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Community Ed

HACC, Gettysburg Campus presents Community Education Day
Oct. 12, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Community Education Day features coffee and donuts, a bagged lunch and three class selections.
Review the course offerings for each session time and choose a first and second choice.

8:30-9 a.m. (CHECK IN / COFFEE AND DONUTS)
 

9-10:30 a.m. (SESSION I)
 

America’s Orchard – the Local, Regional and National Impacts of Adams County’s Fruit Belt and Its Future (90888)
Learn why the Adams County Fruit Belt is considered “America’s Orchard,” and its history and importance to the local, regional and national economy. Learn about the changes and innovations moving this industry forward in the future.
Instructor: Bicky Redman, Senior Planner II– Environmental Services, and Mark Clowney, Senior Rural Development Planner, Adams County Office of Planning & Development
Room 146

Boosting Morale in Tough Times: Lessons from Churchill (90890)
In times of change people lose focus and waste their emotional energy. Dealing with emotions, from anger to loss of interest, requires leaders to ramp up their communications to help people re-engage with a higher purpose. Through historic examples from Winston Churchill in World War II, you will learn communications tools that are relevant today. By comparison with the shortages of war-time England, your problems might even seem manageable. So step back in time and study the master of communications.
Instructor: Antigoni Ladd, Curriculum Director, Tigrett Leadership Academy
Room 135

5 Keys to Retiring Fearlessly – (90891)
Discover five keys to unlocking a retirement where you can have more confidence in your ability to achieve your goals.
Instructor: Joseph R. Lohuis, Financial Associate
Room 122

The Climate Crisis and Its Solutions– (90899)
With glaciers melting, oceans rising, and record high temperatures, we know humanity must act boldly to solve the climate crisis. The good news is that around the world individuals and countries are working to create a safe, sustainable, and prosperous future powered by clean energy. A clean energy revolution is accelerating planet-wide. Join this presentation and discussion of the causes and impacts of climate change, and the sustainable future that is within our reach.
Instructor: Bill Hartzell, Faculty, Biology and Environmental Science, HACC Gettysburg
Room 138


10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (SESSION II)
 

America’s Orchard – the Local, Regional and National Impacts of Adams County’s Fruit Belt and Its Future- (90893)
Learn why the Adams County Fruit Belt is considered “America’s Orchard,” and its history and importance to the local, regional and national economy. Learn about the changes and innovations moving this industry forward in the future.
Instructor: Bicky Redman, Senior Planner II– Environmental Services, Adams County Office of Planning & Development
Room 146

Are There Common Threads in Religious Experience?- (90894)
The Philosopher John Wisdom tells the story of two folks walking. They see a plot of ground but disagree, "What a lovely garden this must have been. One friend claims. This must be a garden." The other friend shakes his head. "No there is no garden or gardener." One sees order and the other just chance. Even the neighbors don't know. Let's have a friendly walk with Rudolf Otto. Even when we have differing views about the roots of religious belief, we can find common threads. I hope.
Instructor: Dr. Thomas J. Joyce, Former HACC Instructor
Room 135

The Great Commoner in Gettysburg – (90895)
Come meet the controversial Thaddeus Stevens (b.1792- d.1868) who leaves a strong continuing legacy in the historic town where he resided and practiced law for nearly three decades. Who was this colorful and humorously cantankerous, prominent legislator called also “the Dictator of the House” and “POTUS 17.5.” Discover the intrigue and the scandals that account for how Stevens became, until very recently, “the most famous ‘unknown’ person in U.S. history.”
Instructor: George Muschamp, Ph.D., HACC Theatre Faculty
Room 122

The Great War: On Screen and In Print – (90896)
As the 100th anniversary of the “War to End All Wars” approaches, let’s take a look back at some of the books and movies that have shaped our perceptions. The global cataclysm of WWI defined the 20th century – does it impact us today?
Instructors: Alyce Gray, HACC Reference and Instruction Librarian
Room 138
 

12:15-1 p.m. LUNCH
 

1-2:30 p.m. (SESSION III)
 

Historic Homes and Grounds Tour at the Seton Shrine - (90897)
Visit a national shrine in Emmitsburg, MD, that is a historic and religious site of the first native-born American saint, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Whether you're interested in history, art, or the outdoors, you will find it at the Seton Shrine while discovering this incredible woman's story and the inspirational life and legacy that lives on in her name. This lecture will be a 60 minutes guided tour that includes two historic homes that Elizabeth Ann Seton lived in as well as the Basilica. Bus transportation will be provided. Tour will return at approximately 3 PM.
Instructors: Bridgett Bassler, Education Coordinator and Lisa Donahue, Docent Guide
HUB

Why Monsters Matter – (90898)
Monsters serve a purpose greater than many of us realize, and if we look closely at literary and pop culture representations, we can see that we owe a good deal of our hope, ability to cope, and humanness to their portrayals. From vampires to zombies, in this session, attendees will engage in a discussion of horror, the grotesque, and why monsters matter to us in the most unlikely ways.
Instructor: Tara Stillions Whitehead, MFA, HACC English Professor
Room 117

Fuel for the Fire: Invention Techniques for Creative Writing – (90892)
Do you have the urge to write but do not know where to start? This workshop will help you take that creative spark and turn it into words on the page! Practical invention techniques and helpful exercises will be presented, which you can then use at home in your own writing practice. This will be a “pens-on” workshop, as we will practice some strategies together and discuss our experiences.
Instructor: Rachel Glover, HACC English Faculty
Room 146

Servant Leadership – Home, Community, Agency – (90900)
This session will introduce the concept of Servant Leadership and contrast this with more traditional leadership styles. Learn why the technical experts are often not the ones who rise to the top. Understand how to “reverse the pyramid” and how servant leadership can be applied in your personal life at home, in your community, or in your company or agency.
Instructor: Keith A. Welsh, LCSW
Room 135

Community Education Day Registration Form (pdf)

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming 2019 Community Education Days:
March 15, 2019
June 5, 2019
Oct. 11, 2019

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