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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Montana (MOLLI) is pleased to announce programs that promote the lifelong learning and personal growth of older adults. We are looking for those + 50 individuals who are curious and love to learn. Our goal is to create an accessible and innovative learning environment so that older adults from all backgrounds and levels of education may pursue learning. Neither exams nor grades are given, so it is truly learning for learning’s sake.

MOLLI members make a difference in their community by supporting lifelong learning and ensuring the continuing funding of MOLLI. MOLLI courses are open to all individuals +50.

MOLLI courses expose learners to Montana’s best teachers, including emeritus and current faculty, as well as professionals from the community. Program offerings include lectures, ongoing discussions, short courses, a field trips, and interest groups that cover topics from the humanities to sciences and the arts, as well as community and regional issues.

MOLLI Fall 2008 courses meet for six consecutive weeks Sept. 29-Nov. 7, 2008 at The University of Montana-Missoula & four consecutive Mondays or Tuesdays, Oct. 6-Oct. 28, 2008 at the Daly Mansion-Hamilton Open House Sept. 23 at the Daly Mansion 6:30 pm with free Montana History Talk by Hal Stearns. Below: Photograph by Joe Gough 2007

Bitterroot MOLLI at the Daly Mansion

Oct. 6-Oct. 28, 2008

MOLLI annual membership fee: $20 per individual for Jul. 1-Jun. 30 Course fee: $50 per course + additional fees when applicable.

Membership in MOLLI is required in order to enroll in courses. Our members enjoy the following benefits: • Having the satisfaction of supporting MOLLI in its mission to promote lifelong learning and personal growth for adults +50 • Having volunteer opportunities to serve on member committees • Buying special “MOLLI only” parking permits • Receiving free transportation on the Park ‘n Ride bus system • Having access to financial assistance in order to participate • Having access to the Mansfield library for research • Being part of the lifelong learning community in Missoula • Attending members’ only events

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM Todd Building CE-Conference Center 32 Campus Dr, Todd Building Missoula, MT 59812

The Bernard Osher Foundation

The Osher Foundation seeks to improve quality of life through the support of lifelong learning institutes such as MOLLI. The Bernard Osher Foundation was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected businessman and community leader. The Osher Foundation has now funded more than 100 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes on campuses of colleges and universities from Maine to Hawaii. Support Funding for MOLLI is contingent upon Lifelong Learning membership growth goal, so membership matters. To Learn more about The Become a Bernard Osher foundation visit online member


Pre-course: Monday, Sept. 8, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm, Todd Building-UM Bus Tour: Tuesday, Sept. 9, 8:00 am, meet at the East Broadway Park n’ Ride lot return to Missoula 9:00 pm Course fee: $65.00** please bring money for lunch & dinner. This is a moderate level activity--ability to get on and off the bus and walk a couple of blocks-- if you need assistance, please contact the MOLLI staff.

Had Charlie Russell ever set up his easel on Big Butte or Smelter Hill, he would have been overlooking a different landscape--urban and heavily industrial--and a different set of inhabitants--a wild diversity of people from every corner of the world. We’re going to take a look at this “alternative Montana,” its banks, churches, fraternal halls, ethnic societies, hoist houses, gallus frames, and memorials. This is not a trip to Marlboro County. This exciting experience will be led by historian professor David Emmons, Butte natives Pat and Kitte Robins, and Anaconda native Dannette Fadness. David Emmons, Emeritus professor of History UM. He started teaching at UM in 1967. He is the author of The Butte Irish and was the senior historical expert and consultant for Arco and the recently completed superfund case.

Distance Learning Courses-UM MOLLI is working in collaboration with MSU Billings lifelong learning program to offer a MOLLI course to Billings via video conferencing and a MSU Billings lifelong learning course to MOLLI via video conferencing in the state of the art video conferencing room 104 in the Gallagher BuildingUM. This exciting new format can help more individuals in Montana engage in lifelong learning with MOLLI. For more information contact the MOLLI staff at 243.2905.

Hal Stearns (Professor at UM video conferencing to Billings) My Special Montana Mondays: Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm: Gallagher, room 104-UM

Why do we love the “magic” that is Montana? We live on a land that grabs us and just won’t let go. We admire the rugged, persistent, hardworking folks that made and make this

Above: Pen and Ink by Dannette Fadness

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Butte & Anaconda--Montana in a Fedora and Wingtips

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Bus Tour/Course: Sept 8 & 9

place. We are fascinated with our relatively short but rich history, the vastness of the landscape, gripping stories of adventure, our heroes and villains. The tales and trails from Alzada to Yaak, from Monida to Westby, the Yellowstone Country and the Bitterroot will “hook” us even more in appreciating our Big Sky. Hal Stearns is a native of Harlowton with generations of ranchers, homesteaders and newsmen in his family. He has a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. and doctorate from UM. He taught for 34 years in Germany, at Sentinel High School and UM. Honored as Montana’s Teacher of the Year and Outstanding U.S. History Teacher, he was a recipient of two National Endowment of the Humanities grants and was a Keizai Koho Fellow to Japan. He also served in the Montana Army National Guard for 35 year attaining the rank of Brigadier General.

