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Lifelong Learning Classes Open to All Seniors

May 3, 2022 — Choreographers: Bob Fosse, Debbie Allen, Michael Peters* Learn how these choreographers changed the face of dance and contemporary movement as we know it. Get an inside peak into their processes when creating such hit Broadway shows such as “Chicago”, “Dreamgirls” and “Sweet Charity.”  You must register to attend.  Contact Jana Wennstrom to register at jwennstrom@franketobeyjones.com... Read More

Featured Senior University Class

April 5, 2022 — Thursday, April 21 Aged Healthy, Wealthy & Wise: A Conversation with author Coventry Edwards-Pitt There is much about aging we can’t control. But there is much more that we can. Wealth advisor Coventry Edwards-Pitt (Covie) applies the success-story format of her highly acclaimed first book, Raised Healthy, Wealthy & Wise, to one of today’s most... Read More

Two Senior University Classes of Note in March

March 7, 2022 — Thursday, March 24 Going on the Attack: Negative Campaign Advertisements in American Politics Voters often bemoan the tone of political advertisements in American politics. In this session, we will discuss the history of negative advertisements, examine some contemporary examples of negative advertising, and discuss whether or not there is anything useful that voters can learn... Read More

FTJ Senior University March Classes

March 7, 2022 — Wednesday, March 2 Great Decisions Discussion: Changing Demographics* The world experienced remarkable demographic changes in the 20th century that continue today and have resulted in far-reaching social, economic, political, and environmental consequences all over the globe. These consequences are creating mounting challenges to development efforts, security, climate, and the environment, as well as the sustainability... Read More

FTJ Senior University April Class Sneak Preview

March 7, 2022 — Friday, April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22, & April 29 Great Courses – Food: A Cultural Culinary History* In Food: A Cultural Culinary History, award-winning Professor Ken Albala of the University of the Pacific puts this extraordinary subject on the table, taking you on an enthralling journey into the human relationship to food.... Read More

Senior University January Classes and Links

January 11, 2022 — Friday, January 7, January 14, January 21, & January 28 Great Courses – Food: A Cultural Culinary History* In Food: A Cultural Culinary History, award-winning Professor Ken Albala of the University of the Pacific puts this extraordinary subject on the table, taking you on an enthralling journey into the human relationship to food. With this... Read More

Senior University February Class Sneak Preview

January 11, 2022 — Wednesday, February 2 Medicare Basics* Whether you are new to Medicare, getting ready to turn 65, or already enrolled in a Medicare health plan, you’ll need to make important decisions at enrollment time and then during AEP (Annual Enrollment period) each year.  Come learn the A,B,C, & D’s of Medicare, overview and difference between Medicare... Read More

Senior University December Classes and Links

December 9, 2021 — Wednesday, December 1 From the Glacier to the Sea Experience how, besides incredible scenery, the glaciers of Southeast Alaska are important to the economic vitality of the region. 11:00 am, Zoom Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4816003295?pwd=aXpEZEZLbVpsMFpydGZNUGYwZmNEdz09 Meeting ID: 481 600 3295 Passcode: 845170 Wednesday, December 1 & December 8 Introduction to the Zentangle Method* The Zentangle... Read More

Senior University January Class Sneak Preview

December 9, 2021 — Friday, January 7, January 14, January 21, & January 28 Great Courses – Food: A Cultural Culinary History* In Food: A Cultural Culinary History, award-winning Professor Ken Albala of the University of the Pacific puts this extraordinary subject on the table, taking you on an enthralling journey into the human relationship to food. With this... Read More

Senior University November Classes and Zoom Links

November 9, 2021 — Wednesday, November 3 Bad Generals and Bad Admirals This class previews Dr. Jeff Matthews’ forthcoming book Bad Generals, Bad Admirals: Unethical Leadership in the U.S. Military (University of Notre Dame Press, 2022.) The book examines seven different types of unethical and criminal behavior, using both historic and contemporary case studies:  Insubordination, War Crimes, Obstruction of... Read More

Senior University December Class Sneak Preview

November 9, 2021 — Wednesday, December 1 From the Glacier to the Sea Experience how, besides incredible scenery, the glaciers of Southeast Alaska are important to the economic vitality of the region. 11:00 am, Zoom Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4816003295?pwd=aXpEZEZLbVpsMFpydGZNUGYwZmNEdz09 Meeting ID: 481 600 3295 Passcode: 845170 Wednesday, December 1 & December 8 Introduction to the Zentangle Method* The Zentangle... Read More

Senior University October 2021 Classes and Links

October 11, 2021 — Friday, October 1 Social Inequality Lecture Series: Capitalism vs Socialism Is capitalism the best economic system? Is socialism evil? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each system? In this class we’ll explore some of the features of capitalism and discover how we already enjoy some of the benefits of socialism. 10:00 am, Zoom Join... Read More