Millersville Lifelong Learning Institute (MiLLI)

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Millersville University offers a Lifelong Learning Series to provide enriching experiences for continued education at The Ware Center in downtown Lancaster. These non-credit courses provide an opportunity for community members to gain new knowledge and skills in a casual environment with supportive instructors.

Additional questions should be directed to Barry Kornhauser at barry.kornhauser@millersville.edu or 717-871-7018.  Registration information is listed below.

Click here to download the Spring 2017 brochure!

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Spring 2017 Courses: 

  • Astronomy
    Instructor: Gerald Wilson.  Explore the night sky and identify many of those shimmering points of light. Also gaze at those points with a large collegiate telescope. We will discuss distances and speeds necessary to reach our planetary and stellar neighbors. We will explore asterisms, constellations, the solar system, galaxies, and the universe. We will use sky charts, smart phone apps, and computer software to project the night sky.
    Dates of Class Time Location Cost Register
    Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22 at Ware Center
    March 29 & April 5 at F&M College
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm Ware Center and F&M College $120  Register Now
  • Becoming Holistically Healthy
    Instructor: Don Keller.  To be truly healthy is to be healthy physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. All aspects of our nature need to be working in collaboration with each other, as they are inherently intended to be working. It is our task, which we will explore in this class, to become fully aware of the natural interactions of every part of ourselves, and to make those conscious choices that facilitate that harmonious connection. In this way we can become a whole, thriving, alive individual.
    Dates of Class Time Location Cost Register
    Thursdays, March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, & 27 12:30 m – 2:00 pm Ware Center $120  Register Now
  • Climbing the Wellness Ladder
    Instructor: Eileen Wieder Crone, M.S.  Discover the six dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, and social, and learn how to “climb up the wellness ladder” to health and longevity. Wellness is defined as a conscious, self-directed, and evolving process of achieving full potential; wellness is positive and affirming. The course includes sessions on nutrition, fitness (one session will be an exercise session to test fitness level), Ayurvedic balancing methods, and stress resiliency.
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    Fridays, March 17, 24, 31, & April 7 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Ware Center $80  Register Now
  • Collage & the Altered Book – Mixing It Up!
    Instructor: Mimi Shapiro.  Book Arts will encourage you to tell a story and learn what makes a book-a-book. Collage helps you understand your thinking process, learn new skills, and have some fun. By using simple tools, writing exercises, and words and images, you can see what the page develops into, sparking new questions and possibilities. You will transform a discarded book into a creative work of art that encompasses a theme and utilizes a variety of media and techniques. Book Arts is an experimental process, a form of visual journaling using photos, bits of lace, buttons, where nothing goes to waste. Collage is a form of self-discovery that truly links the heart and mind.
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    Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, & 26 10:00 am – 11:30 am Ware Center $60  Register Now
  • Conscious Leadership
    Instructor: Angelique Arroyo.  We live in a dichotomy of both the work of our internal empowerment and the challenges we face in the society in which we live. How can we move in a way that holds what is most important for us while doing our work in the world in a just and equitable way? How can we ensure that we are holding soul, mind, and body in this journey? How do we make decisions based on what we value so that we can show up fully? This is what we will dive deep into throughout this course. At the end of the sessions participants will have created a guidebook out of the assignments for their continual alignment.
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    Tuesdays, March 7, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, & May 2 – Ware Center. (No class on March 14). 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Ware Center $160  Register Now
  • Creative Writing is for Everyone
    Instructor: Don Keller.  Creative Writing is for Everyone begins with your willingness to literally pour your heart out onto the page, letting the words flow as you express your ideas without any interference from the mind’s judgment. We will share our work with each other as we strive to support each other with honest and positive feedback. You will be asked to stretch yourself into new arenas where you can more readily unearth your creative potential. The class promises to be fun, adventurous, and exciting.
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    Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, & 26 10:00 am – 11:30 am Ware Center $120  Register Now
  • Digital Photography
    Instructor: Gerald Wilson.  Do you own a digital single lens reflex (SLR) or a digital point and shoot camera? Here is a course designed to allow you to take full advantage of your camera. Learn the intricacies of your camera and also learn the art of fine photography. The course will specialize in the technique of using available light. We will also experiment with different flashes, and learn about resolution and megapixel guidelines.
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    Thursdays, March 9, 16, 23, 30, & April 6 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Ware Center $100  Register Now
