2014 Course Offerings

Each Six-Week course is $70. All classes meet in the Kaul Hall Forum Classroom. Classes will not meet the week of April 14, 2014 due to the Easter holiday.

Tai Chi | Rich McKenzie

Session 1: Mondays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7 | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Session 2: Mondays, April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 and 26 | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tai Chi is a series of slow dance-like movements designed to promote balance, flexibility and coordination.  Sometimes viewed as a moving mediation, it has been used for stress management, concentration and general relaxation.  It has also been recognized as a valid therapy by the American Arthritis Association. Please join us for one or both sessions on offer this semester.

FDR, the Great Depression and the New Deal | Dick Donagher

Thursdays, March 27, April 3, 10, 24, May 1 and 8 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The financial crisis of 2008 and the great recession that followed helped to refocus attention on the collapse of the American economy in the 1930s and the attempts of Hoover and then Roosevelt through his New Deal to restore prosperity. Liberals applaud the New Deal as a movement of recovery, regulation and reform. Some conservatives, however, contend the New Deal did not solve the economic crisis but actually lengthened recovery and in the process alienated the business community. This course will look at the Hoover administration’s efforts to deal with the aftermath of the Stock Market crash and the ensuing depression and how Roosevelt’s New Deal impacted American society and try to assess how positive that impact was. Excerpts from some Hollywood films and documentaries will be incorporated into the classes.

Discover Your Writer’s Voice | Vivian Grey

Tuesdays, April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20 and 27 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Create a voice style and story that is uniquely your own. You will be encouraged to write short pieces--including short stories, essays, fiction or non-fiction- that can stand alone or be strung together to create longer works.  You can look forward to lively discussions, positive suggestions and a supportive atmosphere.  Handouts will help you organize your thoughts and develop your writing skills. Whether you've been writing for a while or want to get started you will come away with fresh ideas, inspiration and ways to turn your writing into memorable reading.