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Community Ed

The Gettysburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, invites you to participate in its Community Education Days. With more than 15 sessions available, you will be able to expand your knowledge in the arts, politics, history, finances, improve your computer skills, and learn more about your local community!

When: Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Community Education Days are $49 per person and includes morning refreshments, a boxed lunch and the choice of three class sessions.

Please download your registration form here (pdf)

  • 8:30 - 9 a.m. (Check-in, coffee and donuts)
  • 9 - 10:30 a.m. ( SESSION 1 ):

I Didn't Know that Was Shakespeare - TV and Movies - (80928)
Intimidated by Shakespeare?  Or think he’s not for you?  This session will introduce you to Shakespeare through movies and TV shows that you may not know were based on his works.  Highlights include Forbidden Planet, Lost, Breaking Bad, Strange Brew, Moonlighting, West Side Story, The Parent Trap, 10 Things I Hate About You, House of Cards, and more.
Instructor:  Michael Corradino, Campus Dean, HACC Lancaster Campus, Room 137

Canalling through History on the C&O Canal - (80929)
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal runs along the Maryland shore next to the Potomac River – over 184 miles from Cumberland, MD to Washington, DC.  This national park is a scenic hiking and biking trail, but it is also filled with lots of stories.  Learn how the C&O Canal was conceived, built and functioned.  Hear the interesting stories of lockkeepers, canallers and construction workers.
Instructor:  James Rada, Jr., Room 134


Natural Living with Plant Based Products - (80930)
In today’s world, some of the most dangerous things that affect our health are things we willingly expose ourselves to on a daily basis.  In fact, you might be completely oblivious to the fact that the products we use in our everyday lives could be the very things that are contributing to why we're sick, shy we have health problems, why we struggle emotionally, and why we are not living a life full of wellness, purpose, and abundance.  In this session, we will explore how essential oils can help offset some of these dangerous and toxic products that we use on a daily basis.
Instructor:  Jessica Lancaster, Room 136

 

Everyday Creativity – (80931)
This session will explore how you can look at the ordinary and see the extraordinary.  Learn how to ignite a passion that will give you the energy needed to creatively tackle the challenges before you.  Based on the program of Dewitt Jones, photographer for National Geographic for 30+ years, we will have discussion and exercises that will help people look at the ordinary every day and see the extraordinary.
Instructor:  Ruthmary McIlhenny, Former HACC Faculty, Room 135
 

Monument Madness – The Creation of the Memorial Landscape at Gettysburg LECTURE (80932)
This lecture will detail the creation of the memorial landscape at Gettysburg National Military Park from the early beginnings in the nineteenth century to today.  Who put the monuments here?  Who paid for the monuments?  What do the monuments commemorate?  These and other questions will be addressed in the lecture and in the field program that is offered in both Session II and Session III.  The HACC bus will take participants to the battlefield during those sessions.
Instructor:  Charles C. Fennell, HACC History Faculty, Room 145
 
 

  • 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ( SESSION II ):

Get Your Book Published – (80933)
Everyone has a story that they want to tell.  In this session, you will learn the pros and cons of self-publishing and if it’s appropriate for you.  Explore the differences between self-publishing, vanity publishing and print on demand.  Find out how to take your story, make it look professional, and then get your book into bookstores. 
Instructor:  James Rada, Jr., Room 134


More Human than Human?  How Monsters from Literature and Cinema Teach Us about the Human Condition – (80941)
Monsters have long been defined by literature and cinema as creatures with inhuman qualities.  With particular attention to the disfigurement, size, and other, more fantastical teratological features, monsters are often considered things to be feared or conquered.  But what if our perspective on monsters is all wrong?  What if monsters are not the things to be feared?  What if the thing to be feared is ourselves?  This lecture will point to popular monster myths in literature and cinema and examine the surprisingly human characteristics and experiences that can be useful in better understanding the human condition. 
Instructor:  Tara Stillions Whitehead, HACC English Faculty, Room 137
 

