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Lifelong Learning Institute Courses for Fall 2014

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The Lifelong Learning Institute at Anderson University Celebrates our 20th Anniversary

Thursday, August 7, 2014
4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Anderson University Thrift Library

Spread the word! Bring your adult friends to our 20th Year Celebration!

LIVE at Anderson University: John Cessarich, WYFF 4, "JOHN ON THE ROAD"

Registration Required: 864-231-5617 with names of those attending or with names of those attending

  • Lifelong Learning Institute members FREE with annual membership card
  • Non-members $5.00 or join LLI at the event and pay $30.00.

Anderson University Thrift Library Lobby

4:30 Registration and View Silent Auction
5:00-5:45 Light Hors d'oeuvres from Area Restaurants
Food For Thought, Anderson University Thrift Library, Bottom Floor (Elevator Available)

5:30 – 6:15 Silent Auction (Bid on 50+ ITEMS with something for all adults!)
Anderson University Thrift Library, First Floor (Elevator Available)

Move to Vandiver Gallery, Anderson Thrift Library

6:15 – 6:18 Measure John Cessarich for a custom-shirt, Cahaly's Custom-Clothing Present Jennifer at WYFF 4 a gift and PRESENT THE CAKE to John WYFF4

6:18-6:45 Live Auction, Brandon Meares, Auctioneer
(Includes a set of tires, a refrigerator, a bracelet, a Brahmin handbag, and a 2-night lodging)
Anderson Thrift Library, Vandiver Gallery

Last Call for Special Donation: Camp Sunburst donation, Hospice of the Upstate's overnight camping experience for children experiencing grief 6:45 – 6:55 Purchase Auction Items

Throughout the Afternoon: Enjoy entertainment and music

  • Violinist, Jordaan Parales
  • Pianist
  • Musicians
  • Signer, Becky Walker
  • Troy the Trojan, Anderson University Mascot
  • Juggler
  • Pam and Freddy, ventriloquist

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Camp Sunburst Community Outreach for 2014-2015

The Lifelong Learning Institute at Anderson University (LLI) is a community-centered organization. Our community focus this year will be through the Hospice of the Upstate. We ask you to come prepared to donate to their CAMP SUNBURST program, an overnight camping experience for children experiencing grief.

Weekender - The Great War: World War I

Instructors: Dr. Jim Haughey, S. Paul MacKenzie, Dr. Andrew Myers, Professor Lawrence Webb, and Dr. Joyce Wood
Location and Dates: Vandiver Gallery, Thrift Library - Sept. 5 Sept. 6
Friday, Sept. 5, 5:00 pm - 9:00pm ; Sat., Sept. 6, 8:30 am - Lunch
Registration: $60 if received by August 25, 2014
$65 if received after August 25, 2014
Three meals are included in this registration fee.
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About this Class:

Known to contemporaries as "The Great War," World War I pitted the Central Powers of Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire against the Allied forces of Great Britain, the United States, France, Russia, Italy and Japan. The introduction of modern technology to warfare resulted in unprecedented carnage and destruction, with more than 9 million soldiers killed by the end of the war in November 1918. Discuss the far-reaching consequences of the war that extend to our own time, a century after it began. (Available for teachers for recertification credit, too.)

Friday, September 5, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Vandiver Gallery, Thrift Library

Featured Speaker, Dr. S. Paul MacKenzie from USC, "The Great War;" Dinner; Songs of the War with Kelly and Doug Norwine; Dr. Jim Haughey; Dr. Joyce Wood, "Poetry and Roses on the Battlefield."
Saturday, September 6, 8:30 am – After Lunch, Vandiver Gallery, Thrift Library

Breakfast; Dr. Andrew Myer, "World War I on the Home Front;" Prof. Lawrence Webb, "Carl Sandburg's War Poems;" Tour of Anderson County Museum; Museum Site Presentation; Lunch; Panel (Dr. Haughey, Dr. MacKenzie, and Dr. Myer) and Reflection for the Wrap-Up


