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Classes offered at Summit County Library

Frank Fisher Of the Record staff

Three non-credit college courses will be taught at the Summit County library in Kimball Junction, the first to begin on Oct.19. The three courses, part of the University of Utah’s Lifelong Learning, are offered at the new location catering to the expanding population of Kimball Junction, said Marjorie McCloy, the director of Lifelong Learning.

McCloy said this site should prove popular to locals as an alternative to the University of Utah classrooms in Old Town. The University has a well-established location at the Park City Library and Education Center on Park Avenue.

"If classes here are successful, we could expand," McCloy said. "This is a test run. I chose classes I thought would appeal to Park City people."

McCloy is also open to creating classes-on-request in the future.

"If we have an interest and have six students or more sign up, I will try to create the class," she said. "Once I had six people who wanted a Dutch class. I had a hard time finding an instructor, but we did it."

Lifelong Learning classes are open to everyone 18 and older. Attendees need not be students at the University of Utah. Around 150 Lifelong Learning classes are offered per semester in locations throughout Salt Lake City and surrounding areas. Many of the classes are hands-on, held in studios, businesses and shops of instructors teaching their crafts.

The three classes to be offered at the Summit County library are:

"Incredible Doctor You," a class designed to raise health awareness of students. Taught by Dr. E.J. Raven, a doctor of Chiropractic. Raven considers the latest research on maintaining healthy bodies, and the pros and cons of various health-care options. Alternative medicine and subsets of acupuncture, herbal remedies and chiropractic methods are also looked into. Basic anatomy, the workings of the body, including healing and immunity are discussed.

Raven speaks with high energy and passion about the class as it relates to Park City.

"Park City people are very much ahead of the curve," Raven said. "They’re health conscious, active and inquisitive, and that’s why I am here."

"This class is not a lecture, it’s a workshop," Raven said. "My class is very open, very relaxed, highly interactive." Raven said everything discussed is useable and practical.

"Incredible Doctor You," will be held at the Summit County Library, Thursdays, from Oct 19-Nov 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $69

"Ethics: The Philosophy of Values," will fully explore ethics and how people decide what is right and what is wrong. The instructor, Robert Skloss, considers how different people can have very different concepts of what is ethical. Philosophical concepts will be explored, and the ethics philosophies of Aristotle, Alder, Kiekegaard, Whitehead and others will be discussed.

Skloss, holds a PhD in mathematics and a master’s degree in philosophy. He spent 14 years as a Catholic monk, and has management experience in an aerospace engineering company.

"Ethics: The Philosophy of Values," will be held at Summit County Library on Mondays, Oct. 30- Dec. 4, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Fee: $129

"Conversational French 1" is designed for students with little or no background in French. The class provides a conversational approach, preparing students for typical situations encountered in French-speaking countries. The instructor, Marielle Bruant-Carlson, intends to emphasize speaking with a correct accent and syntax.. Bruant-Carlson, a native of France, graduated with honors from the French Foreign Language Instruction program at the Alliance Francaises in Paris in 2005. She is a writer, editor and language instructor.

"Conversational French 1" will be held at the Summit County Library on Mondays, Oct. 30-Dec 11, 7:00-8:30 p.m.. Fee: $109 + $3 special fee.

The Summit County Library is located at 6505 Landmark Drive, Kimball Junction

It is recommended students register at least one day before classes begin.

For more information contact Lifelong Learning in Park City at (435) 645 8638, or in Salt Lake City: (801) 587-LIFE, or (801)581-6464. or visit http://continue.utah.edu/lifelong/


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