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SAGE lecture to focus on homeland security

2/15/2010 —

Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment (SAGE), an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley, will hold the first lecture of its four-part series on Friday, March 5. Each SAGE session begins with coffee at 10:30 a.m., the featured speaker at 11 a.m., and lunch at noon. The speaker for the first session is Robert Mateff, Sr., ENP, director, Emergency Management Services, County of Northampton and vice-chairperson, Northeast PA Counter Terrorism Task Force, who will discuss, "What Does Homeland Security Look Like in our Hometown?"


Mateff has held the position of Director of Northampton County Emergency Management Services since January of 2008 and previously served as the Deputy Director for Operations and Training for 10 years.  He has worked in Public Safety for more than twenty years holding positions in law enforcement, emergency medical services, and emergency management.  Mateff has a bachelor's degree from DeSales University and professional credentials in emergency management. He currently serves as the vice-chair of the Northeast Pennsylvania Counter-Terrorism Task Force.


The schedule for the remainder of the lecture series includes:


Friday, April 2: The Vietnam Conflict: Its Implications on Today’s Events

Emory Guffrovich, director of enrollment management at Penn State Lehigh Valley; Vietnam 67-68


Friday, May 7: Having Friends Makes us Healthy  

David Livert, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, Penn State Lehigh Valley


Friday, June 4: The Examined Life: Ethical Decision-Making in the 21st Century

Douglas Hochstetler, Ph.D., associate professor of kinesiology, Penn State Lehigh Valley


The cost of the four-part series is $45. The event is open to adults age 55 and over, but reservations are required.  To reserve a space, contact Carol Buddock at (610)285-5058 or email cab5@psu.edu.  The Penn State Lehigh Valley Corporate Learning Center is located at 100 Brodhead Road, Suite 120, Bethlehem, PA, 18017.
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