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LIFE Luncheon Fridays

Hungry to Learn? Treat your appetite to a LIFE Lunch! You'll discover interesting people, places, and ideas. Bring a sack lunch. Beverages and dessert are provided.

FRIDAY, August 25, 2017

LIFE LUNCHEON: 
Growing Up under Hitler and Surviving the War—Meet Marlis Mann

Growing up under Hitler, surviving the war, taking to the skies—this is a story of one woman’s marvelous journey to romance and long-term happiness. In 1937 banners of National Socialism had already begun to decorate Germany, and Marlis Mann’s childhood was a world of war as bombs fell and thousands of fellow citizens lost their homes and their lives. Then everything changed. Discover how Marlis first heard strains of American jazz from an American army encampment, and how she joined the new post-war German airlines, which provided her an opportunity of adventure. 

Fri., Aug. 25
Noon-1:30 p.m. 
University Center Rm. 215/217 
$19 - with buffet
$10 - bring your own lunch

REGISTER ONLINE HERE »
OR CALL (231) 995-1700 
TO REGISTER 

friday, september 29, 2017

LIFE LUNCHEON:
Mind Full or Mindful? Discover the Joy of Mindfulness Practice

In our busy world, forms of mindfulness are not used as a spiritual practice but as mind-training techniques to help us focus our attention/awareness to be happier, more productive and compassionate. Research confirms that these practices can help us slow down and flourish in a multitasking and multimedia culture. Kristy McDonald has been practicing meditation for over 15 years. She traveled to Thailand in 2015 on a sabbatical for three months to learn new mindfulness, meditation and body-mind connection techniques. Join her to learn about some of the research on mindfulness, how to incorporate mindfulness into your life and how to create a personal mindfulness practice. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided. 

Fri., Sept. 29
Noon-1:30 p.m. 
University Center Rm. 215/217 
$10 - bring your own lunch

Register online herE »
or CALL (231) 995-1700 
TO REGISTER 

FRIDAY, october 20, 2017

LIFE LUNCHEON: 
Garbage Bag Suitcase: A Foster Care Survivor’s Guide

Shenandoah Chefalo started life as a child with neglectful, drug and alcohol addicted parents. She mastered packing all of her belongings in minutes, changed multiple schools, faced hunger, cruelty, and loneliness. Finally at the age of 13, Shen had had enough and requested to be placed into foster care. Shen became part of the 3% of all foster care children who get into college, and the 1% who graduate. Despite her numerous achievements in life, she still suffers from the long-term effects of neglect. Award-winning author of her memoir, “Garbage Bag Suitcase,” Shen is relentless to find grass-root solutions on how to revamp the broken foster care system. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided. 

Fri., Oct. 30
Noon-1:30 p.m. 
University Center Rm. 215/217 
$10 - bring your own lunch

REGISTER ONLINE HERE »
OR CALL (231) 995-1700 
TO REGISTER 

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