SENIOR ADULT CONTINUING EDUCATION – SPRING 2018 
8 Tuesdays --- APRIL 3 – MAY 22, 2018 
Roswell United Methodist Church Youth Building – “The Dod” 
 
CLASS TIME –10:00 to 11:00 (1 HR.) 
 
D1 – WORLD WAR II – Rick Heneghan & Charles Bishop.  The discussions continue….join us this spring as we look at more World War II topics.  This semester we will address the Aleutian Campaign, US Submarine Warfare against the Empire of Japan and the China, Burma, India Theater.   
 
D2 – PROFOUNDLY CHANGE THE WAY YOU LIVE – Bill White, Ph.D.  – The second half of life can be productive years – characterized by renewed energy, creativity, wisdom and a richness of experience.  It is our choices – more than our genes, gender or age – that will enable us to enjoy a meaningful, long, independent life.  This series is intended to help silence the voice of ageism through the evidence of current science and the inspiration of regular people like you and me accomplishing extraordinary things.   
 
D3 – FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM – Jack Carew.  On January 23, 2018, Jerome Powell was confirmed as the Federal Reverse Bank Chairman.  The Senate voted 84 to 13.  Mr. Powell’s term of office is for four years.  He promised continued support the former Chairwoman, Janet Yellen’s approach to managing the supply and cost of money in the United States.  Although an instrument of the U. S. Government, the Fed is an independent central bank whose decisions about the availability and cost of credit is a critical factor in determining whether we live in easy or hard economic times.  It is often said that money is the root of all evil or good.  Learn why.   
 
CLASS TIME – 11:15 to 12:15 (1 HR.) 
 
D4 – LINDBERGH:  AMERICA’S FIRST SUPER-CELEBRITY - Dick Higgins with selected film footage will track the exciting, shocking and turbulent life of America’s Lone Eagle from his early childhood through world acclaim to being viewed as an American traitor.   
 
D5 – HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC IN THE 20th CENTURY -  Mitch Manning, a former employee of Columbia Records and a national music promotor,  will treat us to music of the movies, Broadway and the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s and the musical artists that stood the test of time.   
 
D6 – INTRODUCTION TO ALL THINGS JAPANESE – Japanese native Mei Ogihara will share her firsthand knowledge of the country and culture of Japan, especially inspired by her travel experiences in the fall of 
Japan 2017.  Occasionally guest speakers will attend.  Topics will include: Basic information about Japan; Downtown Tokyo 150 years ago; Hokusai, a Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter in 18th-19th Century; Kabuki theater experience; Frank Lloyd Wright and Josiah Conder, two architects who influenced Japan; Food Culture; Religions and related culture; Japanese children songs and the Japanese language. 
 
D7 – THE BIG QUESTIONS – Bob Wynn will see if we can come up with the answers for the big questions:  Does a personal god exist?  What is the purpose of life?  What happens after death?  Is a belief in a personal god essential to moral behavior?  How is right and wrong defined?  Do we really have a free will?  What is the difference between belief and knowing?  How does one reconcile faith and reason?  
  







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SEL Roswell,
Feb 27, 2018, 6:43 AM
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