Topics ranging from elder care to honey bees are coming up this spring for the KEY Lifelong Learning Program at Volunteer State Community College. There are several lectures scheduled on Friday mornings. The topics are “Elder Care Law Issues”; “Wizard of Oz”; “The Reformation – 1517”; “Honey Bees 101”; “Tennessee Self-Defense Law and Firearm Simulator”; and “The Korean War and the Relevance to Current Political Issues.” The fee to enroll in one or all of the lectures in the series is $49. The lectures start March 8 and continue each Friday into April.
The creator of “The Body Farm” in Knoxville, Dr. Bill Bass, will speak at Volunteer State Community College on Tuesday, October 23 at 10 a.m. in a public lecture. The forensic anthropologist is best known for his work in founding the Anthropology Research Facility at U-T Knoxville. Researchers there study the decomposition of donated bodies in various weather and burial conditions. The findings, including methods to help determine when a person died, revolutionized forensic science and criminal investigation.
Jennifer Weedman is fascinated by the history of grave robbing. She will tell you that one of the most notorious body snatchers in America was born in Gallatin. She has collected the stories of resurrectionists, and “sack-‘em-up” men (and women), who secretly sold bodies to medical schools back in the days before dissection was legal in this country. Weedman is a retired school librarian and lifelong history buff. She is working on a book about the subject.
Plant-Based Nutrition; the Vietnam War; Saudi Arabia; and Life on Earth are a few of the topics in the KEY Lifelong Learning Program at Volunteer State Community College. There are several lectures scheduled on Fridays this fall. The fee to enroll in one or all of the lectures in the series is $49. The lectures start September 14 and continue through October. Everyone is welcome to register and attend.