Spring Lifetime Learning Opportunities Announce

Topics include the Allentown Waterfront Development, Redistricting, the American Civil War and more 

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. (Feb. 12, 2019) – Penn State Lehigh Valley Continuing Education & Outreach provides the opportunity to community members to explore several areas of personal growth through no-stress and non-credit arts courses, lecture series and more.

Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment (SAGE)

Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment (SAGE), an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley for adults age 55 and older, has announced the schedule for its spring 2019 four-part lecture series. Each SAGE session is held on the first Friday of the month (with the exception of May) and begins with coffee at 10:30 a.m., the featured speaker at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. All SAGE lectures are held in room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley located at 2809 Saucon Valley Road in Center Valley.

SAGE offers an opportunity to enrich one’s life through learning in a relaxed and accepting environment among peers. We cover a wide range of subjects in our college level lectures including social and cultural trends, evolving technologies, the arts, food and wine, politics, religion, economics, health and wellness and more.

SAGE Spring 2019 Lecture Schedule

March 1, 2019: Michael Krajsa
Assistant Teaching Professor, Business and Faculty Liaison, Lehigh Valley LaunchBox
The Billboard Boys: The Greatest Radio Contest of All Time
Film and Discussion

April 5, 2019: Zac Jaindl
Chief Operations Officer, Jaindl Enterprises
The Waterfront Development: An in depth look at the development in the River District in downtown Allentown.

May 3, 2019: Mary Erdman
Fair Districts PA
Redistricting: a non-partisan, citizen-led, statewide coalition working to create a process for redistricting that is transparent, impartial, and fair.

June 7, 2019: Samuel Chen
Principal Director, The Liddell Group
Folding the House of Cards: Media and Politics in the 21st Century

The cost per lecture is $20 or attend all four for $60. Lunch is included. For more information, contact Jessica Kemmerer at 610-285-5133 or jlb995@psu.edu.  

Five @ Five Lecture Series

The Five @ Five Lecture Series features five lectures on a given subject in order to provide an in-depth look at the topic. This educational program highlights the research and talent of Penn State Lehigh Valley faculty members and is open to the community.

Spring 2019 Lecture Topic: The American Civil War

David M. Longenbach, Penn State Lehigh Valley lecturer in history, presents the spring lecture series, “The American Civil War.” In this five-part series, Longenbach will explore the military campaigns of the Civil War from the firing on Fort Sumter to the surrender at Appomattox Court House.

The Five-Part Series will explore:

May 8: 1861: A Year of Rebellion

May 15:               1862: Blood and Indecision

May 22:               1863: The Year of Decision

May 29:               1864: The North Assertive

June 5: 1865: The Naval War, Technology, & Aftermath

Lectures will be held from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on the following Wednesday evenings: May 8 to June 5 and will take place in room 311B.

The cost for the series is $59. For more information, contact Jessica Kemmerer at 610-285-5133 or jlb995@psu.edu.


About Penn State Lehigh Valley

Penn State Lehigh Valley provides a Penn State University education in a small campus setting that integrates individualized teaching, research, and dynamic community outreach. With its convenient location in Center Valley, traditional students and adult learners can choose from many options including 9 bachelor’s programs, which can be completed at the campus, as well as access to 160 academic programs offered by other Penn State campuses. In addition, students and community members who have a scalable business idea are invited to participate in professional development offered by Lehigh Valley LaunchBox, a business accelerator for early stage entrepreneurs. The campus’ diverse Continuing Education and Outreach programs offer opportunities for professional development, business training, and youth programming. For more information, visit lehighvalley.psu.edu.