Quincy University’s Pursuit in Learning in Society (POLIS) spring semester class schedule has been released. POLIS is an opportunity for lifelong learning for seniors. There are no tests. The atmosphere is casual and welcoming. There is even a coffee and cookie break after the first hour of each course.

Spring Class Schedule:

  • 13 – “The Presidency and the Constitution” – Dr. Bill Postiglione
  • 21 – “The Investment Environment” – Dr. Mitch Ellison
  • 22 and March 1 – “Not Even Past: Race, Religion and History in William Faulkner’s Short Fiction” – Dr. Michael Keller
  • 28 – “Canton, Culver-Stockton College and the Civil War in Northeast Missouri” – Dr. Scott Giltner
  • March 8 – “Les Misérables: Themes, Motifs and Symbols” – Maryam Chaudhry
  • March 9 – “Presidential Powers Under the Constitution” – Jim Palmer
  • March 21 – “The High Country: Altitude and Latitude” – Dr. Alfred F. Pogge
  • March 22 – “Rethinking the Center of Paul’s Theology: The Gospel and Faith” –
    Matthew Bates
  • March 27 – “Important Women in the Life of Stephen A. Douglas” – Dr. David Costigan
  • April 5 – “Ulysses S. Grant” – Beth Young
  • April 6 – “The Role of Humans in the Emergence and the Re-Emergence of Disease” – Dr. Kim Hale
  • April 11 – “Luther, the Jews, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust” – Dr. Wendell Mauter
  • April 13 – “Ethical Dilemmas at End of Life” – Jonathan Miles
  • April 18 – “Media Literacy: How Your Filter Bubble is Hiding the Truth and Making You Angry” – Nora Baldner
  • April 19 – “The Other Side: The Palestinian Perspective” – Neveen Ayesh
  • April 20 – “Gustav Holst’s The Planets: A Look at a Timeless Piece 100 Years After Its First Performance” – Dr. Christine Damm
  • April 25 – “What is Legal Aid?” – Larry Ruemmler, J.D.
  • April 27 – “Reading the Bible Again for the First Time VI: The Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts” – Dr. Len Biallas
  • May 1 and May 3 – “Selected Poetry and Prose of John Donne” – Dr. Joseph Messina
  • May 11 – POLIS Annual End of the Year Party- FREE- 2:00 p.m. in the North Cafeteria

The cost of a POLIS membership is $15 per semester, and each two-hour class is $4 to

attend. Anyone is welcome to bring friends and attend one class free of charge. Registration is

Wednesday, Jan. 24 and Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm at Quincy University’s North Campus, or forms can be submitted by mail. Classes during the semester will be held at North Campus 2-4 p.m., and signs will indicate directions to the individual classes. All Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday classes are in the North Cafeteria which is on lower level one. All Friday classes are in Strieby Room 323-A on the third level.

To be added to the POLIS mailing list and receive a brochure describing all spring classes plus a registration form, please email polis@quincy.edu with a name and address, call 217-228-5594, or visit the POLIS webpage at www.quincy.edu/polis.