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UNI's Lifelong University announces upcoming fall courses

August 11, 2014
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Kelli McCarthy, clerk III, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, 319-273-5141, kelli.mccarthy@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Lifelong University will offer a variety of courses this fall.

"Developing Digital Savvy and Creating Digital Projects" will be taught by Bettina Fabos, associate professor of communication studies, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25, in Rod Library. This workshop will focus on helping people get the most out of the Internet and their personal gadgets. Participants will also learn how to digitize images and edit images in Photoshop as well as create digital media projects, from books to websites.

"Warriors, Leaders and Fighting Men: Iowa's Heroes" will be taught by Steve Carignan, associate dean of special programs and executive director of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC), from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, at Windcove in the Western Home Communities. Windcove is located at 5300 S Main Street Cedar Falls. This class will profile Iowa heroes, their service and character. It will include a field trip to the GBPAC and a complimentary ticket to Beyond Glory, a one-man play profiling some of America's Medal of Honor winners. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in the GBPAC.

"Four Hitchcock Masterpieces" will be taught by Scott Cawelti, emeritus professor of languages and literatures, from 9:30 to 11:30, on Thursdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30, at New Aldaya's Performing Arts Center. New Aldaya is located at 7511 University Ave., Cedar Falls. In the four two-hour sessions, the group will view and discuss four masterpieces by Alfred Hitchcock: "The Thirty-Nine Steps," "Vertigo," "North by Northwest" and "Psycho."

"Gratitude: Pathways to Joyful Living" will be taught by Len Froyen, professor of educational psychology, and Luann Alemao, family and consumer sciences educator, national speaker and trainer, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21 and 28 and Nov. 4 and 11, at Windcove in the Western Home Communities. Stories of presenters and participants will supply topics that will be used to explore, understand and appreciate the power of gratitude to make and remake our lives.

The cost for each class is $40. Full refunds will be granted prior to the first day of each class. No refunds are allowed once the class has begun. To register or view a course description, call University Events Coordination at 319-273-5141 or visit www.uni.edu/llu.