Thursday, August 9, 2018

Coming right up!

Events are in the forecast for the waning days of summer. Be sure these great member-benefit events are on your calendar. And if you're not a member, now's the time to sign up so you can take advantage of these events! Click the "Taking Classes" tab for all the info.


On August 29, Dr. Anne Pooler addresses a hot-button item: "Citizenship: A Community Conversation." 10:00 AM, Donald P. Corbett Hall, University of Maine. Registration is requied.

On September 12, it's our big party: members' Annual Luncheon and Meeting. Melissa Huston of Good Shepherd Food Bank will be the guest speaker. 11:15 at Spectacular Events Center. Again, registration is required. 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Citizenship: A Community Conversation

One-day Event, August 29
10:00 AM, Donald P. Corbett Hall 105, Uof Maine
Dr. Anne Pooler

Citizenship is a dynamic, evolving right of individuals in the United States.  Each generation faces core principles, values, and responsibilities that define who we are as citizens.  We will take a brief “jog” through history to remind us of different groups who have sought citizenship and the circumstances that propelled their immigration.  Our conversation will focus on the concept of citizenship today with all its rights and responsibilities.

Anne Pooler retired as the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Maine and previously served as Associate Dean and a faculty member for many years.  Early in her career she was a high school history and government teacher.  She has served on multiple community boards and is currently Chair of Acadia Hospital Board and Chair of the Committee on Judicial responsibility and Disability.
  
This program will be free of charge and open to members and guests. Enrollment is limited to 40 so registration is important and members will be registered first.

To register please call 992-0118 and leave the names of participants as well as your email and phone number.  Acknowledgement by email or phone will be made approximately one week prior to the event.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

One-Day Events, coming right up!

One-Day Events are a member benefit at PVSC, though if space permits, guests are sometimes invited.

Two events are coming up in August:

August 1
"What is Cancer? and Melanoma and Pigmented Lesions of the Skin, presented by John S. Kaiser, MD." Dr. Kaiser will provide an introduction to cancer (types, treatments, causes). He'll also discuss causes, early detection, and treatments for those nasty skin cancers. Call 992-0118 to register.

August 29
Topic to be determined. The speaker is Dr. Anne Pooler, retired Dean of the College of Education, University of Maine. Watch your mailbox/email inbox for information about this program.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Supreme Court wrap-up


Sol Goldman's discussions of ongoing Supreme Court cases make up one of our most popular courses. This year Sol offered a special summer follow-up to this spring's court decisions. With the Court seemingly entering a new stage, this One-Day Event was eagerly attended.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Learning for fun and stimulation




Senior College is always fun, whether we're in class, taking part in a One-Day Event, or just chatting with new friends. And we're always stretching our minds, exploring new topics or digging deeper into old ones.

While we celebrate summer, we know that fall will be along soon, bringing our Annual Meeting and Luncheon (above) and a new slate of courses. To whet your appetite, here are some scenes from past classes.