Lifelong University - Just for the fun of it!

Do you want to learn more about transcendent artists, horticulture, or the Cold War? Then UNI's Lifelong University is the program for you. Courses and class formats include four-week, three- week and one-time workshops.

UNI’s Lifelong University is one example of our commitment to serving Iowans of all ages. The program, geared toward the lifelong learner, will offer non- credit courses taught by retired and current UNI faculty and staff. The courses will be taught on campus or in the community on weekdays.

UNI offers a world-class university education, providing personalized experiences
and creating a lifetime of opportunities. So come join us for the adventure, and take a class just for the fun of it!

Try the first class for FREE before deciding if you would like to continue with the rest of the classes. PLEASE still register to attend prior to the first class.

Notre Dame: Past, Present, and Future

Four sessions covering subjects such as Gothic Architecture, which will go over the construction of the church and its function in the culture of medieval and Renaissance Paris. One session follows Notre Dame through the Reformation, the French Revolution, and the 19th Restoration under Viollet-le-Duc. There will be discussion on Victor Hugo’s, “ The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” The third session will focus on Notre Dame as a site of French identity in the 20th century, especially in World Wars I and II. The last session will cover the condition of the structure pre-fire, the fire, and the plans for reconstruction.

Charlotte Wells, Associate Professor of History
Thursday, September 5, 12, 19, and 26
10:00 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.
Diamond Event Center
Western Home Communities
$50.00

Election 2020

This class will provide some insight on the upcoming presidential election, as well as a discussion on how it compares to elections of the past and the potential impact that it may have on the future. Topics will include political polarization, media coverage, the extended campaign season and more.

Jayme Renfro, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Monday, September 9, 16, 23, and 30
10:00 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.
Diamond Event Center
Western Home Communities 
$50.00

Stress, Mindfullness and Finding Balance

Join Steffany in 4 interactive sessions designed to inform you about how stress and acute trauma affect the mind and body. Learn and practice some daily mindfulness and recovery techniques to counteract it. Assess your own life balance using a wellness wheel and create a self-care plan.

Steffany Kroeger, E-RYT
Wednesday, October 2, 9, 16, and 23
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Windcove East Lounge
$50.00

 

Unruly, Revolutionary Women in Modern European History

Women have played central, if often hidden, roles in all major events in European History. This course will begin with the French Revolution in 1789 and trace the impact women have had in historical events through the Second World War. Women Revolutionaries took up arms to defend France against tyranny (men cross-dressed as women to carry out revolutionary acts). Women build a “cult of domesticity” by demanding suffrage and political rights. Women fought in wars, they worked as nurses, they drove ambulances, and they celebrated and suffered alongside the men in their lives. This class will tell women’s stories as a way to explore the history of modern Europe.

Dr. Emily Machen
Monday, October 7, 14, 21, and 28
9:30 a.m.– 11:30 p.m.
Diamond Event Center
Western Home Communities
$50.00

The Historical Jesus: History and Archaeology

The past decades have witnessed many new interpretations about first century A.D. Israel and Palestine of relevance for understanding the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth. This Lifelong University class will introduce you to the historical, archaeological, and literary evidence about Jesus and the early Christians. We will also explore the methods scholars teaching at an institution such as UNI use to understand Jesus’ world, his teachings, and his followers. In this class, I will not only introduce you to the methods archaeologists and historians use to uncover the past, but also new findings of relevance to Jesus and the early Christian Church. I have written many books and articles on Jesus, early Christian history and archaeology, and frequently speak internationally on these topics. This course will include findings from my research and discoveries I have made as a biblical archaeologist. The class is open to anyone and assumes no prior knowledge of Christianity.

Kenneth Atkinson, Professor of History
Tuesday, November 5, 12, 19, and 26
10:00 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.
Diamond Event Center
Western Home Communities
$50.00

Location Addresses

Windcove Western Home
5300 S. Main St
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Diamond Event Center
5307 Careway Lane
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

NewAldaya Lifescapes​
​7511 University Avenue
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

UNI Greenhouse
UNI Campus

Registration Policies

Full refunds will be granted prior to the first day of each class. No refunds are allowed once the class has begun.

Minimum class size must be attained to hold class. If a class is canceled because of low enrollment, a refund will be granted.You will receive a letter indicating which class(es) you are enrolled in.The letter will verify your registration and remind you of the day, time and location of your class.

REGISTRATION FORM

For More Information

Call University Events Coordination at 319-273-5141.

The University of Northern Iowa is an equal opportunity employer and educator. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Compliance and Equity Management, 319-273-2846 or https://equity.uni.edu/.

UNI Severe Weather Announcements

Public announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations are made via local radio and TV stations, and the UNI home page, https://uni.edu. The local TV stations also list closings and delays on their websites. See:

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