LifeLong Learning Institute at Immaculata Presents Fall Speaker Series
The LifeLong Learning Institute at Immaculata University is proud to present its Fall Speaker Series featuring various scholars and topics ranging from art and history to nutrition and the health care system. These events take place every Wednesday from 12:10 – 1:10 p.m. in Loyola Hall, Room 127 and are free and open to the public. Dates and topics are listed below:
- 4 – Digging I-95: Early American Glass Discoveries in Philadelphia:
Mary Mills, who has over 20 years’ experience as a glass historian, graduate professor, and museum educator, will be presenting on glass discoveries at archeological excavations along I-95 and the Delaware River in Philadelphia.
- 11 – Brush Strokes: Vignettes in Art and Life:
Richard Bollinger will be presenting 30 years of his artwork, including rare and unpublished works, and is sharing his creative process and latest techniques.
- 18 – Mongolia: Land of the Eternal Blue Sky:
Holly Jobe, M.Ed., will be sharing her journey in Mongolia with Delegation for Women Friendships, and will present on the country’s deep cultural traditions and modern complexities.
- 25 – When the Great Pandemic Struck Southeastern Pennsylvania:
Roberta McManus will share the story of the Great Pandemic, or Spanish Flu, in the Philadelphia area 99 years later.
- 1 – Is Health Care Reform Worth all the Fuss?:
Dave Matz, Ph.D., will explore the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act, American Health Care Act, and Better Care Reconciliation Act.
- 8 – Legacy in Stone: A Testimonial to Love:
Sister Anne Marie Burton, Ed.D., will tell the story of Immaculata University from its beginning days to the present.
Located on the Main Line in scenic Chester County, 20 miles west of Philadelphia, Immaculata University is a Catholic comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher learning. On November 12, 1920, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted a college charter at the request of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) thus making Immaculata the first Catholic women’s college in the region. The IHM Sisters’ mission of educating women for more than 165 years has produced approximately 22,000 alumni worldwide and currently has nearly 3,000 students enrolled in 53 undergraduate majors, seven master’s degree programs, three doctoral degree programs, and over 40 additional professional endorsement, certificate and certification programs. Immaculata University contributes to the development of the whole person of any faith, fostering a commitment to truth, service, justice, and peace.