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.
The 2019 Winter/Spring schedule is underway. We will post the topics as they become known.
February 22: Remembering the Ladies - A Brief History of American Women’s Voices Julianne Johnson - Assistant Professor, History, College of the Canyons In anticipation of the 2020 celebrations of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote in America, this presentation will explore important American women and their contributions to American history.
March 1: March 1: “SCV Real Estate Economic Outlook! Is it time to Sell, Buy, or Hold?” Mark Jenkins
March 8: “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.
March 15 “Finding Joy in Retirement through Lifelong Learning” Jessica and Jerry Edmond Studies show that the happiest retirees continue to learn new things. Discover how College of the Canyons can help you make your “golden years” your best years.
March 22 Judith Sack March 29 Danon Dastugue
April 5: "Brain Gym for Seniors" Veronica Getskow, Ph.D Brain Gym is a series of 26 simple exercises that allows one to maximize his or her learning and behavior potential. The exercises can be learned in an hour and used for a lifetime. Seniors usually see results fairly quickly improving balance and coordination. Brain Gym was developed by Dr. Paul Dennison who lives in Ventura, CA. Brain Gym is in over 80 countries around the world and has been translated into over 40 language. Dr. Getskow is a licensed Brain Gym Consultant.
Apr 12 : "Civic and Community Engagement: A Changing Paradigm for Community Colleges" Jessica Edmond (Adjunct Professor, English as a Second Language) Patty Robinson (Faculty Director, Civic and Community Engagement Initiatives) Increasing rates of civic illiteracy and disinterest in civic engagement plague our nation’s schools. The civic health of America, suggest some, has reached “anemic” levels. However, the earlier individuals become involved in aspects of civic and community engagement, the greater the likelihood that they will remain engaged throughout their lifetimes. Currently, a “civic engagement movement” designed to redefine, revise, and recapture the interest of America’s citizenry, especially among its young, is gaining momentum throughout the country. To make democracy and civic responsibility “central, not peripheral” within our colleges and universities is the desired outcome proposed by many. At no other time in American history has it been as crucial for students--no matter their academic goals--to secure civic knowledge and skills in order to compete in a global economy.
April 19 Katie Coleman
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 Minoo Pakgohar
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 Aaron Silverman May 24 Mike Harutunian May 31 (Open) June 7 (Open)
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