Daily Archives: November 16, 2015

Intro to Human Behavior

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Course Title: Intro to Human Behavior

Course #206
Wednesdays, January 27 – March 9, 2016 at 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Iron County Board Room, Hurley, Wisconsin

Objectives: Students will learn about the science of Psychology, what it involves and what it tells us today about human behavior.  We will talk about Nature/Nurture, what constitutes learning, what dreams are made of, the difference between correlation and causality, what comprises personality and intelligence and what exactly is “abnormal”?  Expect to be respected for what you already know,  intellectually stimulated by things you don’t already know, and have some laughs.   Continue reading

International Order and the Impact of Foreign Assistance

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Title:  International Order and the Impact of Foreign Assistance
Instructor: Gary Theisen

Course #204
Tuesday, January 5 and January 12; Tuesday, February 2 and 9 at 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Haines Civic Building, Railroad Street, Mercer, Wisconsin

Objectives:  This course is designed to provide participants with a better understanding of the issues underlying global change and development. Emphasis will be placed on the so-called “developing world” by examining political and systemic causes of poverty, disease and corruption and why they are of concern to more advanced countries such as the United States. Sessions will identify misconceptions of and progress made through international assistance programs and US tax dollars. Specific examples of successes and failures in development efforts will be examined in light of the instructor’s professional experiences in over 60 countries. Continue reading

Investing 101

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Title:  Investing 101
Instructor: Joseph Lemke, AAMS

Course #205
Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2016; time to be determined
Mercer Public Library, 2648W Margaret Street, Mercer, WI 54547

Course structure:  The course will be given in 4 sessions, each 2 hours long, covering the following topics:

Week 1: Intro/Foundations of Investing

Week 2: Stocks

Week 3: Bonds/CDs/Fixed Income

Week 4: Mutual Funds/Investing Fees and conclusion of class activity

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The History of Iron County and its role in the Gogebic Range

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Title:  The History of Iron County and its role in the Gogebic Range, Part I
Instructor: Larry Peterson

Course #203
Tuesdays, December 1 – December 22, 2015 at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Iron County Courthouse, Hurley, Wisconsin

Course structure:  Instructor Larry Peterson will use both lecture and discussion to explore Iron County’s history as seen through the stories of its residents, past and present, and investigate what distinguishes Iron County’s Penokee Range from the Gogebic Range and what the two ranges have in common. Study how natural resources have shaped the county’s history, from mining to forestry, to attempts at farming, to the eventual transition to tourism. Finally the class will investigate how this understanding can be used to develop a partnership for various historical projects across the entire Gogebic/Penokee Range. The course will be given in 4 sessions, each 2 hours long.  Continue reading