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

Clay Camp for Kids                                                                                           $160, includes supplies
Children will spend a fun-filled week learning about and playing with clay. The basics of hand building will be covered and finished pieces will be decorated using commercial under-glaze. Everyone creates three original projects. No previous experience required. Four-day workshop, designed for children 8-11 years of age. (Please allow for 2 weeks drying and firing of finished projects).
Facilitator: Karen Beall
Dates: August 4-7
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

Rapid Recovery from Stressful Situations                                $50
Our fast-paced, pressure cooker culture leaves many feeling frustrated, overwhelmed and exhausted. Find relief in this fun, interactive and informative class. Learn practical, easy-to-use tools, techniques and practices to be present, shake off frustration, experience calm, connect to inner peace and adapt to pressure. One-day workshop, designed for the general public 18 years of age and older.
Facilitator: Dana Zamolyi
Dates: August 2
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Location: Lynch 184

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

Reduce taxes, avoid investment mistakes, missing estate plan and more!               $30
Learn how to lower your income taxes, protect your life savings, the four legal documents every retiree must have and much more! Investment Advisory Services offered through AlphaStar Capital Management, LLC, a SEC Registered Investment Advisor. AlphaStar Capital Management, LLC and Basildon Financial are independent entities. Two-day workshop, designed for retirees and seniors.
Facilitator: Simon Rogers
Dates: August 2, 9
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Lynch 181

Fiber 101: Arm Knitting with recycled materials for fiber fanatics                                $50
Participants will learn the multiple varieties of animal/plant fibers, their uses, general fiber art terms, as well as obtaining the new skill of "arm knitting" while utilizing a recycled plant fiber; cotton. Everyone will leave the session with a completed, arm knit infinity scarf made out of the recycled cotton material. One-evening workshop, designed for all ages.
Facilitator: Angela Shaw
Dates: August 2
Time: 12-3 p.m.
Location: Lynch 185

Learning How to Heal Yourself                                                      $125
Learn about our four bodies and have everyone learn how to feel the energy feel that surrounds them. We will look at the ancient Chakra and Meridian philosophies and how they have been proven by modern physiology. Then we will practice a variety of energy techniques to help balance and harmonize your body,thoughts and emotions which can lead to better health and happiness. Everyone will have the opportunity to experience the flow of energy in their body. Students will learn about focus, visualization, making choices and the internal power that we each have to create good health. I will include handouts with lists of books andonline activities which can help to facilitate their further growth in this area. All-day workshop, designed for adults 18 years of age and older.
Facilitator: Shari Brandt
Dates: August 2
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 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