Spring lifetime learning opportunities announced

Topics include the Allentown Waterfront Development, Redistricting, the American Civil War and more

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Penn State Lehigh Valley Continuing Education and Outreach provides the opportunity to community members to explore several areas of personal growth through no-stress and noncredit arts courses, lecture series and more.

Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment

Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment (SAGE), an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley for adults ages 55 and older, has announced the schedule for its spring 2019 four-part lecture series. Each SAGE session is held on the first Friday of the month and begins with coffee at 10:30 a.m., the featured speaker at 11 a.m., and lunch at noon. All SAGE lectures are held in Room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, located at 2809 Saucon Valley Road in Center Valley.

SAGE offers an opportunity to enrich one's life through learning in a relaxed and accepting environment among peers. The program covers a wide range of subjects in its college-level lectures, including social and cultural trends, evolving technologies, the arts, food and wine, politics, religion, economics, health and wellness, and more.

SAGE Spring 2019 lecture schedule


March 1: Michael Krajsa, assistant teaching professor of business and faculty liaison to Lehigh Valley LaunchBox

"The Billboard Boys: The Greatest Radio Contest of All Time"
Film and discussion


April 5: Zac Jaindl, chief operations officer, Jaindl Enterprises

"The Waterfront Development: An in depth look at the development in the River District in downtown Allentown"


May 3: Mary Erdman, Fair Districts PA

"Redistricting: A nonpartisan, citizen-led, statewide coalition working to create a process for redistricting that is transparent, impartial, and fair"


June 7: Samuel Chen, principal director, The Liddell Group

"Folding the House of Cards: Media and Politics in the 21st Century"

The cost per lecture is $20 or attend all four for $60. Lunch is included. For more information, contact Jessica Kemmerer at 610-285-5133 or [email protected]

Five @ Five Lecture Series

The Five @ Five Lecture Series features five lectures on a given subject in order to provide an in-depth look at the topic. This educational program highlights the research and talent of Penn State Lehigh Valley faculty members and is open to the community.

Spring 2019 Lecture Topic: The American Civil War

David M. Longenbach, Penn State Lehigh Valley lecturer in history, presents the spring lecture series, "The American Civil War." In this five-part series, Longenbach will explore the military campaigns of the Civil War from the firing on Fort Sumter to the surrender at Appomattox Court House. 

The Five-Part Series will explore:

May 8: 1861: A Year of Rebellion

May 15: 1862: Blood and Indecision

May 22: 1863: The Year of Decision

May 29: 1864: The North Assertive

June 5: 1865: The Naval War, Technology, & Aftermath

Lectures will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings May 8 to June 5 in Room 311B.

The cost for the series is $59. For more information, contact Jessica Kemmerer at 610-285-5133 or [email protected]


Dennille Schuler

Public Relations Specialist
Penn State Lehigh Valley

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