Thirsty for Learning

Some people never tire of learning. I have received dozens of registrations for Senior College courses for the spring semester just days after the brochures were mailed out. One of the more popular classes, “The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam,” taught by Rev. Robert Dotzel, the ELCA campus pastor for the UI, is already full. Rev. Dotzel is joined by co-instructors Imam Ahmed Elkhaldy, the president of the Muslim American Society (Iowa chapter), and Rabbi Jeff Portman, the longtime rabbi of the Agudas Achim Synagogue in Iowa City and one of the founding members of the local Muslim-Jewish Dialogue Group.

We boast nine classes this semester, with the first course starting in February and the last class ending in May. Other instructors include longtime English professor Miriam Gilbert; biology professor emeritus Gary Gussin; H. Dee Hoover, professor emeritus of statistics and educational measurement; Rev. Emory Gillespie, an ordained Presbyterian minister; political science emeritus professor Douglas Madsen; David Evans, a retired high school music teacher; Bruce Haupert, a retired Iowa City lawyer; and Arthur Canter, a retired UI clinical psychologist.

To see the classes these instructors will teach, please visit the Senior College website.

Jane Kirsch
Programs Assistant

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One Comment

  1. Floyd M Herdrich
    Posted June 22, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    So glad to see that Arthur Canter is on the schedule (2011), and hope that he is as well for 2012. I had many years of close association with Art at Psychopathic Hospital Psychology Department (as staff videographer). I hope to reconnect during this year.

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