ElderCollege Fall Course List 2016

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Were quilts really used as signal codes for runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad? Do some African American ‘spirituals’ really have double meanings and did they send a kind of secret message in song? To find answers to these and many other questions, join Janet Bird of the Lorain County Historical Society and members of the Bowling Green State University Firelands A Cappella Choir as we kick-off the fall semester of ElderCollege!

Individualism in the United States

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History of the Child Life Profession

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Beware of the Swindler and Con ArtistThe Law of Protecting Elders

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Remembering Ohio Civil War Hero, James B. McPherson

0327

Geology of Northern Ohio

0328

Free and open to anyone interested in finding out more about ElderCollege at BGSU Firelands Individualism in the US began as a political ideal, transformed into an economic ideal, and then changed into a social ideal. Many have tried to explain the political disengagement of American society, and Dr. Walls’ work makes a contribution by exploring an ideological explanation. Unless you were the parent or loved one of a sick hospitalized child, the profession of child life might be foreign to you. Class participants will learn the evolution of the field, define the roles and services provided by a child life specialist, and discuss why child life is important. With a growing population of seniors, not only do many people worry about needing more funds to live longer, they also may suffer from diminished capacity. These two worries often lead to seniors trusting individuals with their financial decisions. Talk to the State Regulator and the Ohio Division of Securities, to understand (1) how to avoid being a victim of financial exploitation, and (2) the most common types of schemes and scams. Few Ohioans realize that Union General James B. McPherson, of Clyde, Ohio, was a soldier of remarkable ability and accomplishment. His tragic death during the Battle of Atlanta in 1864 cut short a very promising life. This lecture tells the journey of a self-made man who went on to make his mark on our nation’s history. This class will explore the geologic history, glacial history, and active geologic settings of northern Ohio. The sandstones, limestones, and shales provide much insight into environmental changes on our continent over millions of years. The geologic history of Ohio is important when considering issues such as ground water, hydraulic fracturing, quarrying, seismology, and much more!

Location

BGSU Firelands Cedar Point Center

Start Date 9/7

End Date

Class Days/Time

9/7

Wed 1:30 pm3:00 pm

Non-

Instructor

Member

Fee $0.00

Janet Bird BGSU Firelands A Cappella Choir

BGSU Firelands 163 North

9/8

9/8

Thu 1:30 pm3:30 pm

$20.00

Stephanie Walls

BGSU Firelands 163 North

9/9

9/9

Fri 1:30 pm3:30 pm

$20.00

Erin Whipple

BGSU Firelands 163 North

9/12

9/12

Mon 2:00 pm4:00 pm

$20.00

Kelly Igoe

BGSU Firelands 163 North

9/14

9/14

Wed 1:30 pm3:30 pm

$20.00

BGSU Firelands 163 North

9/15

9/15

Thu 1:30 pm3:30 pm

$20.00

Brian Peters M. Elizabeth Frank

Dan Kelley

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ElderCollege Fall Course List 2016 A Firelands JewelThe McBride Arboretum

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FIX ITHealthcare at the Tipping Point

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Preview of HalloWeekends Landscape Finery

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Free Trade and Protectionism

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Tour Rutherford B. Hayes Museum and Mansion at Spiegel Grove

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The McBride Arboretum is an unusual and diversified area of trees, plants, and shrubs, as well as numerous ecosystems that represent the original habitats of BGSU Firelands. Along with this natural landscape are many man-made features that provide a calming environment. Join us for a brief discussion of these features and plants, followed by a stroll around the pathways of the Arboretum. Rising deductibles, co-pays, and premiums have kept health care in the forefront with continued need for reforms. This class will examine what the Affordable Care Act has accomplished as well as where it has fallen short. A look at how our health care system impacts jobs, wages, and the economy in general will be reviewed.

