision of their leaders. Meet Lisa Melandri, Executive Director of the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-06-2023 to 04-06-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: John Guenther
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    The Chaifetz Arena, considered one of the top venues in college basketball, is the home of Saint Louis University men’s and women’s basketball. It accommodates a wide range of events including SLU's commencement and convocation ceremonies, concerts and other performing arts and community events. John C. Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP, was the design architect... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-07-2023 to 04-07-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Douglas Schneider
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    St. Louis sits on top of limestone, so there are a lot of empty spaces underneath the city. We have used those spaces: a restaurant, theaters, taverns, a building from Syria. Running under our city are natural caves and man-made tunnels that carry light rail, pneumatic tubes, live steam, a railroad, and stinky sulfur water. And don’t forget the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-10-2023 to 04-10-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonnie Vega
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Follow Lyndon B. Johnson, often referred to by his initials "LBJ", through his journey to the White House to serve as the 36th president of the United States from 1963 to 1969 under President John F. Kennedy—sworn in shortly after Kennedy's assassination. We will cover the year 1960 and the well-known events that placed him in the Oval Office as... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-12-2023 to 04-12-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Roz Norman
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    To aid in understanding the content and context of social justice in specifically selected films, this class explores how African American filmmakers serve as cultural messengers throughout different historical times in the USA. Participants are invited to talk about films pertaining to Black people that depict themes related to social... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-12-2023 to 04-12-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Barbara Paulson, European Travel Specialist
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Paris without the jet lag? Consider the re-purposed ’76 Olympic velodrome that is now home to four enclosed biospheres including a circular aquarium and Antarctic environment (complete with penguins), a center for architecture founded by the Seagram’s heiress, a shop of maple-flavored treats with a maple museum in the basement, and the gastronomic treat... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-12-2023 to 04-12-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Julie Nicolai
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Examine local historical events and people to gain a better understanding of the roots of racism and white privilege. Inspiration for this discussion was born from a visit to the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace & Justice in Montgomery,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-13-2023 to 04-13-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Marylen Mann
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Join Oasis for a series of conversational interviews with the leaders of renowned St. Louis Arts and Cultural institutions. Hosted by Oasis founder Marylen Mann, hear the stories behind these iconic St. Louis institutions that are distinguished for their missions, and the philosophy and vision of their leaders. Meet Amy Shaw, Executive Director of Nine... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-18-2023 to 04-18-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Barney Bradshaw
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Mark Twain, a name known far and wide and especially by those who plied their trade along the rivers of America, is not a name at all, but a measurement of the depth of the river! Find out what else you may not know about one of Missouri's most famous... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-18-2023 to 04-18-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Lucy Morros, Ph. D
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    In her novel Corinne published in 1807, Madame de Stael, the most remarkable woman of 18th century France, engages her readers in a fabulous architectural voyage throughout Italy, a voyage that leads to the liberation of her... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-19-2023 to 04-19-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Johnny Rabbitt
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    ’59 was the prelude to the Sixties and all that happened in that decade which changed much of our culture. From the perspective of 1959, the year everything changed, we’ll talk about this transformative time in our history; in the world, the country, and in St. Louis. Our tornado of February ’59 created the mind-altering Gaslight Square, and the great... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-20-2023 to 04-20-2023
    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 - Washington Metro Oasis

    The start of the 20th century saw the fundamental concepts by which we understood the universe challenged. Einstein's theory of relativity and the emergence of quantum mechanics threatened to undermine everything we thought we knew about nature. A group of the greatest scientists in history gathered yearly to discuss the foundations of... read more
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