POLIS schedule for spring semester offers lifelong learning for seniors at Quincy University

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QUINCY — Quincy University has released the Pursuit of Learning in Society (POLIS) spring semester class schedule. POLIS is an opportunity for lifelong learning for seniors.

The class schedule is:

  • Jan. 25, Feb. 1: Where is Religion Going? – Joe Zimmerman, OFM
  • Feb. 7: The Great Chicago Fire – The Untold Story – Retired Chief H. Scott Walker
  • Feb. 8, 15: History and Archaeology of Ancient Mesopotamia – Patrick Hotle
  • Feb. 16: Colonial American Music – The Birth of Uniquely American Music – Jonathan Stewart
  • Feb. 20: Double V: The African-American Struggle against Racism Abroad andat Home in the Second World War – Wendell Mauter
  • Feb. 22: History and Archaeology of Ancient Mesopotamia – Patrick Hotle
  • Feb. 23: Assassins and Would-Be Assassins – John Schafer
  • Feb. 27: Double V: The African-American Struggle against Racism Abroad and at Home in the Second World War – Wendell Mauter
  • March 5: Double V: The African-American Struggle against Racism Abroad and at Home in the Second World War – Wendell Mauter
  • March 7: Inside stories in writing of biographies of past Illinois governors Richard Ogilvie and Dan Walker – Taylor Pensoneau
  • March 22: Sentinels of the Household: Women during the US Civil War – J. Matthew Ward
  • March 26: The Pre-Liberal and the Post-Liberal – Padraic Rohan
  • April 5: Constitutional Interpretation – How the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court Construe the U.S. Constitution – James L. Palmer
  • April 10: Bus trip to “Matisse and the Sea” at St. Louis Art Museum
  • April 12 and 19: Subversive Desires: What You Didn’t Know about Shakespeare’s Sonnets – Jayme Peacock
  • April 24: America and the Holocaust – Robert Manning
  • April 25: Mary Elizabeth Tyler, Feminism, and the Women of the Ku Klux Klan – Nancy Benz
  • April 30: Gilgamesh: He Who Saw the Deep – Joe Messina
  • May 3: John Williams: Life and Career of a Film Score Genius – Christine Damm
  • May 7: Milton’s Women and the Fall of Eve – Maurine Magliocco
  • May 10: Annual meeting and social C103 – North Campus Cafeteria

All classes meet from 2 to 4 p.m. at North Campus, North 18th and Seminary Road. Signs indicate directions to the individual classes. The cost of a POLIS membership is $15 per semester, and each two-hour class is $5. People who have never attended a POLIS course can attend one course for free.

The POLIS bus trip to “Matisse and the Sea” at the St. Louis Art Museum is scheduled for April 10. The fee is $75 which includes transportation, lunch at Bartolino’s Osteria on the Hill and admission to the exhibit with guided tours. The bus leaves QU North Campus at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. Participation is limited to 56 seats.

To receive a brochure describing all spring classes plus a registration form, email polis@quincy.edu with a name and address or visit the POLIS webpage at www.quincy.edu/polis.

Register in person Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 1-4 p.m. at North Campus, main entrance conference room. Use the circular drive or Lot K from North 18th.

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