Upcoming events

    • Wed, December 01, 2021
    • Wed, December 15, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • Online
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    This presentation by Rev. Fetty is designed to provide the historical context of the Biblical books, the main thrusts and high, historical, pivotal points of the Bible story, the literature and composition of the Bible, and eventual canonization of the Biblical books, and more!  


    Rev. Maurice Fetty received degrees from Union Theological Seminary, NYC, and a M.A. from Butler University as well as a Masters of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary. Rev. Fetty, now retired, spent the majority of his career as minister of Mayflower Congregational Church. He has published over 15 books.
    • Wed, December 01, 2021
    • Wed, December 15, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • Online
    Registration is closed

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    In this class, students will learn the foundational theology, mythology, practices and scriptures of the world’s oldest major religion. We’ll start before the beginning and move to the Beatles and Maharishi and beyond. The third meeting will be an in-person tour of the West Michigan Hindu Temple. Please meet no later than 1:15 p.m. at 4870 Whitneyville Ave SE Ada 49301.


    Fred Stella, writer and lecturer, is an ordained Pracharak (Outreach Minister) for the West Michigan Hindu Temple. He is currently president of Interfaith Dialogue Association and hosts its weekly radio program. He also has been a great believer for 30 years in the power of meditation.
    • Thu, December 02, 2021
    • Thu, December 09, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
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    In the Second World War, governments undertook massive publicity campaigns to “advertise” the war effort. These campaigns, adapted from peacetime commercial advertising, tried to convince citizens of the need for the war, to recruit soldiers, to sell war bonds, to boost civilian morale, to save food, and so on. This course will examine how the various countries involved in World War II used propaganda posters—which combined art with propaganda—as an effective means of mass persuasion. We’ll look at over 200 different posters.


    Gary Stark, Ph.D. is a retired professor of Modern European History at GVSU. A specialist on Germany, he has studied and lived in both West and East Germany and is the author of several books on Modern German and European history and culture.
    • Fri, December 03, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Online
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    America has Hamilton-mania! Its crafty lyrics, hip-hop tunes, and bold story have even rejuvenated interest in the real lives and true histories that Hamilton: the Musical puts center stage. In this talk, Dr. Bell will explore what the show’s success tells us about the marriage of history and show-business. Students will learn what this amazing musical gets right and gets wrong about Alexander Hamilton, the American Revolution, and the birth of the US—and why all that matters.


    Richard Bell, Ph.D. is a professor of history at the University of Maryland. He has won more than a dozen teaching awards, including the Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. He serves as a trustee of the Maryland Historical Society and as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author of the award winning book, Stolen.

    • Tue, December 07, 2021
    • Tue, December 14, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
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    In Clinical Nutrition, Dr. Bergman will examine foundational nutrition concepts, which will be applied to the role of diet in health maintenance, and in managing the risk of chronic diseases. Nutrient needs at various phases of the life cycle, and in specific disease states will also be explored. These concepts will provide a framework to discuss strategies for dietary modifications to reduce risks associated with chronic disease. 


    Dan Bergman, Ph.D. is chair of biomedical sciences at GVSU. He teaches anatomy, physiology, sensory neuroscience and other biomedical sciences courses. He is a favorite of students!
    • Tue, December 07, 2021
    • Tue, December 14, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
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    Sparrows of Michigan with Jamie Platt

    Learn to appreciate the subtle beauty of this widespread but often overlooked family of Michigan's birds. The Sparrow family can often be an intimidating challenge to new Birders. In this class we will use a variety of learning techniques that will allow you to find and identify by both sight and sound......the almost twenty species of native Sparrows that can be found in Michigan.


    Jamie Platt is an alumni of Northern Michigan University where he graduated with a degree in Zoology. He has taught or lectured at Washtenaw Community College, Monroe County Community College, Schoolcraft College and the Ann Arbor Adult Education program. He is also the founder of Hell's Birders, a birding organization based in Ann Arbor.

    • Wed, December 08, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
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    Pause and Breathe Before You Proceed!

    Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. Since feelings arise from our thoughts then our thoughts create our stress. Our thoughts also create our reality, therefore, our thoughts create our stressful reality.

    Join Karen Wright  as she shares how the art of Pause Breathe Proceed can reduce your holiday stress by simply pausing and being aware of your thoughts. Pause Breathe Proceed is mindfulness and emotional intelligence in motion.

    Learn easy ways to incorporate the power of Pause Breathe Proceed into your day to reduce stress, improve relationships, and stay pause-itive.

    Pause – self-awareness + situational awareness

    Breathe – understanding + compassion

    Proceed – kindness + forgiveness