Our fall catalog is almost ready for the printers and will be in mail boxes soon. We have a full schedule of professional and career courses, lots of leisure options, and there are travel options available, too.
August will kick off with the Accounting CPE Forum on Friday, August 5, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. This course includes two sessions beginning with Interpreting Financial Statements: A Review of the New SSARS 21, followed by the Tax Update. The Review of SSARS 21 features such topics as implementing SSARS 21 during the busy season, engagement letter best practices, and FASB ASU updates. The Tax Update will include an overview of individual and small business tax considerations. This course is approved for six hours of CPE credits, including 3.5 in Accounting and Auditing. The fee for this course is $150.
In August, we will also be taking registrations for the online course, Chris Biffle Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Children. In this course, participants examine an effective, multi-level yearlong classroom management system based on cutting edge learning research. Teachers will learn how to engage students in lessons that involve seeing, hearing, doing, speaking, and feeling. Participants will study the key design elements of a Whole Brain Teaching Model Classroom. This approach fosters critical thinking skills, and nurtures individual student improvement, both academically and socially. The class is scheduled September 12 – December 12. The fee is $150. More information is on our website – www.athens.edu/cll. Be sure to sign up by September 9.
NEW! This fall CLL is offering the Bible Studies Certificate Course, Reading Responsibly: A Guide to Biblical Interpretation. Using the book, Reading Responsibly: A Guide to Biblical Interpretation, this series of eight classes will focus on two key areas: methods and ethics of interpretation. The discussion will center on methods commonly used by biblical scholars in the study of the Bible, and will focus on historical and literary aspects of biblical interpretation. Everyone is welcome to come to the discussions each month. This class is a non-demoninational academic study. Those students who attend all eight sessions will receive a certificate of completion. Each session is $5. Classes are held once a month, on the first Tuesday, beginning August 2, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. The textbook is available at the Athens State Book Store.
The facilitator for this course is Dr. Tony L. Moyers, author of the textbook and a professor of religion at Athens State University. He received his Ph.D. in biblical studies from Baylor University. Professor Moyers did additional graduate work at Vanderbilt University, and is the author of The Moral Life: Obligation and Affirmation.
Back to school is just around the corner, and we are ready for you to learn. For more information about these classes or the rest of the catalog, you can watch the web site – www.athens.edu – or call us at 256-233-8260.
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By: Wanda Campbell
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262
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