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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 has defined 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 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.


October 18, 2018 to November 8, 2018, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
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 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.


Saturday, October 20, 2018
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 and victims 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 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.


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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.


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.