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UNI Lifelong University announces fall 2012 courses

August 6, 2012

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Lifelong University will offer five noncredit courses this fall.

"Why We Travel" will be led by Kristi Marchesani, assistant director of admissions/international relations from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 6 and 13. Students will explore how to engage in thoughtful travel and learn tips for traveling "off the beaten path."

"Quilting: Linking the Local and the Global" will be taught by Marybeth C. Stalp, associate professor of sociology, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 11, 18 and 25. Stalp will cover quilting history, how American women practice quilting, recent global trends and the importance of creativity and leisure.

"Local Food Economy in the Cedar Valley" will be taught by Andrea Geary, local food program manager at UNI's Center for Energy & Environmental Education, from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 20 and 27. Participants will learn about the local food economy in the Cedar Valley and what it takes to create a vibrant and rich food system.

"America: A Conflict of Cultures" will be taught by Hal Wohl, emeritus professor of history, from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23. Wohl will discuss how the conflicts between rival cultures have shaped America's past and how they're molding our future.

"The U.S. Home Front During World War II" will be led by Carol Weisenberger, associate professor of history, from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25. This course will examine the efforts to mobilize the economy and society; explore the impact of the war on women and minorities; and highlight changes in pop culture during World War II.

Course fees range from $20 to $40, which cover parking passes and course handouts. To register for a class or view a course description, visit or call University Events Coordination at 319-273-5141.