College of Older Learners
SPRING 2014 SEMINAR SERIES
** The CoOL SEMINAR SHOW SHOWCASE **
Seminar leaders will give a brief presentation of the courses being offered in the spring.
Tuesday, MARCH 11, 2014, 2 – 4 p.m.
Hartleb Technology Center, TC-103B on the Haverhill Campus
** Spring Seminar Leader Workshop **
George Medelinskas will be leading a seminar that will include the use of computer and dvd equipment along with strategies for successfully leading seminars. Open to anyone interested in “seeing how it is done.”
Date to be announced in the near future..
Spurk Bldg. Room C120 on the Haverhill Campus
“You’re Never Too Old To Be CoOL!”
“MEMBERSHIP DRIVEN, PEER LED”
10 Reasons why YOU should join CoOL
- Our life experiences will be confirmed and valued
- TO create a new model of aging for ourselves
- TO be part of a community of active and engaged learners
- TO learn for the simple JOY of LEARNING
- TO expand our minds
- TO discover our hidden potential
- TO exercise our brains and increase our vitality
- TO explore issues surrounding aging
- TO engage in active peer learning and teaching
- and because… IT’S COOL TO BE CoOL
COOL as a state of being (definition)
A transcendent, internal peace and serenity
An absence of conflict
A state of harmony and balance
Composure, especially in times of stress
Spring 2014 Seminars (for descriptions go to the Seminar page)
1. Fun Films — People’s Choice II – Leonard Douglas 257 COOL1053-HA
Mondays 2 – 4 PM, Mar. 24 – May 5 (no class Apr 21), Haverhill, Theater in lower level of the Library (A-112)
2. From 42nd Street to Avenue Q — Gretchen Arntz 292 COOL1062-HA
Mondays 2 – 4 PM, Mar. 24 – May 5 (no class Apr 21), Haverhill, Rm C-120
3. MiddleMarch: A Glimpse of Glory — Barbara Stachniewicz 261 COOL1057-HA
Tuesdays 2 – 4 PM, Mar. 25 – Apr. 29, Haverhill, Rm C-119
4. In Search of Common Ground (Comparative Religion) — Ben Coughlin and Betty Lee 256 COOL1047-HA
Tuesdays 2 – 4 PM, Mar. 25 – Apr. 29, Haverhill, Rm C-116
5. Aging as a Spiritual Practice — Louise Elkaliouby and Barbara Keller 258 COOL1054-HA
Tuesdays 2 – 4 PM, Mar. 25 – Apr. 29, Haverhill, Rm C-117
6. Robert Frost in Lawrence and Derry – Bill Gleed 331 COOL1063-HA
Tuesdays 2 – 4 PM, Mar. 25 – Apr. 29, Haverhill, Rm C-120
7. Touring Local Parks and Tails — Rick Miller 259 COOL1055-HA
Tuesdays 10 AM – 12 PM, Mar. 25 – Apr. 29, Offsite
8. Music Maestro Please — Nancy Clark 260 COOL1056-RWA
Wednesdays 1 – 3 PM, Mar. 26 – Apr. 30, Riverwalk Campus, Rm 418
9. The Captivating Culture of China — Joanne Lovecchio and Susan Mansour-Taleb 262 COOL1058-RWA
Wednesdays 10 AM – 12 PM, Mar. 26 – Apr. 30, Riverwalk Campus, Rm 418
10. Personal Essay Writing — George Medelinskas 263 COOL1059-RWA
Wednesdays 1 – 3 PM, Mar. 26 – Apr. 30, Riverwalk Campus, Rm 420
11. A Journey through Ethnic Music and Dance — Arline Ferguson and Chuck Jones 291 COOL1061-HA
Wednesdays 2 – 4 PM, Mar. 26 – Apr. 30, Haverhill, Bldg. C, Lecture Hall A
12. Science of the Times — Peter Spellman 264 COOL1060-HA
Thursdays 2 – 4 PM, Mar. 27 – May 1, Haverhill, Rm C-119
13. The Golden Age of Television — Judy Flieder 255 COOL1052-HA
Thursdays 2 – 4 PM, Mar. 27 – May 1, Haverhill, Rm C-117
14. The Hispanic Caribbean: Between Culture, Dictators, Colonies and Revolutions — Dr. Ligia Domenech 333 COOL1064-HA
Thursdays 2 – 4 PM, Mar. 27 – May 1, Haverhill, Rm C-120
- Fall 2013 Seminars (completed)
Visit the Seminars page to view all the descriptions and information on the current seminars listed below.
- Fun Films: People’s Choice
- Edible Wild Mushrooms for Beginners
- What’s Mine Is Mine or You Earned It, You Keep It
- Perennials Plus
- Remembering the 50′s
- Meditation in Motion
- In Search of Common Ground (Comparative Religion)
- The Birds, The Bees, The Trees and the Environment
- Aging as a Spiritual Journey
For members wishing to participate in a morning and afternoon seminar at Riverwalk, a room will be provided where members can socialize and eat their own bagged lunches. Additionally, there is a Starbuck’s coffee shop on the first floor.
The seminars will run for 6 consecutive weeks (Except as noted due to holidays). Sessions meet one day each week in either the
(A) Bentley Library,
(B) General Services Center,
(C) Spurk Building.
(D) In Lawrence, at the RIVERWALK complex opposite SAL’s restaurant.
If you would like to view a list of the completed seminars go to the Past Seminars page.
For information on how to register for any of these upcoming seminars, please visit our registration page.
Do you have questions, ideas for seminar topics, or want more information? Please visit our Contact page for details.