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Join or renew your membership in the McAuley Institute for Lifelong Learning. Please select alumni membership if you are a graduate of GCU or faculty/staff membership if you are a full time employeee of the University
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Mix and mingle with other members and the MILL Advisory Board. Enjoy light refreshments and good company in the beautiful historic Mansion.
FREE; open to MILL members only.
Friday, July 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Did you know that Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, two of the richest men in the country, often play as partners in bridge tournaments?
Learn how to play bridge, a game that has been around for over a century, from a skilled instructor.
All materials will be provided.
OPEN TO MILL MEMBERS ONLY
Irregular classes scheduled starting 5/12/2014 and ending 6/23/2014 at 12:30PM
Bridge is a card game of strategy and complexity. Expand upon your basic knowledge to improve your bidding strategies and win tricks, learning from a skilled instructor in a group game-based setting.
All materials will be provided.
OPEN TO MILL MEMBERS ONLY
Irregular classes scheduled starting 5/12/2014 and ending 6/23/2014 at 2:00PM
John Miraglia, human resources management professional has been in human resources management for almost 20 years and currently recruits sales, financial, IT and leadership candidates using social networking and the Internet. Join him for this two-part series in which you will learn to refine your resume and utilize LinkedIn for professional networking.
Create a LinkedIn profile; identify, join, and create groups; build a network; and use LinkedIn to find a job, build a business, and/or recruit talent.
Single class scheduled on 4/5/2014 at 9:30AM
John Miraglia, human resources management professional has been in human resources management for almost 20 years and currently recruits sales, financial, IT and leadership candidates using social networking and the Internet. Join him for this two-part series in which you will learn to refine your resume and utilize LinkedIn for professional networking.
Learn how to target your resume to achieve career goals and increase the likelihood that your resume will be read by a recruiter.
Single class scheduled on 3/22/2014 at 9:30AM
Instructor: Marion Marchese, R.N., C.H.H.C., A.A.D.P., Managing Member of Health Her Way
Learn how making healthy lifestyle choices in what you feed your body can help you lose weight, feel more energetic, boost your immune system, reduce stress, reduce inflammation, alleviate digestive issues, lower blood pressure, reverse Type II diabetes, have more restful sleep, and help heal your body. Remember: “we are what we eat.” Ms. Marchese will help you give yourself the best gift of all, the knowledge to take care of yourself. Each session will focus on a different aspect of nutrition: cooking, eating, or healing, and participants can choose one or all sessions.
Please note that the cooking session is not hands-on.
Single class scheduled on 4/24/2014 at 2:00PM
Instructor: Marion Marchese, R.N., C.H.H.C., A.A.D.P., Managing Member of Health Her Way
Learn how making healthy lifestyle choices in what you feed your body can help you lose weight, feel more energetic, boost your immune system, reduce stress, reduce inflammation, alleviate digestive issues, lower blood pressure, reverse Type II diabetes, have more restful sleep, and help heal your body. Remember: “we are what we eat.” Ms. Marchese will help you give yourself the best gift of all, the knowledge to take care of yourself. Each session will focus on a different aspect of nutrition: cooking, eating, or healing, and participants can choose one or all sessions.
Single class scheduled on 5/1/2014 at 2:00PM
Instructor: Marion Marchese, R.N., C.H.H.C., A.A.D.P., Managing Member of Health Her Way
Learn how making healthy lifestyle choices in what you feed your body can help you lose weight, feel more energetic, boost your immune system, reduce stress, reduce inflammation, alleviate digestive issues, lower blood pressure, reverse Type II diabetes, have more restful sleep, and help heal your body. Remember: “we are what we eat.” Ms. Marchese will help you give yourself the best gift of all, the knowledge to take care of yourself. Each session will focus on a different aspect of nutrition: cooking, eating, or healing, and participants can choose one or all sessions.
Single class scheduled on 5/8/2014 at 2:00PM
Looking for a healthy alternative to fast food or dining out? Do you think that preparing a great meal for yourself is overwhelming? Learn how to shop, plan, and prepare delicious and healthy meals for one. Join us for this practical demonstration with suggestions for meal planning and preparation.
Single class scheduled on 4/30/2014 at 1:00PM
Whether you write novels, short stories, poetry, or memoirs, this course will help you find creative inspirations and techniques to jump start your writing. The workshop, open to beginning to advanced writers, will include creativity and writing exercises to start new literary projects or enrich works in progress.
