|Stained Glass Creations
Stained glass making: a hands-on workshop for those interested in creating art objects using stained glass. Glass and glue the hours away! Create a stained glass project to give to a loved one or to create an environment of peace and delight in your home. Exercise the creativity and artist in you. Bring an open heart, a sense of humor, and a little patience. (cost of materials $20)
Date: Tuesday - Feb 5, 12 and 19 (3 sessions/2 hrs each - limited to 8 participants)
Time: 10 - 12 pm
Location: Monastery Conference Room 217/218
Instructor: Sr. Kathleen Courtney
Sr. Kathleen Courtney was raised in Yankton, SD. She is a graduate of both Mount Marty High School and College. She did graduate work in art at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and then did a Masters in Creation Spirituality at Holy Name University in Oakland, CA. She conducts workshops in stained glass creations, art and spirituality, and creation spirituality. She also leads a team of sisters who do many parish workshops for students preparing for confirmation.
|The Middle East: Historical Roots of the Modern Political Scene
The Middle East: the historical roots of the modern political scene...Dr. Schorn is an expert on the Middle East where he has traveled and studied extensively He will present a mix of historical developments and the contemporary milieu that the western world is trying to comprehend and judge fairly.
Date: Tuesday - Feb 5, 12 and 19 (3 sessions/2 hrs each)
Time: 2 - 4 pm
Location: Roncalli Rm 114
Instructor: Dr. Tim Schorn, University of SD
Dr. Tim Schorn is a Nebraska native and an alum of Mount Marty College. He studied at the University of Notre Dame for his JD, Masters, and PhD in Political Science. His teaching and research has taken him to many areas of the Middle East. His teaching and research interests include Middle Eastern politics, international human rights, and international law. He is often called upon for college campus lectures, newspaper interviews, and continuing education classes in the area.
|Genealogy Research on the Internet
Always wanted to get the history of your family? Jim Bacorn has spent many years working on his family tree, and he is willing to share all his secrets with you. He will help you build your family tree and use resources to validate and add information to your family tree. You will learn to use the internet, exploring both free and fee-based sites. You will utilize social media to add information and contacts to "fatten up" your family history. Bring your computer/laptop.
Date: Tuesday - Feb 5, 12, 19 and 26 (limited to 12 participants)
Time: 4:15 - 5:45 pm
Location: Bede Rm 115
Instructor: James Bacorn
Mr. Bacorn presently is on the staff of Mount Marty College's computer department. He was born and raised in northeast Ohio. His education was in Ohio at Trumbull County Technological School. His degree was in consumer electronics. His interest in the family tree happened when his paternal grandfather could not tell him a lot about the family history. As a result, he has been working on his family tree for over 25 years. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of family trees and genealogy with many people.
|The Poor Person's Bible
This class will look at symbols and stories in the stained glass windows, statuary and architecture of our Christian churches. We will study these treasures of art and faith in our local churches, especially but not limited to, the Catholic churches. A field trip to some of the local churches in Yankton County and Cedar County in Nebraska will be planned so that we can see and study firsthand these treasures in area churches.
Date: Thursday - Feb 7, 14, 21 and 28
Time: 10:15 - 11:45 am (Feb 28 • 10 am - 3 pm • bring sack lunch)
Location: Roncalli Rm 114
Instructor: Fr. Thomas Wordekemper
An alumni of Mount Marty College, Father Thomas Wordekemper has been a Benedictine monk of Assumption Abbey, Richardton, ND since 1985. He holds MDiv. and MA in Catholic Thought from St. Meinrad's School of Theology, St. Meinrad, IN. Throughout his years as a monk, he has held many positions including kitchen manager, baker, organist/choir director, vocation director, campaign and development director, landscaper, and weekend pastor at many parishes. Currently he serves as the Chaplain for Sacred Heart Monastery and Mount Marty College. He taught a 'Gospels' course for CAL in the spring of 2012 and thoroughly enjoyed it.
|Consumerization of Information Technologies
The main stream adoption of "cool" new tablet devices like the Apple iPad and the advanced market penetration of smart phone technology is finally delivering on the promise that the information technology revolution has been touting for years-- literally making information available at one's fingertips. These devices along with the explosion of social media, mobile applications, and web 2.0 cloud based services are dramatically changing the way people live on a daily basis. Of course this phase of technology is not without peril. It can leave many wondering how these devices work, what the benefits are and how fearful one gets of being left behind as more and more people adopt them. This course is designed to provide a simple plain language overview of how these devices work. We will have discussions and examples of how using these items can make life easier and how they will continue to change people's work and personal lives as we move forward. Bring your iphones and ipads.
Date: Thursday - 7, 14, 21 and 28 (limited to 12 participants)
Time: 6 - 7:30 pm
Location: Bede Rm 115
Instructor: Ed Koster
Edward Koster is the Chief Information Officer at Mount Marty College. Over the past 20 plus years he has had the opportunity to stand on the front lines of the information technology revolution. He spent 16 years working for a major telecommunications company during the rise and fall of the dot com era before moving into the higher education industry in various information technology management roles. Edward has a B.S in Finance from Northwest Missouri State University and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Wayne State College. Edward was born and raised on a small family farm in Northwest Iowa and has lived in Iowa until recently when he moved to Yankton, South Dakota. His hobbies include traveling and photography.