Franklin Building2012 marks our fiftieth anniversary. Since opening our doors as University College on the corner of Grace and Lombardy in 1962, we’ve grown and evolved. We’ve changed locations and names. We’ve added new degrees and non-credit programs. But we’ve always remained focused on enriching lives and careers. Throughout 2012-13, we’ll celebrate a lifetime of learning with a nod to the past and a look to the future.

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Sep

13

2012

Designer Secrets for Decorating with StyleFree Think Again noncredit class

Do you dream of having your rooms look like they stepped out of the pages of decorating magazines? This is the class for you! Learn exclusive secrets of the trade to decorate with lavish style. We will explore 25 different design and decorating ideas used by the pros. Solve the mystery of how to get the "wow" factor in every room of your home.

An SPCS Fiftieth Anniversary free class

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Sep

15

2012

Fiftieth Anniversary Gala ReceptionBy invitation

The event kicks off SPCS Week and the start of our Fiftieth Anniversary celebration year.

An SPCS Week event

Sep

17

2012

Open HouseFree and open to the public

Come to the second floor of the Special Programs Building to visit SPCS offices, chat with faculty and staff, get a bite to eat and learn more about the School and its history.

Morning snacks will be available 8:30-10:00 a.m. Afternoon snacks will be available 2-5 p.m.

Take part in our trivia “scavenger hunt” through historical displays and photos and register to win prizes.

Pick up some Fiftieth Anniversary memorabilia and tell your kids, “I was there when...”

An SPCS Week event

Sep

17

2012

Snacks for StudentsFree for SPCS students on campus

The SPCS Student Government Association will extend the School’s Open House by distributing “cake pop” snacks to SPCS students until 7:30 p.m. in five different campus locations.

Robins School of Business – Robbins Tower

Jepson Hall – Outside Dean’s Conference Room

Law School – Law Atrium

Ryland Hall – Under covered porch between 210-216

Weinstein Hall – Outside the Brown Alley Room

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Sep

18

2012

Information Session for Adult StudentsFree and open to the public; registration requested

Designed with the unique needs of non-traditional learners in mind, our Information Session for Adult Students will address questions you may have about our programs and services. Have your questions answered, meet current students, faculty and alumni, and even schedule a pre-admissions advising appointment.

Jepson Alumni Center

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Sep

19

2012

SPCS Breakfast ForumFree and open to the public; registration requested

This month’s regularly-scheduled networking event features Dean Narduzzi and guest speakers telling their University College, Continuing Studies and SPCS stories.

Ukrop Auditorium, Queally Hall, Robins School of Business

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Sep

22

2012

Faculty CelebrationInvitation only

SPCS faculty will celebrate the conclusion of SPCS Week and the start of our year-long celebration at the home of a long-time adjunct faculty member.

An SPCS Week event

Sep

24

2012

Center for Culinary Arts Open HouseFree and open to the public; registration requested

Join us for an Open House and Information Session celebrating the debut of our fourth certificate program, the Food Service Management certificate.

6-8 p.m. at the Center for Culinary Arts, Gayton Crossing Shopping Center

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Sep

25

2012

Massage Therapy Studies Program Information SessionFree and open to the public; registration requested

Find out more about the Certified Massage Therapy Program at our information session! Come meet the staff and the instructors for the program. Learn about massage therapy as a career, scheduling and curriculum information, the application process, and get answers to all your questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

Jepson Alumni Center

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Sep

30

2012

Campus Tour for Prospective StudentsFree and open to the public; registration required

You are invited to join us for a guided walking tour of the beautiful University of Richmond campus. Light refreshments will be available immediately prior to the tour at 1:45 p.m. The tour will begin promptly at 2:00 and will last approximately two hours.

Tours begin in Booth Lobby, Modlin Center for the Arts.

