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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.


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


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers



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.
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.


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


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers



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.

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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.



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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.


Friday, January 18, 2019, The GlasStation
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 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 eight-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 begin by learning how to properly use the tools and gathering out of the furnace.  We will then learn how to shape the glass using the tools, heat, and gravity to make simple forms such as paperweights and small sculptures.  We will then move on to learning how to blow glass and learn to make tradition vessel forms such as cups and bowls.  No previous experience is required or expected.


February 8, 2019 to March 29, 2019, The GlasStation
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.


Friday, January 25, 2019, The GlasStation
Saturday, April 13, 2019, The GlasStation
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.


March 7-8, 2019, East Carolina University, Brewster C201
This program is a collaboration between the Lifelong Learning Program and the Pitt County Historical Society.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Seahorse Restaurant

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, Work-based Learning, and Support - 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, Work-based Learning, and Support - 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, Work-based Learning, and Support - 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, Work-based Learning, and Support - 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, Charlotte Convention Center

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.



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Practical Communication Skills

This course can help you with clear speech, organizing your message effectively, being assertive instead of aggressive, listening effectively, and feeling comfortable speaking to a group.

Practical communication skills are those skills you need in everyday situations. Come join us for information, interaction, and practical skills that will help you navigate the everyday communication situations in your life.



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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.



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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.


March 5-6, 2019, East Carolina University, Brewster C201
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.


Friday, February 1, 2019, ECU School of Dental Medicine
Friday, April 5, 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.


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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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.


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 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.


January 22, 2019 to May 28, 2019, Sheppard Memorial Library, Room B
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.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Immanuel Baptist Church - TRIP DEPARTURE
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.


February 11, 2019 to June 10, 2019, Immanuel Baptist Church, Parlor Room
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.


February 12, 2019 to June 11, 2019, Immanuel Baptist Church, Parlor Room
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.


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.


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.


January 28, 2019 to April 22, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
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.


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.


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.


Monday, December 17, 2018, The GlasStation
Wednesday, December 19, 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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In this 2 ½ 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 ½ 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 Décalquer, 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
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.



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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.


February 7, 2019 to May 16, 2019, Immanuel Baptist Church, Parlor Room
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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Vermiculture or worm farming has many benefits. It is very inexpensive, uses recycled ingredients and helps you grow healthy plants and vegetables. Worm castings or waste is a nutrient-rich, natural fertilizer and soil conditioner. Worms can eat and break down many times their weight in organic materials like apple and banana peels, kitchen waste, and egg shells. Worm bins take up little space and can be kept in or outdoors year round. When properly maintained, they do not smell. In this course, you will learn how to create your own worm farm.


Friday, April 12, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
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.


February 4, 2019 to May 13, 2019, Immanuel Baptist Church, Parlor Room
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.



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The NC NTSP provides support for beginning teachers during their first three years of teaching.



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.


Thursday, April 11, 2019, College of Nursing, Health Science Building Room 1150
It is important for everyone nearing Medicare eligibility 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 or costly problems.


Friday, March 15, 2019, Pitt County Council on Aging - Greenville Senior Center, Small Multipurpose Room
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.


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.


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.


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.



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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 the paralegal's role in estate planning. The requirements of creating enforceable wills and trusts will be covered, and study of resulting and constructive trusts will be provided.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.



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.


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 intensive class is designed to give students, particularly from Colorado and neighboring states, an appreciation of the importance of allocation of water resources in the American West.


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.



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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.



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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.



Dr. Bettina Love will be presenting to faculty, staff, and students for 1.5 hours on hip hop pedagogy. Dr. Love's talk will examine the struggles and the possibilities of committing ourselves to Hip Hop civics education and the abolitionist goal of educational freedom, as opposed to reform, and moving beyond what she calls the educational survival complex (i.e. test-taking skills, acronyms, grit, and character education).



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. This course may be repeated.


January 22, 2019 to April 9, 2019, Jenkins Fine Arts Center - Room 211

The mission of North Carolina secondary Career and Technical Education is to empower all students to be successful citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy.



July 10-14, 2019, Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons
NCDA Facilitating Career Development Training provides individuals with relevant skills and knowledge to assist others in planning careers and obtaining meaningful work. Established in 1913, NCDA is the premier provider of professional development in the career field. With a nationwide system of instructors, NCDA has prepared over 25,000 Career Services Providers and Facilitators for inter/national certification.



