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CSS' Emeritus College announces spring classes

Emeritus College, the College of St. Scholastica's program for lifelong learners, will lead several courses throughout the region beginning in April.

Emeritus College, the College of St. Scholastica's program for lifelong learners, will lead several courses throughout the region beginning in April.

Emeritus College is a program of continuing education designed to enrich the lives of adults in relaxing environments free from the demands of examinations and assignments.

Most courses meet for 90 minutes once a week for six weeks. Registration costs are $35 for a six-week class, with a $5 discount off each additional class taken; text and materials fees are not included. Call (218) 723-5940 or toll free (800) 447-5444, extension 5940.

In addition to the regular complement of classes, Emeritus College will offer a special luncheon and three-presentation event entitled "Mayfest 2004: Learn and Lunch," from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, in Somers Lounge at the College of St. Scholastica. Admission is $15 including lunch. Presenters and their topics are:

Winnifred Winkelman, retired St. Scholastica professor of history, will present "Russia a Decade After the Breakup of the Soviet Union"; William Miller, St. Scholastica history instructor, will present "Egypt: A New Look at an Old Land," and Paula Nelson, pianist, performer, writer and teacher, will present "Red, White, Blue: Music Made in America."

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The Spring 2004 Emeritus College class schedule also includes "Topics du Jour," an Emeritus College course featuring six lectures on six separate topics for the price of one class. Join educators and local experts for this eclectic collection of topics, which includes the following;

April 8, "Business Ethics in an Amoral Culture," with Ralph Loomis, Sandbulte Chair of Ethics and associate professor at St. Scholastica; April 15, "A Continental Struggle: My Family's Life in East Germany During/After Unification," with Annika Luhn, teaching assistant at St. Scholastica; April 22, "Unusual Departure: Philosophy of Dance," with Armando Maldonado, artistic director of The American National Ballet; April 29, "St. Scholastica Brass Quartet: Music Through the Ages," with Marianne Sandstrom, assistant professor of music at St. Scholastica, and St. Scholastica music majors; May 6, "Fire From Asia: Chinese Influence on Art," with Dorian Beaulieu, art instructor at Lake Superior College, and May 13, "Lake Superior: The Big Picture," with Carl Richards, director of the Minnesota Sea Grant program.

All Topics du Jour classes meet at 2 p.m. Thursdays at Tower Hall Room 87, at the College of St. Scholastica.

Other classes include "American Military Heroes," which will allow students to fly high, sail the seas, take the battlefield as you experience the lives and exploits of notable American military heroes in this three-part series with Paul Khoury, which will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, April 6, 13 and 20, Science Building Room 3202, at the College of St. Scholastica. Registration fee is $20.

"Women of Northern Minnesota," will allow students to experience the pioneer lives of Ojibwe, Yankee and European women settlers of Northern Minnesota. In native costumes, Rachael Martin presents the struggles of these women in their daily lives and the triumphs of their rugged spirits. The myths and realities of pioneer life will also be discussed and participants will have the opportunity to share their family histories in this class, which will be held 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27 and May 4 and 11, Westwood Senior Apartments, at the College of St. Scholastica.

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