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  • Executive and Alumni Seminars: Learning from the Past

    Alumni SeminarsTaught by Seattle University faculty and special guests, the College of Arts & Sciences Executive and Alumni Seminars are open to Seattle University alumni and other college graduates in the Seattle area who seek a high-quality learning experience, stimulating discussions of life's deeper questions, and the companionship of other active minds. Each quarter-long seminar examines a great theme or set of issues in the human experience. Discussions center around assigned readings or films that take 2-3 hours per week to complete. Participants are encouraged to make connections between the course materials and real concerns encountered in their daily lives and work.
    Registration is now on for the fall alumni seminar series. Join in a high-quality learning experience, stimulating discussions of life's deeper questions, and the companionship of other active minds for "Learning from the Past." Distinguished faculty will address the lessons we can learn from the early Greeks up to the tragedies of the past 200 years. The sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 6 - 8:30 p.m.

    October 2 and 16: The Greeks and the Romans, with Professor David Madsen
    October 30 and November 13: The Medieval Era and the Renaissance, with Professor Theresa Earenfight
    November 27 and December 11: The 19th Century-The Long Legacy of Imperialism and the 20th Century-"Never Again?" Have We Learned Anything from the Holocaust? with Professor Tom Taylor.

    The alumni seminars are sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences. Details and registration information.

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    Barbara (Habersetzer) Fonda

    Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2012

    These seminars look wonderful -- I so wish I still lived in the Seattle area! Alum from '72

    Kevin Conley

    Posted on Saturday, September 08, 2012

    I have a question to the suitability of the Executive and Alumni Seminars and who might be invited to come. In the description it says the series is open to "Seattle University alumni and other college graduates in the Seattle area who seek a high-quality learning experience, stimulating discussions of life’s deeper questions, and the companionship of other active minds." Would this be UW graduates? How about WSU graduates like myself (1989)? Thanks, Kevin

    theodore collins

    Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

    For some reason I can't open the online registration site. Will this suffice??? Ted Collins

    Laura Paskin

    Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012

    We welcome graduates from other colleges. Please join us.

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