Brown Bag Lunches
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
What's In Store For Economic Policy?
This one hour conversation with retired JMU economics professor Andy Kohen will include "the fiscal cliff," entitlement programs for senior citizens, taxes on the wealthy and everybody else. It will be broad enough to cover lots of different economic policy questions, especially some of immediate concern to LLI folks.
Inside the World Bank
Does the World Bank behave like your neighborhood commercial bank and does it really serve the whole world? With its HQ in Washington D. C., is the World Bank owned by the US government? Does the Bank support the rich countries as well as the poor? In this session we will separate the facts from some of the myths about this large international organization with the help of LLI member Linda Dove, a World Bank official for nearly two decades, now retired.
Volunteering: A Healthy Habit
Is volunteer service the secret Fountain of Youth? Learn how starting and maintain an active volunteer life can lead to a longer, healthier, happier life. Chris Delaughter, CDVS is the director of Rockingham Memorial Hospital Volunteer Services.
The Ice Road: From the Stalinist Labor Camps to Freedom, by Stefan Waydenfeld
Alice Faintich, daughter of the author, will review the content of the book and discuss some of the pertinent historical context. Dr. Waydenfeld's memoir deals with an aspect of World War II that is little known in the West: the deportation by the Soviets of some 1.5 million Polish citizens to labor camps in Siberia and elsewhere in the Soviet Union in early 1940. Roughly half of those deported did not survive. Dr. Waydenfeld was 15 when he and his parents were sent to Siberia, where he helped build and maintain an ice road.
Leaders in International Friendship Exchange (LIFE)
LIFE matches JMU international students with individuals and families in the local community. The purpose of the program is to facilitate friendship and cultural exchange through informal interaction. This is a new program, and we are looking for dedicated community volunteers to participate. LLI members would be a perfect fit! Hunter Swanson is the Exchange Visitor Coordinator in the Office of International Programs at JMU.
Archaeology at the White House (Page Valley, that is)
The White House, located along the South Fork of the Shenandoah River five miles west of Luray, is one of the Shenandoah Valley's most recognized landmarks. This presentation details the first archaeological field school undertaken at the White House in June 2012, in association with the Virginia Archaeological Certification program. Dr. Carole Nash, Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology, a specialist in the archaeology of the Appalachians, and author of over 100 articles and technical reports, directs the archaeological research program for the Shenandoah National Park.
Bach, some Verdi and Britten, and some Drama – A Preview of the 2013 Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival
Find out about this year's Bach Festival. Mary Kay Adams, executive director and principal flutist, will give details of the concerts slated for June 9-16. Information about featured artists, repertoire, and events will be discussed. Live music and audio clips of festival music will be played. Brochures will be available. This overview will be of interest to veteran Bach Festival attendees and to those who have never attended before.
Master Class: Living Longer, Stronger, and Happier
WHAT'S THE SECRET TO HEALTHY AND HAPPY AGING? Just ask the people who live it every day — and that's what Peter Spiers did. The Senior Vice President at Road Scholar interviewed hundreds of active, happy and intellectually engaged Road Scholar participants and is now sharing their healthy-living secrets with the world. In Master Class, Peter Spiers creates a straightforward, easy and effective program for achieving a rich, satisfying and brain-healthy lifestyle.
Brown Bag Lunches are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, from 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM at Gilkerson Activity Center, Westover Park, 305 S Dogwood Dr., and are open to the public as a way to get to know LLI. There is no registration required, nor any fee. Bring your lunch! Come and enjoy fun and fellowship while having the opportunity to enhance your knowledge. For further information, call or write the JMU-LLI:
The James Madison University-Lifelong Learning Institute
800 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Tel: (540) 568-2923
Fax: (540) 568-6409
E-mail address for questions: email@example.com