Summer Enrichment Courses

There’s so much to do at LVC this summer! At Lebanon Valley College, we believe in lifelong learning; both inside, and outside, of the classroom. We invite you to take part in the wide variety of professional and personal enrichment courses we have to offer all summer long. LVC alumni, staff, and current students receive a 10 percent discount on all enrichment course registration fees.

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August 2014
Lessons We Can Learn From Jokes About Aging                       $30
The class looks at jokes about aging to find the grain of truth that is at the root of the funniest ones. It provides factual answers from a gerontologist to a wide range of questions that related to strange things that happen as part of the aging experience. Aging is not for sissies, but adding a bit of humor to some of the topics related to growing older is like adding honey to a bitter medicine. It helps it to go down easier - and laughter relieves tension. One day workshop, designed for adults and seniors.
Facilitator: Glen Dunbar
Dates: August 13
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Location: Lynch 170

Aging as Portrayed in Art through the Centuries                         $30
It has been said that true artists do not "create" so much as they "channel" the world around them into symbolic images. This workshop looks at how the aging body and societal roles filled by the elderly have been channeled by many of the artists and their relationship to old age. Did you know that over half of Rembrandt's works represent an older person or that Grandma Moses didn't start painting until the age 83 and painted until she passed away at age 101? Learn this and much more fascinating trivia in this interactive workshop. One-day workshop, designed for adults and seniors.
Facilitator: Glen Dunbar
Dates: August 6
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Location: Lynch 170

Social Media for Business: Learn it, Live it, OWN it!                   $120
Small business owners wear many hats and often struggle with a lack of time and resources. These challenges make it difficult to establish and maintain an effective social media plan. Rachel will share how to unlock the tremendous business growth potential offered by social media in a comprehensive three-part series in which attendees will learn how to create a social media action plan, fully leverage Facebook and LinkedIn for business and butter understand the personal branding in social media. Three-day course, designed for small business owners.
Facilitator: Rachel Strella
Dates: August 7, 14, 21
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Lynch 170

Introduction to Potter's Wheel                                                                   $160, includes supplies
Explore the fundamental techniques of throwing on the potter's wheel. After students have learned how to center the clay on the wheel, they will explore the process of creating cylinders, vessels, cups and bowls. Students will decorate finished pieces using commercial under-glaze. Four-day workshop, designed for the general public; ages 13 to adult.
Facilitator: Karen Beall
Dates: August 11-14
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Fencil Art Studio

Personal Nutrition Blueprint                                                                     $75
Embrace the concept that "one man's food is another man's poison." This course is designed for "health seekers" of all levels. Participants will learn about popular dietary theories; leveraging "bio-individuality" to develop a personal nutrition blueprint for overall health and happiness. Two-day workshop, designed for the general public for 18 years of age and older.
Facilitator: Beth Romanski
Dates: August 22, 29
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
Location: Lynch 170

The Chemistry of Beer                                                                                $75
This course will look at the many chemical transformations that take place during the process of making beer. We will also examine how different compounds produced during the process give beer it's characteristic flavor profile. Steps for making beer and a hands-on demonstration on the application of brewing make this course one not to miss! All-day workshop, designed for adults 21 years of age and older.
Facilitator: Megan Potteiger
Dates: August 9
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (break for lunch on own)
Location: Neidig Garber 212

Introspective Leadership                                                                            $25
This high impact and fully interactive workshop will take participants on an odyssey through their thoughts and perspectives regarding their own ability to lead themselves to accomplish the goals and objectives that matter most to them. One-day workshop, designed for the general public 18 years of age and older.
Facilitator: Dan Markin
Dates: August 14
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Location: Lynch 170

Science in Sports                                                                                                $50
An entertaining look at the science behind common sporting events such as baseball, basketball, football, and ice hockey. Participants only need curiosity—the science will be presented in layman's terms and simple mathematics. Topics will include: Why does a curveball curve?; How many basketballs can fit in a hoop?; and Does a heavier bat hit farther? One-day workshop, designed for all ages.
Facilitator: Keith Kotay
Dates: August 20
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: Lynch 170

Networking for SUCCESS!                                                  $50
We all hear "get out there and network," but how do your networking efforts align with your business goals? Why and how are you investing your time and energy in networking events? Learn to more strategically plan your networking to drive success! One-day workshop, designed for the general public and business professionals 18 years of age and older.
Facilitator: Lisa Heintzelman
Dates: August 11th
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Location: Lynch 170