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SU at the Beach

Lifelong Learning on the Eastern Shore

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The Center for Extended & Lifelong Learning at Salisbury University and Ocean Pines Association have teamed up to bring SU to the Shore! Stay updated on upcoming classes and events by signing up for our newsletter.

We're excited to offer these lifelong learning classes, and hope you will enjoy them!



Writing Your Memoir: From Draft to Craft
with Emily Rich

Thursdays from 9 - 10:30 am. 
April 5 - May 10

$60 per six-week session. Ocean Pines Community Center.

Join us for a Lighthouse Literary Guild six-week writing course offered by Emily Rich, Executive Editor of The Delmarva Review. Having a great story is just the first step to writing a compelling piece of memoir. In this class, we will explore what takes a piece of personal writing “from draft to craft,” looking at elements such as character development, incorporating sensory detail, and writing in scenes. We will focus on the importance of taking a story that’s true and connecting it, as Cheryl Strayed says, “to the greater, grander truth.” In addition to workshopping each others’ writing, participants will read essays on craft and sample works of successful memoirists. When the course is over, participants will come away with an appreciation of what makes a piece of memoir stand out and appeal to an audience beyond themselves.

Emily Rich Emily Rich is the Editor of Delmarva Review. She writes mainly memoir and essay. Her work has been published in a number of small presses including Little Patuxent Review, r.kv.ry, Delmarva Review the Pinch and Hippocampus. Her essays have been listed as notables in Best American Essays 2014 and 2015. Her story "Black Market Pall Malls" won the Biostories 2015 War and Peace essay contest.

 

Emily Rich is the Editor of Delmarva Review. She writes mainly memoir and essay. Her work has been published in a number of small presses including Little Patuxent Review, r.kv.ry, Delmarva Review the Pinch and Hippocampus. Her essays have been listed as notables in Best American Essays 2014 and 2015. Her story "Black Market Pall Malls" won the Biostories 2015 War and Peace essay contest.

 

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Creativity and the Craft of Writing
with Fran Severn-Levy

Tuesdays from 9 - 10:30 am.
April 3 - May 8

$60 per six-week session. Ocean Pines Community Center.

Fran Severn-LevyWant to recharge your creative energies in the New Year? Join us for a Lighthouse Literary Guild adventure in creativity. During the six week course Fran Severn will lead an exploration of that nebulous concept. We’ll share what makes us feel creative, what keeps us from tapping into our creative side, and how to activate our imaginations. Be ready for real world examples of creativity to start brainstorming and play with thinking “5 degrees off center line.”

Fran Severn-Levy loves to play with words and images. Her sense of wanderlust and curiosity is seen in over 200 published articles on subjects ranging from the National Scrabble Championship, participating in medical clinical trials, a school for butlers in London, and training horses for Civil War reenactors. She’s the author of “Art Drives on Delmarva” a guide to galleries and art venues in the region. She lives in Salisbury with her husband, three dogs, and two horses.

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Why Write? Keeping Your Reader Interested
with Susan Canfora

Wednesdays from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
April 4 - May 9
$60 per six-week session. Ocean Pines Community Center.

In a friendly, enjoyable atmosphere students will review the basics of grammar and punctuation that are the foundations of effective writing, write "spills" using prompts, and critique well-known writers. There will be discussions of what interests readers and how to write in a concise, engaging manner that will maintain their interest. There will also be discussion about how and where to get published. 

Susan Canfora is a news reporter for the Salisbury Independent. An adjunct professor in SU’s Communication Arts Department, she has taught journalism, writing, grammar and related courses at SU since 1998. She's also an adjunct at Wor-Wic Community College. 

 

Beyond the Box Scores: Current Issues in Sports Communication
with Dr. David Burns

Wednesdays from 4 - 5:30 pm
Ocean Pines Community Center
Meets March 14 & 18, April 4, 18 & 25 and May 9

Join Dr. David Burns, Salisbury University Associate Professor of JournalismSport can connect a country and the world in unique ways. Although sport is big business it also has always served as a cultural platform for social change. This course covers today’s social issues through a sports lens. Topics include, NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, pro players and traumatic brain injury, controversial team names and mascots and gambling and fantasy sports, to name a few.

Dr. Burns has worked for CNN and NBC News, in both permanent and freelance capacities, as a videotape editor and field camera operator in the United States and abroad. While living outside the US, he worked as a technology correspondent for the IDG Wire Service and for a Polish business and finance weekly newspaper.  He has taught new media courses to students and professional journalism workshops to media professionals in the United States, Poland, Russia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Afghanistan.

Burns is a past president of the Society of Professional Journalists Maryland Professional Chapter.  His research interests involve the media-politics linkage.  His doctoral dissertation examined the role of the Catholic Church in the development of the Polish media landscape during the transition from communism to capitalism.

He is currently writing and editing a sports communication textbook entitled, You Make the Call: Case Studies in Sport Communication (Routledge) due out in summer 2018.

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SU Faculty Lecture Series: Exploring the Humanities

 

Fridays from 3 – 4:30 pm
Beginning January 19 through March 23
Ocean Pines Community Center

SU Faculty will lecture each week on their topics of expertise, in the arts, history, environmental studies, music, literature and so much more.

 

Cognitive and Neural Changes in Aging Drs. Echo Leaver & Meredith Patterson, Psychology Dept. 1/19/2018
Mysteries of Memory! Dr. Timothy Stock, Philosophy Dept. 1/26/2018
Genocide of the Bison Dr. Jim Hatley, Environmental Studies (Ret) 2/2/2018
Journalism and Democracy Dr. Jennifer Cox, Communication Arts 2/9/2018
US involvement in WW1 (and how it allowed the US to become a major world power) Dr. Stephen Gehnrich, Biological Sciences Dept. 2/16/2018
This is what democracy looks like! Dr. Sarah Surak, Political Science / Environmental Studies 2/23/2018
The Formation of Korea and Japan in the Chinese Crucible Dr. Michael McCarty, History Dept. 3/2/2018
Jane Addams on Citizenship & Democracy: Suggestions for Advocates Dr. James Forte, Social Work 3/9/2018
The Promise and Peril of Democracy Dr. Eric Rittinger, Political Science Dept. 3/16/2018
Racism and Coping Dr. Yuki Okubo, Psychology Dept. 3/23/2018
Global Environmentalism Dr. Emily Story, History Dept. 3/30/2018
Hidden in Plain Sight? An Introduction to the Indian Peoples of the Eastern Shore Dr. Céline Carayon, History Dept. 4/6/2018

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