Immaculata Announces September Professional and Personal Workshops

#13 CONTACT: Lydia Szyjka
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 610-647-440, Ext. 3143


Immaculata University will offer on-campus undergraduate workshops for personal and professional development during the month of September.
WORLD CULTURES. This course introduces the main features of non-western civilizations and traditions. Students whose course work has focused on western civilization learn to appreciate diversity in a global community. Accordingly, this course may be used by students with western civilization credits to meet the college´s world civilization requirements. Jeffrey Short, Ph.D., will lead the class. This is a one-credit online course with the first class meeting on campus Friday, September 3, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The balance of the online course will continue until October 15. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 for non-credit workshop.
IRISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE II. This course is a continuation of Irish Gaelic. It also considers various aspects of Irish culture, including literature, traditional music, history, art, and film. This two-credit course will be lead by Colette deCarun, on Wednesdays, September 8, through November 3, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The cost for this two-credit class is $640 if taken for credit or $160 for a non-credit workshop.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. Students study and apply the skills in the business environment. Focus is on communication rules, styles, models, intentions, and habits. Students learn how to develop individual communication fit and flexibility. This class is offered on Tuesdays, September 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 for non-credit workshop.
"CHEN-STYLE" T´AI CHI: THE HARMONY OF BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT. This form of t´ai chi is more vigorous and energetic than previously taught courses. It should appeal to physical fitness buffs and those looking to improve their balance, health, and general well being. Although the martial arts aspect of this style is obvious, t´ai chi focuses more on health benefits than other martial arts. Participants should be in reasonably good health. Those with serious ailments or limitations should bring this to the instructor´s attention. Irv Hendel will lead this class on Wednesdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 6, 13, 20, and 27, from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. The cost is $75.
EDITH STEIN: HER LIFE AND LEGACY (Section I: Stein and Phenomenology). In the first class in the series on Edith Stein, students will become acquainted with Edith Stein and the study of phenomenology through her autobiographical writings. Sr. Judith Parsons, IHM, will lead this class on Saturdays, September 11, and 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 for non-credit workshop.
HOME AND EXILE IN IRISH WOMEN´S WRITING. The course examines themes of home and exile as they play out in Irish fiction, especially from the perspective of women authors and subjects. Mary C. Simonis, MA, will instruct this course on Mondays, September 13, 20, 27, and October 4, and 11, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 for non-credit workshop.
SELF-ESTEEM AND ACHIEVEMENT. Self-esteem is important for mental health and goal attainment. It is an attitude of acceptance and non-judgment toward self and others. This workshop focuses on an interactive approach to change the way we interpret life. Participants are shown how to uncover and change negative self-statements, and how to create new, positive assertions that foster and nourish self-esteem. At the end, participants will be able to identify disadvantageous self-talk, control self-distortions, and replace these thoughts with a more compassionate self-evaluation. Peter Rondinaro, Ph.D., will lead this class on Friday, September 17, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, September 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 for non-credit workshop.
GULP, YOU CAN´T ESCAPE CHEMISTRY! Discover the chemistry of fashion and foods. This course explores the chemistry behind everyday experiences with food, fabrics, and fashion. Through demonstrations, presentations, internet activities, and lab work, students discover the secrets behind questions such as: How do you relieve the burning sensation of chili peppers? How do bullet-proof vests work? How do you cook the perfect egg? Why do "cold creams" feel cold? Sister Rose Mulligan, IHM, Ph.D., will lead this class on Saturdays, September 18, and October 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 for non-credit workshop.
HIGHWAY SAFETY FOR BEGINNING DRIVERS. This course, approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is for beginning drivers. Most insurance companies who offer discounted rates require classroom instruction. This course consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction only. On-the-road, private instruction can be arranged in an individual basis. Hal Miller will facilitate this class on Saturdays, September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6, 13, and 20, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The cost is $125.
ESSENTIALS OF INVESTMENT STRATEGY. This workshop focuses on the construction, management, and performance measurement of investment portfolios in an era of risk and uncertainty. Students explore diversification, how to select growth stocks, fixed income investing strategies, options, commodities, and foreign currencies. Highlights include valuation techniques to determine if a security has fair market value, as well as choice of alternatives to sustain market advantages. James F. McCloskey, MBA, will lead this class on Friday, September 24, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit or $160 for non-credit workshop.
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP. Designed to help beginning Photoshop users to understand how the program functions, this course explores in-depth the toolbox, basic color corrections, and photograph retouching. Students investigate various modes, resolutions and file options. Layla Lyons, MA, will instruct this class on Saturday, September 25, and Sunday, September 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $320 for one credit
or $160 for non-credit workshop.
For further information about these courses, please contact the College of LifeLong Learning at 610-647-4400. ext. 3241.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, liberal arts 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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