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UNI Lifelong University announces spring 2012 courses

February 16, 2012

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


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Lifelong University will offer four noncredit courses this spring.

"America's Healthcare Crisis: Medicalization, Overtreatment, Healthcare Literacy and the Cost of Care" will be led by Catherine Zeman, associate professor of health, physical education and leisure services, from 10 a.m. to noon on March 19 and 21. Participants will get an overview of the healthcare cost containment crisis through a discussion of some of the latest and hardest hitting critical publications in the area of healthcare cost, quality and literacy.

"Contemporary American Literature" will be taught by Kimberly Groninga, instructor of languages and literatures, from 10 a.m. to noon on March 26 and April 2, 9 and 16. Participants will read and discuss contemporary literature including pieces by authors from Iowa and UNI.

"The Sacred Myths of Judiaism" will be taught by Hal Wohl, emeritus professor of history, from 10 a.m. to noon on March 27 and April 3, 10 and 17. This course will explore the sacred myths of Judaism and how they have developed over time. It will provide a guided tour through the lively terrain of Jewish intellectual history from ancient to modern times.

"Photoshop Elements Workshop" will be taught by Lynn Dykstra, instructor at Malcolm Price Laboratory School, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on April 5, 12, 19 and 26. This course will teach participants entry level and advanced photo-editing skills using Photoshop Elements 10. Students will learn the basics of digital photography and how to use the features in Photoshop Elements for organizing, editing, enhancing and sharing your photos.

Course fees range from $20 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