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Colorado College offers 10 classes this summer for community members

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – May 18, 2009 – Interested in learning more about the Thomas Merton? How about the relevance U.S. immigration policy in the Obama era or health reform?
Colorado College’s “Enrich Your Life!” summer program is a series of workshops, lectures and seminars open to community members interested in expanding their knowledge on subjects of personal interest and offers a taste of what it is like to be a student at CC.
The program, now in its second year, features 10 non-credit courses taught by Colorado College faculty and area experts. Costs range from $45 to $160, and all courses are taught on the Colorado College campus. Those who enroll in more than one course receive 10 percent off the second course and 20 percent off all subsequent courses. Those who take four or more courses receive an “Enrich Your Life” certificate.
For a complete description of the courses and information on the instructors, go to:
Summer 2009 courses include:

  • Thomas Merton: Guide for a Seeker's Soul
    Saturday, June 13th, 9 a.m.-noon; taught by Tom Stella, a visiting associate professor in the religion department at Colorado College, hospice chaplain and spiritual director; $45
  • Tackling Health Reform: Bridging the Divide from Individual Problem to Shared Solution
    Thursday, June 18, 5 – 8 p.m.; taught by Elizabeth Feder, health policy analyst for the Colorado Center on Law and Policy; $55 (includes a buffet dinner)
  • Introduction to Hand Printing
    Saturday and Sunday, June 27  and 28, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; taught by Colin Frazer, director of The Press at Colorado College, and Frank Brannon, proprietor of SpeakEasy Press and a graduate of the M.F.A. in the Book Arts Program; $160 (includes materials)
  • Paper Sculpture
    Saturday and Sunday, July 4 - 5, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; taught by Colin Frazer, director of The Press at Colorado College, and Frank Brannon , proprietor of SpeakEasy Press and a graduate of the M.F.A. in the Book Arts Program; $150 (includes materials)
  • The Redemptrix Archetype: The Second Coming
    Saturday, July 11, 9 a.m. – noon; taught by visiting professor Ramon Lopez-Reyes, psychoanalyst in private practice and director of the Hawaii Center for Depth Psychology; $55 (includes lunch)
  • Drawing the Line on the American Dream: U.S. Immigration Policy in the Obama Era
    Thursday, July 16, 5 - 8:30 p.m.; taught by Eric Popkin, dean of summer programs and associate professor of sociology, specializing in international development, globalization, international migration and Latin-American studies, and Hector Suarez, CC alumnus and law student at the University of Texas-Austin; $55 (includes dinner)
  • Regarding Emma: Austen vs. the Filmmakers (Part II)
    Saturday, July 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; taught by George Butte, CC English professor who also teaches film theory classes; $90
  • Global Climate Change in Your Backyard
    Saturday, July 25, 7:30am – 5 p.m.; taught by Miroslav "Miro" Kummel, a mutualisms ecologist interested in processes that structure communities of mycorrhizal fungi; $100 (includes transportation and sack lunch on Pikes Peak)
  • Tell It Slant: Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction
    Saturday, August 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; taught by Kathryn Eastburn, former editor of the Colorado Springs Independent and author of two nonfiction books; $120 (includes lunch)
  • Terrorism
    Saturday, August 8, 9 a.m. – noon; taught by Dennis Showalter, CC professor of history, author of more than 23 books and countless articles on military history, and one of the top military historians in the country;

For more information, call CC’s Summer Programs at (719) 389-6656 or (719) 389-6653, or e-mail or
For information, directions or disability accommodation, members of the public may call (719) 389-6607.

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