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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Classes & Events

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

FEBRUARY 2016

February 1, 2-4 p.m. – The Rise and Fall of the British Empire:  Other Side of the World; Abolition of the Slave Trade and Slavery; Early African Colonies

DVD Instructor: Dr. Patrick N. Allitt – Professor of History, Emory University
Sponsor: Jim Nagel
Location: Primrose Retirement Community, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1360 Adams Street

February 5, Noon — Special Event:  Chef’s Choice

Location:  Bethany Lutheran College in the private dining room in Old Main

February 8, 2-4 p.m. – The Rise and Fall of the British Empire:  China and the Opium Wars; Britain–The Imperial Center; Ireland–The Tragic Relationship

DVD Instructor: Dr. Patrick N. Allitt – Professor of History, Emory University
Sponsor: Jim Nagel
Location: Primrose Retirement Community, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1360 Adams Street

February 10, 2-4 p.m. — Great Decisions Discussion: The Art of Political Cartooning

Presenter: Gene Bassett
Sponsor: Bruce Birkemeyer
Location: Centenary United Methodist Church (south door), 501 S. 2nd St., Mankato

February 15, 2-4 p.m. – The Rise and Fall of the British Empire:  India and the “Great Game”; Rebellion and Mutiny in India; How Canada Became a Nation

DVD Instructor: Dr. Patrick N. Allitt – Professor of History, Emory University
Sponsor: Jim Nagel
Location: Primrose Retirement Community, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1360 Adams Street

February 16, 2-4 p.m.—Senior Housing Options in the Mankato Area

Presenter: Debbie Bauleke—Senior Outreach Specialist
Sponsor: Doris Gasteiro
Location: Snell Motor’s Community Rm, 1900 Madison Ave., Mankato (NE corner Madison and MN 22)

February 17, 10 a.m. - noon — E-cigarettes & Continued Tobacco Use Recruitment Tactics; Lung Cancer Treatment Advances

Presenter: Haley Deike—Program Manager, American Lung Association
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 302 Warren (Corner of Warren & Broad)

February 22, 2-4 p.m. – The Rise and Fall of the British Empire:  Exploration and Settlement of Africa; Gold, Greed, and Geopolitics in Africa; Empire in Literature

DVD Instructor: Dr. Patrick N. Allitt – Professor of History, Emory University
Sponsor: Jim Nagel
Location: Primrose Retirement Community, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1360 Adams Street

February 29, 2-4 p.m. – The Rise and Fall of the British Empire:  Economics & Theories of Empire; British Empire Fights Imperial Germany; Versailles & Disillusionment

DVD Instructor: Dr. Patrick N. Allitt – Professor of History, Emory University
Sponsor: Jim Nagel
Location: Primrose Retirement Community, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1360 Adams Street

 

MARCH 2016

March 7, 2-4 p.m. – The Rise and Fall of the British Empire:  Ireland Divided; Cricket and the British Empire; British India between the World Wars

DVD Instructor: Dr. Patrick N. Allitt – Professor of History, Emory University
Sponsor: Jim Nagel
Location: Primrose Retirement Community, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1360 Adams Street

March 9, 2-4 p.m. — Great Decisions Discussion:  Living in South Korea and Sweden

Presenter: Jun Woo Lee & Peter Stromberg
Sponsor: Bruce Birkemeyer
Location: United Church of Christ – 150 Stadium Court, Mankato (Corner of Stolzman & Stadium)

March 10, 2-4 p.m.—Vision Conditions and State Assistance for the Vision-Impaired

Presenters: Dr. Thomas Drake—Retired Ophthalmologist and
Maureen Toonkel—Career Rehabilitation Counselor, State Services for the Blind – DEED
Sponsors: Al Berner & Pam Willard
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 302 Warren (Corner of Warren & Broad).

March 14, 2-4 p.m. – The Rise and Fall of the British Empire:  World War II—England Alone; World War II— The Pyrrhic Victory; Twilight of the Raj

DVD Instructor: Dr. Patrick N. Allitt – Professor of History, Emory University
Sponsor: Jim Nagel
Location: Primrose Retirement Community, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1360 Adams Street

March 17, 2-4 p.m. — Tales of the Irish Harp

Presenter: Ramona Czer – BLC Professor
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: Bethel Baptist Church – 1250 Monks Ave. (Corner of Monks and Balcerzak)

March 21, 2-4 p.m. – The Rise and Fall of the British Empire:  Israel, Egypt, and the Suez Canal; The Decolonization of Africa; The White Dominions

DVD Instructor: Dr. Patrick N. Allitt – Professor of History, Emory University
Sponsor: Jim Nagel
Location: Primrose Retirement Community, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1360 Adams Street

March 28, 2-4 p.m. – The Rise and Fall of the British Empire:  Britain after the Empire; Colonial and Postcolonial Literature; Epitaph and Legacy

DVD Instructor: Dr. Patrick N. Allitt – Professor of History, Emory University
Sponsor: Jim Nagel
Location: Primrose Retirement Community, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1360 Adams Street

 

APRIL 2016

April 1 – Maud Hixson

Location:  Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota, 224 Lamm St, Mankato

April 16, 1-3 pm  – Tom Hanson

Location:  Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union, MSU,M campus

 

MAY 2016

May 16 - Annual Meeting - 20th Anniversary Celebration

Mark your calendars - more information coming soon!

 

 

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