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FALL 2021COURSE CATALOG

LifeLong LearningFall 2021 ProgramsAbout UsThe Springfield College Institute for LifeLong Learning was established in 1989. Membership in the Institute will help satisfyyour passion for learning. The Institute offers spring and fall semester classes on current affairs, film, books, and a varietyof other subjects of interest to an inquiring mind. Classes are held on the Springfield College campus, virtually, and otherlocal venues. The LifeLong Learning (LLL) program also offers occasional receptions, field trips, and travel to encourage anatmosphere of camaraderie and companionship while learning about topics of interest to those who are 55 and older.The Institute is part of the Regional and Online Programs at Springfield College. One fee includes access to all LifeLongLearning class sessions. Additional fees apply for some activities as noted.Fall 2021 features a wonderful array of offerings from Sept. 15 through Nov. 23 for the discerning person. Some of our mostpopular instructors return with new offerings to share, and our new instructors offer other topics or perspectives aimed tostimulate your thinking and expand your knowledge. The spring 2022 program is still being finalized and will be shared withmembers once completed.It is with gratitude that the Institute staff thanks all instructors in the LifeLong Learning program who generously volunteertheir time and expertise to present these classes and sessions to our members.Membership Fee Individual: 65 per semester Couples: 100 per semesterBenefits of Membership Enrollment in all LLL classesPriority registration for all LLL tripsAccess to the Harold C. Smith Learning CommonsFree campus parkingRegistration ProtocolRegistration for all classes and events is required. You may register for as many classes as you plan to attend, but please do not “over” register. If you sign up for a classwith limited enrollment and find that you cannot attend, please notify the Institute staff as early as possible by emailingLifeLong Learning at lifelonglearning@springfield.edu. There is almost always a waiting list, and we can give the nextperson in line an opportunity to attend. The Institute staff reserves the right to limit course registration due to classroom space limitations or due to the natureof the course. The Institute staff reserves the right to cancel classes if circumstances require.- Illness of the instructor- Poor weather Every attempt will be made to notify members by email or telephone if a class is cancelled.There are three ways you can register for classes this semester:1. By mail: Please complete the registration form (the last two pages of this brochure) and mail it with a check made outto Springfield College to Learning in Later Life, Springfield College, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 011092. By email: lifelonglearning@springfield.edu3. Attend the kickoff breakfast Monday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m.Location: Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, 807 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01109

Fall 2021Program DescriptionsPage 1

I. Positive Psychology:Containers and CardsDuring this time of uncertainty, there are manybeautiful as well as stressful things. This workshopinvites individuals to learn how to use techniquesfrom both positive therapy and art therapy to copewith the uncertainty. Participants will work withgraduate students to create special containers tokeep things safe as well as making special collagedcards for themselves and others.Instructor: Simone Alter-Muri, PhD, Professor ofArt Therapy/Counseling, Springfield CollegeDate:Tuesday, Sept. 14Time:4:15-5:30 p.m.Location: Springfield College, Brennan Center,Room No. 8II. Mindfall Meditation SessionPoor sleep is a common problem that can affectone’s health and quality of life. This 90-minute trainingsession will present evidence-based practices thatcan be readily applied to improve sleep. First, it willprovide sleep hygiene recommendations formaking easy behavioral and environmental changes.Second, it will provide training in a simple 15-minutemeditation that incorporates deep breathing andvisualization while participants have eyes closedand sit comfortably. Sleep hygiene and meditationtogether can significantly improve sleep quality.Instructor: Alicia Dugan, PhD, Assistant Professorof Medicine, UConn HealthDate:Monday, Sept. 20Time:9-10:30 a.m.Location: Loomis Lakeside at Reeds LandingIII. Around the World with AnushFast and furious all within a week. Due to Anush’stravels in the fall, she will share her travel adventuresjust about every other day. Anush has traveled to all193 United Nations countries, and to 301 of the 329Travelers Century Club Countries and principal islandsof the world. Most recently, she traveled to all 63 U.S.National Parks!Page 2Instructor: Anush DawidjanDates:Wednesday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Oct. 1(Session 1: Prison Wall Stories)Monday, Oct. 4(Session 2: Volunteer Super Bowl)Wednesday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 8(Session 3: Travel to Socota)Time:1-3 p.m.Location: Springfield College, Brennan Center,Room No. 8IV. How Should We Assess theBiden Presidency?In one of the most unusual presidential transitions ever,Biden is sailing in uncharted waters. How successfulhas he been in achieving his agenda? We will considerthe party composition of Congress, the fractured bodypolitic, and the intransigent nature of the problemsfacing him.Instructor: Daniel Russell, Professor of Political Science,Springfield CollegeDate:Tuesday, Oct. 12Time:9:30-11 a.m.Location: Loomis Lakeside at Reeds LandingV. Fall Nature Walk at the Fort RiverNature Trail(Limit 25 participants)Fall marks the period when animals and plants beginpreparations to deal with the demands of winter.The most noticeable sign of this is the changing colorof leaves on plants, and especially deciduous trees.This magic captures what fall is about for mostNew Englanders.Our field trip to Fort River, with environmental historianDietrich Schlobohm will focus on the how and why ofthese changes. Participants will enjoy the feast whichnature presents to their senses at this beautiful timeof year. The Fort River Trail in Hadley, Mass., is about35-40 minutes from Springfield College. It is a beautifultrail about 1.2 miles long, very level and very easy towalk on. It meanders through a variety of habitats:grassland, old field, young forest, flood plain forest,

