2006 Summer Term/Center for Lifelong Learning

Registration for the Summer 2006 term at International College’s Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) begins next week while classes begin June 26, 2006.

As a member-directed, multi-generational learning community, The CLL invites area residents to participate in a diverse range of collaborative, life enhancing activities which are both intellectually and socially fulfilling. The CLL is Southwest Florida’s only lifelong learning program affiliated with Elderhostel and connected to a national network of lifelong learning institutes.

Annual membership in The CLL entitles class participants to free registration in more than 80 courses which are offered year-round. Programs are planned and led by International College faculty or notable industry experts.

The broad-based curriculum allows for stimulating discussion groups, lectures, field trips, and workshops involving arts and literature, economics, the environment, health and wellness, philosophy and spirituality, creative writing and more.

For further information or enrollment instructions, contact CLL Director Meredith Doupe at 239-513-1122 ext. 6133 or by email at mdoupe@internationalcollege.edu.

For the Summer Term course description, see below or visit The CLL online at www.internationalcollege.edu/cll.

Commencing in June A Behind the Scenes Tour of the Naples Daily News: The making of your morning paper. Meet some of the people, learn about the processes and gain insight into the award winning technological innovations that are enriching and expanding NDN’s coverage of the news in Southwest Florida. One session. June 26 from 10:00-11:15 a.m.

Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. Meet at the Calusa Nature Center for a tour of the museum and discover the natural history of Southwest Florida. Next, get an up close and personal look of some of our native creatures at the live animal presentation. Learn about the moon, planets, stars, and other celestial objects visible in the evening sky each week at the Skies Over Southwest Florida Planetarium Show. Finally, for those who are interested, take a self-guided walk on the nature trails. One session. June 27 from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Philosopher’s Roundtable. Dave Griffith, former Adjunct Professor from the University of Illinois at Chicago, will lead this continuing discussion group through an exploration of challenging philosophical questions. Topics include: What are the causes of Terrorism? Should the U.S. withdraw from the United Nations? Which religion is best? How do we create a just society? What is critical thinking? And What is the nature of consciousness? Be prepared to fully engage and enjoy these intellectual discussions of some of the most important questions in life. Six sessions. June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Spirituality in the Movies. Sacred imagery has always been a powerful force in the human psyche that generates meaning, order and inspiration. Yet the content of that imagery continues to evolve across history and geography. With an eye toward seeking contemporary sacred images, we will be utilizing ideas from Roy Anker’s book, Catching Light: Looking for God in the Movies in this four-week discussion class. Readings will be handed out weekly and in preparation for the first class, participants are asked to view, The Mission (1986), particularly noticing its imagery of light. Nancy Dougherty, Jungian analyst and psychotherapist, will lead the class. Four sessions. June 28, July 5, 12 and 19 from 2:45-4:15 p.m.

Introduction to Microsoft Word. Doug Bracy, retired International College Professor with over forty years experience in the computer field, will introduce you to the basics of using Microsoft Word. You’ll learn how to enter and format text, set page headers and footers, create bulleted and numbered lists, check spelling and grammar, insert images and clip art, print envelopes and labels, apply advanced formatting using multiple columns and tables, and even how to use Word to create a Web page. You should be comfortable using a mouse in a Windows environment, moving and resizing windows, and using Windows Explorer to copy, move, rename, delete, and organize files. Four sessions. June 29, July 6, 13 and 20 from 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel. Doug Bracy, retired International College Professor with over forty years experience in the computer field, will introduce you to the basics of using Microsoft Excel. You’ll learn how to enter text, numbers, and formulas, apply basic formatting to cells, set page headers and footers, specify worksheet printing options, use Excel’s built-in formulas to perform statistical and financial calculations, insert bar, pie, and line graphs, and how to use Excel as a tool to prepare and manage budgets and track investment portfolios. You should be comfortable using a mouse in a Windows environment, moving and resizing windows, and using Windows Explorer to copy, move, rename, delete, and organize files. Four sessions. June 29, July 6, 13 and 20 from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. The discussion of this powerful book will be moderated by Art Ritas, Creative Writing Workshop leader and former Professor of English. Jonathan Safran Foer, one of the most acclaimed and inventive young writers of our time, writes this book from the point of view of a young boy whose father is killed in the Twin Towers on 9/11 and movingly describes the search for meaning in feelings of loss and grief. One session. June 29 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Creative Writing Workshop. These ongoing weekly workshops, led by writers/teachers Joyce McDonald and Gail DiMaggio at International College and Art Ritas at Robb & Stucky, provide a means for serious writers, published or not, to share their writings and receive encouragement and feedback from their peers. Every Friday from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at International College and 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Robb & Stucky, 2777 9th Street North.

Great Books. This group meets monthly over the summer to discuss previously read selections of great literature and shares thoughts and insights about the readings. Actually starts June 9 (Aristophanes: The Frogs, Penguin Classics, translated by David Barrett); July 7 (Shakespeare: Julius Caesar); August 18 (George Elliot: Middlemarch, Penguin Classics paperback); September 15 (Albert Camus: The Stranger, Vintage International Publications paperback) from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Commencing in July Telling and Retelling: Seminole Stories of the Everglades and Reservations: Native American Children's Art. Meet at The von Liebig Art Center to celebrate a rare glimpse of contemporary Native American art with an interactive tour of Telling and Retelling: Seminole Stories of the Everglades and Reservations: Native American Children's Art. The tour will explore colors, shapes, and patterns in the patchwork designs of Black Seminole, Che-Ke-Ka and life on an American Indian reservation as seen through the art of children. Discussions will focus on all aspects of the intersection between Native American art and culture. The von Liebig Art Center is located at 585 Park Street in downtown Naples. Directions will be distributed in advance. One session. July 10 from 10:00-11:15 a.m.

