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Bogeymen of English Literature, ’80s America, Imagining the Perfect Society

Program Number: 21141RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/7/2013 - 7/13/2013;
Duration: 6 nights
Location: Dallas, Pennsylvania
Price starting at: $727.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic
Meals: 17; 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

Coordinated by Misericordia University.



Three Bogeymen of English Literature

Take an informative and entertaining look at three notorious fictional villains and the geniuses who created them: Shylock in “The Merchant of Venice” by Shakespeare; Barabbas in “The Jew of Malta” by Marlowe; and Fagin in “Oliver Twist” by Dickens.



’80s America

During the 1980s, America faced jarring political and cultural changes internally and a dramatically altered international scene. Discuss the impact of these transformations with the aid of movies and TV programs from the era.



Imagining the Perfect Society

Examine utopian ideals since the 15th Century — in particular, the vision of American writers, explorers, and religious figures. Discuss films, novels, songs, and artwork to learn how utopian aspirations have shaped our culture and sense of identity.




Dallas (Pennsylvania)

The historic Wyoming Valley on the north branch of the Susquehanna River is home to the community of Dallas, as well as the Misericordia University. Established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, it was the region’s first four-year college.



Accommodations
On-campus housing. Choice of private or shared bath accommodations. Spacious lounges with full kitchen. Townhouses with full kitchen/living room also available. Buffet meals and receptions in the dining hall. Indoor pool and exercise room available on campus.
Meals and Lodgings
   Gildea Hall
  Dallas, PA 6 nights
 Gildea Hall
Type: Campus/Dorm
  Description: 123 acre campus located in the beautiful mountains of Dallas, Pa. The campus offers short walking distance to the Bevevino Library, Anderson Sports Center for use of the gyms fitness center, pool and racketball courts. Indoor and outdoor walking tracks are also available as well as tennis courts.
  Contact info: Misericordia University
301 Lake Street
Dallas, PA 18612-1090 USA
phone: 570-674-6289
  Facility amenities: Phones in rooms, refrigerator available in lounges.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Check in time: 2:00 PM
  Check out time: 9:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
2:00 pm in Gildea Hall. You will be staying at Gildea Hall that night.
  End of Program:
9:00 am check-out in Gildea Hall (breakfast at 7 am). You will be staying at Gildea Hall the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free parking on site. Parking available at dormitories, townhouses, dining facilities and classrooms.
Transportation
  Train or bus availability: We can be accessed by bus through Martz Trailways and Greyhound bus lines in Wilkes-Barre. A shuttle is available from the bus terminal to the college.
To Start of Program
  Location:  Dallas, PA
  Nearest city or town:  Wilkes-Barre
  Nearest highway: I80 or I81
  Nearest airport:  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
  Transportation to site: We provide free shuttle service to anyone who is flying into the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International airport and to anyone who is arriving by bus at a Wilkes-Barre bus terminal (Greyhound or Martz).
  From End of Program
  Location: Dallas, PA
  Transportation from site: We provide free shuttle service to anyone who is flying out of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International airport and to anyone who is departing by bus at a Wilkes-Barre bus terminal (Greyhound or Martz).
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
 