Passport to Retirement

Instructor: Spencer Metcalfe
Location and Dates: University Center Greenville - September 15, 22, Mondays Time: 6:15-9:00 pm
Anderson University Thrift Library; Pracht Seminar Room September 16, 23, Tuesdays Time: 6:15-9:00 pm
Registration: $55 non-members or $25 for LLI members
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About this Class
Registration: $190 + LLI Annual Membership ($30) Attendees learn about all aspects of financial planning. These topics include personal budgeting, investing, retirement planning, insurance, Social Security/Medicare, and estate planning. All attendees get a course workbook to guide them and help them plan for the future. At the conclusion of the course, all attendees may receive a complimentary, personalized financial plan developed by the instructor, a Certified Financial Planner. This allows attendees to begin implementing what they learned in the course on an individual basis and adds value that they can carry forward with them. Attendees are not obligated to come to the personal consultation. (Available for teachers for recertification credit, too.)
About the Instructor
Spencer Metcalfe, a South Carolina native, comes from a family of financial advisors. He began his career in the financial planning and investment management business in 2006. Previously, he received a BS from USC Upstate and earned an MBA, with a concentration in Finance, through Strayer University. In 2011 he received a Certificate in Financial Planning from Florida State University and not long after received his CFP® certification from the CFP Board.

Beginning Sailing

Instructor: Mr. Ron Moede
Location and Dates:

Pracht Seminar Room, Thrift Library, Thursday Classes
September 11, 13, 18, 20, 21
Thursdays—7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Pracht Seminar Room
WCSC, Saturdays, Sunday—8:30 am-4:30 pm - WCSC

Registration: $190 + LLI Annual Membership ($30)
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About this Class:
Learn the basics of sailing, a lifelong sport which knows no gender or age boundaries. Master the basic theory of how a sailboat works and how you safely and skillfully operate it. Then put your skills into practice at Western Carolina Sail Club on Lake Hartwell. This program utilizes both classroom and on-the-water instruction by a US Sailing certified small boat instructor. Participants must provide their own life jackets, Coast Guard approved Type III. The textbook, Start Sailing Right, may be purchased for $15 at the first class. Minimum #: 4; Maximum #: 8.
About the Instructor:
Ron Moede began sailing in Wisconsin at 16 years of age and has continued his passion for sailing. His interests include teaching Industrial Technology, photography, and sailing at Wren High School.

Intermediate Sailing

Instructor: Mr. Ron Moede
Location and Dates:

Pracht Seminar Room, Thrift Library, Thursday Class
September 25, 27, Oct. 2, 4, 5
Thursdays—7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Pracht Seminar Room
WCSC, Saturdays, Sunday—8:30 am-4:30 pm

Registration: Registration: $190 + LLI Annual Membership ($30)
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About this Class:
If you've taken our first class or know the basics of sailing, this class is for YOU. Develop proficiency with tacking, jibing, knots and navigation. Improve and transfer your skill to larger boats. This course consists of classroom and on-the-water instruction, demonstration and practice at Western Carolina Sailing Club. The instructor, Ron Moede, is a Coast Guard licensed captain and a US Sailing certified instructor. Participants must have their own life jackets, Coast Guard approved Type III. Instructional materials may be purchased for $15 at the first class. Maximum #: 4.
About the Instructor:

Mr. Moede began sailing in Wisconsin at 16 years of age and has continued his passion for sailing. His interests include teaching Industrial Technology, photography, and sailing at Wren High School.


Photography: Basics and Fun

Instructor: Mr. Ken Ruinard
Location and Dates: Anderson University School of Nursing, 005
Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21
Tuesday - 4:30-6:00
Registration: $20
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About this Class:

Class 1. Introduction. Getting to know your camera can often be like driving a car you have never seen before. Ken states, "I often call newer digital cameras 'computers on wheels,' mostly for their many fancy functions." We will learn to transfer images, create folders, and organize the images we make. We will also discuss image storage as a backup.

Class 2. Photography, by definition, "is painting with light," which we will discuss how to do. Basics about the camera, composition techniques, and visual aspects involving light (natural and artificial), contrast, as well as color and black and white will be topics. We will discuss film briefly, the beginning of photography, but digital photography is the class focus. Class discussion will prepare you to take photographs for class 3 discussion.

Class 3. Photo editing. Bring in at least 20 images from your digital camera for discussion. We will talk about fine-tuning what we shot through editing and digital processing and also talk about ways to use images we have created, both personal and commercial.

Class 4. Photo commencement, moving on with what we've learned; we will find inspiration from other photographers, taking the good parts of images we like and looking for our own style. (Available for teachers for recertification credit, too.)

