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Medicare Made Clear

Throughout March and April, create, connect, and explore in the Friday Center’s Daytime Enrichment Courses. All courses are Thursday mornings at the Friday Center and range from $10-$20. Visit the Friday Center website for more information or to view the entire list of daytime courses.
Course Spotlight: Medicare Made Clear
Instructor: Daryl Coston
Thursday, April 27. 10 am – Noon
Fee: $10

 

 

Everyday 10,000 baby-boomers turn 65, and questions begin to surface regarding Medicare. Individuals suddenly find themselves in an avalanche of very confusing information. At this point they ask themselves, “What exactly is Medicare?” In the last several years, asking this question has become more relevant because of how the aging population and the Affordable Care Act are affecting the Medicare system.

To unravel the confusion this seminar will focus on Medicare’s history, its parts A, B, C and D, laws and regulations, and the effects of our aging population. Also addressed are the changes effecting Medicare as a result of Affordable Care Act.

Daryl Coston is a licensed independent insurance agent in North Carolina, and is currently working with Senior Life Services, a Florida-based company. Senior Life Services works with individuals between the ages of 50 to 85, providing information on various health needs and options. Daryl also sells Medicare products and services. He is a certified health coach, operated a vitamin business and was a sales representative for several nutritional companies for 12 years. For several years, he also taught seminars on Medicare at Duke University.

 

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Discover Senior Entrepreneurship

Engage in discussion with leading experts on aging as they share research from a demographic, business, health, and an entrepreneurial perspective.
Lecture Spotlight: Senior Entrepreneurship is not an Oxymoron: The 21st Century is the Age of Experience!
Thursday, April 27 | 7-8:30 pm | $10. Students free with an ID, please RSVP to Jill Conrad.

Seniors are not rocking chairs – they’re rocking the economy! Today’s 50+ year-olds who have been given the gift of an additional 20–30 years of longevity and good health are keen to add meaningful life to those years, to remain self-reliant, and to give back to their work, communities and their world. Their longevity is an unprecedented social and economic opportunity. There is no blueprint for what to do with an additional 20-30 years. Seniors around the globe are entrepreneuring their way into a new life, optimizing their life and work experience and creating businesses of their own—from micro- to multimillion-dollar ventures. Join us for this lively and engaging discussion!

About the Lecturer: Elizabeth Isele is Founder and CEO of The Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship, a comprehensive, cross-sector (business, government, education and research) ecosystem to support cross-generational experience and entrepreneurship. She also serves as Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at Babson College and Associate Fellow for the “Silver Economy” at Chatham House: The Royal Institute of International Research.

Have questions about this series? Email Jill Conrad or call her at 919-962-2643.

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Enjoy a Classic Film at the Friday Center

Throughout March and April, create, connect, and explore in the Friday Center’s Daytime Enrichment Courses. All courses are Thursday mornings at the Friday Center and range from $10-$20. Visit the Friday Center website for more information or to view the entire list of daytime courses.
Course Spotlight: Movies in the Morning: Novels to Film – The Third Man
Instructor: Kimball King
Thursday, April 6. 10 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: $10

 

 

Join us as the Friday Center hosts a morning movie screening of the 1949 film noir masterpiece, The Third Man, followed by a discussion led by noted film professor, Kimball King.

Directed by Carol Reed and based on the novella by Graham Greene of the same name, the film stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, an out of work pulp fiction novelist, who arrives in a crumbling, post-war Vienna, where a shortage of supplies has led to a flourishing black market. Martins arrives at the invitation of his friend, Harry Lime, wonderfully portrayed by actor, Orson Welles, who had offered him a job. However, he learns that Lime recently died in a peculiar traffic accident. From talking to Lime’s friends and questionable associates, Martins discovers that the stories are inconsistent, and he is determined to find out what really happened to Harry.

The film won the 1949 Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, the British Academy Award for Best Film, and an Academy Award for Best Black and White Cinematography in 1950.  It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing and the Academy Award for Best Director. It is widely considered one of the most influential film noirs of all time – as well as a showcase for great acting, impressive cinematography and a creative musical score.

The post-film discussion will examine Greene’s classic novel and the transition from fictional form to film.