Dr. Walt Gulick (Professor at Billings video conferencing to UM) Losing Moses on the Freeway: The Ten Commandments in America Thursday, Oct. 16, 23, 30, & Nov. 6 11:15 am-12:45 pm, Gallagher, room 104-UM

Text - Losing Moses on the Freeway by Chris Hedges. Please read the Preface and first chapter prior to the first day of class.

Why should all Americans care about the Ten Commandments? What role do they have in contemporary America? Join Professor Emeritus Walt Gulick in a discussion about Chris Hedges, a former foreign correspondent for the New York Times and Harvard Divinity School graduate, book. Explore how commandments hold our communities together. “They lead us to love, the essence of life,” writes the author. Hedges believes that the commandments hold out to us the possibility of love -- and love means living for others. The commandments are guideposts that bring us back to the right path, he writes. They call us to sacrifice. Compellingly, he urges us to abandon the culture of self; to live “not by exalting our life but by being willing to lose it.” Dr. Walt Gulick is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at MSU Billings.

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Monday Course-Sept. 29-Nov. 3

mately triumphed. Terry O’Riordain was born in New York but was reared and educated in Ireland. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Modern Irish Literature for his work on the Irish Language Revival Movement and the dynamics of cultural rhetoricism. Terry spent a number of years working construction before settling down to an academic career. He has taught at University College, Cork, Ireland, at Notre Dame, Indiana, and also at the University of Montana.

Hipólito Rafael Chacón Montana’s A.J. Gibson Monday, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, Todd Building UM **EVENING COURSE: STARTS Sept. 29-Nov. 3**

Textbook: The Original Man: The Life and Work of Montana Architect A.J. Gibson, by H. Rafael Chacón. Explore the colorful life and me-

Wednesday Course: Oct. 1 Terry O’Riordain Those Damned Irish: Politics and Culture in Ireland from St. Patrick to 1921 Wednesday, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Todd Building UM Note: No class on Oct. 15; Make-up class Nov. 12.

The purpose of this course is to provide the students with an understanding of Irish heritage from the perspective of the conquered. From the earliest of times the history of Ireland has been one of invasion and assimilation. This course not only tells us their story but also looks at how the native Irish responded to all of the attempts to destroy the entirety of their culture and traditions. Students will learn of the tenacity of a people who refused to forsake their heritage, but rather clung to it, fought for it and ulti-

Thursday Courses-Oct. 2-Nov. 6 Sharon Barrett How to Get Freelance Articles Published in Magazines & Newspapers Thursday, 9:00 am-10:30 am, Todd Building UM To learn more, call 406.243.2905 or visit

teoric career of western Montana‘s most beloved architect at the turn of the last century and his urban vision for the West. Chacón will share his pioneering research and discoveries about this important individual and period in the Progressive Era, which is published in his new book The Original Man: The Life and Work of Montana Architect A.J. Gibson. Hipólito Rafael Chacón is Professor of Art History and Criticism and Interim Chair of the Department of Art at The University of Montana—Missoula. He holds the following degrees: A.B. in art, Wabash College, 1985; M.A. and Ph.D. in art history, The University of Chicago, 1987 and 1995. He is the 2007 recipient of the Dorothy Ogg Award for Individual Contributions to Historic Preservation. In addition to his publication on Gibson, he has recently written a Federal Report on the paintings in the historic lodges at Glacier National Park and “Palimpsest,” a critical essay for the Newberry Library in Chicago on the exhibition Open and Closed that focused on the tense dialogue between contemporary art and the library and archives in the post-modern era.

