Seminars (small group discussion classes) are designed to broaden ICL’s academic offerings and promote more personal involvement.

Some seminars have predetermined dates and times while others will be determined by those who sign up. For more information, or to sign up, call the class coordinator.

Great Books

This class will meet in the Montag Center Conference Room from 3:30 - 5:00. Bob Muir is the contact person.

The dates are Jan. 20, Feb. 3, 17, March 3, 17, 31 and April 14 and 28.

Acting Theory and Practice

This is a one day workshop to work with a small group of ICL members (limited to 10 persons). There will be no public presentation. This is just for your enjoyment.

This workshop is led by Franca Hernandez

January 30 from 1:00- 3:00. Room TBA.

ICL’s Writer’s Workshop

Write in an encouraging environment. Respond to prompts or write whatever feels important to you. Maximum 10 students.

Coordinated by Lois Rosen.

Classes meet on Mondays from 4:15 - 5:45. The dates are Jan. 12 and 26, Feb. 9 and 23, March 9 and 30, and April 13 and 27.

Meet in Montag Center Loft.

ICL Lunch Bunch

The efforts to organize an on-campus ICL/Willamette Toastmasters Club have not been successful. Feedback from our own members indicates that after initial informational meetings, the expectations of the organization exceeded most members' comfort level. Efforts to recruit interested Willamette students and staff by Marjorie Dudley, Willamette representative, also had limited success. We could not meet the charter requirements of 20 participants.

The ICL Board still thinks the idea of communication skill building has merit. So it's back to the drawing board. We've decided for spring semester to offer a different, more informal alternative, the "ICL Lunch Bunch." It will be an informal, nonthreatening, supportive group for the purpose of developing communication skills, for ICL members only. Meetings will be held during lunch every Tuesday we have class, or twice a month, as determined by the members. The emphasis will be on a shared instructional approach with lots of FUN and good times together.

The first session will focus a bit on that old demon, "Stage Fright." We hope a few participants will want to share their own war stories with butterflies, shortness of breath, and weak knees. There will be an opportunity for some short impromptu speeches followed by a critique by a designated evaluator, who will share two or three strengths demonstrated by the speaker, followed by one suggestion for improvement. We will also take time to brainstorm what direction the group might take to help the members with their specific communication issues. There are ICL members already highly skilled as public speakers who will, we hope, join the group and be models for the rest of us. Additional content will be drawn from Mastering Public Speaking: The Handbook (George L. Grice).

The lunch bunch meets every Tuesday 12:30 - 1:30 in the Montag Conference Room.

Since seating is limited in the scheduled room it would be helpful if you would email your intent to join the ICL Lunch Bunch to:

If numbers warrant it, a different meeting space will be requested.

Carolyn and Joel Woodman

Costume Design Process Workshop

A costume design process workshop will be offered by Bobby Brewer-Wallin, Associate Professor, WU Theatre Department, on Friday, March 20, 10:30-12:00, at the Costume Shop of the Theatre Building.

Contact person: Deborah Ehlers

Willamette University

Institute for Continued Learning

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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