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People join Unlimited Learning for the learning opportunities and stay for the friendships and relationships they make.
UL hopes to provide provocative learning opportunities, create feeling of vitality and great social connections. We seek to provide for social opportunities to learn while having fun.
If you have an interest in a topic you would like to see presented, contact us.
Minnesota’s Lost Towns
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1:30-3:30 P.M
Rhonda Fochs, a retired teacher, has spent years
researching significant historical towns that for a host
of reasons no longer exist. She will share her journey
into history & show slides to accompany her recently
published book, “Minnesota’s Lost Towns.”
How Technology, Politics and Terrorism are
Changing Privacy In our World
Tuesday, Nov.18, 1:30-3:30 P.M.
As the Internet & sophisticated technology enable
government, institutions, retail & fraudulent entities
here & abroad to collect even more of your personal
data, privacy issues are becoming increasingly
important. Andrew Hook, PhD, Finance, will discuss
key issues & problems that the average citizen should
be aware of.
Great Decisions: Session 8 - U.S. Trade Policy
Monday, Nov. 17, 11A.M.-1:30 P.M.
African Safari Adventure
Tuesday, January 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Enjoy an armchair safari in Kenya and Tanzania as Barb Schoon shares photos and talks about African wildlife and the fascinating culture of the Massai people.
Barb Schoon, photographer and world traveler with her husband, Herb
The State of U.S. Foreign Policy: Perspectives
Monday, January 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Tom Hanson returns to inaugurate the beginning of the 2015 Great Decisions season with his insightful analysis of U.S. diplomatic issues. This event is free. Bring a neighbor!
Tom Hanson, Consultant, Former U.S. Foreign Service Officer
Stories Battlefields Tell
Tuesday, February 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Dr. Jon van der Hagen will share his passion for military history through pictures and narrative about his tour of European and U.S. battlefields and memorials, weaving in lessons of history acquired while traveling.
Jon van der Hagen, MD, and a docent at the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley
Great Decisions: Session 1—Russia and the Near Abroad
Monday, February 16, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Curiosity about a World-Changer
Tuesday, March 10, 1:30-3:30
Since its inception in 1999, Hunt Utilities Group has developed systems & building techniques that allow houses to heat and cool themselves, lessening the overall burden of fossil fuels on the environment and the pocketbook. Learn about alternative ways to construct cost-efficient homes.
Ryan Hunt, Research & Development Manager, Hunt Utilities Group
Great Decisions: Session 2—Privacy in the Digital Age
Monday, March 16, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
What Tocqueville Foretold: a Despotic Democracy
Tuesday, April 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Americans of all political persuasions seem to sense that the country is at a crossroads: Either we’ll permanently lock ourselves into a future as a European-style social democracy, or we’ll dramatically turn away from that course. Which way will America turn? Let’s consider some words of wisdom—and warning—from the Frenchman who last visited the United States in the 1830s.
Chuck Chalberg, teacher of American history at Normandale Community College in Bloomington and a senior fellow at Center of the American Experiment
Great Decisions: Session 3—Sectarianism in the Middle East
Monday, April 20, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 30, Fridays, May 8, 15, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Enjoy films featuring mature adults with their challenges and successes. Come view and discuss thought provoking themes and techniques. This popular course fills up fast. Registration/fee required. Bring or buy lunch.
Robert Yahnke, PhD, Film Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota
Estate Planning Requirements & Avoiding the Scams
Tuesday, May 12, 1:30-3:30
With ever changing tax and estate issues it is critical that parents and their adult children start the dialogue that will help prevent the unnecessary time and expense of probate and the minefield of potential conflicts associated with not having an estate plan. Chris and Brian will address estate planning as well as the complex scams being directed at aging adults.
Chris Anderson, President & Registered Rep., North Oaks Financial Services
Brian T. Carlson, Founder & General Manager, Generations Law Offices, Crosslake, MN
Great Decisions: Session 4—India Changes Course
Monday, May 18, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
At the Center of Life: Women and Education on the Iron Range
Tuesday, June 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Women played a pivotal role in developing the Iron Range, in emphasizing the importance of education, in supporting their husbands and sons as they struck their workplaces in a vain attempt to win economic justice, and in creating the rich cultural life that all Iron Rangers treasure. Pam Brunfelt returns to UL to share her extensive knowledge of our area’s past.
Pamela Brunfelt, Iron Ranger, historian, and teacher of history and political science at Vermillion Community College in Ely
Great Decisions: Session 5—U.S. Policy Toward Africa
Monday, June 15, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
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Don’t forget to renew your UL membership, new membership for 2014-2015 begins July 1, 2014