University Communications

News Release #9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Lydia Szyjka
610-647-4400, Ext. 3143

IMMACULATA UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS FOR SEPTEMBER

During the month of September, Immaculata University will offer the following workshops:

WRITING WORKSHOP. Students study and apply the skills necessary for effective interpersonal communication in the business environment. They learn to appreciate the importance of communication rules, models, intentions, and habits and how they can develop their individual style best suited to their needs. The class is offered on Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. The cost is $305 for the one-credit class or $160 for non-credit.

MASTERING THE ART OF PRESENTING USING POWERPOINT. Using technology in presentation is a means not an end. Students in this course are introduced to good design features and presentation techniques. Students spend much of the class time creating and presenting their work using PowerPoint. Prerequisite: access to a PC with MS PowerPoint 2000; basic knowledge of PowerPoint. Patricia Mehok, MS, will lead this class on Tuesdays, September 9, 16, 23, and 30, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. The cost is $305 for the one-credit class or $160 for non-credit.

HIGHWAY SAFETY FOR BEGINNING DRIVERS. This course, approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is for beginning drivers. Most insurance companies who offer discounted rates require classroom instruction. This course consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction only. On-the-road, private instruction can be arranged on an individual basis. Hal Miller will instruct this class on Saturdays, September 13 through November 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The cost is $125.

HISTORY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRISONS. This course offers a survey of corrections in Pennsylvania beginning with the Walnut Street Jail and including the experiment of solitary confinement and other forms of punishment up to today´s modern penal institutions. A tour of historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia allows students to experience what Charles Dickens described as "the immense amount of torture and agony which this dreadful punishment inflicts upon the sufferers." Students meet at Immaculata University on Friday, September 19, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. for lecture and overview. On Saturday, September 20, they meet at the Penitentiary at 9:00 a.m. Then on Sunday, September 21, they meet back at Immaculata University from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. for lecture and perspective. Judge John F. Anthony, M.S.S., will lead this class. The cost is $305 for the one-credit class or $160 for non-credit.

SELF-ESTEEM AND ACHIEVEMENT. Self-esteem is important for mental health and goal attainment. It is an attitude of acceptance and non-judgment toward self and others. This workshop focuses on an interactive approach to change the way we interpret life. Participants are shown how to uncover and change negative self-statements, and how to create new, positive assertions that foster and nourish self-esteem. At the end, participants will be able to identify disadvantageous self-talk, confront self-distortions, and replace these thoughts with a more compassionate self-evaluation. Peter Rondinaro, MS, will lead this class on Friday, September 19, from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $305 for the one-credit class or $160 for non-credit.

For more information on these workshops, please contact the College of LifeLong Learning at 610-647-4400, ext. 3241.
Immaculata University, a Catholic liberal arts 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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