Lecture series for adults age 55 and older continues in November

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment (SAGE), an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley for adults age 55 and older, will continue its fall lecture series on Friday, Nov. 6.

Each SAGE session is held on a Friday and begins with coffee at 10:30 a.m., followed by 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.

On Nov. 6, Michele Ramsey, associate professor of communication arts and sciences and women’s studies at Penn State Berks, will present “Enacting Racism: Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill, Character and the Constitution.”

Ramsey will discuss the rhetorical strategies used by Justice Thomas to discredit Professor Hill and her allegations of sexual harassment. The discussion will also focus on the implications of Thomas’s rhetorical strategies for his nomination, the media construction of Anita Hill, and public perceptions of the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace.

The final fall SAGE lecture will be held on Friday, Dec. 4. Titled, “The Slinky and Other Human Powered Toys,” the lectured will be presented by Bob Swaim, retired math teacher-turned-entertainer, on the Lehigh Valley campus.

The cost per lecture is $20. Lunch is included. To register, contact Diane McAloon at 610-285-5066 or dmcaloon@psu.edu.

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 October 21, 2015