Room Assignments! Which Door?

2-ORCC-DoorPARKING—Yes, there are about 1200 parking places and many doors. Get your room assignment and check for the closest doors.  Our Facility Map highlights both the rooms and the doors.

NO DOOR 9 ON THURSDAYS— The Cherry Creek Schools Options Program uses the north classrooms on Thursdays. For security reasons Door 9 is not available to the Academy on Thursdays.

ROOM ASSIGNMENTS— Here are the room assignments.  More Announcements are below.

Day/Time

Start

Course

 Room

Door

Tue-10

2/25

Classical Period in Music

230-Auditorium

Basement

Tue-10

2/25

CPR

130-FamRmAnnex

4

Tue-10

2/25

Creativity & Madness: Artists

100-AltarCounsel

3

Tue-10

4/29

Drawing

240-Fellowship

2, 9, Basement

Tue-10

2/25

Great Decisions

150-Timothy

2

Tue-10

3/11

Nutrition Ammunition

200-James

Basement

Tue-10

3/11

Write to Save Your Life

210-Paul

Basement

Tue-1

3/11

Antibiotics & Vaccines

130-FamRmAnnex

4

Tue-1

2/25

Jazz: The First 30 Years

100-AltarCounsel

3

Tue-1

4/1

Jazz: 30s thru WWII

100-AltarCounsel

3

Tue-12:45

3/4

Bridge

240-Fellowship

2, 9, Basement

Tue-1

2/25

Constantine’s Sword

150-Timothy

2

Tue-1

2/25

Love & Romance in Brit Lit

200-James

Basement

1

Wed-10

2/26

End-of-Life Choices

150-Timothy

2

Wed-10

2/26

Pragmatism

200-James

Basement

Wed-10

2/26

Presidential Powers

130-FamRmAnnex

4

Wed-1

2/26

Español: Beginners

150-Timothy

2

Wed-1

2/26

Español: Beg/Int

200-James

Basement

Wed-1

2/26

Español: Int/Adv

130-FamRmAnnex

4

Wed-1

3/26

Science Researchers

100-AltarCounsel

3

Wed-1:30

2/26

DAM Great Art 2/26 & 4/9

at the DAM

~

Wed-1

2/26

Experts & Entertainers

110-WrshpArts

3

Wed-1

3/26

Haiku Workshop

210-Paul

Basement

Wed-1

2/26

Conversational Hebrew

135-1330

6

Thur-10

4/3

Critical Economic Issues

100-AltarCounsel

3

Thur-10

4/24

CPR

150-Timothy

Basement

Thur-10

4/17

Denver’s Elitch Theatre

130-FamRmAnnex

4

Thur-10

3/6

World Religions

200-James

Basement

Thur-10

2/27

Concert: Arias & Ensembles

230-Auditorium

Basement

Thur-10

3/6

Russia Today

110-WrshpArts

3

Thur-10

3/6

Writing Your Life Stories

210-Paul

Basement

Thur-1

2/27

China Rising

100-AltarCounsel

3

Thur-1

2/27

Short Stories

150-Timothy

2

Thur-1

2/27

Women’s Movement

135-1330

6

Thur-1

2/27

Great Debates & the Law

230-Auditorium

Basement

Thur-1

2/27

Tech Training

110-WrshpArts

3

SNOW DAYS—The Public School closings will dictate our schedule. By 8:00 am, our website’s home page (www.AcademyLL.org) will announce any closure, and the message on the Academy phone line (303-770-0786) will give details. Rule of thumb: If the public schools are closed, we are closed. If they announce a late start, our morning classes are canceled and our afternoon classes will meet.

COFFEE—Coffee and cookies are available for FREE in two locations: The main atrium near the “fountain” of plants and directly outside room 200-James on the upper level.  We will have it until the budget runs out…

NAME BADGES—Badges help the course leaders and your fellow classmates get to know you. With K-12 school programs in the building, the Academy nametags help keep the children safe. Yes, it IS difficult to remember them, but please make an effort. Keep them in your car or class notebook.

ABSENCES—If you know that you will be absent from a class session, please inform your course leader in advance.

DROPPING CLASSES—If you decide to drop a class, please call the Academy, 303-770-0786, or inform your course leader.