  • Enhancing Creativity
    Instructor: Don Keller.  Creativity is the natural phenomenon whereby something new is brought into being. All human beings are endowed with creative potential, and this class will explore that potential, and a number of ways to actualize it. It is important to realize that each and every one of us has true creative genius within us, just waiting to be drawn out.
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    Fridays, March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, & 14 10:00 am – 11:30 am Ware Center $90  Register Now
  • Genealogy & Your DNA
    Instructor: Gerald Wilson.  This class will teach students how to use various sources to research their family’s history. The participants will be presented with tools and procedures to discover their ancestry lineage. In addition, students will learn how their DNA can help them trace their ancestors and how to access that information from commercial sources.
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    Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29, & April 5 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Ware Center $100  Register Now
  • How Grant Won and Lee Lost the Civil War
    Instructor: Ed Bonekemper.  This course will examine the Civil War battles and campaigns of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. One two-hour session will be dedicated to a study of Grant’s traits, strategy, tactics and successes to see how he won the Civil War. The other will be a study of Lee’s traits, strategy, tactics and results to see how he lost the war. Battle maps and comparative casualty statistics will be explored.
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    Thursdays, April 13 & 20 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Ware Center $40  Register Now
  • Introduction to Tai Chi and Qi Gong
    Instructor: Jim Keller. Tai Chi originated as a martial art, but today it is recognized as a superlative health practice. Qi Gong, also spelled Chi Gung, is less well-known, yet closely related to Tai Chi. Both belong to the ‘Chinese Internal Arts Family’, each having their own methodologies for improving balance, flexibility, and coordination, as well as for health and healing. Beginning level, easy-to-learn movements will be presented in this introductory course.
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    Wednesdays, March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, & May 3 10:00 am – 11:30 am Ware Center $120  Register Now
  • Meditation – Finding the Stillness Within
    Instructor: Don Keller.  Meditation is the natural process of going within, allowing the mind and body to quiet down, and experience the stillness and silence that is the true basis of our being. In this class, we will come to understand the process of meditation both intellectually and experientially. You will be encouraged to practice at home what you are learning in class.
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    Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, & 29 12:30 m – 2:00 pm Ware Center $60  Register Now
  • Nature Journaling
    Instructor: Dr. Carol Welsh.  In this class you will learn how to keep your own nature journal. Nature Journaling makes you a better observer, naturalist, and artist, and opens a world of beauty and discovery. You will apply nature journaling practice through observation, writing, sketching, and painting or photography to see more in the environment. Participants will practice in indoor and outdoor locations near the Ware Center, such as Linear Park, the Central Market House, the Wolf Museum Garden, Demuth Garden, and the North Museum. Class locations will vary depending on the weather. Whether you are new to journaling or have practiced for a long time, you will gain new insights from this opportunity to meet others interested in journaling.
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    Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21, & 28 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Ware Center $80  Register Now
  • Nature’s Mindful Healing
    Instructor: Brenda Lee Sieglitz.  Tap into your wanderlust and desire to reflect in nature. We will review and apply studies on the healing properties nature has on the human spirit. As you connect with these stories, learn about using mindfulness in nature to cope with life changes that cause us stress, fears of exploring on our own and traveling to new places. Learn safety tips for exploring the outdoors and discover natural spaces within Lancaster County, and a 2-hour drive, to begin your mindful healing journey in nature. The last class will be a guided hike in one of Lancaster County’s pristine preserves.
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    Tuesdays, March 7, 14, & 21 9:00 am – 11:00 am Ware Center $60  Register Now
  • Spanish 101 – MU Campus
    Instructor: Jasiel Ayala.  The purpose of this course is to introduce and develop communication skills in Spanish while listening, reading, speaking and writing in the target language. The course is designed for students with no knowledge of or less than one-year of high-school Spanish. Students will learn the basics of the Spanish language including the alphabet, numbers, greetings, and common vocabulary needed to engage in conversations with Spanish speakers. The course follows a communicative information-based task approach, which comes from the idea that languages are best learned when real world information becomes the focus of students’ activities.
    Dates of Class Time Location Cost Register
    Mondays, March 13, 20, 27, & April 3 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Stayer Hall, Room 204, 51 Lyte Road, Millersville, PA 17551 $60  Register Now
  • Spanish for Beginners I
