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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.
INTRODUCING JOHN B. KEANE, KERRY PLAYWRIGHT. This course is a study of folklore and traditional motifs in Keane´s contemporary plays. His most popular works, Sive, The Field, and Big Maggie will be explored. Sister Marie Hubert Kealy, IHM, Ph.D., will lead this class on Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28, and October 5, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
LISTENING SKILLS. Why are some people more effective in their professional and interpersonal relationships? Effective listening may be the key. This practical workshop teaches how to listen actively to ensure understanding, decode hidden messages, resolve conflict, respond with empathy, work more effectively with others, and become a more valuable professional. Gail Froggatt will lead this class on Saturdays, September 9 and 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
INVESTIGATIVE PROCEDURES. In this course, students are introduced to interviewing methods and the development of informants and cooperating witnesses in criminal cases. Students learn to appreciate the importance of forensics, surveillance, wiretapping and listening devices which are tools to establishing probable cause. The importance of liaison with local and federal agencies is stressed. Carl S. Wallace will lead this class on Saturdays, September 9 and 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
INTRODUCTION TO INDESIGN. This course introduces InDesign, a software program used in professional layout and design. Communication majors and professionals already in the field will find this an invaluable tool for advanced work in journalism, public relations, publication design, and editing. This class is available on Mondays, September 11, 18, 25, and October 2 and 16, from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
GRAMMAR REVIEW FOR NOT-SO-DUMMIES. Has it been a while since you though about all those grammar rules you learned in school? Do little mistakes in writing keep you back in other subjects or at the workplace? Refresh your basic rules of grammar. Eileen Mullahy will instruct this class on Mondays, September 11, 18, 25, and October 2 and 16, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
SELF-DEFENSE FOR WOMEN 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 women´s ability to defend themselves. Kim Jackson will lead this class on Mondays, September 18, 25, and October 2, 16, and 23, from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 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 negotiations, to neutralize surprises or "ambushes" from the other side, to use negotiation to map out objectives, and to create a positive climate. James F. McCloskey will instruct this class on Friday, September 22, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and continue on Saturday, September 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS. Community conflict and tension can arise because of differences in race, color, or national origin. This course discusses the role of state and local government units, private and public organizations, and community groups in preventing and resolving incidents and tensions. John Hill, Ph.D., will lead this class on Saturdays, September 23 and 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $355 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: Steins´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 26 and October 3, 10, and 17, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $355 for one credit or $170 for non-credit.
PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS IN FILM. Join this lively class to get an interesting and more in-depth view and appreciation of abnormal behavior as it is shown in contemporary film. We will compare and contrast specific movie character portrayals to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Character portrayals for Axis I disorders will be explored including mood disorders, anxiety disorders and dissociative disorders. Learn DSM IV diagnoses from an interactive perspective – the movies. Tracy Hill is leading this class on Friday, September 29, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, September 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $355 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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