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Tuesday afternoon classes
Artists of Skagit
with Lexie Lamborn
Our coordinators, art enthusiast Linda Harris, artist Jan Hodgman, and art collector, Tina Brown, are gathering representative artists from the Skagit Valley to share their talents with Senior College students. Each week two skilled artists will present their work and discuss their media and creative process. Check the ASC website for an upcoming calendar.
Participating Artists: Lanny Bergner, Jennifer Bowman, Al Currier, Greg Dugan, Kathleen Faulkner, Leo Osborne, Jim Redding, Cynthia Richardson, Anne Schreivogl, and Annette Tamm.
Understanding World Wide Religions
with Jim Barrett
Religion impacts all of us every day: foreign policy, government decisions, social interactions, and the wars we fight. What is religion, why do people believe, where did it come from, and why don’t most people talk openly about it? What are the similarities, the differences, and the benefits to followers of the major religions? What trends can we identify? These and other questions will be discussed as well as your own experiences with religion, in this “no-judgment” course.
Instructor: Jim Barrett Ed.D. Jim received his BA from Western Washington Univ. and his masters and doctorate from the Univ. of Washington in Higher Education. He was employed by the UW for 32 years in several Health Science positions and retired as Director of the Dept. of Health Sciences Center for Educational Resources and as an affiliate professor in the Dept. of Medical Education. For the past seven years he has researched and written on the subject of comparative religion.
Volcanoes And The Washington Cascades
with Gene Kiver
Learn where and how volcanoes work and form, along with their benefits and hazards. Dr. Gene Kiver explores the evolution of the five major active Cascade Mountain volcanoes. Can we predict an eruption? What volcano is next? What other Cascade volcanoes have erupted in the 19th and 20th century?
Instructor: Dr. Gene Kiver graduated from Case-Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and later from the University of Wyoming in Laramie where he received his Doctorate in Geology. He taught Geology for 34 years at Eastern Washington University in Cheney and conducted an active research career that emphasized landforms and surface processes. Glacial geology of the western United States, geothermal ice caves on Mts. Rainier and Baker, national park geology, speleology, and the Missoula Floods are his main professional interests. Research and volunteer activity with the Ice Age Floods Institute continues today. He has co-authored two recent books, On the Trail of The Ice Age Floods and Washington Rocks!. Washington Rocks! is written for the non-geologist interested in learning about some of the amazing geologic sites in the State of Washington.