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Immaculata University Announces September Workshops

Immaculata University will offer on-campus undergraduate workshops for personal and professional development during the month of September.
ENHANCING YOUR POTENTIAL. Open the worlds of interpersonal communication and self-reflection using the theory of psychological type to answer such questions as, "am I in the right job?" or "how can I get along better with my family?" Focusing on theory and practical applications while stressing team-building and creative thinking, students explore how to make modifications in type. Neale Bringhurst, Ph.D., leads this class on Saturdays, September 8 and 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN SHORT STORIES. This course focuses on short stories written by such contemporary American writers as Raymond Carver, Charles Baxter, Donald Barthelme, Andrea Barrett, John Barth, and Dagoberto Gilb. Sean Flannery leads this class on Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, and October 1, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
INFORMATION RESEARCH METHODS. Finding information for college-level research papers can be a daunting task. With the amount of information in the world growing at an exponential rate, it becomes difficult to wade through and select quality information. This course examines the research process – from selecting a topic to finding and evaluating information, to documenting the sources and knowing the ethical implications of information use. Carol Howe leads this online class that begins September 10 and ends October 12. The cost is $380 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
LISTENING SKILLS. Why do some employees seem more satisfied than others? Effective listening may be the key. This practical workshop teaches how to listen more effectively, how to respond to consumer complaints, resolve conflict, negotiate successfully with difficult people, create a team with your boss and colleagues, produce higher quality work, and become a more valuable professional. Gail Froggatt leads this class on Saturdays, September 22 and 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
SELF DEFENSE IN MODERN SOCIETY. This course investigates the physical, psychological, and sociological impact that a physical attack can have on the individual. Students learn how to recognize and avoid dangerous situations as well as defend themselves. Historical perspectives provide insight into the influence society has had on people´s ability to defend themselves. Kim Jackson instructs this class on Mondays, September 17, 24, and October 1, 8, and 15, from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
PIUS XII AND THE HOLOCAUST. Few topics in the history of the Catholic Church in the modern period are more controversial than the question of the alleged "silence" of Pope Pius XII during the Holocaust. Both his defenders and accusers tend toward passion, often mixed with ideology. This course explores how Pope Pius XII responded to the horrors of Europe during the early years of his pontificate. Students will delve into the historiography of the debate, and form their own opinions concerning this complex question. John Ahtes will lead this class on Saturdays, September 22 and 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
EDITH STEIN: HER LIFE AND LEGACY. The continuing series on Edith Stein offers an introduction to phenomenology through the life and writings of Edith Stein. The current workshop is: Stein´s Psychophysical Person. Students delve into Stein´s philosophical and theological writings about empathy and the human person. Sister
Judith Parsons, IHM. Ph.D., will lead this class on Tuesdays, September 25, and October 2, 9, and 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
PAINTING: STILL LIFE. This hands-on workshop introduces students to the basic techniques of painting with acrylic paint. Students learn how to use a viewfinder, mix the primary colors and paint from observation. The theme for the painting will be from a still-life set-up. Students are required to bring one set of basic acrylic tube paints, brushes and one canvas. Justin Duffus, PAFA Certified, will instruct this workshop on Friday, September 28, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, September 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
MUSIC: THE SOUND OF COLOR. 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 CYMA module sends vibrations to the body to aid in the natural healing process. The GDV camera measures the bio-electric field around the human body. Participants receive an introduction to the science of cymatics and have their Human Energy Field assessed for physical well-being. Joseph Reilly, MA, MT-BC, leads this class on Saturday, September 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and continues on Sunday, September 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $380 for one credit or $170 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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