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Immaculata University Announces June Workshops

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 workshop is available on Wednesday, June 3, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
DRAWING AND WATERCOLOR AT LONGWOOD. This is a hands-on workshop investigating basic drawing skills and techniques using watercolor. On Friday, June 5, students paint in the classroom using observation of plants and flowers. On Saturday, June 6, students meet at Longwood Gardens where they have the opportunity to paint and draw flowers from the gardens. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
THE LEGEND OF DUFFY´S CUT. This course explores the history, folklore, and archaeology of Duffy´s Cut, a mass grave of Irish workers dating from 1832 and located near Immaculata. 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., leads this course on Friday, June 5, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, June 6, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
SLAVERY TODAY. While most believe slavery to be a relic from a bygone and barbaric chapter of human history, millions of people are enslaved today. Western countries are not immune to this ugly reality, and the number of slaves in America today is estimated in the tens of thousands. This course examines people and cultures complicit in human trafficking, the most vulnerable groups, and possible solutions. This workshop is offered on Friday, June 19, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, June 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
LISTENING SKILLS. Why are some people more effective in their professional relationships? Effective listening may be the key. This practical workshop teaches how to use active listening to ensure understanding, decode hidden messages, resolve conflict, respond with empathy, work better with others, and become a more valuable professional. This class is held on Saturdays, June 6 and 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
EFFECTIVE BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS. Students in this workshop gain an understanding of the four aspects of an effective business presentation: context (audience, purpose, and venue), content, presentation graphics, and presenter. This instruction and learning experience, making extensive use of Microsoft PowerPoint, demonstrate successful techniques and practices to avoid. Impromptu presentations during the workshop provide experience in presenting to a small audience in a collegiate environment. This workshop is offered on Friday, June 12, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and continues on Saturday, June 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS. This workshop highlights the nation´s oldest museum and art school displaying American art. Designed by Frank Furness, the museum was founded in 1805. The collection, surveying American art from the late 1700´s to the 20th century, consists of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper ranging from colonial masters such as Robert Feke, John Singleton Copley, and Benjamin West to major contemporary artists including Richard Diebenkorn, Red Grooms, and Faith Ringgold. Students meet on campus Friday evening, June 19, from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., for an overview of the process of creating works of art and a "hands-on" exploration of the techniques employed. On Saturday, June 20, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., the class meets at the entrance to the museum. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
BRANDYWINE 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 works by three generations of Wyeths and its fine collection of American illustration, still life, and landscape painting. Students meet on campus for discussion on Friday, June 12, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, June 13, students meet at the entrance to the museum. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
CYBERCRIME. This course introduces the types of technology crimes committed in whole or part through the use of computers and other sophisticated technologies. Students examine the attributes of hackers, phreakers, and crackers and investigate identity theft and cyber sex crimes. The expertise of the perpetrators and the specifics of the crimes inhibit law enforcement´s investigative response and that of the criminal justice system. The cost is $400 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 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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