Morningstar Living and ESU Partnership Opportunity for Community Service: LIFE -- Learning Is ForEver
Invitation from Provost Bruno
I would like to share with you this wonderful service opportunity available in the Lehigh Valley. I encourage any one of you who are interested in new service opportunities to take advantage of the range of teaching/learning and community service activities available with our new partnership with Morningstar Living* in Nazareth, Pa. In fact, a colleague from TOALC has shared her experiences with us as a resident of Morningstar Living and has introduced us to this opportunity for faculty, staff, retirees and students. I have asked my colleagues, Dr. Bill Bajor and Christina McDonald to guide the initial steps of this collaboration. I hope you will consider participating! It is a wonderful opportunity that not only affords rich service connections but also to expand into the neighboring Lehigh Valley – home of our additional location for extended learning.
As mentioned, East Stroudsburg University has forged a unique relationship with Morningstar Living for 2020 that will enable departments, student groups and individuals to share more about our University with lifelong learners. It’s a great way to enhance ESU’s footprint in the Lehigh Valley and launch new relationships!
We’re hoping that faculty, retired faculty, staff, and students will submit proposals for programs that they are interested in delivering to this unique group. Learning opportunities may be in the form of a short seminar, a series of lectures, or one-off event to lifelong learners in the Nazareth, Pennsylvania area. Team teaching and interdisciplinary topics are encouraged.
Morningstar Living in Nazareth, PA has partnered with ESU to offer a new lifelong learning initiative called: LIFE -- Learning Is ForEver
This partnership is designed to provide fun cultural experiences, as well as non-credit training and education. LIFE will be open to adults living in the Lehigh Valley area. These learning opportunities will be delivered at Morningstar Living’s Heritage Village Campus, utilizing The Cooper Center, Heritage Village, 139 W Beil Ave, Nazareth, PA 18064. Other venues will be considered if they make sense in the frame of your proposal, i.e. at the symphony, planetarium, etc.
This opportunity not only allows you to provide service to ESU and the broader community in the Lehigh Valley, but also opens opportunities for clinical practice, field work, research, student recruitment, and beyond. This is a purely voluntary experience. However, a letter of recognition of your service will be given from the Provost and from Morningstar Living.
What to offer?
Topics from all departments and all areas are requested. Proposers should bear in mind the audience, and tailor topics that may be of interest to lifelong learners. Topic areas that rate high in community surveys are: music/ jazz, computer applications, digital arts, health, botany, birding, theatre, nature, history, art history, 3D printing, painting, sculpture and photography. Presentations from Provost Colloquiums past, present and future would also be great!
The dates for when courses shall be offered are as follows:
Spring Session: March 1 – April 15, 2020
Summer Session: 4 week special series (please propose dates that work for you)
Fall Session: October 1 – November 15, 2020
Sessions are expected to be 1 to 1.5 hours each in length.
The days and times when sessions can be offered is open for any day of the week Monday through Friday, and any time from morning to evening. Please propose a day, set of days and times that work for your idea and schedule.
If there is a cost associated with your session or presentation, for example a fee to pay for materials, or to enter an artistic exhibit, the cost will be borne by the participants.
Sessions will be chosen by a joint committee of ESU and Morningstar Living representatives.