WWI: Cause and Effect - NEW

This four-part seminar will address the broad diplomatic and military history of the World War I era. The seminar will be broken down as follows:

Sept. 19 The long-term diplomatic causes of World War I, culminating in the crisis leading to the outbreak of war in 1914.
Sept. 26 The military campaigns on all fronts from 1914 to 1918.
and Oct. 3
Oct.10 The Paris Peace Conference and the long-term consequences of the war.

Four Fridays: Sept. 19 – Oct. 10
9:30–11:30 a.m. at River Campus

Mark Kingseed has a B.S. in history/political science Miami University (cum laude, 1976) and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (cum laude, 1979). He has practiced law (litigation and employment law) since 1979. He was a Centerville city council member from 1990 to 2003 and has served as mayor of Centerville from 2004 to the present.

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Are You Smarter Than Your Smartphone?

This seminar is for Apple iPhone users who want to learn more about the features of this remarkable smartphone. Topics covered will include tips on how to use many of the features that are standard on every iPhone (e.g., calendar, contacts, settings, maps, iTunes, photos and the App Store). In addition, we will examine popular apps that are available to enrich our lives, including games, communication and productivity. All participants must bring an iPhone (any model) to each seminar meeting.

6 Fridays, September 19 – October 24
9:30–11:30 a.m. at River Campus
Seminar Limit: 15

Mary Riordan is a retired educator, technology consultant and Apple enthusiast. She finally listened to her husband Tim when he told her to get an iPhone. Now it’s her best friend.

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My Spiritual Toolkit - NEW

Nothing is as important as achieving spiritual independence. So, why do some people suffer? Why do others evolve through the stages of transformation? Unleash the explorer in you during this five-week seminar. Shake out root causes, search for the benefits of psychological turmoil and discover how to recognize the tell-tale signs of famous figures developing their spiritual independence. Then experience the basic building blocks of good spiritual skills – so you can build your personal road map. Who is this seminar for? It’s for the curious, the spiritually attuned and the skeptic– who will better understand the struggle of other people wanting to live from their innermost sacred values. Your key akeaway will be how waking up the world happens one personal insight at a time. Access seminar materials at OneLessTraveledRoad.com/UDLLI.

5 Fridays, September 19 – October 17 (5 Weeks)
9:30–11:30 a.m. at River Campus
Recommended Reading: You Are Not Alone! My Personal Guide to Understand Spiritual Awakening, available at OneLessTraveledRoad.com, the home site of conversations and insights to awaken, let go and live from life’s true purpose.

Luanne C. Ebert is fully immersed in an intentional path of spiritual transformation, a deliberate journey more than three decades in the making. While transitioning from an executive career, she studied ancient traditions and timeless truth. Then, licensed as a spiritual counselor, she specialized in innate healing and pioneered the first-known practical approach to Unconditional Healing. Today she acknowledges students, clients and audiences, striving to cultivate their spiritual experiences into peaceful, fulfilling lives.

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Is it Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons? - NEW

Nuclear disarmament has been a hot topic since the early 1940s. Before nuclear arms were tested, Robert Oppenheimer observed that they were weapons of terror. During the Cold War, we learned to ignore their presence. Now things have changed. Currently nine nations possess nuclear weapons ready for immediate release and more are on the verge of developing them. Eventually someone will mistakenly send one to target. More importantly, terrorists, who will deliberately use them, are trying to obtain them. It is time to rethink what this means and to consider whether we are more secure with the presence of nuclear weapons or with their carefully monitored removal.

