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MSU lifelong learning courses now open for registration

September 6, 2011

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BOZEMAN - Fall 2011 courses are now open for enrollment from Wonderlust, a lifelong learning organization affiliated with Montana State University's Extended University. Wonderlust offers short once-a-week, non-credit, no-grades courses for adults who want to learn just for the sake of learning. Courses are open to all.

"Slavery in America" runs Thursday afternoons beginning Sept. 29. The course traces the history of slavery in America from the colonial era through the 19th Century. The instructor is Paul Sivitz of MSU's Department of History and Philosophy

"The Elements: Meeting Chemistry Every Day" is an experience-based, casual introduction to the physical world in which we live. The course runs Tuesday afternoons beginning Oct. 11 and is taught by Bill McLaughlin of MSU's Chemistry Department.

"History of American Popular Music" covers everything from gospel to blues to rock-n-roll with instructor Eric Funk, MSU music professor and host of "11th and Grant." The course is Wednesday afternoons beginning Nov. 2.

"Impressionism / Post-Impressionism" begins Tuesday afternoons Nov. 8 and covers one of the most exciting periods in art-history--the century in which we discover the development of modern art. The instructor is Harvey Hamburgh, recently retired from MSU's School of Art.

"Dylan Thomas for the Mind, Heart and Soul" begins Thursday afternoons Nov. 10 and focuses on five poems of one of the most dynamic poets of the last century, including recordings of Thomas reading his verses. The course is led by Rev. Glover B. Wagner.

All courses are open to the public, but those who become Wonderlust members receive course discounts and free entry to other short courses and events, including lectures on music, politics, history and current events, as well as a memoir series and book discussion group. Wonderlust also offers an opera club and writers' workshop.

For more information or to enroll, visit or contact the MSU Office of Continuing Education at (406) 994-6683. Free fall course schedules are available online or in 200 Culbertson Hall at MSU.

Marilyn Jarvis, (406) 994-4820 or