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Immaculata University Announces October Workshops

DRAW/WATERCOLOR AT LONGWOOD. This hands-on workshop investigates basic drawing skills and techniques using watercolor. Students bring pencils, sketchbook, and a tube set of watercolors to the first class on Friday, October 2, at Immaculata University from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., where they draw based on observations of plants and flowers. On Saturday, October 3, students meet at Longwood Gardens at 9:30 a.m. to paint and draw flowers from the gardens. The cost is $420 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
HISTORY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRISONS. This survey of corrections in PA begins with the Walnut Street Jail and includes the experiment of solitary confinement and forms of punishment in today´s modern penal institutions. A tour of historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia is part of the course. The first class will be held on Friday, October 2, at Immaculata University from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. On Saturday, October 3, students meet at Eastern State Penitentiary at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, October 4, class will be held at Immaculata University at 9:00 a.m. The cost is $420 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
SOUNDS OF COLOR. Both light and sound are two of the greatest tools for combating disease and generating wellness. This hands-on course explores the use of two subtle healing tools: the CYMA 1000 acoustic bio-resonant device and the Gas Discharge Visualization Camera. The class will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October, 3 and 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
DANCE AND DRUM. Non-verbal communication is one of the strongest forces in human interaction. The modalities of music therapy and dance therapy are integrated in this workshop, allowing students to identify and direct specific non-verbal communication. The class will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit and $180 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. This one-credit workshop is offered on Friday, October 9, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and concludes on Saturday, October 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGIES. This examination of the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs discusses strategies for starting your own business. The course will answer such questions as: when do you go it alone, when is the right time to get a working partner and what is a scalable business, and what is a lifestyle business? This one-credit workshop is offered Friday, October 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will continue on Saturday, October 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART I. This seminar explores the expansive collection of American and European art at the PMA. Since its founding in 1876, the museum has acquired major examples of art. The first part of the tour includes works by American artists Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, Homer, Tanner, and A. Warhol. The second part of the tour looks at the Renaissance and Baroque Periods of art. Students meet on Friday, October 16, from 5:00 – 9:30 p.m., at Immaculata for an overview of the works to be viewed at the museum and to engage in "hands-on" experiences, trying techniques used by masters. On Saturday, October 17, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., the class meets at the entrance to the museum. The cost is $420 for one credit or $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, October 16, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, October 17. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
HUMAN LOVE IN DIVINE PLAN. This course examines John Paul II´s "Theology of the Body." It considers how the human body, male and female, makes visible God´s invisible mystery and reflects God´s self-giving, creative love. It explores how humans fulfill the meaning of their existence by living according to the truth of their sexuality. This one-credit course takes place on Saturdays, October 17 and 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
KATHY ACKER — REIMAGING LIT. Experience the unconventionally thoughtful and crudely sensitive novels Great Expectations and Don Quixote by Kathy Acker in her contemporary female reworking of these classic novels. This one-credit workshop will be held on Mondays October 19 and 26 and November 2, 9, and 16, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
STEIN´S ESSAYS ON WOMEN. This course focuses on Stein´s public addresses to women in the late 1920´s, especially her responses to National Socialism. This one-credit workshop will be held on Tuesdays October 20 and 27 and November 3 and 10, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS IN FILM. Join this dynamic class exploring personality disorders as expressed in contemporary film. Students compare and contrast specific movie character portrayals to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Character portrayals of personality disorders will be investigated, including antisocial, borderline and narcissistic personality disorders. This class is offered on Friday, October 23, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, October 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
FORGIVENESS: THE BEST REVENGE. This course explores the theological, biblical and pastoral aspects of mercy and forgiveness. It includes an in-depth analysis of Luke 15 and Psalm 51. Students discuss the process of forgiveness and its place in the lives of contemporary Christian disciples. This class is offered on Saturdays, October 24 and October 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $420 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
BRANDYWINE MUSEUM. 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 Friday, October 30, at 5:00 p.m. at Immaculata for discussion and context of the art at the Brandywine Museum. On Saturday, October 31, the class will meet at the entrance to the museum at 9:30 a.m. Students arrange for their own transportation. The cost is $420 for one credit or $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, coeducation, 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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