Knowing Islam. In this course, we will learn about Muslim beliefs, worship, behavior, and ethics through a combination of learning assignments and experiential activities. Many Islamic terms will be clarified including Jihad, Fatwa, pilgrimage, Sunnis, and Shiites. Dr. Hatham Mahmoud, International College Professor, who teaches in the Computer Information Technology and Computer Design and Drafting departments and has been in the USA for the last 15 years will lead this course. Four sessions. July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Ethical Issues in Education. Dr. Leonard Ferenz, International College Professor and Ethics Consultant, will present four fascinating topics for discussion including: Character Development, Academic Standards and Grade Inflation, Language and Diversity, and Playing Politics with Children. Four sessions. July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 from 2:45-4:15 p.m.

Mozart 250: His Operas. The world is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart this year. The Center for Lifelong Learning will present a two-part program led by Dr. Ron Bowman, Vice President of Student Development at International College and President of the Naples Opera Society, focusing on Mozart's amazing contributions to the wonderful world of opera. Two sessions. July 13 and 20 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Talking with Investment Analysts: Trends in healthcare and energy. Join AmSouth Bank Portfolio Managers along with their healthcare and energy analysts to find out what they do and how they analyze their sectors. Learn the exciting inside story of these hot market issues from the experts. Class size is limited. One session. July 20 from 2:45-4:15 p.m.

Introduction to Geologic Time-Fossil Eras. Meet at the Collier County Museum for a tour of Rockn' Fossils, an exhibit that introduces Florida's unique fossil record and geology. This exhibit includes a timeline of geologic eras and pinpoints the location of Florida's principal fossil deposits. Fossils of mastadon, giant sloth, horses, camels, as well as ancient turtles and alligators will be displayed. David Southall, the Museum’s Curator of Education, will present this program that explains the process of fossilization and the evolutionary milestones that occur in various geologic periods. The Collier County Museum is located in the Collier County Government Complex at the junction of Airport Pulling Road and U.S. 41. Directions will be distributed in advance. One session. July 27 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The Art of Medicine. Humans have been depicting the human body through art since ancient times. Artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo used human cadavers to learn the body's form. A physician and artist, Dr. Valerie Weiss will lead this exploration of medical illustration that bridges the disciplines of art, science, medicine and communication. Dr. Weiss currently teaches Anatomy and Physiology at International College in addition to being a medical illustrator. One session. July 27 from 2:45-4:15 p.m.

Sound Off on Contemporary Issues and Events. There is no lack of interesting and controversial topics in our world’s local and global. Join Tom Crowe, former management consultant to Fortune 500 Companies and CLL Director Meredith Doupe in an open forum for conversation about some of these important and sometimes troubling subjects. Past topics have included Environmental Policy, Separation between Church and State, and Education Standards. Five sessions. July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Ethical Wills: A Legacy of the Heart. Different from a traditional will that designates how money, real estate, and other tangible possessions are to be distributed, an ethical will passes on values, innermost thoughts, inspirations, and life lessons. Post 9/11 awareness of life’s fragility has increased dramatically the interest in this twelfth-century tradition. This is a great opportunity to clarify your personal values and discuss them with friends and family. Join Dr. Judith Kolva, International College Professor and personal historian, to learn how you can write an ethical will how you can bequeath a legacy of the heart. One session. July 12 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Great Composers-Brahms. This video course from The Teaching Company features Robert Greenberg of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Learn about the life and music of Johannes Brahms, a man of contrasts. This course will attempt to link the complexities of Brahms the man with the electrifying music of Brahms the composer. Four sessions. July 14, 21, 28, and August 4 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Meet the Press. Co-sponsored by the Naples Press Club, CLL Members will have an opportunity to learn more about the news and broadcasting business from industry leaders and legends. July 19, Meet Program Moderator Arthur Hecht. A three-time Emmy Award winner, Arthur is a former writer, producer and president of a marketing consulting firm who has worked beside such notables as Edward R. Murrow, Armand Hammer, Arthur Godfrey and Tom Brokaw. In addition to his groundbreaking work at CBS and NBC, Arthur’s company was responsible for launching HBO. July 26, Meet Jeanne Findlater. One of the first women ever elevated to executive status in the industry, Jeanne spent eight years as Vice President and General Manager of WXYC-TV for ABC-owned Stations as well as Scripps Howard Broadcasting. Beyond helping create a variety of syndicated television programs, Jeanne has been an editor, writer and columnist for the Detroit Free Press. August 2, Meet Bill Turner. An award-winning Broadcasting Pioneer, Bill Turner began his career working in radio from Connecticut, but went on to become owner/operator of a variety of radio and television stations in South Dakota. In addition to helping with Telstar (the first television broadcast by satellite), Bill formerly served as Chairman of ABC Television Affiliates and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Broadcasters. August 9, to be announced. Four sessions from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Leadership Collier Foundation Community Room.

Commencing in August Fakahatchee Strand Preserve and the Florida Panther. Park Manager and Endangered Species Researcher, Dennis Giardina discusses the environmental significance of the preserve, which he callsThe Amazon of North America. In addition to learning about this vast wilderness and the animals and plants to which it is home, understand the plight of the Florida Panther, Ghost of the Fakahatchee. One session. August 3 from 10:00-11:30 a.m.
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