Quincy University announces POLIS class schedule for September, October, November
QUINCY — Quincy University recently released the Pursuit of Learning in Society (POLIS) fall semester class schedule.
POLIS is an opportunity for lifelong learning for seniors. The atmosphere is casual and welcoming.
Fall 2023 Class Schedule:
- Sept. 13: Winemaking with The Demented Fermenter – Joe Coelho
- Sept. 20, 22: Challenging Biblical Stories – Joseph Messina
- Sept. 26: Artificial Intelligence (AI):Past, Present and Future – John Schafer
- Sept. 27: Wild Lawlessness in Downstate Illinois from the Roaring 20s through the 1960s – Taylor Pensoneau
- Oct. 3: Architectural History: Local Mid-Century Architect John Benya – Tony Crane
- Oct. 4: Bus Trip: Chihuly in the Garden: Missouri Botanical Garden with lunch at Favazza’s on the Hill: fee $78.
- Oct. 10: Revolutionary Women; Women and their roles in the American War for Independence – J. Matthew Ward
- Oct. 17: Let’s Talk About Domestic Violence – Deacon Harry Cramer
- Oct. 18: “How dangerous is it that this man goes loose?” Sexually Violent Prisoners Commitment Act (SVPCA) – Judge Mark Schuering (ret.)
- Oct. 19: Museum Lover’s Guide to the Renaissance – Karl Warma
- Oct. 20: Weighted Voting: Ranked-Choice Voting: What’s going on in Alaska? – Nathan Averbeck
- Oct. 24: Let’s Talk About Domestic Violence – Deacon Harry Cramer
- Oct. 25: Mary Elizabeth Tyler, Feminism, and the Women of the Ku Klux Klan – Nancy Benz
- Oct. 26: Museum Lover’s Guide to Baroque Art – Karl Warma
- Oct. 27: Affirmative Action After the Harvard Case – Jim Palmer
- Oct. 31: The Allies’ Allies in WWII – Wendell Mauter
- Nov. 2: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt – Patrick Hotle
- Nov. 7: The Allies’ Allies in WWII – Wendell Mauter
- Nov. 8: The Political Thought of Henry David Thoreau – Neil Wright
- Nov. 9: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt – Patrick Hotle
- Nov. 14: The Allies’s Allies in WWII – Wendell Mauter
- Nov. 16: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt – Patrick Hotle
- Nov. 29: Movies: powerful vehicles for culture, education, leisure and propaganda? – Jorge Rivera
- Nov. 30: Woodland Cemetery’s Civil War Dead – Beth Young
All classes meet from 2-4 p.m. at North Campus, 18th and Seminary Road, with signs to indicate directions to the classrooms. The cost of a POLIS membership is $15 per semester, and each two-hour class is $5. If a person never has attended a POLIS course, they can attend one course free of charge.
The POLIS Bus Tour to Chihuly in the Garden: Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, on Oct. 4 includes the work of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly in a stunning exhibition uniting art and nature. Thousands of pieces of blown glass forms in 20 dramatic installations throughout the Garden’s grounds present these art works on a grand scale. The tour includes transportation, lunch, gratuity, garden admission and use of the tram within the garden. The bus leaves QU North Campus at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. The tour fee is $78 and includes transportation, lunch, gratuity, garden admission and use of the tram within the garden. Participation is limited to 40 seats.
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