Ever wanted to be a published writer but didn’t know what steps to take to make it a reality? This course is a practical guide to getting published in the freelance magazine, newspaper and online markets -- concentrates on finding ideas, matching the ideas to the right publications, and learning the basics of what successful free-lancers call the single most important tool for getting published – the query letter. Sharon Barrett, Emeritus professor of Journalism at The University of Montana, retired from full-time teaching in 2007. She has worked for newspapers as diverse as the Missoulian, El Norte, a Spanish language daily in Monterrey, Mexico, and the Washington Post. In addition to her years of fulltime experience as a reporter and editor, she has worked as a freelancer for the Chicago Tribune and the Wall Street Journal, and for a variety of magazines ranging from journalism publications such as Quill and the American Journalism Review to consumer magazines such as Practical Horseman. For 35 years she was a book critic, first for the Chicago Daily News and from 1978 to 2007 for the Chicago Sun Times. She has had two Fulbright lectureships in journalism: one at the University of Lima, Peru, in fall 1987, and one at the University of ORT of Montevideo, Uruguay in spring 2003. In summer 1996, she returned to Peru to work with Peruvian journalists, and in the fall of the following year to Colombia. In 2002, she received The University of Montana’s Distinguished Teaching Award. She has a B.A. degree from Indiana University and an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Above: Pen and Ink by Dannette Fadness

Steve Running & Dane Scott Global Warming Thursday, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Todd Building UM Required text - Climate Change by Robert Hensen

Explore the scientific and social issue arising from global climate change in this fascinating course on global warming. We will start by focusing on understanding the ways in

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Historians and novelists are storytellers in the best sense of the term, so their interaction on the subject of WWII is interesting and enlightening. In the first half of each class we will talk about what actually happened, consider how these events shaped the world we live in today, and examine how our views of the war have changed over time. In the second half, we will survey many of the novels in which the War is a setting, catalyst, and even a character to discover how literature supports, creates, enhances, or alters our knowledge of history. No outside reading is required; the class will become acquainted with historical texts and novels, and students may read along or later as they wish. James V. Koch is Board of Visitors Professor Economics at Old Dominion University and served as President of that institution, 1990-2001, after serving as President of UM, 1986-1990. Over the past 20 years, he has taught the History of World War II at Ball State University, Old Dominion, University of Montana and the General Douglas Mac Arthur Foundation. Donna L. Koch has taught both English and American history courses at Ball State University and Tidewater Community College; at the latter, she was also an assistant to the president. She currently leads book discussion groups for the Montana Committee for the Humanities and has team-taught the WWII History and Novels for the General Douglas Mac Arthur Foundation and MOLLI. at UM. She is co-author of Interpersonal Conflict (McGraw-Hill, in preparation for the 8th. Ed.) Since the 80’s she has worked as a clinical psychologist and communication consultant in Missoula. For the past twenty years, she has led renewal retreats in Montana and Central America, in which personal writing is always a main feature. She has been keeping a journal for all her adult life, and is exploring memoir writing as an avocation, presenting papers for the National Communication Association Ethnography Division.

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James & Donna Koch History and Literature of WWII Thursday, 9:00 am- 10:30 am, Todd Building UM

which Earth’s systems interact relevant to climatic change, and the magnitude, causes and consequences of recent climate changes. The second part of the course will explore the ethical, social and political issues the world faces as we seek to meet the challenges of rapid climatic change. Steven W. Running is trained as a terrestrial ecologist, receiving the B.S. (1972) and M.S. (1973) degrees from Oregon State University, and the Ph.D. (1979) degree in Forest Ecology from Colorado State University . He has been with the University of Montana, Missoula, since 1979, where he is a University Regents Professor of Ecology. His primary research interest is the development of global and regional ecosystem biogeochemical models by integration of remote sensing with climatology and terrestrial ecology. He is a Team Member for the NASA Earth Observing System, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer and is responsible for the EOS global terrestrial net primary production and evaporative index data sets. He has published over 240 scientific articles. He has recently served on the standing Committee for Earth Studies of the National Research Council, and on the federal Interagency Carbon Cycle Science Committee. He is a Co-Chair of the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Climate System Model Land Working Group, a Member of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program Executive Committee, and the World Climate Research Program, Global Terrestrial Observing System. Dr. Running, as a chapter Lead Author for the 4th Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Prof. Running is an elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and is designated a Highly Cited Researcher by the Institute for Scientific Information. Dane Scott is the Director for the Center for Ethics at the University of Montana and Associate Professor in Environmental Studies. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), a M.A. in philosophical theology from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, CA), and a B.S. from the University of California, Riverside. Professor Dane Scott has taught numerous courses in ethics and writes and researches ethical issues in science, technology, and society.

Above: Photoshop image “Earth-Match” by T.J. Fadness

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shading and composition. You’ll also learn how to set up your workspace, look at light, perspective, texture and detail. You’ll learn the history of botanical illustration and some simple botany to understand your specimen better. Nancy Seiler is an experienced instructor of classical botanical illustration and has a certificate in Botanical Illustration from The Denver Botanic Gardens. She teaches botanical illustration in the mediums of graphite, watercolor, and colored pencil. She also teaches workshops in nature journaling and teaches children how to be confident artists. She is also a graphic designer and has owned her own business since 1988.

