Tabor sets Lifelong Learning lineup

Tabor College has set its presentation lineup for the spring Lifelong Learning series, with eight programs.

Lifelong Learning meets at 9:45 a.m. on Fridays in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on the Tabor campus. There will be no presentation March 21 during spring break or April 18 on Good Friday.

For more information, contact Connie Isaac at conniei@tabor.edu, (620) 947-5964, or (620) 947-3121 ext. 1709. The cost to attend a single session is $4. Discounts are available for full-series memberships.

spring presentations

Feb. 21: Merrill Ewert, who has spent a year as a senior consultant to the assistant secretary of education in Washington, D.C., will speak about challenges facing Christian colleges in “Looking to the Future: Christian Higher Education.”

Feb. 28: Jill Schroeder-Dorn will discuss the development of Mennonite-evangelical music in the Congo, where most Congolese are drawn to the highly charismatic. Her presentation, “Church Music in the Congo,” will include video clips and recordings.

March 7: At the peak of basketball season, author Steven Farney will speak about the affect of high school basketball on small towns, including a discussion of the 1963 Durham team that won a state championship, in “Title Towns: Class BB Boys Basketball Champions of Kansas.”

March 14: Dick and Carol Unruh will speak about how their Christian faith has seen them through special joys, sorrows, and challenges in life as farmers and public school teachers in rural Meade during their presentation, “Life in Southwest Kansas.”

March 28: Don and Connie Isaac will show how olive oil is grown and processed, and Al Schmidt of Via Christi in Wichita will share thoughts on humor, along with gospel and community songs accompanied by Marlene Fast.

April 4: Author Phyllis Hiebert Martens of Fresno, Calif., will tell stories about her grandmother’s time in rural Mountain Lake, Minn., in “Stories from an Old Town.”

April 11: Author Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg of Lawrence will share the personal stories of Jarek Piekalkiewicz and Lou Frydman, two men who survived the horrors of World War II in her presentation, “Needle in the Bone: A Holocaust Survivor and a Polish Resistance Fighter.”

April 25: Lifelong Learning will celebrate Connie Isaac’s 20th year as coordinator and director of the program with special music, food, photos, and surprises.

 

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