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SALT Course Schedule and Registration Information

The Senior Academy of Learning at Trinity is offering the following classes for fall. The ever-growing popularity of these courses draws more and more people from the community. The cost per course is $20. For more information, contact Ruth DeBruyn at 708.239.4827, or e-mail ruth.debruyn@trnty.edu.

DIGITAL PHOTOS ON YOUR HOME COMPUTER
Wednesdays, September 17, 24 & October 1            
3:45pm – 5:00pm
Science Center 019                                                    
Ralph Veldboom

Week 1: Digital Photography Overview: capturing photos, photo types, uploading and saving photos & enhancement software.
Week 2: Enhancing Photos:  enhancing lighting, enhancing color and cropping.
Week 3: Using Photos:  Printing photos, using photos in email and documents, and DVDs from still photos.

SPREADSHEETS USING EXCEL
Wednesdays, September 17, 24 & October 1            
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Science Center 019
Ralph Veldboom

Enjoy a practical way to organize and analyze data by creating simple lists or powerful formulas.    In class you will enter rows and columns of text, values, and formulas, work with a variety of moving and copying techniques, perform calculations on data using formulas and functions, and create charts and graphs based upon the data.     

ELECTORAL YEAR
Thursdays, September 18, 25 & October 2                
3:45pm-5:00 pm
Science Center 104   

Week 1: Charles Emmerich, Esq. - The Foundations of the America Republic: Reflections on the Declaration of Independence.  The class will explore the theological, moral and political foundations of the republic through the lens of the Declaration; in addition, he will discuss the way in which the Declaration can assist voters today in sorting out candidates and issues.

Week 2: Christopher Yonkman – "The Election of 1800:  Politics, Parties, and Parallels to the Present Day".  The election of 1800 pitted Jefferson against Adams and involved dirty campaigning, factional disagreements between the Democratic Republicans and the Federalists, and ultimately a tie in the electoral vote between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr.  This election led to Congress passing the Twelfth Amendment and set the stage for future campaigns under the two-party system.

Week 3: Dr. Robert Rice – How we can use the Election to shape American culture.

GLOBAL WARMING
Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Science Center 104                                                    
Dr. Richard Treptow

Global warming is a great challenge facing our world today.  We will discuss its causes and consequences and the action we must take as stewards of the earth.

Week 1: Its Causes
Week 2: The Consequences
Week 3: Our Response

WATERCOLOR
Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Arts & Communication Center Room #210              
Marlene Boonstra

This class will be an introduction to Watercolor with a special focus on brush handling, various techniques, and basic color theory. 
 
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Thursday, October 9, 16 & 23                                    
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Science Center 104
Dr. Mary Lynn Colosimo

Please join us as we explore the topics of life stages and issues, stress, personal values, and interpersonal relations.  We will learn by doing light writing and presenting skills in class.  You will leave this course with more materials for your consideration.  This class will offer new materials and welcomes new and past students.

Download the PDF brochure.


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