The KU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Seward County Community College/Area Technical School have teamed up to offer two new courses for age 50+ learners in Southwest Kansas.
These short, non-credit courses offer innovative learning opportunities for the sheer joy of learning.
“Old Soldiers Never Die: Civil War Veterans and the Settling of Kansas” will be offered 2-4 p.m., Nov. 1, 8 and 15 in AA137 of the Hobble Academic Building, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.
What is less often discussed is the tremendous influx of veterans in the years immediately following the Civil War. These veterans helped to create the state of Kansas and were an important reason it became known as "the Soldier State." This course will examine the immigration patterns of these soldiers as they came to Kansas and will chronicle their important achievements in helping to create the state we now call home.
The second course, “Globalization: America’s Evolving Role in the World of Today and Tomorrow,” will be offered from 7-9 p.m., Nov. 9, 16, and 23 in AA137 of the Hobble Academic Building, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.
The world's political and economic landscape is changing more rapidly today than at any point in history. The driving force behind these changes, through which world powers are made and broken, is globalization. This process has at once fueled the growth and wealth of the United States and presented it with a variety of new challenges. Explore with us what globalization holds for the future of the U.S., for our daily lives, and for nations and societies around the globe.
These classes require no homework, out-of-class preparation or testing. Each class is $35. Both classes are $55. Enroll online at or call toll-free 877-404-5823.