Suggested Cameras:
A digital camera with detachable lens will likely have more options. A camera with manual options (f-stop lens option, shutter speed options, etc), a basic set up by Canon or Nikon with one lens to cost around $300 and up or other brands. A computer laptop with USB port and ability to view images and a digital card reader (often found for $20 from any box store) may be helpful but not required, too.
About the Instructor:
Ken Ruinard, a staff photographer at the Anderson Independent Mail, a newspaper of the Scripps Company, since 1988, learned about photography in his desire to be an artist in Palo Alto, California. His work has been published in several national publications, and he has been honored by South Carolina press organizations and National Press Photographers Association contests: 2004 SC Photographer of the Year, two Pulitzer nominations, and several year-end top-10 finishes in the monthly Southeast region NPPA photo contest. He covers local events and travels for major sports and news events with local ties. He resides in Anderson with his wife, Janice, and son, Calvin, a junior nursing student at Anderson University. His motto is "Never stop learning."

Quilting: A Revived Art

Instructors: Ms. Brenda Gray, Ms. Fannie Wengerd
Location and Dates: Boulevard Baptist Church – September 29, October 6, 13, 20
Monday 4:30-6:00
Registration: $20
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About this Class:
Session One: You will study the basics of quilting, view quilts, discuss hand and machine piecing, fabric types, and determine your quilting choices. Sessions Two-Four: You will cut and piece together your choice of a variety of cotton fabrics. For this class, participants may choose to quilt a table runner to perfect the techniques. Fabric SUPPLIES: Available for purchase at session one ($18.00). Participants who have a sewing machine are asked to bring them to sessions two through four. Two sewing machines will be available for use. Other supplies (ruler, rotary cutter, and mat may also be purchased from the presenters) and will be discussed in session one. (Available for teachers for recertification credit, too.)
About the Instructors:
Brenda Gray and Fannie Wengerd join together as quilters who have a combination of 50 years of quilting. Brenda learned to quilt from a lady in the community and has a passion for quilting gleaned from her grandmother. Fannie learned to quilt from her mother as a child; her mother made a quilt for each child as a wedding gift.

Technology—Everything* You Always Wanted to Know About Basic Computer Use…*Well, most things!

Instructor: Mr. Doug Davison
Location and Dates: Thrift Library, Bunton Computer Lab - Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20
Thursday - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Registration: $20
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About this Class:
This class is designed (a) to cover basic information that all computer users should know and (b) to answer any questions that class members may have about their personal computer use and needs. The four sessions will cover (1) hardware (physical equipment – computers, printers, wireless routers, etc.); (2) commonly used software (word processing, the Internet, email, related tasks, etc.); (3) security measures (antivirus, malware, safe uses, etc.); and (4) basic troubleshooting of problems. Each session will include Q & A time and/or practice time. Each class member will have access to a computer during the class. (Available for teachers for recertification credit, too.)
About the Instructor:
Doug Davison, a graduate of AU, taught English here for 15 years before moving to the IT Department. He retired from AU in 2011, after being employed for 33 years. He continues to help people with computers part-time. His hobbies include reading, spending time with two grandchildren, woodworking, and flying.

The Great Band Era—Revisited

Instructor: Dr. Ardy Armen
Location and Dates: AU Thrift Library, Pracht Seminar Room
Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19
Wednesday - 4:45-6:15
Registration: $20
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About this Class:
If you remember or have heard of the big bands led by names like Goodman, Shaw, Ellington, Miller, Dorsey… If you know of vocalists like Holiday, Sinatra, Lee, Fitzgerald… and even if you don't but want to know about the fuss in music back in the good old days… or if you just want to sit back and listen to some great sounds and hear facts about people who made those sounds and defined the word, "swing,"… Join us as we journey through the Big Band Era. (Available for teachers for recertification credit, too.)
About the Instructor:
Dr. Ardy Armen graduated from Cornell University and received his PhD in chemistry at UCLA. He held research and management positions in California; Williamsburg, Virginia; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Enka, NC; and in Anderson, SC. After 40 years of service, he retired from BASF Corporation as a research scientist. His love and interest in music have prepared him to lead this class.

