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FAU Jupiter’s Lifelong Learning Society to Host Sixth Summer Semester

JUPITER, Fla. (April 18, 2013) - The Lifelong Learning Society at Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Campus will host its sixth summer semester from Tuesday, May 7 through Friday, June 14. Classes will take place in the in the Lifelong Learning Society complex, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter.

“For the sixth consecutive year, we are offering our students courses in our most popular subjects — current events, art history and film,” said René Friedman, executive director of the Lifelong Learning Society in Jupiter.  

The Lifelong Learning program will offer two one-day events and three summer courses:

  • “Discover Secrets of Your Birth Order,” will be taught by Pavel Mischenko, a family therapist and business coach by practice. This one-time lecture will take place on Tuesday, May 7 at 2 p.m. Students in the class will be asked to look at their own birth order and research how this impacts their lives.
  • “The Life and Career of Ted Turner: As Told by Jane Fonda,” will be taught by Myrna Goldberger, a community lecturer who performs self-written, one-act plays focusing on famous men and women. This one-time lecture will take place on Tuesday, May 14 at 1:30 p.m. Goldberger will portray Ted Turner’s wife, Jane Fonda, as she relates the story of her husband whose family life included difficulties and dilemmas.
  • “International Expansion of the Arts,” taught by Terryl Lawrence, Ph.D., a graduate of Columbia University with a doctorate in art and an instructor of art history, will take place on Wednesdays, beginning May 8 at 10 a.m. This course will examine a variety of cultures where unique and groundbreaking artistic trends bloomed.
  • “But Bears it Out: Six Films,” taught by Benito Rakower, Ph.D., a graduate of Harvard University with a doctorate in the teaching of English, will take place on Thursdays, beginning May 9 at 1:30 p.m. These six films are based on one single line from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 16, “But bears it out.”  
  • “The Week in Review,” taught by Frank Cerabino, a Palm Beach Post columnist, will take place on Fridays, beginning May 10 at 9:45 a.m. This course will take students through the weekly news roundup. Cerabino will select important, interesting and off-beat stories of the week from the international, national, state and local scene.

For more information or to receive a free 2013 Summer Catalog, contact the Lifelong Learning Society at 561-799-8547. 


 The Lifelong Learning Society at FAU Jupiter is dedicated to enriching the lives of adults of all ages by offering non-credit, university-level courses that are taught by highly qualified professors and distinguished guest lecturers. For more information, visit

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