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You won't want to miss this special online Veterans Day presentation. Dr. Bernie Kish, a KU Sports Management Lecturer and a veteran of the US Army, serving on active duty for over 29 years, completing his service as a Full Colonel, will present a lecture focused on the first Armistice Day in 1919. He will examine the celebration of that holiday throughout America and discuss the change to Veterans Day in 1954 spearheaded by a Congressman from Emporia, Kansas. He will share personal reflections of many who gave their lives for our country.This fascinating lecture will be coupled with a Panel of Veterans Discussion comprised of Veterans who represent World War II, the Korean, Vietnam, Gulf Wars, plus Iraq and Afghanistan all discussing their memories of those wars. Instructor Bio: Bernie Kish has taught sport management classes at KU since 2005. One of the classes that he created and teaches is The History and Tradition of Kansas Athletics. He also authored the chapter on KU Athletics in the recently published book Transforming the University of Kansas. A history, 1965-2015. Kish is a veteran of the US Army, serving on active duty for over 29 years and completing his service as a Full Colonel. $25 fee


Wednesday, November 11, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Join Osher favorite, Janice Stuerzl, for a one-time online offering exploring the working village of Argenteuil, on the outskirts of Paris, the birthplace of Impressionism. In the early 1870's, young artists who wanted to experiment with new styles and new subjects gathered at the home of Claude Monet in Argenteuil. There they plotted a strategy for promoting their art, which had been rejected by the establishment. We will examine these extraordinary works and discover much about the beginning of Impressionism and what its artists hoped to achieve. This class is sure to delight art enthusiasts of all kinds.  Instructor Bio: Janice Stuerzl has a lifelong passion for art history. After retiring from a 20-year career in social work, she became a docent at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She has contributed research on French decorative arts for interior design books and has been field editor for interior design articles in national magazines.Fee$25 Fee


Thursday, October 1, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)