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Life Enrichment

Let’s Enrich Tomorrow.

Enrich your tomorrow by being involved in the life of your community college.

Enjoy programs monthly during the school year as part of Life Enrichment, an educational, entertaining, and cultural program tailored to today’s busy lifestyles.

Life Enrichment is for area adults and meets the first Tuesday of every month in conjunction with the school year. A light breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. on these regular meeting dates and the program begins at 9 a.m. Meetings are open to everyone and there is no charge to attend. Those who attend regularly are encouraged to register so they receive monthly newsletters announcing the programs. To register as a Life Enrichment member, please click here.

Speakers present on a broad range of topics – from history to modern technology and art to science – and past performers have included singers, storytellers, dancers, and actors.

Tuesday, May 7 Meeting 
Join us for coffee at 8:30 a.m. in the Hubbard Welcome Center, Clifford/Stone Community Room

9 - 9:45 a.m. - Jeff Davidson returns to share his songs, pictures, and historical facts about Kansas.

9:45 - 10 a.m. - Break

10 - 11 a.m. - Jim Hoy, professor of English at Emporia State University and former director of the Center for Great Plains Studies at Emporia State University, will present “Kansas Legends and Folktales.” Most Kansans are familiar with the stories of grasshoppers so big that cowboys could ride them, or summers so hot that corn popped in the field. Kansas is a place of big skies and tall tales, but these exaggerated narratives help us understand the character of our state and its people. This presentation will explore some of the many legends and folktales from around the state, and what they say about the communities that keep these stories alive.

Hoy has lectured internationally on the folk life of ranching and is the co-author of “Plains Folk,” a syndicated newspaper column. 

“Kansas Legends and Folktales” is part of Humanities Kansas’s Movement of Ideas Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and workshops designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations that inform, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.

Contact Us

Trisha Walls
Community Advancement Coordinator
316.218.6355
Office: BOA 5209S
twalls@butlercc.edu