January Learning Link 2015.pub

INSTITUTE FOR
CONTINUED LEARNING
VOLUME 35, ISSUE 5
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A MESSAGE FROM THE ICL PRESIDENT
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
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CLASS SCHEDULES
A V A ILABLE NOW
SPRING 2015
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JANUARY FIELD TRIPS
SPRING SEMESTER
CLASSES
JANUARY CALENDAR
OF CLASSES
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JANUARY 2015
INSIDE THIS
ISSUE:
JANUARY CLASS UPDATE
LE A R NI NG
Happy 2015! I am so excited for our Spring Semester starting on January 12th with a record breaking 61 classes, 24 of them in addition to
our Fall Semester. It is a great time to attend our tried and true favorites and to venture out of our comfort zone and learn something new.
Please take a moment and thank our wonderful teachers who dedicate
their time, resources and money for volunteering at ICL.
DeeAnn Bassett I was pleased and honored that Dr. Richard “Biff” Williams attended our
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JANUARY CLASS LISTING
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NEW SPRING SEMESTER CLASSES
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ICL Christmas luncheon and spoke about launching DSU’s strategic
plan. He has been inviting the community and ICL members to share a vision of the future. He also indicated that he could see many of our members, along with other seniors, mentoring DSU students in fields in which we have expertise. Thank you, President
Williams, for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak to us.
Please join us on January 6, at 9:00 a.m. at the DSU Gardner Center, Conference Room
D, where ICL is holding its General Membership Meeting. The ICL Council will give members a brief progress report on ICL and then vote on the proposal to increase the members’ dues from $40 to $45 effective Fall Semester 2015. The last increase was 12
long years ago and our membership has more than doubled along with offering a record
number of classes (61).
I know we are still knee deep in the throes of winter, but please save this date for our
Spring Luncheon, Friday, February 20, at the DSU Gardner Center. It will be a nice time
to get out and meet other members and enjoy a delicious lunch!
May this New Year bring many sweet memories
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and peaceful times!
—DeeAnn Bassett
The ICL Office will re-open Monday through Thursday beginning January 5. Spring Semester classes begin on Monday, January 12.
Be sure to check the “Class Listing” on page 6 of this newsletter for class days, times,
and locations. MANY CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE, so please don’t assume that your
classes will be in the same locations on the same days and at the same times.
ICL is celebrating its 35th
anniversary this year!
Please be patient as you orient yourself to the new schedule. If you have questions,
please call the ICL Office at 435-652-7670.
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JANUARY CLASS UPDATE
BICYCLE MAINTENANCE
Class is held at Monster
Storage, west end of 700
South, up the hill behind
the Surgical Center—227
West 700 South, St.
George. Class limit of 10
students.
CIVIL WAR - WAR IN THE WEST
14th:
14th American Indians in
the Civil War—Minnesota,
Pea Ridge, Suppression on
the Plain
28th:
Chickamauga and
28th
Knoxville
EASTERN PHILOSOPHY
13th: Introduction to Bud13th
dhism
20th:
20th Buddha the Homeless Bhikkhu
27th:
27th Living the Dharma
ESTATE PLANNING
15th:
15th Class overview, Estate Taxes, Probate, Wills,
Power of Attorney, Health
Care Initiatives
29th:
29th Living Trusts, Charitable Trusts, Special Needs
Trusts, Other Trusts
FAVORITE BOOKS
15th: Class members will
have read Orphan Train, A
Novel, by Christina Baker
Kline. Janet Cramer will lead
the discussion.
FRENCH INTERMEDIATE
For this class, please call the
instructor, Jo Crider, at 435673-8775.
INSURANCE FOR THE LAY PERSON
12th:
12th Overview of Insurance
for the Lay Person. What is
your image of the insurance
industry? We will discuss the
marketing of insurance products and how you can save
money and obtain the most
insurance for your budget.