Kimball King is professor emeritus of English and adjunct professor of dramatic art at UNC-Chapel Hill.  King co-lectured/taught/began one of the first film criticism courses in the US in 1965.  His books and articles have focused on American, British, and Irish dramatic art.  King has taught film noir topics in a series of classes for Oxford University and The Friday Center. 

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C.S. Lewis Book Club Series

Throughout March and April, create, connect, and explore in the Friday Center’s Daytime Enrichment Courses. All courses are Thursday mornings at the Friday Center and range from $10-$20. Visit the Friday Center website for more information or to view the entire list of daytime courses.
Course Spotlight: The Inkling Prophet of Oxford: C.S. Lewis Book Club Series
Instructor: Danielle Christmas
Thursdays, March 30, April 13 & 27
10-11:30 am
Fee: $20

 

 

The imaginative fictions and compelling apologist writings of Clive Staples Lewis have captivated generations of readers. What is it about this self-described “very ordinary layman of the Church of England” that has inspired such a following across age groups, continents, and decades? What sort of mind can invent a children’s paradise like Narnia one day, and move a group of skeptics to Christian belief the next? This course will grapple with these and other questions as participants examine the social and historical context of several of Lewis’ short works including:

Session One: Mere Christianity
Session Two: The Screwtape Letters
Session Three: Perelandra

If you enjoy book clubs, are willing to enthusiastically participate in discussion, and are eager to dig deeper into C.S. Lewis’ writings, this course is for you. Participants should (re)read the text ahead of each session and bring a copy of the book to class.

Danielle Christmas is an Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill. While she primarily works on contemporary African-American and Jewish-American fiction and film, her own conversion story led her to the oeuvre and legacy of C.S. Lewis and has resulted in a lasting personal and professional interest.

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Shakespeare and War

Throughout March and April, create, connect, and explore in the Friday Center’s Daytime Enrichment Courses. All courses are Thursday mornings at the Friday Center and range from $10-$20. Visit the Friday Center website for more information or to view the entire list of daytime courses.

Course Spotlight: Shakespeare and War
Instructor: Christopher Armitage
Thursdays, March 16 & 30, April 6 & 20 | 10 am – noon
Fee: $20

 

 

Join us for an interactive and fascinating series that examines war through Shakespeare’s lens, led by distinguished UNC professor Christopher Armitage. The sessions will include a mixture of lecture and discussion and will aim at close readings in the texts, as revealing Shakespeare’s profound understanding of human nature and astounding ability to find the words to articulate that understanding.  Topics include:

Session One: Henry V: “Once more unto the breach” with that “band of brothers”
Session Two: Julius Caesar: Soothsayers prove more reliable than 21st-century pollsters
Session Three: Antony and Cleopatra: War games in bed, on land and at sea
Session Four: Troilus and Cressida: The Trojan War wreaks havoc with romance

Christopher Armitage, Professor of English will celebrate his 100th teaching semester at UNC this spring. During his fifty years of teaching, he has taught over 20 different courses. He became the first UNC Professor of Distinguished Teaching in 1995.  He was the pioneer in developing a study abroad summer program on ‘Shakespeare in Performance’ in England.  He has conducted the six-week Honors Summer Program in London and Oxford since 1975.  Born in Manchester, England, Armitage received two degrees from Oxford University and another from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. One of the most memorable moments of his career was when he was asked to play the part of founder William Richardson Davie for the University’s 200th Anniversary. At 83, he shows no signs of slowing down! His passion for literature and the spoken word and his dedication to take teaching seriously, not solemnly, make him a model instructor and inspiration to all!

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Discover The Paris Opera Ceiling

Throughout March and April, create, connect, and explore in the Friday Center’s Daytime Enrichment Courses. All courses are Thursday mornings at the Friday Center and range from $10-$20. Visit the Friday Center website for more information or to view the entire list of daytime courses.

Course Spotlight: The Paris Opera Ceiling by Marc Chagall
Instructor: Vivian R. Jacobson
Thursday, March 9 | 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Book signing 11:30 – Noon. | $10

 

 

The Paris Opera Ceiling at the Palais Garnier was commissioned by Andre Malraux, the Minister of Culture under Charles DeGaulle in 1963.