CLASS EVALUATIONS—Comments are welcome and encouraged. Formal evaluations are given at the discretion of the course leaders. Feel free to share your opinions with Board members, the Director, or use our Feedback Form.

LUNCH—In addition to Subway and Café de France on site, there are many restaurants in the area or you are welcome to bring your own lunch and eat it in either atrium or any open room.

THANK YOU—The Academy is a nonprofit organization and is extremely appreciative of all the volunteers who help make it work. If you’d like to volunteer, call 303-770-7086 or email volunteer@AcademyLL.org. Thanks, too, to our host: Orchard Road Christian Center.

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AMENITIES GALORE AT ORCC

Orchard Road Christian Center, ORCC, adult learning

1-ORCC-3The Academy has gone uptown with added amenities at its new campus at Orchard Road Christian Center.

With SubWay and Café de France across the hall from each other on the southwest corner of ORCC’s lower level, Academy participants can choose to meet over breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner—or just a cup of coffee (add an espresso option at Café de France), tea or soda.

Both restaurants open at 7:00 a.m. every day and offer outside seating in inviting weather. For your private group meetings outside Academy classes, you’ll want to take a look at the lovely party room on Café de France’s south side (windows with mountain views!).

1-ORCC-4If you prefer to meet friends in ORCC’s comfortable Family Room off the Fountain Atrium, you’ll have a choice of coffee (available for a $1 charge, paid on the honor system) or goodies from the vending machine, which include specialty teas, chocolate milk, Izze fruit drinks, chips, power bars and other assorted treats.

While in the Family Room, you’ll have WiFi access. We learned during the One-Day University that ten folks can connect simultaneously, but the connection will be lost if users exceed ten. The Academy is working to ensure even greater access.

ORCC’s two sun-lit atriums offer seating for BYO lunches and snacks, take-out from the two restaurants or just a casual get-together between classes.

One of ORCC’s most significant amenities is easy and quick access to Light Rail. The E line (purple on the Light Rail map) and the F line (red on the map) both run north and south. The F line runs between the 16th St. Mall downtown and Lincoln Parkway. The E line runs between Union Station downtown and Lincoln Parkway. Check Light Rail schedules & fares at http://www.southeastconnections.com/?n=transit&sm=rtd&sp=light.

From either line, exit at the Orchard Rd. stop, where there is a parking lot for Light Rail users. To reach the Academy campus at Orchard Christian Center, walk directly south through two parking lots and enter ORCC at the upper level. The walk should take you 5-7 minutes. We hope you’ll explore this relaxing, uber-green transportation option!

 

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Sherma Erholm, New Board President

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A career public school teacher, Sherma Erholm brings three especially critical skills and interests to her new job as The Academy’s board president–
• professional communication expertise
• several years’ experience facilitating an impressive variety of Academy courses
• all the hallmarks of an ideal Academy learner—or, as she describes herself, a “learning junkie.”

Academy President, BoardThough Erholm holds a bachelor’s degree in speech and music, and a master’s in communication theory and psychology, only one of her many Academy courses has focused squarely on her academic training—Bombarded with Persuasion: Are You the Next Target?

At the Academy and elsewhere, she jumps at the chance to explore topics outside her formal fields of study. Her desire to understand and share the evolution of Middle Eastern political and cultural complexities motivated her to offer classes on The Persian Puzzle and Egypt Since World War II. Similarly, her passion for examining life’s great unsolved questions resulted in the course Science & Religion: Enemies, Strangers or Partners?

Adult courses she has facilitated for other organizations have examined futurism, China, evolution and the UN, among other topics.

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Bil Buhler: Geek Turned Artist

Cherry Creek Arts Festival Pots

 

Cherry Creek Arts FestivalBil Buhler (aka “Mr. Pots”)

Bil discovered the joy of making pottery more than 30 years ago when living in the Chicago area. After moving to Denver and while working in the computer industry, he earned a master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Denver.  Making pottery gave Bil a creative outlet vastly different from the technical requirements of his job.

When he retired, his avocation as a potter became his new life’s work. He wishes he had switched much sooner, he says, since he has such fun with his creations. “My favorite functional forms are bowls—bowls with elegant lines, full of rhythm and gesture.” Buhler’s work has been accepted into multiple juried art shows. For more on his art, see http://www.bilbuhler.com.

On the Academy Board, he serves as President.

 

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