Lee University's Encore Program, which offers residents 60 years
of age and older the opportunity to take university courses, has a
new slate of specially-designed mini-courses for the spring. These
mini-courses are planned exclusively for Encore-eligible
Classes offered include Introduction to Fitness for the Encore
Years; More than Western Movies; French for Fun!; America in the
Post-War World; Hand Built Ceramics; The Book of Habakkuk; Our
Appalachian Heritage; Blogs and Blogging, Estate Planning 101; and
Computer for Beginners I, II, III, IV.
Introduction into Fitness is a 10-week course that offers a
variety of fitness concepts. The classes will include a fitness
assessment, instruction on stretching, walking, cardio equipment,
weight training, group fitness, spin class, self-defense, hiking,
and swimming. This course, instructed by Adjunct Professor Janah
Owens, will meet on Wednesday evenings, Feb. 20 - April 24.
More than Western Movies will explore the spectrum of film
director John Ford's genius, perhaps the greatest director of the
golden era of Hollywood. This eight-week course taught by Professor
of English Dr. Arden Jensen, will meet Tuesday afternoons, Jan. 22 - Mar. 12
French for Fun! is a five-week course taught by Dr. James
Wilkins, professor of French. This course will give an introduction
to the basic French language. Students who attended the fall
2012 Vive la franҁais course are also welcome.
The class will meet on Tuesday afternoons, Jan. 15 - Feb. 12.
America in the Post-War World will focus on the history of
the United States in the years immediately after the end of the
Second World War. Special attention will be given to how the war
impacted American society. Distinguished Professor of History Dr.
Robert Barnett will guide students through the history of the
United States during the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement,
Vietnam, and the politics of the period through Watergate. Class
will meet for six weeks on Tuesday evenings, Jan. 22 - Feb. 26.
Hand-Built Ceramics is an introductory course covering coil and
slab methods. Students will learn how to glaze and fire their work
to create finished pieces. No experience is required and the course
is open to any skill level. John Simmons, assistant professor of
art, will teach this course on Tuesdays,Jan. 29 - Mar. 19.
The Book of Habakkuk: Finding Faith in the Face of Evil will be
taught by Professor of Pastoral Studies Dr. Jerald Daffe. This
course will explore the dilemma Prophet Habakkuk experiences when
calling for God's intervention in the nation of Judah and then not
agreeing with His plan. Special attention will be given to defining
faith and its application in difficult settings. This five-week
course will meet Thursday evenings, Jan. 10 - Feb. 7.
Join Professor of English Dr. Donna Summerlin as she explores
the culture and history of the Appalachian region though music,
film, and story in Our Appalachian Heritage. Experience life in a
turn-of-the-century mountain cabin with James Still's "River of
Earth" or in a one-room schoolhouse through Jesse Stuart's "The
Thread That Runs So True." Enjoy the rich heritage of music,
crafts, and storytelling as these are depicted in the writings of
men and women who have lived most of their lives in the mountains.
This six-week course will meet Monday afternoons, Jan. 14-Feb.18.
In an ever-changing world where everyone seems to have a voice
it is easy to get lost in the shuffle. Associate Professor of
English Dr. Rachel Reneslacis will be teaching a writing course
designed to help students learn how to start and maintain an online
blog. The five-week course will discuss how to find and
follow quality blogs, develop a theme for your own blog, basic
techniques of blog writing, and how to publish and publicize your
blog. Class will meet Thursday afternoons, Jan. 31 - Feb. 28.
Planning your estate is easier than you think. In this
introductory course, Estate Planning 101, students will learn
simple but effective estate-planning strategies. Students will
complete a will, durable power of attorney and a living trust. This
five-week course taught by Dr. Jerome Hammond, vice president for
University Relations, will meet every other Monday Feb. 11 - April
Instructor Mike Seago will conduct four computer courses for
Computer for Beginners I is designed for the computer novice,
those baffled by the strange language of computer instructions, by
avoiding "tech-speak" throughout the course. The class will allow
the student to become confident in using the computer for emailing
and accessing the internet. Computer for Beginners I will meet
Tuesday afternoons, Jan. 29 - Feb. 26.
Computer for Beginners II is a continuation of Computer for
Beginners I. The course is a hands-on, jargon-free program for
people who know the basics, but would like to learn more. Find
better ways of searching the web, make better use of your email,
use your digital camera and download your photos. This five-week
course will meet on Tuesday afternoons, Mar. 12 - April 9.
Computer for Beginners III is designed for the accomplished
beginner, offering an introduction to Microsoft Office and its
applications. Students will learn techniques, shortcuts and tips to
become confident users of the most popular computer and word
processing programs. A textbook has been developed exclusively for
this course. This is an eight-week class and will meet in the
Science & Math Complex on Wednesday afternoons, Jan. 30 - Mar. 27.
Computer for Beginners IV is designed for accomplished
beginners. New to the computer offerings, this eight-week class
offers a practical but comprehensive study of the spreadsheet
portion of Microsoft Office: EXCEL. Students will learn
practical techniques to develop and use the software in math,
finance, database, and record keeping applications. This class will
meet in the Science & Math Complex on Wednesdays, Jan. 30-Mar. 27.
Students may choose up to two courses from the list of
traditional courses and special lecture topics. All enrolled
students will have free entry to campus concerts, plays and
athletic events with their student ID card.
Fast Track Registration will be held in the Centenary Room of
the Higginbotham Administration Building from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Thursday,
Jan. 10 and Monday, Jan.
14. Participants can drop-in and complete registration in
one step during these times.
Lee University's Encore Program is a part of the institution's
commitment of service to the community.
For more information about Encore, visit www.leeuniversity.edu/encore or contact
Ellie Pfahl at 423-614-8598 or firstname.lastname@example.org.