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Yvonne Seng Islamic Art & Culture: From Samarqand to Timbuktu Thursday, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Todd Building UM

Nancy Seiler Botanical Illustration in Graphite Thursday, 1:00 pm-3:30 pm, Todd Building UM

Note: A packet of supplies will be available at the UM Bookstore second floor Art Department and will be offered at a discounted price.

Learn how to create a classic botanical illustration in graphite in this 6-week introductory course for adults. You’ll learn how to “build” your drawings by breaking it down into manageable layers of sketching, refining,

Pat Williams Congress and Politics in this Election Year Thursday, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Todd Building UM

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This course will explore the rich diversity of Islamic art against the backdrop of five great Islamic cities, their shared – yet unique – histories and cultures. As celebrated patrons of the arts Muslim rulers of Persian, Arabian, Ottoman, African and Asian empires left an indelible imprint on history. We will look at the finest ceramics and textiles, calligraphy and metal work that decorated imperial mosques and palaces – as well as more humble objects and architecture that defined everyday life. Yvonne Seng was born in Australia, Yvonne has traveled and worked widely in the Middle East. The first nonMuslim woman allowed in the religious law archives of Istanbul, she researched the lives of 16th-century women in the time of Suleyman the Magnificent for her doctoral dissertation at the University of Chicago. She has worked as an archaeologist and a professor of Islamic Studies in Washington D.C. and Princeton, and interviewed religious leaders and mystics for her book Men in Black Dresses: A Quest for the Future Among Wisdom Makers of the Middle East. Yvonne has written widely on the history and culture of the Middle East, was a speaker at the State of the World Forum in 2000, and named “a force for positive turbulence,” by the Center for Creative Leadership. She lives in Missoula with her husband Rich Bechtel, a UM alumnus.

The course will cover congressional procedures including committee structure, leadership process, and congressional pressures. We will consider both the role of individual members of Congress in the election process...including this year’s presidential campaigns as well as the pros and cons of the electoral college. Pat Williams was Montana’s Congressman from 1979 to 1997. Ten years prior to being elected to congress, he served two terms as a state legislator from Silver Bow County. As a nineterm former congressman, he was deputy whip of the U.S. House, Chairman of the Post-Secondary Education Committee, and a senior member of the Resources Committee. Following his ninth term, Pat returned home and resumed his teaching career. He teaches, primarily, environmental studies at the University of Montana in Missoula and is a Senior Fellow at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West. Pat writes columns for a number of newspapers in Montana and throughout the West. His articles also appear on several national website’s. He has a regular commentary on Montana Public Radio and hosts a half-hour statewide public radio program. He is also the Director of the Northern Region for Western Progress, an eight-state public policy institute.

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O My Special Montana (Hal Stearns) ......................................................................................Mondays: 9:00 am-11:00 am O 1890’s Frontier & Culture...(Kermit Edmonds)............................................ Mondays..2:00 pm-4:00 pm O In the Air and In the Ground (see description)....................................................................Tuesdays...2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Bitterroot MOLLI Courses Oct. 6-Oct. 28, 2008

O A Mathematics Sampler (Diane Burrell).....................................................................................................9:00 am-10:30 am O Finding and Capturing the Story (Susie Risho).........................................................................................9:00 am-10:30 am O Color Mixing: Seeing & Mixing Color (Marilyn Bruya)-Dickenson’s Center............................9:00 am-12:00 pm O Culinary Culture I (Ray Risho).....................................................................................................................11:00 am-12:30 pm O The Next President & the Middle East (Mark Johnson)-[Sept. 26, Oct. 10, 14, 24, 31 & Nov. 7]..11:00 am-12:30 am O Baroque Music (Steven Hesla with Musical guest Barbara Blegen)-Music Hall......................................12:30 pm-2:00 pm O Finding Your Own Voice Through Writing (Dorothy Patent)..................................................................1:00 pm-2:30 pm O Hollywood Musicals & The Great Depression (Esther England)...........................................................2:15 pm-5:15 pm O The Higher Detective (Jon Jackson)...............................................................................................................3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Friday Courses Oct. 3-Nov. 7, 2008

O Congress & Politics in this Election Year (Pat Williams).....................................................................................3:00 pm-4:30 pm O Historical Missoula (Allan Mathews)--[Missoula based field trips included]...........................................3:00 pm-4:30 pm

