Those interested in experiencing the All Saints Chapel pipe organ (all 4,500 pipes) can do so in one of the University of the South's Lifelong Learning courses beginning in September.
The Center of Lifelong Learning at the University of the South recently announced the new series of courses. Please contact Dan Backlund at email@example.com for further information and to register for these classes before they are full.
The enrollment fee for each course is $60 and includes six hours of formal learning time.
Come Experience the Pipe Organ at All Saints' Chapel (All 4500 pipes)
Session #1: A history of the pipe organ (Ralston Listening Room in the DuPont Library)
Session #2: Introduction to the Casavant Pipe Organ in All Saints' Chapel
Session #3: Play the Pipe Organ plus a short recital
The instructor is Geoffrey Ward. Classes are Tuesday, Sept. 10, 17 and 24 from 10 a.m. to noon.
A Kitchen Trifecta!
Session #1: Pie Therapy and Peace through Pastry
Mindfulness through deliciousness baking away your worries
Session #2: Holy Un-Cow
Making Dairy-Free Milks, Butters and Mayonnaise
Session #3: Fast, Cheap and Easy
15-minute meals and Shopping for health on 5 dollars a day
Instructed by Rick Wright, classes are Thursday, Sept. 12, 26, and October 10 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Secret Messages—Old and New Methods of Encryption
This course will look at simple and complex substitution cyphers (think of Poe’s The Gold Bug) and then spend time exploring how computers encode text. Note: encoding and encrypting are very different. After realizing that messages on a computer are just a string of zeros and ones students will spend just enough time with some mathematics to be able to understand modern encryption techniques. At the end the course will examine potential encryption techniques which might be used when much more powerful computers are available.
Laurence Alvarez, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics will offer this class on Tuesdays, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, and 19 from 1 – 3 p.m.
Feuding Couples in Theatre and Film (the Comic Version)
Comedy is a particularly powerful means of exploring relationship anxieties, which is why some of our great comedies use the battle of the sexes for their structuring tension. In this course we will apply different theories of laughter and of the comic to (in theatre) Lysistrata, Much Ado about Nothing, Taming of the Shrew, Fletcher's Tamer Tamed, Aphra Behn's The Rover, Pygmalion, and Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf and (in film) It Happened One Night, The Awful Truth, His Girl Friday, Philadelphia Story, Pillow Talk, Annie Hall, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Instructor Robin Bates, Professor Emeritus of English will teach this class Mondays, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, and 18 from 2– 4 p.m.
Matthew Arnold (1822-1888): A Man For Our Season
Among all of the major Victorian poets and cultural critics, Matthew Arnold was especially attuned to the unique contours and problems of industrial society and capitalist global economy . His poetic voice and stance anticipate many of the major themes and techniques of twentieth and twenty-first century poetry. His capacity to “ see life steadily and to see it whole “ especially recommend him to readers of our age. In this brief course we will begin in the first of four sessions by considering an Arnoldian essay (The Study Of Poetry) in which he makes his claims for the role of poetry in the modern life : then we will read and discuss Arnold’s major poems that address the human condition in the context of the modern landscape.
Text: Victorian Prose and Poetry (the Oxford Anthology Of English Literature) ; eds. Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom; ISBN 0-19-501616-5 ; paperback edition
( This is the same text used in the previous Robert Browning Course offered in the winter of 2018. )
John Reishman, Professor Emeritus of English teaches this class Wednesdays, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, and 20 from 9-11 a.m.
New Classical Music: Learning from the classics while experiencing the modern
This class will explore the differentiation between classical music in differing time periods while also exploring new compositions and how to understand them as a listener. We love the “classic” aspect of classical music, but what is it that makes it so classic. And, what about modern classical music? Just like we exercise our palates with cuisine, this class will strengthen your palate within classical music.
Instructor: Hilary Dow Ward offers the class Thursdays, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, and Nov. 21 from 2 – 4 p.m.