Still Not Over: The First World War and a Century of Consequences
• Instructor: Dale Martin
• Dates: tuesdays; sept. 16 to oct. 21  
• time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• location: Aspen Pointe
• Max enrollment: 45
We will begin with details of several crucial episodes of World War I, such as the Dardanelles-Gallipoli campaigns of 1915 and the naval blockades in the north Atlantic. Post-war consequences, including contemporary issues, will comprise most of the course. The half decade after 1918 featured continuing con- flict in Ireland, russia, turkey, and elsewhere, as well as diplomacy that
resulted in new nations and borders. The long-term consequences include fascism, the u.s.s.r., the post-otto- man Middle east, the second World War, and deep damage to optimism for human progress.
Although it is intended as a sequel to the spring 2014 course on World War I, an overview of the war years 1914-1918, first-time students are welcome, because we will begin each specific
topic with a brief refresher of relevant background material.
Class Format: lecture and discussion
Readings: (highly recommended but not required) Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMil- lan (random house, 2001, 2003).
Dale Martin teaches history at MSU- Bozeman, with special interest in the First World War and its consequences.  He believes the centennial of the war years offers opportunities to study the conflict as arguably the most influential episode of the 20th Century for the world centered on Europe and the Atlantic.

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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 www.montana.edu/wonderlust   

Kathryn Earley, President of Friends of Wonderlust