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Citadel News Service
5 Jan 2010

Citadel Senior Scholars kicks off spring program Jan. 20

Mature adults 55 and older looking for continued academic enrichment and the benefits of being on a college campus have a variety of lecture events to choose from during the spring Senior Scholars Program at The Citadel Graduate College.

No formal education is required for Senior Scholars membership, but participants can get a student identification card which will allow them to use the library, computer labs and on-campus recreational facilities. They also can purchase an athletic card that may be used to attend The Citadel’s home athletic events. During scheduled programs, members enjoy refreshments and light snacks and share their experiences with guest speakers from the faculty and from the business and professional community.

Cost is $50 for the fall and spring semesters, $35 for the summer or $125 for the entire year. Senior Scholars meets from 2 to 4 p.m. every other Wednesday in the Greater Issues Room in Mark Clark Hall unless otherwise noted. Spring dates are:

Jan. 20 – Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Julie Lipovsky, a Citadel psychology professor, will highlight the use of horses as agents of change in psychotherapy aimed at children, adolescents and adults whose lives have been affected by trauma, abuse, and/or who suffer from a wide range of mental health difficulties.

Feb. 3 – English Literature and the Birth of Protestantism
Citadel English Professor Scott Lucas will examine the role of literature in the birth and development of Protestant England, as well as examine short selections from several of the most important creations of this time. This session will be held in Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall.

Feb. 17 – Charleston Navy Yard
Join Jennifer Speelman, history professor at The Citadel, as she discusses the role of the Charleston Navy Yard in the 20th Century

March 3 – Interwar French Women in the Jazz Age and 1930s
Citadel History Professor Joelle Neulander will discuss the changing roles of women during the interwar period, commonly understood as that time between the end of World War I and the start of World War II.

March 17 – The Presidential Approach to Diplomacy in Latin America
Based on selective analysis of U.S. Presidential administrations of the past century, Citadel Cadet Noah Koubenec will discuss the successes and failures in Presidential diplomacy in Latin America.

Wednesday, March 31 – Dock Street Theatre
Christopher Parham, theater manager at the Dock Street, will discuss the events leading up to the opening of the Dock Street Theatre in the 1730’s and the building’s history and uses through the Charleston Arts Renaissance.

April 14 – Music in the Enlightenment
Blake Stevens, music professor at the College of Charleston, will examines the meaning of the “Enlightenment” in music through contemporary theories of musical expression and masterworks from the period, including chamber music and operas of Rameau and Mozart. This session will be held in Bond Hall, Room 165.

April 28 – Urban Fortification in Colonial Charleston
Nick Butler, curator, Charleston County Library will provide an illustrated overview of the defensive works built to protect Charleston from the 1680s through the 1780s.

May 19
Year-end Celebration – Location to be announced.

For more information about Senior Scholars call The Citadel Graduate College at 843-953-5089.

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