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Macomb Community College announces registration open for fall MORE semester beginning Oct. 3 and offering 58 courses

Monday, September 12, 2022 10:00 AM

MORE offers short, noncredit courses including nature, arts, history and health and wellness
MORE offers short, noncredit courses including nature, arts, history and health and wellness

Macomb Community College announces registration open for fall MORE semester beginning Oct. 3 and offering 58 courses

MORE offers short, noncredit courses including nature, arts, history and health and wellness  

The Macomb Organization for Retiree Enrichment (MORE), a lifelong learning initiative presented by Macomb Community College, will offer 58 courses during its fall semester Oct. 3 through Nov. 21. The courses range from local history to politics and government to science and nature.

“Our goal is to offer classes that engage the senses and stimulate the imagination,” said William Wood, director, Cultural Affairs and Community Engagement, Macomb Community College. “We are continually adding new courses and refreshing the favorites to provide the learning and social experience expected by our members.”

The courses each last approximately two hours with 30 minutes reserved for a question-and-answer period and are taught by subject matter experts. MORE members can choose from among three class packages, giving each participant the flexibility to take as many or as few courses as they like at a reasonable cost.  Members can register for 14 classes for $91, 10 classes for $77.50 or six classes for $54. Packages can also be combined to take even more classes.

Highlights of the fall semester include:

  • Crocker House Presentation and Tour: The visit to the Crocker House in Mount Clemens begins with a 30-minute program that includes an overview of the mineral bath era, followed by a docent-led tour of the Crocker House Museum. Attendees can conclude the visit with a self-guided tour of the grounds and gardens.
  • Remembering Hudson’s, Detroit’s Legendary Department Story: This presentation focuses on how the store grew with the city, the traditions and events it helped create and how Hudson’s gave back to the community. Included are historic photos and video clips of Detroit’s home-grown retailer that once towered over Woodward Avenue.
  • One Man’s Quest to See the Entire World: Rufus McGaugh, a retired teacher, will cover his nearly 50-year quest to visit every country in the world. He will discuss what motivated him to attempt such an audacious task and will share some of his more dangerous, as well as humorous, foreign adventures.
  • Public Art in Detroit’s Cultural Center: Detroit’s cultural center is home to numerous art installations ranging from sculptors and murals to statues in public spaces including the Josephine Ford Sculpture Garden and the McGregor Reflecting Pool. This program covers approximately 20 works and the artists who created them, which include Michigan-based and national and international artists.

MORE will also offer two Learning Lab opportunities for members to discuss the program, provide suggestions for courses and offer other feedback. These roundtable discussions are free of charge and offer members to opportunity to impact MORE programming.

All courses, except the Crocker House tour, will be held at the Macomb University Center on Macomb Community College’s Center Campus at 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township. Several of the classes also offer a virtual option through Zoom.

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

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) is about transforming lives and communities through the power of education, enrichment and economic development. Macomb grants the largest number of associate degrees in Michigan and is the largest community college in the state. The college provides programming for youth through seniors, including early college for high school students, university transfer and career preparation programs, workforce education, continuing education and certification, and a wide range of enrichment opportunities encompassing arts, culture and lifelong learning.

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