Single class scheduled on 3/12/2014 at 12:00PM
Explore music from the Pilgrims through today’s current trends. Particular emphasis will be placed on gospel, blues, and jazz genres and how they essentially changed American music forever.
Single class scheduled on 3/14/2014 at 10:00AM
Gain knowledge and insight into this uniquely American genre through listening to and discussing protest music. You’ll cover a wide range of protest music in the United States, from Revolutionary War tracts and broadsides to our rich heritage in the music of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and the Weavers, Bob Dylan, and more.
Single class scheduled on 6/20/2014 at 2:00PM
Discover the music of many cultures and gain insight into the profound effect music has on shaping civilizations around the world. Examine the unique role that syncretism has in the creation of musical evolution. Students will participate in thought-provoking discussions and listen to and read about examples of world music.
Single class scheduled on 5/2/2014 at 2:00PM
What is Facebook, and why are so many people on it? Learn how to get started, find your friends and family, share information, and have fun with social media. Participants are encouraged to bring their tablets and smartphones to class to practice while we learn.
OPEN TO MILL MEMBERS ONLY
Single class scheduled on 3/21/2014 at 10:00AM
The United States was founded and shaped by immigrants seeking freedom. Coming from many nations and traditions, they strengthened and enriched our country. Researchers often get frustrated when they can’t find the origins of their ancestors. Do the records say just Germany? Ireland? Unknown? Learn how to find the right records to identify your ancestral village.
Single class scheduled on 3/29/2014 at 9:30AM
This course will take you through the steps of tracing your Irish ancestors from the United States back to Erin. Learn how to use Web sites like familysearch.org to assist you in your research. If you have dreamed of looking for the county your family came from, this is course for you.
Single class scheduled on 3/1/2014 at 9:30AM
Professional instruction provided by Eagle Ridge Golf Club pros/instructors. Find out everything you’ll need to know to step onto a golf course, whether you are a beginner or returning to the game. This is your fast track to hitting the golf course.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 5/7/2014 and ending 6/4/2014 at 9:00AM
Professional instruction provided by Eagle Ridge Golf Club pros/instructors.
Now that you have the basics, it is time to transition your skills to the golf course. This course is designed to enhance your golf swing, short game, and other essential elements of your golf game.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 5/7/2014 and ending 6/4/2014 at 10:15AM
Explore natural ways of achieving restful sleep, including strategies like mind calming, good nutrition, healing arts, regular exercise, and a soothing sleep routine. Participants will formulate holistic action plans to change habits and overcome insomnia.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 3/13/2014 and ending 4/10/2014 at 1:30PM
Explore current astronomical discoveries of exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars), profiles of other possible life-sustaining star systems and planet types, as well as the biochemical makeup of known life in our solar system and how it might differ or parallel life that might exist elsewhere in the universe. This course will include some hands-on activities.
Single class scheduled on 5/13/2014 at 2:00PM
Reflect on the life and work of Maria Montessori (1870–1952) and explore the impact that her work with children had on modern education. Ms. Montessori is best known for her educational method that builds on the way children naturally learn. Discuss her life as an Italian physician, educator, and innovator.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 3/24/2014 and ending 3/31/2014 at 9:30AM
Whether you are currently in a book club or you are a solitary bibliophile, join your fellow MILL members in sharing your favorite book. This is not your typical book club where everyone discusses the same selection. Come prepared to share or just listen. Also, learn about Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations.
OPEN TO MILL MEMBERS ONLY
Single class scheduled on 2/21/2014 at 10:00AM
Mah Jongg is a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. The game originated in China, dating back to the time of Confucius. Learn to play based on the rules of the National Mah Jongg League. Space is limited. Cost includes official instructional card.
OPEN TO MILL MEMBERS ONLY
Irregular classes scheduled starting 5/28/2014 and ending 6/18/2014 at 10:00AM
"Yet she must die, else she’ll betray more men." Join us for interesting and informative sessions focused on learning to read, interpret, and enjoy William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Othello, the Moor of Venice. Audience participation is strongly encouraged, so bring your imagination and curiosity. No prior knowledge is required. The entire play will be read in class, so no homework will
be assigned!
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 4/23/2014 and ending 5/14/2014 at 3:30PM
Close to 44 million Americans provide 37 billion hours of care each year for adult family members and friends. Chances are, you are currently a caregiver, were a caregiver who may now be recovering from the ordeal, or are seeing the signs and realizing you soon will be a caregiver. The benefits of gentle, reassuring touch are many, as corroborated by scientific research. Join us as we rediscover our innate tools and learn new ones to help ease the suffering of another.
