Fall 2017

Special Interest

DIY Home Improvement and Empowerment for Women  

Did you know that 90% of women will live alone at some point in their lives?  Are you tired of paying handymen, contractors, plumbers and electricians a lot of money, just to make service calls, and relying generally on men to fix, repair and improve your home?  Do you want to know which paint colors work in your space and then how to paint these rooms?  Would you like to learn to operate basic hand and power tools?  Beth Allen, founder of DIY Hipchicks, will teach you how to perform simple everyday home repairs and improvements in this interactive, hands-on class. Utilizing a step-by-step approach, Beth will show you how to become more independent, confident, secure and ultimately empowered not just in your home, but in all areas of your life. Beth Allen Licensed Contractor, Interior Designer

Newtown Campus/ $119/ RCEGN 6966 C01
5 Wed, 10/4-11/1, 7-9 pm

Getting Paid to Talk: Making Money with Your Voice

Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons, play samples from working voice professionals and provide an opportunity for students to record a short professional script under the direction of the instructor.

For a more detailed class description: www.voicecoaches.com/gptt

Newtown Campus/ $55/ RSBEN 0004 C01
Mon, 10/9, 6:30-9:00 pm


Volunteering, fun work-vacations paid travel opportunities

Pursue your travel dreams AND keep your money in the bank! National speaker and travel expert Gina Henry shows you how she has traveled for free to over 93 countries and all 50 states. Join the 75-million baby boomers who are retiring and pursuing their travel dreams. Instructor, Gina Henry teaches in 90 cities and offers over 200 ways to afford travel for those retired, nearing retirement, changing careers, students, or anyone who likes the idea of making additional income to support their travel dream. Earn FREE airline tickets, hotel nights, cruises, tours, car rentals, vacation meals, & more in the USA & worldwide! Get paid for seasonal and fun work-vacation opportunities. Maximize your reward points for free air & hotel nights. Volunteer, affiliate with tour companies, mystery shop on vacation, teach conversational English, get paid to drive, import, start your own business, write articles, shoot photos, blog, money-saving travel web sites, smart phone apps, packing light, solo travel, safety & health tips. Plus learn how to avoid scams, effective negotiation tips, and the top 50 words to know in any language to travel anywhere. Tuition includes Gina’s 100-page book which retails for $39.95 and includes all the resources you need to travel anywhere for free! Go to  www.GinaHenry.com for more instructor information.  Gina Henry, M.I.M.

Newtown Campus/ $49 ($15 payable to instructor)/RCEGN 2032 C01
Thu, 11/9, 6-9:30 pm

Freeing Your Voice – NEW

Have you ever wanted to speak with more expression, authority, clarity and strength to captivate your audience?   Linklater Voice provides a clear method by which anyone—from a professional actor to a business communicator to an everyday speaker—can understand and improve his or her voice. We use our voices all day long: in the home, the workplace, outdoors, for fun and for profit. The voice is deeply personal and Linklater workshops reconnect you with your desire to communicate while restoring your voice to its full expressive capacity. The human voice has three to four octaves of sounds that can accurately reveal thoughts, emotions, impulses and ideas— Linklater Voice offers the power and pleasure of voice consciousness. Susanne Sulby is an established film and theatrical actor, designated Linklater voice instructor, dialect coach and voiceover artist. (She has taught at Univ. of the Arts, and major theater companies in the Philadelphia area over the past v20 years.)

Newtown Campus/$99/RCEGN 8553 C01
4 Wed, 9/27-10/18, 7-9 pm

Becoming Human: The incredible story of Human Origins (Anthropology/History)

Where do we come from? Are all humans related? What can ancient fossils and artifacts tell us about the past? The story of the quest for human origins is a fascinating one. This course explores the breakthroughs responsible for our modern interpretation of our species origins. From global intrigue, eccentric characters, incorrect presumptions to real scientific advances, we will investigate them all. “Becoming Human” encourages an exchange of ideas by introducing participants to topics from a “hands-on” approach, through interaction with prehistoric artifacts and fossils. We’ll explore topics through humorous stories, lively conversation, film clips and PowerPoint presentations. Matthew Bielecki, B.S., B.A.

Newtown Campus/ $89/ RCEGN 8111 C01

4 Thu, 9/14-10/5, 6:30-8:30 pm

Ancient Technology

Without question, stone tools are the most long-lasting aspect of the archeological record. In the course students, will explore humanity’s 2.5-million-year tool making history. Students will recreate stone tools, learn about beneficial plants and animals, use an atlatl, utilize natural fibers, and create small clay pots as well as working on team projects, we will be looking at indigenous lifeways through PowerPoint presentations and by exploring actual artifacts. Matthew Bielecki, B.S., B.A

Pennswood Village/ $99/ RCEGN 8128 CPV1
6 Tu, 9/12-10/17, 10 am - 12 pm

Schubertiad: The Chamber Music and Art Songs of Franz Schubert's Later Year   NEW CLASS

This course will examine the chamber music compositions of Franz Schubert's later years in the Romantic Era. This music was often debutted in intimate Viennese salon venues with close friends and colleagues in attendance. These gatherings came to be known as Schubertiads in order to honor the innovative composer. We will listen to Schubert's music in class including the Wanderer Fantasy, D.760; the Moments musicaux, D.780; the Fantasy in C for Violin and Piano, D.934; the "Arpeggione" Sonata, D.821; and the Winterreise song cycle of 1827.   Margaret Montet, M.M.

Pennswood Village/ $69/ RCEGN 8707 CPV1

3 Sat, 10/21 – 11/4, 10am -12 pm

American Constitutional History:   A Citizens’ Guide to the U.S. Constitution

This course will begin with an examination of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation in order to establish the historical origins of the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution will then be discussed with an emphasis upon key issues presented during the Constitutional Convention and the manner in which these issues were resolved by the Framers. The course will then examine the historical development of U.S. Constitutional Law via an analysis of major Supreme Court decisions, and conclude with a consideration of contemporary Constitutional issues. Dr. Frank Schwartz

Pennswood Village/$99 (plus $4.95 book fee payable to instructor)/ RCEGN 8698 CPV1
6 Thu, 10/12-11/16, 10am-12pm


American Sign Language (ASL) and the Deaf Community

This is dual purpose course will offer the student the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and an introduction to the deaf community and their demographics through sensitivity education.  Kerry Patterson

Newtown Campus /$129/ RCEGN 8812 C01
8 Wed, 9/27-11/15, 6 – 8 pm





*Courses at Pennswood Village are open and not limited to Pennswood Village