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UNI Lifelong University announces spring 2011 courses

January 18, 2011

Stacey Christensen, University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Lifelong University will offer five non-credit courses this spring.

"Intercultural-intergenerational Listening" will be taught by Melissa Beal, professor of communication studies, from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Feb. 23. This workshop will focus on listening effectiveness as people interact with members of other cultures and co-cultures.

"The Thinking Eye: A Designer Looks at Visual Art" will be taught by Roy Behrens, professor of art, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Fridays, March 4, 11, 25 and April 1. This is a series of slide talks about art, design, architecture and other types of visual art.

"From Treaties to Speeches: U.S. Diplomacy Between the Wars, 1919-1941" will be taught by Carol Weisenberger, associate professor of history, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 23, 30, April 6 and 13. This course will examine the efforts to keep the U.S. at peace, including treaties negotiated by the government and speeches by prominent Americans.

"The Basics of Photography" will be taught by Lynn Dykstra, instructor at Malcolm Price Laboratory School, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28. This hands-on course will allow participants to learn about the basic features and functions of digital cameras, discover photo editing and create high-quality photos.

Costs range from $15 to $40, which cover parking passes and course handouts. To register for a class or view a course description, call University Events Coordination at 319-273-5141, or visit