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E2109 - An Introduction to Bioethics

Free

with Eric Jones

Calendar Jul 26, 2021 at 1:30 pm

This is a 2-session class:  Monday, July 26th and Wednesday, July 28th

The first day of this course will provide participants with an introduction to the discipline of bioethics.  Dr. Jones will present a summary of the discipline of philosophy and the place of ethics within that broader discipline as well as a description of bioethics as a distinct discipline within the realm of ethics.  In addition, participants will hear an introduction to major moral theories that guide the discipline of bioethics.

The second day will include examples of bioethical issues of relevance to our times.  In-class surveys of participants regarding ethical choices may provide participants with a sense of their own ethical stance relative to the major moral theories employed in the discipline.

Instructor:  Dr. Jones is an associate professor of biology at the University of Maine at Machias.  He studied philosophy during his undergraduate and graduate career, culminating in a National Science Foundation funded integrative project in the history and philosophy of biology.  Dr. Jones teaches Introduction to Bioethics for UMM.

Class Information:  This class is being held via Zoom.

                                             IMPORTANT:  

This class is Free to SSC members whose Membership is current (2021-2022 year).  If you are a current member of another Maine Senior College (other than SSC), there is a fee of $5.00 to cover online registration administrative fees.  If you are not a current member of either SSC or MSCN, there is a fee of $10.00 to cover online registration administrative fees.

E2110 - Pressed Plant Pictures

Free

with Suzanne Carlisle

Calendar Jul 30, 2021 at 10 am

Have a seat in Suzanne’s beautiful backyard and learn how to press and preserve plants and then create your personal works of art with them.  For this workshop, please bring a jam jar full of plants to press.  If possible, please bring some basic craft supplies:  paper, cardboard, pencil, scissors, white glue, paper towels, newspaper, etc.  There will be some supplies at Suzanne’s house but look in your cupboards, please!  If you have plants that are already pressed you may bring those also.

                       (Rain Date:  Friday, August 6th   10:00 to 11:30 AM)

Instructor: Suzanne Carlisle is an artist and amateur botanist who deeply enjoys showing others the beauty of plants.  She has 50 years of gardening experience and academic classes in botany, horticulture, soils and local flora. She has taught botany and art classes for Sunrise Senior College for several years.

Class Information:  This class will be held outside.  Meet at Suzanne’s house at 11 School Street in Machias.  Bring a sun hat, face mask, sunscreen and water. Bring supplies as mentioned above.  Limited to 8 people.

                                             IMPORTANT:  

This class is Free to SSC members whose Membership is current (2021-2022 year).  If you are a current member of another Maine Senior College (other than SSC), there is a fee of $5.00 to cover online registration administrative fees.  If you are not a current member of either SSC or MSCN, there is a fee of $10.00 to cover online registration administrative fees.

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E2111 - A Nepal Travelogue

Free

with Peter Duston

Calendar Aug 5, 2021 at 1 pm

This is a heart-warming story about a mountain-climbing trip to Nepal that started out as a once-in-a-life-time adventure and ended up as a mission to change the life of a 13-year-old Nepali girl.  Beautiful photography of the Himalaya and the people of that region await you in this course.

Instructor:  Peter Duston was a history teacher, college counselor and ski coach.  He grew up hiking, back packing and skiing.  He has skied from the summit of Mt. Washington, NH, from the summit glacier of Mt. Hood, Oregon, and the European Alps.  He through-hiked the 2,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail as “Talkerman” at age 69.  As a 14-year-old Explorer Scout, he followed the conquests of all the world’s highest mountains in Nepal and Tibet and still has his scrapbooks from that time.  His dream was always to climb Mt. Everest.  Finally, Peter had the opportunity to visit Nepal and embark on a trekking trip to Everest Base Camp to at least “touch” Mt. Everest.  He still serves as a Scout leader introducing local boys and girls to confidence building adventure.

Class Information:  This class is being held via Zoom.

                                             IMPORTANT:  

This class is Free to SSC members whose Membership is current (2021-2022 year).  If you are a current member of another Maine Senior College (other than SSC), there is a fee of $5.00 to cover online registration administrative fees.  If you are not a current member of either SSC or MSCN, there is a fee of $10.00 to cover online registration administrative fees.

2021- 2022 Membership

$25

This membership covers June 1st 2021 to May 31st 2022.  SSC Members must have a valid membership entry on your file to be eligible to take classes in any of our semesters - Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2021 and Spring 2022. You should select your 2022 membership as part of registering for your classes the first time during this annual enrollment period.  If you need to apply for a scholarship to cover your membership fees,  this is done using a separate application which is located on the SSC website.  Your request must be reviewed and processed by the Scholarship committee before registering for any classes.

Donation $10.00

$10

Sunrise Senior College wishes to thank you for your tax exempt donation.  Your generosity enables us to continue providing the programs and activities that are so vital to our community.  In accordance with IRS regulations, we acknowledge that no goods or services were received in exchange for this gift.  Please save this email for your tax records.  

Thank you.

Susan O'Clair 

Treasurer, Sunrise Senior College   

Donation $15.00

$15

Sunrise Senior College wishes to thank you for your tax exempt donation.  Your generosity enables us to continue providing the programs and activities that are so vital to our community.  In accordance with IRS regulations, we acknowledge that no goods or services were received in exchange for this gift.  Please save this email for your tax records.  

Thank you.

Susan O'Clair 

Treasurer, Sunrise Senior College   

Donation $20.00

$20

Sunrise Senior College wishes to thank you for your tax exempt donation.  Your generosity enables us to continue providing the programs and activities that are so vital to our community.  In accordance with IRS regulations, we acknowledge that no goods or services were received in exchange for this gift.  Please save this email for your tax records.  

Thank you.

Susan O'Clair 

Treasurer, Sunrise Senior College   

Donation $25.00

$25

Sunrise Senior College wishes to thank you for your tax exempt donation.  Your generosity enables us to continue providing the programs and activities that are so vital to our community.  In accordance with IRS regulations, we acknowledge that no goods or services were received in exchange for this gift.  Please save this email for your tax records.  

Thank you.

Susan O'Clair 

Treasurer, Sunrise Senior College   





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