The Vietnam War—50 Years Later

Instructor: Ms. Pat Mulligan
Location and Dates: Anderson University Athletic Campus, 104
Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23
Thursday - 4:30 pm -6:00 pm
Registration: $20
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About this Class:
The Vietnam War was the most divisive issue since the Civil War hit the US political/military scene in the late 50s and grew to a full uproar in the 60s. It ushered in or was ushered into an era of youthful involvement in the national decisions and called attention to the fact that never again would politicians govern unchallenged. It was a war that even in this day can engender a public debate with everyone holding a passionate opinion and quickly expressing it. This course will examine the events leading to the Vietnam War and the era of protests it spawned at home and abroad. The course will also cover the non-military aspects of the war, such as the changing political climate in the United States during the late 1960s which had a profound impact on the outcome of the struggle, as well as a look at the leadership of the era. (Available for teachers for recertification credit, too.)
About the Instructor:
Professor Emeritus Pat Mulligan retired in 1999 from Anderson University; served the ex pat communities abroad in Russia and Turkey before retiring in 2014.

Carl Sandburg: Poet with a Social Conscience

Instructor: Professor and Rev. Lawrence Webb
Location and Dates: Anderson University Athletic Campus, 106
October 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24
Monday - 4:30–6:00
Trip to Sandburg's Home: Tuesday, November 17, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Leave from the Anderson University Athletic Campus
Registration: Course plus Cost of Trip to Sandburg's Home $40 total for ticket and transportation or $20 Course Only; Lunch on your own at a local restaurant
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About this Class:
For some fifty years of the 20th century, Carl Sandburg loomed large on the American scene: writing poems by the hundreds; a six-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln; two books of Rootabaga Stories for children; one historical novel, Remembrance Rock; and autobiographies. He also published The American Songbag, a collection of folk songs he gathered and edited. This course will focus on Sandburg's poetry. The rough-hewn son of Swedish immigrants on the Illinois prairie often wrote as spokesman for the down to earth and down and out. This course includes a trip to Carl Sandburg's place. (Available for teachers for recertification credit, too.)
About the Instructor:
Lawrence Webb is a writer, minister, traveler, and professor emeritus of journalism. He is well known for his work in theater and writers' groups. He also serves as Board Chair of the Lifelong Learning Institute at Anderson University.

John Steinbeck: A Voice from a Distant Past

Instructor: Dr. Bob Hanley, Dr. Margaret Wooten
Location and Dates: Anderson University School of Nursing, 005
October 28, November 4, 11, 18
Tuesday - 4:30–6:00
Registration: $20
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About this Class:

Session 1: Steinbeck-Origins of a Writer –Dr. Bob Hanley introduces John Steinbeck, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for the Grapes of Wrath as well as the Nobel Prize for Literature. Through his work, he occupies a unique place in American literature. In this introductory session, Dr. Bob Hanley will assist in our exploration of Steinbeck's early life, his entrance into the writing world, and the factors that shaped him as a writer.

Session 3: Grapes of Wrath (Interconnections of Story and History) To expand our understanding of the Grapes of Wrath, we will first examine the economic, social, political, and cultural forces at work in this turbulent era in American history. In addition, we will trace Steinbeck's efforts to gain first-hand knowledge of the people he will bring to life on the pages of this novel.

Session 4: Grapes of Wrath (Uncommon Villains/Unlikely Heroes) – In our concluding session, Dr. Hanley and participants will analyze the plot and characters of the novel and discover both villains and heroes. In addition, we will review the role of family within the story and identify themes that continue to resonate with readers today. (Available for teachers for recertification credit, too.)

About the Instructors:

Dr. Bob Hanley earned his B.A. and M.A. in English from Clemson University and the Ph.D. in English Education from the University of Georgia. He has taught in higher education for thirty-six years; provided a variety of presentations at the local, state, and national level on topics ranging from Pat Conroy to diversity education; and served as president of the South Carolina Council of Teachers of English. Published works include book chapters, feature articles, book reviews, and poems.

Dr. Margaret Wooten, Professor of English at Anderson University earned three degrees in English: B.A. from Wake Forest University, M.A. from Appalachian State University, and PH.D. from the University of South Carolina. She has made various professional presentations and has taught college students all of her adult life, enjoying it so much, that, after retirement, she has continued to teach part time. John Steinbeck has been one of her favorite writers for decades.


Getting to Know Our Local Birds

Instructor: Dr. Tom Kozel, Dr. Andy Norris
Location and Dates: Watkins 202 - October 3 and October 4
Friday, 4:00-5:30 PM; Saturday - 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Registration: $20
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About this Class:
An introduction to the identification, life history, ecology and importance to humans of birds commonly observed in Anderson County, SC. Approximately twenty birds will be highlighted. Techniques for observation of birds by sight and sound will be presented. Field observations of birds in their native habitat in the Anderson University wetland and upland will be the culmination of the course. How to become involved in "citizen science" through birding will be emphasized. Binoculars required. (Available for teachers for recertification credit, too.)
About the Instructor:
Drs. Kozel and Norris are Professor and Associate Professor, respectively, of Biology at Anderson University. Dr. Norris is long-time participant in the SC Christmas Bird count and other organized birding activities.

