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Communique: Experience A Day Of College Classes Whatever Your Age Or Background |UNCW's College Day

Dr. Richard Ogle

College Day at UNCW isn't for regular college students. It's for the community. On Saturday, October 29th, non-students of any age can attend 4 classes, plus have lunch, at UNCW. The deadline to register is this Friday, October 21st. Dr. Richard Ogle, the Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Psychology, joined us to talk about the event. Online registration is available. UNCW's Osher Lifelong Institute (OLLI) is collaborating with the University for this event.

Registrants will check in between 8 and 8:30 a.m. in the Warwick Center Ballroom and pick up their class locations. UNCW Provost Marilyn Sheerer will deliver welcoming remarks at 8:30 a.m. Each class session is an hour long, with the first beginning at 9 a.m. and the last at starting at 2:30 p.m. Prices are $35 for OLLI members and $45 for non-members (includes a catered lunch). Those interested must register online or call 910.962.3195. Registration closes on Oct. 21.

Ogle says the community is enriched by attending these 1-hour lectures with UNCW professors-and that the University is also enriched through the interaction with people in the community. A new dimension of College Day for the University is the trending questioning of the value of university education-particularly, liberal arts education. Ogle believes College Day is an opportunity for naysayers to get a glimpse of the kind of critical thinking and mind-broadening experience classes from the College of Arts & Sciences offer. Listen above. 

Here are the classes available-click here to see descriptions:

"Foul Demons of Darkness, Come Out!" with Dr. Stephen Pullum 

"Tales We Read Too Young": Less Known Sides of Brothers Grimm with Dr. Olga Trokhiemenko 

A History of Money: from barter to bitcoin with Dr. Herb Berg

An Introduction to Toxicology with Dr. Susanne Brander 

Archaeology Today with Dr. Scott Simmons 

Building Bridges in Pakistan with Dr. Caroline Clements 

Contemporary Rhetorical Theory and the 2016 Presidential Campaigns with Dr. Donald Bushman 

Crime in Your City: with Dr. Roderick Jones 

Dirty Secrets of Water Pollution - what the public isn't told with Dr. Larry Cahoon 

Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish: What's the Difference? with : Dr. Amrita Das 

How a Place Produces Stories with Dr. Clyde Edgerton 

Human Computer Interaction: The Power of Prototyping with Dr. Toni Pence 

Importance of Integrated Learning: A Drug Discovery Example with Dr. Sridhar Varadarajan 

Is Cinema an Art? with Dr. Juan Carlos Kase 

Let's Speak Arabic! with Dr. Rania Mahmoud 

Listening for Einstein's Ripples in the Fabric of the Universe with Dr. Russ Herman 

Mind Over Chatter: A Neuroscientific Theory of Buddhist Enlightenment with Dr. Julian Keith 

No one surfs alone: Exploring and visualizing online surveillance with Dr. Colleen Reilly 

Paris through the Eyes of the Impressionists with Dr. Amy Kirschke 

Practicing Democracy in Early America with Dr. David Houpt 

Public Memory and the Lived Experience with Dr. David Weber 

Road to the White House: What does Political Science Tell Us about This Presidential Election? 

Satellite Viewing with Dr. Brian Davis 

Scott Joplin, the King of Ragtime. Did you know he wrote opera? with Dr. Barry Salwen 

Sharing with Sharks: Understanding and Mitigating the Risks of Negative Encounters 

Technology and the Demise of the Inartistic Proof with Mr. David Bollinger 

The Dark Side of Human Nature with Dr. Patricia Turrisi 

The Search for Dark Matter with Dr. Liping Gan 

Water (Surface and Groundwater) Sources, Quality, and Issues in Southeastern NC with Mr. Roger 

Women and their fight for freedom in fascist Spain: The reconstruction of their memory 

Women in Buddhism with Dr. Beverley McGuire