O How to Get Freelance Articles Published in Magazines & Newspapers (Sharon Barrett)............9:00 am-10:30 am O History & Literature of WWII (Jim & Donna Koch)................................................................................9:00 am-10:30 am O Global Warming (Steven Running & Dane Scott).................................................................................11:00 am-12:30 pm O Losing Moses on the Freeway: The Ten Commandments... (Walt Gulick) Gallagher-distance.......11:15 am-12:45 pm O Islamic Art & Culture: From Samarqand to Timbuktu (Yvonne Seng).................................................1:00 pm-2:30 pm O Botanical Instruction in Graphite (Nancy Seiler).......................................................................................1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Thursday Courses Oct. 2-Nov. 6, 2008

O Montana’s A.J. Gibson (Rafael Chacon).........................................Monday Evening Course..........................6:00 pm-8:00 pm O My Special Montana (Hal Stearns)-Gallagher--video conferencing--Oct, 6, 13, 20, 27......3:00 pm-5:00 pm O Those Damned Irish: Politics & Culture in Ireland...(Terry O’Riordain)..........Wednesday........11:00 am-12:30 pm

Monday & Wednesday Courses Sept. 29-Nov. 3, 2008

O Butte & Anaconda--Montana in a Fedora & Wingtips (David Emmons).................................See course description

One Day Bus Tour with precourse Sept. 8 & 9, 2008

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Required text - A Guide to Historic Missoula by Allan Mathews Relive

Missoula’s history from the horrific Glacial Lake Missoula flood to the exciting recent restorations of the city’s architectural heritage. Join Frank Woody, Missoula’s first mayor, Answer front-cover for a trip through early Hellgate **The first inhabitants of Village and Missoula Mills. Expethe Missoula area were American rience the battles between Judge Indians from the Salish tribe. They Woody and Missoula’s main macalled the area “Nemissoolatakoo,” dame, Mary Gleim. Walk with from which “Missoula” is derived. The Allan on a time-travel journey word translates roughly to “river through Missoula’s downtown and of ambush/surprise,”--http:// East Pine Street Historic District. how Missoula became “The soula,_Montana Great American Place.” The second class will consist of Frank Woody (in costume; aka. Allan Mathews) as a visiting lecturer, discussing his years in early day Missoula and his career as early pioneer, mayor and judge. The third, fourth and last classes will be field trips to Downtown Missoula and to the historic railroad district. Allan James Mathews, author of the award-winning, A Guide to Historic Missoula, owns and operates Missoula Historic Tours, and Blue Rock Histories, an historical consulting business. During his 11 year tenure as Missoula‘s Historic Preservation Officer, Allan guided Missoula to a ranking of 15th in the nation and first in the state for preservation of historic resources. In 2001, the Missoula Historic Preservation Commission named Allan “Preservationist of the Decade.” In addition to his historic consulting and tours, Allan is employed as an interpretive park ranger at Garnet Ghost Town, and is part of a team that recently completed the Missoula Historic Downtown national register nomination. As a presenter for the Montana Speaker’s Bureau, Allan travels throughout the state addressing the topic, “Historic Preservation & Community ‘Sense Above: Pen and Ink “Courthouse” by Dannette Fadness

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Allan J. Mathews Historical Missoula Thursday, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Todd Building & Field Trips

of Place’”. In the Summer 2007 edition of Missoula.Com , Missoulian editor Sherry Devlin referred to Allan Mathews as...” Missoula’s pre-eminent local historian and historic preservationist.”

Friday Courses-Oct. 3-Nov. 7 Susie Risho Finding and Capturing the Story Fridays, 9:00 am-10:30 am, Todd Building UM

Paper and pen required! We all have unique experiences wor-

thy of being captured. Susie Risho begins this class by layering an organizational framework for keeping those stories. Starting with personal life stories she moves on to methods of collecting biographical information from a second party, reviewing the art of listening and the personal interview. Each class involves writing, using skills pertaining to gathering information, organizing data, and techniques of memory stimulation, including automatic writing and using historical fiction. There will be opportunities for sharing and group discussion. The class concludes with aspects of self-publishing. Susie Risho received degrees in Art and Elementary Education from UM and has taught school in Missoula for almost 30 years. She serves as the executive director of StoryKeepers, a 501c3 non-profit organization, since its founding in 2000. She presents workshops and interviews people around the Missoula area. She continues to produce art in many mediums, and has self published two books, Echoes and An Enthusiasm of Waxwings. In May, 2008, the Missoula Cultural Council awarded Susie & her husband the Cultural Achievement Award for enhancing the quality of life in Missoula.

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Marilyn Bruya Color Mixing: Seeing & Mixing Colors Friday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Dickenson’s Center Course fee: $57.00 includes some bulk supplies NOTE: This is a 5 week course & attendance at the first class is required. Please bring supplies the first day. Supplies are available in the art department UM Bookstore.

