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FALL 2016 Seminars

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Learn more about seminars.  Open to the public.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 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.

NOTE: Registration online will not be available until August 2016.

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!

Fall 2016 Seminars

Session 1 (Mid-September to Mid-October)

Gems: Nature’s Mysterious Gifts

Why do humans consider these “rocks” so precious? Explore gem geology, minerology, history, legends and the uses these beauties have in jewelry, art objects and industry.

Seminar Leaders: Judy Flieder and Barbara Keller

Course Information

Dates/Time: Mondays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sept 12-Oct 17 (no class 10/10)

Location: Riverwalk, Room 321

Cost: $30

CRN: 550  Course Number: COOL1093 Section: RWA

Alternative Health and Healing

Explore the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit and examine the impact of energetic interactions and energy transfer on healing.

Seminar Leader: Mark Palermo

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sept 13 – Oct 11

Location: Haverhill, D Building, Room 129

Cost: $30

CRN: 600 Course Number: COOL1110 Section: HA

Reading Jane Eyre

We will read Charlotte Bronte’s fabulous novel, Jane Eyre. Our discussions will focus on the novel and on Bronte’s commentary on women’s lives in Victorian England. Students will need a copy of the novel-any edition-and should read the first nine chapters before the first session.

Seminar Leader: Barbara Stachniewicz

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sept 13-Oct 11

Location: Haverhill, E Building, Room 170

Cost: $30

CRN: 563  Course Number: COOL1101 Section: HA

Discover Historic New England

Immerse yourself in the history of New England as we explore historical topics such as furniture, architecture and WW 2 presented by experts in the field. (This is a new series of topics.)

Seminar Leader: Sarah Jaworski

Course Information

Dates/Time:  Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sept 14-Oct 12

Location: Haverhill, D Building, Room 129

Cost: $30

CRN: 564 Course Number: COOL1068 Section: HA

Intro to Television Production

Learn the process of creating a television program in an active TV studio.  This active seminar will include script writing, camera operation, directing and more.

Seminar Leader: Tiffany Begin-Stearns

Course Information

Dates/Time: Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sept 15-Oct 13

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

Cost: $30

CRN: 552 Course Number: COOL1102 Section: OA

Cuba: A Door Opens

Spending 15 days in Cuba gave us an insight as to how Cuba felt about the recent warming of relations. Those insights might surprise you.

Seminar Leaders: Dr. Ligia Domenech and Mike Franz

Course Information

Dates/Time: Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sept 15-Oct 13

Location: Haverhill, B Building, Room 107

Cost: $30

CRN: 565 Course Number: COOL1103 Section: HA

Re-Interpreting the Declaration of Independence

This seminar will study Danielle Allen’s recent book Our Declaration, which offers a dramatic re-interpretation of the Declaration of Independence in light of textual evidence. Required book Our Declaration by Danielle Allen (read pp. 21-35 before the first class).

Seminar Leaders: Steve Slaner

Course Information

Dates/Time: Fridays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sept 16-Oct 14

Location: Haverhill, D Building, Room 129

Cost: $30

CRN: 566 Course Number: COOL1104 Section: HA

Session 2 (Mid-October to November)

Time to Elect a President

Join Rich Padova from the Global Studies Dept. at NECC as he examines the history of presidential campaigns and elections from George Washington up to the 2016 campaign.

Seminar Leaders: Richard Padova

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Oct. 18-Nov. 1 — Note: This seminar is 3 weeks and costs $20.

Location: Haverhill, E Building, Room 170

Cost: $20

CRN: 567 Course Number: COOL1106 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: Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. to 3;15 p.m., Oct 18-Nov 15

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

Cost: $30

CRN: 628 Course Number: COOL1111 Section: HA

Beginning and Ending

What is meant by the beginning and end of things? Time, stars, the universe and life have been selected as topics to provide focus. How is time measured? Do all stars have a common origin? Join us as we explore these questions and mo

Seminar Leader: Arthur Yarranton

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Oct 19-Nov 16

Location: Haverhill, D Building, Room 129

Cost: $30

CRN: 568 Course Number: COOL1107 Section: HA

Communicating with Others Made Easy

The need to communicate is everywhere! This seminar will help you express your needs and teach you easy tools that will improve your communication skills.

Seminar Leader: Tom Ellis
 
Course Information

Dates/Time: Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Oct 20-Nov 17

Location: Haverhill, D Building, Room 129

Cost: $30

CRN: 569 Course Number: COOL1109 Section: HA

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

Kundalini yoga is the yoga of awareness.  Awaken your life force energy through yoga sets, breathing techniques and meditation designed to bring balance to your mind/body.

Seminar Leader: Jane Hucks

Course Information

Dates/Time: Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Oct 20-Nov 17

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

Cost: $30

CRN: 599 Course Number: COOL1105 Section: HA

Leaving our Legacy of Memory

How often have your children asked you a question about your life–and you left out so much? This directed writing seminar will help you write a memoir of your life–a gift of your legacy.

Seminar Leader: Louise Elkaliouby

Course Information

Dates/Time:  Mondays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Oct 24-Nov 21

Location: Riverwalk, Room 418

Cost: $30

CRN: 551 Course Number: COOL1108 Section: RWA

Registration

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Contact

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