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This course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the American judicial system. It will also teach you practical skills including how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. Gain working knowledge of legal authority: how it is used in the litigation process and how to locate it through legal research. You will also learn the basics of law office management, substantive law (such as criminal law, domestic relations, real property law, and bankruptcy), and informal and formal advocacy.


Main Conference Registration and Friday Night NASCAR Event


Register for the Seventh International Conference on Immersion & Dual Language Education - Main Conference Registration and Friday night NASCAR Event.


This course is designed for the office trained dental assistant needing dental radiography certification and has been approved by the North Carolina State Dental Board Examiners (NCSDBE) pursuant to G.S. 90-29(c) (12).

The Intraoral Radiography Certificate Course consists of two components; Part 1 is an online self-study designed to teach the fundamentals of x-ray production, safety and protection. Part 2 is a hands-on clinical component designed to teach receptor placement and exposure techniques needed for successful dental imaging. Both Part 1 and Part 2 must be successfully completed prior to receiving certification in Dental Radiography.


This workshop will present an introduction to Play Therapy and working with children and their families. It will define play therapy, and briefly discuss relevant theories, as well as various models of play therapy.Information on what play therapy looks like when the child client has a trauma history, as well as working with children's parents and setting limits within sessions will be covered. Finally, the presenter will share clinical examples from her own outpatient work.
Featured Courses


This course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the American judicial system. It will also teach you practical skills including how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. Gain working knowledge of legal authority: how it is used in the litigation process and how to locate it through legal research. You will also learn the basics of law office management, substantive law (such as criminal law, domestic relations, real property law, and bankruptcy), and informal and formal advocacy.


Main Conference Registration and Friday Night NASCAR Event


Register for the Seventh International Conference on Immersion & Dual Language Education - Main Conference Registration and Friday night NASCAR Event.


This course is designed for the office trained dental assistant needing dental radiography certification and has been approved by the North Carolina State Dental Board Examiners (NCSDBE) pursuant to G.S. 90-29(c) (12).

The Intraoral Radiography Certificate Course consists of two components; Part 1 is an online self-study designed to teach the fundamentals of x-ray production, safety and protection. Part 2 is a hands-on clinical component designed to teach receptor placement and exposure techniques needed for successful dental imaging. Both Part 1 and Part 2 must be successfully completed prior to receiving certification in Dental Radiography.


This workshop will present an introduction to Play Therapy and working with children and their families. It will define play therapy, and briefly discuss relevant theories, as well as various models of play therapy.Information on what play therapy looks like when the child client has a trauma history, as well as working with children's parents and setting limits within sessions will be covered. Finally, the presenter will share clinical examples from her own outpatient work.

Courses

The New Career Development Coordinator/Special Populations Coordinator (CDC/SPC) Induction training is designed as a training session for those who have taken or are taking the Facilitating Career Development course through NC Workforce Training and Development Center. This two-day program will allow participants to gain basic knowledge of their position as Career Development and Special Populations Coordinators within their local schools/LEAs.


January 27-28, 2019, Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle
There are six (6) components to successfully completing the 830 Instructional Management Coordinator (VoCATS Coordinator) license. The completion of Coach Academy plus the ECU Blackboard IMC Induction Course completes the fifth (5) component of the IMC Induction process.



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In this three-hour class you will be guided and assisted through the process of making a unique, one-of-a-kind paperweight. Utilizing molten glass gathered (dipped) from the GlasStation's furnace, you will get to apply color to your paperweight, blow a bubble through a pipe to form your piece, and use glass-making tools to pinch, pull, twist, twirl, and form molten glass into a design all your own. Guided by glass instructors, you will also get to heat your work in a 2100-degree furnace as your paperweight takes shape.


Saturday, October 20, 2018, The GlasStation

Curriculum and Instruction - BFIT (Business, Finance and Information Technology Education)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers for Business, Finance and Information Technologies





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In this 2 hour class, participants will create their own Lumen prints, while also learning a brief history of the Lumen printing process including how it originated and some of the first artists to use the process. Using objects of the participant's choosing, silver gelatin paper, and the sun, each student will create a unique piece of art in this alternative process.



