God, Darwin and the Big Bang - NEW

This seminar will discuss a variety of topics, including: sources of conflict between science and theology (e.g., Galileo); evolution and creationism; creation (Big Bang and before); theory of everything; quantum physics (what is reality?); life and death; faith versus reason; human nature; and are we here by chance or design?

6 Fridays, March 21 – May 2 (NO SEMINAR ON APRIL 18)
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at River Campus
Seminar Limit: 20

Rick Cothern taught physics and chemistry at the University of Dayton (1965-78), advised Master of Science students and was involved in developing laboratories here in nuclear physics and environmental physics as well as a surface laboratory at UDRI. He worked for the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., for 20 years including involvement in stratospheric ozone depleters, radioactivity in drinking water and the Science Advisory Board. He has taught environmental and energy courses at The George Washington University, the University of Maryland, Hood College and American University. He has produced more than 100 scientific papers and edited and written 15 books in the environmental area. Cothern is a volunteer chaplain at Bethany Village, where he teaches about the Bible, and is a volunteer chaplain at Hospice of Dayton. He has studied theology and pastoral care at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

Rick is allergic (sensitive) to many manmade chemicals including aftershave lotions and perfumes. In accordance with the statement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, please refrain from or limit your use of these products when attending his seminar.

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Apple iPad for Intermediates

This hands-on seminar is for people who have an intermediate comfort level with the iPad but would like to learn more of its capabilities. Participants should already be familiar with keyboarding, Internet access, general word  processing skills, a few apps that come with iPad and accessing the App Store. The emphasis in this seminar will be on downloading other useful and interesting apps, as well as a better understanding of settings. Participants must bring an iPad with iOS 7 to each seminar and must know their Apple ID and password. Students must have an email address and fill out a preseminar questionnaire.

6 Fridays, March 21 – May 2 (NO SEMINAR ON APRIL 18)
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at River Campus
Seminar Limit: 18

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

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Great Gangster Movies I - NEW

Great Gangster Movies I will offer five classic films made between 1931 and 1972 in this unique American movie genre. The seminar will also feature discussion of the genre’s major themes, related historical and social issues and some of our most famous actors and directors. The films will be Little Caesar, White Heat, Bonnie and Clyde, The Untouchables and The Godfather. Some films are rated R for violence and language.

6 Fridays, March 21 – May 2 (NO SEMINAR ON APRIL 18)
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at River Campus

John W. Bierman has been a movie fan for 60+ years and has previously moderated Quebec Cinema I-IV, Great American Westerns I and II, and Great Civil War Movies I and II and has co-taught a seminar on French film director Jean-Luc Godard.

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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, March 21 – May 2 (NO SEMINAR ON APRIL 18)
10 – 11 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 Joggers

Enjoy the latest exercises for strength, balance, coordination and agility while walking or jogging in our warm water. Have a blast while we move to great music and achieve new levels of fun and function! It is important that you arrive early to change and be in the pool by starting time.

6 Fridays, March 21 – May 2 (NO SEMINAR ON APRIL 18)
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. at the Franciscan Center Aquatic Center
Seminar Limit: 25

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

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Stem Cells -- Current Reality and Future Hope - NEW

The contributions of stem cell research to the field of regenerative medicine offer unique opportunities for developing new approaches to preventing and treating debilitating and life-threatening diseases, and new ways to explore fundamental questions of biology. The curative and regenerative potential that lies in harnessing stem cells is being realized at an accelerating pace. While ethical concerns involving the use of embryos often hampered progress in the past, new developments have provided a way to obviate these concerns but have created some new ones.

6 Fridays, March 21 – May 2 (NO SEMINAR ON APRIL 18)
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. at River Campus
Seminar Limit: 35

J. Robert Surian is professor emeritus at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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