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SU’s Lifelong Learning Institute adds appetizer-making course to offerings this spring and summer
SU’s Lifelong Learning Institute adds appetizer-making course to offerings this spring and summer April 22, 2009Jaime Winne Alvarez email@example.com
The Gerontology Center at Syracuse University has added a course, “Making Appetizers,” to its popular Lifelong Learning Institute offerings this spring and summer.
Consisting of courses designed for people over the age of 50, the institute currently has classes in progress and others still open for enrollment. Courses are taught by SU instructors and are offered to local residents and current and retired SU faculty, alumni and staff. The multidisciplinary classes balance academic pursuits with a community engagement component.
“Making Appetizers” will be presented by Mary Ann Kiernan, executive chef of hors d’oeuvres for the renowned Great Chefs Dinner held each year in Skaneateles. Kiernan will demonstrate how to make four different appetizers and will share recipes and samples. Students will explore appetizers from around the world. Kiernan has been a caterer since 1985 and an SU faculty member since 2007. She received her training from Florida International University, the Culinary Institute of America and the American Culinary Federation.
The class will be held on Tuesday, May 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. Parking is free and available in the Q1 lot, adjacent to the building. The course fee is $15, plus $5 for LLI’s annual membership fee.
Spring/Summer 2009 courses still open for enrollment include:
- “Lifewriting” (LLI 007): Led by Karen Oakes, instructor in The Writing Program, students will explore the significance and potential outcomes of lifewriting and the techniques for crafting a memoir. Students will also help residents of Menorah Park with their lifewriting projects. Dates: April 28 and 30, and May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 and 21. Time: 1-3 p.m. Location: Menorah Park Senior Living Community, 4101 E. Genesee St., Syracuse.
- “The Universe: From the Beginning to the End?” (LLI 009): Carl Rosenzweig, professor of physics, will examine the structure, origins and fate of the universe, going back nearly 14 billion years. Students will also help guide visitors through the MOST’s Cosmology exhibit. Dates: June 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24. Time: 9-11:40 a.m. Location: MOST (Museum of Science and Technology), 500 S. Franklin St.
- “Polar Heroes in Print and on Film” (LLI 010): David Stam, professor of history, will examine major British and American polar explorers through lecture, discussion and film. The class will have the opportunity to help with the penguin exhibit at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Dates: May 19 and 26, and June 2 and 9. Time: 6-10 p.m. Location: SU’s E.S. Bird Library, in the Antje Lemke Seminar Room on the sixth floor.
The Gerontology Center includes 33 faculty members who are engaged in aging research, education and policymaking. The center hosts scholarly conferences, oversees an undergraduate and graduate certificate in gerontology, and works to coordinate and foster interdisciplinary activities relating to gerontology across the SU campus.