MID-YEAR SESSION 2020

 

Monday


COURSE: The African Prospective of Women's Role in Society (3 weeks)

Instructor: Sister Digna Chuwa, C.P.S., M.Ed. 

Description: What place should women have in society? Traditionally, a woman's place has been inferior to that of the average man. Anything valuable in society is controlled by men and women must care for the rest. The world media coverage on African women usually is a one-sided image which centers on issues of oppression such as female circumcision in East Africa, Islamic fanaticism in West Africa, or rape in South Africa. To generalize the role and status of women in traditional African societies is complicated, since Africa is home to many and the place of women varies in different African societies.  

Dates: 2/3, 2/10, & 2/17

Day: Monday                            

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM                                                  

Place: Upland Center, Board Room 227

Cost: $30.00

 

COURSE: Chemicals in the Household (2 weeks)

Instructor: Dr. Joseph Kremer, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Description:  This unique chemistry course for the non-professional investigates the effects of chemicals found in common household products. Molecules presented will include capsaicin, the molecule responsible for the hotness of chili peppers; Bisphenol A, a leachable from plastic water bottles; FD&C No. 6, a component in Sunset Yellow food coloring; nonyl nonanoate, orange flavoring, and sodium benzoate, a preservative against bacteria and fungus. How are these chemicals affecting us and our health? Are they good or bad?

Dates: 2/3 & 2/10

Day: Monday                                                    

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM                                      

Place: Upland Center, Board Room 227 

Cost: $25.00

 

COURSE: Technology, Globalization and the Restless Heart (2 weeks) 

Instructor: Scott Davidson 

Description: There appears to be no aspect of human life that remains untouched, either positively or negatively, by the advent of digital technology. In this course, we will investigate how we address the deep desires of the human heart - or neglect to do so - in the digital age.

Dates: 2/10 & 2/17

Day: Monday                                                    

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM                                      

Place: Upland Center, Board Room 227

Cost: $25.00

 

Tuesday


COURSE:  The Unique Services of Women During the Civil War (2 weeks)

Instructor: Hallie Vaughan

Description: The history of the Civil War includes stories about women who disguised themselves as men and fought for freedom. Some even served as spies. Surprisingly, women served in many other capacities. Learn about Berks County's own Rosa Muhlenberg Nicolls.

Dates: 2/4 & 2/11

Day: Tuesday                                  

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM                  

Place: Student Center, Seminar Rms.

Cost: $25.00

 

COURSE: From the Reservation to the University (2 weeks)

Instructor: Dr. Peggy Bowen-Hartung

Description: The life of story of Dr. Peggy Bowen-Hartung as she recounts her experience from the Oklahoma reservation to the Hallowed Halls of Alvernia University. She will share some of her highlights through her personal and professional journey including her experience at the Murrow Building and the World Trade Center.

Dates: 2/18 & 2/25

Day: Tuesday                                     

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Place: The Highlands of Wyomissing, 2000 Cambridge Ave., Wyomissing, PA 19610

Cost: $25.00                                   

 

Wednesday


COURSE: It's a Man's World .... Unless You're a Woman (4 weeks)

Instructor: John Kissinger

Description: The role of women in human history has often been hidden, neglected, and misunderstood. We will survey the ways in which current research and emerging scholarship are revitalizing the place of women in history, in science, and in literature. We will also decide whether or not a man can adequately teach this course.

Dates: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, & 2/26

Day: Wednesday                                            

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM                                        

Place: Upland Center, Board Room 227

Cost: $40.00

 

COURSE: High Altitude Countries (3 weeks)

Instructor: Kathy Sassaman

Description: This course will share some history and culture, as well as my experiences in Peru, Columbia, and Tibet. (And you won't have to worry about altitude sickness).

Dates: 2/5, X, 2/19, & 2/26

Day: Wednesday                                              

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM                            

Place: Upland Center, Board Room 227

Cost: $30.00 

 

COURSE: Silencing the Whistle Blower: Ag-Gag Laws in Animal Agriculture (3 weeks)

Instructors: Dr. Janae Sholtz, Dr. Victoria Williams, and Dr. Donna Yarri 

Description: The treatment of farm animals in the animal agricultural industry raises significant concerns with the pain and suffering we are causing these creatures. Currently, there is a movement in this industry to criminally punish those who report on these abuses. This talk will provide background on the ethical treatment animals, report information information on the condition of factory-farmed animals, address the role of the whistleblower in society, explore the "ag-gag" laws that attempt to silence the whistleblower, and consider ethical ways to move forward.

Dates: 2/12, 2/19, & 2/26

Day: Wednesday                                

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM                        

Place: Upland Center, Board Room 227

Cost: $30.00 

 

Thursday


COURSE: Natural Medicine's Role in an Evolving Healthcare Paradigm (3 weeks)   

Instructor: Thomas Staverosky

Description: This course will investigate the true nature of disease and discuss the limitations of the pharmaceutical approach to health and wellness. The human organism fueled by its inherent energy of homeostasis has tremendous capacity for repair, recovery and adaption ...it's time to understand and honor homeostasis.

Dates: 2/6, 2/13, & 2/20

Day: Thursday                                    

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM                                                         

Place: Upland Center, Board Room 227

Cost: $30.00                                                                                                      

 

COURSE: How Our Neighbors Talk to God (3 weeks)               

Instructor(s): Rabbi Brian Michelson; Rev. Roger Ulrich, M. Div; Julianne E. Wallace, D. Min.

Description: We each have our own way of talking with God. Some of us pray as we have been taught, some of us pray as we have discovered ways to communicate with God. In this course, we will examine how we and our neighbors talk to God and how He talks to us.       

Dates: 2/6, 2/13, & 2/20

Day: Thursday                                                

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM                                       

Place: Upland Center, Board Room 227 

Cost: $30.00 

 

Friday


COURSE: Watershed Basics (Without Tears) (1 session)    

Instructor: Alfred Guiseppe, P.G.

Description: An introduction to watershed concepts intended to prepare residents to live in stewardship within the watershed community.

Dates: 2/14

Day: Friday                                         

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM                                                                    

Place: Upland Center, Board Room 227 

Cost: $20.00 

 

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