Mar 27 Monday
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who've been there.
Join Russ Gifford for this look at a unique native culture in America and their later interactions as Europeans entered North America.
The League of the Iroquois, located in the Great Lakes region of what is now upper New York state, is North America’s first political union of independent nations. From the structure of their houses to the structure of their vast interrelated nations, this talk will take us inside this ground-breaking confederacy that represented a non-aggression pact among the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Mohawk nations. Sometime in the 16th century, these original five joined together to stop the constant blood feuds, and the results changed their world for over two centuries.
This talk will focus on their lifestyle and the structure of the Iroquois clan system. Learn how the long multifamily houses used by these Woodlands Era cultures became the metaphor for the resulting relationships between these nations. The important role played by women in the political system will also be explored, as well as the many notable achievements of the League.
Mar 28 Tuesday
Chris Kuchta, a Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) coordinator, will give a lively overview of Medicare to help clear the murky water of Parts A, B, C, and D. Learn about supplements, advantage plans, and prescription drug plans. See how you or your loved one can lower Medicare costs by making annual drug plan comparisons, applying for federal and/or state benefits, and utilizing pharmaceutical assistance programs. The class also includes tips on avoiding healthcare fraud and identity theft. The class will be held in the Dr. Robert E. Dunker Student Center, Room W108, Entrance 12, Parking lot 3.
Apr 03 Monday
This series is sponsored by and named in honor of Dr. Robert E. Dunker, president emeritus of Western Iowa Tech Community College and founder of The Institute for Lifelong Learning.
This series is about people whose actions have impacted the world. These individuals made national news with perseverance, persistence, and sacrifice. Today the reason behind their fame is obscured by the results. We know they succeeded or failed. How can we learn from their example if we don't know what they did, or why they did it? Historian Russ Gifford will introduce us to the person behind the headlines, their motives, their methods, and what traits allowed them to exercise leadership and achieve their fame!
John D. Rockefeller commanded the U.S. petroleum industry in his lifetime. But his development of management techniques that revolutionized American business contributed much to the growth of America’s industrial dominance. His greatest legacy today is his contribution of more than $550 million to philanthropic causes... What other things should we know about Rockefeller? Join Russ Gifford as he defines the leadership qualities of perhaps the richest man ever, and see if you think he deserves the attention
NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.
Apr 10 Monday
Apr 17 Monday
Apr 18 Tuesday
Did you know that better sleep allows your body to repair and recover from daily wear and tear? In this presentation, Dr. Frank O’Neill, Western Iowa Tech Community College Biology and Sports Medicine Instructor will share the science behind healthy sleep habits. Improve your quality of life and help create better harmony with the people around you by waking up well-rested.
Apr 24 Monday