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 (Sept.- Dec. and Feb. - May). 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, March 3 Meeting
Join us for coffee at 8:30 a.m. in the Hubbard Welcome Center, Clifford/Stone Community Room
9 - 9:45 a.m. - Dr. Nathaniel Birkhead, associate professor of political science at K-State, will present Why are Americans so Polarized? The Formation of Political Identity as part of the K-State Presidential Lecture Series.
A casual observer of politics can identify how polarized the country is. How did it get this way? The answer is more complicated than you might think. This talk will discuss how things like our genetics, our social environment growing up, and psychology all interact to shape our political identities. While we cannot promise to solve polarization by the end of the talk, we can certainly increase our understanding for this important issue.
9:45 - 10 a.m. - Break
10 - 10:45 a.m. - Pete Dulin will present Kansas: Birthplace of Prohibition. Kansas once led the country in wine production and was home to more than 90 breweries before Prohibition. The Kansas legislature legally abolished the manufacture and sale of alcohol in the state in 1881, four decades before national prohibition. Dulin, a food and drink freelance writer, is the author of Expedition of Thirst: Exploring Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries Across Central Kansas and Missouri.