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Oct

2

2012

Free GRE & LSAT Strategy WorkshopsFree Think Again noncredit class

Join the School of Professional & Continuing Studies for its free GRE and LSAT Strategy Workshops. Each session is free to attend and open to the public, but registration is required. Follow the Register Online link to reserve a space. The Strategy Workshop will introduce the GRE and LSAT exams; focus on test mechanics; review test administration and scoring; provide students with ideas about preparing for the exams, either on their own or through SPCS prep courses; and provide valuable tips for taking each exam.

5:30-7 p.m. GRE session; 7-8:30 p.m. LSAT session

An SPCS Fiftieth Anniversary free class

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Oct

2

2012

Richmond's Women: The Civil War & Emancipation EraFree Think Again noncredit class

Dr. Lauranett Lee, Curator of African American History at the Virginia Historical Society, weaves the life stories and contributions of twelve women into the fabric of Richmond’s mid-19th century history.

An SPCS Fiftieth Anniversary free class

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Oct

3

2012

Osher Dinner Bunch SocialOpen to the public; no registration required, but meal cost applies

Meet fellow Osher members in the Heilman Dining Center, and bring a friend who might be interested in joining the Osher Institute. Meals are all-you-can-eat, cafeteria style. Cost per person: dinner $11.00 (senior $8.50). The Heilman Dining Center is open to the public. Visit dining.richmond.edu for menu and schedule details.

Meet anytime 5-6:30 p.m. in the Heilman Dining Center Westhampton Room (at the end of the hall next to the cafeteria).

An Osher Free event for the SPCS Fiftieth Anniversary

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Oct

4

2012

Resume Writing Workshop Free Think Again noncredit class

Is it time to update your resume? Learn the best ways to highlight your experience, education and abilities with this résumé-writing workshop! Sam Bruce, from the University's Center for Career Management, will teach you the newest resume formats and how to choose the best format for you. He will also show you how to make your resume stand out and get noticed.

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Oct

6

2012

Richmond Code CampFree and open to the public; registration required

Sponsored by the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, Richmond Code Camp is a fun, information-packed day full of social networking and professional development opportunities. It’s run by developers for developers. It’s totally free. No sales pitches! Enjoy breakfast and lunch at no charge while you mingle with your peers and enjoy over 40 awesome sessions covering a wide range of software development topics. So, bring friends and coworkers to divide and conquer.

Queally Hall, Robins School of Business

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Oct

6

2012

iMassage For Quick ReliefFree Think Again noncredit class

Do you find that your fingers and hands are aching after a day of texting and responding to emails on your smart phone or i-device? Come learn some quick and easy massage techniques to use yourself or with friends and family to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with continual use of hand-held electronics. Samantha Anderson, Certified Massage Therapist, and program coordinator for the Massage Therapy Studies program, will show you how to save your hands and arms from pain!

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Oct

7

2012

Hello Richmond! What You Always Wanted to KnowFree Think Again noncredit class

What a fun, fabulous way to learn what's ‘Really Richmond!’ Taking this course will give you exciting opportunities to explore our richly diverse city and see what it has to offer from historical, cultural, and social perspectives. Learn more about Richmond's fun and sometimes quirky history so that you can be your family's or your group's personal guide through historic sites in our own back yard!

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Oct

9

2012

Osher Institute Lecture: Do Schools Need Restorative Justice?Free and open to the public; registration required

Punitive models of school discipline (e.g. zero tolerance) can be excessively harsh and counterproductive. In contrast, restorative justice programs address disciplinary problems in a healing and restorative way. This lecture will compare the moral and structural elements of these two models of addressing school discipline and report on several efforts to create restorative justice programs in Virginia schools.

Jepson Hall Room 118

An Osher Free event for the SPCS Fiftieth Anniversary

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Oct

10

2012

Information Session for Adult StudentsFree and open to the public; registration requested

Designed with the unique needs of non-traditional learners in mind, our Information Session for Adult Students will address questions you may have about our programs and services. Have your questions answered, meet current students, faculty and alumni, and even schedule a pre-admissions advising appointment.