Driving Directions
  From 81 South and North Take exit 170B Wilkes-Barre. Exit ramp merges with Route 309 North. Stay on 309 For 9 miles into Dallas. In Dallas, continue on Route 309 North. Where Route 309 veers toward the right (just past the Dallas Shopping Center), continue straight on Route 415 for 1/4 mile to the second light (stay in right lane). At this light, bear to the right onto Lake Street (2nd street to the right). Follow Lake Street past Center Hill Road. As you drive up Lake Street, you will see the college entrance arch on your right hand side. DO NOT turn right at this arch. CONTINUE STRAIGHT up Lake Street for about a quarter mile where you’ll see several sports fields on your right hand side. When you see the Misericordia University North Entrance sign and the ATM machine, turn right. Continue straight past the Anderson Sports Complex on your left and the baseball field on your right. Continue straight past McHale Hall on your right to the next dormitory on your right hand side which is Gildea Hall. This is where you will register for Road Scholar.
  From Philadelphia Take Route 476 (The PA Turnpike Northeast Extension) To exit 105,Wilkes-Barre. Turn left onto Route 115 North; stay on 115 for about 4 miles to Route 309 North. (Route 115 will turn into Route 309) Stay on 309 for 9 miles to Dallas. In Dallas, continue on Route 309 North. Where Route 309 veers toward the right (just past the Dallas Shopping Center), continue straight on Route 415 for 1/4 mile to the second light (stay in right lane). At this light, bear to the right onto Lake Street (2nd street on the right). Follow Lake Street past Center Hill Road. As you drive up Lake Street, you will see the college entrance arch on your right hand side. DO NOT turn right at this arch. CONTINUE STRAIGHT up Lake Street for about a quarter mile where you’ll see several sports fields on your right hand side. When you see the Misericordia University North Entrance sign and the ATM machine, turn right. Continue straight past the Anderson Sports Complex on your left and the baseball field on your right. Continue straight past McHale Hall on your right to the next dormitory on your right hand side which is Gildea Hall. This is where you will register for Road Scholar.
  From Route 80 East Take exit 260 to Route 81 North. Take exit 170B Wilkes-Barre. Exit ramp merges with Route 309 North. Stay on 309 North for 9 miles to Dallas. In Dallas, continue on Route 309 North. Where Route 309 veers toward the right (just past the Dallas Shopping Center), continue straight on Route 415 for 1/4 mile to the second light (stay in right lane). At this light, bear to the right onto Lake Street (2nd street on the right). Follow Lake Street past Center Hill Road. As you drive up Lake Street, you will see the college entrance arch on your right hand side. DO NOT turn right at this arch. CONTINUE STRAIGHT up Lake Street for about a quarter mile where you’ll see several sports fields on your right hand side. When you see the Misericordia University North Entrance sign and the ATM machine, turn right. Continue straight past the Anderson Sports Complex on your left and the baseball field on your right. Continue straight past McHale Hall on your right to the next dormitory on your right hand side which is Gildea Hall. This is where you will register for Road Scholar.
  From Route 80 West Take exit 284 (Blakeslee) onto Route 115 North about 20 miles to Route 309 North. Stay on 309 North for 9 miles to Dallas. In Dallas, continue on Route 309 North. Where Route 309 veers toward the right (just past the Dallas Shopping Center), continue straight on Route 415 for 1/4 mile to the second light (stay in right lane). At this light, bear to the right onto Lake Street (2nd street on the right). Follow Lake Street past Center Hill Road. As you drive up Lake Street, you will see the college entrance arch on your right hand side. DO NOT turn right at this arch. CONTINUE STRAIGHT up Lake Street for about a quarter mile where you’ll see several sports fields on your right hand side. When you see the Misericordia University North Entrance sign and the ATM machine, turn right. Continue straight past the Anderson Sports Complex on your left and the baseball field on your right. Continue straight past McHale Hall on your right to the next dormitory on your right hand side which is Gildea Hall. This is where you will register for Road Scholar.
  From Western New York State Take Route 17 to Waverly, NY; turn onto Route 220 South to Towanda,PA; next take Route 6 East to Tunkhannock. Take Route 29 South; stay on Route 309 South when Route 29 veers off; turn right at first traffic light in Dallas, Center Hill Road (about 17 miles from Tunkhannock). At the second stop sign, turn right onto Lake Street. As you drive up Lake Street, you will see the college entrance arch on your right hand side. DO NOT turn right at this arch. CONTINUE STRAIGHT up Lake Street for about a quarter mile where you’ll see several sports fields on your right hand side. When you see the Misericordia University North Entrance sign and the ATM machine, turn right. Continue straight past the Anderson Sports Complex on your left and the baseball field on your right. Continue straight past McHale Hall on your right to the next dormitory on your right hand side which is Gildea Hall. This is where you will register for Road Scholar.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1:
(Sunday, July 7)
   
 Afternoon: 2:00-4:00p.m. Check-In
 Dinner: Dinner 5:00-6:00p.m. at the Banks Center
 Evening: Meet the Instructors Social
   
Accommodations: Gildea Hall
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Monday, July 8)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is at 7:00a.m. in the Banks Student Life Center
 Morning: 8:30-10:00a.m.Three Bogey Men of English Literature 10:15-11:45a.m. Eighties America
 Lunch: Lunch 11:45-1:00p.m. at the Banks Center
 Afternoon: 1:30-3:00p.m. Dreaming of the Ideal: Imagining the Perfect Society in American History
 Dinner: Dinner 5:00-6:00p.m. at the Banks Center
 Evening: Evening activities every night!
   
Accommodations: Gildea Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, July 9)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast 7:00a.m. at the Banks Center
 Morning: 8:30-10:00a.m. Three Bogey Men of English Literature 10:15-11:45a.m. Eighties America
 Lunch: Lunch 11:45-1:00p.m. at the Banks Center
 Afternoon: 1:30-3:00p.m. Dreaming of the Ideal: Imagining the Perfect Society in American History
 Dinner: Dinner 5:00p.m. at the Banks Center
 Evening: Evening Activities planned each night
   
Accommodations: Gildea Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Wednesday, July 10)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast 7:00a.m. at the Banks Center
 Morning: 8:30-10:00a.m. Three Bogey Men of English Literature 10:15-11:45a.m. Eighties America
 Lunch: Lunch 11:45-1:00p.m. at the Banks Center
 Afternoon: 1:30-3:00p.m Dreaming of the Ideal: Imagining the Perfect Society in American History
 Dinner: Dinner 5:00-6:00p.m. at the Banks Center
 Evening: Evening activities every night
   
Accommodations: Gildea Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Thursday, July 11)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast 7:00a.m. at the Banks Center
 Morning: 8:30-10:00a.m. Three Bogey Men of English Literature 10:15-11:45a.m. Eighties America
 Lunch: Lunch 11:45-1:00p.m. at the Banks Center
 Afternoon: 1:30-3:00p.m Dreaming of the Ideal: Imagining the Perfect Society in American History
 Dinner: Dinner 5:00-6:00p.m. at the Banks Center
 Evening: Evening Activities every night
   
Accommodations: Gildea Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Friday, July 12)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast 7:00a.m. at the Banks Center
 Morning: 8:30-10:00a.m. Three Bogey Men of English Literature 10:15-11:45a.m. Eighties America
 Lunch: Lunch 11:45-1:00p.m. at the Banks Center
 Afternoon: 1:30-3:00p.m Dreaming of the Ideal: Imagining the Perfect Society in American History
 Dinner: Dinner 5:00-6:00p.m. at the Banks Center
 Evening: Evening activities every night
   
Accommodations: Gildea Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7:
(Saturday, July 13)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast 7:00a.m. at the Banks Center
 Morning: 9:00a.m. check-out
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
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