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Continuing Ed

KEY - A Lifelong Learning Lecture Series

Presented by the Vol State Division of Continuing Education

The KEY Lifelong Learning Program at Volunteer State Community College is a series of non-credit lectures on a variety of topics. They're designed so that everyone can enjoy learning, without having to worry about a degree.

August 2015

Lecture #1: Mindfulness-Based Stress Relief/Meditation, Chair Yoga, The Science Behind Meditation

In this lecture, participants will learn about mindfulness-based stress relief, the science behind meditation and mindful living, and what happens to the brain when we are stressed. You will discover how we can change our brain (and other parts of ourselves) when we learn to mindfully accept each moment. Each meeting will offer new skills that support the act of mindful living (deep breathing, walking meditation, chair yoga, use of mantras).

Presented by Betty Mandeville, Associate Professor of English

4 meetings

Dates: Monday & Wednesday:
August 3, 5, 10 & 12, 2015

Time 9:15-10:30 AM

Lecture #2: The Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement of African-American literature, art, music, and intelligentsia in the 1920’s. Fueled by the Great Migration of African-Americans from the Jim Crow south into major northern urban areas and the patronage of wealthy individuals in the pre-Depression era, this movement involved such figures as Langston Hughes (shown), Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. DuBois, Carl Van Vechten, and Charlotte Osgood Mason. Music of this era was being influenced by Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and Fats Waller, an important contributor to a new style of piano playing called the Harlem Stride. In addition to impacting the arts, the Harlem Renaissance introduced some ideas that would lay the foundation for the Civil Rights Movement era after World War II.

Presented by Deb Moore, Instructor of English

4 meetings

Dates: Monday & Wednesday:
August 3, 5, 10 & 12, 2015

Time 10:45 AM-12:00 PM

Lecture #3: Popular Music and Art: World War I Era

2 meetings for Music

This two-part lecture will provide an overview of the American popular music styles of the World War I era and 1920’s, including such artists as Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Bessie Smith (shown), among others.

Presented by Ben Graves, Instructor of Music & James Story, Associate Professor of Music

Dates: Monday & Wednesday:
August 17, and 19, 2015

Time: 9:15 AM to 10:30 AM

2 meetings for Art

In this portion of the presentation on popular music and art of the World War I era, Claire Hampton will provide a brief overview of the visual arts in the early 20th century with particular attention to responses to World War I, including Dadaists Marcel Duchamp and Hannah Höch (shown), and others such as Otto Dix and Max Beckmann.

Presented by Claire Hampton, Artist and Associate Professor Emeritus

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, August 24 and 26, 2015

Time: 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m

Lecture #4: World War I – The War to End All Wars
  • Prelude to War. What started this great conflict? As European nations built their empires, they also built alliances with each other for mutual protection. These alliances became the tripwire that ignited the war. How did America enter the war when we were pledged to be a neutral nation by President Wilson?
  • Military Artifacts from the Great War. In this session, actual military artifacts will be displayed and footnotes from history will be discussed.
  • The War to End All Wars. This session will deal with the actual fighting methods from machine guns, submarines, tanks, planes and trenches. Strategic battles will be mentioned and how the U.S. played a vital role in the Allied victory “over there”.
  • The Yanks Are Home. What affect did World War I have on the U.S.? When these GI’s came home, they were changed and the country changed too. The death and destruction left a lasting impression on America’s soul and now the U.S. wanted to let the oceans isolate and insulate the country from further conflicts abroad. The war ushered in the “Roaring 20’s” and politicians pledged to lead the country to “Return to Normalcy.”

Presented by Pete Johnson, Instructor of History &

Dr. George Pimentel, Vice President, Academic Affairs

4 meetings

Dates: Monday & Wednesday:
August 17, 19, 24, and 26, 2015

Time: 10:45 AM-12:00 PM


How to Enroll

In Person
Come to the Volunteer State Continuing Education Office, Monday through Friday, 8:00AM-4:30 PM, Building 300, Room 106.

By Phone
Call 615-230-3358. One of our staff will assist you with registration by asking you a few simple questions. Have your credit card ready for course payment.

Online
Go to https://registration.xenegrade.com/volstate At Search, enter KEY

If you have any questions, call Continuing Education at 615-230-3358 or 1-888-335-8722, ext. 3358

KEY Lifelong Learning Lecture Series

FEE: $49.00 per person

The $49.00 fee allows the participant the opportunity to attend one or all four of the lectures scheduled.

LOCATION:

Volunteer State Community College
Wood Campus Center
Mary Cole Nichols Dining Room B

How to Enroll:
In Person: Come to the Volunteer State Continuing Education Office, Monday through Friday, 8:00AM-4:30 PM, Building 300, Room 106.
By Phone: Call 615-230-3358. One of our staff will assist you with registration by asking you a few simple questions. Have your credit card ready for course payment.
Online: Go to https://registration.xenegrade.com/volstate At Search, enter KEY

If you have any questions, call Continuing Education at 615-230-3358 or 1-888-335-8722, ext. 3358