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Enroll Now In Rhodes′ Meeman Center Spring 2011 Courses

Publication Date: 12/15/2010

The Meeman Center for Lifelong Learning at Rhodes College is enrolling students for its spring 2011 continuing education classes. Classes will begin in January and continue through mid-May. A full course listing is available at http://meeman.rhodes.edu.

Learn how to make your poems more effective and artful in the “Contemporary Poetry Workshop.” In the “Jazz Vocalist” course, students will explore and compare the different vocal stylings of important jazz singers such as Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, and Tony Bennett.

For history buffs, “Character and Constitution in the Thought of Thomas Jefferson” reveals the American founder’s thoughts on education, morality and vice, and constitutionalism.  For those interested in the history of Christianity, “Archaeology of the New Testament World” explores the social and political world of the first Christians.

National security priorities and the financial crisis are among the current topics for the “Great Decisions in Foreign Policy” course. And with self improvement on the minds of many at the beginning of the year, the Meeman Center offers courses on meditation, Taijiquan, and mindful living. Here is the list of courses and start dates.

JANUARY
The Examined Life focusing on Othello, Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing-Jan. 4
Taijiquan (T′ai Chi Ch′uan)-Jan. 12
Character and Constitution in the Thought of Thomas Jefferson -Jan. 13
Spain: 1898 to the Present-Jan. 17
A History of the Book -Jan. 17
Contemporary Poetry Workshop-Jan. 18
The Jazz Vocalist-Jan. 19
The Art of Mindful Living- Jan 19

FEBRUARY
Great Decisions in Foreign Policy-Feb. 3
Movies at the Meeman: The Great Directors Series-Feb. 10
Lore of Literature-Feb. 14
The Search for Values in the Light of Western History and Religion–Feb. 15
From African Music to African-American Music-Feb. 21

MARCH
Living Life Deliberately: Mindfulness Meditation in Daily Life-March 2
Ancient China- Part II: The Foundation of Empire-March 2
The Medieval Church: Power and the Holy-March 3
Scotland: The Jacobites-Who Were They and Why Did Jacobitism Fail?-March 7

APRIL
1611 and All That: The Making and Cultural Meaning of the “Authorized Version” of the Bible-April 6
Archaeology of the New Testament World-April 7
The Responsible Self–April 19

Rhodes College offers a 20 percent tuition discount for those 65 and over. Some restrictions apply. For tuition amounts and to register online, visit http://meeman.rhodes.edu.  Call (901) 843-3965 to request a brochure.

Since its inception in 1944, the Meeman Center has been an integral part of Rhodes College, engaging adults of the Mid-South in the liberal arts and sciences. Participants enjoy Rhodes’ quality instruction without pressure of tests, papers or grades.

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