wetlands, and the Fort River. Much of the walk is ona board walk. It is also an excellent place for birding.Instructor: Dietrich Schlobohm, PhD, Emeritus Professorof History, Springfield CollegeDate:Monday, Oct. 18Time:10 a.m. to NoonLocation: Fort River Nature Trail in Hadley, Mass.General Directions: Take Interstate 91 to Northamptonto the Coolidge Bridge and then onto Route 9 east fora short while. Turn right on to Bay Road, and then later,make a left turn on to Moody Bridge Road and continue to the nature trail, which will be on your left. Formore specific directions, consult Google or your GPS.VI. American PoetsEd Dibble will return to the classroom this fall tocontinue his series on American poets, with readingsfrom Billy Collins, Poet Laureate in 2001. If timepermits, some of Langston Hughes’ poems will alsotake the stage. Come share Ed’s love of the writtenword as he once again takes us on a journey of hopeand aspiration.Instructor:Date:Time:Location:Edward DibbleThursday, Oct. 2810:30 a.m. to NoonReed’s Landing at Loomis LakesideVII. Colonial American History—Part 5Part 5 of our course will begin with a brief review ofthe main themes covered in Parts 1 to 4: First humansettlers in North America, Native American culturesand civilizations before the Contact Period, the ContactPeriod, the Columbian Exchange, early colonization ofAmerica, and the Plymouth and Jamestown mindsetor bias. We will go on to explore the religious-basedMassachusetts Bay Colony and the economic-basedVirginia Colony. If time allows, we will examine theinstitution of slavery.Instructor: Dietrich Schlobohm, PhD, Emeritus Professorof History, Springfield CollegeDates:Tuesdays, Nov. 9, 16, and 23Time:10-11:30 a.m.Location: Springfield College, Brennan Center,Room 125VIII. Film Classics Fall 2021After a year and a half of worry and confinement, it willbe a joy to see old friends, and hopefully many newfriends, as we view three films: two film noirs and oneromantic drama.Instructor:Dates:Time:Location:Jane LandonThursdays, Nov. 4, 11, and 181-3:30 p.m.Springfield College, Brennan Center,Room No. 8Film 1 (Nov. 4): The Postman Always Rings Twice.One of the best of the film noirs, this one starsLana Turner and John Garfield and a wonderfulsupporting cast. It’s the story of a drifter who findsa job at a garage/diner owned by an older manand his very young wife. The drifter and the wifequickly fall in love and they plan all sorts of schemesto rid the wife of her husband. This film is based onthe 1934 James Cain novel, and for a long time wasn’tfilmed due to the strict moral codes for movies.Film 2 (Nov. 11): Rope.It’s a psychological crime thriller directed by AlfredHitchcock based on the 1929 play by Patrick Hamilton.It stars James Stewart, John Dall, and Farley Granger.The original play was inspired by the real-life murderof 14-year-old Bobby Franks in 1924 by University ofChicago students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb.Film 3 (Nov. 18): The Clock.This is a romantic World War II drama starringJudy Garland and Robert Walker and directed byVincente Minnelli. This was Garland’s first dramaticrole as well as her first starring vehicle in which shedid not sing. Robert Walker plays a small-town soldieron a 48-hour leave who meets Garland’s character incrowded Penn Station. She asks where he is going,and he asks to accompany her home on a doubledecker bus and they make stops at landmarks shepoints out along the way. He asks her to meet himthat evening under the clock at the Astor Hotel.Page 3

