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Free Lectures for Students!
Are you a current student attending University Center location and looking to increase your knowledge in a variety of topics? This Fall 2015 term in Avera Hall, attend free lectures sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and enjoy learning from community leaders and faculty with the experience and subject mastery on the following topics:
Law, Politics & Morality in Today’s Conflicts – 2 sessions with Tim Schorn – Tim Schorn, PhD, USD’s Director of International Studies, is a familiar face at OLLI. He previously taught OLLI classes on the Middle East & EU.
Mondays, Sept. 14 & 21, 3-5:00pm, University Center, Avera Hall
We will take a look at current conflicts and decisions to go to war from legal, political, practical, and moral perspectives. We will analyze and discuss conflicts in Syria, Ukraine, and elsewhere. We will also talk about recent events in the Mideast and elsewhere.
Overview of the Rights of the Accused in the Federal & State Criminal Justice Systems – 3 sessions with Bob Burns – Bob Burns, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science from SDSU.
Tuesdays, Sept. 15-29, 1-3:30pm, University Center, Avera Hall
Week 1: Discussion on the level of crime in the U.S. and variations in the federal and state criminal justice systems.
Week 2: We will discuss the ratification of the U.S. Bill of Rights, including the rights of the accused in the federal criminal process and the application of these rights to the state criminal justice systems.
Week 3: The many rights of the accused will be discussed by asking What, When and Why processes are due and to whom, as well as what remedies apply when violations occur.
SD One Book Author – Book Signing & Presentation – 1 session with William Kent Krueger – William K. Krueger , best known for his Cork O’Connor series of books, which are set mainly in Minnesota. In 2005 and 2006, he won back-to-back Anthony Awards for best novel. His book “Ordinary Grace” won the Edgar Award for Best Novel of 2013.
Tuesday, Sept 22, 10-11:30am,University Center, Avera Hall
Your chance to hear directly from William Kent Krueger, author of the 2015 South Dakota One Book, Ordinary Grace. The author will discuss his work, answer questions from readers, and sign books.
Jazz All Stars of Piano – 1 session with Rob Joyce – Rob Joyce, Master’s from Augustana and has taught music there since 1988., and also the Executive Director of the Jazz and Blues Society.
Tuesday, Oct 6, 1:30-4:00pm, University Center, Avera Hall
Pianists such as Jelly Roll Morton, Meade Lux Lewis, Art Tatum, Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans and other great jazz pianists will be discussed and their music will be explored. Styles such as stride piano, boogie woogie and cool jazz will be presented.
Ol’ Blue Eyes: The Music of Frank Sinatra – 1 session Chad Hutchinson – Chad Hutchinson is SDSYO Music Director and Assistant Conductor of SD Symphony Orchestra.
Tuesday, Oct 20, 10-Noon, University Center, Avera Hall
Learn more about some of your favorite Sinatra tunes, while getting a little history of Ol’ Blue Eyes – who would have turned 100 years old this year! Class attendees will be encouraged to attend the SD Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Swingin’ Centennial on October 24 or 25, 2015.
When Citibank Came to South Dakota – 1 session with Doug Hajek – Doug Hajek has an active practice in corporate law and public finance and works with banks in all aspects of regulation, management, and lending.
Thursday, Oct 15, 3-5:00pm, University Center, Avera Hall
When the international banking giant Citibank moved its credit card operations to Sioux Falls, SD in 1981, it altered our Midwestern city overnight. Learn about the process to bring Citibank to SD and the financial impact that we enjoy today because of this bold move.
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