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Immaculata University Announces March Workshops

Immaculata University will offer on-campus undergraduate workshops for personal and professional development during the month of March.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. This museum features collections from Egypt, China and Mesopotamia. Other highlights include important Greco-Roman antiquities, Buddhist art, a distinguished collection of African art, and an 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 on Friday, March 7, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m., for an overview and the context of the art to be viewed. On Saturday, March 8, the class meets at 9:30 a.m. at the entrance to the museum. The cost is $380 for one credit or $170 if taken for non-credit.
The Art of Negotiation. Whether intentional or not, we are engaged in negotiations every day. This workshop provides techniques to achieve negotiating success in both personal and business relationships. Focus will be placed on how to overcome barriers to effective negotiation, to neutralize surprises or "ambushes" from the other side, to use negotiation to map out objectives and to create a positive negotiating climate. James F. McCloskey will instruct this class on Friday, March 28, 6:00-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 29, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit or $170 if taken for non-credit.
Irish American Fiction. Through a selection of short stories and novels by American authors, students search for the influence of the authors´ Irish heritage on their subjects and themes. The instructor for this workshop will be Sister Marie Hubert Kealy, IHM, PhD. Dates for the workshop are Wednesday, March 5 and 12 and April 2, 9, and 16, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit or $170 if taken for non-credit.
Forensics and Fiction. Author Jonathan McGoran – a.k.a. D. H. Dublin – explores the integration of forensic science into mystery fiction. This lively, humorous, and informative course discusses how to construct a plot around forensic techniques, how to create obstacles to forensic discovery, and how to avoid repetition while writing a series. Students learn how to utilize a variety of forensic techniques and forensic evidence to write mystery fiction that is compelling and accessible. Writing as D. H. Dublin, Jonathan McGoran is the author of Body Trace, Blood Poison, and the soon-to-be released Hard Frost. Jonathan McGoran instructs this workshop on Friday, March 14, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 15, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit or $170 if taken for non-credit.
Hearing the Heart of Jazz. Jazz in America remains the collaborative musical energy among all groups of citizens. Rhythm, improvisation, dazzling elements arranged in phrases, gestures, and the sounds of the world bring courage as well as security to the listener´s ear. On Friday, real jazz musicians, the "Father John" D´Amico Trio, will perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Then on Saturday, March 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., "Father John" will present the workshop on Hearing the Heart of Jazz. The cost is $380 for one credit or $170 if taken for non-credit.
American Philosophy III. This workshop highlights the thought of contemporary American philosophers including Alasdair MacIntyre, John Searle, Carol Gilligan, and Ann Garry. The instructor of the workshop is Sister Judith Parsons, IHM, PhD., who will lead the workshop on Tuesdays, March 11, April 1, 8, and 15, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit or $170 if taken for non-credit.
Diet Fads and Fitness Myths. This course explores and discusses the truths and myths of the latest diet crazes and fitness gimmicks. The pros and cons of popular diets and fitness regimens will be explored so that students can make informed choices regarding a healthy lifestyle. Sandra Gribbin leads this class on Mondays, March 24 and 31, and April 7, 14, and 21, from 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit or $170 if taken for non-credit.
Psychological Disorders in Film (Axis I). Join this lively class to get an interesting and in-depth view of abnormal behavior as it is shown in contemporary film. Students compare and contrast specific movie character portrayals to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). Character portrayals of Axis I personality disorders will be investigated, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders and dissociative disorders. Learn DSM IV diagnoses from an interactive perspective – the movies. No prerequisite course required. Tracy Hill leads this workshop on Friday, March 28, from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday March 29, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit or $170 if taken 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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