Immaculata University Announces September Workshops

WRITING CENTER THEORY. This course offers the essential history and theory necessary for analyzing and practicing writing center activity. Important issues like writing across the curriculum and writing for a diverse population are discussed. The course is both theoretical and practical as students reflect upon their own approaches to writing center activity through reading, observation, discussion, and practice. Melanie Kisthardt, PhD, leads this class on Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, and October 6, from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
WRITING WORKSHOP. In this course, students work on improving their writing, concentrating on expository writing beyond the basic writing skills level. This course, led by Kristen McIlroy, is offered on Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
YOGA: YAMAS AND NIYAMAS – CODE OF MORAL CONDUCT. In this workshop, students examine yoga and meditation as they relate to the Hindu codes of moral conduct – the ethical guidelines that stipulate the "do´s" and "don´ts." Pamela Walsh leads this class on Thursdays, September 11, 18, 25, and October 2 and 9, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
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, PhD, will instruct this class on Saturdays, September 13 and 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
DRAWING AND WATERCOLOR PAINTING: FLOWERS AT LONGWOOD GARDENS. This is a hands-on workshop investigating basic drawing skills and techniques using watercolor. Students are required to bring pencils, sketchbook, and a tube set of watercolors to the first class. On Friday, September 19, from 5:00 to 9:30 p.m., students meet at Immaculata where they work on observations of plants and flowers. On Saturday, September 20, students meet at the entrance to Longwood Gardens at 9:30 a.m., where they will have an opportunity to paint and draw flowers from the gardens. Leanne Grimes, is the leader for this class. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 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 20 and 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 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 leads this class on Mondays, September 22 and 29 and October 6, 13, and 20, from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit and $180 for non-credit.
FROM CELTIC WARRIOR TO CAMELOT. This course explores the mythological and pseudo-historical tales that culminate in traditional and contemporary treatments of King Arthur and his Knights. Sister Marie Hubert Kealy, IHM, PhD, leads this class on Tuesdays, September 23, 30, and October 7 and 14, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
STEIN AND PHENOMENOLOGY. As part of the Edith Stein: Her Life and Legacy series, students delve into Stein´s philosophical and theological writings about empathy and the human person. Sister Judith Parsons, IHM, PhD, leads this class on Tuesdays, September 23 and 30 and October 7 and 14, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
PAINTING. 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 18" by 24" to the first class. Justin Duffus, PAFA Certified, will lead this class on Friday, September 26, from 5:00 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
THE ECONOMY AND ITS EFFECT ON OUR LIVES. This workshop provides an overview of the basic concepts, languages and analytical tools of micro- and macroeconomic theory. Using economic theory, students explore the impact of current events on our lives. Gregory P. Brown leads this class on Friday, September 26, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, September 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
IMPACT OF CHRONIC ILLNESS ON THE FAMILY. Physical illness impacts far more people than the person with the actual diagnosis. The effect on loved ones can be challenging, yet the medical community too often overlooks this reality. In this workshop, students explore the impact of physical illness on the ill individual and on the family members. Students discuss common emotional reactions to illness and explore a variety of psychosocial strategies for supporting families impacted by chronic illness. Lara Krawchuk instructs this class on Friday, September 26, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday, September 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for one credit or $180 for non-credit.
THE ROAD TO 9/11. This workshop examines the origins of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Students focus on the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, the career of Osama bin Laden, the problems that these posed for American national security policy, and the successes and failures of the American government in response to these challenges. John Hill, PhD, will lead this class on Saturdays, September 27 and October 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $400 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, 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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