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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.


Click HERE to Register for Diversity and Food in Kansas March 28, 2019 to April 18, 2019, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Photographer, journalist, essayist, autobiographer, biographer, novelist, poet, filmmaker, composer, Kansan. This course will review the life and career of the fifteenth child
of Sarah and Andrew Jackson Parks who was born in Fort Scott, Kansas, and who went on to become an accomplished and recognized creative genius and an international celebrity, starting with his conscious and deliberate decision to let his camera be his "choice of weapons" to fight hatred, discrimination and racism. Together, we will study Parks'
personal and professional life and celebrate his photography, poems, writing, films and
artistry. We will also explore Parks' multiple connections to Wichita and Wichita State
University.

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.


Click HERE to Register for Gordon Parks, 1912-2006 March 7-28, 2019, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
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 Refugees and Global Migration, The Middle East: Regional Disorder, Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future, The Rise of Populism in Europe, Decoding U.S. - China Trade, Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics, The United States
and Mexico: Partnership Tested, and State of the State Department and Diplomacy.

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.


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Originally part of the city's industrial section, Wichita's North End has recently become known for its cultural diversity. Join us as we explore the city's transportation history at Broadway and 21st, highlight landmarks such as the Nomar Theater, reflect on recent revitalization efforts, and study how several generations of immigrants from Latin America and Asia have transformed this neighborhood and Wichita as a whole.

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.


Click HERE to Register for Historic Walking Tour of the North End Saturday, April 27, 2019
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.


Click HERE to Register for Quirky Kansas 2018 February 5, 2019 to March 19, 2019, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex