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Senior Seasons Academy

  • February 18 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until February 25, 2020

academy fall 2018 event

Winter Season
January 21– February 25

Join us at 9:30 am in Peeler Hall for coffee, fellowship, gentle stretches and prayer before class starts.

Morning Course: 10-11:30 am

Faith and Science: Tough Questions, Surprising Answers
with Pastors Rhodes Woolly

This Bible Study will explore questions of faith and science including:
Creation vs. Evolution? Does it have to be one or the other?
Was there really a Star of Bethlehem? Is the Bible in conflict with astronomy?
Where is hell? … and other questions about the afterlife
Can a man be swallowed by a whale? … and other fantastic tales from scripture
How different are we? What the Human Genome Project says about the Family of God.

Enjoy a lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in Peeler Hall

(Meal available for a fee or bring your own.)

Lunch Menu:
January 21 – Minestrone Soup & Salad
January 28 – Beef Sliders & Chips
February 4 – Domino’s Pizza & Salad
February 11 – Chicken Noodle Soup & Sandwich
February 18 – Southwest Chicken Salad & Chips
February 25 – Spaghetti, Salad & Bread

Afternoon Courses: 12:30-2 pm

Science Class  

Jan. 21: Working Together Against Climate Change and Desertification
Alberto Borges, an ecologist from Nairobi, Kenya, is pursuing a BS in Environment Sustainability at Catawba College. At 19 years of age, he became National Geographic’s youngest explorer for his research on camel spiders in Northern Kenya. This past summer, he launched the flagship Marsabit Tree Project to combat climate change and desertification.

Jan. 28:  Acupuncture Therapy for Pets
Dr. Kelsey Stover
, DVM, CVA, at Lazy 5 Vets, is a native of Rowan County, and a graduate of Western Carolina University with a BS in Biology, and minors in Chemistry & Music. She obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2017 at North Carolina State University. Dr. Stover is certified in acupuncture therapy and will present a program on this topic. She also has an interest in avian medicine and enjoys working with both companion and wild birds.

Feb. 4: Climate Change: How It Affects Us and What We Can Do About It
Dr. Jacob (Jack) Scheff
joined the University of North Carolina/Charlotte in 2017 as Assistant Professor in geography and earth sciences, where he teaches a full menu of courses in meteorology and earth sciences. He received his MS and PhD in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He recently published an article titled “Climate Change, Water Cycle, and Atmospheric Circulation.” His topic will entail how Earth’s climate changes naturally, how we are now causing additional climate change by using fossil fuels, why it matters to our lives, and what we can do about it.

Feb. 11: The Pollution Detectives
Dr. Francis Koster, EdD, received his MS & PhD degrees in Education from the Univ. of Massachusetts. The majority of his career was spent working with the nation’s largest system of pediatric healthcare, Nemours Children’s Clinics in Jacksonville, FL. As a student of climate change since the 1970’s, he has compiled a portfolio of steps to help individuals reduce pollution risk in homes, workplaces, and schools.  Three years ago, Dr. Koster started a not-for-profit called “The Pollution Detectives” to give citizens new electronic tools capable of making invisible pollution visible.

Feb. 18: Robots are the Future
Dr. James L. Comadoll, MD, received his medical degree from and did his orthopedic surgery training at the University of Minnesota. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Fellow. He is an innovative and progressive orthopedic surgeon and strives to incorporate the latest technology in his practice. He is the first in the region to integrate anterior hip replacement, hip resurfacing, partial knee replacement and robotic assisted total joint replacement in his practice.

Feb. 25: Oceans and Motions
Travis Alligood, a licensed Massage Therapist at Therapeutic Touch, LLC Massage and Bodywork, joined the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals organization and enrolled in Erik Dalton’s Freedom from Pain Institute training, as a way to complete continuing education requirements.  As he incorporated Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT), into his bodywork practice, he elevated his career to a higher level. Becoming a Master Myoskeletal Therapist has not only increased his “hands-on” skill, but has resulted in personal growth. Travis’s topic “Oceans and Motions” will elaborate on this type of therapy.

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Senior Seasons Academy

  • February 18 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until February 25, 2020