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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Classes & Events

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

OCTOBER

Monday,  October 2,  2-4 p.m.—The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes

DVD instructor: Dr. Kenneth W. Harl-Prof. Classical and Byzantine History-Tulane University
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

Tuesday, October 3, 8:30 a.m. — Nobel Conference 53:  Reproductive Technology: How Far Do We Go?

Location: Gustavus Adophus College, St. Peter

Wednesday, October 4, 8:30 a.m. — Nobel Conference 53:  Reproductive Technology: How Far Do We Go?

Location: Gustavus Adophus College, St. Peter

Thursday, October 5, 2 p.m. — Special Event:  Tour of New Sweden Dairy (Rural Nicollet)

Location: 43475 County Road 15, Nicollet.  Use the west most driveway with the New Sweden Dairy/U-M sign.
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch

Wednesday, October 11, 2-4 p.m. — Great Decisions: Trade and Politics

Presenter: Dick Virden
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

Friday,  October 13, 2-4 p.m.—Thinking About Capitalism: Innovation, Resentment and Capitalism; Capitalism and Creative Destruction by Joseph Schumpeter

Presenter: Prof. Jerry Z. Muller, Catholic University of America
Sponsor: Ron Yezzi
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 302 Warren (Corner of Warren & Broad). Ample parking in lot off Broad St.

Thursday, October 19, 2-4 p.m.—Express Your Creativity with Paint

Presenter: Carol Edwards, Experienced artist
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: Snell Motor’s Community Rm, 1900 Madison Ave., Mankato (NE corner Madison and MN 22)

Thursday - Tuesday, October 19 - 24 — Barnes & Noble Bookfair Benefit

See Special Events for details

Friday,  October 20, 2-4 p.m.—Thinking About Capitalism: Welfare State Capitalism by Joseph Schumpeter; Pluralism and Social Justice by Friedrich Hayek

Presenter: Prof. Jerry Z. Muller, Catholic University of America
Sponsor: Ron Yezzi
Location: Snell Motor’s Community Rm, 1900 Madison Ave., Mankato (NE corner Madison and MN 22)

Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m. — Fall Social  See Special Events

Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

Tuesday, October 24, 2-4 p.m.—Understanding Fair Trade

Presenters: Jane Dow and Diane Dobitz, Community Activists
Sponsor: Sue Howard
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 302 Warren (Corner of Warren & Broad). Ample parking in lot off Broad St.

Thursday, October 26, 6-8 p.m.—Le Sueur Family Business Growth and Success

Presenter: Mark Davis, founder of Davis Family Businesses
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: Snell Motor’s Community Room, 1900 Madison Ave., Mankato (NE corner Madison and MN 22)

Friday,  October 27, 2-4 p.m.—Thinking About Capitalism: Postindustrial Society and the Family Under Capitalism by Daniel Bell

Presenter: Prof. Jerry Z. Muller, Catholic University of America
Sponsor: Ron Yezzi
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 302 Warren (Corner of Warren & Broad). Ample parking in lot off Broad St.

NOVEMBER

Thursday, November 2, 6-8 p.m.—Mankato’s Award-Winning Mystery Author

Presenter: Allen Eskens, award-winning and bestselling local author
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 302 Warren (Corner of Warren & Broad). Ample parking in lot off Broad St.

Friday,  November 3, 2-4 p.m.—Thinking About Capitalism: Capitalism and Nationalism; Varieties of Capitalism by Ernest Gellner

Presenter: Prof. Jerry Z. Muller, Catholic University of America
Sponsor: Ron Yezzi
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 302 Warren (Corner of Warren & Broad).  Ample parking in lot off Broad St.

Wednesday, November 8, 2-4 p.m. — Great Decisions: U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum

Presenter: Bill Christ
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

Friday,  November 10, 2-4 p.m.—Thinking About Capitalism: American Capitalism: J. K. Galbraith vs. Milton Friedman. Free Markets of Ideas: The Internet and Social
Media Compared with Academia.

Presenter: Philosophy Prof. (Ret.) Ron Yezzi
Sponsor: Ron Yezzi
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 302 Warren (Corner of Warren & Broad). Ample parking in lot off Broad St.

Tuesday, November 14, 2-4 p.m.—How About Torture and Non-Violence

Presenter: Alice Zachmann, Sister of Notre Dame
Sponsor: Sue Howard
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 302 Warren (Corner of Warren & Broad). Ample parking in lot off Broad St.

Friday,  November 17, 2-4 p.m.—Thinking About Capitalism: Socio-economic Free Markets and Fair Markets

Presenter: Philosophy Prof. (Ret.) Ron Yezzi
Sponsor: Ron Yezzi
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 302 Warren (Corner of Warren & Broad). Ample parking in lot off Broad St.

 Tuesday, November 21, 2-4 p.m.—Cheese 101

Presenter: Jim Vonderharr, Cheese Buyer for St. Peter Food Coop
Sponsor: Sue Howard
Location: Willow Brook Cooperative, 700 Agency Trail in Mankato, 1st floor Great Room

DECEMBER

Wednesday, December 6, 2-4 p.m.—A Look at Stock Market Trends and Potential Investing

Presenter: Andrew Foster, V.P. of Investments, Stifel Nicolaus
Sponsor: Sue Howard
Location: Snell Motor’s Community Room, 1900 Madison Ave., Mankato (NE corner Madison and MN 22)

Thursday, December 7, 2-4 p.m.—Alternative Energy Sources and Our Ever Changing Environment

Presenter: Leigh Pomeroy, former MSU professor, community activist
Sponsor: Tim Sutton
Location: Snell Motor’s Community Room, 1900 Madison Ave., Mankato (NE corner Madison and MN 22)

JANUARY

Saturday, January 13, 1 p.m. — Tom Hanson

Location: Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union, MSU campus

 

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