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Immaculata University Announces February Workshops

IMMACULATA UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS
STRESS REDUCTION. Guided imagery is an effective tool to develop an "inner support system" and to facilitate relaxation and natural healing and coping abilities. Participants in the workshop learn how to combine breathing, relaxation and interactive imagery to cope with specific challenges of daily stress. The workshop includes techniques and guided exercises. Comfortable loose clothing is recommended. This class is offered on Friday, February 4, from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, February 5, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
WALKING THE LABYRINTH. Walking the labyrinth is a metaphor for one´s journey through life. This two-day seminar examines the historical uses and current applications of the labyrinth walking. Participants use the labyrinth as a meditative tool to connect to self and to others and to increase personal awareness. This class is offered on Saturday, February 5, and Sunday, February 6, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
WHITE COLLAR CRIME. Students explore the deceptions that are used for illegal financial gain, such as the ever growing issues associated with identity theft, employee embezzlement, bank fraud, computer fraud and counterfeiting in general. Other topics will include investment schemes, money laundering, insurance fraud, telemarketing and lottery fraud. High profile case studies such as Enron, WorldCom, Arthur Anderson, and Martha Stewart will be discussed. This class is offered on Friday, February 11, from 6 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday, February 12, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY II. The focus of this course is on classical American philosophers and the rise of pragmatism. In addition to reading works by the pragmatists C.S. Pierce, William James, and John Dewey, students consider key writings of Ruth Benedict and Ayn Rand. This class is offered on Tuesday, February 15, and Tuesday, February 22, from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
RESUME WRITING. In this workshop, students research ads and identify requested skill sets, create persuasive lead lines, and write a convincing cover letter. The result will be a professional resume necessary to open the right doors. This class is offered on Friday, February 18, from 6 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday, February 19, from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
MANAGE DEBT & BUILD WEALTH. This course demonstrates values and principles of financial planning, budgeting, and investment basics. Lessons and exercises will provide students strategies and tools for their current stage in life and skill sets to prepare for future stages such as providing for dependants, a first-time home purchase, understanding credit and saving for retirement. This class is offered on Friday, February 18, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, February 19, from 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
CIRCLES: MUSIC FOR EVERYONE. An introduction to instrumental and vocal improvisation facilitated by the Music for People organization under the direction of cellist David Darling. Students gain experience in free, non referential improvisation in both small ensembles and large groups using percussion, major instruments, and voice. An emphasis is placed on the development of active listening skills central to facilitating improvisation experiences. No previous musical training is required for this course. This class is offered on Friday, February 18, from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, February 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday February 20, from 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
WORLD CULTURES. This course introduces the main features of non-western civilizations
and traditions. This class is offered on Friday, February 25, from 6 to 10 p.m. and continues on Saturday, February 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM ART II. This seminar surveys the 19th century section of the European collection including artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, Bonnard, and Vuillard. Participants observe various styles of painting, as well as changes in approach to subject matter, of art created in the transitional period leading to the Industrial Age in Europe. Students meet on Friday, February 18, from 5 to 9 p.m at Immaculata for an overview of the art, and Saturday meet at the back entrance to the museum on February 19, from 9:30 to 4:30 pm. Students arrange for their own transportation and pay admission fee. The cost is $440 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
For further information about these courses, please contact the College of LifeLong Learning at 610-647-4400, ext. 3238.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational, comprehensive, 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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