Ballroom Dancing: The Waltz

Instructor: Dennis Adams
Location and Dates: Senior Solutions - Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1
Wednesday - 6:00 pm -7:30 pm
Registration: $20
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About this Class:
Join us for instruction and practice for the basic waltz and enjoy casual and social dancing. This course includes 30 minutes of instruction (6:00-6:30) and an hour of practice and observation on our own (6:30 pm -7:30 pm). (Available for teachers for recertification credit, too.)
About the Instructor:
Dennis Adams, a lifelong resident of Anderson, has been teaching dance as a hobby for 15 years in the Anderson area. He and his wife, Debbie, are well-known for their dancing and their community involvement.

West African Drumming and Dance and Its Influence on "Just About Every Kind of Popular Music Performed Today!"

Instructor: Dr. David Perry
Location and Dates:

Rainey Fine Arts Center, Room 151
Dates: October 14 and 21, Tuesday
Time: 6:15 pm -7:30 pm

Registration: $20
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About this Class:

In this interactive course, participants learn about the culture and performance traditions of West African drumming and dance, specifically the Malinke people of Conakry Guinea. The music, dance, and other performance traditions of West Africa have had a widespread influence on popular music of past and present generations, including jazz, blues, fusion, Motown, rock music, hip-hop, and more. Through demonstrations using authentic instruments, interactive discussions, video recordings, media presentations, and hands-on drumming and dance (optional), participants will explore the joy-filled and rich cultural contributions of West African music both in its traditional forms and its influence on expressions of popular music and culture today. (Available for teachers for recertification credit, too.)

About the Instructor:

Dr. David L. Perry (B.M., M.M., D.M.A., Arizona State University) is an Associate Professor of Music at Anderson University, where he serves as Chair of the Music Department, Director of Music Education, Director of the AU West African Ensemble, and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in music education.


4 FUN 4 FUNctions

Instructor: Ms. Jill Bramlett
Location and Dates:

Anderson University Intramural Gym, Athletic Campus
Wednesday, September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
10:00 am - 11:00 am/p>

Registration: $20
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About this Class:

Functional fitness helps seniors adjust better to changes by enhancing their lifestyles and empowering their bodies. Functional fitness is founded upon the five functional movement patterns of the body, the activities of daily living, balance, and flexibility. Exercise, that is actually functional, is one of the most important interventions that can be done in regards to senior independence and health. Jill states the verse that supports her thinking is ISAIAH 40:29 "HE increaseth strength."

About the Instructor:

Jill Bramlett, certified in senior fitness through the American Council on Exercise, designed this course for seniors. "Because of the gap for seniors in exercise and daily living, I used my expertise to develop this course. Come join us! It's for YOU!"


The One Story — Understanding the Bible from the Biblical-Christian Worldview

Instructor: Dr. Jim Motes
Location and Dates: Anderson University Athletic Campus, Room 106
Monday, Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Registration: $20
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About this Class:

Are you new to the Bible? Are you and your Bible old friends? Are you searching for a new way to look at and understand your Bible? In The One Story we will we will explore how to understand the Christian Bible from the unique perspective of the meta-narrative that it encompasses… 40+ writers, 66 documents, and written over a 1,500 year period. The One Story is a good refresher or a great study for those new to the Bible. Handouts are included for you!

About the Instructor:

Dr. Jim Motes is Associate Professor of Christian Studies at Anderson University. He brings fourteen years of teaching experience at AU and twenty years' experience serving churches in Virginia, North and South Carolina to the classroom. Dr. Motes has a strong emphasis on discipleship in the Christian faith in the various courses he teaches.


