Get a “sneak peek” at Montcalm Community College’s new Greenville campus during the first of four Life-Long Learners Educational Series presentations at Montcalm Community College this fall.
MCC Vice President for Academic Affairs Rob Spohr will lead the group on a tour of MCC’s recently renovated Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center, formerly the M-TEC, on the college’s Greenville campus during this presentation on Sept. 14 from 10 to noon. Participants will also tour the college’s new advanced technology center, which is under construction.
In addition to the tours, the group will learn about recent changes at the college, new partnerships to expand learning opportunities on the Greenville campus and the college’s vision for the future.
The presentation is in room M129 at MCC’s Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center, 1325 Yellow Jacket Drive, Greenville.
Other LLL presentations include:
- “New and Trending Consumer Technologies,” presented by MCC Information Technology Specialist David Kohn, is Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon in room D305 in MCC’s Beatrice E. Doser Building in Sidney. Technology advancements are happening at an ever-increasing rate in today’s connected world. Learn about new and trending consumer technologies and how these technologies are changing people’s perceptions of the Personal Computer (PC). Explore new devices such as tablets, e-Readers and smartphones as well as new software and Apps.
- Explore the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails with MCC Biology Instructor Michelle Gibson on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon in room D305 in MCC’s Beatrice E. Doser Building in Sidney. Gibson will take participants on a pictorial tour of the trails, which feature more than three miles of maintained hiking and cross-country skiing trails and span more 100 acres on the college’s Sidney campus and the Stanton State Game Area. More than 70 numbered markers guide visitors. Self-guided tour maps are located at trail entrances and mark a variety of walks, which take 20 to 45 minutes to complete. A hike will be available after the slide show for those who want to participate.
- “Critical Thinking” is simply a term for clarity of thought, critical analysis and discernment. Those who think critically identify and challenge their own assumptions, think contextually, look at all sides of any given issue, suspend judgment and hold their present viewpoints with humility. Presenter Dr. Gary Hauck, MCC’s Dean of Instruction and Faculty, will explore the critical thinking process and its application to reading literature, watching TV, listening to politicians, engaging in conversation, considering arguments, and reflecting on one’s own personal experiences. “Critical Thinking” is Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon in room D305 in MCC’s Beatrice E. Doser Building in Sidney. The LLL annual membership lunch meeting follows this presentation from noon to 1 p.m. The business portion of the meeting will include the treasurer’s report, nominating or re-nominating five board members. Board members will meet shortly after just to discuss officers.
The LLL was organized in 1998 to provide academic experiences for area seniors.
Membership is open to those 55 years of age or retired or semi-retired regardless of their formal education. The annual membership fee is $8. Members attend LLL sessions for free. Non-members pay $2 per session.