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Registration now open for life-long learning program, Mini College

Thursday, March 24, 2016

LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Mini College offers adults a weeklong experience to expand their horizons right here in Lawrence. The 2016 session will include classes in a wide variety of subjects, from a walking tour of Marvin Grove and discussions about environmentally sustainable art to classes on the Ebola virus and civil rights.

A sample of course titles for Mini College, which runs June 6-9, include:

  • "The Expert’s Guide to the Sci-Fi Galaxy: Explore the Genre with KU’s Grand Master" (English)
  • "How Music Inspired and Sustained the Civil Rights Movement" (history)
  • "Status Quo No More: Engaging in Acts of Leadership" (leadership studies)
  • "Sustainable Art Practice" (visual art)
  • "Monarch Watch: The Challenge of Sustaining the Monarch Migration" (ecology & evolutionary biology)
  • "The Catch-22 of Leadership in the Workplace for Women and Minorities" (public affairs & administration)
  • "Mathematical Model of the Transmission Dynamics of the 2014 Ebola Outbreaks" (ecology & evolutionary biology)
  • "Sit-In or Occupy? Comparing Baby Boomers and Millennials" (public affairs & administration)
  • "Broadway and Blasphemy" (theatre)
  • "Deliberate Destructions of Ancient Sites and Monuments: A Short History" (Jewish studies)

Registration for Mini College is now open. The cost is $300, which includes all classes, light breakfasts, all lunches and two dinners. Accommodations have been arranged at special rates in the area for participants. For the full college experience, participants can stay in on-campus student housing. The program is open to all adults regardless of whether they are KU alumni. Visit the Mini College site to register today. For more information, contact Jessica Beeson or Charles Neiss at 785-864-4815 or minicollege@ku.edu.

Mini College, which draws about 150 participants a year, is a program developed through the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. As the largest academic unit at KU, the College is uniquely positioned to offer a broad program that satisfies a wide variety of interests. Courses span the humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, social and behavioral sciences, international and interdisciplinary studies, and the arts.