In this six session entry level course, students will begin learning the foundational skills used in manipulating hot glass. Emphasis will be placed on safety in the studio and a teamwork approach to working glass. Students will learn how to properly use the tools and gathering out of the furnace. Students will also learn how to shape the glass using the tools, heat, and gravity to make simple forms such as paperweights and small sculptures. Finally, students will learn how to blow glass and learn to make tradition vessel forms such as cups and bowls.



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In this three-hour class you will be making a unique garden ball from hot glass. Guided and assisted by the instructor, you will apply color to molten glass and blow a bubble in the glass. You will get to use special glass-making tools to create your design and heat your work in a 2100-degree furnace as your garden ball takes shape.


Saturday, November 10, 2018, The GlasStation
A Matter of Balance is an 8-week structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance (https://www.ncoa.org/resources/program-summary-a-matter-of-balance/)



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This 2-day training class introduces advanced ArcGIS Desktop concepts. You will learn how to create new GIS databases, create features, edit features, and attributes, and perform analysis operations on both vector and raster datasets.



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This workshop is an introduction to painting techniques, terminology, and materials. Students will be directed towards developing a foundation in fundamental painting skills including plein air painting. Projects will be in both traditional and contemporary painting media. The proper use of grounds, supports, and pigment characteristics will be emphasized.



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This program is a collaboration between the Lifelong Learning Program and the Pitt County Historical Society.



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Conversations about personal values and goals of care are the best way to ensure that your family and loved ones know what's most important to you should they ever have to represent your preferences for you. These conversations can be challenging to start. Now there's a tool that helps makes this more comfortable and can even be fun, a game called "Hello."*


October 30, 2018 to November 13, 2018, Self Help Center, 100H

Career and Technical Education New Teacher Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers



November 29, 2018 to January 28, 2019, Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle

Resources, Support, and Work-based Learning - BFIT (Business, Finance, and Information Technology)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers



November 29, 2018 to January 28, 2019, Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle

Resources, Support, and Work-based Learning - HSE (Health Sciences Education)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers




November 29, 2018 to January 28, 2019, Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle

Resources, Support, and Work-based Learning - MEE (Marketing and Entrepreneurship Education)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers



November 29, 2018 to January 28, 2019, Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle

Resources, Support, and Work-based Learning - T&I (Trade & Industrial Education)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers



November 29, 2018 to January 28, 2019, Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle

Resources, Support, and Work-based Learning - TED (Technology, Engineering, and Design)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers



November 29, 2018 to January 28, 2019, Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle

The CTSO Experience - BFIT (Business, Finance, and Information Technology)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers



March 25-27, 2019, Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons

The CTSO Experience - FCS (Family and Consumer Sciences)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers



April 1-3, 2019, Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons

The CTSO Experience - HSE (Health Science Education)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers



March 6-9, 2019

The CTSO Experience - MEE (Marketing and Entrepreneurship Education)
Career and Technical Education
New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers



March 14-16, 2019, Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons

The CTSO Experience - T&I (Trade and Industrial Education)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers



April 9-11, 2019, Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons

The CTSO Experience - TED (Technology, Engineering, and Design)
Career and Technical Education
New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers



April 3-5, 2019, Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons
Thank you so much for your interest in sponsoring the 7th International Conference on Immersion & Dual Language Education.


February 6-9, 2019, The Westin Charlotte
During the demonstration you will watch the resident glass artist create a glass object or figurine. You will learn about the history of glass making and techniques that are used for glass blowing.


Friday, November 16, 2018, The GlasStation
In this three-hour class you will be guided and assisted through the process of making a unique, one-of-a-kind paperweight. Utilizing molten glass gathered (dipped) from the GlasStation's furnace, you will get to apply color to your paperweight, blow a bubble through a pipe to form your piece, and use glass-making tools to pinch, pull, twist, twirl, and form molten glass into a design all your own. Guided by glass instructors, you will also get to heat your work in a 2100-degree furnace as your paperweight takes shape.



