Center for Lifelong Learning Fall Term

Registration for the Fall 2005 term of International College’s Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) is currently underway as classes begin October 14, 2005.

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 75 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

For the Fall Term course description, see below or visit The CLL online at

Commencing in October
Great Books. This group meets bi-weekly to discuss previously read selections of great literature and shares thoughts and insights about the readings. Starts October 14 (Poincare: The Value of Science); October 28 (Freud: Thoughts for the Times on War and Death); November 11 (Conrad: The Secret Sharer); December 2 (Veblen: The Theory of the Leisure Class); December 16 (Jung: The Stages of Life) from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Golf Lessons with Irene Bretzlaff.
This LPGA player was Collier County’s first lady professional golfer. During the first session, meet at the College to learn about grip, stance, basic swing, rules and etiquette. Please bring a short iron (7 or 8) and a putter for the first session if you have clubs. For the second session, meet at the Cypress Woods Clubhouse for lessons at the driving range. Range balls are $5.30 per person. October 24 and 31 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Poetry Writing Workshop.
This series of ongoing weekly workshops led by poet/teacher George Kotlan will provide a forum exclusively for writers of poetry, published or not, to share their poems and receive encouragement and feedback from their peers. Every Friday from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Hatha Yoga.
Lisa Anderson, owner of Studio 41 Yoga, Inc. teaches the basics of Hatha Yoga. Learn how to effectively strengthen weak areas of the body, safely increase flexibility and correct postural misalignments. Bring a Yoga mat or a towel. October 24, 31, November 7, 14 and 21 from 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Russian Folk Art (Zhostovo Style).
Instructor Joyce Kostelak, former student of Russian Master Boris Grafov, shares her experiences while demonstrating the art of Russian folk painting. Members will be able to try their hands at painting flowers in the Zhostovo style and will take home their own hand painted note card. No prior painting experience is necessary and all materials will be provided. This class will meet at the Norris Center in Downtown Naples. Class size is limited to 20 people. October 25th from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

The Medicare D Plan Information Updated.
The Medicare Modernization Act is bringing new benefits and more health plan options to people with Medicare, including prescription drug coverage beginning January 1, 2006. Tim Bejin SMS, National Trainer for Pennsylvania Life Insurance/Senior Solutions and Karen Rotundo RN, SMS from Senior Solutions will introduce updated information provided by CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid) regarding the Medicare D Plan. October 26 from 1:00-2:30p.m.

The Power of Life Stories.
International College Professor and personal historian Dr. Judith Kolva, who earned her Ph.D. in Psychology of Aging, will explore how telling life stories can contribute to the dynamics of positive aging. Discover the power of telling a life story. October 27 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Literature of War.
Dr. Scott Kemp, International College Professor of English presents a four session study on the literature of war. Participants will read acclaimed literary responses to the experience of modern war in such works as The Red Badge of Courage, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Things They Carried, and Dulce et Decorum Est. October 27, November 3, 10, and 17 from 2:45-4:15 p.m.

Commencing in November
The Symphony of Aging. Dr. Jean Labelle, accomplished physician and professor, continues his review of the aging process by focusing on how to repair and maintain the body for the longterm. To age well is to understand the physiology of one’s body; aging well is not as simple as one magic pill. November 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2:45-4:15 p.m.

Toward Relieving World Hunger.
People of many nations will celebrate World Food Day on October 16. That night, an estimated 840 million people, nearly one-seventh of the worlds human population, will go to bed hungry. The theme for the annual World Food Day will be The Dual Global Challenges of Malnutrition and Obesity. Dr. Leon Hesser, author of Nurture the Heart, Feed the World, will discuss his career in helping relieve world hunger as well as what America is doing to improve quality of life of the world’s poorer people. At Moorings Park Bower Chapel, November 7 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Perusing The New Yorker.
Each week we will review and discuss multiple articles and cartoons from the prior week’s issue of The New Yorker. Participants in this class will be contacted about the specific issue we will discuss during the first class. Sydney Long will be moderator and has moderated similar classes at the Lifelong Learning Institute at Washington University in St. Louis. At Moorings Park Bower Chapel, November 3, 10, 17 and December 1 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Creative Writers' Showcase.
Please join us to hear current and past International College students present original poetry and short stories, many of which have been published in the school’s official student literary magazine, The Sextant. At Moorings Park Bower Chapel, November 17, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Investment Insanity.
Are you doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result? Kerry Edwards, CFP, ChFC and George Lange, CTFA, investment professionals with AmSouth Bank, explore solutions to the most common mistakes that investors repeatedly make. November 15, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Words from Memories: Making a Memoir Happen.
At least one good result of the cultural blur between public and private lives is the availability of intriguing personal narratives in magazines and bookstore shelves. How do memoir writers decide what life experiences to include? How factual is the author’s truth? What literary techniques enliven the narrative? With teacher/author/former CLL director Margaret Lynch, discuss how memoirists deal with such questions. She will share her journey as a memoir writer from the conception and completion of her book, TRIPTYCH: A MEMOIR. An Ex-Nun's Three-Paneled Personal Journey through Spiritual, Cultural, and Socioeconomic Change from the 1950s to the 21st Century. November 29, December 6 and 13, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

