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WINTER/SPRING 2017 Seminars

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Haverhill Campus, Hartleb Technology Center, Room 103A

REGISTRATION & PARKING POLICY INFORMATION:
Please call Enrollment Services directly at 978-556-3700 to register for a CoOL Seminar.

Approximately one week prior to a seminar’s start date, students will be mailed a letter confirming their seminar attendance along with the appropriate campus map.
For seminars that take place on NECC’s Haverhill campus, students will also receive a guest parking pass. Parking passes should be displayed on the driver’s side dashboard.
For seminars that take place at NECC’s Riverwalk campus, no parking pass is needed.

If for any reason you need additional information regarding parking or a guest parking permit, please contact Christine DeRosa at cderosa@necc.mass.edu (e-mail is the preferred method of contact) or at 978-659-1225. Thank you!

Winter 2017 Seminars: Late January – Early March

Establishing a Personal Spiritual Practice

A personal spiritual practice can be nearly anything one does regularly to achieve awareness and feel connected with All That Is. We will share what does and does not work emphasizing our own experiences.

Seminar Leaders: Liz Anderson

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Jan. 31-Feb. 28

Location: Haverhill, B Building, Room 103

Cost: $30

CRN: 236  Course Number: COOL1112 Section: HA

Zen

An active exploration of Zen (Science, art, philosophy, literature, psychology etc.) in regard to our everyday lives.  Required book: The Way of Zen by Alan Watts. Read the Preface and Chapter 1 before the first meeting.

Seminar Leader: George Medelinskas

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Feb. 1-Mar. 1

Location: Haverhill, B Building, Room 107

Cost: $30

CRN: 237 Course Number: COOL1100 Section: HA

Reading Robert Reich’s “Saving Capitalism for the Many and Not the Few”

Our readings will focus on the building blocks of Capitalism: property, monopoly, contracts, and the enforcement mechanism and forces that have changed them over time. Required book: Saving Capitalism for the Many and Not the Few by Robert Reich. Read Part 1 before the first session.

Seminar Leader: Bonnie Pearlman

Course Information

Dates/Time: Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Feb. 2-Mar. 2

Location: Haverhill, B Building, Room 103

Cost: $30

CRN: 238  Course Number: COOL1113 Section: HA

Spring 2017 Seminars: Late March – Early May

Einstein: The Man and a Non-scientist’s Guide to his Big Ideas – Jerry Bourdon

After examining the life of the genius Time magazine named the “Person of the Century” in 1999, we’ll explore, from a non-scientist’s perspective, the ideas that make Einstein one of history’s greatest scientists.

Seminar Leaders: Jerry Bourdon

Course Information

Dates/Time: Mondays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mar. 27-May 1 (no class 4/17)

Location: Haverhill, B Building, Room 107

Cost: $30

CRN: 239 Course Number: COOL1114 Section: HA

Tai-Chi for Health

This program developed for the Arthritis Foundation includes warm-up for the joints followed by QiGong meditation to blend your mind with your Chi. This seminar will include the Sun Form for balance and strength.

Seminar Leader: Allen Drelick

Course Information

Dates/Time: Mondays, 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., Mar. 27-May 1 (no class 4/17)

Location: Haverhill, D Building, Room 154 (Dance Studio)

Cost: $30

CRN: 240 Course Number: COOL1111 Section: HA

Senior Theater

Discover your hidden acting talent. No memorization as we will read a one act play and participate in improvisation while having fun!

Seminar Leaders: John Proctor

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mar. 28 – Apr. 25

Location: Haverhill, B Building, Room 103

Cost: $30

CRN: 241 Course Number: COOL1075 Section: HA

Tuesday Lecture

Join us for a different lecture/discussion each week. Various outside speakers will give a presentation with time allowed for class discussion of the topic. Seminar participants are encouraged, but not required, to choose a topic to present.

Seminar Leaders: Nancy Clark

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mar. 28-Apr. 25

Location: Haverhill, Student Center (SC) Building, Room 106

Cost: $30

CRN: 242 Course Number: COOL1115 Section: HA

Gardening with Perennials

This seminar will cover how to grow perennials, and which perennials are best for this area. We may even swap perennials! Reading outside class is expected.

Seminar Leader: Ruth  Young

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mar. 29-Apr. 26

Location: Haverhill, D Building, Room 129

Cost: $30

CRN: 243 Course Number: COOL1037 Section: HA

Perspectives on Death & Dying, Part 2 (Note: Part 1 is not a pre-requisite to register)

This seminar offers the chance to explore Death and Dying Part 2 (Part 1 is not a requirement). We will look at cultural differences in funeral rituals, a war in Rwanda and its terrorism, euthanasia, and surviving our death through others, the post self.

Seminar Leader: Bonnie Pearlman

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mar. 29-Apr. 26

Location: Haverhill, B Building, Room 107

Cost: $30

CRN: 244 Course Number: COOL1116 Section: HA

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

Kundalini yoga is the yoga of awareness. Awaken your life force energy through yoga sets breathing exercises and meditation designed to bring balance to your mind/body. (Bring a yoga mat.)

Seminar Leader: Jane Hucks

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mar. 29-Apr. 26

Location: Haverhill, D Building, Room 154 (Dance Studio)

Cost: $30

CRN: 245 Course Number: COOL1105 Section: HA

Six Innovations that Changed the World

Beginning with the work of Steven Johnson’s How We Got to Now, this seminar will explore and expand his discussion of technological innovations that brought us to now. (Book purchase not required.)

Seminar Leader: Ben Coughlin and Betty Lee

Course Information

Dates/Time: Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mar. 30-Apr. 27

Location: Haverhill, B Building, Room 103

Cost: $30

CRN: 246 Course Number: COOL1117 Section: HA

Communicating with Others Made Easy

This seminar will focus on communicating with others to get our needs met. Sometimes it is difficult to express what we really need or want to say. Learn some easy and simple tools to communicate better with others.

Seminar Leader: Tom Ellis
 
Course Information

Dates/Time: Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mar. 30-Apr. 27

Location: Haverhill, Student Center (SC) Building, Room 106

Cost: $30

CRN: 247 Course Number: COOL1109 Section: HA

Intro to Television Production

Learn the process of creating a television program in an active TV studio! This hands-on seminar will cover script-writing, camera operation, directing and more. This provides an interesting behind the scenes look at a TV studio.

Seminar Leader: Tiffany Begin-Stearns

Course Information

Dates/Time: Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mar. 30-Apr. 27

Location: Off-site at HC Media Studio, 60 Elm St., Haverhill, MA

Cost: $30

CRN: 248 Course Number: COOL1102 Section: OA

Registration

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