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.
April 26: “Flowers and Pollinators” Dr. Patricia M. Palavecino, Associate Adjunct Faculty – Biology Dept. “The flower is the poetry of reproduction . It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life”. Jean Giraudoux The presenter will explore the structure of some popular flowers including those from native plants and some of the fascinating aspects about the relationships they establish with pollinators.
May 3: "Physical Activity and Healthy Aging" Minoo Pakgohar Guidelines for physical activity for older adults
May 10: “How to Begin Writing and Publishing Your Own Poetry” Dr. Chase Dimock, Assistant Professor of English Thanks to the internet, writing and publishing your poetry has never been easier. In this seminar we will cover brainstorming techniques for writing poetry, using poetry as a daily diary, workshopping poetry, finding online publishing opportunities, and even starting your own personal blog or literary magazine.
May 17: “Andrew Jackson and the Rise of American Democracy” Aaron Silverman In the early 19th Century, Andrew Jackson represented a new political philosophy that came to dominate American politics through the Civil War. This lecture will explore the origins, vision, and contradictions of this first American democratic movement. email: email@example.com
May 24: Mike Harutunian
May 31: Fran Rawlins and Brenda Klehn
June 7: “Nutrition for Good Health and Food Safety” Natalie Dalessio-Gruneberg, MS, RDN, CSG, FAND Clinical Registered Dietitian, Board Certified in Gerontological Nutrition Discussion will be on navigating and planning healthy meals with regard to chronic disease such as cardiac and tips for food safety to prevent food borne illnesses. Handouts provided.
June 14: "Suffering from a Broken Heart?" Gina Thompson, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist Did a death, divorce cause your broken heart? Or was it caused by any of the forty other losses that a person might experience? Regardless of the cause, you know how you feel and it probably isn't good. In this session we will discuss the six myths about recovering from grief, how grief adversely affects you and your relationships, why grief is individual and unique, and how to respond to others experiencing grief.
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