Single class scheduled on 5/3/2014 at 10:00AM
Learn about the experiments performed in prisons in the United States and those under U.S. control since 1900. Participants will review American and international accords (such as the Nuremberg Accords and American Correctional Association Standards) that are supposed to regulate such experiments.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/22/2014 and ending 3/1/2014 at 9:30AM
"Unfurl the sails, and let God steer us where He will, " wrote St. Bede early in the eight century. Ms. Lefevere, whose spiritual journey has taken her to live and work on six continents, will help steer your spiritual autobiography by unearthing the thread that winds through all our lives. Be prepared to write and share insights on how the Spirit has led and shaped you and look at the implication of this journey on your preferred future.
Single class scheduled on 6/10/2014 at 9:30AM
Join us for an interesting and informative session focused on learning to read, interpret, and enjoy the religious poetry of William Shakespeare, John Donne, John Milton, and George Herbert. Audience participation is strongly encouraged, so bring your imagination and curiosity.
Single class scheduled on 3/26/2014 at 3:30PM
Compassionate Presence: Overcoming Differences Within & Around Us
Join us as we cultivate open spaces in our hearts, minds, and bodies to touch the Holy within and around us. The themes for this Lenten/Easter season build upon one another, though each session stands alone for you to prayerfully consider. Participants will uncover aspects of themselves that block them from living their true essence
and learn to live in total freedom, which is the Good News.
Single class scheduled on 3/19/2014 at 1:30PM
Finding Freedom: Exploring Eastern & Western Principles as Guideposts in Life
Join us as we cultivate open spaces in our hearts, minds, and bodies to touch the Holy within and around us. The themes for this Lenten/Easter season build upon one another, though each session stands alone for you to prayerfully consider. Participants will uncover aspects of themselves that block them from living their true essence
and learn to live in total freedom, which is the Good News.
Single class scheduled on 4/29/2014 at 9:30PM
Finding God in Disorder & Imperfection
Join us as we cultivate open spaces in our hearts, minds, and bodies to touch the Holy within and around us. The themes for this Lenten/Easter season build upon one another, though each session stands alone for you to prayerfully consider. Participants will uncover aspects of themselves that block them from living their true essence
and learn to live in total freedom, which is the Good News.
Single class scheduled on 3/11/2014 at 2:00PM
Practicing Foregiveness: Learning & Living Gospel & Buddhist Truths
Join us as we cultivate open spaces in our hearts, minds, and bodies to touch the Holy within and around us. The themes for this Lenten/Easter season build upon one another, though each session stands alone for you to prayerfully consider. Participants will uncover aspects of themselves that block them from living their true essence and learn to live in total freedom, which is the Good News.
Single class scheduled on 3/7/2014 at 1:30PM
Radical Grace: Drawing from the Deep Well
Join us as we cultivate open spaces in our hearts, minds, and bodies to touch the Holy within and around us. The themes for this Lenten/Easter season build upon one another, though each session stands alone for you to prayerfully consider. Participants will uncover aspects of themselves that block them from living their true essence
and learn to live in total freedom, which is the Good News.
Single class scheduled on 4/7/2014 at 9:30PM
Wondering what T’ai Chi Chih® is all about? Try it out with a free class. You will be amazed how wonderful you will feel after just one session.
OPEN TO MILL MEMBERS ONLY
Single class scheduled on 4/25/2014 at 10:00AM
Begin a journey toward improved physical health and emotional well-being with our experienced instructor on the beautiful, serene grounds of GCU. T’ai Chi Chih®, a gentle moving meditation, is easy to learn and can be done while standing or seated. It does not require physical fitness or coordination. Studies have shown T’ai Chi Chih® can improve balance, flexibility, stamina, and physical energy.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 5/9/2014 and ending 6/13/2014 at 10:00AM
Interpret scripts and improvise short scenes in this hands-on class. The importance of conflict, setting, character, and relationships will be realized through the use of voice and movement.
Single class scheduled on 3/19/2014 at 9:30AM
Hear historical information about New Jersey’s experiences with terrorism and approach to homeland security. Dr. Louden will lead a discussion on the topic of local terroristic events and the impact that
these events have had on our state and community.
