Senior Scholars Program for Friday, November 6, 2015
“Privacy in the Digital Age – What Every Senior Should Know,” presented by Wade Alley.
Wade will examine the right to privacy, ways to safeguard one’s privacy and a person’s legal protections and review recent developments. The “Digital Age” presents many challenges that affect how we communicate with others and how others have the ability to track us.
Wade has a BA degree from The Ohio State University and a JD degree from the University of North Carolina. He is a past Senior Scholars president, a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, the North Carolina State Bar Association and the American Bar Association, Committee on Taxation.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, November 13, 2015
Dr. Kevin Soden, returns to present “2015 News You Can Use From the Medical World.”
He has been an award-winning journalist for more than 20 years and can now be seen each day as the host of Healthline and Whole Body Health on Retirement Living television. He was a National Medical Reporter for NBC News Channel and has also appeared on NBC's Today Show.
In 2003 Dr. Soden published The Art of Medicine: What Every Doctor and Patient Should Know, a critically acclaimed book focusing on doctor-patient relationship. It is one of the many books that he has published.
Dr. Soden graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He also has a master’s in Public Health from the Medical College of Wisconsin, a master’s in Personnel Administration from Florida State University and bachelors’ degree from Belmont Abbey College.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, November 20, 2015
Dr. Scott Fitzgerald, Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will give a talk on “Middle Class Meltdown in America, Causes, Consequences and Remedies.”
He has researched and co-authored two books and numerous articles on the topic. His most recent book, Middle Class Meltdown in America: Causes, Consequences and Remedies, sheds additional light into the growing instability of the middle class.
Dr. Fitzgerald’s research and teaching coalesce around issues of economic inequality, social movements, religion and the nation state.
Dr. Fitzgerald earned a doctorate in sociology from the University of Iowa. He earned a master’s degree at Iowa State University and a bachelor’s degree from Luther College. He is faculty advisor for the UNCC Habitat for Humanity chapter and routinely teaches various study abroad programs.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, November 27, 2015
No meeting today. Per our by-laws, we do not meet the Friday after Thanksgiving. Continue to enjoy your holiday.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, 11:45AM, December 4, 2015
Holiday Luncheon at the Queen’s Sports Complex and annual meeting to introduce officers for 2016. (No regular program.)
Tickets are $15 per person and must be purchased in advance at meetings by Nov. 20.
Come and join us for a wonderful lunch of turkey and gravy; quinoa salad with roasted green beans and red pepper; wild rice dressing with cherries, asparagus and butternut squash; glazed carrots and pistachios, and fresh fruit and cookies for dessert - all for the low price of $15.
This is one of two strictly social gatherings during the year, so come and greet old friends and warmly welcome our new members. Tickets will be sold at all meetings starting Oct. 30.
--- Drexel Andrews, Social Committee Chair
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Great Decisions is a series of eight programs, selected each year by the Foreign Policy Association in New York. The FPA was founded in 1918 as the League of Free Nations. It was formed by 141 distinguished Americans to support President Woodrow Wilson's effort to achieve a just peace. The Association was reconstituted in 1923 as the FPA with a commitment to the careful study of all sides of international questions affecting the U. S. Eleanor Roosevelt and John Foster Dulles were among the incorporators.
Senior Scholars recruits local authorities to present a program on each of the topics selected annually by the Foreign Policy Association.
For 2016, there will be a new arrangement for ordering Great Decisions books. The books will be available in electronic format for your Kindle or your Kindle app on your various computers, pads and phones from Amazon. The cost for the electronic version will be about $13.
For those of you who still like the feel and smell of paper, we will again be offering the printed books for $22. Because we have no idea how many printed books to order, we will be selling the books on a pre-order basis only. If you wish to buy a print copy, you must place your order no later than October 16.
Pat and Bill Thomas will be in the hallway before the meetings to take your order, or you may e-mail Bill at email@example.com.