News Release


Center for Active Learners Announces Fall Courses and Open House

Published Date9\25\2013
Mount Marty College's Benedictine Institute is announcing the fall schedule for the Center for Active Learners. The recently established Center for Active Learners serves to provide short courses for adults who wish to learn more about a variety of topics that are consistent with the liberal arts traditions of Mount Marty College. The center's purpose is to provide educational outreach through short courses and seminars. The non-credit courses are designed for anyone who loves learning and enjoys the exchange of ideas without the pressures of homework or exams. Courses will consist of lectures and class discussions aimed at enriching the lives of individuals in the Yankton area.

The fall courses that are being offered are: "The Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran: Early Monastery on the Dead Sea", Dr. Terry Lafferty; "Amazonian Rain Forest: Past, Present, Future", Dr. Uriel Buitrago; "Film Genres and American Culture", Sr. Cynthia Binder; "Great Faces, Great Places: Exploring and Traveling South Dakota", Bernie Hunhoff, "Stained Glass Workshop", Sr. Kathleen Courtney, and "Writers' Workshop: The Poet Within, The Poetry of Memory and Place", Maria Mazziotti Gillan. Courses will meet on the Mount Marty College Campus.

The cost for the courses is $50 per course for Center members or $75 for non-members. Some courses require an additional supply fee. Membership can be attained for $25 per year. Fall courses begin Tuesday, October 22nd.

An informational open house for the courses will be held Sunday, September 29th from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in the Cyber Cafe located in the lower level of the Roncalli Center. Come meet the instructors and get more information on the courses. Course instructors will be available at the event and those attending the open house will be given first opportunity to register.

For more information on the courses and instructor biographies please visit www.mtmc.edu/benedictineinstitute or contact Director, Andrew Henrickson at ahenrickson@mtmc.edu.