Scottish Rite Masonic Center
Scottish Rite Masonic Center

Summer Seminars

You Don't Have to Wait Until Fall!
Fridays, 1 to 3 p.m.,
Scottish Rite Masonic Center
6151 H St.

The popular Summer Seminars series, coordinated by Marilyn MacBride, will commence May 22 and continue until July 31.

The location is the same as it has been: The Scottish Rite Masonic Center is north of the main CSUS entrance, just off Carlson Drive. There is plenty of free parking (no pass needed).

There will generally be two presentations each Friday with a break in-between. It is a drop-in seminar; no sign-up is necessary. It's a good idea to get there early.


Cracker Barrel meets all summer long from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., May 29 through Aug. 21 in Mendocino 3009. Join us for a lively discussion of current events; it's okay to bring lunch.

Also, the Knitting Group meets each Friday in Mendocino 3007, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. All levels are welcome.

Note: If you want to park on campus for Cracker Barrel or the Knitting Group during the summer, check with the leaders for parking passes for July and August. The current-year pass expires June 30.


The Schedule

David Warren Winston Churchill
David Warren, May 22, Winston Churchill, June 5
Allan Keown Ed Sherman
Allan Keown, July 3, Ed Sherman, June 26
Photos by Jeff and Ivy Hendy
Julia Morgan Bob Lang
Julia Morgan, July 17, Bob Lang, July 24
Photo by Ivy Hendy
May 22:
David Warren: Egypt.
Helen Flasch: The Great River Road (Mississippi River).
May 29:
Doris Keller: Great Plains: The Real America. The Massive expansion of the Great Plains in a very short period of time by thousands, mainly from the East, Europe, Mexico, and those displaced after the Civil War all of whom were intending to get "Free" land. Nothing they were promised was true and therefore they were unprepared to deal with what they found. To be successful, they used ingenuity, worked together, developed communities and survived!
Tom Holt: Technology and the Renaissance Society. The new Chair for Classroom Technology will discuss upcoming plans to automate activities within the society, including online membership registration, seminar registration and more. He will discuss the background behind the need for change, and how we are going about it. He'll be looking for feedback.
June 5:
Jeff Hendy: Churchill. Jeff will cover the life of Winston Churchill, and attempt to show how events in his early life created the towering figure he became in World War II. His humor and wisdom will be featured.
Ivy Hendy: Sugar. From prehistory, sugar is a substance that has enticed humans. In this PowerPoint, Ivy will go over the historical record of sugarcane; the body's metabolism of sugar; the scientific theory of why we crave sugar; the health risks of sugar; and solutions to the sugar craving problem. Other sweet botanicals and the chemical sweeteners will be mentioned as well.
June 12:
Ranny Eckstron, et al: Big History.
Carolyn Martin: Women of Courage.
June 19: No Meeting.

June 26:
Marian Kile: Louisiana Purchase.
Ed Sherman: Grand Tour.
July 3:
Claire and George Roper: Alive Inside video.
Allan Keown: Alive Inside video.
July 10:
Scott O'Connor: Modern Art.
Anita Adams: Cherokee.
July 17:
David Abelson: Water.
Elaine Duxbury: Julia Morgan.
July 24:
Fred Chapman: Personal Histories. .
Bob Lang: Rock 'n' Roll.
July 31:
Ed Sanborn: Muslim Conquests.
Kathleen Beasley: Crusades.