News Release

REF NO.: 13

SUBJECT: Memorial University of Newfoundland offers unique personal and professional development classes this fall

DATE: September 19, 2006

Middle-Eastern belly dancing, the ABCs of Wine, Communicating with Difficult People and the Taste, History and Mystique of Single-malt Scotch are just a few of the unique classes being offered this fall by Memorial University of Newfoundland thanks to an exciting lineup co-ordinated by its Division of Lifelong Learning.
The division, which organizes general interest and professional development classes, has recruited top-notch and interesting instructors once again for the classes. This fall’s roster includes award-winning visual artist Gerry Squires, author Ed Kavanagh, Mount Pearl Mayor Steve Kent and musician Randy Ring.
The classes – which are open to the general public and the university community – run the gamut of topics including crafts, personal finance, photography, computer technology, and gardening.
Specialized classes are available in: American Sign Language, Introductory Guitar, Painting with Acrylics, Deep Relaxation Yoga, Traditional Rug Hooking, Decorating for the Holidays, Coastal Navigation, and the Fundamentals of Web Design.
There are also special classes geared towards children and seniors.
The division’s classes are taught by members of the community who are recognized and celebrated for their achievements in their fields. The division is also a leader in the development and delivery of corporate education and training services.
This fall’s exciting lineup of classes underscores Memorial’s mission to provide excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, and service to the general public, said Doreen Whalen, director of Lifelong Learning.
“Since the early 1960s, Memorial has responded to the needs of the community by offering a large selection of personal and professional development classes,” she said. “The general public looks to Memorial for quality learning experiences not only in degree credit areas but for all their learning needs. We invite any member of the general public to contact us with ideas for class topics.”
To learn more about these courses, visit the division’s website at www.mun.ca/lifelonglearning or call 709-737-7979.

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