January 13, 2016

Evergreen Forum Courses Announced for Spring Term

Evergreen Forum’s Spring 2016 courses range from the timely (“Presidential Powers in Times of Crisis”) to the timeless (“Dante Alighieri”). They explore more recent trends (“Sounds of the 1950s”) and historic movements (the vocal music of “Classical Masters”). There are even villains (Richard III) and dangerous women (“Mixed Messages: Hollywood’s Femmes Fatales and Feminism”).

Registration is now underway for these and other Spring Evergreen Forum courses presented under the auspices of the Princeton Senior Resource Center. Classes meet once a week for four to eight weeks, beginning on February 29. Participants may register online by mail, or in person at PSRC.

Now into its second decade, Evergreen Forum, an affiliate of the Road Scholar network, is made up entirely of volunteers who provide daytime study and discussion programs for adults. It encourages active participation for those who enjoy learning for its own sake. Course leaders are professionals from many fields who volunteer to share their expertise and enthusiasm for their subjects.

Instructors this semester include Princeton University Professor Stanley Katz (“America in the 1980’s”); author Betty Lies (“Hemingway and Fitzgerald”); Rutgers Professor of Religion Emeritus Henry Warner Bowden (“Misfits: Heretics or Trendsetters”), and Harold Feiveson, co-director of the Princeton University Program on Science and Global Security (“Scientists against Time: The Role of Scientists in World War II”).

Applications may be submitted at any time up until January 31. To ensure that everyone who applies has an equal chance of being admitted to a class, there will be a lottery for oversubscribed classes on February 1. Applicants are encouraged to designate 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices of classes on their registration forms, so if their first choice classes are oversubscribed they will have an opportunity to be chosen for other classes. The course fee is $75.

Most Evergreen Forum courses have traditionally taken place in the Suzanne Patterson Building or at Monument Hall, 45 Stockton Street. The growing number of course offerings, though, means that additional locations will be used. Students will be notified of each class’s location. Visit www.theevergreenforum.org for more information.