This class is an introduction to how color occurs in nature, how to use a color wheel to create bold or subtle color schemes in painting, design, etc. and how to relate all colors in a given image or color scheme. Although the information can be used in any media, the class will begin with a series of color mixing exercises on paper with acrylic paint, followed by projects of the students choosing. ( Oil, watercolor or other media could be used for later projects if you already have and are familiar with them, but technical in-

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struction in other media is not included in this short course on color. No solvent based product or cleaner may be used.) Marilyn Bruya, Emeritus Professor of Art, received an MA in Painting from Mills College in CA and an MFA in Painting from Bard College in NY. Additionally she participated in CSU SummerArts workshops, a short course at Schumacher College in Devon,UK and a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in FL. During her tenure at UM, Bruya received numerous grants, including three Sabbaticals, several MiniSabbaticals, University Research Grants, Visiting Scholar and Professional Enhancement Grants and travel grants.

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Modern mathematics goes well beyond arithmetic and formulas. Each week we will explore a different topic, ranging from the practical (How does voting theory influence political campaigns?) to the esoteric (Can we really imagine multiple infinites or a fourth dimension?). This intriguing class assumes no prior knowledge of mathematics beyond a curiosity about how mathematical concepts are used in our everyday lives. Diane Burrell has published numerous articles during her 30 year career as a mathematics teacher for Missoula. In addition to publishing articles she has also participated in many curriculum development projects during her career. Recipient of the Montana Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and was twice named a Tandy Outstanding Teacher. Since retiring from active teaching in 2003, she has written curriculum materials and has served as a math consultant and trainer.

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Diane Burrell A Mathematical Sampler Friday, 9:00 am-10:30 am, Todd Building UM

Ray Risho Culinary Culture I Friday, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Todd building UM As a significant imprint, cuisine nudges our memories and often defines the character of a nation, a people, a family. In this course, through lectures, slides and the art of anecdote, Ray Risho explores the essence of old world cooking. Ray discusses the practical aspects of food preparation and cooking, translating the raw materials of food into cuisine and art. He exposes class members to the implements and artifacts of the global kitchen and their uses. He opens pantry doors, drawing participants into regional cuisines. He delves into the world’s spice cupboard to demonstrate the appropriate uses of many common and some uncommon spices. Special focus is on the flavors of the Middle East and the Mediterranean Basin . In the last class, Ray performs a cooking procedure and reveals how this singular cooking technique acts as an integrating and defining aspect of the global kitchen. Ray Risho, retired restaurateur and founder of the celebrated Perugia Restaurant, and the Emmaus Road restaurant in the 1970’s, independent scholar and chef, he has spent a lifetime studying global cuisine. Mr. Risho has presented more than ninety highly acclaimed teaching dinners, an original concept titled “Ports of Call,” featuring classic menus from around the world. He gives workshops and cooking demonstrations on topics relating to his research at Missoula‘s Good Food Store, and presents a series of lectures at the LifeLong Learning Institute at UM. The Missoula Cultural Council, in May ‘08, awarded Ray and his wife Susie the 2008 “Cultural Achievement Award” for supporting the arts and enhancing the quality of life in Missoula.

East in the context of the 2008 presidential campaign. Mark Johnson, founder of the Montana World Affairs Council in Missoula, and the national Vice Chair of the World Affairs Councils of America in Washington, DC. In the course of a 30 year career with the US State Department, he served as Ambassador to Senegal, with postings in Egypt, Iran, Kuwait, and the Persian Gulf.

Steven Hesla with musical guest Barbara Blegen The Exciting Keyboard Composers and Developments of the Baroque Period Friday, 12:30 pm-2:00 pm, Music Hall UM Recommended Text - “The Lives of the Great Composers” by Harold C. Schonberg-available at the UM bookstore.

Mark Johnson The Next President and the Middle East Friday, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Todd Building UM Note: Dates are Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 14 (Tues.), Oct. 24, Oct. 31, & Nov. 7. No class Oct. 3 or Oct. 17.

Soon after taking the oath of office, the next president must confront critical challenges in the turbulent Middle East . Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Gaza, Israel, Al Qaeda, Lebanon , Syria , Egypt and the like will require immediate attention. How should the new president deal with these crises? What can any president hope to accomplish? Our class will examine the historic role of the presidency in conducting foreign policy against the backdrop of long-standing American interest in the Middle East. We will discuss ongoing developments in the Middle

Esther England Hollywood Musicals and the Great Depression Friday, 2:15 pm-5:15 pm, Todd Building UM To learn more, call 406.243.2905 or visit online at

