The Pursuit of Learning in Society (POLIS), a Quincy University sponsored organization that allows active adults over 55 years of age to continue a lifetime of learning while relaxing in a comfortable academic setting, will host its first class of fall semester on Friday, September 13th. Local artist and author, Linda Buetching will host a watercolor painting class.
Over a dozen courses are on the agenda for the spring POLIS semester including:
- Watercolor Painting on Book Page, Linda Buechting, September 13
- Civil War in St. Louis and Lunch on the “Hill,” Dr. Gary Carter, September 18 (additional fees apply)
- Congressman Extraordinaire- My take on S. A. Douglass, Dr. David Costigan, September 20 and 27
- Nursing in Quincy: A Microcosm of Nursing History, Arlis Dittmer, MA. MLS, Blessing Riemann College of Nursing, September 24
- True Grit, Dr. Mary Ann Klien, October 3
- Faith and Reason: The two Wings of the Human Soul, Dr. Daniel Strudwick, October 4
- The JFK Assassination: 50 Years Later, Dr. Justin Coffey, October 8
- Eastern Turkey, Land od Angry Ghosts, Dr. Patrick Hotle and John A. Sperry Jr., October 15
- Piedmont Blues Guitar Jonathan Barnard, October 25
- Investing, Investments and Investment Planning-Part 2, Burnard McHone, October 29 and 31
- Making Tianjin Style Crepe- Chinese Street Food. Dr. Ping Ye, November 1st
- Grandparents and Teen Grandchildren: Understanding, Communication, and Survival, Ray Heilmann November 5
- Quincy Human Rights Commission, Liza Hayashi, November 8
- Human Evolution, Dr. Alfred F. Pogge, November 12
- Historical Quincy Church: Unitarian Church, Dr./Rev. Rob Manning, November 15
- History is for Squares!, Rabbi Michael Datz, November 21 and 22
- Edward Coles: An Early Illinois Hero, Dr. Joe Messina, November 26
POLIS members are introduced to new subjects and ideas without the strain of outside study, paper writing, or test taking, while engaging in stimulating lectures and conversations with knowledgeable experts. Courses are designed to open minds and stimulate thinking about variety of subjects and are taught by University professors, field experts, religious leaders, physicians and more.
Membership for one semester is $30. Each session of a class costs only $3. You can attend one class or all of them. Anyone who is of the right age can even come and audit one class for no charge.
Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. The university has 15 intercollegiate sports and is a member of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women.