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

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, 8-10 am — 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

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 30, 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)

APRIL

April 3, 2-4 p.m. — The Aging Brain, Lectures 1-3

DVD instructor: Dr. Thad A. Polk, Psychology Professor, University of Michigan
Sponsor: Catherine McCartney
Location: Willow Brook Senior Cooperative, 700 Agency Trail, Mankato

April 5, 2-4 p.m. — Pakistan, the Country, Culture and Education System

Presenters: Ishrat Kamal-Ahmed, Immigration and Sponsored Programs Coordinator
Tahir Farooqi, Graduate Assistant-International Student and Scholar Services
Maryam Shahid, sponsored student, Pakistan, biotechnology
Kundan, sponsored student, Pakistan, mechanical engineering
Sponsor: Sue Howard
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

April 10, 2-4 p.m. — The Aging Brain, Lectures 4-6

DVD instructor: Dr. Thad A. Polk, Psychology Professor, University of Michigan
Sponsor: Catherine McCartney
Location: Willow Brook Senior Cooperative, 700 Agency Trail, Mankato

April 11, 2-4 p.m. — Efforts to Improve Water in Lakes and Streams of Blue Earth County

Presenter: Jerad Bach, Blue Earth County Soil & Water Conservation District Manager
Sponsor: Sue Howard
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

April 12, 2-4 p.m. — Great Decisions:  Nuclear Security

Presenter: Michael Andregg
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

April 19, 2-4 p.m. — Identity Theft

Presenter: Pat McDermott, Blue Earth County Attorney
Sponsor: Sue Howard
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

April 20, 3-5 p.m. — Behavioral Economics: A Brief Introduction

Presenter: Donald Renner, Prof. Emeritus, Economics, MSU, Mankato
Sponsor: David Allan
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

April 24, 2-4 p.m. — The Aging Brain, Lectures 7-9

DVD instructor: Dr. Thad A. Polk, Psychology Professor, University of Michigan
Sponsor: Catherine McCartney
Location: Willow Brook Senior Cooperative, 700 Agency Trail, Mankato

April 29, 9-11 a.m. — Spring Social

Details coming soon.

MAY

May 1, 2-4 p.m. — The Aging Brain, Lectures 10-12

DVD instructor: Dr. Thad A. Polk, Psychology Professor, University of Michigan
Sponsor: Catherine McCartney
Location: Willow Brook Senior Cooperative, 700 Agency Trail, Mankato

May 4, 8-10 a.m. — Spring Bird Walks, Rasmussen Park Nature Center

Guide: Dr. Merrill Frydendall—Ornithologist
Sponsor: Al Berner

May 6, 8-10 a.m. — Spring Bird Walks, Seven-Mile Creek

Guide: Dr. Merrill Frydendall—Ornithologist
Sponsor: Al Berner

May 10, 2-4 p.m. — Great Decisions:  Latin America's Political Pendulum

Presenter: Scott Ickes
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

May 11, 8-10 a.m. — Spring Bird Walks, Sibley Park

Guide: Dr. Merrill Frydendall—Ornithologist
Sponsor: Al Berner

May 16 — Minnesota State Capitol Trip

more details available soon

May 18, 8-10 a.m. — Spring Bird Walks, Benson Park in North Mankato

Guide: Dr. Merrill Frydendall—Ornithologist
Sponsor: Al Berner

May 20, 8-10 a.m. — Spring Bird Walks, William’s Nature Center

Guide: Dr. Merrill Frydendall—Ornithologist
Sponsor: Al Berner

May 24, 2-4 p.m. — Affordable Housing

Presenter: Deb Newman, Director of Partners for Affordable Housing
Sponsor: Sue Howard
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

May 25, 8-10 a.m. — Spring Bird Walks, Spring Lake Park

Guide: Dr. Merrill Frydendall—Ornithologist
Sponsor: Al Berner

JUNE

June 13, 2-4 p.m. — The Aging Eye

Presenter: Dr. Nataliya Danylkova, ophthalmologist
Sponsor: Sue Howard
Location: Wickersham Health Campus (Mankato Clinic), 1421 Premier Drive, Mankato, MN

June 14, 2-4 p.m. — Great Decisions:  Prospects For Afghanistan and Pakistan

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

June 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m. — Floatation Therapy

Presenter: Tricia Frederick—Owner of Inner Vitality
Sponsor: Tricia Nienow
Location: Inner Vitality, 301 Madison Ave, Suite 305, Mankato

Thursday, June 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. — The Ku Klux Klan in Minnesota

Presenter: Elizabeth Dorsey Hatle—Author, H. S. history teacher
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location and Co-Sponsor: Blue Earth Historical Society, Blue Earth River Rm., 415 Cherry St, Mankato. (Enter from Warren Street.)

 

 

 

 

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