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Bellarmine Offers Variety of Fall Continuing Education Classes

Sep 07, 2010

2010 Continuing Ed CatalogDo you want to learn a foreign language? Does your small business need a new marketing strategy? Are you interested in tai chi, or curious about moral choices in wartime?

This Fall, Bellarmine University offers a wide variety of non-credit courses through its School of Continuing & Professional Studies. The schedule and frequency of these classes vary, as do the costs.

These classes, which are open to the public, include:
  • Foreign language instruction in Spanish, French and Chinese.
  • Professional development topics such as risk management, entrepreneurism, public speaking and job search strategies.
  • Professional certifications in financial planning, human resources and healthcare.
  • Humanities courses exploring local and world history, the writings of Thomas Merton, and more.
  • Personal development topics, such as meditation, photography, and landscape design.
  • Lifelong learning opportunities for senior citizens, such as post-retirement financial planning, hands-on Internet instruction, and classes on fitness and writing.

A full catalog is available online, and more information is available by calling (502) 272-8166.

Discounts are available for senior citizens (age 60 and over), Bellarmine alumni, current Bellarmine students, and members of the Veritas Society.

Veritas Society Classes
The Veritas Society, a lifelong learning institute sponsored by Bellarmine’s School of Continuing & Professional Studies, serves people age 55 and over in the Louisville area.

Veritas will host a reception and orientation on Wednesday, September 15, at 2 p.m. in the lobby of Knights Hall. Students can learn about and register for 21 different fall Veritas classes, which begin September 27 and run through November 4.

Veritas discussion groups, held weekday mornings, include topics such as the Treaty of Paris in 1763, and former U.S. Labor Secretary Frances Perkins, whose work on the New Deal was the subject of a book by Kirstin Downey.

Instructor-led classes on weekday afternoons include sessions on Irish poet Seamus Heaney’s work, local medical breakthroughs, and deciphering food labeling to make healthy choices.

The Veritas Society also offers a Monday lunch and learn series, which kicks off at noon on September 27, with a presentation by Ryan Irvine, assistant director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. The cost of each Monday session, which includes lunch, is $11, with reservations made by the prior Wednesday.

Information on Veritas sessions is available at (502) 272-8374, or online.

About Bellarmine
Bellarmine University is an independent Catholic university offering more than 50 majors, as well as graduate degree programs, a doctor of nursing practice and a doctor of physical therapy. U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review consistently rank Bellarmine among America’s best institutions for higher education. The university is celebrating 60 years of academic excellence for lives of leadership and service.