This course will examine the beautiful keyboard music of the Baroque Composers and the context in which these works were composed. There will be entertaining readings, live and recorded musical listening examples, and performances of representative works in the Music Recital Hall. Musical scores will be available online for those who are able to read music. Course materials will be held on reserve at the Mansfield Library and supplemental materials will be available online. Steven Hesla has served on the piano faculty at The University of Montana since 1978. His students have been winners of competitions such as the Missoula Symphony Young Artist Competition, and state and regional winners of piano and chamber music competitions of the Music Teachers National Association. He has been a recipient of UM’s School of Fine Arts Distinguished Faculty Award, and has performed nationally and internationally at venues such as the University of Washington at Seattle, the University of Alaska at Anchorage, and the Hochschule fur Musik in Vienna, Austria. Special Guest Artist - Barbara Blegen - A Missoula Native and veteran performer of Community Concerts across the United States under Colombia Artist Management, will assist the class with a variety of solo performances and shared life experience as an artist musician.

The Golden Age of Hollywood musicals, 1932-1940, took place at the height of the Great Depression. Coincidence? This course will explore the art form in its historical and social context. Esther England, Emeritus professor of music, retired from full-time work in 2005 after thirty-six years. During her career at The University of Montana, she taught voice, directed the Opera Workshop, served as Associate Dean of Fine Arts for nine years, and received several prestigious teaching awards. For fifteen years, Esther and Professor Emeritus Bill Raoul, from the drama department, taught a course entitled, “The History of Popular Musical Theatre.”

Dorothy Patent Finding Your Own Voice Through Writing Friday, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Todd Building UM

If you would love to write but there is a voice in your head that tells you that what you put down on paper is no good, this class is for you. We’ll send your internal off to vacation in Hawaii so you can discover your own unique and powerful writer’s voice. There will be no critiquing, just fun learning techniques to help you express yourself in words. Anyone interested in writing freely, from beginners to experienced writers, is welcome. Dorothy Patent holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley . She is the author of more that 130 nonfiction books for children as well as a published novel, two coauthored gardening books, and a coauthored cookbook. She has written for more than a dozen magazines ranging from Cricket to Women’s Day and for the Missoulian. Patent has been teaching writers to loosen up and express themselves freely at the Yellowstone Institute in Yellowstone National Park , the Montana Friends of Jung, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and Athanor Arts, a creativity center in the Evaro area. She is a Faculty Affiliate with the Department of Environmental Studies at UM.

Required text - “Red Harvest” by Dashiell Hammett; “The Third Policeman” by Flann O’Brien; “The Erasers” by Alain Robbe-Grillet; “March Violets” by Philip Kerr.

The detective novel has long been one of the most popular and entertaining of all literary forms. But in the hands of masters from different cultures it has been used for much more than sheer entertainment. Social and political issues, psychology, history, philosophy, and even religion, have been topics for the detective form. This course will thoroughly examine four outstanding examples, from Dashiell Hammett’s seminal hard-boiled novel of 1927, set in a fictional Butte, to Philip Kerr’s moody exploration of the truly criminal society of Nazi Berlin, written in 1985. “Jon A. Jackson is a master mystery writer with plenty of action, lots of low key black humor, and a perfect ear for the nuances of criminal speech.” - Chicago Tribune ( ). Jon Jackson has written 11 novels that have been published. He has written articles on a wide variety of topics ranging from food, to golf, to fishing, and even including literature. Jon’s schooling includes being a graduate of the University of Montana where he received a B.A. in 1970. He continued to study and later, in 1973, he earned his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa . He is also a radio presenter for KUFM – Montana Public Radio – where he hosts two radio shows, ‘The Food Guys’ and ‘Jazz Sessions.’ Jon was born in Michigan and has lived in Montana since 1968.

Bitterroot Open House Sept. 23 Free & Open to all individuals +50 Hal Stearns Bitterroot Valley Tales Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm, Trophy room-Daly Mansion

From an Indian tribe, a hero, a special flower and a horse, two priests and a trader, a politico and explorers, a poet, a writer and a painter’s masterpiece, the Bitterroot is loaded with fascinating stories. Hal Stearns will whet your curiosity with a few of his favorites. [see Hal Stearns bio in 2 pages].

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Jon A. Jackson The Higher Detective Friday, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Todd Building UM

Bitterroot MOLLI-Daly Mansion The Daly Mansion is the historic estate of “Copper King” Marcus Daly and is located at 251 East side Highway. As the finest example of Georgian revival architecture in the state, the Daly Mansion consists of more than 50 rooms and 24,000 square feet. The home was referred to as “Riverside,” which is now on the National Registry of Historic Homes. The Daly Mansion Preservation Trust dedicates itself to preserving and interpreting the Daly Mansion, its buildings, grounds and history. The Trust wants to restore the memories at Riverside by rejuvenating the Mansion, as well as bringing the properties into the 21st century by creating a Heritage and Cultural Center for educational and community activities. The Mansion is a state-owned property managed by the Daly Mansion Preservation Trust in partnership with The University of Montana. For more information about the Daly Mansion, call 406.363.6004 or visit: Bitterroot MOLLI Courses will meet in Hamilton at the Daly Mansion, Trophy Room. Bitterroot MOLLI courses meet for four Mondays or Tuesdays, Oct. 6-Oct. 28, 2008.

