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To register or for more information, please contact Carrie at (218) 291-2206 or carrie.carney@eventide.org.
Registration may be limited depending on location.

Upcoming Eventide University Classes

The Troubles in Ireland: A history of political unrest

April 19 at 3:00, The Linden Pub
Jeremy Carney, MSUM Professor of Social Work
Summary: An examination of Irish history requires us to understand how it is that the island has been divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom. This partition resulted in intense periods of unrest and violence during the twentieth century. Although the Troubles have been described as a “sectarian” struggle, issues of nationalism and identity are at the heart of this conflict. In this presentation, we’ll look at the history of Ireland, what led to the “Troubles,” and ongoing efforts at peace and reconciliation. Bio: Dr. Jeremy Carney is a Professor of Social Work at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Since 2009, Jeremy has taken students to Ireland on seven occasions to learn about the peace and reconciliation efforts that are ongoing. In 2015, Dr. Carney received a visiting professor appointment to Trinity College in Dublin. His research interests center around global education, and ethics and professional relationships in social work practice. Jeremy’s professional practice experience has included child protection services, work with runaway and homeless youth, and mental health care. When Jeremy takes off his social work hat, he is active in officiating youth and college athletics, traveling as far and wide as possible, and reading good science fiction and fantasy novels. Jeremy is married to Jennifer Heath, and together they have two adult children, Ian and Katie.

The Communication Style of Jesus

April 29 at 2:00 at Eventide Fargo
Join Eventide's Chaplain John Anderson for a presentation and discussion on Jesus' communication style. Chaplain John provides spiritual care at Eventide Fargo and Sheyenne Crossings.

Farm in the Dell

May 10 at 2 p.m. at The Linden in Moorhead
Each growing season, Farm in the Dell has the privilege to employ individuals with disabilities to help with farm and garden operations, and to ensure a successful harvest. The organization works closely with local families and agencies to connect individuals with purposeful work that fills their spirits, sharpens their minds, and cultivates joy. Learn about how Farm in the Dell works with their Garden Engineers and about how the community can get involved through volunteerism, special events, purchasing their produce and more!

Local News, Lifestyle and History Reporter Tracy Briggs

May 17 at 2 p.m. at Sheyenne Crossings Apartments in West Fargo
Tracy began her career as a broadcast journalist - producing, reporting and anchoring the news at WDAY-TV. The love of history stories started then when Tracy did a yearlong series on North Dakota's Centennial in 1989 and another yearlong series, "Our Century" in 1999 about the biggest 20th century news in our region. The following year, the series "Our People" covered notable people in our communities. After 17 years in television news, Tracy wanted a schedule more conducive to being a mom of two young children. So she took a job as a morning drive time radio talk show host in 2005, where she headed up the WDAY Honor Flight project from 2006 to 2008. She's been working in digital content and multimedia news with Inforum and The Forum since 2010. During her stint she wrote and appeared in two weekly lifestyle segments, "The Great Indoors," and "The Scoop with Tracy Briggs," which focused largely on food and baking. In the past year, she turned her focus to history and,in addition to regular history features, contributes to The Vault podcast. After graduating from South High in Fargo in 1982, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of North Dakota in 1986 and a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from North Dakota State University in 2001. When she's not in the archives or writing, she loves to bake, do genealogy and unwind with way too much TV. She also loves to spend time with her husband and two daughters (Four daughters, if you count her two crazy dogs, McKenna and Winnipeg).

Music and Wellness

June 12 at Sheyenne Crossings Senior Living at 2:00 pM
Join us as Eventide music therapists Danielle Steffes and Maggie O'Malley share the connection between music and wellness.

Music and Mindfulness

July 10, Eventide Fargo Senior Living, 2:30 PM
Join us as Eventide music therapists Danielle Steffes and Maggie O'Malley share the connection between music and mindfulness.

Music and the Brain

August 14, The Linden Pub at Eventide's Moorhead Campus, 2:30 PM
Join us as Eventide music therapists Danielle Steffes and Maggie O'Malley share the connection between music and the brain.

Past Classes

Kevin Wallevand, WDAY, on Perseverance
The Troubles in Ireland, Dr. Jeremy Carney, MSUM
America’s Involvement in the Vietnam War, Charley Joyce
Finding Your Child Within, Chaplain Steve Streed
Writing Your Memoir (3 part writing workshop), Kevin Zepper, MSUM
All About Beer, Doug Restemayer, DS Beverages
Wild West Moorhead, Markus Krueger, Cultural Society of Clay County
The Diversion’s Impact on West Fargo, Mayor Bernie Dardis
Turning the Lights On, Jocelyn Lura Hovland, Cass County Electric Cooperative
By the Sweat of His Brow: The Probstfield Family at Oakport Farm, Carroll Engelhardt, Author
Solomon Comstock and his “Old Soldiers”, Trista Raezer-Stursa
History of the Bloody Mary and How to Make It, Andrea Anderson, Mixologist
What’s on the Horizon Moorhead, Mayor Carlson and City Manager Dan Mahli, City of Moorhead
How to Protect Your Identity, Jessica Colleran, Dacotah Bank
History of the Moorhead Police Department, Chief of Police Shannon Monroe
History of the Margarita and How to Make It, Andrea Anderson, Mixologist
The History of the Moorhead Dairy Queen, Troy and Diane DeLeon, Moorhead Dairy Queen owners
What’s new online in Social Media and AI, Justine Monroe and Jack Yakowicz, AdShark Marketing
A Big Challenge for Little Brother (book), Sylvan Loegering, Author
Flooding in Fargo, Mayor Tim Mahoney, City of Fargo
American Crystal Sugar in the Red River Valley, Lisa Borgen, American Crystal Sugar
The Sandy’s Donuts Story, Jeff Ostlund, Sandy’s Donuts
Bourbon Class and Tasting, Hari Panjini
Christkindl Markt and the History of German Markets, Emma McIntyre, Folkways
History of West Fargo Newspapers. Wendy Reuer of the West Fargo Focus/The Forum
Spotlighting the Rest of the Story, Colburn Hvidsten III, Retired photographer (The Forum)
A World Filled with Beautiful Music, Margie Bailly
West Fargo – A City on the Grow!, Casey Sanders Berglund, City of West Fargo
Fargo-Moorhead's Early Art Scene, Markus Krueger, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
Megan Bartholomay-Berrath, of Republic National Distributing Company, Wine Tasting Hope Blooms Bring Joy to Area, Kelly Krenzel and Katie Gehrig
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