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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

Senior University November 2021 Class Sneak Preview

October 11, 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 September 2021 Classes and Links

September 15, 2021 — Wednesday, September 1 Lauren Boilini: Artist Talk Join painter Lauren Boilini for a 1-hour artist talk. She will share details on her background and the concepts behind her paintings and installations. Check out her work at www.laurenboilini.com. 2:00 pm, Zoom Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4816003295?pwd=aXpEZEZLbVpsMFpydGZNUGYwZmNEdz09 Meeting ID: 481 600 3295 Passcode: 845170 Thursdays, September 2, September... Read More

Senior University October Class Sneak Preview

September 15, 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

Senior University August Classes and Links

August 18, 2021 — Wednesday, August 4 Botanical Illustration Series This 3-part class (July 22, August 4, & August 11) will cover the history of picturing plants from the Ancient Egyptians to the current day. We will trace the emergence of illustrated herbal manuscripts during the medieval period in Europe and the Arab World. Multiple examples from handmade manuscripts... Read More

Senior University September 2021 Class Sneak Preview

August 18, 2021 — Wednesdays, September 1, September 8, September 15, September 22, & September 29 The Great Courses – Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You* Join us as we view the DVD series, Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You, which will give you insights into how your mind works and the tools you need... Read More

Senior University June Classes and Zoom Links

May 27, 2021 — Wednesday, June 2 From the Crater to the Courtroom Learn about the history of volcano hazard management in Washington State, and go to the summit of Rainier to explore the largest subterranean ice cave network in the world. 11:00 am, Zoom Lecture Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4466409145?pwd=MlZGbHcvUUxQbTdLSHZBUktUa1VrUT09 Meeting ID: 446 640 9145 Passcode: 5GebTV Wednesday, June... Read More

Senior University July Class Sneak Preview

May 27, 2021 — Thursday, July 1 Science of Covid-19 Part II: Testing and Vaccines In this second lecture in a 2-part series, we will learn about the molecular biological basis of testing for SARS CoV2 and the limitations of different kinds of tests. We will also learn about the nature of the vaccines against COVID 19 and we... Read More

Senior University May 2021 Class Schedule

May 6, 2021 — Wednesdays, May 5, May 12, May 19, & May 26 The Personal Essay: Food, Family, Travel* This 8-week class, running April 7 – May 26, will cover techniques for writing the personal narrative essay with a thematic focus on food, family and travel.  Registration is required for this class.  Please register with Jana at 253-756-6219... Read More

Senior University June 2021 Class Sneak Preview

May 6, 2021 — Wednesday, June 2 From the Crater to the Courtroom Learn about the history of volcano hazard management in Washington State, and go to the summit of Rainier to explore the largest subterranean ice cave network in the world. 11:00 am, Zoom Lecture Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4466409145?pwd=MlZGbHcvUUxQbTdLSHZBUktUa1VrUT09 Meeting ID: 446 640 9145 Passcode: 5GebTV Wednesday, June... Read More

Senior University April Classes and Zoom Links

March 31, 2021 — Thursdays, April 1, April 8, April 15, & April 22 Improv! Come play and create with improvisation! We will use fun games and activities to explore fundamental improv skills including accepting offers, character work, building ensemble and saying yes to yourself! Improv helps build self-confidence and creativity! This is a four-class series, with each class... Read More