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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Classes & Events

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/lifelonglearners/calendar.html

DECEMBER

December 15, 11:15 am — Holiday Luncheon with Diane Selly

Location: 32928 Lake Emily Road - see Special Events for details

JANUARY

January 7, 1-3 pm — Special Event: The New President's Impact on U. S. Foreign Policy in 2017

Speaker: Tom Hanson   see Special Events for more details
Location: Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union,  MSU-Mankato campus

January 9, 2-4 pm – Europe on the Brink of the Black Death; The Epidemiology of Plague; Did Plague Really Cause the Black Death?

DVD instructor: Dr. Dorsey Armstrong, Purdue University
Sponsor: Jim Nagel
Location: Willow Brook Senior Cooperative, 700 Agency Trail, Mankato

January 11, 2-4 pm — Winter Speakers Series:  Israel and US Foreign Policy

Speaker: Henry Berman
Sponsor: Bruce Birkemeyer
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

January 16, 2-4 pm — The Black Death’s Ports of Entry; The First Wave Sweeps across Europe; The Black Death in Florence

DVD instructor: Dr. Dorsey Armstrong, Purdue University
Sponsor: Jim Nagel
Location: Willow Brook Senior Cooperative, 700 Agency Trail, Mankato

January 23, 2-4 pm — The Black Death in France; The Black Death in Avignon; The Black Death in England

DVD instructor: Dr. Dorsey Armstrong, Purdue University
Sponsor: Jim Nagel
Location: Willow Brook Senior Cooperative, 700 Agency Trail, Mankato

January 30, 2-4 pm — The Black Death in Walsham; The Black Death in Scandinavia; The End of the First Wave

DVD instructor: Dr. Dorsey Armstrong, Purdue University
Sponsor: Jim Nagel
Location: Willow Brook Senior Cooperative, 700 Agency Trail, Mankato

FEBRUARY

February 6, 2-4 pm — Medieval Theories about the Black Death; Cultural Reactions from Flagellation to Hedonism; Jewish Persecution during the Black Death

DVD instructor: Dr. Dorsey Armstrong, Purdue University
Sponsor: Jim Nagel
Location: Willow Brook Senior Cooperative, 700 Agency Trail, Mankato

February 7, 2-4 pm — Why and How is Art Relevant Today?

Presenter: Dana Sikkila – Executive Director, 410 Project Art Gallery
Sponsor: Sue Howard
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

February 8, 2-4 pm — Winter Speakers Series:  What Should U.S. Foreign Policy be in Reaction to China's Push into the South China Sea?

Speakers:  Mankato High School Debate teams
Sponsor: Bruce Birkemeyer
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

February 13, 2-4 pm — Plague’s Effects on the Medieval Church; Plague Saints and Popular Religion; Artistic Responses to the Black Death

DVD instructor: Dr. Dorsey Armstrong, Purdue University
Sponsor: Jim Nagel
Location: Willow Brook Senior Cooperative, 700 Agency Trail, Mankato

February 16, 2-4 pm —Take a Walk on the Wild Side and Explore Some Poetry

Presenter: Richard Meyer – English High School Teacher
Sponsor: Tim Sutton
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

February 17, 10-Noon — Native Americans and Issues of Sovereignty

Presenter: Dr. Amy Magnus—Prof. of Literature and Film, SCC
Sponsor: Sue Howard
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

February 20, 2-4 pm — Literary Responses to the Black Death; The Economics of the Black Death; The Black Death’s Political Outcomes

DVD instructor: Dr. Dorsey Armstrong, Purdue University
Sponsor: Jim Nagel
Location: Willow Brook Senior Cooperative, 700 Agency Trail, Mankato

February 24, 10-Noon — Native Americans and the Boarding Schools

Presenter: Dr. Amy Magnus—Prof. of Literature and Film, SCC
Sponsor: Sue Howard
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

February 27, 2-4 pm — Communities That Survived the First Wave; Later Plague Outbreaks: 1353-1666; How the Black Death Transformed the World

DVD instructor: Dr. Dorsey Armstrong, Purdue University
Sponsor: Jim Nagel
Location: Willow Brook Senior Cooperative, 700 Agency Trail, Mankato

MARCH

March 3, 10-Noon — The Massacre at Wounded Knee

Presenter: Dr. Amy Magnus—Prof. of Literature and Film, SCC
Sponsor: Sue Howard
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

March 10, 2-4 pm — Winter Speakers Series:  Doing Business in Russia

Speaker: Todd J. Lefko
Sponsor: Bruce Birkemeyer
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

March 21, 2-4 pm — History of Islam and the Islamic World

Presenter: Dr. Jameel Haque—Prof. of Modern Middle Eastern History, MSU
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

March 23, 2-4 pm — Abraham Lincoln's Spirituality

Presenter: Bryce O. Stenzel, M.A.—Local Civil War Historian
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

March 23, 4:30-6:30 pm — The Changing Face of Mankato

Presenters: Abdi Sabrie, District 77 School Board member & Naimo Adan, MSU Student
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: Snell Motors Community Room, 1900 Madison Ave., Mankato (NE corner Madison and MN 22)

 

 

 

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