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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 mlettie@luc.edu. See a list of the class information below.

Class Information:

The Jewish Roots of Jesus
Wednesdays, October 17–31
6:30–8:30 p.m.

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.

Italian for Travelers
Mondays, October 22–December 3
1:30–3:30 p.m.

Music and Visual Arts of the Belle Époque
Thursdays, October 25–November 15
1:30–3:30 p.m.

Wines From Around the World: An Exploration, Tasting, and Evaluation of Major Varietals
Wednesdays, November 7–28 (No class November 21)
6:30–8:00 p.m.

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.

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