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This interactive presentation will include information about the latest in dementia care, types and progression of dementia, and answer your question, "What is Alzheimer's and what is dementia?" Attend to become a more empowered caregiver to help both the person with dementia and yourself.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019, ECU Heart Institute
The name Cajun is a corruption of the word Acadian. Cajuns are the descendants of French-speaking Acadians. Several thousand French-speaking refugees from the region of Acadie (now Nova Scotia, Canada) made their way to Louisiana after being expelled in 1755 by the newly ascendant British, and sent penniless from their home territory. 


Thursday, April 4, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
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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Do you have an interest in learning to cook recipes from other cultures? In this course, we will make both an Afghan and Bosnian dish.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019, St. James United Methodist Church, Kitchen

Overview

In this online program, you will master basic and advanced AutoCAD design skills as you gain hands-on practice using the 2D tools in AutoCAD 2018. 

East Carolina University, in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.





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Do you often see or hear a bird and wish you knew what it is or could identify it by name? This course will help you learn more about our feathered friends.


Monday, February 25, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
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.


January 23, 2019 to March 27, 2019, Cypress Glen Retirement Community, Aerobics Room
Biking is a great hobby and physical activity. Join our seasoned cyclist, Greg as we discover important pieces of information every bicyclist should know.


Thursday, April 4, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
Many people have seen a Mountain Dulcimer during a vacation to the Appalachian Mountains, they may even have one displayed on the wall or discretely stored under a bed, but many are unaware of the ancestry of this uniquely American folk instrument. In addition to exploring the dulcimer's history and how it moved from being a regional to a national instrument, the course will discuss the people involved in its development and demonstrate the music traditionally played on the Mountain Dulcimer.


Friday, February 22, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
The heart and circulatory system both have complex functions. This course will start with the basic; the parts of the heart and how they work including structure and function; and the circulatory system. Once we better understand the heart, we will discuss the importance of heart health, unique features of the heart, and heart diseases and their effects.


May 7-28, 2019, ECU Heart Institute
Holistic, Complementary, Alternative, & Integrative Health: The What and Why. Perhaps you've heard of some of these practices or know someone who has experienced them and have questions but didn't know who to ask.


Monday, March 4, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H

Careers in Information Technology are steadily growing, and what better way to train for a new career than to prepare for three respected certifications in one convenient online program? This program will help you build the foundational knowledge needed for employment in cutting-edge IT roles.

Upon completion of the program, you will be given vouchers to take all three certifying exams.

 

East Carolina University,in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.




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Normal aging or dementia? In this course we will explore the natural brain changes that occur in older adults and compare them for changes that occur with types of dementia.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H

Overview

The Certified Information SecurityManager (CISM) accreditation is a highly respected certification within the IT industry. Obtaining your CISM certification qualifies you for a position in Risk Management, Security Auditor, Compliance Officer or an executive management position as a CSO, CTO or CIO.

East Carolina University, in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.




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Overview

This program is perfect for you, if you have little or no experience with Adobe's Creative Suite, which is commonly used for professional graphic design, video editing, and web development.


East Carolina University, in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.




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Overview


This program is perfect for you, if you have little or no experience with Adobe's Creative Suite, which is commonly used for professional graphic design, video editing, and web development. If you like and appreciate graphic design and consider yourself creative, you are well suited to this program.



East Carolina University, in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.



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According to Mehmet Oz, M.D., "Energy Medicine is the next big frontier of Medicine."
So join us if you'd like to learn proven ways to increase vitality, enhance health, boost joy and send healing to areas of your body using easy practices everyone can do in a few minutes a day. It's fun, it's easy, and there's nothing to buy.


April 4-18, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
Decorating for the holidays can be fun and exciting, and having handmade decorations adds to the enjoyment. This course will help you make no-sew bunnies for Easter; no-sew spiders, and ghost and pumpkin garland for Halloween, felt Christmas trees for Christmas. These projects also make great gifts.


Saturday, March 23, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
This four-session course will be a mini course in cultural anthropology.


April 5, 2019 to May 3, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
Intermediate Origami (the art of Japanese paper folding) is ideal for students that have taken a beginning origami course, or have some experience with paper folding. The first class will briefly review folding techniques and reading diagrams and starting the first project.


