Coordinators Contact Frank Jordan Coordinator Neil Heil
“Fridays with the Professors” is an informal group that meets irregularly on Friday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the Friendly Valley Church. The professors all come from College of the Canyons. Often entertaining and always educational, the topic may be from the speaker’s area of academic expertise, such as science, history, politics, or theater. It may be a hobby, such as a weapons collection or playing the bagpipes; or it could be an account of an excursion to Europe or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Here is the planned schedule for the Fall Term. More details will be added as they become known.
Aug 30 – “Medicare 101” Donna Robert, Adjunct Instructor at COC in the Business department I am a licensed insurance agent and have been selling health, life, and long term care insurance since August 2000. Additionally, each year I take a certification course to keep up with all of the changes to medicare. I have given the Medicare 101 presentation at other venues as well. I hold the following designations : MBA, MA, LUTCF, CLTC.
We Will Be Covering Everything You Need to know: * How does Medicare work? * What can I expect with each of the plan options? * What is the difference between Medicare Parts A and B? * How can I manage my Prescription Drug Plans (Part D)? * Is Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) right for me? * Is a Medicare Supplements (Medigap) right for me? * How do I verify which plans my doctor accepts? * How can I calculate my prescription costs for the year? September 6, 13, 20
Sep 27 – “Real Estate Forecasts for the Future” Mark Jenkins, Real Estate Broker; 20 years teaching real estate practices at COC When will the market change, and what will happen to home values? October 4, 11
Oct 18 – "Pompeii, a Visit to this Ancient City" Kevin Anthony, Professor of Hotel, Restaurant Program Has conducted several tours of the city of Pompeii with College of the Canyons Study Abroad programs. Professor Anthony received the College of the Canyons Scholarly Presentation Award for 2018 for his tour of Pompeii. Using Google Maps, he was able to craft a tour of the most famous city of antiquity. He provided insights into the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, destruction of the city and the lifestyles of the
Nov 1 – “From Savage to Citizen: American Indians in 19th Century” Aaron Silverman, Adjunct Instructor in the COC History Dept. Ph.D. in History from UCLA, specializing in the 18th and 19th Century. An overview of alterations of Native American status with the Federal government in the 19th Century, as well as indigenous responses to the demise of tribal sovereignty.
November 8, 15, 22 November 29 - Thanksgiving break December 6
Dec 13 – “Brain Gym for Seniors, Part 2” Veronica Getskow, Associate Professor of Child Development, L.A. Valley College
E-mail List: To be added to the email list, please fill out the Request Form below. You will be notified when a new event is added to the schedule, and you will get a reminder the day before each meeting.