MCC's Lifelong Learners

Lifelong Learners

 

Membership is open to those over 18 years of age or retired or semi-retired, regardless of their formal education. The annual membership fee is $8. Members attend sessions for free. Non-members pay $2 per session. Admission is free to MCC students who present a current MCC student ID.

2018 Fall educational series

Sept. 21

 

“Getting Started in Family Search” with Sue Nelson 

10 a.m. to Noon in Room G129 in the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center on MCC's Greenville campus

 

Sue Nelson has been the director of the Greenville Family History Center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 10700 W. Carson City Rd., Greenville, since 2015. She will cover the basics of FamilySearch.org, and will show you how to sign up for a free account, enter vital statistics correctly, attach sources, search for records, merge duplicates and attach photos and memories.

 

The church is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and has seven accredited computers on site for public use. The computers have access to approximately 15 partner sites, free of charge, including Ancestry, My Heritage, Find My Past, Fold 3 and many others. New visitors are welcome and staff members are happy to help you establish your tree on Family Search and teach you how to use your account to its fullest. All of the directors and consultants in the Family History Center offer their services at no charge.

 

Nelson was born in Utah and raised in California. She married her husband, Bruce, in 1974, at which time she moved to Michigan. Her family’s roots run deep inside the Mormon church having ancestors who went west with the pioneers and settled the town in Utah where she was born. Genealogy has always been very important to Nelson. She enjoys paper crafts, sewing and genealogy. The Nelsons raised three sons in Greenville, and they have four granddaughters.

Oct. 5

 

“Natives in a Digital World: Technology These Days!”,  with Kevin Wagenmaker

10 to 11 a.m. in Room G129 in the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center on MCC's Greenville campus

 

MCC Instructional Technology Consultant Kevin Wagenmaker will spend time untangling the fun that is the web of technology. He will discuss some common misconceptions about technology and its use in education and also try to answer questions you may have with the technology you use. You will receive a survey prior to the presentation. Please use this as a chance to ask the questions that you have been meaning to ask about the technology in your life. Additional topics will include how technology has changed education, modes of instruction used today, mobility and what the students are using.

 

Wagenmaker joined MCC in 2016 and strives to make technology work better for the college’s instructors, staff and students. Prior to MCC, he was an adjunct instructor for several years and served for 11 years as the High School Technology/Marketing Instructor at Central Montcalm Public Schools.

 

“Confessions of a Backyard Beekeeper”, with Elizabeth Pitzer 

11 a.m. to Noon in Room G129 of the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center on MCC's Greenville campus

 

Learn about the fascinating honey bee life cycle and the contributions honey bees make to our food chain and ecosystems. Along with other pollinators, these at-risk insects are fighting to survive in a world of lost habitat, invasive parasites and deadly insecticides. Learn what individuals can do – from planting native flowers in the garden to becoming a beekeeper everyone can help. Sample several different types of honey to experience just how “sweet” honey bees can be.

 

Pitzer is a retired high school biology teacher who has been a backyard beekeeper for more than 20 years. She and her husband, Mark, live on 34 acres of fragile native Michigan prairie in Newaygo County. The last few years, they have focused even more carefully on planting native flowers for their honey bees as well as for the native pollinators in their area.

 

Oct. 19

 

Lifelong Learners Presens “Old Museums, New Eyes and Issues” with Mike Stafford 

10 a.m. to Noon in Room G129 in the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center on MCC's Greenville campus

“Old Museums, New Eyes and Issues,” presented by Dr. Michael Stafford, archaeologist and Cranbrook Institute of Science director, is the final presentation in MCC’s Lifelong Learners fall educational series. It is from 10 a.m. to noon in room G129 in the Ash TLC on MCC’s Greenville campus. The organization’s annual membership lunch and meeting will be held immediately after this presentation. LLL membership is open to those 18 years of age and older regardless of their formal education. The annual membership fee is $8. Members attend sessions for free. Non-members pay $2 per session. For more information or to register, visit www.montcalm.edu/LLL.

Lifelong Learners 2017 Board of Directors

 

Beverly Gates, President
Jack Corner, Vice President
Bruce Gates, Treasurer
Ann Corner, Secretary
Bonnie Ashbaugh, member at large

Jim Ashbaugh, alternate

Maureen Burns, member at large

Bonnie Braman, alternate
Susan Dewey, member at large
Diana Jones, member at large
Vesta Morford, member at large
Rob Spohr, MCC Representative
Susan Hatto, MCC Representative

CONTACT US
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Karen Maxfield, Cultural Events Coordinator
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989-328-1065
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karen.maxfield@montcalm.edu