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World Travel with Two Military Careers  NEW

Part travel, part military history, part military memoir—this interactive seminar is for trekkers interested in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East as experienced through 40 years of work, travel, and family life with two military officers. You will visit over 15 countries and many corners of the United States. It is intended to generate dialog amongst veterans and non-veterans about life and travel as a military family.

6 Fridays, January 19-February 23 9:30-11:30 a.m. at River Campus

David Ingebo, (Retired LT Col) B.S., M.S., M.L.S. spent 22 years active duty as an F-WSO and Industrial Engineer serving the United States Air Force. He then worked 23 years as a WPAFB contractor. Rebecca Ingebo, B.A., B.S.N., R.N., M.S.N., M.L.S., L.M.T., Ed.S. spent 3 years as active duty AF Nurse and 5 years as a Navy Nurse Reservist, and was a senior officer’s wife for 9 years of Dave’s career.


The Last Great Race on Earth and the Dalton Highway

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is a one of a kind event that thrills millions of race fans around the world every March. Learn about the dogs and mushers and share your enthusiasm for these great athletes, both 2- and 4- legged. Speculate on strategy. Be amazed by the unexpected twists and turns embedded within the event. Meet Icarus, an Alaskan husky lead sled dog, who ran two Iditarod races. Now is the time and this is the place for all things Iditarod. You cannot compare “The Last Great Race on Earth” to any other competitive event in the world. New this year, we will also explore Alaska’s Dalton Highway adventure. This third most dangerous highway in the world is traditionally run by Alaska’s famous Ice Road Truckers and was conquered by Marty and Kenny.

6 Fridays, January 19-February 23 9:30-11:30 a.m. at River Campus

Marty Hauler is a retired entrepreneur and manufacturer of housewares and toys. He is an extensive Alaskan traveler and sponsor of Wolf’s Den Racing Kennel in Cantwell, Alaska.

Kenny Price is retired from General Motors and has extensively traveled throughout the western part of the United States. Kenny’s recent quests have been with Marty in Alaska. He is also a sponsor of Wolf’s Den Racing Kennel.


Self-Care through Holistic Health Techniques NEW

This seminar is an examination of wellness principles and how they can enhance a senior’s lifestyle. Group discussion and practical tips will stimulate members to identify, clarify, and express their health preservation concerns through holistic health care choices: guided imagery, Reiki, healing touch, self-care upper body massage, aromatherapy, therapeutic gardening, etc. Guest speakers from the Dayton Chapter of the American Holistic Nursing Association will also be presenting.

6 Fridays, January 19-February 23 12:30-2:30 p.m. at River Campus

Rebecca Cress-Ingebo, B.A., B.S.N., M.S.N., M.L.S., L.M.T., Ed.S. is a community wellness and nursing educator. Rebecca, with guest speakers Mary Pat Thomas M.S.N., R.N., A.H.N.-B.C., C.H.T.P. and Renee Buerger, B.S.N., B.A., R.N. (Somatic Movement Educator), are the co-founders of the AHNA Dayton Chapter.


Modern Country Music

The seminar will explore the history, geography, sociology, economics, and–of course–the music of one of America’s most distinctive and influential cultural phenomena. Starting with classic country of the 1960s and 1970s, we will explore the genre’s continuing economic and geographic expansion, and conclude with exploring country music in popular culture since the 1990s. The seminar follows last year’s Early Country and Bluegrass Music seminars but can be taken independently.

6 Fridays, January 19-February 23 12:30-2:30 p.m. at River Campus

Recommended text: Neal, Jocelyn R. Country Music: A Cultural and Stylistic History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.  $52.54 new, currently $36.95 used at

Fred Bartenstein, a native of Virginia and graduate of Harvard College, has performed many roles in bluegrass and country music, including magazine editor, broadcaster, musician, festival emcee, talent director, and scholar. In his professional life, Bartenstein has been a manager, CEO, and consultant for nonprofits, government, and business. He is co-author of “The Bluegrass Hall of Fame” (2014), editor of “Josh Graves: Bluegrass Bluesman” (2012), “Roots Music: Collected Writings of Joe Wilson” (2017), and “Lucky Joe’s Namesake: The Extraordinary Life and Observations of Joe Wil- son” (2017), and teaches undergraduate bluegrass and country music courses in the University of Dayton’s music department.