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Do you know when you're down South? What makes the South a distinct cultural region within the USA? Is southern food part of the answer? How is "being southern" similar for such diverse groups as African Americans and Jewish Americans? How has southern culture shaped the region's political history? Has southern distinctiveness almost faded away today? Are southerners the only group to whom "politically-correct" limitations on humor do not apply?



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This 2-day training class introduces fundamental GIS concepts, ArcGIS Desktop software, and ArcGIS Online. You will learn about GIS software and data; how to visualize and label GIS data, how to make maps with GIS data; and how to share GIS data and maps with others.



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This course is designed for the office trained dental assistant needing dental radiography certification and has been approved by the North Carolina State Dental Board Examiners (NCSDBE) pursuant to G.S. 90-29(c) (12).

The Intraoral Radiography Certificate Course consists of two components; Part 1 is an online self-study designed to teach the fundamentals of x-ray production, safety and protection. Part 2 is a hands-on clinical component designed to teach receptor placement and exposure techniques needed for successful dental imaging. Both Part 1 and Part 2 must be successfully completed prior to receiving certification in Dental Radiography.


November 9-10, 2018, ECU School of Dental Medicine
February 1-2, 2019, ECU School of Dental Medicine
April 5-6, 2019, ECU School of Dental Medicine
This exciting course is designed to teach advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAW and other online legal research methods as time-saving devices in legal research and legal writing.


October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Online Class, ECU
January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
Beginning Origami (the art of Japanese paper folding) is for students with little or no experience. The first class will start with a brief history of this craft. Students will learn basic folding techniques, how to read diagrams, and follow (printed, verbal, and visual) instructions. There will be four sessions. The first week will be focused on basic skills needed to make simple folded paper objects. Each consecutive week will involve learning more challenging skills needed to make more complex products. Students will make a minimum of two origami objects per class, more if time allows. Solid color origami paper (7"x7") will be provided. Students may purchase fancier paper if desired. 7"x7"or larger origami paper is required. Mrs. Brooks taught art in the public schools for 30 years, and taught origami to numerous classes. She also taught origami to adult students in her home studio. This craft was always a favorite.



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This class will be an introduction to Belly Dance (Middle Eastern Folk Dance) and will include a brief history. Belly dancing is an activity and an exercise class; muscle tone and flexibility will be improved.



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Employment law is a branch of contract law that deals with relationships between employers and employees. This course will cover statutes such as the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and other various statutes dealing with public employees. Topics to be included are master and servant, wages and hours, anti-discrimination in employment and minimum wages and maximum hours, as well as regulation of working conditions.


October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Online Class, ECU
January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This FREE, evidence-based 6-session workshop is open to all community members who experience chronic pain, to include individuals with conditions, injuries, or health events that cause chronic pain - - e.g., diabetes, arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer, heart conditions, back strain, falls, heavy lifting, motor vehicle accidents, traumatic injuries, surgery, depression, kidney disease, and other such conditions, injuries, or health events.



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This FREE, evidence-based 6-session workshop is open to all community members to include individuals with diabetes, arthritis, fibromyalgia, asthma, COPD, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, kidney disease, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, and other such chronic health conditions.


October 24, 2018 to December 5, 2018, Self Help Center, 100H
This interest group is designated as one of our members only groups. If you are interested in joining this group, please be sure to add a Lifelong Learning Membership to your cart.

The moderator will introduce various topics after which the floor will be open for discussion by all participants. Everyone is encouraged to seek supporting data in order to remain as objective as possible. Reading multiple sources on each subject will give everyone a broader view of the issues. Some topics may carry over from month to month. Share your ideas and learn from the opinions of others.



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Although an hour drive from Greenville to the Aurora Fossil Museum you will travel 28 million years back in time. George Powell is a local amateur paleontologist, and will be leading this trip. On this trip, you will see fossil remains of creatures that lived in Eastern North Carolina including: whales, walrus, seals, sharks, stingrays, and fish.


Friday, November 9, 2018, Aurora Fossil Museum
This interest group is designated as one of our members only groups. If you are interested in joining this group, please be sure to add a Lifelong Learning Membership to your cart.

Book group members are often women, but here's a group for men, though women are welcome. The focus is on non-fiction books of history and historical figures. Members will choose and discuss a different book every month. You will get the chance to make new friends and discuss interesting and stimulating topics.



