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SAGE lectures for fall 2013 announced

8/13/2013 —

Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment (SAGE), an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley, has announced the schedule for its fall 2013 four-part lecture series. Each SAGE session begins with coffee at 10:30 a.m., the featured speaker at 11 a.m., and lunch at noon. All SAGE lectures are held in room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley in Center Valley.

The fall schedule is as follows:

Sept. 13 – Beverly Bley, LPN, CMHt
"Chapter 7 – The Best Part of the Story"
As we age, relationships change, values and perceptions are reviewed and adjusted, future plans are revised. Bley's talk will cover ways to find humor in the complexities and vulnerabilities of our lives.

Oct. 4 – Ellie Laubner
"Flappers and their Famous Fashion"
Lehigh Valley collector Ellie Laubner offers her insight into the fashions that allowed the New Woman of the 20s to brazenly give tradition a cold and often bare shoulder as she moved forward into the twentieth century. Laubner has been on a thirty-year quest to acquire clothing and accessories that reflect the styles, events and sociological changes taking place in our society.

Nov. 1 – The Holocaust Resource Center of the Lehigh Valley
"Genocide"
Genocide continues to impact our world today. In observation of the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, this lecture will explore the nature of bigotry, hate crimes and genocide through the lens of the Holocaust.

Dec. 6 – Peter Behrens, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Penn State Lehigh Valley
"Early 20th Century Psychology on the Radio"
Consider the psychological impact of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds." Behrens will share his research findings as they relate to the history of American radio psychology from its early days in the late 1920s through the Depression.

The cost of each lecture, including lunch, is $20; or attend all four for $60. The mission of SAGE is to encourage intellectual and cultural enrichment for seniors, 55 and older, by providing a stimulating college-level lecture, workshop and seminar environment through a self-funded, self-directed and member-driven program.

To register, contact Carol Buddock at 610-285-5059.

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