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Loyola University Chicago’s Popular Continuum Courses Arrive at Cuneo
Classes Attract Experts from Around the World to Teach
CHICAGO, August 16, 2012 —Loyola University Chicago’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) will host a series of specialty courses from its Continuum program at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens this coming fall. Attendees have their choice of learning from experts in the areas of art history, language (Italian), religion, and wine tasting, along with a career-based course on voiceovers. Classes target an array of audiences.
“We chose our most popular classes to be at the forefront of the Continuum programming at Cuneo Mansions and Gardens this fall,” said Maria Lettiere, assistant director of academic programs at Loyola’s SCPS. “These highly successful classes allow students to learn in a relaxed atmosphere, while also engaging in both academic and practical pursuits.”
For more information on these courses and to register, please contact Maria Lettiere at 312-915-6501 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. See a list of the class information below.
The Jewish Roots of Jesus
Wednesdays, October 17–31
- Explore the Jewish roots of Jesus and Christianity as a whole through this enlightening class. Explore the theological concepts and ritual practices, and learn about Jesus in his own historical context. Taught by Rabbi Niles Goldstein, founding rabbi of The New Shul congregation in New York City.
Heard You on the Radio: The Craft of Voiceover
Fridays, October 19–December 7 (No class November 23)
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
- Enter the world of voiceover as you assess your voice, study vocal characterization, use vocal exercises, and learn audition techniques. This class helps students get a feel for the exciting world of voiceover and steers students in the right direction to start their very own voiceover career. Taught by Katherine Hart, MFA, professional actress, director, producer, and vocal communications expert.
Italian for Travelers
Mondays, October 22–December 3
- Discover the vast cultural landscape of Italy while learning to speak Italian. During this course, students will be introduced to basic elements of the language through a fascinating journey that covers Italian regions, cities, and small towns, from the north to the south. Taught by Elana Daniel, BSL, instructor of Italian and modern Hebrew at Loyola University Chicago.
Music and Visual Arts of the Belle Époque
Thursdays, October 25–November 15
- Some eras inspire us more than others and perhaps none more than the Belle Époque. This class is intended to give a comprehensive vision of the art and culture of this astonishingly creative period in Paris, from around 1890 to World War I. Taught by Ethel Hammer, PhD, art history expert and former correspondent to Art in America, andStephen Kleiman, MM, classical composer and conductor, whose works are performed throughout the United States
Wines From Around the World: An Exploration, Tasting, and Evaluation of Major Varietals
Wednesdays, November 7–28 (No class November 21)
- In three class sessions, attendees will explore and taste a variety of Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, and Cabernet Sauvignon wines from California, France, and other popular wine regions across the world. The “horizontal” nature of the tasting—all wines from the same vintage—will allow students to compare and contrast wines from different grape-growing regions. Students will also develop a new perspective on wines from different world regions and establish the ability to distinguish these wines from others. Wine will be paired with food at each session. Taught by Matt Kluchenek, founder and owner of Mind’s Eye Winery, located in Napa, California, and Hinsdale, Illinois.
About Loyola’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Launched in spring 2006, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) at Loyola University Chicago continues a long tradition of unwavering support for working adults who wish to advance their education. The School of Continuing and Professional Studies continues in the Jesuit tradition by providing application-oriented programs and certificates that prepare working professionals for today’s dynamic workplace. At the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, we prepare people to lead extraordinary lives.
About the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens
Construction on the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens began in 1908 and stopped during World War I. It was completed in 1918 as the home of Samuel Insull, the creator of Commonwealth Edison and a leading businessman of the 1920s, and designed by Chicago architect Benjamin Marshall in the Italianate style. Its gardens and landscaping were designed by world-renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen. In 1937, John Cuneo Sr. bought the home. He and his wife, Julia, had two children, John Jr. and Consuela, whom they raised on the estate. John Sr. owned and operated Hawthorn Mellody Farms Dairy, the National Tea Company, and the Cuneo Press. The mansion,which opened to the public as the Cuneo Museum and Gardens in 1991, was donated to Loyola University Chicago in 2010 by John Cuneo, Jr., philanthropist and man of commerce, and the Cuneo Foundation to continue the legacy of his family’s rich history in Chicago. Cuneo Mansion and Gardens houses the Cuneo family collection of fine antiques, paintings by world-famous artists, tapestries, sculptures, silver, and porcelain.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with more than 16,000 students. Nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago.