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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.
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 recently 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 3, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday, March 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 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. Students meet at Immaculata on Friday, March 10, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for an overview and the context of the art to be viewed on Saturday. On Saturday, March 11, the class meets at the entrance to the museum at 10:00 a.m. Then on Sunday, March 12, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., students are back on campus for appreciation and discussion of what has been experienced. James Erikson, MFA, MLS, will be leading this seminar. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 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 Friday, March 17, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Immaculata University for classroom discussion. On Saturday, March 18, students meet at the entrance to the museum at 10:00 a.m. Then on Sunday, March 19, students meet back at Immaculata University from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for discussion. James Erickson will lead this class. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
FASHION, NUTRITION, EXERCISE. This course provides tips, techniques, and strategies to feel well, look good, and stay strong and healthy. Students develop a personal plan that will guide them in eating well, staying fit, and fighting bone loss, heart disease, and cancer. The class will meet on Wednesdays, March 15, 22, and 29, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
LEADERSHIP IN TODAY´S BORDERLESS ECONOMY. Today´s corporations operate in an increasingly risk filled environment. This workshop examines the importance of the "right leader" for today´s challenges. Students gain a better understanding of the purpose of change and how an individual and a company can be positively impacted by it. They learn to evaluate current and future situations and the needs of a global marketplace. They are asked to redefine personal and professional challenges through assertiveness, adaptability, and accountability so that they can become a force for positive community and global leadership. James McCloskey will lead this class on Friday, March 17, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, March 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 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. Yogo emphasizes the importance of awareness and enhances our ability to be reflective and prayerful in our
daily lives. This course explores yoga postures, breathing technique, and philosophical concepts, emphasizing ways in which these concepts might guide us. Lisa Rand leads this course on two consecutive Friday and Saturday weekends beginning on Friday, March 17, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and on Friday, March 24, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, March 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
EDITH STEIN: HER LIFE AND LEGACY. This series of courses offer an introduction to phenomenology through the life and writings of Edith Stein. Phenomenology is a method of philosophizing that seeks the essence of a concept using intuition, reflection, description, and discourse. As a philosopher in Germany during World War I and II, Stein´s writings on phenomenology, feminism, and the human person are significant. Sister Judith Parsons, IHM, leads the Edith Stein series. The March class, Stein´s Essays on Women will meet on Tuesdays, March 21, 28, and April 4, and 11, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
THE HIGH COST OF PERFECTION. This course explores the nature of perfectionism and will help participants differentiate between perfectionism and the pursuit of excellence. Self tests and proven strategies are offered to break free from the constraints of perfectionism so that positive risks can be taken. Peter Rondinaro, PhD, will instruct this course on Friday, March 24, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 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 will lead this class on Friday, March 31, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, April 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $335 for one credit or $160 for non-credit.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection between route 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.