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Germans go for bierocks, Czechs eat kaloches, what do the rest of us eat? In the late 19th century, Kansas was filled with pockets of diversity as Swedes, Volga Germans, Italians, Irish and African Americans settled the state in communities often resembling their villages back home. This is a class on how food hasdefined who we are as Kansans. We will look at the history and the characters who helped spread the word about good food and places to go. Through festivals, fund-raisers and potlucks, this is a class for Kansas foodaholics.

Instructor:
Beccy Tanner, WSU Department of History Adjunct & Wichita Eagle Reporter



Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Join our weekly conversations as we engage in an exciting and intellectually stimulating discussion of challenging current global issues and their implications for America today and in the future. Lectures, readings, and expert commentators provided in video programs developed by the Foreign Policy Association will provide context for our lively discussions. Topics include the waning of Pax Americana, Russia's foreign policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, Media & foreign policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africa's fragile democracy, and Global health: Progress and challenges.

Instructor:
Dr. John Dreifort, Professor of History, Wichita State University & Executive Secretary of the Wichita Committee on Foreign Policy

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Since the 1880s, College Hill has been one of Wichita's most prestigious neighborhoods. Join us on this walking tour to experience the colors of fall and explore this equally colorful part of the city. We will meet at St. James Episcopal Church and tour the art and architecture of this prominent local house ofworship. Next, we will venture to College Hill Park where we will learn about architects such as Proudfoot and Bird. From there, we head to the Tudor Revival landmark of the Hillcrest. We will continue the tour north of Douglas to learn about recent developments. Throughout, you will gain new insight into our city and learn how to read a landscape by learning the basics of architectural history from bungalows to Carthalite to Frank Lloyd Wright.

Instructor:
Jay Price, Chair & Professor, Department of History, Wichita State University



Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Explore historic downtown Wichita. Once the rowdy center of a western cattle town, the area transitioned into an ever changing commercial and financial hub. Our tour will begin and end at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, where local historians will guide us through the museum. Afterwards we will explore historical sites along Douglas Avenue in the heart of downtown Wichita. The tour includes lunch at the AVI Restaurant and Chophouse located inside the historic Drury Broadview Hotel. Fee: $40 per person

9:00 AM - Meet at Sedgwick County Historical Museum
9 - 10:30 - Tour Museum
10:30 - Noon Walking Tour
Noon - 1:00 PM Lunch AVI
1:00 - 1:15 Walk back to Museum

Tour length: 1 morning, Saturday, April 28 Time: 9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Facilitator: Dr. Jay Price, Department Chair & Professor of History, Wichita State University

Cancellation Policy
TRIP CANCELLATION: A 15% administrative fee willbe assessed on all cancellations received more than 7 days prior to departure. NO REFUNDS will be issued within 6 days of trip departure.

Join us as we examine the Holocaust, perhaps the defining event of the 20th century. Learn how genocide took place in the heart of Europe and the implications these crimes have for our most cherished assumptions about progress, civilization and modernity. Through lectures, discussions, films and readings, we will explore the reasons why perpetrators, bystanders andvictims took the twisted road to Auschwitz. In the process, we will touch on many salient issues related to the history of genocide: racial, national and ideological influences, the impact of war, mass political mobilizations, the response of Jews and Jewish communities, global knowledge, and how it has been remembered.

Instructor:
Jeff Hayton, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Wichita State University



Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Join us as we continue to explore the quirkier, unique sides of Kansas. Topics include places to go, eat and hang out, famous Kansans and festivals, and unique places you don't want to miss. After more than 4 decades as a journalist at The Wichita Eagle, The Salina Journal and other Kansas newspapers, Beccy Tanner has explored all parts of Kansas and has discovered there are still many stories to tell.

Instructor:
Beccy Tanner, Reporter, Wichita Eagle

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

During Frank Lloyd Wright's 70 years of work, architecture and building techniques radically changed. We will explore Wright's ideas relative to these changes as we look at his body of work and discuss his continued influence on architecture today. Classes will include an in depth tour of the Frank LloydWright designed Allen House and WSU's own Corbin Education Center.

Instructor:
Burt Burngardt, Docent, Allen House

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Did you know that Kansas was covered by a vast inland sea during the Age of Dinosaurs? The evidence is preserved in the many fossils that have been collected from the Smoky Hill Chalk in western Kansas since 1867. There were giant sea monsters called mosasaurs, flying reptiles like Pteranodon, birds with teeth, huge sharks and more. Kansas fossils are exhibited in museums around the world. Join us to learn more about the fascinating (and extinct) sea creatures that have been discovered in Kansas, the paleontologists who collected them and the ocean bottom geology of our state..

Instructor:
Mike Everhart, Adjunct Curator of Paleontology, Sternberg Museum of Natural History

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.