26th:
26th Auto Insurance Coverage. Auto insurance is required to drive in the State of
Utah. We will discuss the
types of auto insurance coverage and their impact on
you, the consumer..
MARK TWAIN - AN AMERICAN
ORIGINAL
20th:
20th Mark Twain not only
JANUARY FIELD TRIPS
All field trips meet in the parking lot at the North Plaza
Building, west side, on the corner of 900 South and 100
West. Wear appropriate clothing. Bring binoculars, camera, lunch, and water. Car pooling is generally available.
Enjoy!
Please Note: Because hiking and field trips are growing in
numbers and getting harder to keep everyone together,
the classes will be limited to approximately 30 participants
and preference will be to ICL members. ICL membership
identification badges are mandatory and must be worn on
hiking and field trips. All visitors going on the trip must sign
the Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Form, which
will be provided by the Class Instructor. (This form may
also be signed at the ICL Office prior to the trip.) The
completed form will be kept on file at the ICL Office. A
visitor may attend only one (1) hike or field trip per
semester. If anyone plans to attend more than one (1) hike
or field trip, he/she will need to register as a member of
ICL.
loved animals, he considered most of them superior
to “the Lowest Animal”—
Man. Come kick off the
semester with a selection
of Twain’s greatest animal
stories.
MICROSOFT WORD PROJECTS
First class starts Jan. 21st
OPERA FOR ONE AND ALL
The entire Spring Semester
will be devoted to “The
History of French Opera.”
13th:
What is French
opera and when did it
begin? In this class, we will
define French opera and
follow the development of
French opera from the time
of Lully to the arrival of
Gluck.
20th:
Gioachino Rossini
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spent the last five years of
his active composing career in Paris culminating in
William Tell, his last work
for stage. This was a period of good food, good
drink, and especially good
opera.
27th:
Eugene Scribe, a
27th
dramatist best known for
the perfection of the socalled “well-made play,” will
be the subject of today’s
class, focusing on his work
as an opera librettist.
PICKLEBALL
Pickleball courts are located
at Worthen Park, 200 South
400 East.
TAX, FINANCE & INVESTING
22nd:
22nd
Introduction and
class overview. Taxes Part
I—Taxes on Social Security
TRAVELING THE WORLD
15TH: France, Spain & Portugal
22ND: Ireland
YOGA—SOMATIC
Class will be held twice a
week on Tuesday
and
Thursday in NIB 126.
126 Class
limited to 25 students. Students may attend the Tuesday session OR the Thursday session, but not both.
BOTANY
No Botany Field Trips in January and February.
HIKING
This semester we are going to “get fit by Spring” by adding
an optional hike each month. We will attempt to provide a
mix including an easy, medium and more aggressive hike
each month. January is generally the chilliest month of
the year so our hike on January 9 and 16 will be close to
home. Our January 23 hike will be in Nevada where we
should see slightly warmer temperatures.
9th: We will hike the popular Kowalachuk Trail just off of
highway 18. This is a moderate hike of 4-5 miles with
gentle elevation gains. It is easily accessed by all vehicles.
16th: We will hike a newly opened section of the Washington City bike trail system. This is a 3-mile walk on a paved
trail near the Virgin River.
23rd: The last hike is in Beaver Dam Wash. We will hike
about a mile down to the wash and then do some rock
and debris exploring while we are in the wash. As always,
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HIKING (CONT.)
wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring water. Lunches will
be determined based on weather and we will provide
more details by e-mail as the dates approach.
As always we will meet on the west side of the North Plaza Building parking lot, 46 South 1000 East. We will attempt to be in our cars and ready to depart promptly at
10:00 a.m.
Note: Our goal for ICL hiking is to introduce you to locations in Southwest Utah you may not have explored, to
provide an enjoyable social experience and to offer
healthy exercise. ICL hiking is open to all ages. You
should be comfortable walking 3-4 miles, but we set a
pace that will leave no one behind regardless of your
physical condition. As a rule, hikes will be the first and
third Friday of each month. This may vary depending on
weather and semester schedules, as well as hike leader
schedules. Although we try to maintain a group of no
more than 30, we will not turn down anyone on hike day.
