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Macomb Community College announces schedule for MORE fall semester beginning Oct. 25

– Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:00AM

Lifelong learning initiative offers short, noncredit courses including history, health, nature and nutrition

The Macomb Organization for Retiree Enrichment (MORE), a lifelong learning initiative presented by Macomb Community College, will offer nearly 30 in-person courses during its fall semester Oct. 25 through Nov. 19. The courses each last approximately two hours, with 30 minutes reserved for a question-and-answer period. For a registration fee of $75, members can sign up for as many as 10 courses ranging from technology to music to health. Each class is limited to 20 participants.

“We’re excited to be able to come back together in-person this semester to continue to learn about the world around us and recapture the social element of Macomb’s MORE program,” said William Wood, director, Cultural Affairs and Community Engagement, Macomb Community College. “With the courses offered this semester, every MORE member will find engaging opportunities to learn something new.”

Courses are taught by volunteer subject matter experts, including Macomb faculty, and cover a variety of topics including being an educated consumer, navigating services for seniors and the history of the nuclear age. Some highlights of the fall semester include:

  • A Travelogue in Jazz: Around the World in 60 Minutes: Traveling the globe, this course visits countries whose name, a city or feature is in the title of a song. Listen to legendary music including Tipperary from Ireland, Loch Lomond from Scotland and April in Paris from France. Presented by jazz aficionado Stuart Johnson.
  • The Waste We Create, Recycling and Sustainability: This course looks at the many ways waste is managed in the United States, including federal and state oversight, landfill design and engineering, stormwater management and recycling. Sociological perspectives regarding sustainability are also explored. Presented by Kathleen Kline, community relations representative for Waste Management.
  • Hiroshima – Threshold of the Nuclear Age: How did the hidden power of the atom become scientifically understood and exploited as an energy source? What political and military forces combined to use this material in creating new and extremely powerful weapons? Why were the weapons used, and what is the legacy of the two nuclear attacks? The interactive presentation addresses these questions and more. Presented by David Tarrant, a passionate student of naval architecture, military history and contemporary developments in science and technology.
  • The World at Your Screen: Breaking Down Popular Social Media Platforms: Learn best practices for having a safe and satisfying online experience. During this discussion of social media platforms, attendees will learn methods for connecting with others and engaging in healthy conversations, gaining a better understanding of what goes on when you logon. Presented by Bo Provencher and Tracy Gratkowski of Hunch Free, a digital marketing agency in Mount Clemens.

MORE will also offer two roundtables in which members have the opportunity to discuss topics of interest from previous sessions and reflect on the program as a whole. All courses, including the roundtables, will be held in the Macomb University Center, which is located on the college’s Center Campus in Clinton Township. Courses may be converted to a virtual format if necessary if COVID-19 precaution guidelines change.

Online registration for MORE’s fall semester is now open. To view the course catalog and to register, go to www.lorenzoculturalcenter.com/more. For more information, email MORE@macomb.edu or call 586.226.4759.

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is one of the largest grantors of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor-degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

Media contact: Sean M. Patrick, 586.445.7271, patricks28@macomb.edu