Jepson Alumni Center

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Oct

11

2012

Interviewing SkillsFree Think Again noncredit class

Learn the best ways to prepare for that job interview and stand out from the crowd. Sam Bruce, from the University's Center for Career Management will discuss the best practices of interviewing and teach you the skills you need to answer any interview question.

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Oct

13

2012

What NOT to WearFree Think Again noncredit class

Join Ranee Kamens, professional organizer and stylist for the What NOT to Wear workshop. With her keen eye and impeccable fashion sense, Ranee will help participants determine which clothes work well for their body type, what clothes are appropriate for certain settings, and how to accessorize.

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Oct

14

2012

Campus Tour for Prospective StudentsFree and open to the public; registration required

You are invited to join us for a guided walking tour of the beautiful University of Richmond campus. Light refreshments will be available immediately prior to the tour at 1:45 p.m. The tour will begin promptly at 2:00 and will last approximately two hours.

Tours begin in Booth Lobby, Modlin Center for the Arts.

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Oct

16

2012

Breakfast ForumDiversity in the Workplace with Glyn Hughes of Common Ground

Designed for working adults seeking professional networking opportunities, each event takes place in the morning, ending by 8:30 a.m. Forums are free and open to current SPCS students and to SPCS alumni. Space is limited, so advance reservations are requested.

Diversity in the Workplace: Tuesday, October 16, Jepson Alumni Center

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Oct

25

2012

Organizing BasicsFree Think Again noncredit class

Even though a sheet of paper is only 0.004 inches thick, several can add up to bury your desktop under miles of bills, letters, reminders, and other important documents. Come join professional organizer Kathy Jenkins, of Come To Order, to learn the basics of organizing.

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Oct

30

2012

UR Downtown Education Fair/Open HouseFree and open the the public; registrations available

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies will host an education fair on Tuesday, October 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at UR Downtown, 626 E. Broad Street.

The education fair will feature all programs of study offered through the School. These include our personal enrichment and professional development programs, our academic degree and certificate programs (undergraduate and graduate) and our programs for learners of all ages, preK to senior adults.

Also featured will be free Resume Writing and Interview Skills workshops led by Sam Bruce, director of the Center for Career Management, and free chair massages by Sam Anderson, coordinator of our Massage Therapy Studies program.

UR Downtown, 626 E. Broad Street

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Nov

1

2012

Osher Institute Lecture: Recreating the Magic - Spider Football's Winning 2008 SeasonFree and open to the public; registration required

Mike Radford, a Richmond graduate and passionate football parent, tells the story, which includes interviews of players, coaches, fans and University leadership, including President Ed Ayers. Tom Lappas, also a Richmond graduate, adds his professional editing skills. More than 250 photos, most of which have never been published, offer a magnificent visual journey to complement this special story. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing following the talk.

Ukrop Auditorium, Queally Hall, Robins School of Business

An Osher Free event for the SPCS Fiftieth Anniversary

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Nov

3

2012

Alumni TailgateFree Homecoming 2012 Event

Join the School of Continuing Studies Alumni Association for the Third Annual SPCS Alumni Association Tailgate before the Richmond Football Spiders take on conference rival University of Rhode Island.

Saturday, November 3 (Homecoming Weekend), 3-5:30 p.m. in Parking Lot B6 (next to the Robins Center)

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Nov

6

2012

Coaching and Counseling: There IS a Difference!Free Think Again noncredit class

The words coaching and counseling are often used synonymously. Yet, coaching and counseling are two very different actions. Coaching is helping a person become even more effective. Counseling is a skill used to correct an individual's problems. This practical and applied, hands-on workshop will deal with both subjects and help you become effective in using both with your associates.

