Summer has finally arrived! When you’re not outside enjoying the beautiful mountain air or relaxing by the pool, Lees-McRae College offers a special series of enriching courses.
The summer enrichment courses are offered between June 7 and August 23. They are designed for the general public and cover topics from the history of Irish troubles to couple dancing. There is something for everyone, whether you want to explore Irish reconciliation efforts or learn the salty dog rag.
The series opens June 7 with Dr. Anatoly Isaenko’s class Ethnic Conflicts: East versus West. Dr. Isaenko will continue discussion with his International Terrorism course, which also begins June 7.
Dr. Stewart Skeate’s daily hikes in The Nature of the Appalachians start June 16.
John Mosbey will delve into Justice and Reconciliation: The Irish Troubles beginning June 23.
Dr. Warren Doyle will do-si-do on July 7 with his Square and Contra Dancing sessions. Also beginning July 7, Dr. Doyle will continue showing ‘the moves’ with Couple Dancing.
Next is Dr. Fiona H. Chyrstall’s exploration into The Water of Life: Appreciating the Finer Points of Scottish History and Culture, starting July 7.
Stacey B. Trivett’s Beginning Clogging sessions start July 15. If clogging isn’t for you, try Beginning Tap with Stacey B. Trivett, also starting July 15.
Dr. Warren Doyle shares his experiences in The Appalachian Trail class, beginning July 14.
Approaching Wine: A Basic Introduction is sure to be a hit with Dustin Ellis as your guide starting August 2.
Unlock your creative ideas through collage making, journaling, music and other techniques in Dr. Tessa Carr’s Creative Explorations workshop-based course beginning August 5.
“We never stop being students because of the joy we experience when learning something new. The summer enrichment courses at Lees-McRae College provide opportunities for personal growth, creative expression, interaction with others, and pure fun,” said Provost Dr. Debra Thatcher.
Each course requires a $50 fee, along with official class registration. Some courses require materials or an additional fee for specialized course needs. Contact Tammy Franklin at the Lees-McRae College Academic Affairs Office at (828) 898-8738 for more information.