Marist Evening Series

Marist Evening Series

Stretch your creativity, learn something new, think globally, or explore aspects of the Christian faith. The Marist Evening Series features three evenings of captivating courses for adults taught by the accomplished Marist School faculty and staff. Invite your friends and neighbors and come learn something new during the Marist Evening Series.

General Information and Registration

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  • Dates and Times

    The 2023 Marist Evening Series will take place in January and February of 2023.
  • Fees

    Early Bird Registration will open at 10:00 a.m. on December 6 at $95.

    *Please make sure to check each class' registration as some courses may differ in prices.

Marist Evening Series Courses

Marist Evening Series courses cover a wide range of topics, including religion and spirituality, art and music, college planning, history and culture; creative writing, technology, and more.

Please see the 2022 Evening Series course catalog below.

College Planning

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  • COLLEGE PLANNING 101: GETTING EQUIPPED FOR THE JOURNEY

    (Please note this is a two night course)

    Instructor
    : Mr. Robert Von Hagen
    There is a lot that parents need to know about preparing for and helping their children gain admission into college, paying for it, and mounting an effective and productive college search. But it doesn’t need to be overwhelming. This course is focused on parents of students in grades 7-11. Over the course of six hours and three class meetings, you will be better positioned to understand just how much college admission has changed from when you applied yourself.
     
    Session 1:  Current Trends in College Admission and Understanding the Elements of “Holistic” Admission Review.  What’s going on out there and why? We’ll survey the higher education landscape, encompassing more than 3,000 colleges and universities.  We’ll also consider factors that are most important to colleges in making admissions decisions.         
     
    Session 2 Sorting Colleges, Financial Aid & Scholarships, and Helpful Resources: How do you narrow down your college list?  What’s the process and landscape for aid and scholarships?  We’ll discuss creating a college list and review need-based aid, merit-based scholarships, and more.  And, we’ll consider college resources and identify the good, the bad, and the ugly. 
     
     
    Mr. Von Hagen is a college counselor at Marist School for 25 years and was named the Director of College Counseling this past year. Robert has facilitated Marist School’s Career Connections Internship Program for 14 years. Mr. Von Hagen also coaches for both the middle school cross country and track and field teams.

Technology

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  • INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUAL REALITY

    Instructors: Mrs. Kelly Crowe Mandy ’96 & Mrs. Erika Rollen
    Would you like to travel around the world, become lost in space or swim to the bottom of the ocean? The possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can experience in a virtual world! Come spend an evening in the Immersive Theater exploring virtual reality as well as learning how Marist students are using it in their classrooms. We are offering 3 – 1 night courses so attendees should only sign up for one evening session.

    Session 1, 2, & 3:
    Introduction to virtual reality – attendees will learn how to operate various VR headsets and will explore different applications and uses of virtual reality. Possibilities include traveling anywhere in the world, experiencing 360 degree videos, exploring the inside of the human body and more! No previous experience with virtual reality necessary.

    Kelly Crowe Mandy ’96 has worked at Marist for 22 years. In that time, she has taught various science courses including 7th grade science, 8th grade science, regular biology, honors biology, and environmental science.  She also spent many years in the gym coaching basketball and on the field coaching lacrosse.  She has spent the last few years as the co-chair of the Global and Humane Studies Task Force that was created out of the recent Goizueta grant that also allowed for the creation of the Goizueta Center for Immersive Experience and Design. The purpose of this task force is to promote empathy by providing immersive, creative, experiential, and relational opportunities for the Marist community.  Part of that work has included introducing how virtual reality can help to support this goal. When not in a science classroom or in the immersive theater, Kelly spends time with her husband of 13 years, Scott, and their 3 daughters – Kayla, Scarlett and Alexandra.
     
    Erika Rollen is in her 11th school year at Marist. She started in the Marist Early Learning Center, working there for 4 years before moving to her current position in the Technology Department. Erika assists students, faculty, and staff with technology needs throughout the school year, and virtual reality has been a part of her role at Marist for the last 3 years.

Art & Music

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  • ART HISTORY WALKS IN CHICAGO, PARIS, LONDON, AND ROME

    Instructor: Dr. Michael Bieze
     
    This course is designed to inspire strolls through a few of the great walking cities in the world. After leading art history trips with students for 36 years at Marist, I hope an adult art history trip might happen.
     