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Nov

8

2012

Massage Therapy Studies Program Information SessionFree and open to the public; registration requested

Find out more about the Certified Massage Therapy Program at our information session. Come meet the staff and the instructors for the program. Learn about massage therapy as a career, scheduling and curriculum information, the application process, and get answers to all your questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

Jepson Alumni Center

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Nov

11

2012

Meditation I: Introduction to MeditationFree Think Again noncredit class

This course is designed for those who are new to meditation or those who would like to enhance their meditation skills. By learning how to meditate successfully, you will be able to better manage the everyday stresses that come into your life and move beyond any blocks that keep you stuck in old patterns of thinking and behavior. By learning to calm the mind, harmony and wholeness in your life can be enhanced and specific goals can be met.

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Nov

13

2012

The Hays and Margaret Crimmel Colloquium on Liberal EducationFree and open to the public; registration required

The event’s featured speaker will be Susan Stamberg, founding member and special correspondent for National Public Radio. The annual event is offered by the Provost’s Office; this year’s event is a Fiftieth Anniversary event sponsored by the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Robins Pavilon, Jepson Alumni Center

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Nov

14

2012

Information Session for Adult StudentsFree and open to the public; registration requested

Designed with the unique needs of non-traditional learners in mind, our Information Session for Adult Students will address questions you may have about our programs and services. Have your questions answered, meet current students, faculty and alumni, and even schedule a pre-admissions advising appointment.

Jepson Alumni Center

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Nov

16

2012

Osher Breakfast Bunch SocialFree and open to the public; no registration required, but meal cost applies

Meet fellow Osher members in the Heilman Dining Center, and bring a friend who might be interested in joining the Osher Institute. Meals are all-you-can-eat, cafeteria style. Cost per person: breakfast $6.75 (senior $5.75). The Heilman Dining Center is open to the public. Visit dining.richmond.edu for menu and schedule details.

Meet anytime 8-9:30 a.m. in the Heilman Dining Center Westhampton Room (at the end of the hall next to the cafeteria).

An Osher Free event for the SPCS Fiftieth Anniversary

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Nov

20

2012

Breakfast ForumMaintaining Balance in Your Busy World

Designed for working adults seeking professional networking opportunities, each event takes place in the morning, ending by 8:30 a.m. Forums are free and open to current SPCS students and to SPCS alumni. Space is limited, so advance reservations are requested.

Maintaining Balance in Your Busy World: Tuesday, November 20, Jepson Alumni Center

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Dec

6

2012

Osher Institute Lecture: Can You Change the World by Doing What You Love?Free and open to the public; registration required

Can You Change the World by Doing What You Love? Noah Scalin's answer is 'YES' as you will learn in his talk about his newest book The Design Activist's Handbook: How to Change the World or at Least Your Part of It With Socially Conscious Design. Artist and owner of the design and consulting firm Another Limited Rebellion, based in Richmond, Scalin is also the author of Unstuck: 52 Ways to Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing at Home, at Work and in Your Studio and 356: A Daily Creativity Journal. Copies of his books will be available for sale and signing.

Ukrop Auditorium, Queally Hall, Robins School of Business

An Osher Free event for the SPCS Fiftieth Anniversary

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Jan

3

2013

Massage Therapy Studies Program Information SessionFree and open to the public; registration requested

Find out more about the Certified Massage Therapy Program at our information session. Come meet the staff and the instructors for the program. Learn about massage therapy as a career, scheduling and curriculum information, the application process, and get answers to all your questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

Jepson Alumni Center

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Jan

7

2013

Energize Your Mind! Open House at the Osher Lifelong Learning InstituteFree and open to the public; registration required

Looking for ways to enrich your life keep and stay mentally alert? We invite you to come find out what the Osher Institute has to offer. We are showcasing our wide array of Osher Institute offerings on the beautiful UR campus in our year-round program with a focus on the upcoming semester. Highlights of UR campus offerings free to Osher members will also be featured, along with light refreshments and exciting door prizes.

