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New Learning Opportunities in Webster Groves

New Learning Opportunities in Webster Groves

Webster University, Eden Theological Seminary and Oasis Begin Partnership

Author: Allison Woodworth/Thursday, February 18, 2016/Categories: St. Louis, St. Louis shared


Oasis members can now participate in life-long learning classes at Eden Seminary. Eden Theological Seminary, Webster University and The Oasis Institute developed this partnership with the goal of creating high-level learning opportunities for adults age 50+ in the Webster Groves community. Classes will feature instructors from Eden, Webster and Oasis. The inaugural program was,  “Religion, Business and the Common Good” by Eden President Dr. David Greenhaw.





Other programs include “Faith and Ferguson” by Eden assistant professor and author Dr. Leah Gunning Francis, “Religion and the First Amendment” by Professor Leigh H. Greenhaw of Washington University School of Law, “Leadership Secrets for Philosopher Kings and Queens” by Dr. David Carl Wilson, “Tennessee Williams: America’s Shakespeare” by Carrie Houk Wilson, “Religions as Maps of Reality: Making Sense of Religions in a World That’s Full of Them,” by Dr. Christopher Parr, and a “Creative Writing Workshop” by Kim Lozano.

Since 1982, Oasis has been a leader in adult continuing education and volunteer programs. This will be the newest location for Oasis programs, with other sites in Clayton, Kirkwood, Chesterfield and O’Fallon, Missouri.

“In partnership with Eden Theological Seminary, Webster University is very glad to launch this new venture with Oasis, a longstanding and respected provider of programs to enrich lives and strengthen communities. The offerings for spring provide rich opportunity to bring university and community members together for the purpose of lifelong learning. We value serving the community as a learning organization,” said Dr. Elizabeth Stroble, Webster University president.

“Eden Theological Seminary is thrilled to be embarking on a partnership with Oasis and Webster University to offer high-level, engaging educational opportunities for adults.  This partnership gives us another creative vehicle for fulfilling our mission to enliven critical reflection on faith,” said Dr. David Greenhaw, President of Eden Theological Seminary.

Oasis has had numerous requests over the years for classes in Webster Groves. “We are delighted to partner with Webster University and Eden Seminary to bring extraordinary, high-quality learning experiences to older adults. It is so exciting for our members to have access to outstanding leaders in education. We are already seeing strong interest and enrollment in the programs,” said Oasis Founder Marylen Mann.


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