February 19, 2019 to March 5, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
This is a short course for those who want a quick, easy and fun introduction to the Italian language and culture. If you are traveling to Italy soon or just want to find out if Italian is for you, then this is the course.


February 14, 2019 to March 28, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
For over 3,000 years, since Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Jews have often called themselves
the "ever dying people." Philosopher Simon Rawidowicz wrote, just after the Holocaust,
that an "ever-dying people" means an "ever resilient people."


February 13-27, 2019, Congregation Bayt Shalom
Everyone wants a healthy brain! Cognitive decline is one of the most feared consequences of aging, but it is not necessarily inevitable.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
Lake Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most beautiful resources in North Carolina. The lake is located near the center of Hyde County, just west of the Outer Banks.


Friday, May 17, 2019, Immanuel Baptist Church - TRIP DEPARTURE
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."*


April 16-23, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
Take control of your medication, starting with this class. As we continue to increase the number of prescription medications on the market and the number we consume, there can be increases in medication errors, and side effects can potentially be life-threatening.



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In 2018, the NC Durable Power of Attorney statute was significantly modified and updated. The course will detail why a Durable Power of Attorney is such an important legal document and discuss the 2018 changes to the law and how/whether they affect those with an existing Durable Power of Attorney. 



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Caring for a family member or close friend is one of the most important roles you'll play. It may be as simple as driving your loved one to doctors' appointments or to get groceries, leading to more complex tasks, such as preparing meals or handling finances.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
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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Join us for a private wine tasting where we will learn proper tasting techniques as well as what makes a great wine.


Friday, March 22, 2019, Firefly Wine Shop
This demonstration style cooking class offers techniques on how to prepare quick, easy, inexpensive and healthy meals using Spice Bouquet rubs and seasonings. After the cooking demonstration, participants will enjoy a delicious meal.


Friday, March 1, 2019, Immanuel Baptist Church - TRIP DEPARTURE
Join Dr. Margaret D. Bauer, ECU Professor and Rives Chair of Southern Literature and recipient of the 2017 North Carolina Award for Literature, as she discusses Elaine Neil Orr's Swimming Between Worlds.


Thursday, March 14, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
Technology companies have finally discovered that senior citizens are an under served market. Too many seniors are hesitant to try technology assisting devices; fearful they will not understand how the device functions and what it does.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
Well, they're not really lost. Dr. Mercer has many of them on his bookshelf. They are,
however, not very well known.


Thursday, March 28, 2019, Cypress Glen Retirement Community, Auditorium
Through commissioned portraits, famous works of art, political cartoons, and feature-length films, learn how Marie Antoinette is a very misunderstood historical figure. This
presentation will discuss how these misconceptions have come to be ingrained in the
public's perception of her.


Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
The "divided" years after the German invasion of France in 1940 will be explored with
excerpts from the documentary La France Divisée.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
Is this one of the most turbulent and divisive periods in American history? The media and social scientists are inclined to say "yes". However, the intellectually keen observer of American politics Jon Meacham has offered a more cautionary view.


March 20-27, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
With over 16 acres of gardens, the Tryon Palace gardens are some of most known gardens in state of North Carolina. Designed by Morley Williams, who assisted with restorations of gardens at both Mount Vernon and Stratford Hall, the gardens are designed in the Colonial Revival style that was widely popular in the mid-20th century. Stroll through the gardens at your own pace and admire the spring blooms.


Tuesday, April 30, 2019, Immanuel Baptist Church - TRIP DEPARTURE
Upcycling, or the method of recycling something into an object of higher value, is becoming quite the trend. The website Pinterest is a great resource for such projects.


Saturday, February 23, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
French poet, novelist, and dramatist Victor Hugo's life story, with spectacular shifts in status and fortune, is in some ways not so different from that of his Les Misérables hero, Jean Valjean.


Thursday, April 25, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
The Virtual Dementia Tour is a hands-on exercise that allows participants to experience what it would be like to live with dementia.


Friday, May 10, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H
Have you and your family talked about the transfer of your non-titled property after you die? Estate planning discussions often focus on land, houses, cars and money. Too often, non-titled property, such as family heirlooms and keepsakes, don't get discussed. For many people, these items have more meaning and are more important than titled property.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Pitt County Agriculture Center
The twentieth century American philosopher Alfred North Whitehead described all philosophy as footnotes to Plato. Why was Plato so important, even now?


Monday, April 29, 2019, Self Help Center, 100H

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