Academy summer SHORT course
PROPAGANDA & FILM
Course leader: Paul Turelli
$15 – includes refreshments
Proceeds from this event go directly to the Academy technology fund.
Wednesday July 12
1 – 3:30 pm (with a short intermission)
6500 E. Girard Avenue (inside Calvary Baptist Church) Fellowship Hall
We are more impacted by propaganda today than during Nazi Germany! Preposterous idea? Perhaps. But look at the history of film, the corporate media, commercialization and our current political polarization, and you may begin to agree. For a little over two hours, we will take a look at these ideas thru short film clips and lecture notes to get the audience to think and voice their thoughts and opinions about where we are today in the world of ‘information and truth.’ What is the lens through which you view what is happening today and in your life time? Come and enjoy an afternoon of thoughtful inquiry into the bubble in which we all live.
ONE-DAY Academy PRESENTATIONS, COURSE ROUND-UP,
ONLINE and ONSITE REGISTRATION + SNACKS
aug. 9, 2017, 9:30 am-1:30 pm
at The Academy, (CBC, 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver 80224
Brad Calvert – Future Metro Denver on the Cutting Edge – (class meets Thursdays 1:15 – 3:00). In recent years, “millennials” have been the defining demographic factor for metro Denver growth. Well, “seniors” have become the defining demographic for the future. How is population growth, including the impact of “seniors,” going to affect metro living? This course will educate you about metropolitan cooperation, characterized by the Brookings Institution as among the best examples in the country. You will also study what transportation, housing affordability and choice will look like and how will they affect your lifestyle. Digital technology will be addressed as it is redefining urban planning and service delivery. Denver is rumored to be the preferred site of Google to demonstrate the “City of the Future.” Come get a taste of what all the excitement is about.
Brad Calvert is the Regional Planning and Development Director, Denver Regional Council of Governments and one of the many featured speakers of this class.
David Marsh – U.S. Highway 50 the “Main Street of America” – (class meets Wednesday 11:30 – 1:00)
Time Magazine calls U.S. Highway 50 the “main street of America”–the highway extends from Maryland’s eastern shore to Sacramento and passes through Washington, D.C., Cincinnati, St. Louis, Kansas City and the heartland of America. What were the noble ideas that shaped our nation and how have these ideas played out as we tour across the country? This class will use Highway 50 to explore America from its founding, early development, the Civil War, and westward expansion, to our current life together. Today’s presentation will be just a glimpse of what we will learn this semester.
David Marsh, former Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the Rossier School of Education at USC specialized in curriculum and instruction. He was also an adviser to the California and U.S. Departments of Education .
Susan Blake-Smith – Hamilton: The Man & the Musical (class meets Wednesdays 1:30 – 3:00)
Hamilton, the record-breaking Broadway sensation, has sparked new interest in one of America’s most fascinating founding fathers. Using songs from the musical as our backdrop, we’ll touch on the highlights of Alexander Hamilton’s remarkable story from his brutal childhood in St. Croix to his meteoric rise to Secretary of the Treasury, his role in the country’s first publicized sex scandal and his fateful duel with Aaron Burr. We will discuss why the musical has “revolutionized” Broadway and whether it is historically accurate. While this lecture can only scratch the surface of what will be presented during the course in the fall, it will be fast-paced, fun and informative. To quote a line from the musical: you’re going to “want to be in the room where it happens.”
Susan Blake-Smith has been an enthusiastic member of The Academy since its inception where she has taught Spanish for many years and facilitated a popular counterfactual history class called “What If?”
The Day includes:
-Information about all Spring courses
-Chance to meet course leaders and learn about their courses.
-Assistance with Online registration for classes beginning Sept. 12, 13, 14.
No RSVPs necessary. 6500 E Girard Ave, Denver CO 80224
(303) 770-0786 (Messages only)
Tuesday June 13, 1-3:30 pm
At The Academy, 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver, CO 80224 (inside CBC)
FREE for members and their guests, light refreshments included
NO RSVP’s needed. Questions to info@AcademyLL.org or (303) 770-0786
Don’t Get Left in the Dark: the Total Solar Eclipse
From NASA, “On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a total eclipse will cross the entire country, coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. Weather permitting; the entire continent will have the opportunity to view an eclipse as the moon passes in front of the sun, casting a shadow on Earth’s surface. “
Jim Baron will discuss the facts and developments surrounding this astronomical phenomenon. Joining Jim will be Anne Holland, the Community Engagement Director for the Space Science Institute. She will bring a solar telescope that will be set up to view the sun, and have eclipse-viewing glasses as giveaways.
Jim Baron is an Academy member and has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Detroit. He spent 47 years working at Hughes Aircraft/Raytheon designing spacecraft and ground control systems. He worked on the Surveyor moon program and says, “My only claim to fame is that in a very real way, my fingerprints are on the moon.”
Anne Holland has a Master’s of Science in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota. She has conducted astronomy outreach for the Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station in Hawaii.
Join Lisa Eldred, Director of Exhibitions, Art & Interpretation for the Denver Botanic Gardens for the second part of the program. The Academy is proud to welcome her back to talk about the installation featured in the Garden’s current living gardens exhibit, Calder Monumental. Alexander Calder was the inventor of the mobile and used it in his sculpture work. Lisa will also talk about the gallery’s indoor exhibit: Color: Works by Teresa Booth Brown. Her paintings intend to “… organize thoughts and ideas that resist written language. From a simple composition, each painting is developed intuitively by the addition and subtraction of layers of paint, collage and drawing.”
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Lunch includes a sandwich, side, dessert and drink.
L’Elisir d’Amore / The Elixir of Love
Free to Academy members and their Guests
Tues, March 28, 11:30 am-1 pm – Sanctuary
Experience the one-hour, English language version of Donizetti’s romantic comedy, The Elixir of Love. With a few costumes, and a portable set, the Young Artists will deliver the fun of this live opera performance. Can the bumbling peasant Nemorino win the heart of the beautiful Adina with the help of a magic “elixir” from the snake-oil-salesman, Dulcamara? Come share that experience with us at the Academy on March 28.
6500 E Girard Ave, Denver CO 80224
No Need to RSVP
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE ACADEMY.
The Academy has lost a dear friend, a tireless worker and a relentless Academy supporter with the passing of Lois Martin.
Since the Academy’s inception Lois was always found in numerous classes, taking notes and adding her thoughts and perspective to the discussion. For many years she led the ‘Experts and Entertainers’ class of lunchtime speakers and discussion. She pursued every lead and every speaker suggestion to line up a broad variety of people and topics for our members’ enjoyment over many terms of Academy classes. Her eager mind was limitless in its scope and her choice of classes to participate in was wide ranging. All of us will miss her eagerness to learn, her willingness to help and her always ready smiles and greetings.
Lois Martin came to Denver by way of Philadelphia and Nebraska. She majored in journalism at the University of Nebraska, before she moved to Pennsylvania while her husband was in medical school. She has been editor of internal publications for Campbell Soup Co. and Leeds and Northrup, both in the East. After the arrival of her four children, she founded the Aurora Sun Newspaper where she worked for 20 years as publisher. She was founding moderator of the Aurora Hospital Association, President of the Aurora Hospital District, Business Person of the Year for the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, and elected to the Benson Hall of Fame for Community Leadership.
Support The Academy for Lifelong Learning on Colorado Gives Day!
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 is the day thousands of donors will come together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours. Our goal is to raise $20,000.
Your support helps the Academy to:
· Replace and upgrade classroom A/V equipment
· Maintain low membership and tuition fees
· Program up to six special events each year
· Provide scholarships to those in need
· Grow the Academy reserves for emergencies
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