Robins Pavillion, Jepson Alumni Center

An Osher Free event for the SPCS Fiftieth Anniversary

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Jan

17

2013

Osher Breakfast Social: Life on Smith IslandFree and open to the public; registration required

While enjoying a free and delicious meal, listen to a stimulating talk on a selected topic, enjoy a lively discussion, and learn about the Osher Institute from Osher members. For both Osher members and those who are thinking about joining the Osher Institute. Seating is limited so early registration is recommended. Join the Campus Walking Tour following the breakfast. Speakers: Staff from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Quigg Room, Jepson Alumni Center

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Jan

23

2013

Ask the OrganizerFree Think Again noncredit class
Bring your lunch and ask the organizer. The Richmond Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) will present a panel discussion. Four local organizers will share their tips for starting off the new year and share suggestions for how to “file it and not pile it.”
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Jan

29

2013

Massage Therapy Studies Program Information SessionFree and open to the public; registration requested

Find out more about the Certified Massage Therapy Program at our information session. Come meet the staff and the instructors for the program. Learn about massage therapy as a career, scheduling and curriculum information, the application process, and get answers to all your questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

Jepson Alumni Center

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Jan

31

2013

Culinary Arts Open House & Information SessionFree and open to the public; registration requested

To give you the opportunity to find out more, we’re hosting an Open House event. Come meet our chefs and alumni, learn about our certificate programs and enjoy a cooking demonstration. Find out how easy it is to get started by taking courses a la carte or following certificate requirements. Please register using the link below to reserve a space.

Center for Culinary Arts, 9722 Gayton Road, Gayton Crossing Shopping Center

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Feb

1

2013

Slave Trail WalkFree and open to the public; registration required

We will walk the route followed by African slaves when they arrived in Virginia and learn from trail markers along the way.

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Feb

3

2013

Meditation I: Introduction to MeditationFree Think Again noncredit class

This course is designed for those who are new to meditation or those who would like to enhance their meditation skills. By learning how to meditate successfully, you will be able to better manage the everyday stresses that come into your life and move beyond any blocks that keep you stuck in old patterns of thinking and behavior. By learning to calm the mind, harmony and wholeness in your life can be enhanced and specific goals can be met.

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Feb

7

2013

Race: The Power of Illusion - A Guided DiscussionFree and open to the public; registration required

After viewing each episode in the PBS series Race – The Power of Illusion, we will engage in what promises be an enlightening and lively discussion facilitated by the director of the UR Office of Common Ground, Glyn Hughes. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, 7-9 p.m.

This is a three-part event. Each session covers a different aspect of the topic. You are invited to attend all three sessions, although attendance at all is not required.

Alice Haynes Room, Tyler Haynes Commons

An Osher Free event for the SPCS Fiftieth Anniversary

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Feb

9

2013

Introduction to the TOEFLFree Think Again noncredit course

This free course will provide an introduction to the TOEFL with a two-hour overview of the skills required to take the Test of English Fluency. We welcome all levels of English proficiency for this complimentary session.

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Feb

21

2013

Unique Perspectives on China: A Conversation with Deborah Fallows and James FallowsFree and open to the public; registration required

Linguist and author Deborah Fallows has recently lived and travelled throughout China for three years. She has written for publications includingThe Atlantic, Slate, and National Geographic, and has just completed an international tour for her latest book, 'Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language' (Walker Books). She holds a PhD in linguistics. Former Presidential speechwriter and current Atlantic Monthly correspondent James Fallows has reported from around the world for more than 30 years, including most recently three years in China. He has won both the National Book Award and the National Magazine Award plus a NY Emmy award. He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio and has appeared frequently on TV, from the Charlie Rose Show to the Colbert Report. His new book, 'China Airborne,' was released by Pantheon in May, 2012. Copies of their books will be available for sale and signing following the talk.

Ukrop Auditorium, Queally Hall, Robins School of Business

An Osher Free event for the SPCS Fiftieth Anniversary

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Feb

23

2013

Managing Life's Transitions: It's Within Your ReachFree Think Again noncredit class

As our world is continuously changing, at times, life can seem challenging. It may seem that everything is in transition: changes in roles, routines, and what we believe about our values. Maximize your potential socially, emotionally, spiritually and culturally. As we continue in the new year of 2013, commit to taking this time to benefit yourself and those around you. This session offers a two hour overview of tools and tips to apply to your life when going through a transition, job loss, career change, marriage, newborn, etc.

