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Center for Active Learners Announces Spring Session I Courses and Open House


Published Date1\9\2014
Mount Marty College's Benedictine Institute is announcing the Spring Session I schedule for the Center for Active Learners. The 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 spring courses that are being offered are: "SKETCHING: Experiments in Seeing", Sr. Carole Baumert; "Children's Blizzard of 1888 and Orphan Trains", Sr. Jacquelyn Ernster; "Haydn's Creation", Dr. Kenneth Tice; "John, the 'DIFFERENT GOSPEL'", Sr. Marielle Frigge; "Technology and Social Change", Dr. Terry Nelson; and "Cosmology: From the Big Bang to the Present and Beyond.. ," Dr. Ryan Maderak. 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. Spring Session I courses run from February 3 through February 28 and each course meets once a week for 90 minutes.

An informational open house for the courses will be held Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 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.