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Immaculata Announces February Workshops

Immaculata University will offer on-campus undergraduate workshops for personal and professional development during the month of February.
ENHANCING YOUR POTENTIAL. Open the worlds of interpersonal communication and self-reflection using the theory of psychological type to answer such questions as, "Am I in the right job?" or "How can I get along better with my family?" Focusing on practical applications and theory while stressing team-building and creative thinking, students explore how to make modifications in type. Neale Bringhurst, Ph.D., leads this class on Saturdays, February 3 and 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
PERSPECTIVES ON TERRORISM. This workshop examines the undermining of U.S. and international security by terrorism. It explores the threat of terrorism and the U.S. Special Operations´ response to this threat. Case studies include personal experiences from military deployments throughout the 90´s as well as the war in Iraq. Michael J. Cleary, JD, instructs this class on Saturdays, February 10 and 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART. This seminar explores the expansive collection of American art at the PMA. Since its founding in 1876, the museum has acquired major examples of decorative arts, painting, and sculpture. In addition to works by Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins, PMA´s American collections include furniture and silver by early Philadelphia craftsmen and extensive holdings of Pennsylvania German art. James Erikson, MFA, MLS, will lead the class. This one-credit course meets on Friday, February 16, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in Loyola Hall, then at the museum on Saturday, February 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The class then meets back on
campus on Sunday, February 18, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
COMMUNICATION IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. Students analyze and apply the skills necessary for effective interpersonal communication in the business environment. This workshop focuses on application of the models, intentions, and habits exhibited by others and how to develop an individual communication style and flexibility. This class is offered on Saturdays, February 17 and 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
EDITH STEIN: HER LIFE AND LEGACY. The continuing series on Edith Stein offers an introduction to phenomenology through the life and writings of Edith Stein. The current workshop is: Stein´s Psychophysical Person: Students delve into Stein´s philosophical and theological writings about empathy and the human person. Sister Judith Parsons, IHM. Ph.D., will lead this class on Tuesdays, February 20, 27, and March 13 and 20, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY: AN OPPORTUNITY TO ADD VALUE. Corporate responsibility requires both an operational and financial focus throughout every level of management. The SARBOX (Sarbanes, Oxley) Bill of 2002 legislates transparency and accountability. But corporate responsibility should go further by addressing the value added beyond the top and bottom lines. It quantifies and qualifies relationships with all stakeholders of today´s supply chain. This workshop addresses the corporation´s responsibility in a borderless economy. James F. McCloskey leads this class on Friday, February 23, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and continues on Saturday, February 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM. This seminar explores the impact of Wyeth art upon the Brandywine Valley. Exhibiting American art in a 19th century grist mill, the Brandywine River Museum is internationally known for its unparalleled collection of American illustration, still life, and landscape painting. James Erikson, MFA, MLS, will lead the class. This one-credit course meets on Friday, February 23, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., in Loyola Hall, then at the museum on Saturday, February 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The class meets back on campus on Sunday, February 25, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
For further information about these courses, please contact the College of LifeLong Learning at 610-647-4400, ext. 3241.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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1.12.2007