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November Personal and Professional Workshops

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 610-647-440, Ext. 3143

IMMACULATA UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER WORKSHOPS

Immaculata University will offer on-campus undergraduate workshops for personal and professional development during the month of November.
NUTRITION AND FITNESS IN THE NEW CENTURY. This course provides tips, techniques, and strategies to feel well, look good, and stay strong and healthy. Students develop a personal plan that will guide them in eating well, staying fit, and fighting bone loss, heart disease, and cancer. This course takes place on Wednesdays, November 3, 10, and 17, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit and $160 for non-credit.
STRESS REDUCTION AND HEALING THROUGH IMAGERY FOR BETTER WORK AND LIFE. Guided imagery is an effective tool to develop an "inner support system" and to facilitate relaxation and natural healing and coping abilities. In this workshop, participants learn how to combine breathing, relaxation, and interactive imagery to cope with specific challenges of daily stress including work stress, fatigue, insomnia, muscle tension, and reactivity. Participants will be able to solve problems utilizing a more relaxed, focused state of mind, and they acquire skills that promote improved immune functioning. Miriam Franco, LCSW, PsyD, will lead this class on Friday, November 5, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday, November 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit and $160 for non-credit.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART II. This seminar surveys the nineteenth century section of the European collection including artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, Bonnard, and Vuillard. Students explore art created in the transitional period leading up to and including the Industrial Age in Europe. Students meet on campus on Friday, November 5, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for class discussion. On Saturday, November 6, they will
explore the Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and then students will meet back on campus on Sunday, November 7, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for overview. James Erickson, MFA, MLS, will be the instructor for this class. The cost is $320 for one credit and $160 for non-credit.
EDITH STEIN: HER LIFE AND LEGACY (Section III: 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. Sister Judith Parsons, IHM, MA, will lead this class which takes place on Saturdays, November 6 and 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 for non-credit workshop.
DELAWARE MUSEUM OF ART. This seminar provides an overview of the development of American art and illustration. The Delaware Museum of Art is heralded as the home of the Brandywine tradition in American art. To keeps works by Howard Pyle in Wilmington, art loving citizens founded the organization that would become the Delaware Art Museum. Its collections survey art of the 19th and 20th centuries, and the museum has become the primary repository for original paintings and documents from the "golden age" of American illustration. Students meet at Immaculata on Friday, November 12, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for class discussion. Then on Saturday, November 13, students spend the day exploring the museum from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and meet back at Immaculata on Sunday, November 14, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for an overview. James Erickson, MFA, MLS, will be the instructor. The cost is $320 for one credit and $160 for non-credit.
HOW TO VALUE A BUSINESS. This workshop examines the analytical tools needed to determine the market value of a "going business" against the backdrop of international dilemmas, political developments, takeover mania, and fluctuating interest rates. It will provide a thorough understanding of the step-by-step valuation process in a period of increased regulatory scrutiny. James F. McCloskey, MBA, will be the instructor for the class that runs on Friday, November 12, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, November 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit and $160 for
non-credit.
NAVIGATING RETIREMENT OPTIONS. This course addresses challenges older people face in determining future life options. It analyzes the aging population nationally and statewide and surveys a trend analysis of their health status. Through case studies, students investigate how to determine social and health needs of the aging person and evaluate options available in their community by completing a plan of care. Nancy Clarke, MSW, will lead this class on Friday, November 12, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, November 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit and $160 for non-credit.
CAREER CHOICES FOR ADULTS IN TRANSITION. If you are considering a career change, have been displaced from your current job, are reentering the workforce after an extended leave, or are dissatisfied in your current position, this workshop will assist you in considering your options. The course explores career decision making models and personality theory as it relates to career choices. Psychological technique for managing change throughout the lifespan and commonly used career clarification assessments will be presented. Krista Cantrell-Brennan, MA, will present this workshop on Saturdays, November 13 and November 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit and $160 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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