    Session 1: A walking tour of Chicago.
     
    Session 2: A walking tour of Paris and London.
     
    Session 3: A walking tour of Rome.
     
    Dr. Michael Bieze is the Chair of the Marist fine arts department. He was an AP Art History consultant for the College Board for thirty years. He has presented at numerous academic conferences over the years, most recently a talk at the Frick Museum in Pittsburg for the opening of an exhibition connecting john Ruskin with America’s first black art movement. He has published numerous works, including two books on Booker T Washington and African American art.
  • MUSIC AND THE MODERN SOUL

    Instructor: Mr. Nik Rodewald
     
    Modern music is often seen as a movement away from sacred, liturgical music and towards secular, concert music. This course will challenge that idea by taking a journey through religious themes in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Music.  We will explore the ‘big questions’ of modernity including the soul, human experience, God, and spirituality, all through the lens of modern and post-modern music. No knowledge of music or music history required.
     
    Session 1: Roll Over Beethoven: The End of Romanticism and the Caricature of Ritual – In an age of industrialization, a loss of traditional religious sentiment, and a renewed interest in non-Christian religions, we’ll explore the intersection of the grotesque, violent, and spiritual in Wagner and Strauss; as well as pagan rituals, riots, and revolution in Stravinsky and beyond.
     
    Session 2: Violence and the Sacred: The Effect of World War II - following the horrors of World War II and a bombed-out Europe, did Western humanity feel a need for a religious awakening? We will explore the music of Benjamin Britten, Gyorgi Ligeti, and Olivier Messiaen to see how God remained alive, even inside a German POW camp.
     
    Session 3: Silence and Deep Listening: New Movements in Music and Spirituality - in this final session, we will explore the ways in which post-war composers re-imagined music as a form of prayerful contemplation. This course will cover the Eastern Spirituality of John Cage; the silence of Arvo Part and the "Holy Minimalists"; the evolution of free jazz in John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman; the "deep listening" of Pauline Oliveros; and the first opera by a female composer at the Met in more than 100 years.
     
    Nik Rodewald serves as a Campus Minister and Theology Teacher at Marist School. When he is not ministering or teaching, Nik composes, arranges, and performs music of many genres. His work has been performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Mead Center for American Theater, as well as venues, festivals, universities, churches, and basements across the country. He has also released two albums and provided orchestrations, arrangements, and sound engineering for many more. Nik graduated summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music, where he was the recipient of the 2014 Clare Fischer Jazz Composition Award, and also holds a MM from the Catholic University of America, where he studied in the composition studios of Dr. Robert A. Baker and Dr. Joel Friedman.
  • NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP

    Instructor: Ms. LK Sleat
     
    This is an experimental class on dyeing fabric with natural items such as onion skins, avocados, spinach, fruits and vegetables, linens, napkins, clothing, pillowcases and more. We will learn about mordants and make swatch booklets. All fabric must be 100% cotton in order to get great dyes to saturate the fabric. This is always a great deal of fun and lots of surprise.
     
    Session 1: All about dyes, mordants and examples, test strips.
     
    Session 2: Discussion on mordants, continue to test, and preparation for big dyes.
     
    Session 3: All dying time.
    Additional notes: LK will provide pre-made swatch booklets and powdered dyes. Please bring rubber gloves, hot plate, a deep pot (like a lobster pot), a fabric of your choice (i.e. cotton, silk, yarn – nothing synthetic), scrap fabric for testing, tongs, and fruits and vegetables. Please make sure to wear old clothing.
     
    LK Sleat was born in York, Pennsylvania. She received her BFA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, working for several years in advertising before leaving to go into teaching art full time and to concentrate on her studio practice, first in Pennsylvania and then to Ashland, Oregon. LK received her MFA in Painting at the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2006, where she was Abstract Expressionist painter Grace Hartigan’s assistant. LK currently lives in Atlanta, GA and works at Marist School where she is faculty in the Art department. She also works as an Advancement Placement Studio Art Exam Leader, Table Leader and Exam Reader for the College Board and educational testing services, as well as being a full-time artist, writing and illustrating her first children’s book. IN her time outside of teaching, LK has a home studio and in Kennebunk, Maine that houses Sadie & Grace. Her Atlanta based design company features custom designs and fine art prints.
  • WHEEL THROWN CERAMICS

    Instructor:  Mrs. Hope Limyansky-Smith
     
    Participants will learn how to make pottery on the wheel, including glazing and decorating, and can expect to take home one or more glazed pieces. No prior knowledge of ceramics is needed. It is important for participants to wear flat, closed toe shoes as well as clothes that can get dirty.
     