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This interest group is designated as one of our members only groups. If you are interested in joining this group, please be sure to add a Lifelong Learning Membership to your cart.

Have you ever read a book and longed to have someone to talk to about it? Well, here is your chance to do just that! Join this Women's Book Group, choose what you want to read, and come together to discuss a different book each month. Being part of the group gives members the opportunity to make new friends and expand the scope of your reading.



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All engineers should be particularly concerned with patent law. This constitutionally-based discipline has to do with the process by which an invention, and its creator, are protected by the law from infringement and unfair competition. The class will deal with patent applications, research and prosecution; the law of infringement, and computer applications of software (protected by copyright) and hardware (by patents). We will also state what other concepts are patented, as well as machines, processes, mixtures, manufacturing, compositions of materials and methods of doing business and research. Not only do we deal with utility patents, but with design and plant patents as well.


October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Online Class, ECU
January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This exciting program prepares Registered Nurses and Physician's Assistants for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on the medical education and clinical experience of RNs and PAs, this course provides the RN and PA with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies and governmental agencies regarding medically related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses. The course presents legal concepts related to the health care industry, as well as the role a legal nurse consultant might play in litigation areas such as medical malpractice, toxic torts, products liability, wrongful death, criminal law, and workers' compensation. Any RN or PA interested in entering the legal field can benefit from the education provided by this course.


October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Online Class, ECU
January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This interest group is designated as one of our members only groups. If you are interested in joining this group, please be sure to add a Lifelong Learning Membership to your cart.

The people that work with TED Talks believe passionately that ideas have the power to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world. TED Talks is a website that lives by their slogan "Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world". We will discuss a new topic each month. We will utilize TED Talks to listen to a speaker and then discuss the topic at hand.

Registration fee covers parking for the semester.



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This intensive program is designed for both beginning and experienced secretaries who are interested in improving their skills and working more efficiently within the law office. Students will study such topics as: legal terminology; legal process; jurisdiction and venue; ethics; written communications including letters, pleadings, discovery, notices and motions; filing procedures, billing and accounting; time management; records management; overview of commonly used word and data processing programs; legal research; memoranda preparation, and citation format.


October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Online Class, ECU
January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This dynamic course is designed for legal professionals interested in improving their skills and knowledge of commonly used computer technology and programs within the law office. Course topics include: computer operating systems and peripheral devices; time tracking and billing software; database, case management and docket control software; litigation support software; electronic discovery, and trial presentation and graphics software.


October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Online Class, ECU
January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
Today's retiree's may find themselves having to consider other options in addition to Social Security, retirement plans, and personal savings to help meet financial needs. HECMs (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, also called reverse mortgages) can, in the right circumstances and with the right borrower, offer both shorter-term (immediate need) and longer - term benefits and help close in the gaps.



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In this three-hour class you will be guided and assisted through the process of making a personalized Christmas Ornament. Utilizing molten glass gathered (dipped) from the GlasStation's furnace, you will get to apply color to your glass and create a unique design of your choosing. The instructor will then help shape the glass while you blow air in to inflate it into an ornament.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018, The GlasStation
Thursday, December 13, 2018, The GlasStation
Saturday, December 15, 2018, The GlasStation
Saturday, December 15, 2018, The GlasStation
This is a modular course based on the scientific diver training standards defined by the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS), and provides the classroom, confined water, and openwater instruction necessary to obtain ECU Scientific Diving Certification.



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Oceanography camp targets students 12 - 15 years old who are interested in a better understanding of the complex processes that take place in our oceans. This camp will require students to learn and work on the beaches, estuaries and ocean as we investigate and explore what happens on over 70% of our planet. Students will engineer technology like drifters and gliders to explore how scientists can learn in an environment we are ill equipped to visit. Students will boogie board, kayak, go on boat trips, collect data, and work alongside scientists at UNC CSI. This camp will include some snorkeling and opportunities to explore in water environments.



