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Courses

Join us as we experience the food, culture, and dance of India at Cinnamon's Restaurant, one of Greenville's own authentic Indian Restaurants. What a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than with great people and great food!
This class will examine the Allied and Axis preparations for battle, the Panzer attacks at Deir el Shein with the Eighth Army defenses, the XXX Corps directive to capture Tel el Eisa with the resulting outcomes, and the First Battle of Ruweisat Ridge with New Zealand brigades breaking through minefields to strike elements of the 15th Panzer Division.
Although an hour drive from Greenville to the Aurora Fossil Museum you will travel 28 million years back in time. George Powell is a local amateur paleontologist, and will be leading this trip. On this trip, you will see fossil remains of creatures that lived in Eastern North Carolina including: whales, walrus, seals, sharks, stingrays, and fish.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, Aurora Fossil Museum ( No seats currently available )

ECU will host the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Program. The Program consists of a series of lectures by academic and professional experts on topics of global significance, over eight consecutive weeks.

The Great Decisions Program is the oldest and largest grassroots world affairs educational program of its kind in the country.

This program is a collaboration between the Lifelong Learning Program and the Pitt County Historical Society. The speaker, Roger Kammerer, will excite attendees with Ghost Stories of Pitt County. The cost of lunch will be on your own.
We will explore Holocaust History in order to find lesons for today, such as how to combat, effectively, bullies, bigots (any expression of prejudice), and abusers (domestic violence), all of which are forms of corruption (abuse of power). We will retell stories of rescuers and resisters to find inspiration to battle today's evils. And we will discuss faith after the Holocaust.
Perhaps tucked away in the back of our minds is a simplistic notion that a long time ago the heavens opened and the Bible-King James Version, black leather binding, your name printed in gold, and a red locater ribbon-slipped out of the hands of an angel to God's people. Of course, when we really think about it, we know it was not anything like that. It's a much more complex-and fascinating-story.
Book group members are often women, but here's a group FOR MEN, though women are welcome. The focus is on non-fiction books of history and historical figures. Members will choose and discuss a different book every month. You will get the chance to make new friends and discuss interesting and stimulating topics.
This is the story of the 1983 United States led invasion of the Caribbean Island of Grenada. A former part of the United Kingdom that had gained independence in 1974 found itself under the control of the lost New Jewel Movement in 1979 with the murder of revolutionary Prime Minister Manrico Bishop in October 1983.
The Lifelong Learning program is excited to once again host its bi-annual kickoff where attendees will have the chance to meet Lifelong Learning Instructors, Office of Continuing Studies Staff, partnering programs and many more. The catalog will be available for pickup, and attendees will have the opportunity to register for upcoming courses, special events and trips. Refreshments will be available. Seating is limited, so please register in advance.
Military medicine dates to antiquity and for centuries has dealt with the attempts to provide care to large numbers of wounded and ill soldiers and civilians in urban, rural, and remote environments. This course will discuss in brief some aspects of military medicine from the Napoleonic period and the American Civil War through recent Middle East wars.
Military medicine dates to antiquity and for centuries has dealt with the attempts to provide care to large numbers of wounded and ill soldiers and civilians in urban, rural and remote environments. This course will discuss in brief some aspects of military medicine from the Napoleonic period and American Civil War to the recent Middle East wars.
Somerset Plantation

Somerset Place is a state historic site offering a comprehensive and realistic view of 19th-century life on a large North Carolina plantation.

This class is designed to discuss the prophets of God and why God sent many prophets and Messengers. In the Holy Book Qur'an, God mentioned twenty five messengers, and five of strong will. These five are Abraham, Noah, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad (PBUH). In this class, we will review the life and mission of these five Prophets based on the Qur'anic stories.
For many years North Carolina played a secondary role in presidential politics. That changed dramatically in 2008 when Democrat Obama narrowly won the state's electoral votes. Trump carried the state in 2016,but few states received more attention from the candidates and the media. If the state turned purple in presidential politics, Republicans achieved unprecedented gains in state politics, notably on the legislative level. And statewide elections were as competitive as could be. We will look at the reasons for these trends and the connections between national and state politics. Class will also look at factors unique to North Carolina. And we will compare the quality of current leadership to that of earlier times.Finally, where are we headed as a state and country.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 ( No seats currently available )

Do you know when you're down South? What makes the South a distinct cultural region within the USA? Is southern food part of the answer? How is "being southern" similar for such diverse groups as African Americans and Jewish Americans? How has southern culture shaped the region's political history? Has southern distinctiveness almost faded away today? Are southerners the only group to whom "politically-correct" limitations on humor do not apply?