SAGE lectures for fall 2015 announced

August 05, 2015

Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment (SAGE), an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley for adults age 55 and older, has announced the schedule for its fall 2015 four-part lecture series. Each SAGE session is held on a Friday 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, Pennsylvania.

Sept. 18: Lehigh Valley Enterprises – Then and Now

Michael Krajsa, instructor in marketing and management at Penn State Lehigh Valley, will cover the evolution, and in some cases extinction, of popular Lehigh Valley products and services, and will share his perspective on the future of business and industry in our area.

Oct. 2: The Evolution of Photography

From the ever popular “selfie” to caves and ancient metallurgy, attendees will go backward in time, guided by the featured speaker, Christos Karfakis, who is a contemporary photo historian. This will be an intergenerational lecture, with Penn State Lehigh Valley undergraduate art students in attendance.

Nov. 6: Enacting Racism: Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill, Character and the Constitution

Michele Ramsey, associate professor of communication arts and sciences and women’s studies at Penn State Berks, will focus on the rhetoric of Clarence Thomas during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings and how it impacted Anita Hill, centering on an accusation that he had sexually harassed or engaged in unseemly behavior toward her.

Dec. 4: The Slinky and Other Human Powered Toys

Join SAGE for some pre-holiday fun as retired math teacher-turned-entertainer, Bob Swaim shares his thoughts on this “fun and wonderful toy” along with some other eco-friendly options for playtime.

The cost per lecture is $20, or attend all four for $60. Lunch is included. To register, contact Diane McAloon at 610-285-5066 or

The mission of SAGE is to encourage intellectual and cultural enrichment for seniors, 55 and older, by providing a stimulating college-level lecture, workshop and seminar environment through a self-funded, self-directed and member-driven program.

Last Updated August 05, 2015