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Join Dr. Charles Ewen at Brunswick Town State Historic Site, one of North Carolina's busiest ports during the colonial period and home to many of the state's early power brokers such as Governors William Tryon, and Arthur Dobbs, and Edward Moseley. After lunch you can experience doing archaeology in a hands-on way by learning some excavation techniques. Or if you would rather just watch others work, you can have a front row seat and ask questions. Either way you'll have a unique experience.



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In this 2 hour class, participants will create their own cyanotypes, while also learning a brief history of the cyanotype process including how it originated and some of the first artists to use the process.



In this 2 hour class, students will create up to four 8x10" paintings by delving into the bizarre and learning techniques of surrealist masters such as Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, and Oscar Dominguez. Decalcomania comes from the French word Dcalquer, meaning "to transfer".



Nationally, there has been an explosion of interest in aligning interprofessional education and collaborative practice with health systems transformation and value-based health care, and now with all 23 health professions education accrediting agencies on board, the drivers are significant and the stakes are going up!



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The Diversity Seminar is a half-day seminar for faculty and staff designed to encourage and support the development of diversity and inclusion in a variety of ways, both in classroom and on campus in general.



The College of Education and Office of Equity and Diversity invite you to a discussion on the school-to-prison pipeline (STPP). This talk will address the STPP and its connection to practices such as school discipline.



Today, we are living in a society that is changing the way marijuana isviewed. With more than 90 % of people in the United States favor the of useof marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, as compared to 30 % in2000. Currently, 30 states in the U.S have changed policies, legalizingcannabis in some form. The change in policies and the overall prominence ofthe drug have led to heated debates about the benefits and detriments ofcannabis.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019, ECU Heart Institute
This presentation will focus on school-based mental health services, the impact of mental health needs on students and how to integrate mental health into schools to promote student success. Statistics will be shared as well as barriers to treatment. Techniques and interventions utilized in a school setting will be discussed.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019, ECU Heart Institute
This presentation will focus on mental health and substance use concerns thatare facing our emerging adult population (ages 18-24). Special attention willbe given to the unique qualities of this population and some possible barriersfor treatment. Up and coming drugs and alcohol use trends will be reviewedas well as the culture of substance use for this age population. Techniques foraddressing this concerns will be briefly covered as well.


Wednesday, January 9, 2019, ECU Heart Institute
It's no secret that yoga does wonders for the body and can calm the mind.And research continues to point to its power to help ameliorate variousailments such as hypertension, pain, and insomnia. Now, there's growingevidence that modified yoga, when taught by specially trained individualsand employed in a therapeutic context, can be a tool of healing andempowerment for people who have experienced trauma.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019, ECU Heart Institute
This course will review the legislative process at the grassroots level. You vote and have the right to educate your elected officials on the issues important to you and the community. We will review the preparation of your advocacy plan, the research needed, the communication process, meeting with your representatives, the importance of personal contact, preparing correspondence, and coordination of advocacy activities with other groups. A very important part of advocacy is educating your representative regarding the goals of your issues. Big Political Action Committee (PAC) money can influence the legislation, but local grassroots advocacy can also impact your local representative. Your vote does count, and through a coordinated advocacy plan, you can influence legislation.



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The Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield highlights the actresses 50 year career. This self guided tour will take you through over 5,000 square feet of costumes, movie posters, photographs, and accessories from Ava's many homes.


Monday, December 3, 2018, Immanuel Baptist Church - TRIP DEPARTURE
If you want to write your memoirs and don't know where to start, this class is a good place to begin. We will provide ideas and tips to get you started writing stories.



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Modern Board Gaming has come a long way since the days of Monopoly, Life, and Candy Land. There are multitudes of different board games and game types available for all kinds of people. In this class, we will explore the different types of Modern Board games, where to find them locally and on-line, and how to play.



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Buddhism, one of the world's great religions, was founded in India 2,500 years ago. As Buddhism has spread and developed, it has taken on a different form influenced by diverse cultures but remains fundamentally the same. Dr. Robert Bunger will discuss the Buddhist personal spiritual path, saints and male and female Buddhas as inspirations.