BGSU Firelands 163 North

9/16

9/16

Fri 1:30 pm3:30 pm

$20.00

Michael Klein

BGSU Firelands 163 North

9/19

9/19

Mon 2:00 pm4:00 pm

$20.00

Deborah Silverstein

FIELD TRIP: Back by popular demand! The landscape and maintenance department of Cedar Point is busy preparing for the popular “HalloWeekends” by removing the summer beds and preparing for the flowers and plants that thrive in cooler weather. Special attention to the pruning and removing of diseased plants will be noted. Meet at the dinosaur by the Main Gate. No toll fees. Register early. Space is limited to 50. As the election approaches we will hear much more debate about NAFTA, the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, and their impact on the American middle class and manufacturing. This session will give you a better understanding of these subjects, including trade comparing and contrasting, understanding the implications of trade/protectionism, and providing some statistics. FIELD TRIP: The Rutherford B. Hayes Library and Museum is the Nation’s first presidential library – opened to the public on May 30, 1916. Experience the life of the 19th president with a guided tour of the newly renovated museum, where you will see artifacts that once belonged to our president. This will be followed with a guided tour of the 31 room mansion. Check in at the front desk located inside the museum. Museum $6.50 per person. Mansion $6.50 per person-paid at the door. Handicap accessible. Register early. Space is limited to 40.

Cedar Point Amusement Park 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky

9/20

9/20

Tue 10:00 am12:00 pm

$20.00

Martha Beverick

BGSU Firelands 163 North

9/21

9/21

Wed 2:00 pm4:00 pm

$20.00

Elsy Thomas

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums 1337 Hayes Ave., Spiegel Grove Fremont

9/23

9/23

Fri 1:30 pm3:30 pm

$20.00

Jacque Baker

Johnathon Ross

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ElderCollege Fall Course List 2016 Curious about Mars? Robotic Rovers and Their Journey Across the Surface WindRider Rave VA Foiling Sailboat

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Join NASA’s Solar System Ambassador to learn about the discoveries currently being made on the surface of Mars. We will look at new photos of the planet and discuss the discoveries made by the rovers currently active on Mars including Opportunity and Curiosity. There are many secrets that Mars has yet to reveal to us; come learn what we might discover!

BGSU Firelands 163 North

9/26

9/26

Mon 2:00 pm4:00 pm

$20.00

Jennifer Ayala

0335

BGSU Firelands 163 North

9/28

9/28

Wed 10:00 am12:00 pm

$20.00

Larry Knauer

Firelands Habitat for Humanity & ReStoreBuilding a Better Community Creative Writing Workshop

0336

Imagine flying just above the water at 40 knots in a 16 knot wind! The 2012 America’s Cup Race, won by the USA in historic fashion, re-energized the third generation of sailboat design and operation. Mr. Knauer will describe the design, construction, and prototype testing of a small beachable, trailerable, foiling sailboat that will be capable of 2.5 times wind speed, and operable for people with mobility limitations. Firelands Habitat for Humanity has built 93 affordable homes over the past 25 years in Erie and Huron Counties. These homes are built by future homeowners and volunteers. The history of Firelands Habitat will be discussed including recent and future building plans. ReStore Director, Deb Pankow, will discuss the ReStore concept, volunteer opportunities, and how the profits from the ReStore help build Habitat houses.

BGSU Firelands 163 North

9/30

9/30

Fri 1:30 pm3:30 pm

$20.00

Mike McCall

BGSU Firelands 163 North

10/3

10/3

Mon 2:00 pm4:00 pm

$20.00

Judy Irvin Kuns

Farming in CeleryvilleThe History & Methods of Vegetable Production in Ohio’s Salad Bowl The Marblehead Lighthouse

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It takes courage to write and a trust in the creative process to continue. In this workshop, there will be a discussion on the traits necessary to endure the writing life. We will also touch on some of the basics, such as character development, setting, and creating scenes. Participants should bring a notebook and pencil for writing exercises. FIELD TRIP: This tour will focus on the history and modern methods of vegetable production in Celeryville, Ohio. There will be a tour of the vegetable packing facility and a look at some nearby fields. It will include discussion on the geological, geographical, and cultural factors that have made Celeryville the salad bowl of Ohio. Not all areas of the tour are handicapped accessible. Register early. Space is limited to 60. This course will introduce participants to the navigation and illumination of waterways in early America, including the establishment of lighthouses on Lake Erie. Discussion will include the building and operations of lighthouses in early America, and the importance of the Marblehead Lighthouse, even today. Facts about the lighthouse, its many keepers, the famous shipwreck near Kelleys Island, and historical figures will make for an interesting, fact-filled session.

