Continued Learning @ UE Courses

The University of Evansville is offering the following courses through our Continued Learning at UE program. Complete the registration form to become a member and secure your spot in a course today.

Fall 2018

Session I

Meet weekly on Wednesday’s

  • September 5 - October 3
    9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Writing Through Life’s Transitions - $30

    Changes and transitions occur throughout every life. Some we choose, some are imposed upon us. Some we believe to be positive, some negative; some bring joy, others pain. Some are even “non-event transitions,” as when a cherished dream fails to happen. Creating a strategy to guide you through a current transition (or in anticipation of one) does make a difference, by offering you support, sharpening your insights, and helping you make a plan.

    In this five-session class, you will learn the stages all life transitions follow, how to identify the stage you are in—and why that’s important, and effective strategies, including proven writing techniques, to deepen your discovery process and guide you through your transitions to many positive new beginnings.

    Materials/readings suggested for the course: Handouts provided by the instructor. Participants will need to bring their own journal (paper or electronic).

    Instructor: Barbara Stahura, CJF

  • September 5 - October 3
    2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Painting with the Masters - $30

    Ever wondered how Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet and Seurat created their pieces? Come learn how these masters artists works, go behind the technique and make your own masterpiece. Each class will have history on each artist and a change to learn how they did what they did. This class is for beginners and advanced. Please bring whatever water based medium you wish to, brushes, a small water vessel and either some canvas or watercolor paper.

    Instructor: Michelle Peterlin


Session II

  • October 17 - November 14
    9:00 a.m.
    Art Sampler: Introduction to Printing on Fabric - $30

    Join local artist Lynda Heines as we explore several easy and fun fabric surface design techniques. In this 5-session class, students will delve into the basics of leaf printing, foam stamp making, gel plate printing, and freezer paper resist. At the end of class you’ll have several finished projects to keep or gift. Try this sampler and find your new artistic passion.

    Art Sample

  • October 17 - November 14
    2:00 p.m.
    THE POWER OF STORY: Creation, Cosmology, Connection Why are we here? What is the purpose of human life? Are we special among the creatures? What happens when we die? - $30

    We have questions. We wonder what is true about how life began, so we use stories to explain ourselves to ourselves. Stories connect us, identify us and give meaning to the mysteries of human life. In this 5 week course we will mine the treasures of many of the creation stories from around the world. We will explore the Genesis stories, the Enuma Elish and more.

    These tales of origins give us a fascinating window into the minds of our ancient ancestors and how they made sense of their worlds.

    Instructor: Ange Humphrey

  • October 24 and 31, November 7 and 14
    4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
    Immigration and Anti-Immigrant Movements in American History - $30

    This course will examine the emergence and development of anti-immigration movements in the United States from the country’s founding to the present day, with special emphasis on these movements in the period from the 1860s to the 1920s. Our purpose is partly to consider the changing nature of immigration itself over this span of time, in terms of the origins of immigrants and the volume of the immigrant trade. It is also to look at the factors which gave rise to nativist responses to such immigration and to assess the extent to which both economic and cultural factors fueled anti-immigrant sentiment. We will also consider where the political movements which sprang from such sentiment fit into the American political party system. We will spend some time at the end of the course considering how the current immigration debate both resembles and differs from that of the past.

    Book Note: Available in UE bookstore but one copy of each will be placed on two-hour reserve in the UE library. John Higham, Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860-1924 (Rutgers University Press, 1998)

    Instructor: Dr. Daniel Gahan, Department of History

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