IX. Wellness Workshop SeriesX. Talking BooksThe undergraduate art therapy pre-practicum classwill be offering a series of four wellness, art-basedworkshops to the LifeLong Learning community.We are excited to think about and explore ourindividual wellness through creative mediums together.As a classroom community, we will explore how simpleart practices can enhance our daily wellbeing. We willbe approaching our creative endeavors through astrength-based lens, and we will adhere to the motto,“There are no wrong answers in art!” Participants donot need to have prior art experience and shouldcome prepared to experiment with art materials andready to create art.(Limit 20 participants)Leader:Kaye Shaddock, Adjunct FacultyArt Therapy/Counseling Program,Springfield CollegeDates:Four-day Workshop: Mondays,Nov. 1, 8, 15, and 22Time:1:30-3 pm.Location: Springfield College, Brennan Center,Room No. 8Catherine Banks returns to lead a group of avidreaders to discuss books that they have read andrecommend and to discuss the book assigned tothat session by sharing their opinions, their likes,and dislikes. Please note that the first book assignedis The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from theBorder by Francisco Cantú.Instructor: Catherine Banks, Retired Associate Deanof Students, Springfield CollegeTime:10-11:30 a.m.Session 1: Monday, Oct. 11Springfield College, Brennan Center,Room No. 1The Line Becomes A River: Dispatchesfrom the Border by Francisco CantúSession 2: Monday, Oct. 25Springfield College, Brennan Center,Room No. 1The Alice Network by Kate QuinnSession 3: Wednesday, Nov. 17Springfield College, Brennan Center,Room No. 8Home Fires by Kamila ShamsieQuestions or Concerns?Contact lifelonglearning@springfield.edu.Notes:1. You will notice that there are several sessions with size limits. The size of the class is limited by space in the classroomor request of the instructor, based on the activity.2. You will receive a LifeLong Learning identification card upon registration. It is a non-picture card for internal purposes.You will still need your license or state picture ID in some cases, such as accessing the Harold C. Smith Learning Commons.3. With your registration, you will receive two guest passes to be used at your discretion for any class that does not have limits.4. A parking permit is available upon registration.5. Please take note of the fees associated with the art-related classes, but do not pay until you are notified that youare registered.6. Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing parking now includes spaces in the front marked “Visitor.” Loomis staff is generouslyoffering valet parking at this location for the larger classes. Please be sure to register for any classes held at this locationso that the staff can adequately provide parking/valet for our members.Page 4

LifeLong Learning Fall 2021Membership and Registration FormMember 1: Last Name First NameMember 2: Last Name First NameAddressCity State ZipPhone Email AddressNew member YesReturning member YesI am 55 years old or older. Yes NoRegistration for programs 65Annual membership fee, single: 65 100Annual membership fee, couple: 100Fees: Art Promoting Wellness: 5, Art Making: 5, Watercolor: 5Defer Payment Donation to the Marilyn Cohen Spirit Award for Physician Assistant (optional)This award was established by the LLL Advisory Committee in memoryof founding member Marilyn Cohen, who was instrumental in the establismentof the LifeLong Learning program. She also was supportive of the health sciencesprograms at Springfield College. The Marilyn Cohen Scholarship is awardedto a student in the physician assistant program.Shown at left: Springfield College physician assistant student Christopher Brodeurreceivng the Marilyn Cohen Spirit Award from LifeLong Learning AdvisoryCommittee member Catherine Banks. Donation to support the LifeLong Learning program. (optional)TOTAL:Check enclosed payable to Springfield College Yes NoPlease fill out both sides of this form and mail it with your check (payable to Springfield College), to Springfield College,LifeLong Learning, 263 Alden St., Springfield, MA 01109, or bring it and your check with you to register in person.Keep a copy of this registration for your reference during the semester.