Wiers Farm 4465 SR 103 S., Willard

10/4

10/4

Tue 1:30 pm3:30 pm

$20.00

Tyler Wiers

BGSU Firelands 163 North

10/6

10/6

Thu 1:30 pm3:30 pm

$20.00

James Proffitt

0337

0339

Deb Pankow

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ElderCollege Fall Course List 2016 Reform Movements of the Gilded Age, Part I

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Black HistoryTracing the Path

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Tour of the Whirlpool Factory

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Reform Movements of the Gilded Age, Part II

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Apply Leading Industry Practices to Make Your Life Easier

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Reform Movements of the Gilded Age, Part III

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This is a three-part series. Part I will cover muckrakers. We will take a look at the impact of muckraking journalism in the US to bring about social reform. Emphasis will be placed on the writings of Ida Tarbell, Upton Sinclair, and Lincoln Steffens. There will be a discussion of how this form of journalism is still in use in today’s reform movements. Part II is offered on October 14, 2016. Join us for an overview of iconic figures in black history and the civil rights movement with an emphasis on the music of that time and local history regarding the Underground Railroad. FIELD TRIP: Tour Whirlpool Corporation’s Clyde Manufacturing Division, its largest production line of washing machines. You will learn about the history of Whirlpool and the five production centers right here in Ohio. Touring the production floor, visitors will see the transformation steel coils into finished products. Full covered shoes are required. Safety glasses and hearing protection will be provided. Register early. Space is limited to 40.

BGSU Firelands 163 North

10/7

10/7

Fri 1:30 pm3:30 pm

$20.00

Judith Horchler

BGSU Firelands 163 North

10/10

10/10

Mon 2:00 pm4:00 pm

$20.00

Heather Love Carman

Whirlpool Factory 119 Birdseye St., Clyde

10/13

10/13

Thu 9:30 am12:00 pm

$20.00

Daniel O’Brien

This is the second part of a three-part series. Part II will cover Seneca Falls and Women’s Rights. After the Civil War, women began to stress the need for gaining the right to vote. The work of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, and Carrie Chapman Catt will be highlighted during this session. Part III is offered on October 19, 2016. Lean Process Improvement is widely used by businesses to reduce costs and increase profits. However, people outside of a work context can also apply Lean to enhance their performance and achieve societal goals. Specifically, Lean tools can be implemented to make your everyday work easier and to help you get better organized. Join us to learn more.

BGSU Firelands 163 North

10/14

10/14

Fri 1:30 pm3:30 pm

$20.00

Judith Horchler

BGSU Firelands 163 North

10/17

10/17

Mon 2:00 pm4:00 pm

$20.00

Michelle Brodke

This is the last of a three-part series. Part III will cover women social reformers of the late Gilded Age. Centering on the post-Civil War to 1910, this lecture will feature the impact of Jane Addams, Margaret Sanger, Carrie Nation, Mother Jones, and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.

BGSU Firelands 163 North

10/19

10/19

Wed 2:00 pm4:00 pm

$20.00

Judith Horchler

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ElderCollege Fall Course List 2016 Nature Walk at Meadowbrook Marsh

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BGSU Firelands Past, Present, and What the Future Holds for Higher Education The Gilded Age and the Founding of the 20th Century, Part I

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The Gilded Age and the Founding of the 20th Century, Part II

0349

Rutherford B. Hayes, We Hardly Knew Ye

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Oh My Aching Back!

0351

0348

FIELD TRIP: By protecting our valuable land and water resources, we hope to support healthier communities with strong, sustainable economies, including agriculture, and ecotourism. The nature walk will take place at Meadowbrook Marsh Preserve, a Black Swamp Conservancy protected property. Register early. Space is limited to 50. Join us for a celebration of Bowling Green State University Firelands 50th Anniversary, led by Dr. Andrew Kurtz, Dean of BGSU Firelands. Members of BGSU’s administration, faculty, and student body will join Dr. Kurtz in a discussion of BGSU Firelands current class offerings, campus activities, and a look into the future of higher education at Firelands and across the nation.