Should groups become overly large, we will advise, in advance, of any changes in policy. Things to know before
you go:
We will always depart from the west side of the North
Plaza Building parking lot, 46 South 1000 East. If you are
on the way, or prefer not to go to the parking lot, please
let Barb or Roger know, and we will try to determine a
good location to meet.
Unless otherwise noted, departure time will 9:00 a.m.
during the warmer months (September, October, April,
May) and 10:00 a.m. in the cooler months.
Everyone must sign the attendance sheet. This is very important. It is the justification for Dixie State University to
seek State of Utah funding.
Guests are welcome to participate in one hike without joining ICL. They must also sign the attendance sheet as well
as a Release of Liability form which will be available from
the instructor.
We will attempt to provide the best information possible for
the monthly hikes in The Learning Link. However, weather,
road conditions, and other factors make the final decision
as to where each hike will be located.
Please come with sturdy shoes or boots. Sandals, flipflops, etc., are not appropriate where we go, and while we
will not exclude anyone, plan on a scolding if you show up
with them.
Plan to carry water, snacks, good weather-resistant clothing, and sunscreen in your carrying bag.
Cancellations. Weather can change our plans quickly. We
will do our best to notify everyone of plan changes. We
would like to get as many e-mail addresses as possible to
get the word out quickly.
Many of us enjoy lunch and conversation at the end of the
hike. Although this is completely optional, plan to bring the
lunch of your choice, a chair, and other creature comforts if
you plan to participate.
Contacts: Roger: 435435-632632-1814, [email protected]; Barb:
435435-673673-1990
SPRING SEMESTER CLASSES
In addition to the ongoing classes that will continue through Spring Semester, the following classes will also be offered Spring Semester, which begins January 12. Class descriptions and instructors’ credentials for recently approved classes are on page 7.
History of Washington County
Awaken the Creative Genius Within
Ballroom Social Dance
Piano—
Piano—Individualized Instruction
Better Balance with the Feldenkrais® Method
Creative Photography
Dream Interpretation
Excel Basics
Discovering Inner Peace
From AgeAge-ing to SageSage-ing
Geology
In the Ever After
Islam: Yesterday and Today
Journey of the Hero
Laughter Yoga
Microsoft Word Projects
Native American Cultures
Native American Flute—
Flute—Intermediate
Pilates Infused Yoga
PowerPoint
Modern Russian History—
History—Real Lives, Real Women Over Four Generations
350 Years of American Jewry
The American Political Experience, Part I
The Seasons of a Woman’s Life
What to Listen For in Music
Yahweh Yoga for Seniors
The Earth’s Atmosphere
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FOR YOUR INFORMATION
January Business Meeting
The ICL Constitution requires three general
membership meetings to be held each
year. The January General Membership
Meeting is slated for Tuesday, January 6,
9:00 a.m., at the Gardner Center, Conference Room D. All members are invited to
attend. The Council will give a progress
report to the membership and conduct
necessary business.
The ICL By-Laws state that “Dues changes
are subject to approval by a majority vote
of members attending the January business meeting.” The Council proposes that
the dues be raised to $45 beginning with
the 2015-2016 academic year.
ICL Founders’ Scholarship
In October 2012, an Endowment Contribution Agreement was entered into between
ICL and Dixie State College of Utah (now
Dixie State University) to create a scholarship endowment fund for the benefit of
students attending the College/University.
ICL members have the opportunity to contribute to the fund. Contributions qualify as
charitable contributions under Section 170
of the IRS Code of 1954.
