Register for your annual membership to attend these exciting courses.

The Endangered Monarch: How can we help save them?

Susan Monk – Sept. 28, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Upland Center Room 227

The monarch butterfly is a fascinating summer visitor which is in danger of being lost to us. Understand the life cycle of this beautiful butterfly and how we as individuals can help improve their chances to survive and thrive.

Dance for Wellness

Jess King - Oct. 3, 10, 17, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the dance studio

Dance for Wellness guides participants in finding joy and creating personal and social connections through movement. Participants will be invited to engage their imagination in developing creative awareness, alignment, strength and flexibility while also learning ballet, jazz, and modern dance concepts. No previous dance experience necessary. The instructor will provide modifications, empowering participants to “choose your own movement adventure” from a seated or standing position. Jessica C. Warchal-King, MFA, is Alvernia’s Artist in Residence in Dance. She has created programs in Dance for Wellness and Dance for Parkinson’s Disease at Penn Medicine and Tower Health. She has over two decades of professional experience in dance performance and education. For more information on Jessica and her company, JCWK Dance Lab, please visit

A Theatre's Role in Community

Lady Strongman -  Nov. 8, 10 to 11 a.m., Library 213

In this discussion, theatre manager Lady Strongman (Boscov Theatre, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts) will facilitate a conversation about the role of a theatre in community, while sharing the current and upcoming films and programs being run out of the space, as well as inviting participants to dream big about what's possible in the centrally located downtown theatre. Lady's background is in the performing arts (Muhlenberg College, Arizona State University), so participation will be encouraged! Seniors College Members get the student rate for GoggleWorks with their Alvernia Student ID.

Operation Christmas Child a project of Samaritans Purse: How to Pack a Shoebox?

Ashlee Davies, Alvernia Disciple Makers - Nov. 9, 9 to 10 a.m., Upland 227

During this presentation learn how a simple gift is used to meet the needs of children in third world countries and how you can be involved.

Sustainability Happenings

Alicia Sprow - Nov. 16, 10 to 11 a.m., Upland 227

Join the EcoHouse team to learn more about Alvernia’s sustainability efforts. From student-led initiatives like Bog Turtle Creek Farm and outdoor adventure programs to faculty-led initiatives such as the Canada Global Immersion Trip and sustainability curriculum programs, there are a lot of exciting updates that we look forward to sharing with you.

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