LifeLong Learning Fall 2021 Class SelectionCheck the box at the right after each offering for which you want to register. Please register only for those sessions you reallyintend to attend. Submit this page for in-person or mail-in registration.Your NameClass SessionLocationDateTimeRegistration BreakfastLoomis LakesideMon., Sept. 1310-11:30 a.m.I. Positive PsychologyBrennan, Room 8Tues., Sept. 154:15-5:30 p.m.II. Mindfall MeditationLoomis LakesideMon., Sept. 209-10:30 a.m.Session 1: Prison WallsBrennan, Room 8Wed., Sept. 29, Fri., Oct. 11-3 p.m.Session 2: VolunteerBrennan, Room 8Mon., Oct. 41-3 p.m.Session 3: TravelBrennan, Room 8Wed., Oct. 6, Fri., Oct. 81-3 p.m.IV. Biden PresidencyLoomis LakesideTues., Oct. 129:30-11 a.m.V. Fall Nature WalkHadley, Mass.*Mon., Oct. 1810 a.m. to NoonVI. American PoetsLoomis LakesideThu., Oct. 289-11:30 a.m.VII. Colonial American HistoryBrennan Center, Room 125Tues., Nov 9, 16, and 2310-11:30 a.m.VIII. Film ClassicsBrennan, Room 8Thu., Nov 4, 11, and 181-3:30 p.m.IX. Wellness Workshop SeriesBrennan, Room 8Nov 1, 8, 15, and 221:30-3:30 p.m.Session 1Brennan, Room 1Mon., Oct. 1110-11:30 a.m.Session 2Brennan, Room 1Mon., Oct. 2510-11:30 a.m.Session 3Brennan, Room 8Wed., Nov. 1710-11:30 a.m.III. Around the World with AnushX. Talking Books* Fort River Nature TrailCheck

Your LifeLong Learning Fall 2021 Class SummaryCheck the sessions you’ve chosen to attend and keep this page for your records.Class SessionLocationDateTimeRegistration BreakfastLoomis LakesideMon., Sept. 1310-11:30 a.m.I. Positive PsychologyBrennan, Room 8Tues., Sept. 154:15-5:30 p.m.II. Mindfall MeditationLoomis LakesideMon., Sept. 209-10:30 a.m.Session 1: Prison WallsBrennan, Room 8Wed., Sept. 29, Fri., Oct. 11-3 p.m.Session 2: VolunteerBrennan, Room 8Mon., Oct. 41-3 p.m.Session 3: TravelBrennan, Room 8Wed., Oct. 6, Fri., Oct. 81-3 p.m.IV. Biden PresidencyLoomis LakesideTues., Oct. 129:30-11 a.m.V. Fall Nature WalkHadley, Mass.*Mon., Oct. 1810 a.m. to NoonVI. American PoetsLoomis LakesideThu., Oct. 289-11:30 a.m.VII. Colonial American HistoryBrennan Center, Room 125Tues., Nov 9, 16, and 2310-11:30 a.m.VIII. Film ClassicsBrennan, Room 8Thu., Nov 4, 11, and 181-3:30 p.m.IX. Wellness Workshop SeriesBrennan, Room 8Nov 1, 8, 15, and 221:30-3:30 p.m.Session 1Brennan, Room 1Mon., Oct. 1110-11:30 a.m.Session 2Brennan, Room 1Mon., Oct. 2510-11:30 a.m.Session 3Brennan, Room 8Wed., Nov. 1710-11:30 a.m.CheckIII. Around the World with AnushX. Talking Books* Fort River Nature Trail, Hadley, Mass.General Directions: Take Interstate 91 to Northampton to the Coolidge Bridge and then onto Route 9 east for a short while.Turn right on to Bay Road, and then later, make a left turn on to Moody Bridge Road and continue to the nature trail, whichwill be on your left. For more specific directions, consult Google or your GPS.

CAMPUS IONS28274140252939Shillingsford Street4726eetSheffield StrEaststerern Avenue2711183830483745313235463634331.Alumni House2. Health Sciences Center3. Graduate Village4. Senior Suites5. Townhouses6. Stagg Field7.Art Linkletter Natatorium8. Wellness Center9. Field House10. Athletic Training/Exercise Science Facility11. Physical Education Complex/Blake Arena/James Naismith Court12. Appleton Tennis Courts13. Blake Track14. Irv Schmid Sports Complex15. Potter Softball Field16. Athletic Annex17. Towne Student Health Center18. Archie Allen Baseball Field/Aschermann Family Ability Field19. Weiser Hall20. Harold C. Smith Learning Commons21. Blake Hall22. Living Center23. Locklin Hall24. Kakley Graduate Annex25. Public Safety26. Center for Leadershipand Civic Engagement27. Facilities Management28. Stitzer Welcome Centerat Judd Gymnasia (Admissions)33. International Hall34. Reed Hall35. Massasoit Hall36. Power Plant37. Alumni Hall38. Marsh Memorial39. Administration Building40. Richard B. Flynn Campus Union41. Abbey-Appleton Hall42. Lakeside Hall43. Gulick Hall44. President’s Residence45. Brennan Center29. Cheney Hall46. East Campus/Pueblo30. Schoo-Bemis Science Center47. Child Development Center31. Hickory Hall48. Loomis Communities/Reeds Landing32. Fuller Arts Center/Appleton Auditorium49. Office of Conferencesand Special Events

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