    Session 1 & 2:  Will focus on technique and creating pottery pieces on the wheel
     
    Session 3:  Will focus on glazing and decorating the work that has been made in the previous sessions. This work will be ready for pick up the following week in the Marist Main Reception.
     
    Ms. Limyansky-Smith is in her fourth year teaching at Marist School in the Fine Arts Department. Prior to Marist, Hope worked at the Johns Creek Arts Center as a ceramics teacher while she finished out her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in ceramics at Kennesaw State University. She has been a featured demonstrating artist at the High Museum of Art and has shown work across the United States. Currently, you can see her work at MINT Gallery in Atlanta.

English Literature

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  • LEADING A WRITING LIFE

    Instructor: Mrs. Anne Stanford
     
    Have you always wanted to write? Stumped on how to get started? This class will explore how to lead a writing life, whether your interest lies in fiction, non-fiction, or somewhere in between. Topics will include tips for how to make writing practice a part of your daily routine and how to write from personal experience. We will discuss how to build memorable characters, set the scene, and engage readers. Be prepared to write and share (if you’d like!); each session will include prompts and active writing time.
     
    Session 1: Creative Writing 101 — exploring the differences in fiction and creative non-fiction; what makes stories resonate; writing exercises and discussion.
     
    Session 2: Writing your life — mining your experiences as fodder for stories; quieting the inner critic; writing exercises and discussion.
     
    Session 3: Revision equals re-envisioning — how to edit and revise your own work; tips for integrating writing practice into your daily routine; writing exercises and discussion; parting thoughts.

    *This class is an in-person class. COVID-19 protocols will be followed.
     
    Mrs. Stanford is the assistant director of communications at Marist School, where she serves as the school’s primary storyteller. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College and has taught creative writing to all ages and levels. Mrs. Stanford has written for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Parent, and Womenetics, among other publications. Prior to joining Marist, she served in communications roles at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Margaret Mitchell House. 

History and Culture

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  • ATLANTA'S WEIRD HISTORY

    Instructor: Sarah Conn
     
    Atlanta's Amazing Memorials and Monuments - Have you been to the anti-gravity monument? Have you seen the gravesite of Tweet the Bird? Did you know there's a hidden African American cemetery in the heart of Buckhead? Metro Atlanta is full of wonderful and weird history if you know where to look. As a Michigan transplant, I've spent countless hours traveling the metro region getting to know all sorts of amazing places, and stories along the way. I'll be sharing a plethora of places to visit. This course is perfect for those who love to learn about the history that's all around us.
     
    Session 1: Memorable Memorials - In this session we'll talk about one of my favorite places to visit - cemeteries. Get to know some of the local cemeteries around Atlanta. You'll learn about some hidden, and once lost, African American cemeteries, Decatur Cemetery, historic African- American South View Cemetery, Westview, and Victorian Oakland Cemetery as well.
     
    Session 2: Atlanta's Weird History - In this session we'll cover some other sites around Atlanta that you can visit. This will range from a peculiar science memorial, the site of a gruesome cannonball hit, remnants of Indigenous peoples on the Chattahoochee, to some haunted history in Marietta and Decatur.
     
    Session 3: Sunday Afternoon Field Trip! We'll meet at Historic South View Cemetery and visit the graves of icons like John Lewis and Lillian Miles, Julian Bond, Alonzo Herndon, Hank Aaron, Carrie Cunningham, Martin Luther King Sr., Alberta King, and a few others. We'll then travel to Oakland Cemetery to visit a few more notable sites, like resting places of the Tweet the Bird, Kenny Rogers, some Civil War US soldiers buried in Oakland, along with many other sites. (Please note this class takes place on SUNDAY February 6)
     
    Sarah Conn has been teaching at Marist for 11 year and teaching for over 20 years total. Her day job consists of teaching physical science and physics, but outside of school, her fiancé Mike and Sarah (along with their dogs Boo and Scout), like to travel around Atlanta visiting weird and wonderful spots. Sarah developed an interested in history as a little girl visiting her relatives in Appalachia. Her aunts and uncles would weave tall tales about hidden moonshine stills, ghostly visits in their old farmhouse, and hidden cabins and houses in the holler. Every spot has a story, and she was always curious about those who lived before her and what they left behind.
  • BONJOUR LA FRANCE! BEGINNER FRENCH FOR TRAVEL THROUGH FOOD AND WINE TASTING

    Instructor: Dr. Linda Lehmil
     
    In this class, we will explore French language and culture through language, food and wine. On each session, we will focus on learning French as well as discovering food and wine from a specific region in France.
     
