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Interested in American government? Dreams? Writing? Classes forming now

Interested in American government? Dreams? Writing? Classes forming now
August 12, 2011

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094

Lisle, Illinois ~ Want to learn the meaning of dreams? Exercise your creative talents through writing? How to make money in the stock market during these challenging times?Center for Lifelong Learning 2

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 classes in understanding our legal system, interpretation of dreams, and creative writing techniques.

With more than 30 years of experience as a senior manager with the Government Accountability Office and specialized training in public policy evaluation, John Rose will give participants an understanding of our government in order to prepare for the upcoming 2012 elections. "American Government" will be held on Wednesdays, September 7 and 14, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

These sessions will introduce participants to a clearer view of the foundations, players and critical issues of our government. The cost is $25.

JoAnne Wesley Hassler, a certified spiritual director from the Haden Institute in North Carolina, will lead the class in recalling, recording and "unpacking" dreams based on the work of Jeremy Taylor from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Mondays, September 12, 19 and 26.

As a group, participants will learn to honor the dreamer as the final authority on the meaning of the dream. The cost is $25.

Terry Sak, Associate Dean of the Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies at Benedictine, will help participants produce works of interest and creativity through writing when she presents "Creative Writing" from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Mondays, September 12, 19 and 26.

Participants will learn to use different strategies and story starters to write for the sheer joy of producing works of self expression. Time will be provided for writing and sharing one's work. 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.