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Interested the Holocaust? Financial investments? Writing an autobiography?

Interested the Holocaust? Financial investments? Writing an autobiography?
July 18, 2011

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094

Lisle, Illinois ~ Want to learn more about the horrific events of the Holocaust and the issue of genocide? How to address your financial goals? What made Abraham Lincoln such an honorable president? How to write about your experiences in an autobiography?

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 a number of topics of interest to adult learners.

Stephen Nunes, Ph.D., director of the Center for Lifelong Learning, will address the tragedies of the Holocaust and the genocides of Dafur, Rwanda and Cambodia when he presents "The Holocaust: How? Why?" from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Thursdays, July 28. August 4 and 11.

Nunes will show how some of the most horrific events in modern history hit closer to home than one might think. The cost is $25.

With more than 25 years of professional money management experience, Frank V. Sayers, president of  Sayers Wealth Management Group, Inc., will help address financial goals and how to achieve them through portfolio development when he presents "The Fundamentals of Investing – Building a Portfolio and Managing Risk" from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Mondays, August 1, 8, 15 and 22.

This illustrated presentation provides financial topics such as safety and risk factors, income vs. growth, liquidity and diversification. The cost is $25.

James Weren, a retired commercial artist, uses illustrations to enhance history and help individuals learn something new. Through drawings of the many interesting and colorful people with whom Abraham Lincoln dealt, the story of this amazing man becomes that much more enjoyable in the presentation of "Lincoln, Commander and Chief" from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 8.

Participants will experience a glimpse of Lincoln's daily dealings with politicians, generals, inventors, bureaucrats, lobbyists, diplomats, congressmen and his cabinet. The cost is $10.

Rita A. Dougherty, a former university instructor of English composition and co-writer of the monthly "Daily Herald," will assist students in writing about the many experiences in their lives when she presents "Writing your Autobiography" from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, August 2 and 9.

Learning how to write your own autobiography allows past experiences to become your history, which you might like to share with your siblings, your children and others. 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.