Lifelong Learning announces November and December classes

Posted Oct 10th, 2017 by Helene Sheets  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Community Interest, Education, Events, Toledo.com


The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program is pleased to offer the following classes that are offered or begin in November or December 2017. Unless otherwise stated, the classes are held at various Lourdes University classroom locations, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania.

To register for Lifelong Learning classes, email lifelong@lourdes.edu or call 419-824-3707. A complete list of fall 2017 classes is available at www.lourdes.edu/lifelong.

Registration may be made by credit card or check. Checks should be made payable to Lourdes University and mailed to: Lourdes University Lifelong Learning, 6832 Convent Blvd. Sylvania OH 43560.

Fused Glass
Instructor: Amanda Rabara
Thursday, November 2 (meets once) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $37 members; $49 non-members

Create your own fused glass art! Instructor Amanda Rabara will guide you through the fun and easy process and the beautiful results will delight you! Create 3 pieces and you choose whether they become pendants, pins or magnets. Pick up your finished pieces on campus on or after Nov. 17.

The Psychology of Your Heart
Instructor: Pamela A. Rybka, LPCC, LSW
Friday, November 3 (meets once) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $17 members; $29 non-members

True heart health comes from within. Through your heart, you find your way in the world. Come and learn to listen to your heart’s wisdom, inner intelligence and find the true heart of heart health. One heartbeat at a time, we will explore heart health from a spiritual perspective with Pam Rybka, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Social Worker. Her background working with children and older adults has led her to specialize in the field of Health Psychology.

The Battle and Memorial Landscape of Gettysburg
Instructor: Dr. Dick Putney
Tuesdays, November 7 and 14 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Cost: $29 members; $41 non-members
The Civil War’s Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) was the largest battle ever fought in the western hemisphere. This class will discuss the importance of the battle — often referred to as the turning point of the Civil War — as well as Gettysburg’s great memorial landscape and monuments developed by veterans from the 1860s through the early 20th century.

Since 1997, Dr. Putney has done significant research and photography focused on Gettysburg’s memorial landscape and its more than 1,300 monuments and markers; he also taught the battle’s history to future Army officers for The University of Toledo’s ROTC chapter.

Size of Space
Instructor: Dr. Laura Megeath
Wednesday, November 8 (meets once) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $17 members; $29 non-members

How big is the Universe? We have started to explore the Universe beginning with space probes reaching out to our own Sun and the rest of the solar system. Much more lies beyond the solar system and the Milky Way! Visit nebulae, globular clusters, galaxies and black holes as we travel as far as telescopes can see. After the show in the Appold Planetarium, continue the conversation over lunch at the Lourdes Café (price of lunch not included).

Laura Megeath is the Coordinator of both Lifelong Learning and the Appold Planetarium.

Rx for Laughter (SOLD OUT)
Instructor: Barbara Mauter
Friday, November 10 (meets once) from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Cost per lecture: $17 members; $29 non-members

Studies have shown that laughter can actually improve your health! They have found that laughter establishes – or restores – a positive emotional climate and a sense of connection between people. Some researchers believe the major function of laughter is to bring people together. Why not try a Laughter Rx workshop? Are you ready to have some FUN and laugh? Join us as we take a look at the “lighter side of life” and laugh away many of our cares. We will take both a cachinnatory and a serious look at this prescription and the health benefits that may result.

It’s All Greek to Me!
Instructor: Chris Rilling
Tuesday, November 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Cost per lecture: $20 members; $32 non-members

Explore the history of art in this third of four available lectures presented in chronological order. Enjoy them all or select your favorite. In It’s All Greek To Me!, learn about the Greeks and how from a primitive background they created the ideal classical beauty that is still universally admired today.

Instructor Chris Rilling is both an educator and artist. After receiving a Masters in Art Education from University of Toledo, Chris taught art and art history at Owens Community College and Northview High School. The final History of Art lecture offered is Roaming Around the Roman Empire on December 5.

Kaffeeklatsch: A Pre-Thanksgiving Culinary Conversation (SOLD OUT)
Instructor: Mary Bilyeu
Thursday, November 16 (meets once) from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $17 members; $29 non-members

Let’s talk about Thanksgiving: What are you serving or bringing? Are there dietary issues to consider at your gathering? And, most importantly, do you prefer pumpkin or pecan pie? Join in a pre-holiday conversation with Mary Bilyeu, Food Editor at The Blade. Bring a cup of coffee to our kaffeeklatsch and we’ll provide a treat to go with it!

Mary Bilyeu began as the Food Editor at The Toledo Blade in 2014. She also writes about food for the Washtenaw Jewish News, has written for the publications of the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor and will be a contributor to the travel site Roadfood when she can find the time to write about the amazing restaurants in northwest Ohio instead of just tempting her friends with pictures of her meals on social media.

Roaming Around the Roman Empire
Instructor: Chris Rilling
Tuesday, December 5 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Cost per lecture: $20 members; $32 non-members

Explore the history of art in this final of four available lectures presented in chronological order. In Roaming Around the Roman Empire, learn about this huge empire that lasted a thousand years and became a melting pot that absorbed and adapted art from many different cultures.

Instructor Chris Rilling is both an educator and artist. After receiving a Masters in Art Education from University of Toledo, Chris taught art and art history at Owens Community College and Northview High School.


About Lourdes University Lifelong Learning
Lifelong Learning is an exciting educational program at Lourdes University. Open to all interested men and women, the only requirement for participation is an interest in ongoing learning. Lifelong Learning participants enjoy classes on a wide variety of academic subjects, educational field trips and monthly lectures featuring guest speakers. All activities are open to both members and non-members. For more information on upcoming classes and becoming a member of Lourdes University’s Lifelong Learning program, visit www.lourdes.edu/lifelong.

Lourdes University
Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.

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