The Lifelong Learning Institute at James Madison University is offering
members a stimulating spring Brown Bag Lunch Series. Held on Tuesdays
for five weeks, attendees can learn about the following:
China: The Sleeping Giant Wakes – This lecture
will feature a well-traveled professor who has been in China many times.
He will discuss China’s spectacular economic growth since the inception
of a “free market economy.”
Hearing Meaning in Bach’s Sacred Music –
This lecture sheds new light on St. Matthew’s Passion, on of JS
Bach’s greatest works.
Cartoonist John Rose – The creator of the Barney
Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip which appearing in 500
newspapers worldwide, the creator will discuss his career in cartooning,
show examples of his political cartoons and comic strips and even draw
his characters for the audience.
Disasters and the Central Shenandoah Valley Region: Are Your
Prepared? – This presentation will feature information
about the types of disasters that affect the Central Shenandoah Valley
Region. Historic disasters that have occurred in the Valley will be discussed.
The audience will also learn simple and inexpensive ways to prevent damage
from and prepare their families for natural and man-made disasters.
Gangs in the Shenandoah Valley – This presentation
will feature an overview of the different types of criminal street gangs
that are present in the Shenandoah Valley, but most particularly in the
Harrisonburg/Rockingham County area. Currently there are 12 different
gangs that have been identified in the area and the audience at this presentation
will hear and understand how these gangs operate, learn their signs and
gang colors and a history of how these gangs came to evolve.