September 20, 2013
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What are you passionate about?
It could be music or art. Perhaps it’s history or entertainment. Maybe a rousing debate about contemporary issues and events is what truly interests you.
The LifeLong Learning Society at Temple University Fort Washington provides active persons 50 and over an opportunity to explore their passions in new and innovative ways each semester through topics ranging from the U.S. Constitution to an open forum on national and international events.
“The LifeLong Learning Society began in 1995 and was primarily created to meet the needs of the newly retired and over 50 age group in our community,” said Marylou Delizia, director of Temple University Fort Washington. “It’s for those who enjoy learning and want to expand their knowledge during the day in topics of specific interest to them.”
The fall session of the LifeLong Learning Society will kickoff Wednesday, October 9, at Temple University Fort Washington, 425 Commerce Drive. The first courses begin at 9:30 a.m. with other programs offered throughout the day.
Prospective members will have an opportunity to preview the program during a free LifeLong Learning Society Open House on Wednesday, October 2, beginning at 11 a.m.
Participants may join via the annual membership fee of $199, which allows them to attend as many of the courses offered through the LifeLong Learning program as they like during the fall and spring semesters. For members who wish to attend classes only in the fall semester, the fee is $105.
Individuals may also decide to attend one or more offerings in the Society’s Lecture Series —The B. Batsheva Friedman Lecture Series — Lectures that Matter. During the fall semester, the lecture series will examine topics such as “President Ronald Reagan's Secret Illness and the Effects on World History and Politics;” “One Woman in a Hundred: Edna Phillips and the Philadelphia Orchestra;” “Presidential Decision-making: Kennedy and the Cuban Missle Crisis;” “Criminal Justice - Past, Present and Future;” “Great American Songbook;” and “American Bandstand Memories” presented by Lew Klein, who was Executive Producer of American Bandstand and has been an Adjunct Professor at Temple's School of Media and Communication for 60 years.
Additional LifeLong Learning Society courses for Fall 2013 include:
The Six Most Important Italian Tenors after Caruso: Each week will be devoted to one of the great tenors who dominated the opera and recording world with their great voices and personalities: Beniamino Gigli; Giovanni Marinelli; Aureliano Pertile; Galliano Masini; Francesco Merli; and Giacomo Lauri-Volpi. Presented by Raffaele Tudisco, a baritone, the founder and impresario of The Amici Opera Company. He has studied extensively around the world and amassed a collection of original recordings, playbills and photographs.
Making and Exhibiting Fine Art: Learn how artists use color and illusion in two and three dimensional art. We will also discuss collecting, conserving and showing art. Presented by Ruth Herman Cohen, who has taught for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Archdiocese Adult Education Program and Temple University. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
The Impact of Technology on Our Lives - Part II: This course will discuss the impact of technology on our lives, focusing on
areas involving work, play and love – Erik Erikson’s three pillars of happiness. We will focus on how technology is driving the future world of work, play and relationships. We will talk about connecting with children and grandchildren through apps such as online Scrabble and services such as BridgeBase Online. Participants will be encouraged to bring their smartphones, tablets and laptops to try out everything from apps to online bridge. Presented by W. R. “Sam” Sneed, an Internet entrepreneur, who has academic distinctions from Yale, Berkeley and NYU School of Law.
The U.S. Constitution - A Hallowed Document or a Living Document?: This seminar will cover the Amendments to the Constitution, their significance and the history around them. Discussions will be directed to determine why the Supreme Court decisions have dealt more with the Amendments than the actual Articles themselves. The seminar will also investigate some of the proposed amendments and why they were not passed. Presented by James H. Robertson, who holds an MA in Modern European History from Washington State University and is an Adjunct Professor of History at Eastern University.
Contemporary Investing: Learn what you need to know to become a confident investor for a successful retirement. All major investments will be thoroughly covered in this course. Presented by Joel Fineman, a Financial Advisor at Janney Montgomery Scott, who has been teaching courses on planning and investing at major universities for over 10 years.
LifeLong Learning Computer Club (Fridays at Temple University Ambler): Join us in a relaxed atmosphere as we explore using computers. Learn about using email and sending attachments; downloading, saving, printing and sending pictures; searching on the Internet and using Microsoft Word for letters, flyers, greeting and business cards. We will also share computer information and try to solve your computer-related problems. Enrollment is limited to 15 students. Presented by Mohamed and Maria Morsi, LifeLong Learning members and presenters.
A program favorite, A Forum on National and International Events, is also returning with brand new topics.
Each semester “starts off fresh with new programs for our longtime members and for individuals just finding out about the LifeLong Learning Society,” Delizia said.
“We have courses that highlight arts and entertainment, history, health, technology, and finance — most every facet of a person’s life is represented in some way,” she said. “The program is a fun and educational way to learn about and discuss the issues that impact our lives with others who are facing those same issues.”
About the LifeLong Learning Society. For more information, call 215-468-8500.