Northeast Georgia Day Trip: Travel with Chumley

Instructor: Mr. Chumley Cope
Location and Dates: Anderson University Athletic Campus Parking Lot
September 9, Tuesday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Registration: $80
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About this Class:
A Day Trip to Northeast Georgia's lovely Sautee-Nacoochee Valley: folk pottery; area stories; and audiences with local experts. Join a small group from Anderson to explore the hill and dale of the Sautee-Nacoochee Valley -- one-time Cherokee farming valley, now home to artisans and specialty farmers. We'll discover the products of the land, people who call the area home, and a unique sense of place. Price includes transportation, all touring, lunch. Departure from the Anderson University Athletics Center at 8:30 am; return around 4:30 pm. Transportation is by comfortable van, with step for easier entry.
About the Instructor:
Chumley Cope
“Join me! We often go off the map and usually reemerge,” states Chumley Cope. He will share his love for area history and how he incorporates history with travel. If history and travel are two special interests for you, join us as Chumley leads us.

Greenville in Harmony Annual Show

"Beethoven to Boogie," Annual Show Anderson University Athletic Campus (Travel to Greenville, SC by van)
Location and Dates:

Anderson University Athletic Campus Parking Lot
Saturday, November 22, 2014
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm


$35 includes ticket and transportation; dinner at Mimi's Café is on your own.
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About this Show:

It's SHOW TIME! Greenville in Harmony Show Chorus Presents "Beethoven to Boogie," features "Sing For Scholarships" Contest (High School Students); and 2014 Regional Champion Greenville in Harmony Show Chorus. Travel to Greenville with us for the Greenville in Harmony Annual Show and enjoy dinner at Mimi's Café. The ticket and transportation are included; however, dinner is not included in the cost. Greenville in Harmony Show Chorus, the Upstate's premiere all-female a cappella chorus, brought home the Regional Champion medal at the Sweet Adelines Region 14 Competition during the weekend of April 11-12 in Winston-Salem, NC. Not only did they achieve first place, but they received the highest score ever awarded to a chorus in Region 14. (Available for teachers for recertification credit, too.)

About the Instructor:
Greenville in Harmony Musicians and Performers

American Sign Language

Instructor: Ms. Becky Walker
Location and Dates: Athletic Campus, 106
Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30
Thursday - 6:15-7:30
Registration: $20
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About the Class:

This basic sign course introduces you to the culture of deaf people and their language. It offers you the opportunity to build basic skills in communicating in American Sign Language. This is an overview of American Sign Language (ASL), its basic vocabulary, structure, syntax and grammar. Focus will be on mastering the basics of fingerspelling, numbers, colors, facial grammar and sentence structure; participants will also learn conversational/cultural behaviors necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation in ASL, with deaf/hard-of-hearing native users of the language. Introductory information about deaf culture, along with deaf humor, provides students a broad picture of language and culture. (Available for teachers for recertification credit, too.)

About the Instructor:

Becky Walker has served as a community interpreter and a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the deaf and has over 30 years working with the deaf. She also served as a Missionary to the deaf in the Middle East for 6 years and continues to work with the deaf people in Anderson. She presently works at Anderson University in women's ministry.


Free Friday Alive! Sessions for LLI Members


Fun with Fresh Flowers from Design to Pressed

(Friday FREE to LLI Members)

Instructor: Ms. Brenda Thompson
Location and Dates: Vandiver Gallery, Thrift Library - Sept. 26, 2014
Friday - 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Registration: Friday FREE Session for LLI Members
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About the Class:
Fresh flowers may be preserved with color and shape. Pressed flowers have long been used as decorative additions to cards, bookmarks, and beautifully framed pictures. Flower arranging continues to be an art skill. Learn to create a striking flower arrangement for a number of events.
About the Instructor:
Brenda Thompson, a certified Master Gardner and an accredited Master Flower Show judge, enjoys nature in all forms. One may find Brenda in her flower garden, in her garden club, or meet her in the community as she volunteers.

Health Care Finances

(Friday FREE to LLI Members)

Instructor: Mr. Jerry Parrish
Location and Dates: Vandiver Gallery, Thrift Library - Nov. 7
Friday - 10:00 am -12:00 noon
Registration: Friday FREE Session for LLI Members
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About this Class:
How do hospitals and health systems lose so much money one year and make money the next? How much does Medicaid really pay? Why is insurance so costly? Who does pay and who doesn't pay the cost of medical care? Americans find few things as mysterious as the secrets to healthcare finance. Gain insight into your questions from one who studies the numbers in detail. This class is led by an insider who knows these things aren't so mysterious when studied in small bites.
About the Instructor:
Jerry Parrish is the Vice President of Financial Affairs and Chief Financial Officer for AnMed Health. He has been in healthcare for 40 years and has worked for AnMed Health for 36 years. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, he is active in the South Carolina Hospital Association.

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