Immaculata Announces Professional and Personal Workshops for March

Immaculata University will offer on-campus undergraduate workshops for personal and professional development during the month of March.
THE LEGEND OF DUFFY´S CUT. This course explores the history, folklore, and archaeology of Duffy´s Cut, a mass grave of Irish workers located near Immaculata, dating from 1832. This site has been investigated by a team from Immaculata´s history department and was granted an official State Historical Marker by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Students explore the site´s importance in the story of Irish immigration to Pennsylvania, experience the local railroad lore, learn about the ghastly ghost stories from the site, and observe first-hand the investigative techniques used by the history department team. The course includes a visit to the site of the historical marker. William Watson, Ph.D., will lead this workshop on Friday, March 2, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday, March 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
DELAWARE MUSEUM OF ART. This seminar provides an overview of the development of American art and illustration. The Delaware Museum of Art is heralded as the home of the Brandywine tradition in American art. Its collections survey art of the 19th and 20th centuries, as the museum has become the primary repository for original paintings and documents from the "golden age" of American illustration. Students meet on Friday, March 16, at Immaculata from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, March 17, the class meets at 10:00 a.m., at the entrance to the museum. Then on Sunday, March 18, students are back on campus from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., for appreciation and discussion of what has been experienced. James Erikson, MFA, MLS, leads this seminar. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
BEYOND GOOGLE: EFFECTIVE RESEARCH SKILLS. Designed for students majoring in business or a social science, this course focuses on identifying needed information, acquiring and evaluating information resources, using information effectively, and relating information to societal issues. Students should come with a research topic to the first class. Topics may deal with but not limited to Church and State, Education, Feminism, History of a Country, Global Environmental Change, Health Care Reform, Human Rights, Peace, Psychotherapy, Race Relations, Taxation, Terrorism, and Wages. Linda Rossi, MALS, will lead this class on Saturdays, March 17 and March 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS IN FILM. Join this lively class to get an interesting and more in-depth view and appreciation of abnormal behavior as it is shown in contemporary film. The class will compare and contrast specific movie character portrayals to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Character portrayals for Axis I disorders will be explored including mood disorders, anxiety disorders and dissociative disorders. Tracy Hill will instruct this class on Friday, March 23, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and continue on Saturday, March 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT. All participants in business operations rely on project management. Project Management is the application of knowledge and techniques to project activities in order to meet stakeholder needs. In this workshop, students learn how to develop a scope of work, quality criteria, a schedule and budget, and how organizing and staffing are part of the planning process. Students then proceed through the execution, controlling, and closing processes. Robert J. Durney leads this class on Friday, March 23, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and continues on Saturday, March 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
BREATHING OUR PRAYERS: NOURISHING PRAYER LIFE WITH YOGA. Yoga aims to bring a sense of wholeness by unifying mind, body, and spirit. A nondenominational practice, it was developed some 5,000 years ago in India as a means to settle the mind and body in preparation for prayer and meditation. Yoga emphasizes the importance of awareness and enhances our ability to be reflective and prayerful in our daily lives. This course, instructed by Lisa Rand, explores yoga postures, breathing techniques, and philosophical concepts, emphasizing ways in which these concepts might guide us. The workshop is offered on Friday, February 23, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, March 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
POWER, POLITICS, AND ETHICS OF OIL. Petroleum is the life blood of our industrialized world. Through a vast assortment of applications, modern society benefits from oil more than any other single natural resource God has given us. Yet, unfettered dependence on this ultimately finite resource has released grave political, economic, sociological, and environmental consequences. Explore what is really behind the record high gas and energy prices. Paul R. Clementi, JD, instructs this class on Friday, March 23, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, March 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
WORLD CULTURES. This course, instructed by Jeffrey Short, Ph.D., introduces the main features of non-western civilizations and traditions. Students whose course work has focused on western civilization learn to appreciate diversity in a global community. Class meets on Saturdays, March 24 and 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
INTERVIEWING SKILLS. Students become familiar with types of interview questions, theories of persuasion, and nonverbal communication. As they prepare for and participate in mock interviews and public speaking exercises, students will arrive at an actual interview with confidence. Stacy L. Linkins instructs this class on Saturdays, March 24 and 31, 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 Essays on Women. This class focuses on Stein´s public addresses to women in the late 1920´s, especially her responses to National Socialism. Sister Judith Parsons, IHM, Ph.D., will lead this class on Tuesdays, March 27, April 3, 10, and 17, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 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, March 30, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, March 31, students meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Museum. On Sunday, April 1, participants meet back on campus for an overview of their experiences. James Erikson, MFA, MLS, is the instructor. 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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2.22.2007

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