    Session 1: In this session, we will learn how to introduce ourselves and talk about us. We will learn and taste food and wine from the Lyon, Burgundy and the Jura region.
     
    Session 2: The focus will be on ordering food and drinks from a French café. We will taste food and wine from the La Rochelle and Bordeaux area.
     
    Session 3: We will learn how to order food and drinks from a restaurant. We will taste food and wine from the Provence region.
     
    Additional Notes: An extra $30 is requested to cover the food and wine expenses for the different sessions.
     
    Dr Linda Lehmil was born and raised in Lyon, France. She moved to the United States with the CODOFIL programme to teach French in New Orleans, LA. She studied for her Master and PhD in Francophone literature, pedagogy and linguistics at Tulane University in New Orleans. She presented her research work at various national and international conferences. It’s her third year teaching at Marist. She currently teaches French 1 and AP French.  Prior to that, Dr Lehmil lived in Hong Kong for 12 years where she lectured at the University of Hong Kong and taught various levels of French classes and AP Research at the American school Hong Kong International School. She holds a Master’s degree in international and Comparative Education from the University of Hong Kong.
  • CAMINO DE SANTIAGO: AN ACCIDENTAL PILGRIM

    Instructor: Mr. Mike Burns
     

    (This is a one night course on January 24, 2022)

    In the spring of 2019, Mike Burns set off to have an adventure as he walked the Camino de Santiago. While he set off from St. Jean Pied du Porte in France as a seasoned hiker, along his 500-mile journey across Spain he turned into a pilgrim. Inspired by historical buildings, broad vistas, and religious life, Mike settled into the contemplative spirit of the Camino that attracts thousands annually. Along his journey he befriended others from across the globe and all walks of life. Finding simplicity in humble accommodations run by churches and charities, pilgrims rely upon each other and learn to trust in God’s blessings.  This session will feature pictures, stories, and lessons learned from Mike’s walk across Spain.  The class will serve as introduction to the basics of life as a pilgrim for those who are planning their own Caminos and as a picturesque travelogue for those who just dream of Spain.  Mike will donate proceeds from this session to the Marist-run albergue in Sahagun, Spain, where he stayed on his journey.  

    Mr. Michael Burns has taught and coached at Marist for 23 years. His honors and awards include Marist’s 2017-2019 Loridans Fellowship, the 2009 MacGinnitie Award for Innovation, and three awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Loridans Fellowship afforded him a one-term sabbatical, which he used in the Spring of 2019 to walk a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. A former chair of the English Department, he currently serves as middle school cross country coach and is also a moderator of Marist’s organic garden, which he co-founded. Currently, he teaches American Literature and The American Experiment, a year-long humanities course combining U.S. History and American Literature that he co-teaches with Dr. Nic Hoffmann of the Social Studies department.
  • THE HISTORY OF THE HOLOCAUST

    Instructor: Mr. Brendan Murphy
     
    The study of the Holocaust is a humanizing endeavor, a journey through the past that helps us reconsider how we understand ourselves as human beings. As Pope Francis said while visiting the Great Synagogue in Rome, “The Holocaust teaches us to always maintain the highest level of vigilance in order to be able to intervene immediately in the defense of human dignity and peace.”

    Session 1: The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. During this first evening we will trace the long and tragic history of antisemitism to help us confront one of the central questions to understanding the history of the Holocaust: why the Jews?
     
    Session 2: For our second evening together, we will look directly at the history of the Holocaust from the rise of the Nazi party to the end of World War II.
     
    Session 3: For our final evening, we will wrestle with trying to understand how the Holocaust was possible. How could humanity do such a thing? To help frame the evening, we will have as our guest a Holocaust survivor and discuss the book Night by Elie Wiesel.
     