In addition to those listed in the October,
November, and December editions of The
Learning Link, the following ICL members
have contributed to the scholarship endowment fund this academic year:
Douglas
and Deborah Bowen,
Bowen Jeanette Workman,
Workman
Anonymous,
Anonymous Julie Brooks,
Brooks Sherry Chapman
and DeeAnn Bassett.
Thank you, ICL members, for contributing
to the scholarship endowment fund that
benefits deserving DSU students! Contributions to the scholarship fund may be
made at the ICL Office, 658 East 200
South. Please make checks payable to
Dixie State University.
Usernames and Passwords
All ICL members taking Spring Semester
computer classes will need to secure
usernames and passwords by paying the
DSU $10 fee at the Smith Computer Center.
If you purchased a username/
password for Fall Semester and plan to
continue your computer classes, you will
need to renew your usernames and passwords by paying the DSU $10 fee at the
Smith Computer Center.
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JANUARY CLASS LISTING
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NEW SPRING SEMESTER CLASSES
The following classes have been approved by the ICL Council since the “Course Catalog” was printed last fall and will be offered for Spring
Semester:
DISCOVERING INNER PEACE
This will help participants discover their own inner resources—innate tools for living such as inner strength, choice, and hope—and the possibility of personal peace. The curriculum will focus on themes of Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-Awareness, Clarity, Understanding,
Dignity, Choice, Hope, and Contentment.
Instructor: Luigi Persichetti, B.A., Theology, St. Louis University. Spiritual leader and Unity minister at Unity Church of Positive Living; Hospice chaplain at Southern Utah Home Care and Hospice; Member of Interfaith Council of St. George.
THE EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE AND ASSOCIATED ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
The Earth’s atmosphere provides several functions that are critically important to existing forms of life that live on the Earth’s surface and in its
oceans. In this course, we will examine how human activities are affecting our atmosphere thereby leading to various environmental issues –
including global warming, as well as stratospheric ozone depletion and ground-level photochemical smog. We will explore both the basic science associated with these issues and the economic and political implications of proposed solutions.
Instructor: Eric P. Grimsrud, B.A., Chemistry, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN; Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Post
Doc. Edmonton, Alberta, University of Alberta, Post Doc. Washington State University; Professor of Chemistry, Montana State University;
Dean, Math & Science, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA.
HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY
This class will begin with an examination of the landscape in the Utah's Dixie area and then the Native Americans and American explorers.
Then it will turn to the Mormon settlements, those before St. George, then St. George, and those after up to about 1910. The village system will
be explained, then the great pioneer structures. One session will deal with water and its challenges. The story of Zion National Park and other
federal parks and projects will be a class. The story of education will be another, as well as fine arts and industry. The history of medicine and
urbanization will be discussed. The transition from an agricultural society to a consumer society will include golf, tourism and growth. Future
challenges of water, growth, environmental problems and diversity will be considered. The leaders of these periods will be dealt with as well as
the laborers. Several guests will be invited to share their insights.
Instructor: Douglas D. Alder, B.S. and M.S., Ph.D, Professor of History, Utah State University, 1963-1986; President of Dixie College, 19861993; Professor of History, Dixie College, 1995-1999; Adjunct Professor, Dixie State University, 2007-2010.
MODERN RUSSIAN HISTORY—REAL LIVES, REAL WOMEN OVER FOUR GENERATIONS
The course tells the epic story of the lives and times of four generations of Russian women from the end of the 19th century to present day.
Their journey begins in two small towns a thousand miles apart and moves to the cultural capital of Russia, Leningrad, which today is named
St. Petersburg. It is a journey of hardship and survival through world war, revolution, civil war, Stalin’s purges, the blockade of Leningrad and
the fall of the Soviet empire.
Instructor: Liubov Kaverina, Leningrad State University; English & French teacher, Russian literature teacher.
PIANO – Individualized Instruction
A course designed to give intermediate piano students a fun, guided experience in piano study. Some previous piano experience required.
