First meeting of the fall semester will be Sept.11 and it will be held at Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road. Weekly meetings will resume at the Queens Sports Complex on Tyvola Road on Sept. 18. Hope to see you there.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, September 11, 2015
We’re delighted to kick off the new semester with a talk by Dr. Richard Goode, professor emeritus at Queens University.
Dr. Goode will draw on his most recent research and discuss “The Imperial Imagery in the Portraits of Elizabeth I,”which he describes as “basically a very non-democratic bit of media propaganda.”
Prior to his retirement from Queens University, Dr. Goode taught courses in English Literary History to 1660, Chaucer, Shakespeare and the 17th Century. During his 36 years at Queens, Dr. Goode served as Humanities Division Chair, English Department Chair and Director of the University’s Honors Program. Dr. Goode has also been an active participant in the University’s International Experience Program, leading over 25 student study tours to Great Britain, France, Italy, Greece and Central Europe.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, September 18, 2015
Christopher Warren Green, who recently agreed to a three-year additional term as the Music Director of the Charlotte SymphonyOrchestra, will be our speaker at the Queens Sports Complex.
Maestro, making his second appearance in front of Senior Scholars, will present “Charlotte Symphony – Something for Everyone! “
Maestro frequently serves as guest conductor for several orchestras, including the Minnesota Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Washington’s National Symphony and many others. He has been personally invited to conduct for the Royal Family on many occasions, including the Queen’s 80th birthday celebration at Kew Palace and the Prince of Wales’ 60th birthday concert.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, September 25, 2015
Dr. Pierce Howard and Jane Mitchell Howard will present a talk on “Optimizing Potential Through Personality Awareness.”
Dr. Howard is Managing Director of Research and Development at the Center for Applied Cognitive Studies in Charlotte. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the School of Education at UNC-Chapel Hill. Jane Mitchell Howard is Managing Director of Programs. She earned a master’s of business administration from the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, October 2, 2015
“Destination CLT,” will be the topic by Brent Cagle, the Interim Aviation Director for Charlotte Douglas International Airport . He previously served as Assistant Aviation Director of Administration and Finance for CLT and will bring us up to date on the latest activity and what’s in store for the future of this top-rated airport. Mr. Cagle comes to our city by way of Phoenix, AZ, where he served as Deputy Aviation Director for the City of Phoenix