Available Courses

The following are Bluestem U courses currently being offered. There are a variety of topics to choose from, providing educational and social opportunities with fellow community members. Classes will be held on or near a Bluestem Communities campus and may be during the day or evening based on the professor’s schedule. We invite you to immerse yourself in a new learning environment.


Climate Change: Hope, Effective Action and Climate Justice

Dwight Krehbiel

Location: Kidron Bethel Village, 3001 Ivy Dr., North Newton, Kansas

Kaye Penner Education Center

· Tuesdays –April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7.

· 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Course Cost: $50

This course will explore priorities in addressing climate change – the greatest challenge now facing humankind. The framework for these explorations will be the software and other resources developed by Climate Interactive (https://www.climateinteractive.org). The role of…

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Diversity in American theatre

Lauren Friesen

Location: Kidron Bethel Village, 3001 Ivy Dr. North Newton, Kansas

Kaye Penner Education Center

· Mondays—March 18, 25 and April 1, 8 and 15.

· 10 am to noon

Course Cost: $50

Theatrical diversity in America began in the colonies and continues into our era. Those early ventures were very different from the origins in other countries, including women playing female roles, religious topics were avoided, and racial differences were acknowledged. The…

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When just do it, doesn’t work!

Kevin Wilder

Location: 200 W Cedar, Hesston, KS

Schowalter Villa Life Center Chapel

· Thursdays – March 21, 28, April 4, 11 and 18.

· 10am-11:30am

Course Cost: $50

Performance psychology is the study of techniques to improve our ability to accomplish tasks. We all have a great variety of things to accomplish and there are some proven skills to help us. Kevin will focus on a different method each session – relaxation, visualization or…

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