    Instructor: Jennifer Carzola Herr.  Spanish for Beginners 1 is an interactive introduction to the Spanish language. Students will learn pronunciation, basic grammar, and vocabulary needed to hold simple conversations. No previous experience is necessary to take this class. If you have ever been curious about learning a new language or plan to travel to a Spanish speaking country, this class can help you build your confidence to converse with others in the Spanish language.
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    Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, & 25 9:00 am – 10:30 am Ware Center $120  Register Now
  • Spanish for Beginners II
    Instructor: Jennifer Carzola Herr.  Spanish for Beginners II is a continuation of the Spanish for Beginners I class. We will place more emphasis on developing basic grammar skills and learning to converse in simple sentences. For those who want to further their understanding of the Spanish language and culture, or for those who want to learn some basic communication skills that would be helpful while traveling in a Spanish speaking country, this class will help you gain some valuable language experience.
    Dates of Class Time Location Cost Register
    Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, & 25 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Ware Center $120  Register Now
  • Spiritual Practice
    Instructor: Don Keller.  The Spiritual Practice can be defined as the process of letting go of our limited perception of ourselves, of others, and of life, and embracing the deeper truth that transcends all limitations. We are all one in essence, united to everyone and everything. The Spiritual Practice incorporates any and all processes that open our awareness to that deeper truth, from meditation to prayer, from creative self-expression to volunteering, from a healthy lifestyle to an appreciation of the beautiful. In this class we will explore those processes that we are naturally drawn to.
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    Thursdays, March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, & 27 10:00 am – 11:30 am Ware Center $120  Register Now
  • Stress Management
    Instructor: Don Keller.  In order to handle the stressful moments we all experience throughout our lives, we must come to the realization that our stress, that feeling of tension caused by the fight or flight response, is the natural consequence of fear. We fight with or take flight from that which we perceive as a threat to our safety, health, and well-being. To healthfully manage the stress, we must choose to expose and face our fears, and grow beyond them. It is this process that we will explore fully in this class.
    Dates of Class Time Location Cost Register
    Fridays, March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, & 28 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Ware Center $120  Register Now
  • Tai Chi – What is it?
    Instructor: Jim Keller.   The slow motion, graceful movements of people practicing Tai Chi in a park or fitness center are unusual and often misunderstood by those who have never seen it performed. Tai Chi instructor, Jim Keller, will explain through lecture and demonstration, how Tai Chi is practiced, as well as the health, martial and meditative benefits of this ‘Chinese Internal Art’. This one-session program will be an excellent overview of what to expect in a typical Tai Chi course. Also presented in this session will be the related health art of Qi Gong.
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    Monday, March 6 (one day only) 10:00 am – 11:30 pm Ware Center $15  Register Now
  • The Way of Walking and Standing
    Instructor: Jim Keller.  Embodying ‘stillness within motion and motion within stillness’, walk and stand your way to health, utilizing simple moving and stationary exercises from the ‘Chinese Internal Health Arts’ of Tai Chi, Qi-Gong and Ba Gua. Benefits of these subtle, yet effective practices include improving balance, coordination and flexibility, as well as healing the body. Techniques include Cat Walking, Standing Like A Tree, and the Figure Eight Pattern Walk.
    Dates of Class Time Location Cost Register
    Mondays, March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, & 17 10:00 am – 11:30 pm Ware Center $90  Register Now
  • Together They Made Lancaster Great
    Instructor: Dr. Robert Frick.  In this six-week program, Dr. Frick will focus on some fascinating details of local history. Unknown to many, Lancaster played a pivotal role in the founding of our nation and in critical periods of history since then. In this series, Dr. Frick will introduce 18 Lancastrians who had a significant impact on the events that shaped our county, our state, and our nation.
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    Mondays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, & 10 10:00 am – 11:30 am Ware Center $90  Register Now
  • Understanding Weather – MU Campus
    Instructor: Andy Stuart.  In this course, you will learn what weather maps, forecasts, and terminology really mean, and become familiar with the atmospheric processes behind the weather. Topics covered will include how to better understand weather forecasts, what is going on in the atmosphere to produce what is seen on a weather map, and why things like cold fronts bring certain kinds of weather, and an explanation of terms like jet stream, El Nino, and computer models.
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    Mondays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, & 10 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Stayer Hall, Room 204, 51 Lyte Road, Millersville, PA 17551 $60  Register Now

How can I register for courses?

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In person

At the Student Memorial Center Ticket Office on the main campus of Millersville University or at the Ware Center in downtown Lancaster during business hours.  

Over the phone

Give our box office a call at (717) 871-7600 during our business hours.  We will be happy to assist you with your course registration.

 

 

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