Scholarly Bites 

Are you looking for a stimulating and social learning experience? Join our local scholars as they expand our thinking, lead us in interesting discussions and engage us in conversation over a bite of lunch. Choose one of two courses. Learn, interact and socialize. Lunch included.

Twinsburg

Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Probe intoan overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine in layman's terms. Understand the different approaches and perspectives on health and disease treatments that were developed before modern day medicines. Yet, they remain effective and relevant today.
Instructor: Ted Smith, BA, Lecturer, Practitioner of The Internal Healing Martial Arts, Student of Religion, Philosophy

CRN: #32927
Tuesday: 2/25 and 3/4/2014 • 11am – 2pm • Fee: $40

Life is for the Birds, or is it?
What do you really know about the lives of common birds and their role in our environment and economy? Do you know the birds when you see them? Can you identify their songs?  Learn educational facts and insights that will enlighten and entertain novice birders or just those who want to understand more about them, where and how to watch them.
Instructor: Chuck Jakubchak, M.A., Author, Certified Naturalist, Lecturer

CRN: #32928

Tuesdays, 3/11 and 3/18/2014 • 11am – 2pm • Fee: $40

What the Local TV News Doesn't Want You to Know
Discover how local TV newsrooms decide what stories to air or how they know who’s watching and when?  Know the real scoop about “breaking news” and “run for your life” weather. Discover the real story behind local ratings.  The answers may surprise you.
Instructor: Jon Loufman, M.S., M.F.A., WOIO CBS-TV Meteorologist

CRN: #32920

Tuesdays, 3/11 and 3/18/2014 • 11am – 2pm • Fee: $40

Asian Thought and Modern Understanding
The Yin and Yang philosophy of Asia maintains that everything is interconnected. As Einstein’s discoveries revealed more about the nature of the universe, they seemed to echo those sentiments: space and time, matter and energy, form and emptiness. The are all interconnected. Our primary sources of ancient spiritual texts will be the Tao Teh Ching and the I Ching from Taoism, the Bhagavad-Gita from Hinduism and the various writings and sayings of Buddha.
Instructor: Ted Smith, B.A, Lecturer, Practitioner of The Internal Healing Martial Arts, Student of Religion, Philosophy

CRN: #32921

Tuesdays, 4/1 and 4/8/2014 • 11am – 2pm • Fee: $40

Hollywood Musicals
Since the advent of "talkies" with the Jazz Singer in the late 1920's,  Hollywood has given us musicals, which are a celebration of dancing and singing. We will follow the development of the musicals from the 1930's to 1980's presenting the world's greatest dancers and singers.
Instructor: Bill Brauning, M.Ed. Pop Culture Historian

CRN: #32934

Tuesdays, 4/1 and 4/8/2014 • 11am – 2pm • Fee: $40

Maria Montessori: Innovator, Educator, Rebel
Maria Montessori was more than Italy's first woman doctor at the beginning of the 20th century; she was a revolutionary educator. Discover her innovative system based on a child's stage of development as well as needs and interests. Understand why her methodology inspires children to awaken what she termed "the inner Teacher" and how it sets a foundation of lifelong learning.
Instructor: Ted Smith, BA, Lecturer, Practitioner of The Internal Healing Martial Arts, Student of Religion, Philosophy

CRN: #32929

Tuesdays, 4/15 and 4/22/2014 • 11am – 2pm • Fee: $40

Leonardo DaVinci-Welcome to the 21st Centry
Explore the mind of a 15th century man. His knowledge of the natural world and talent to fuse science and art would make him a 21st century scholar. Hear about his multi-talented life and his artistic “science projects” as we attempt to discover why he truly deserves to be called a “Renaissance Man”.
Instructor: Maria Sprafka, MA, Educator, Lecturer

CRN: #32935
Tuesdays, 4/15 and 4/22/2014 • 11am – 2pm • Fee: $40




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