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Despite his death 70 years ago, Adolf Hitler continues to spark controversy. Inexplicably der Führer advanced by a year or two the long-planned German invasion of the Soviet Union (Operation Barbarossa). He also instigated a baffling delay for reinforcing the beleaguered German defenders on D-Day. These strategic errors ultimately cost Germany the war. This class will consider these military blunders in light of Hitler’s ticking sense of his approaching mortality due to his neurological and cardiac disease. Medical evidence will demonstrate a negative impact existed on his decision-making abilities fashioned by his life-shortening Parkinson’s disease with its associated behavioral changes and by his progressive, largely untreatable at the time, coronary artery disease.  

1 session

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Jeff Anderson  2.Tom Hutton MD PhD 

Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (2/1/2018-2/1/2018)

Location : Dietert Center Location : 
  Dietert Center.

Room :  Rm. A/B

Start date: 02/01/18

Tuition: $20.00



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Friedrich Ernst, known as the “Father of German Immigration,” wrote such glowing letters about his new home in Texas, that Germans began arriving in small groups. Then, twenty-one German nobleman began a poorly-planned immigration program that led thousands of settlers––many to their death––to the barren shore of Matagorda Bay. Some of the immigrants remained on the coast and began a community that grew into the thriving seaport of Indianola. The first wave that continued inland established New Braunfels in 1845 and then moved on the following year to begin Fredericksburg. German immigrants spread out across Texas coloring the landscape with handwork and success.  

1 session

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Jeff Anderson  2.Myra Hargrave McIlvain 

Weekly - Thu 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (4/12/2018-4/12/2018)

Location : Dietert Center Location : 
  Dietert Center.

Room :  T5-2

Start date: 04/12/18

Tuition: $20.00



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The archeology, both historic and prehistoric, of the Texas Hill Country is rich.  This course will portray descriptions of life ways of Native Americans in our region and how these changed through time.  The archeological periods used for Texas archeological time will be placed in context with these life ways. Stone tools and weapons utilized by the region’s Native Americans will also be discussed and real specimens displayed, as well as some discussion of ancient local sites. Learn from a teacher who has devoted much of his time to performing professional methods of archeological site work with private landowners.  

1 session

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Jeff Anderson  2.Steve Stoutamire 

Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (3/15/2018-3/15/2018)

Location : Dietert Center Location : 
  Dietert Center.

Room :  Rm. A/B

Start date: 03/15/18

Tuition: $20.00



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Very few (if any) places in the United States can claim a geological past as interesting as the area within the triangle of Kerrville to Llano to Austin.  This area has experienced it all!  Earthquakes, volcanoes, great mountain ranges, enormous seas and cave formation are geological processes that have left their evidence in this area if we only look around. This class will examine the geological history of the Hill Country by focusing on the uplift of the Edwards Plateau, the Enchanted Rock area, Longhorn Caverns and the Balcones Fault along with Pilot Knob, McKinney Falls, and the evidence left by the great Cretaceous Inland Seaway.  So, let’s all be geologists for a while and take a virtual field trip to study the great geology of this most interesting area!  

1 session

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Jeff Anderson  2.Theron Sage 

Weekly - Tue 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM (3/6/2018-3/6/2018)

Location : Dietert Center Location : 
  Dietert Center.

Room :  The Grill

Start date: 03/06/18

Tuition: $30.00



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We live our everyday lives within a complex web of performances and texts, but we barely pay attention to these vernacular artifacts.  In fact, they are often invisible to us. These performances and texts are significant, nonetheless, because they tell us who we are, what we believe, and how we respond to the uncertainties of the world around us.  It is my hope that after attending this course, you can never look at everyday life the same way again.  Price includes lunch.  

1 session

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Jeff Anderson  2.Charlie McCormick Ph.D. 

Weekly - Tue 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (4/24/2018-4/24/2018)

Location : Schreiner Cailloux Student Center Location : 
  Schreiner Cailloux Student Center.

Room :  Student Center

Start date: 04/24/18

Tuition: $35.00



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Professor Arvidsson’s fascinating presentation, at new The Loftis Observatory 2100 E Main, will investigate the smaller inhabitants of the solar system. Learn about dwarf planets, asteroids, Kuiper Belt objects, and comets. In recent years more is becoming known about these elusive solar system bodies, as exemplified by the New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond.    

1 session

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Kim Arvidsson Ph.D.  2.Jeff Anderson 

Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (2/15/2018-2/15/2018)

Location : Schreiner University Location : 
  Schreiner University.

Room :  Loftis Observatory

Start date: 02/15/18

Tuition: $20.00



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Radical Islam is the number one terror threat to the United States. The purpose of this course is to fully explore the nature of the enemy forces arrayed against us so that we can find better ways to confront them. The Director of Terrorism Law at St. Mary’s University will help us understand it is time to look radical Islam straight in the eye. Learn from an internationally recognized authority on national security law and regular contributor to FOX NEWS, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today.  

1 session

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Jeff Anderson  2.Jeffery Addicott Lt. Col (US Army,ret) 

Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (4/5/2018-4/5/2018)

Location : Dietert Center Location : 
  Dietert Center.

Room :  Rm. A/B

Start date: 04/05/18

Tuition: $20.00



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Deep in the Heart of Texas enjoy a fun “Evening in Paris” where you will learn to cook, learn to taste, learn French culture and learn to laugh - it’s all part of John DeMers truly entertaining French culinary/culture course. Taking place in Fredericksburg at Fischer & Weiser’s Culinary Adventure Cooking Classroom equipped with video for viewing your meals preparation. Hosted by the host of “Delicious Mischief” and author of over 50 books on travel, history, religion, food and wine.    

1 session

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Jeff Anderson  2.John DeMers 

Weekly - Wed 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (2/14/2018-2/14/2018)

Location : Das Peach House Location : 
  Das Peach House.

Room :  Culinary Classroom

Start date: 02/14/18

Tuition: $85.00



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The War in Afghanistan is the longest in U. S. History.  The American commitment to this continued conflict appears to be never ending.  This seminar will examine the historical timeline for the American involvement in the Afghan war and will critically examine what has happened in this pivotal part of the world and why.  A diplomat who spent over four years directly supporting the coalition forces in Afghanistan will share experiences, photographs and insight on the U. S. involvement in this lengthy conflict.  Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the history and what is actually happening in Afghanistan and why.  

1 session

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Jeff Anderson  2.Walter Koenig III MS 

Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (2/20/2018-2/20/2018)

Location : Dietert Center Location : 
  Dietert Center.

Room :  The Grill

Start date: 02/20/18

Tuition: $20.00



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You have a story that needs to be told! Life has taught you things the next generation needs to hear. Perhaps you have a book inside that needs to be released to the world. For example: The 10 Most Valuable lessons I’ve Learned; Five Facts / Five Quotes That Changed My Life; 12 Things I Want My Children and Grandchildren To Know; 10 Tips on How to Be A Long-distance Grandparent; When I was a kid” Stories – Fun, Sad, Exciting, even just Daily Life Stories About Your Childhood; Perhaps share a fiction story that’s rolling around in your head. Learn how you can you transmit your life experience to your kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and beyond? There’s no more lasting way than letting that book inside you spill out onto paper. After this session you’ll be on the way to making that happen. You will leave with your first book well on its way to being fully written, ready to polish and publish.  

1 session

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Jeff Anderson  2.Richard Malm 

Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (1/30/2018-1/30/2018)

Location : Dietert Center Location : 
  Dietert Center.

Room :  T5-2

Start date: 01/30/18

Tuition: $20.00



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