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Interested in how to use your computer? Curious about famous battles? Dreams?

Interested in how to use your computer? Curious about famous battles? Dreams?
October 11, 2011

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Lisle, Illinois ~ Want to learn more about how to use your personal computer? The Center for Lifelong Learning 2detailed events of  the Battle of the Bulge? How to extend your "dream circle?"

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Benedictine University's Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies - which offers non-credit courses of interest for adults ages 55 and over - is offering classes in how to enhance your computer navigation skills, the recreation of one of World War II's most famous battles and the study of dreams.

Amy Miller, who supervises online programs at Moser College for Adult and Professional Studies, will present "Navigating Your Computer, Part 2" from 10:00-11:30 a.m. on the Tuesdays, January 17, 24 and 31.

This is the second "Navigating Your Computer" course, where participants explore the ways that Microsoft Office and a variety of websites can assist in day-to-day tasks. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice and enhance computer skills for personal budgeting, organizing files and photos, and finding information on the Internet. The cost is $25.

On December 16, 1944, 600,000 American soldiers found themselves face-to-face with three German armies totaling a half million men. This battle, known as the Battle of the Bulge, was Hitler's last desperate offensive of World War II. The presentation "World War II: The Battle of the Bulge" will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18.

Ed Pasierb, a World War II veteran who served in Patton's Third Army, and Jerry Pasierb, an adjunct professor of economics, math and statistics at Benedictine University's Moser College, will recreate and present the series of events which took place in the Ardennes region of Belgium and Luxembourg. The cost is $10.

JoAnn Wesley Hassler, a spiritual director from Haden Institute in North Carolina, will lead a three-session class in the interactive study of dreams and how these dreams might be what Clarissa Pinole Estes calls "letters from God" when she presents "Dream Work" from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursdays, January 19, 26 and February 2.

Hassler will use journal writing as the framework for dream recall, as well as how to extend the process of creating an ongoing dream circle and fun exercises to keep the dreamer dreaming. The cost is $25.

The Center for Lifelong Learning requires no tests and there are no grades or admission requirements in this non-credit program. The courses are highly interactive discussions of intriguing topics led by Benedictine University and Moser College faculty, visiting experts and center members.

To register online, visit the website at http://www.ben.edu/LifeLongLearning/.

For more information or to register by phone, please contact Natalia Poniatowska at (630) 829-1384 or Stephen Nunes at (630) 829-1372. People can also visit the Moser Center at 1832 Centre Point Circle, Suite 102 in Naperville.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.