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Mar

4

2013

Finding Gabriel: Exploring His Pursuit of Life, Liberty and HappinessFree and open to the public; registration required

Through drama, visual art, music and literature we will learn about the man who was born a slave in 1776 and plotted a rebellion involving thousands of slaves, free blacks, poor whites and Native Americans to bring liberty to those excluded from the promise of the Revolution. Gigi Amateau, author of Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, The Gallows, and the Black General Gabriel, will read from her book, which will be available for sale and signing following the talk. Artist Ana Edwards will display and discuss her portrait of Gabriel. Nancy Rives and her students will perform her Ballad of Gabriel, and award-winning playwright Derome Scott Smith will perform an excerpt from his play What Price Freedom.

Robins Pavilion, Jepson Alumni Center

An Osher Free event for the SPCS Fiftieth Anniversary

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Mar

5

2013

GRE & LSAT Strategy WorkshopsFree and open to the public; registration required

Join the School of Professional & Continuing Studies for its free GRE and LSAT Strategy Workshop. The Strategy Workshop will Introduce the exams, focus on test mechanics, review test administration and scoring, provide ideas about preparing for the exams and offer valuable tips for taking each exam.

GRE Workshop begins at 5:30 p.m. LSAT Workshop begins at 7 p.m. Location TBD.

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Mar

19

2013

Information Session for Adult StudentsFree and open to the public; registration requested

Designed with the unique needs of non-traditional learners in mind, our Information Session for Adult Students will address questions you may have about our programs and services. Have your questions answered, meet current students, faculty and alumni, and even schedule a pre-admissions advising appointment.

Jepson Alumni Center
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Mar

19

2013

Richmond's Women: The Civil War & Emancipation EraFree Think Again noncredit class

Dr. Lauranett Lee weaves the life stories and contributions of twelve women into the fabric of Richmond’s mid-19th century history.

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Mar

20

2013

Visitor's Guide to Your National ParksFree Think Again noncredit class

Want to streamline those spring break or summer vacation plans? Maybe a Fall weekend getaway? Take a quick and easy insider's look at National Park Service sites, facilities, and programs both near and far. Filled with helpful tips and hard-earned lessons from a veteran of hundreds of park visits, from the temperate rain forests of the Pacific Northwest to the coral reefs of the Virgin Islands, Down-East Maine to the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Apr

10

2013

Information Session for Adult StudentsFree and open to the public; registration requested

Designed with the unique needs of non-traditional learners in mind, our Information Session for Adult Students will address questions you may have about our programs and services. Have your questions answered, meet current students, faculty and alumni, and even schedule a pre-admissions advising appointment.

Jepson Alumni Center
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May

2

2013

Master Class: Living Longer, Stronger and HappierFree and open to the public; registration required

Through a 'reverse engineering' approach we'll look at the lifestyles of some of most hale and hearty older people in the world and learn about a holistic program that identifies 25-30 core activities for those who seek a life of engagement, enrichment and fulfillment. Presented by Peter Spiers, author of 'Master Class' and senior vice president of strategic outreach for Road Scholar, a travel and learning organization. He holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University, a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Robins Pavillion, Jepson Alumni Center

An Osher Free event for the SPCS Fiftieth Anniversary

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May

22

2013

Osher Dinner Social: The Feud - The Hatfields and McCoysFree and open to the public; registration required

While enjoying a free and delicious meal, listen to a stimulating talk on a selected topic, enjoy a lively discussion, and learn about the Osher Institute from Osher members. For both Osher members and those who are thinking about joining the Osher Institute. Seating is limited so early registration is recommended. Join the Campus Walking Tour following the breakfast. Speaker: Dean King on his new book The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys (copies of his book will be available for sale and signing)

Richmond Room, Heilman Dining Center

An Osher Free event for the SPCS Fiftieth Anniversary

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