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"In this Century the world seems to be very small and people can reach each other in a matter of minutes but at the same time culturally they are very far away. In order to live in harmony and peace with each other, we should know each other's culture and their way of life. We should know about our differences, and similarities, our life values, family life and whatever is important and significant to each culture. For this purpose, we chose representatives of eight cultures (Afghanistan, Bosnia, Palestine, Egypt, Syria, India, Pakistan and Sudan) to come and talk about their cultures and the participants will ask questions. "



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We need more fresh produce in our diets to maximize our health. However, fresh produce is linked to any food borne illness outbreaks. In Fresh Produce 101, we'll explore the food safety risks around fresh produce an how to handle produce for the best results.



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We will explore and discuss the history and methods of soap making. Our class project will be to make a batch of unscented lye soap. On the second day, each participant will have a sample of soap to take home. Please wear long sleeves, long pants, and closed shoes. If you have goggles, please bring them. Soap making, like many skills, is fast becoming a dying art. This course is designed to help preserve it as part of our heritage.



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This interest group is designated as one of our members only groups. If you are interested in joining this group, please be sure to add a Lifelong Learning Membership to your cart.

Put your stories into words and share your life experiences with other class members. What you remember will no doubt trigger memories in others. Write a different story for each session and read it to the class for their feedback.



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There are six (6) components to successfully completing the 830 Instructional Management Coordinator (VoCATS Coordinator) license. The completion of MOS Certificate-Excel Basic completes the sixth (6) component of the IMC Induction process.



Join Tamyra Jovel, the Family Caregiver Resource Specialist at Mid East Commission Area Agency on Aging as you view an eye opening film on Alzheimer's disease. An hour long film will be followed by discussion and conversation with those in attendance.


Friday, November 16, 2018, AseraCare Hospice
The NC NTSP provides support for beginning teachers during their first three years of teaching.


November 4-5, 2018, North Raleigh Hilton - Midtown
There are no costumes, makeup, special lighting, or movement. For the audience it is like listening to a story on the radio. Like radio drama, much is left to the listener's imagination.



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This course educates the audience on tips for preventing falls and fires using the Remembering When curriculum developed by the National Fire Protection Association. Each member will leave with printed handouts with the 16 tips that will be shared as well as a gift from NFPA.



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It is important for everyone becoming eligible for Medicare to obtain accurate information for coverage and delivery options, supplemental health insurance, Medicare health plans, and prescription drug coverage. Attention to these issues will help you avoid serious costly problems. This workshop will help you map your journey to Medicare, highlighting roadblocks and warning signs along the way.



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This course is a brief overview of the evolutionary history of the universe. It is meant to introduce participants to information available today that was not readily available to our generation during our school-age years. It is information our grandchildren are learning in their biology, geology, astronomy, and anthropology classes.



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Lifelong Learning is partnering with Ronald McDonald House of Eastern NC to bring service opportunities to Lifelong Learning Members, that can be completed with peers.

Examples of volunteer tasks might be arts and crafts with family members staying at the Ronald McDonald House, Preparing a meal for a night or desserts for a week, or around the facility beautification. Please contact our office for additional information on upcoming service opportunities.



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Advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere, will be examined. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAWNext, WESTLAW classic and other online legal research methods as timesaving devices in legal research and legal writing.


October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Online Class, ECU
January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
Alternative Dispute Resolution refers to dispute resolution techniques that may better suit the needs of parties than traditional litigation does. This intensive course focuses on both traditional and non-traditional dispute resolution options.


October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Online Class, ECU
January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
Bankruptcy is an area of law that has provided significant employment for paralegals. This course examines the debtor-creditor relationship and the difference between voluntary and involuntary bankruptcy, both under Chapter 7 (liquidation) and 11 (reorganization). You will study the Bankruptcy Code in depth and learn how to prepare the most important bankruptcy forms.


October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Online Class, ECU
January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This workshop is an introduction to drawing techniques, terminology, and materials. Students will be directed towards developing a foundation in both fundamental and observational drawing skills including, perspective, mark-making, line quality, tone, value and composition. An emphasis on process and experimentation will be supported by demonstrations, one-on-one and group discussions and critiques, and presentations on historic and contemporary references.


September 12, 2018 to November 28, 2018, Jenkins Fine Arts Center - Room 201
This course examines the law and practice of business organizations and the paralegal's potential functions in this area of law. It begins with an examination of basic agency law, followed by a study of the fundamental structure and most important legal doctrines relating to general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, small closely-held corporations, and large publicly-traded corporations.