Meadowbrook Marsh Danbury Twp. 8577 E. Bayshore Rd., Marblehead

10/20

10/20

Thu 1:30 pm3:30 pm

$20.00

Chris Collier

BGSU Firelands 163 North

10/21

10/21

Fri 2:00 pm4:00 pm

$20.00

Andrew Kurtz

This is a three-part series. Part I will discuss the five main paradoxes of the Gilded Age as a framework for understanding this period in American history. The paradoxes included in Part I will be the contrast between the ending of the Civil War and the Reconstruction’s failure to politically, socially, and economically reform the South after the Civil War. Part II is offered on October 31, 2016. This is the second of a three-part series. Part II will cover the rise of American industry in the late 19th century coupled with the accompanying labor strife, malpractices of big business, and the negative consequences of laissez-faire capitalism. The correlation between America’s rapid industrialization and its impact upon immigrants and American labor will be explored in detail. Part III is offered on November 7, 2016. Rutherford Hayes was a decorated veteran of the Civil War, a three term governor of Ohio whose accomplishments focused on the reform of prisons, construction of facilities for the mentally handicapped, education, and fighting for the creation of The Ohio State University. He focused on the long overdue reform of the Civil Service, fought against discrimination based on race, peaceably concluded violent labor strikes, and forwarded the education of freemen. It has been reported that 8 out of 10 adults in America will experience back pain at some point in their life. The majority of low back pain is caused by repeated stress on the back and is rarely caused by one specific incident. Learn basic back anatomy and function, different types of back stretches, proper lifting techniques, and much more!

BGSU Firelands 163 North

10/24

10/24

Mon 2:00 pm4:00 pm

$20.00

Jon Carver

BGSU Firelands 163 North

10/31

10/31

Mon 2:00 pm4:00 pm

$20.00

Jon Carver

BGSU Firelands 163 North

11/2

11/2

Wed 1:00 pm3:00 pm

$20.00

Eric Ebinger

BGSU Firelands 163 North

11/3

11/3

Thu 1:00 pm2:30 pm

$20.00

Matthew Hamlin

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ElderCollege Fall Course List 2016 Firelands Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Carl TopilowA Life in Music

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Join Maestro Carl Topilow as he talks about his career as a symphony orchestra conductor, his work with the Firelands Symphony, the emotional effect of music, and a preview of the November 5th concert.

BGSU Firelands 163 North

11/4

11/4

Fri 1:00 pm3:00 pm

$20.00

Carl Topilow

The Gilded Age and Founding of the 20th Century, Part III

0353

BGSU Firelands 163 North

11/7

11/7

Mon 2:00 pm4:00 pm

$20.00

Jon Carver

An Analysis of the 2016 Presidential Election Campaign

0354

This is the last of a three-part series. Part III will explore the important political issues of the day involving the paradox of industrialization verses popular citizens’ demands for government regulation of big business. Important political topics such as protective tariff, mono and bimetallism in regard to the money supply, railroad regulation, and labor legislation will also be covered in this session. This course will discuss the 2016 presidential election by recapping the key issues, dominant themes and memorable moments during the campaign. In addition, the election will also be evaluated in relation to the state of our democracy.

BGSU Firelands 163 North

11/9

11/9

Wed 1:00 pm3:00 pm

$20.00

Timothy Jurkovac

Book Review“The Personal History of Rachel Dupree”

0355

BGSU Firelands 163 North

11/10

11/10

Thu 1:00 pm3:00 pm

$20.00

Sari Kelley

European Masterworks at the Allen Art Museum

0356

Settle down with a good book this fall! “The Personal History of Rachel Dupree” by Ann Weisgarber, is an award-winning novel with an incredible heart that opens a window on the little-known history of African American homesteaders and gives voice to an extraordinary heroine who embodies the spirit that built America. Join moderator, Sari Kelley, in a group discussion to share your own thoughts after reading this book. Books are not provided. The Allen Memorial Art Museum has an outstanding collection of nearly 14,000 works of art that provide a comprehensive overview of the history of art from a variety of cultures. The collection is particularly strong in European art from the 15th century to today. Notably, the collection of Italian Renaissance and Baroque art is also particularly strong. This lecture will focus on some of the highlights of the European art collection, with a special emphasis on the museum’s extensive collection of prints.

BGSU Firelands 163 North

11/16

11/16

Wed 10:00 am11:30 am

$20.00

Jason Trimmer

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