Continued Learning @ UE Courses

The University of Evansville is offering the following courses through our Continued Learning at UE program in Fall 2022. Complete the registration form to secure your spot today.

September 14 – October 12

Hidden Mysteries of the Bible - $45

9:00 a.m. On Campus
University Library, LI 203

Do you love a mystery? Have you experienced the thrill of a treasure hunt? The Bible is filled with both mystery and treasure. In this course, we will examine topics such as: Intrigue in those Boring Genealogies, Shining the Light on the Shadows, The Secret of the Advent, Unveiling the Mystery, the Treasure of Scripture. Our exploration will take us from the seemingly mundane to the miraculous, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Join us as we peel back layers of the Scripture to gain an even deeper understanding of some of the hidden mysteries of the Bible. There is always more to learn.

Course Materials: The Bible, Cosmic Codes: Chuck Missler, Science Speaks: Peter W. Stoner, The Handwriting of God: Grant Jeffrey, The Book of Mysteries: Jonathan Cahn

Instructors: Kris, Karen, Kathie, and Linda are sisters who are a little north of middle age and a bit south of rigor mortis. They write and speak together and have indie published three devotionals: Take a Deep Breath…It’s Christmas, Catch Your Breath…It’s a New Beginning, The Resurrection…It’s Breathtaking. Their newest book, Get on Your Knee Replacements and Pray, launched in April 2019, and was published by FaithWords, a division of Hachette Publishing. All four are graduates of Malone University, Canton, Ohio, with degrees in education. They have over 100 years of combined teaching experiences. All are moms, grandmothers, and Bible teachers.

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Painting with the Masters: The Modernists, Part II - $45

1:00 p.m. On Campus

This class will be a brief art history and technique study of one artist per session followed by a hands-on painting lesson using the specific artist’s method.

Instructor: Michelle Peterlin. Michelle Vezina Peterlin is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she studied under legendary painters John Grillo and Leonard Gongora and received a degree in painting. She was born and raised in Gardner, Massachusetts. Currently, she resides with her husband in Evansville, IN. She has been a professional artist for over 30 years and currently exhibits her work throughout the United States.

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October 19 – November 16

Boys Named Tzu: An Introduction to the Philosophies of Ancient China - $45

11:00 a.m. On campus
University Library, LI 203

From 481 to 221 BCE, the people of China fought a seven-sided civil war to determine who would rule the empire after the fall of the Chou Dynasty. This period of Chinese history has two names: “The Period of Warring States,” because it featured constant warfare between regional factions, and “The Time of One Hundred Schools,” because so many philosophers emerged to advocate different ways of ruling. The most important thinker from this period was Kong Fu Tzu, who is known to Westerners by the Latin name Confucius. But Confucius was one of many traveling philosophers who sold their services to the various warring princes. In this course, we will cover the four major philosophies that emerged during this time: Confucianism, Taoism, Legalism, and Moism (the philosophy of universal love), along with the classic military text, The Art of War. Other readings will include Confucius’s Analects, the Tao Te Ching, and short selections from Mo Tzu, Hsun Tzu, Han Fei Tzu, Sun Tzu, Chuang Tzu, and Meng Tzu, who was also known as Mencius.

Instructor: Michael Austin, PhD. Michael Austin is the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Evansville. Before moving to Evansville, he was Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Newman University (Kansas), and before that, Dean of Graduate Studies at Shepherd University (West Virginia) where he taught composition, world literature, and British literature. He is the author of several textbooks and works of literary criticism.

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The Hobby of Royals: Put a Stamp on It! - $45

1:00 p.m. On Campus
University Library, LI 20

The primary purpose of postage stamps has been to pre-pay for the movement and delivery of mail, but stamps have also helped preserve history and fund wars throughout the world. From the introduction of the Penny Black with the image of Queen Victoria in 1840, until the recently issued image of first lady Nancy Reagan on a US Forever Stamp, stamps have highlighted events, people, and accomplishments. They take on huge symbolic importance and become a part of a shared national identity.

The objective of this program series is to highlight historical events, people, and programs that have been documented in stamps. The five sessions and descriptions are:

  • Stamping Out Disease With Christmas Seals - Discussing the importance of Christmas Seals in funding research and treatment of tuberculosis as well as the history of other Christmas stamps.
  • Stamping Up Revenue – The use of stamps to generate revenue to pay for wars from the Seven Years’ War through WW II.
  • Stamping About War – How stamps tell the stories of wars.
  • Soaring Into Stamps – The space programs of the US and Soviet Union and their depiction in stamps.
  • The Wonderful World of Stamps – Discussing Life magazine’s illustrated stories (May 3 1954 and Nov 30, 1959) of their picks of both the rarest and most beautiful stamps as well as discussing Disney characters in stamps.

After each session participants will be able to view displays of the stamps discussed in the presentation.

Instructors: John Bizal, MD, and Guy Sides, MS, RPh. Both Dr. Bizal and Mr. Sides are avid stamp collectors. Dr. Bizal has a world-wide collection and Mr. Sides collecting focuses on U.S. and Great Britain stamps. In addition, their effort will be supported by the almost one-hundred year old Evansville Stamp Club and its over thirty members.

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