    Mr. Murphy has been a social studies teacher for 26 years. He was recently awarded the 2017 Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Abe Goldstein Human Relations Award and Marist School's Faber-McKinley-Stadler Award. In 2013-2014, he was awarded Marist School’s Goizueta Chair of Excellence. In 2009, he was named Educator of the Year by University of Notre Dame; and in 2009 and 2016, he was named Georgia Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust. He also has been named a Mandel Fellow by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and a Lerner Fellow by the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous.
  • THE MIDDLE EAST

    Instructor: Dr. Louisa Moffitt
     
    The Middle East is an area of the world that is of critical importance to the United States, yet one that is often little understood and weighted down by many stereotypes. These classes will offer a more nuanced view of the region, its people, and its political issues than what is found in the daily headlines.
     
    Session 1: Islam: what it is and what it is not. This class will offer an introduction to basic beliefs and major sects, women and “the veil,” and the role Islam plays in current political considerations.
     
    Session 2: The Arab-Israeli conflict: a short history and a look at how the landscape has changed after four years of the Trump administration. What is the position of Israel post-Netanyahu, and what is the role of the United States now?
     
    Session 3: The current situation in Syria, Iraq, Turkey, and the Gulf region after US withdrawal from Afghanistan; the role of Iran and Saudi Arabia in new regional alignments; the Kurds, ISIS, and the Taliban. Where does the United States go next?
     
    Dr. Moffitt has been on the faculty of Marist School for 36 years, teaching both Middle East Studies and AP United States History, as well as working with the school’s Archives with Dr. Michael Bieze. A longtime consultant for the College Board, she has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Middle East Studies Association’s National Service Award. Her publications include an examination of the history of immigration in America on the World Stage, published by the Organization of American Historians.
  • POMPEII

    Instructor: Mr. Thomas Marier
     
    Pompeii is the world’s most famous archaeological site, a unique body of evidence for the life of a Roman town in the first century AD, and a focus of ongoing research and debate. From its ruins we will rebuild what was once a bustling town. Clear the catapult balls from the ramparts. Fill its rutted streets with hawkers and traffic jams. Trace the pipes that fed the public fountains, bathhouses, and private homes. Paint the walls with graffiti. Hear a magistrate’s harangue in the forum. Glimpse the rites of Isis in her sanctuary. Watch the actors in the theater. Goad the gladiators. Step into bakeries, brothels, inns, fulleries, potteries, restaurants, and metal workshops. Tour homes, from cheap apartments to extravagant mansions occupying entire blocks, appreciating their architecture and interior décor. Stroll through backyard vineyards and water gardens. Then, witness the apocalypse. Pumice and ash from Mt Vesuvius entomb it all. Who escapes? Who does not? Hundreds of images (many from the Marist trip to Italy 2018), discussion, and hands-on activities.
     
    Session 1: History of the town as revealed by text and trowel. Infrastructure: walls, gates, streets, water supply, waste management.
     
    Session 2: Politics, religion, shops, recreation, entertainment.
     
    Session 3: Houses and interior design: wall paintings, floor mosaics, and home furnishings; funerary practice.
     
    Proceeds from this course will go toward books, materials, and exams for students participating in the Mythopaloosa at Marist School in February 2022. These students from PATH Academy and schools in the archdiocese with few resources commit to reading and studying for the National Mythology Exam in early March 2022.
     
    Mr. Marier has taught modern and classical languages at Marist School since 1998. He has translated books on Greek mythology and Greek tragedy for the Johns Hopkins University Press. Since 2012 he has worked with students to produce the Classical Art Exam (supported by a blog) for the Georgia Junior Classical League. Since 2018 he has also taught an elective course on archaeology.

Religion/Spirituality

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  • INSTRUCTIONS FOR A MARIST EDUCATION: VENERABLE JEAN CLAUDE COLIN ON THE EDUCATION OF YOUTH AND SCHOOLS

    The Founder of the Society of Mary (Venerable Jean Claude Colin, 1790-1875) left a set of principles and instructions for educators at Marist Schools in the world. These are found as a “Notice” to the original Constitutions of the Society of Mary of 1872.
    Fr. Tom Ellerman, a Marist in residence at the school, rewrote them in contemporary language to make them better understandable and applicable for educators teaching at a Marist School.
    This class will review and reflect upon these instructions, published in a booklet called “On the Education of Youth and Schools:  Instructions for Marist Educators.”  
     