Daly Mansion Accessibility Daly Mansion welcomes guests with disabilities. Handicap parking next to the house is available for state-issued parking permit holders.

Open House & Montana History Talk

The Daly Mansion will be hosting the third annual Bitterroot MOLLI Open House in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM (MOLLI) with desserts and a Montana History Talk by Hal Stearns on Sept. 23, 2008.

Mondays-Oct. at Daly Mansion Hal Stearns My Special Montana Mondays, 9:00 am-11:00 am, Trophy room-Daly Mansion

Why do we love the “magic” that is Montana? We live on a land that grabs us and just won’t let go. We admire the rugged, persistent, hardworking folks that made and make this place. We are fascinated with our relatively short but rich history, the vastness of the landscape, gripping stories of adventure, our heroes and villains. The tales and trails from Alzada to Yaak, from Monida to Westby, the Yellowstone Country and the Bitterroot will “hook” us even more in appreciating our Big Sky. Hal Stearns is a native of Harlowton with generations of ranchers, homesteaders and newsmen in his family. He has a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame an M.A. and doctorate from UM. He taught for 34 years in Germany, at Sentinel High School and UM. Honored as Montana’s Teacher of the Year and Outstanding U.S. History Teacher, he was a recipient of two National Endowment of the Humanities grants and was a Keizai Koho Fellow to Japan. He also served in the Montana Army National Guard for 35 year attaining the rank of Brigadier General.

Kermit Edmonds Life & Culture of the 1890’s Frontier Military: A Sensory Experience Monday, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm, Trophy room-Daly Mansion

Examine the life experiences of frontier military from 1860’s-1900’s in this hands-on interactive course utilizing audio visuals; excerpts from writings, diaries, letters and memoirs; original artifacts, and food and drink of the period are included in this interactive course. Kermit Edmonds retired after 30 years as a history teacher at Hellgate high school. During his summers off he served as a National Park Service Ranger, Historian and Curator at such places as Fort Laramie, Big Hole National Battle field, and Sitka, Alaska. He also served as a Historian

for Montana Army National Guard with service in both Korea and Desert Storm. He serves as a Consultant to states, Federal agencies, Forest Service, National Park Services and private archeological firms on the material cultural of U.S. military 1850-1910s. He holds a B.A. in history from California State University and did graduate work at the University of Colorado.

Tuesdays-Daly Mansion In the Air and In the Ground Tuesday, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm, Trophy room-Daly Mansion One Course with different professors each week.

Ned and Gigi Batchelder

This course will explore the many interesting facts of birds. Some topics that will be covered include--bird feeding: types of seed and feeder styles, bird identification by sight and by ear, planting for birds - how to attract birds with habitat, bird house specifications for species, bird nests, bird books, and bird geography including Above: Pen and Ink by Dannette Fadness ranges and migration. Also featured will be an interesting presentation on hummingbirds. Ned Batchelder has worked as a volunteer for bird projects in Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Oklahoma since 1999. He has been recognized as a federal hummingbird bander since 2001 in Montana and now is permitted to band hummingbirds in 6 states. Ned has banded over 20,000 individual hummers in the last 7 years. He is a self taught bander. Prior to becoming a bird bander Ned worked in Oklahoma for 25 years as a technician in the oil and gas industry.

Sylvia McNeill

Trees at the Mansion--focusing on the species available for “live models” we will cover biology, specific needs of the trees (above and below ground), proper selection, and some myths and misconceptions about tree care. Weather permitting we will be walking around the grounds--wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Sylvia McNeill has been a certified arborist for the last 24 years.

Molly Hackett

Pictured: MOLLI members Glittering Misery: Experiences of the Frontier Military 18601900 with Kermit Edmonds--winter 08.

This course will be a discussion of gardening for the 21st century, this course will address questions like: Are plants smarter than people? How do plants get their names? What is black thumb? and Is garden writing fact or fiction? Molly Hackett is, among many other things, a gardener and a garden writer. She is currently the co-author of the Dirty Fingernails newspaper column featured in the Missoulian.

The Salish tribe called the area “Nemissoolatakoo,” from which “Missoula” is derived.-

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