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Macomb Community College announces schedule for MORE spring semester beginning March 28

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 08:00 AM

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Expanded course offerings and new pricing packages introduced with new semester

The Macomb Organization for Retiree Enrichment (MORE), a lifelong learning initiative presented by Macomb Community College, will offer an expanded schedule of more than 60 in-person courses March 28 through May 16. These short, noncredit courses range from health and wellness to history to science and nature. A new pricing structure allows members to sign up for the traditional 10 courses for $75, for as few as five courses for $45 or as many as 15 courses for $90, providing greater scheduling flexibility.

“We greatly expanded the number and variety of course offerings based on member feedback,” said William Wood, director, Cultural Affairs and Community Engagement. “MORE members will find courses designed to satisfy curiosity and expand their horizons along with great scheduling flexibility to fit their needs and lifestyle.”

The courses each last approximately two hours with time reserved for a question-and-answer period. Courses are taught by volunteer subject matter experts, including Macomb faculty, and cover a variety of topics including theater and film, literature and politics, and government. Some highlights of the spring semester include:

  • Prohibition in Hamtramck: During Prohibition, Hamtramck was a major hub of illegal liquor production, sales and consumption, and became known as the Wild West of the Midwest. Greg Kowalski, executive director, Hamtramck Historical Museum, will provide an overview of this city’s raucous past. 
  • Navigating Services for Seniors: Sheila Cote, director of Senior Services for Macomb County will highlight the services available in Macomb County for individuals age 60, including tips to gaining access to services and referrals. 
  • Brazilian Music Styles, Sounds and Rhythms: The talented local group Brazil and Beyond will bring the excitement of Rio de Janeiro to Macomb with the sounds of the Brazilian samba, bossa nova, choro and baiao. Members will learn about the history, roots and exotic instruments of Brazilian music while listening to these gifted musicians. 
  • Rooting Out Public Corruption in Southeast Michigan: The Detroit FBI office has been instrumental in public corruption investigations across communities in Southeast Michigan, including some high-profile cases in Macomb County. Supervisory Special Agent Larry Stewart, who has more than 18-years of experience with the FBI, will give an overview of the FBI’s role in the process plus an in-depth review of one corruption case.

All courses will be held on Macomb Community College’s Center Campus in Clinton Township either in the Macomb University Center or the Learning Center (C Building). Consult the course catalog for the specific location of each course. Courses may be converted to a virtual format if COVID-19 safety guidelines change.

Online registration for MORE’s spring 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.

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.

Contact: Sean M. Patrick, 586.445.7271, patricks28@macomb.edu