An inexpensive keyboard can be purchased online or at a garage sale. Instructors: Eileen P. Baker, BYU graduate in Psychology & Sociology. Masters in Ed.S. at Idaho State University. Took piano lessons for 7 years and studied with other pianists for 2 years. School Psychologist
in Elementary & Secondary Schools; taught piano lessons for 20 years. Member of Heritage Choir. 2013-14 experienced 2 semesters of piano
teaching for ICL with 21 completed students. Marilyn Shirts, Assoc. Degree and an additional 2 years of Elementary Early Childhood from
SUU. Taught Preschool, worked in elementary school and Five County Assoc. of Governments. Accomplished Pianist. David Mark Gibbons,
Bachelor of Music at BYU; 33 years teaching music, K-12. (Class is full.)
The opinions and views expressed by ICL instructors or presenters are those of the individual instructor or presenter, who are
are solely
solely
responsible for the content of their courses, seminars, lectures or field trips. The ICL organization does not endorse any spec
specific
pecific
content. ICL members are responsible for 1) independently evaluating the information given and the opinions expressed, and 2)
2) for
for
solic
licit
acting upon this information and these opinions in their own best interests. No ICL instructor or presenter is allowed to so
licit business
or sell a product in which they have a vested interest through an ICL class.
PRSRT STD
Web site: www.dixie.edu/com/icl
Postage & Fees Paid.
St. George, UT 84770
PERMIT No. 35
INSTITUTE FOR CONTINUED
LEARNING
Dixie State University
658 East 200 South
St. George, UT 84770
JUST FOR INSTRUCTORS
Office Location:
1.
658 East 200 South
St. George, UT 84770
Phone: 435-652-7670
Fax: 435-674-4726
E-mail: [email protected]
2014–
2014 – 2015 ICL Executive Officers
President: DeeAnn Bassett, 435-632-1003
Vice President: TBA
Secretary: Claudette Hoggan, 435-635-1462
Treasurer: Dean Barker, 435-986-3786
Treasurer
DSU Representatives
Representatives: Becky Smith, Dean, School of Academic &
Community Outreach; Sheila Cannon, Administrative Assistant,
School of Academic & Community Outreach
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3.
ICL Council Members
Doug Bowen, Karen Hill, Merrill Palmer, Susan Simkins,
June Stephenson (Past President)
“The purpose of ICL shall be to provide a community of
study and learning within the college community wherein
retired and semi-retired persons desiring to continue their
intellectual pursuits and activities and participate in
college courses and special events, may have the
opportunity to do so at minimal cost and in accordance
with their special needs and interests.”
The ICL Constitution
For instructors continuing your classes through Spring Semester,
please submit your Fall Semester
roll to the ICL Office; then plan to
pick up a new computer-generated
roll to begin the Spring Semester.
Also, please tell a member of the
office staff the number of hours you
volunteered Fall Semester, which
will be included in a report we are
required to submit to DSU.
For instructors beginning your classes in Spring Semester, please stop
at the office and pick up your signup sheet, name badge, and parking
permit.
Instructors who use the classroom
equipment and need new
usernames and passwords for
Spring Semester, please visit the
office in January to receive your new
login info.
4.
For those of you teaching computer
classes, please do not encourage
your students to change their passwords. It creates problems for IT
personnel should your students
forget their login info.
5.
In an effort to encourage our members to wear their nametags, please
w e a r
y o u r
“Instructor” nametag.
Coming Events:
January 6:
6 General
Membership Meeting
January 12:
12 Spring Semester
Classes Begin
January 19:
19 Martin Luther King,
Jr. Day. No classes held.
February 16:
16 Presidents’ Day.
No classes held.
February 20:
20 Spring Luncheon
January
ICL Office Hours
658 East 200 South
January 5—29
Monday thru Thursday
9:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
ICL Office is closed on Friday.
During non-office hours, please
leave a message at 435-652-7670,
or send an e-mail to [email protected]