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Sure, you have heard of Amelia Earhart and Dwight D. Eisenhower, but how many of you know Actress Elizabeth Taylor had ties to Kansas? Or that the Tony Awards were the inspiration of a Kansan, as was the architect who designed the Empire State Building. In this class, we will explore Famous Kansans. We will look at those who made news through the years as well as those who inspired and caused us to reach higher for the stars. From the arts to sports, businesses and crusaders, we'll look at the characters who made Kansas famous. Instructor: Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Wichita State University

Location Weeks Starts Day Time Fee
HMC 4 10/22 T 7-9p  $69

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




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The neighborhood west of the river has been both one of the city's oldest areas and also the location for its most recent developments. Whether called Elgin, West Wichita or Delano, this area has experienced the cattle years, Victorian boom times and Syrian immigration. It has been the source of the city's entrepreneurial spirit from Travel Air to local business landmarks. Join us as we explore the many layers of this vibrant and ever-changing part of our city! Instructor: Dr. Jay Price, Chair & Professor,Department of History, Wichita State University 
Tour Date: 10/19 Fee: $40 
10a - Arrive - Hatman Jacks 
12p - Lunch 
1p - Depart Hatman Jacks

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




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During the 1920s, some of the wealthiest people in the world were turning up dead. This award-winning book, "Killers of the Flower Moon" by best-selling author David Grann, explores how the murders began after oil was discovered on land the Osage owned. The murders prompted the newly-formed FBI to investigate. Currently, the book is in the process of being adapted into a movie by Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. We'll discuss the book, the characters and the aftermath as events played out in Oklahoma. Instructor: Beccy Tanner, Adjunct Instructor,Department of History, Wichita State University 

Location Weeks Starts Day Time Fee 
HMC 4 9/10 T 7-9p $84 
*Includes book

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




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Winston Churchill's fascinating life spanned nearly a century, a period that saw tremendous changes in Britain as well as abroad and which continue to have relevance in today's world. Churchill's role as a statesman, politician, adventurer, writer, painter, humorist, hero and failure was played out against a backdrop of some of the most dramatic events of modern history. Join us as we examine the life, and especially the times, of the world of Churchill, including the echoes of those times and events that still have implications for our world. Lectures, interesting videos and readings, will provide the context for our lively discussions. Instructor: Dr. John Dreifort,Professor of History, Wichita State University,and Executive Secretary, Wichita Committee on Foreign Relations

Location Weeks Starts Day Time Fee 
HMC 10 9/5 Th 1:30-3:30p $157

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




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This class will explore the history of Wichita by looking closely at the people who lived and died here. Our journey begins with discussion focused on the notable Wichita residents buried at Highland Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Wichita. Founded in the 1870s, the cemetery is the final resting place of such notable Wichitans as Harry Dockum, L.W. Clapp, Ben Eaton, Margaret Brown Innes and William "Buffalo Bill" Matthewson. Governor William Stanley and 13 Wichita mayors are also among the 17,000 people buried there. Week one the class will meet at the WSU Metropolitan Complex. Week two the class will conclude with a guided walking tour of Highland Cemetery. Instructor: Barb Myers, Local Historian and President, Friends of the Wichita Pioneers 

Location Weeks Starts Day Time Fee 
HMC 2 10/12 Sat 10a-12p $49

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




This course contains no sessions
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