Monday, April 29 - 6:30 p.m.
1515 St. Andrews Dr.
Monday, April 29, 2019, St Andrews Classroom
We'll mosey out to the Flint Hills to the Hoy family's Flying W Ranch. What could be better on a spring morning than a leisurely horse- drawn wagon ride across the Flint Hills? During the ride,we'll learn about the area's history and its inhabitants. A mouth-watering chuck wagon lunch will await us following the ride and cowboy historian Jim Hoy will sing cowboy tunes and share cowboy culture. This may be your highlight of the spring.
Friday, May 3
7 a.m.- Coach departs KU Edwards Campus, 12600 Quivira Rd., Overland Park, and returns by 5:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - Coach departs Osher Institute, 1515 St.Andrews Dr., Lawrence, and returns by 8:30 p.m.
9 a.m -Coach departs the parking lot at I-70 and K-177 (near Manhattan) and returns by 3:00 p.m.
$125 fee includes charter coach transportation, ranch tour, entertainment and lunch
Refund must be requested by April 25,minus a $15 administrative fee.
Due to the popularity of this event, we have added a second trip to the Flying W Ranch. See the link below: Monday, May 6, 2019, Flying W Ranch.
Friday, May 3, 2019, Flying W Ranch
Monday, May 6, 2019, Flying W Ranch
Who and where are America's indigenous descendants now, and how are they faring? Topics will cover Kansas Tribes, including the Wyandot Nation; the 2012 Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission; Pottawatomie Prairie Band Nation and the historic Cobell v. Salazar case, alleging the U.S. government's mishandling of Indian trust funds (filed in 1996 and settled for $3.4 billion in 2009); and the Doctrine of Discovery (will it ever be repudiated?). And, finally, with visits by Native American tribe members, we will discuss current tribal issues and also learn about the Native Americans recently elected to government positions.
April 11-25, 2019, Kansas City Kansas Community College Technical Education Center, Room M118
February 12-26, 2019, McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff
March 14-28, 2019, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
Imagine a day without space-based capabilities. What would happen to television? How would we forecast the weather? Global finance would grind to a halt. The stock markets would crash.Credit cards would be useless. Air travel would stop. These capabilities touch your daily life in ways that are unperceived. This course will examine the American and global dependency on these systems: Where are the satellites? How do they orbit? Do solar flares really cause problems on earth? How does GPS really work? How critical are satellites to national security and commerce? And in all of those movies, what is fact versus fiction?
April 9-23, 2019, Townplace Suites, Jayhawk Room
Join us for a nostalgic tour that includes John Wayne's birthplace, the Walter Cronkite Memorial in Missouri and the iconic covered bridges of Madison County in Iowa.
Departing the Osher Institute, we'll pickup travelers at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, arriving in St. Joseph, Missouri, Walter Cronkite's hometown and site of a national memorial to "the most trusted man in America." Then we'll make our way to Des Moines, check into our hotel and enjoy an early get-acquainted reception. Then it's off to Des Moines' historic East Village - a popular venue of shops, galleries, entertainment and restaurants. It's a perfect spring evening to sightsee,shop and have dinner on your own.
On Friday, we'll be greeted with coffee and apple fritters before our guided tour of the famed Covered Bridges of Madison County with time to explore several sites. Then it's lunch on the square at the historic Northside Café - featured in the "Bridges" movie. Finally we'll visit the birthplace and museum of Marion Robert Morrison. You know him as John Wayne.
Thursday-Friday, May 9-10
7:30 a.m. - Coach departs Osher Institute, 1515 St.Andrews Dr. on Thursday and returns on Friday at approximately 6 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - Coach departs KU Edwards Campus, 12600 Quivira Rd., Overland Park, on Thursday and returns on Friday at approximately 5 p.m.
$325 fee per person - double occupancy
$385 fee per person - single occupancy
Fee includes coach transportation, lodging, breakfast, admission fees and lunches on Thursday and Friday.
Refund must be requested by May 2, minus a $15 administrative fee.
May 9-10, 2019, St Andrews Classroom
June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, France. The largest military operation of the war, Overlord was the high point of the Greatest Generation's campaign to rid the world of Nazi tyranny. Gen. Dwight Eisenhower led thousands of Allied soldiers, sailors and airmen in an operation that witnessed extraordinary acts of courage, heroism and determination. We will discuss the planning, preparation and personalities of Overlord, highlighting the airborne and amphibious forces whose extraordinary accomplishments made legendary Pointe du Hoc, Ste.- Mère-Église, and Utah and Omaha beaches.
February 12-26, 2019, Townplace Suites, Jayhawk Room
Join KU Libraries as they celebrate the golden anniversary of Kenneth Spencer Research Library. A tour of the library will include an in-depth look at the updated North Gallery,the renovated conservation lab and University Archives, as well as a thorough look at the current exhibition titled "Meet the Spencers: A Marriage of Arts and Sciences." Additionally, a selection of collection items will be pulled, providing attendees a hands-on experience with some original materials. Knowledgeable librarians will be available to provide insider details during this behind-the-scenes visit.
Friday, April 26
9 a.m. - Coach departs Osher Institute, 1515 St. Andrews Dr., Lawrence
9:30 a.m. - Behind-the scenes tour of the Spencer Research Library
Noon - Lunch at the Kansas Memorial Union
1 p.m. - Coach departs for the Osher Institute
Friday, April 26, 2019, Spencer Research Library
This course will explore the historical development of the U.S.-Mexico border from the perspective of both Mexico and the United States.Together, we will explore how the border evolved and hardened through the creation of the Border Patrol, the Mexican Revolution and the effects of Prohibition. We'll review personal accounts, photographs and songs of"borderlanders," along with government officials providing crucial context to today's current debates. Finally, we will examine how to negotiate the border in the age of nationalism.
Please note that while the dates for this course are correct (March 21, 28 & April 4), the Osher spring catalog incorrectly lists this course as meeting on Tuesdays; it is actually meeting on Thursdays.
March 21, 2019 to April 4, 2019, Kansas City Kansas Community College Technical Education Center, Room M118
March 7-21, 2019, Townplace Suites, Jayhawk Room
April 2-16, 2019, Regnier Hall 153