A Behind the Scenes Look at The Naples Players.
Meet at Sugden Community Theatre for a docent led tour by Gloria Ingleman. Learn about the phases of play production and see all the fascinating areas of Sugden Theatre including set workshops, dressing rooms, stage, rehearsal hall, lighting and sound booth, the costume room, prop room and much more. November 2, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Art in the Age of Anxiety: German Expressionism Art.
The first half of the 20th century was a time of turmoil and uncertainty in Austria and Germany. New ideas in music and art reflected dissatisfaction with tradition. Paintings by Klimt, Kokoshka, Klee and Kandinsky developed new approaches to painting. Abstraction and expressionism emerged. Dorothy Magen, M.Ed. will guide the class through study of these artists and others. November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Join the class for an additional session to view the movie Bride of the Wind, the story of Gustave and Alma Mahler featuring their music and the art of Klimt and Kokoshka. November 8 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Expressionism and Music.
New sounds, modern ideas, and experimental approaches to composition enlivened the music scene at the beginning of the twentieth century. The new Viennese School was Schoenberg, Webern and Berg. Is the process more important than the music? Find out as Dr. Ron Bowman, Vice President of Student Development at International College and President of the Naples Opera Society, ventures into atonality, objective composition, and modernism. November 9 and 16, 2:45-4:15 p.m.

Philosopher’s Roundtable.
Dave Griffith, former Adjunct Professor from University of Illinois at Chicago, will lead this continuing discussion group through an exploration of challenging philosophical questions that include justifications for war, the origin of morals, and factors contributing to terrorism. November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7 and 14 from Section A-12:30-1:45 p.m. or Section B-2:00-3:15 p.m.

Shipwrecks and Rescues.
Shipping has always been vital to Florida’s commerce. It has also always been a hazardous endeavor to say the least. Join Collier County Museum Curator David Southall for a tour of this exhibit, which will highlight the important historic catastrophes from the 1500' to the present. Exact location of the exhibit to be determined. November 16 from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice.
International College Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Criminal Justice Dr. Karen Locklear provides three topics for discussion: Understanding Due Process, Women in the Criminal Justice System, and Human Trafficking. November 30, December 7 and 14, 2:45 to 4:15 p.m.

Conservancy of Southwest Florida: What hope for the environment?
Art Ritas, Creative Writing Workshop leader and Conservancy volunteer boat captain, will be your guide for this tour/discussion. You will visit the Conservancy's Naples Nature Center, take an electric boat ride on the Gordon River, stroll through the Wildlife rehab area, and make a visit to Chris Murray's spectacular wood carving studio. Join us for a fun and educational day discovering a beautiful "wilderness" in the middle of urban Naples. Meet at the Conservancy just east of Goodlette-Frank on 14th Ave. North in Naples. Admission is $5 per person. November 10, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Education and Experience Center Inc.
Bring your camera for this unique opportunity to visit with rescued animals including coyotes, cougars, wolves and foxes among others. Meet at the Shy Wolf Sanctuary. Wear closed-toed shoes and long pants for the tour. Admission is $7 per person. November 21, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Our Political Legacy.
A continuation of this behind the scenes look at our political process. In reviewing the years spanning 1896 to 2005, Robert Chartrand will draw on his career experience in advising three White Houses (Ford, Reagan, Carter) and serving for 23 years as the Senior Specialist with the Congressional Research Service. Highlighted will be many episodes reflecting the often volatile political scene. At Moorings Park Bower Chapel, November 28, December 5 and 12 from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Commencing in December
Nigerian Culture and the Kalabari Beads. International College Professor Dr. Telemate Jackreece, a native of Buguma, Nigeria, has lived in the U.S. for more than 22 years. His presentation on Nigerian history, geography and culture, culminates with a discourse on the Kalabari and the Jackreece family, as relating to the hand blown glass beads that serve as important family emblems. December 5 and 12, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Where Are Your Priceless Photographs?
Ginny Nobbe, Creative Memories Independent Consultant, teaches how to organize photographs and shows the basic steps of creating a simple keepsake photo album. December 6, 2:45-4:00 p.m.
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