The Origin of Friday the 13th (80935)
Ever wonder why Friday the 13th has such a negative connotation?  This session will take you through the history of Friday the 13th and the origins of western society’s cultural aversion to this particular day.  Learn about the players, including King Phillip II of France, the Knights Templar, and Pope Clement V, as well as the disagreements that led to the finale on Friday the 13th, 1307. 
Instructor:  Michael McCloskey, HACC History Faculty, Room 145
 

History of the Eisenhower National Historic Site – (80936)
A history of the Gettysburg home and farm purchased by Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower in 1951.  Learn about their original plans to use the residence as a retirement home, postponed by Ike's election as President of the United States.  The farm subsequently served as a retreat and "temporary White House" following Ike's heart attack in 1955 and throughout the rest of his presidency.  The session will include a DVD tour and commentary of the Eisenhower National Historical Site.
Instructor: Ruthmary McIlhenny, Trustee of the Eisenhower Society and National Historic Site Volunteer, Room 135
 

Monument Madness – The Creation of the Memorial Landscape at Gettysburg FIELD PROGRAM (80937)
Choose one of two field programs in conjunction with the Session I lecture of Monument Madness.  The field program will continue to provide detail on the creation of the memorial landscape at Gettysburg National Military Park from the early beginnings in the nineteenth century to today.  Participants will board the HACC bus, accompanied by the instructor, and travel to various monuments on the battlefield.  Seating is limited and will be assigned on a first come basis.  This field program is limited to 14 people from the lecture in Session I or open seats as available. 
Instructor:  Charles C. Fennell, HACC History Faculty.  Meet in The HUB

  • 12:15 - 1 p.m. LUNCH


     
  • 1 - 2:30 p.m. ( SESSION III ):

Starting Your Family Tree – (80934)
Have you always wanted to build your own family tree?  This session will provide discussion on the process of creating your family tree and researching your ancestors.  Learn about the history of genealogy, how it has evolved and why it is studied.  Explore the basics of a family tree, including different genealogies, how to get started, and tools to create a good family tree.  Hands on instruction using computer technology will show how to research your ancestors through web sites and public records, including those at the Adams County Historical Society.
Instructors:  Timothy H. Smith & Andrew I. Dalton, Collections Managers, Adams County Historical Society, Room 120B

 

American Idioms – (80938)
A whimsical discussion of colloquialisms and insight into American idioms and humor.  Participants will learn the definition of idioms, phrases, sayings and expression and where idioms originated.  Discussion will include defining cliches, as well as some of the idioms used every day, through the explanation and history of the phrase.
Instructor: Ruthmary McIlhenny, Former HACC Adjunct Faculty, Room 135

 

The Munich Pact – (80939)
In September 1938, the world stood on the brink of war.  The young, democratic nation of Czechoslovakia stood ready to be dismembered by the Nazi Germany.  All that stood between Czechoslovakia and Adolf Hitler’s war machine were the western powers, France and Great Britain.  Learn the reasons for the development of appeasement and the “selling out” of Czechoslovakia.  Also explore new theories that argue that the Munich Pact was strategically the best decision the west could make. 
Instructor: Robert Malick, HACC History Faculty, Room 145
 

CHOICES?! But I'm Not Sure! - (80940)
“I am retiring, I wonder if I should stay in my home or relocate to a different lifestyle and more carefree life?”  Many have and are asking themselves this question.  A retiring or potentially retiring consumer should become aware of as many of the “Choices” available.  This presentation is offered to assist interested persons in securing information concerning several of these choices when approaching or living in the elder years.  Explore some of the popular choices, including staying at home and community living, plus an evaluation method for comparing different communities.
Instructors: Sue and Rich Harley, Room 134

 

Monument Madness – The Creation of the Memorial Landscape at Gettysburg FIELD PROGRAM (80942)
Choose one of two field programs in conjunction with the Session I lecture of Monument Madness.  The field program will continue to provide detail on the creation of the memorial landscape at Gettysburg National Military Park from the early beginnings in the nineteenth century to today.  Participants will board the HACC bus, accompanied by the instructor, and travel to various monuments on the battlefield.  Seating is limited and will be assigned on a first come basis.  This field program is limited to 14 people from the lecture in Session I or open seats as available.  
Instructor:  Charles C. Fennell, HACC History Faculty. Meet in The HUB

 

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