6 Fridays, September 19 – October 24
9:30–11:30 a.m. at River Campus

Rick Cothern taught physics and chemistry at UD (1965-78) and was involved in developing laboratories in nuclear and environmental physics. He worked for the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. for 20 years, including involvement in radioactivity in drinking water and the Science Advisory Board. He has produced over 100 scientific papers and edited and written 15 books in the environmental area. He has also studied theology and pastoral care at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Joe Kunkel is a professor emeritus in philosophy at UD. He taught the Ethics and War course for 25 years and Philosophy of Peace for 15 years. He was a major figure in the ’80s and ’90s in establishing a group of American and Canadian philosophers (Concerned Philosophers for Peace) that meet and publish regularly on issues of nuclear deterrence and conventional wars. He has published a number of articles applying just war doctrines to various military conflicts.

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Warm Water Therapy Relief

We will construct a warm water therapy program that is based on your individual needs. Let the warmth of 95-degree water relax your joints and soothe your musculoskeletal system. A library of guided therapeutic movements will be offered for your selection as you learn to build your personal aquatic program. It is important that you arrive early to change and be in the pool by starting time.

6 Fridays, September 19 – October 24
10–10:45 a.m. at the Franciscan Center Aquatic Center
Seminar Limit: 15

Requirements: Swimsuit and towel.

Dr. Jack Harless, a physical therapist and doctor of chiropractic practice, is the manager of The Franciscan Center.

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Aqua Zumba

Move in the water to the beat of Latin music with a mix of pop and rock ‘n’ roll. This challenging workout will improve your core and balance while you have fun dancing away those extra calories! It is important that you arrive early to change and be in the pool by starting time.

6 Fridays, September 19 – October 24
11–11:45 a.m. at the Franciscan Center Aquatic Center
Seminar Limit: 25
Requirements: Swimsuit and towel.

Dr. Jack Harless, a physical therapist and doctor of chiropractic practice, is the manager of The Franciscan Center.

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Creating Photo Books With iPad and Shutterfly Photo Story

This seminar will teach intermediate iPad users how to create printed photo albums and books on the iPad using the free app Photo Story by Shutterfly. Participants will spend their time creating their own project, using photos from both their printed and digital libraries. Instructors will demonstrate how this can be done on an iPad using either a built-in or separate digital camera or smartphone. Considerable seminar time will be devoted to individual projects with guidance from instructors. The goal will be to produce and order electronically a printed book from Shutterfly (approximate cost $35).

6 Fridays, September 19 – October 24
12:30–2:30 p.m. at River Campus
Seminar Limit: 15
Required: iPad with camera, email account and beyond beginner level using iPad. Individuals should have taken and downloaded pictures, organized them in albums and be familiar with the photo app that comes on the iPad.

Mary Riordan is a retired educator, guidance counselor and technology consultant. She has been an Apple enthusiast since 1983.

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All in One Day? - NEW

Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night raises a very personal question: Is one day ever a “special” landmark “summary day in a life”? Using the text as a guide and a few poems and chart stories (to be handouts), we will discuss and maybe tell our own answers to that question.

6 Fridays, September 19 – October 24
12:30–2:30 p.m. at River Campus
Seminar Limit: 20
Required text: Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night can be found at Barnes & Noble, Books & Co. or Amazon.

James Hughes, professor emeritus of English at Wright State University, received his Ph.D. in American civilization at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Setting Boundaries - NEW

In this seminar, we will learn the definition of “boundary,” discuss setting personal and professional boundaries and learn the importance of doing so. We’ll differentiate between speaking and not speaking one’s personal truth and learn what the consequences might be. There will be opportunities to actually do some boundarysetting using examples. Knowing one’s self is a lifelong process. Some helpful hints about nurturing selfawareness will also be included. There will be lecture, discussion, participation and FUN! You will receive some very helpful handouts.

4 Fridays, September 19 – October 10
12:30–2:30 p.m. at River Campus
Seminar Limit: 25

Mary Bajus, a registered nurse for 40 years, has provided psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. Bajus is an adjunct professor at Sinclair Community College, a certified Gestalt therapist and a certified marriage and family therapist. She has supervised and mentored mental health professionals from Sinclair Community College, Wright State University and Miami Valley Hospital. Bajus is a member of the Ohio Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association.

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