    There are 15 Instructions that provide a foundation for Marist educators.  5 instructions will be covered each evening during the Evening Series.
     
    Each attendee will be provided a text for their review and keeping.
     
    Session 1:  Fr. Bill Rowland, President of Marist School, and Mrs. Erin Paul ’92, Marist Theology teacher, Rules 1-5
     
    Session 2:  Mr. Kevin Mullally, Principal of Marist School, and Mrs. Kathryn Hamrlik, Marist Theology chair, Rules 6-10
     
    Session 3:  Mr. Mike Coveny ’81, Marist Way Director, Theology Teacher, History Teacher, and Mrs. Gina Parnaby, Marist English chair, Rules 11-15.
  • O’CONNOR, DAY, PERCY, AND MERTON: FOUR AMERICAN CATHOLICS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

    Instructor: Mrs. Betsy Holcomb
     
    In this course we will explore the lives and writings of four Catholics who model different ways of practicing the Catholic faith.  We will read, listen to, and watch resources by or about Flannery O’Connor, Dorothy Day, Walker Percy, and Thomas Merton.  These authors model how humor, peace, meditation, and philosophy are all aspects of the experience of being Catholic during their lifetime.  Hopefully, learning about these four American Catholics can help our practice of living out Catholicism in the twenty-first century.  Participants will be given resources throughout the course for further reading, watching, and listening.
     
     
    Week 1: The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An Introduction
    An introduction to all four authors, where to begin with their writings, and the book about them by Paul Elie
     
    Week 2: The South, Humor, Philosophy, and Literature: O’Connor and Percy
    A more in-depth exploration on the writings of Flannery O’Connor and Walker Percy, discussing their similarities and differences.
     
    Week 3: The Eucharist, Contemplation, and Peace
    A more in-depth exploration of the lives and writings of Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton, discussing their similarities and differences.

    *This class can be taken in-person or virtually. COVID-19 protocols will be followed for in-person.
     
    Mrs. Betsy Holcomb is in her second year of teaching at Marist School and her eleventh year of teaching at the high school level. She currently teaching Hebrew and Christian Scriptures at Marist and has taught classes on Theology and the Arts, Prayer and Spirituality, AP Art History, and Servant Leadership. Betsy studied Theology at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, NC and Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN. She enjoys backpacking and hiking with her husband and daughter, as well as reading and playing Pickleball. 
  • STEWARDSHIP OF PRIVILEGE

    Instructor: Mr. Andrew Johnson
     
    This course will explore the idea of identity as made in the image of God. Students will discuss societally produced privileges that disrupt humanity’s God-given equality. The course will look at how to use their identity and the coinciding privileges productively through theological lenses of scripture and Marist values. Through readings, case studies, and discussions, participants will take away a deeper knowledge and vocabulary, to develop a Christ centered understanding of self, others, and all of creation. Ultimately, this course will help participants explore the framework of becoming good stewards of their privileged place in society, so that they can stand up against racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, etc., fostering the Marist value of “a concern for those who are often forgotten or neglected by society.”
     
    Session 1: Creating a safe space and exploring identity.
     
    Session 2: Types of Privilege.
     
    Session 3: Responsibility of People with Privilege.
     
    Andrew Johnson is in his eighth year of teaching in the Theology Department. He has a beautiful wife, energetic 3-year-old son, a dog and 10 chickens. He is a member of the Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church.
  • WHAT'S YOUR TYPE?: A FOUNDATIONAL STUDY OF THE ENNEAGRAM

    Instructor: Mrs. Amy Eaglen
     
    The Enneagram is an ancient spiritual tool that allows us to understand ourselves better: We explore our core motivations and fears, which can provide insight into our behavior patterns and habits. When we understand ourselves in this way, we can begin to do the work to respond in more loving ways in our interactions with others. In addition, in learning about other’s motivations and fears, we can also learn to demonstrate greater empathy toward those around us.
     
    Session 1: Introduction to the Enneagram/Exploration of Types 8, 9, and 1s
     
    Session 2: Exploration of Types 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7s
     
    Session 3: Small Group Reflection on Types/Exploration of Spiritual Practices by Type
     
    Amy Eaglen is a member of the Theology Department at Marist School and currently teaches the courses: Christian Morality, Catholic Encounters with God, and Prayer and Meditation. She earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Georgia and her Master’s in Theological Studies from Spring Hill College.
     

Important Information

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