This monumental work was developed and executed by Chagall when he was 79 years of age. Join us for an interactive and engaging lecture that will be devoted to the original preparatory sketches to the final artwork. In this artwork, Chagall never forgets his love of Vitebsk, his birthplace, Paris or the composers of the music that he adored: Mussorgsky, Gluck, Adam Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Ravel, Debussy, Rameau, Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner, Bizet and Mozart. All this memory embellished in luscious colors of blue, white, red, green and yellow. Chagall believed that the integration of art and music would bring world peace. The Paris Opera Ceiling is a true example of that dream. This is one opportunity not to be missed!

Vivian R. Jacobson personally met and hosted Marc Chagall at her home in Chicago that began a 15-year friendship with him and his family. Her insights are interesting and unique as she relates her personal experiences in working with Chagall on various national and international projects the last eleven years of his life. She was the president of the American Friends of the Chagall Biblical Message Museum from 1978 – 1982 and the Chairman of the Chagall Tapestry Project at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago from 1982 to 1986. Jacobson has lectured in 22 states, Europe and Israel. She has been a speaker for the North Carolina Humanities Council since 2001. Her book, Sharing Chagall: A Memoir provides the reader with many intriguing stories about her experiences in working with Chagall. Her book has sold 3000 copies and will be available for sale with a book signing after the session.

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See The Honeycutters in Concert at the Friday Center

The Friday Center for Continuing Education, in partnership with the Chapel Hill and Orange County Visitors Bureau, is proud to host its fifth annual Under the Atrium concert featuring The Honeycutters.
When: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Where: The Friday Center for Continuing Education
Cost: Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
**Food trucks will be on site.**
About the band:
Asheville-based American country roots band The Honeycutters have a voice you can’t ignore; a voice of persistence, of struggle and of hope, a voice that leads the new music movement erupting out of Asheville, NC.

Principal songwriter and frontwoman, Amanda Anne Platt’s songwriting requires musicianship with the kind of edginess needed to match it, to cohesively surround the lyrics in just the right skin while still shining in their individual performances.

Joining Amanda Platt to round out The Honeycutters are Rick Cooper, alternating between upright and electric bass, accentuating the band’s delve deeper into a rock sound blending with their old-school country roots attitude. Along with drummer Josh Milligan the two create a powerful pocket and groove that locks their most recent album together, with Milligan’s vocal harmonies complementing and enhancing Platt’s lead. The pedal steel work of Matt Smith brings unexpected rock licks on an instrument traditionally reserved for a classic country sound. Tal Taylor’s mandolin cuts through with bitey, bluesy notes and fierce tremolo that pushes the instrument beyond its obvious folk appeal.

In their “50 Essential Albums for 2015” list, Saving Country Music writes, “Me Oh My is the 14-song testament that you sense could be the centerpiece of her career when it’s all said and done… This is a band, an album, and a songwriter that both the Americana and country world should pay greater attention to.” Me Oh My launched The Honeycutters onto the national stage, bringing along an army of fans with them. Don’t blink now, they’re coming back for more.

To learn more about The Honeycutters, visit their website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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Meet Brett, Spring 2017 Scholarship Winner

Each semester, the Friday Center awards three scholarships to part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students age 24 or older studying at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Friday Adult Learner Scholarship is named for former UNC President Bill Friday, who strove to make a university education available to all citizens of North Carolina.
Funding for the scholarship comes directly from donor contributions. Read the story below from a spring scholarship recipient, and consider a donation to the Friday Adult Learner Scholarship to help students like Brett achieve their goal of getting back in the classroom and working toward their degree.

“My reasons and objectives for transferring and continuing my education at The University of North Carolina at this stage in my life are two-fold:

-to finish what I started many years ago by obtaining an undergraduate degree in Sports Administration, and

-to then further my education by pursuing a master’s degree in business administration, which will allow me the opportunity to reach my professional goals–to work within an athletic department at the collegiate level.

Life has presented me with many challenges which have afforded me the opportunities to learn a lot about myself along the way. Of all the challenges I have confronted, my greatest victory is over alcoholism. Maintaining my sobriety has allowed me the opportunity to refocus on what is most meaningful to me, and earning my degree is on the top of my list. I have learned a lot about myself and what I really want out of life.

