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Immaculata Announces Professional and Personal Workshops for July

Immaculata University will offer on-campus undergraduate workshops for personal and professional development during the month of July.
STRESS REDUCTION AND HEALING THROUGH IMAGERY FOR BETTER WORK AND LIFE. Guided imagery is an effective tool to develop an "inner support system" and to facilitate relaxation and natural healing and coping abilities. In this workshop, participants learn how to combine breathing, relaxation, and interactive imagery to cope with specific challenges of daily stress including work stress, fatigue, insomnia, muscle tension, and reactivity. This workshop includes a review of imagery and relaxation theory and techniques and guided exercised. Miriam Franco, LCSW, PsyD, will lead this class on Friday, July 6, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday, July 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM OF ARCHEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY. This museum features a variety of comprehensive collections including artifacts from Egypt, China, and Mesopotamia. Other highlights include a number of important Greco-Roman antiguities, Buddhist art, a small but distinguished collection of Africanaart, and an impressive array of Mayan and other Pre-Columbian pieces. Students are introduced to different cultures and time periods and how art and artifacts were influenced by or created in support of religious and societal aims. Students meet on campus Friday, July 13, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. for an overview. On Saturday, students meet at the entrance to the museum at 9:30 a.m. June Yantz, MFA, is the instructor for this workshop. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART – II. This seminar surveys the nineteenth century section of the European collection including artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, Bonnard, and Vuillard. Students explore art created in the transitional period leading up to and including the Industrial Age in Europe. They are introduced to various styles of painting as well as to the changes in approach to subject matter. Students meet on campus on Friday, July 20, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, July 21, students meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Museum. On Sunday, April 1, participants meet back on campus for an overview of their experiences. Blake Gibson, MFA, is the instructor. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
MANAGING DIFFERENCES. Business leadership today must focus on a new paradigm. Globalization requires cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity, and corporate complexity requires self-managed teams instead of departments. James F. McCloskey will lead this class on Friday, July 20, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and continue on Saturday, July 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
NATIONALISM IN 19TH CENTURY EUROPE. The concept of "national identity" as an historical factor has often been problematic due to its various manifestations and expressions. This course explores nationalism as an expression of identity in terms of cultural, social, and political phenomena, examining its consequences in the Europe of the 19th Century. Emphasis is on contending theoretical debates surrounding nationalism and its effects into the 20th Century. Anthony Nardini instructs this class on Friday, July 20, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday, July 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 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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6.22.2007