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Want to survive the stock market? Learn about Lincoln? Classes are forming

Want to survive the stock market? Learn about Lincoln?
September 9, 2011

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094

Lisle, Illinois ~Want to learn how to make money in the stock market? Curious about Abraham Lincoln's presidency? Interested in developing a successful business plan?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 adult age 55 and over – is offering classes in stock market investments, the life of Abraham Lincoln, and creating a profitable business plan.

As a system officer at a middle-market bank, Mike Banas has been trained in day-trading, finance, real estate investing and ISO 9000. The presentation, "Surviving the Stock Market," will feature subject matter from Gary Kaminsky's book, "Smarter than the Street," which illustrates what it takes to successfully survive in current stock market. Classes will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on the Tuesdays, September 13, 20 and 27, and October 4, 11 and 18.

Those who attend the classes will pick some stocks and track the price performance for a hypothetical class portfolio, and learn to identify financial matters such as stock market candlestick charts and the investment cycle. The cost is $25.

Stephen Nunes, Ed.D., director of the Center for Lifelong Learning, will discuss Abraham Lincoln's presidency and his performance during the most difficult time in our history when he presents "Abraham Lincoln – The Man and the Myth" from 2:00-3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, September 14, 21 and 28, and Thursdays, September 15, 22 and 29.

This course will attempt to break through the mythology about Lincoln and his presidency to assess the man with all his faults and virtues. The course will include a day trip to the Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield on October 7. The cost is $25 plus trip expenses.

"Creating Your Business Plan" revolves around the "hands-on" creation of a business plan for your new business. Classes will be held from 10:00-11:30 a.m. on Fridays, September 16, 23 and 30, and October 7, 14 and 21.

The sessions will be focused on helping students develop and review key sections of a business plan and view retirement as a gateway to new opportunities. 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 among "America's Top Colleges" by Forbes magazine and as a "Top School in the Midwest - Master's Universities" by U.S. News & World Report.