CommUniversity: Four Sundays in February

Program Description

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CommUniversity offers classes in diverse areas such arts/humanities, personal enrichment, regional studies, and theology/spirituality. Since 1979, thousands of students have participated in this annual community program. The program is dedicated to offering this higher learning opportunity to anyone 18 and older.

DATES – Four Sundays – Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2022
TIME – 2p.m. – 4p.m.

We are very excited to be offering CommUniversity classes in-person as well as virtual in 2022. You will select ONE class which will meet all four Sundays.


Register online or call 309-796-8223 or download and fill-out this registration form.

In-Person Classes

A Tour of Ancient Egypt
Instructor: Brian Alm, Member of the Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

Who Was George Davenport?
Instructor: Gena Schantz, Local Historian

The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power
Instructor: Kathleen Collins, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

The Psychology of Humor
Instructor: Dr. William Hampes, Professor Emeritus, Black Hawk College

American Sign Language
Instructor: Hershel Jackson, PaCE Instructor, Black Hawk College

SCENE:  You, Writing a Play
Instructor: John R. Turner, Poet, Playwright, Retired Professor, Scott Community College

Basic Spanish
Instructor: Jay Thornton, Retired Teacher

Matisse: Goldfish Bowls and Harem Girls
Instructor: Gloria Burlingame, Contract Teacher, Figge Art Museum

Exploring the Gifts of Celtic Spirituality
Instructor: Dr. Pat Shea, Professor Emerita, Augustana College

Building a Body of Work, One Great Image At a Time
Instructor: Trent Foltz, Trent Foltz Photography

“To read Dante is to educate the eye (I)…” John Ciardi: The Divine Comedy and our Journey towards Wholeness
Instructor: Daniel Christian, Awarded the 2017 Robert M. Durling Prize from the Dante Society of America

Culture, Faith and Cuisine: A Tour of Islam and Muslims Around the World
Instructor: Dr. Lisa Killinger, Muslim Community of the QC

Virtual Classes

The Life and Times of the American Cemetery
Instructor: Minda Powers-Douglas, Founder-Editor of The

9/11: A Retrospective After 20 Years
Instructor: Dr. Art Pitz, Presenter, Professor Emeritus, Black Hawk College

Paper Crafting with Becky
Instructor: Becky Pilcher, Local Artisian