The SAGE program is one designed for adults over 55 years of age who are interested in expanding life's experiences. SAGE offers an opportunity to enrich one's life through learning in a relaxed and accepting environment amongst peers. We cover a wide range of subjects in our college level lectures including social and cultural trends, evolving technologies, the arts, food and wine, politics, religion, economics, health and wellness, and many more!
The SAGE program was recently featured on an episode of FOCUS on PBS39. Watch the video for an indepth look into all that SAGE has to offer!
Fall 2015 Schedule
All lectures take place on the first Friday of the month in room 135 at the Lehigh Valley campus, which is located at 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley. Join us at 10:30 a.m. for coffee, the lecture will begin at 11 a.m., and lunch will be served at 12 p.m.
Friday, September 18
Lehigh Valley Enterprises - Then and Now
Michael Krajsa, Penn State Instructor in Business will cover the evolution (and in some cases extinction) of popular Lehigh Valley products and services and will share his perspective on the future of business and industry in our area, based on current activity in the region.
Friday, October 2
The Evolution of Photography
From the ever popular “selfie” to caves and ancient metallurgy, we will go backward in time, guided by our speaker, Christos Karfakis who is a contemporary photo-historian. This will be an intergenerational lecture, with Penn State Lehigh Valley undergraduate art students in attendance.
Friday, November 6
Enacting Racism: Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill, Character and the Constitution
Michele Ramsay, PhD, Penn State Professor, will focus on the rhetoric of Clarence Thomas during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings and how it impacted the rhetoric of Anita Hill, centering on an accusation that he had sexually harassed or engaged in unseemly behavior toward her.
Friday, December 4
The Slinky and Other Human Powered Toys
Join us for some pre-holiday fun as retired math teacher, turned entertainer, Bob Swaim will be on board to share his thoughts on this “fun and wonderful toy” along with some other eco-friendly options for playtime.
Registration, Pricing, and Additional Information
The cost of each lecture (including lunch) is $20, or attend all four lectures for $60. To register, contact Carrol Buddock at 610-285-5058 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about SAGE, contact Diane McAloon at 610-285-5066 or email@example.com.