Interested in current events or historical novels? Classes are forming now
July 12, 2011
Lisle, Illinois ~ Want to discuss current news and headlines from today's newspaper?
The Center for Lifelong Learning at Benedictine University's Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies – which offers non-credit courses of interest for adults age 55 and over – is offering a group discussion on current events and a book discussion on "Terrorists and the Terchova Treasure – In My Brother's Place."
Laurence W. Lewis, a leader in the local United Way and Kiwanis Club, will lead group discussions on current events and news articles from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 20 and 27 and August 3 and 10.
Participants are encouraged to bring current articles and to express their own view, while listening to opposing viewpoints with the understanding that it is an opportunity to share knowledge and to create a forum for informed discussion and openness to other perspectives on a given topic. The cost is $25.
George Banas, author of the historical novel "Terrorists and the Terchova Treasure – In My Brother's Place," is a Vietnam veteran and a former first responder. Banas researched the operation of terrorist and supporting groups for seven years preceding the publication of his book.
The novel covers certain world and national events preceding and following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. With recent events throughout the Middle East, the subject of "Terrorists" will serve as the starting point for group discussions.
Participants will be urged to share their thoughts and bring in recent books, magazines and newspaper articles that have a bearing on evolving events, policies and U.S. strategies in a rapidly changing world. Partisanship and political campaigning will be strongly discouraged.
The group will meet from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 20 and 27 and August 3. The cost is $25.
The Center for Lifelong Learning requires no tests and there are no grades or admission requirements in this non-credit program. The courses are highly interactive discussions of intriguing topics led by Benedictine University and Moser College faculty, visiting experts and center members.
To register online, visit the website at http://www.ben.edu/LifeLongLearning/.
For more information or to register by phone, please contact Natalia Poniatowska at (630) 829-1384 or Stephen Nunes at (630) 829-1372. People can also visit the Moser Center at 1832 Centre Point Circle, Suite 102 in Naperville.
Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 53 undergraduate majors, 13 graduate and four doctorate programs. Benedictine University is ranked as a Top School in the Midwest (11th in Illinois) for Master's Universities, 12th in the Midwest (and sixth in Illinois) for Racial Diversity, and eighth in Illinois for Freshmen Retention for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report.