Athletics have been an important part of my life since my youth. This passion for sports has afforded me to work in event management positions. However, at this point, my advancement into higher-level opportunities has been blocked due to the lack of a university degree and experience within a collegiate athletic department. Returning to finish what I started at the University of North Carolina will afford me the opportunities and the tools I will need to achieve my goals.

My battle with alcohol, at times, was overwhelming. At first I was taught to attack it one day at a time. I could not live the next day until I lived today first. Today, I am able to look beyond ‘one day at a time’ and have a clear picture of what I want my future to look like.

My choices, for better or worse, have shaped who I am and who I want to be. The lessons I’ve learned have carried over to […]

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Meet Owen, Spring 2017 Scholarship Winner

Each semester, the Friday Center awards three scholarships to part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students age 24 or older studying at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Friday Adult Learner Scholarship is named for former UNC President Bill Friday, who strove to make a University education available to all citizens of North Carolina.
Funding for the scholarship comes directly from donor contributions. Read the story below from one of the recipients of the spring scholarship, and consider a donation to the Friday Adult Learner Scholarship to help students like Owen achieve their goal of getting back in the classroom and working toward their degree.

“My name is Owen. I’ve been a University employee for nine years (it will be 10 years in August 2017).
I’m nearly 50 years old, but back when I was a teenager and fresh out of high school, I attended what is now UNC-Pembroke on a degree track for a B.A. in English. My parents took out a personal loan to pay the tuition. At the end of that first year, my mother sat me down and sorrowfully told me that she and my father couldn’t afford to take out any further loans for my education. They would not be able to help me financially any further.
I was downhearted, but I didn’t give up. I got a job (well, a series of them) and paid my way through a few quarters at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, where I was living at the time. Eventually, however, I became disillusioned with the process and gave up. I tried once more and went to the Art Institute in Atlanta, but money issues again caused me to have to quit when the company I worked for laid a bunch of people off, myself included. I was only able to finish one year of the two-year associate’s degree program, and returned home to Charlotte. 
Recently, I decided to try to finish that long-languishing English degree and began work on attending UNC-Chapel Hill at the end of summer, just in time to enroll for the fall semester. While some of my ancient history followed me and garnered me some credits, I would love to be able to take two classes in the spring semester to begin knocking out some of the General Education requirements. Otherwise, it will take me much longer to complete my degree.
My hope is to take both German 102 and English 105 in the spring. The schedule works out and I […]

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Meet Allison, Spring 2017 Scholarship Winner

Each semester, the Friday Center awards three scholarships to part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students age 24 or older studying at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Friday Adult Learner Scholarship is named for former UNC President Bill Friday, who strove to make a University education available to all citizens of North Carolina.
Funding for the scholarship comes directly from donor contributions. Read the story below from a spring scholarship recipient, and consider a donation to the Friday Adult Learner Scholarship to help students like Allison achieve their goal of getting back in the classroom and working towards their degree.

“Even as a first generation college student, I feel very much at home at UNC-Chapel Hill–all thanks to the Friday Center. The Part-time Classroom Studies program has made it possible to pursue a complete career change–merging my professional experience with an academic background in the natural sciences.
After high school, I knew I wanted to pursue higher education, but which field of study I would pursue was uncertain. I knew that working for a period of time between high school and college would provide not only professional experience, but also help shape my academic focus. I began my career in real estate management, and since have gained transferable skills that have proven invaluable as a student: adaptability, diplomacy, collaboration, and assertiveness. While working full-time, I’ve managed to feed my intellectual curiosity through self-education via MOOCs (massive open online courses) and diverse volunteer experiences, including the Museum of Life and Science in Durham.
My self-directed studies and volunteer work pointed me to the field of study I was most passionate about: the natural sciences. I’m fascinated by our Earth, and believe that my academic career at UNC will prepare me to help analyze the current obstacles and create ways to preserve it. I want to help further research in natural resource stewardship, empower companies to adopt environmentally sustainable practices, and educate the public so together we can make thoughtful decisions about how we affect and protect the Earth.
Once I heard about the Friday Center, I knew I was ready to move forward with my college education. At first, going back to school seemed a little daunting, but after a few semesters I realized how my unique experience has made me a highly motivated student with an eagerness to learn and a resourcefulness to get things done. Now, with this clear focus paired with UNC’s excellent professors and courses, I’m excited to continue my […]

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