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Public University takes lifelong learning to a deeper level by offering six to eight-week online courses by some of the nation’s most engaging faculty. Limited class sizes, structured teaching, and engaging dialogue without grades or tests make learning fun and stress-free. Free to members, non-members pay a small registration fee.


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2022 Spring Semester Classes

Online Using Zoom

  • Ethical Explorations
    Wed, Oct 05
    ONLINE class via Zoom
    Oct 05, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    ONLINE class via Zoom
    Interactive, discussion-based course.
  • GameChanger Event with scholar JoAnne Bland
    Tue, Oct 11
    ONLINE event via Zoom
    Oct 11, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
    ONLINE event via Zoom
    FREE EVENT. During her lifetime, Joanne Bland has been both a witness and a participant in some of our nation's most consequential civil rights battles. She has seen first-hand how racism and segregation created a deadly divide between people, and thus decided she would always try to lift her voice
  • HND Meet & Greet
    Thu, Oct 13
    Oct 13, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
    A monthly meet and greet with HND staff where we answer your questions, share information on upcoming events, and explain how to take advantage of membership benefits. Office hours are open to anyone interested in HND programs and events! Drop-in anytime from noon-1PM.
  • One Book, One ND Event featuring author Chris Schembra
    Oct 18, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
    ONLINE event via Zoom
    FREE EVENT. Chris Schembra blends ancient stoic philosophy and modern day science to teach how the principles of gratitude can be used to help people get through their hard times. Schembra is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Gratitude Through Hard Times, and Gratitude and Pasta
  • The Humanities Are Calling
    Sun, Oct 23
    ONLINE class via Zoom
    Oct 23, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM CDT
    ONLINE class via Zoom
    A lively symposium in four sessions for friends of the humanities who want to be effective advocates
  • One Book, One ND Event featuring author Jackie M. Stebbins
    Oct 23, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
    ONLINE event via Zoom
    FREE EVENT. Jackie M. Stebbins pleaded to be committed to a psychiatric ward, and then her world went black. She awoke a month later to learn that she had a rare and debilitating brain illness that stole her career as a young trial lawyer and nearly ended her life.
  • Malcolm X Book Talk
    Mon, Oct 24
    ONLINE class via Zoom
    Oct 24, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    ONLINE class via Zoom
    Malcolm X Talks to Young People: Speeches in the United States, Britain, and Africa