October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Online Class, ECU
January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
You will be introduced to the fundamentals of the federal constitution, including the institution of judicial review, the limitations on federal judicial power, the constitutional roles of the legislative and executive branches, due process of law, and individual rights under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Possible future trends of the U.S. Supreme Court will also be explored. This course will focus on individual civil liberties and 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claims, emphasizing redress for violations of the Fourth, Fifth, and Eighth Amendment rights of the U.S. Constitution.


October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Online Class, ECU
January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
The course begins with an overview of the concept of punishment and goes on to study the burden of proof and criminal defenses; it also provides a critical look at the most common crimes. Students will learn common terminology in criminal law and how to consider a crime thoroughly in terms of its elements.


October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Online Class, ECU
January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
In Criminal Procedure, students are presented with a clear and concise overview of the Constitutional protections that are provided to the accused in the United States, including the law of search and seizure, Miranda rights, Fifth Amendment protection, and the right to an attorney. The knowledge gained in this course is essential to full or part-time law office employment, as well as employment with government agencies in the criminal justice system.


October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Online Class, ECU
January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This course focuses on the laws that govern America's public school system, as well as home schooling, including student rights regarding discipline, suspension, personal grooming, testing and grading, and drug testing. Topics such as segregation, integration, dress codes and drug testing are essential not only for paralegals seeking full or part-time law office employment, but also for teachers, school counselors and administrators working in the schools.


October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Online Class, ECU
January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
Family law pertains to the formation and dissolution of domestic relations, including the law of marriage, annulment, separation and dissolution, maintenance, and custody and support of children. This course will study the differences between community and separate property, the classification of property, and the impact of such classification. The role of the paralegal in family law practice and the importance of mediation of domestic issues will also be discussed.


October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Online Class, ECU
January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This course explores all significant aspects of the immigration and naturalization process in the United States, including the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.


October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Online Class, ECU
January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This cutting edge course provides in depth instruction in one of the most dynamic and challenging areas of the law. Paralegals in this exciting area work on copyrights, patents, trademarks, unfair competition, protection of trade secrets, and much more. The knowledge gained in this course is not only applicable to full or part-time law office employment, but is also essential for authors and business owners who may be involved in entertainment and contract matters. This challenging specialty is in great demand.


October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Online Class, ECU
January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
The Lifelong Learning Program and SpringShire Retirement Community are excited to offer a trip to the 2018 North Carolina State Fair. Transportation via motor coach and admission to the fair are included in your registration price. Attendees are responsible for ride tickets and/or concessions. The motorcoach will depart Greenville at 8:00am and will return at approximately 4:00pm.


Thursday, October 18, 2018, Immanuel Baptist Church - TRIP DEPARTURE
This intensive online program is designed to train and qualify students to provide assistance to crime victims. The course provides an overview of criminal procedure and discusses the devastating effects crime can have on its victims. You will learn how paralegals as victim advocates can assist their office's clients who have been victimized by crime.


October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Online Class, ECU
January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This professional development event for alumni, SoDM faculty and residents, along with local practitioners will be two pronged. The first section will be addressing opioid prescribing, aligned with the yearly NC dental license requirement. The second section will be focusing on digital dentistry, complimented by several demonstrations by members of the SoDM faculty on digital equipment options, located in a separate location from the presentation room. Program titles, learning objectives and program content have been finalized.


Friday, October 26, 2018, Ross Hall
This professional development event for alumni, SoDM faculty and residents, along with local practitioners will be two pronged. The first section will be addressing opioid prescribing, aligned with the yearly NC dental license requirement. The second section will be focusing on digital dentistry, complimented by several demonstrations by members of the SoDM faculty on digital equipment options, located in a separate location from the presentation room. Program titles, learning objectives and program content have been finalized.


Friday, October 26, 2018, Ross Hall
The purpose of the Diversity Seminar is to educate faculty, staff, and students about diversity topics that relate to ECU. This year, we will focus on how to be effective allies to people of color, women, and LGBTQ individuals.



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