PRESENTER: Dr. Shane Doyle
DATES: Monday, March 23 
TIME: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
LOCATION: Aspen Pointe

MSUWonderlust Spr15-PRINT Page 13 Image 0001COURSE INFO: Dr. Doyle is a central figure in the study of the ancient burial site found near Wilsall, MT, where an ancient North American human -- a boy -- was discovered in association with dozens of ochre-covered stone tools. The team found that the boy belonged to a population from withc many contemporary Native Amerians descended -- including -- Doyle -- and is closely related to all indigenous American populations.  Doyle is also a participant in the genetic research being done in Denmark. Most recently, he has traveled to Siberia and Denmark, following up on studies being conducted on the ancestral connections between the Anzik boy and modern tribal people.  His lecture will focus on where the study stands as of 2015, as well as his work with the geneticists at the University of Copenhagen.

PRESENTER BIO: Dr. Shane Doyle is an educator and cultural consultant, who hails from Crow Agency, MT.  Dr Doyle is a member of the Crow Tribe, and is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher for the Centre for Geogenetics at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.  He is presently engaged in studying the topic of genetic research within Montana's tribal communities.  He also works as an adjunct instructor for MSU-Bozeman, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Extreme History Project, as well as being an active member of the local Bobcat Singers Drum group.



Kathryn Earley 2When my husband and I were looking for our place to retire, one of the places we visited was Bozeman.  While we were here we went to the library, where I happened to pick up a Wonderlust brochure.  Here was university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects.  No homework, no exams, no papers, just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It was also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.  I was hooked! Over the past several years, I’ve come to feel strongly about supporting this valuable community resource for lifelong learning, and fortunately there’s a community of dedicated volunteers who feel the same way.

This past year was our first as Friends of MSU Wonderlust, whose mission is to support and promote MSU Wonderlust.  We’ve contributed funds to getting a new projector at Hope Lutheran Church, where many of our classes are held, and to Gallatin Community Radio, which broadcasts many of our Friday Forums.  We’re also sponsors of and taking part in Active Aging Week and the Prime Age 50+ Expo.

In September Friends will sponsor the MSU Wonderlust reception.  Join us at the Country Bookshelf on September 9, 5 pm – 7 pm, where you can meet instructors and other people interested in learning.  Also in September we’ll be a sponsor of the Bozeman Public Library’s celebration of Yellowstone National Park, Our Yellowstone.  

On October 3rdand 4thMSU Wonderlust is hosting an interactive symposium for practitioners and lifelong learners, Lifelong Learning: New Opportunities for Aging Communities.  This symposium, sponsored by Friends of MSU Wonderlust and MSU’s Office of Research and Development, will provide an opportunity to share knowledge, experiences, innovations, and strategies.

Save the dates: Wednesday, October 3, 5 pm – 7 pm, for the opening reception and presentation featuring Dr. Renee Reijo Pero of MSU and Dr. Rick Knopf of Arizona State, and Thursday, October 4, 9 am – 4 pm,for in-depth sessions on various topics, featuring speakers from across Montana and the U.S.  For details on the symposium and on all MSU Wonderlust program offerings, see   

Kathryn Earley, President of Friends of Wonderlust