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SPRING 2015 Seminars

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The CoOL Seminar Showcase
Learn more about seminars.  Open to the public.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Haverhill Campus, Hartleb Technology Center, Room 103 B

Important NECC Parking Policy Information:

Please note that it is required that all students/visitors of NECC have a guest parking pass posted on the left hand side dashboard of their car when attending the college or a parking ticket may be issued. Guest parking passes along with a confirmation letter and campus map will be mailed out to registered students approximately two weeks prior to a seminar’s start date. If for any reason you need additional information regarding parking or a guest parking permit, please contact Christine DeRosa at cderosa@necc.mass.edu or at 978-659-1225. Thank you!

Personal Essay Writing

Whether you want to preserve your thoughts for your family, express meaningful emotions to a friend, or share a feisty opinion with an editor, essay writing helps you get it down in print.

Seminar Leader: George Medelinskas

Course Information

Dates/Time: Mondays, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, March 23 to May 4 (no class April 20)

Location: Haverhill, Spurk/C Building, Room 114

Cost: $30

CRN: 278 Course Number: COOL1059 Section: HA

America’s Fabulous First Ladies

Explore the lives and accomplishments of the women behind the men who have served as President. Learners will research and present their favorites to the class.

Seminar Leader: Barbara Keller/Anita Purcell

Course Information

Dates/Time: Mondays, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, March 23 to May 4 (no class April 20)

Location: Haverhill, Spurk/C Building, Room 110

Cost: $30

CRN: 280  Course Number: COOL1076 Section: HA

Art & Architecture of the Vatican

Back by popular demand: a guided classroom tour of the treasures found in the museums and the architectural wonders of the Vatican city-state.

Seminar Leader: Ben Coughlin/Betty Lee

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesdays, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, March 24 – April 28

Location: Haverhill, Spurk/C Building, Room 114

Cost: $30

CRN: 279 Course Number: COOL1074 Section: HA

Dig It! Archeological Wonders

See the past come alive through the study of amazing archeological sites. Learn about history and ancient places through DVD and lecture. Research some sites of your own to present. 

Seminar Leader: Nancy Clark

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesdays, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, March 24 – April 28

Location: Haverhill, Spurk/C Building, Room 117

Cost: $30

CRN: 281 Course Number: COOL1077 Section: HA

A History of Film

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU. Films have played a prominent role in shaping American culture. Follow their progression through the decades from how the art form was born to the latest blockbusters with memorable clips, films and bios.

Seminar Leader: Judy Flieder

Course Information

Dates/Time:  Wednesdays, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, March 25 – April 29

Location:  Haverhill, Spurk/C Building, Room 113

Cost: $30

CRN: 282 Course Number: COOL1078 Section: HA

Picture This! Photography workshop

Gain tips and guidance in the composition and technical improvement of photographs. We will study great photographers for inspiration and shoot a variety of subjects such as landscapes and portraits. You will need any digital camera.

Seminar Leader: Ginger Hurajt

Course Information

Dates/Time:  Wednesdays, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, March 25 – April 29

Location: Haverhill, Spurk/C Building, Room 110

Cost: $30

CRN: 283 Course Number: COOL1079 Section: HA

Gardening with Perennials

Sun or shade? Edible? Finicky or easy care? Here’s all you need to know about the garden favorites that please us year after year. Includes outside reading and possible variety swap.

Seminar Leader: Ruth Young

Course Information

Dates/Time:  Wednesdays, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, March 25 – April 29

Location: Haverhill, Spurk/C Building, Room 114

Cost: $30

CRN: 167 Course Number: COOL1037 Section: HA

Senior Theater

Not a high school or college thespian? It’s never too late to steal the show! Have fun script reading your part with the rest of the class cast. No  memorization required.

Seminar Leader: Richard Mullen

Course Information

Dates/Time:  Thursdays, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, March 26 – April 30

Location: Haverhill, Building E, Room 155

Cost: $30

CRN: 163 Course Number: COOL1075 Section: HA

Music Making for Everyone

Musicians and singers of all levels will explore the art of creative musical expression.  Activities include drumming, singing and improvisation in a safe and supportive environment.

Seminar Leader: Seamus McLaughlin

Course Information

Dates/Time:  Thursdays, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, March 26 – April 30

Location: Haverhill, Spurk/C Building, Room 114

Cost: $30

CRN: 314 Course Number: COOL1080 Section: HA

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Contact

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