Single class scheduled on 4/1/2014 at 1:30PM
Learn the importance of twitter in the world of social media. Design your own page, learn how to tweet, how to gain followers, identify content to tweet, and network with like-minded people around the world. Participants are encouraged to bring their tablet or smart phone to the session.
Single class scheduled on 3/6/2014 at 1:30PM
Reflect on the modern American family and the major changes that the family has gone through during the last 50 years, including evolving gender roles, marriage alternatives, and the roles of grandparents. Enjoy factual yet reflective discussions of how society and your own family have responded to these changes.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/2/2014 and ending 4/23/2014 at 9:30AM
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There is much to be learned about biblical characters, but there are many gaps in the text - what were their personalities, and how did they live? Midrash is an established rabbinical interpretation that fills in the gaps and answers questions that a cryptic, enigmatic, or troubling text poses. Using Midrash, study three amazing biblical women whose voices enliven our dialogues.
Single class scheduled on 5/29/2014 at 10:00AM
You might be tempted to clean up the garden on the first warm day after a long winter. However, that isn’t always the best way to wake up your garden for the best spring yield. Learn how to prepare your garden for spring, sow an edible garden, and plant early spring vegetables and cold crops. Join us in a walk through the Mercy Garden as we outline spring season growing tasks.
Single class scheduled on 3/29/2014 at 1:00PM
Experience the colorful diversity of spring flowers and fragrances in Georgian Court University’s gardens. Our walking tour will begin in the walkway between the Arts and Science Center and the library. After first visiting the Wellness Garden, we’ll look at the library garden and Puny Garden. Then, it’s on to the four historic gardens that were part of the George Jay Gould estate: Italian, Japanese, Sunken, and Formal. We’ll learn about the history of each garden and the plants and statuary in each. This is part of GCU’s celebration of New Jersey’s 350th birthday and the 25th anniversary of GCU's arboretum.
OPEN TO MILL MEMBERS ONLY
Single class scheduled on 4/25/2014 at 1:00PM
Have you always wanted to understand how to successfully work with watercolor? Technique is the focus of this course: wet-on-wet and dry brush techniques, color theory, value for depth and contrast, and the ability to work with the subtleties and obstacles of watercolor. Step-by-step instruction with frequent demonstrations throughout the session will guide you to a finished painting.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 6/2/2014 and ending 6/30/2014 at 11:30AM
Celebrate Women’s History Month with an exploration of the role of women in cinema, with an emphasis on political, religious, cultural, and social issues. Participants will watch the movies independently prior to each session to prepare for discussion. Film clips may be viewed in class. This session will discuss Shakespeare in Love (1998, USA) & Becoming Jane (2007, USA).
Single class scheduled on 3/10/2014 at 1:00PM
Celebrate Women’s History Month with an exploration of the role of women in cinema, with an emphasis on political, religious, cultural, and social issues. Participants will watch the movies independently prior to each session to prepare for discussion. Film clips may be viewed in class. This session will discuss Veronica Guerin (2003, USA) & Charlotte Gray (2001, UK).
Single class scheduled on 3/17/2014 at 1:00PM
Celebrate Women’s History Month with an exploration of the role of women in cinema, with an emphasis on political, religious, cultural, and social issues. Participants will watch the movies independently prior to each session to prepare for discussion. Film clips may be viewed in class. This session will discuss Real Women Have Curves (2002, USA) & Fried Green Tomatoes (1991, USA).
Single class scheduled on 3/24/2014 at 1:00PM
Celebrate Women’s History Month with an exploration of the role of women in cinema, with an emphasis on political, religious, cultural, and social issues. Participants will watch the movies independently prior to each session to prepare for discussion. Film clips may be viewed in class. This session will discuss A Good Woman (2004, UK) & Dangerous Liaisons (1988, USA).
Single class scheduled on 3/31/2014 at 1:00PM
Take a walk through the final act of World War II from the critical Battle of Bastogne to the bombing of Hiroshima. Follow the grueling Bastogne battleground and its key importance to the Allies, then the key victory at the Bridge at Remagen. Follow the politics of General Patton’s "on to Berlin" push, the bombing of Dresden, and the ultimate discoveries of the German death camps. Then turn to the Pacific for outlines of the Battles of Iwo Jima, Corregidor, and Okinawa, and, finally, President Truman’s key decision to drop the atomic bomb and the final surrender of Japan, which ended the war.
OPEN TO MILL MEMBERS ONLY
Single class scheduled on 5/6/2014 at 1:30PM

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