WSU Senior University Hosts 6 Classes This Fall | Community

The senior academic program at Winona State University (WSU) Retiree Center will host six courses this fall. “The Beatles and Us” taught by Tim Hatfield will take place from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesdays August 17, 24, 31 and September 7. “The Science of Climate Change” taught by Richard Shields will take place from 3-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays August 23, 30 and September 6, 13. “Fossils of the Driftless Area” taught by Lee Beatty will take place from 2-4 p.m. on Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and October 6, with a half-day excursion on Saturday, October 1. “Philosophy of Religion” taught by David Speetzen will take place from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25. “Election 2022” taught by Jim Bromeland will take place from 3-4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, September 20 and October 27 and November 3 and 10. “Abolitionists, Underground Railroad, Freedmen’s Bureau: The Winona Connection” will take place from 2-3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and 8.

The cost to attend these classes is $40. Registration is done online at

Senior University classes are open to all adult learners in the Winona community, not just retirees from WSU. The program is a series of short, non-credit courses that are taught by WSU faculty, retirees, and community members. The aim is to provide intellectual and cultural stimulation and growth to lifelong learners. Classes cover current affairs, history, philosophy, science, art, poetry, wellness, nature, politics, literature, and more.

We plan to hold all Fall 2022 college classes in-person on the WSU campus. This is subject to change depending on the level of spread of COVID-19 within the community and/or WSU policy. If a Senior University course has to be cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

To request a course catalog, contact the WSU Retiree Center at 507-457-5565 or email [email protected]