INSTRUCTOR: Anne Millbrooke
DATES: Tuesdays; Jan. 20, 27, Feb., 3, 10, 17 & 24 
TIME: 10:00 a.m. to noon
LOCATION: Hope Lutheran Church

planeCOURSE INFO: This course will focus on science and technology since the 19th century.  Each illustrated discussion will address a specific aspect of that history, how people have understood it at different points in time, and the consequences. The topics are aviation, computers, elevators, biodiversity, and glacial geology. The last topic and class will deal with peopling the Americas, an interdisciplinary field combining research in archeology, anthropology, paleontology, biodiversity, and genetics.  Examples from history at large and from Montana will be included in each session.

CLASS FORMAT: Lecture and Discussion

READINGS: Not required, but a good foundation on technology is Rudi Volti’s Society and Technological Change, 7th ed. (New York, NY: Worth, 2013); ISBN: 78-1-4292-7897-3

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Anne Millbrooke, raised on the west coast went east to college — to Boise State for the bachelor's degree, to the University of Wisconsin at Madison for a master's, and to University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for the doctorate in the history and sociology of science. She worked for United Technologies for a decade; she managed the corporate Archive and Historical Resource Center. She has taught history at universities in Alaska, Connecticut, and Montana, and via online programs for different universities.  Along the way, she received Mellon, Smithsonian, National Science Foundation, and NASA fellowships. 

Her publications include the book Aviation History, which was awarded the Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award from The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She also wrote the National Register Bulletin: Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Historic Aviation Properties.

COST: $75


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 January Friends will sponsor the MSU Wonderlust reception.  Join us at the Country Bookshelf on January 9, 5 pm – 7 pm, where you can meet instructors and other people interested in learning.  

Kathryn Earley, President of Friends of Wonderlust