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History and the Humanities
Home and Leisure
Literature and Writing
Noon at Noodles on the East Side
Science and the Natural World
International Cultures, Conflicts, and Languages
Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design
All Course Types
Student Academic Center
Monroe County Public Library
Monroe County History Center
Indiana Memorial Union
DeVault Alumni Center
Lot #4 (Orange Lot)
Lot #2 (Blue Lot)
First United Church
Meadowood Retirement Community
Noodles & Company - Eastland Plaza
Fourwinds Resort & Marina
Noon at Noodles & Company - Entire Lecture Series
For one Wednesday a month in February, March, and April, join us at Noodles & Company in Eastland Plaza for three diverse presentations.
Lectures run from 12–1 p.m. If you plan to purchase lunch at Noodles, please arrive by 11:30 a.m. Order your lunch and head back to the conference room for the presentation, or stay and enjoy lunch after the lecture. Either way, Eastland Plaza has plenty of free parking, so accessibility is easy.
An Incomplete and Unauthorized History of Indiana University
Indiana University traces its roots to the Indiana State Seminary founded by the Indiana General Assembly on Jan. 20, 1820. As IU celebrates and commemorates its 200th anniversary throughout the 2019–2020 academic year, we have been asking new questions about the development of the university in Bloomington and throughout the state of Indiana.This session will feature new stories about IU and will include an interactive live history quiz and prizes!
Estate Planning 101
The instructor will cover the basics of estate planning, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advanced medical directives. You will come away with a basic understand of estate planning concepts as well as what probate is, and ways to avoid it. You will also learn how you can control how your assets are managed during an incapacity and how you can protect your loved one’s inheritance from creditors and predators.
English: Ancestry & History of a Language
It has taken several hundred years to work out the details of the evolution of English and its relationships to its language family. This class will investigate the linguistic roots and evolution of English using nontechnical terminology and description. We will look at a genealogical tree that shows how English has evolved from its Indo-European roots and has grown in number of speakers and readers to become the primary language used by billions of people today.
Enameling on 3-Dimensional Forms: Creating a Pendant
Experience the process of sawing and filing copper sheet metal, drilling holes, and bending sheet metal into dynamic forms, sifting opaque and/or transparent vitreous enamel of various colors onto the metal surface, firing single or multiple layers of vitreous enamel in the kiln until achieving expected surface texture, and finely finishing the exposed metal edge with liver of sulfur. Toolkits and all materials will be provided.
Italian Food Culture Through Its Cookbooks from the Beginning to the Present
In this course, we will explore cookbooks from the Italian peninsula from the Middle Ages to the present to discover how food habits of the Italian peninsula have evolved over time to shape the real and imaginary Italian food culture we know today.
No cooking skills required. Only curiosity and love for cookbooks and food.
Imitation to Chapbook Creation
In this course, we each will select a mentor text for individual study. Think of a poetry collection that you’ve wanted to read for a while but haven’t gotten around to or perhaps one you’ve read over and over and it’s time to read it again.
We’ll examine craft closely, write three poems that imitate those in our mentor texts, and write three original poems. At the end of the course, we each will bind our six poems into a mini-chapbook.
Introduction to Spanish Language
¡Bienvenidos! Join us for an introductory level course in the Spanish language. Learn correct pronunciation, vocabulary, and present tense grammar necessary for basic conversation. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required. Take this as an entry-level course to get your feet wet in the Spanish language, or use it to brush up the basic Spanish skills that you studied long ago. A few minutes of each session will be dedicated to Spanish language poetry and music.