Senior College goes virtual for Fall 2020

Jun 18, 2020, 14:25 PM by Senior College

As we stay safely at home, we can still join in learning about our world. Senior College faculty are ready to offer their lectures via Zoom. 

The Fall 2020 Season begins Tuesday September 15 and continues Tuesdays and Thursdays through October 29. This season includes 14 lectures - each an opportunity to connect with seniors across the region!

We are convening via ZOOM.  With a single click, you are joining the group.  You can safely connect from ANY device with internet access that has audio – computer, laptop, ipad, phone.  We will offer a trial run before the season begins to assure your set up works and to get acquainted with the program and your controls. 

Register for Senior College >> 

Senior College Fall 2020  Lectures

  • The New Green Revolution for Africa
    Bill Moseley, Geography/Food, Agriculture & Society, Macalester College
  • The Year(s) of the Whistleblower
    Heidi Kitrosser
    , University of Minnesota Law School
  • All the News That’s Fit to Ignore: Changing Audiences for Political Information Online and Offline
    Benjamin Toff, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota
  • In Search of Krazy Kat
    Michael Tisserand, 
    author of KRAZY, a New York Times notable book
  • Border Crisis? Central American Immigration in Historical Perspective
    Brian Larkin, History, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University
  • Economic Implications of COVID-19
    Louis Johnston,
    Economics, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University
  • What’s Next on the Docket for Net Neutrality?
    Christopher Terry, Journalism/Mass Communications, University of Minnesota
  • The Trump Administration in Latin America: The Return of the Monroe Doctrine
    Gary Prevost
    , Political Science, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University
  • Geopolitics and Global Governance
    Tom Hanson, Diplomat in Residence, University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Election 2020 Preview
    David Schultz
    , Political Science, Hamline University
  • Immune System Response to Viral Infections
    Rachel Johnson
    , Biology, University of Minnesota Morris
  • Health Care Policy
    Claire Haeg
    , Political Science, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University
  • My Love Affair with Willa Cather
    Annette Atkins, 
    History, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University
  • Why We Need Poetry
    Joyce Sutphen,
    Literature and Creative Writing, Gustavus Adolphus and Minnesota Poet Laureate

 

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Senior College is a lecture series for adults in West Central Minnesota. A variety of quality, college level lectures with scholars from across the state stimulate learning and fuel curiosities in a congenial setting at the Alexandria Technical & Community College.

A public kick-off event launches each fall and spring semester, and a short winter session in January is offered for the weather-hardy. Senior College is designed for adults 50+ and welcomes adults of any age. A single registration allows access to all lectures.

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Senior College goes virtual for Fall 2020

Jun 18, 2020 | 2:25 PM

As we stay safely at home, we can still join in learning about our world. Senior College faculty are ready to offer their lectures via Zoom. 

The Fall 2020 Season begins Tuesday September 15 and continues Tuesdays and Thursdays through October 29. This season includes 14 lectures - each an opportunity to connect with seniors across the region!

We are convening via ZOOM.  With a single click, you are joining the group.  You can safely connect from ANY device with internet access that has audio – computer, laptop, ipad, phone.  We will offer a trial run before the season begins to assure your set up works and to get acquainted with the program and your controls. 

Register for Senior College >> 

Senior College Fall 2020  Lectures

  • The New Green Revolution for Africa
    Bill Moseley, Geography/Food, Agriculture & Society, Macalester College
  • The Year(s) of the Whistleblower
    Heidi Kitrosser
    , University of Minnesota Law School
  • All the News That’s Fit to Ignore: Changing Audiences for Political Information Online and Offline
    Benjamin Toff, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota
  • In Search of Krazy Kat
    Michael Tisserand, 
    author of KRAZY, a New York Times notable book
  • Border Crisis? Central American Immigration in Historical Perspective
    Brian Larkin, History, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University
  • Economic Implications of COVID-19
    Louis Johnston,
    Economics, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University
  • What’s Next on the Docket for Net Neutrality?
    Christopher Terry, Journalism/Mass Communications, University of Minnesota
  • The Trump Administration in Latin America: The Return of the Monroe Doctrine
    Gary Prevost
    , Political Science, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University
  • Geopolitics and Global Governance
    Tom Hanson, Diplomat in Residence, University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Election 2020 Preview
    David Schultz
    , Political Science, Hamline University
  • Immune System Response to Viral Infections
    Rachel Johnson
    , Biology, University of Minnesota Morris
  • Health Care Policy
    Claire Haeg
    , Political Science, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University
  • My Love Affair with Willa Cather
    Annette Atkins, 
    History, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University
  • Why We Need Poetry
    Joyce Sutphen,
    Literature and Creative Writing, Gustavus Adolphus and Minnesota Poet Laureate

 

Register for Senior College >> 


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