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Archetypal Heroes in American Literature and Film, Human Behavior, Stem Cells

Program Number: 21578RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/27/2014 - 8/2/2014;
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: Gluten Free; Low Salt; Low Fat; Vegetarian    

You may also be interested in another program, "Hollywood Goes to War, A History of the World in 100 Objects, Religion and Pop Culture" (#21579) taking place this same week and staying at the same accommodations.



Coordinated by Misericordia University.



Tough Guys: Archetypal Heroes in American Literature and Film

Join us for an informative and entertaining look at iconic figures in novels and films and the writers who created them; such as Jack London's "The Sea Wolf," Dashiell Hammett's "Maltese Falcon," Bernard Malamud's "The Natural," and John Ford's Western film "My Darling Clementine."



Psychology Mythbusters: The Facts Behind Human Behavior

Use psychological research to explore common myths about human behavior. Is it possible for people to act altruistically and help others without reward? Are the victims and perpetrators of relationship violence influenced by nature (biology) or nurture (environment)? Does multiple personality disorder really exist? Do eyewitnesses give accurate testimony? You might find out that things are not what you think!



Stem Cells: Facts, Hype, and Hope

Discuss major advances in stem cell research and applications as we strive to answer questions such as: What are stem cells? Where do stem cells come from? What are the different kinds of stem cells? Why are some stem cells controversial? What can stem cells be used for today and what could they be used for in the future?




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痴 first four-year college.



Accommodations
On-campus housing. Spacious lounges with full kitchen. Buffet meals and receptions in the dining hall; exercise room available on campus.
Meals and Lodgings
   McGowan Hall
  Dallas, PA 6 nights
 McGowan 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 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 USA
phone: 570-674-6289
  Facility amenities: Air conditioned facility. Refrigerator available in lounges as well as coffee makers.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Check in time: 2:00 PM
  Check out time: 9:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM in McGowan Hall. You will be staying at McGowan Hall that night.
  End of Program:
9:00 AM check-out in McGowan Hall (breakfast at 7 AM). You will be staying at McGowan 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
To Start of Program
  Location:  Dallas, PA
  Nearest city or town:  Wilkes-Barre
  Nearest highway: I80 or I81
  Nearest airport:  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
  From End of Program
  Location: Dallas, PA
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport to McGowan Hall

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Misericordia University
phone: 570-674-6332
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Complimentary
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

26 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

20.0 miles

   

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).

 
Driving Directions
  From 81 South and North Take exit 170B toward Wilkes-Barre. Exit ramp merges with Route 309 North. Stay on 309 for 9 miles into Dallas, PA. 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値l see several sports fields on your right hand side. When you see the Misericordia University North Entrance sign and the ATM machine, turn right and 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, past Mangelsdorf and Tambur Fields on your left and past the Banks Student Life Center on your right. The next dormitory on your right will be McGowan Hall; this is where you will register for your Road Scholar program.
  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値l see several sports fields on your right hand side. When you see the Misericordia University North Entrance sign and the ATM machine, turn right and 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, past Mangelsdorf and Tambur Fields on your left and past the Banks Student Life Center on your right. The next dormitory on your right will be McGowan Hall; this is where you will register for your Road Scholar program.
  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値l see several sports fields on your right hand side. When you see the Misericordia University North Entrance sign and the ATM machine, turn right and 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, past Mangelsdorf and Tambur Fields on your left and past the Banks Student Life Center on your right. The next dormitory on your right will be McGowan Hall; this is where you will register for your Road Scholar program.
  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値l see several sports fields on your right hand side. When you see the Misericordia University North Entrance sign and the ATM machine, turn right and 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, past Mangelsdorf and Tambur Fields on your left and past the Banks Student Life Center on your right. The next dormitory on your right will be McGowan Hall; this is where you will register for your Road Scholar program.
  From Western New York State Take Route 17 to Waverly, NY and turn onto Route 220 South to Towanda, PA. Follow Route 220 to Route 6 East toward 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値l see several sports fields on your right hand side. When you see the Misericordia University North Entrance sign and the ATM machine, turn right and then 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, past Mangelsdorf and Tambur Fields on your left and past the Banks Student Life Center on your right. The next dormitory on your right will be McGowan Hall; this is where you will register for your Road Scholar program.
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: Independent Arrivals / Check-In / Orientation
(Sunday, July 27)
   
 Afternoon: Check-in to McGowan Hall between 2:00-4:00 PM.
 Dinner: Dinner 5:00-6:00 PM at the Banks Center
 Evening: After dinner join us for orientation and an opportunity to meet the instructors.
   
Accommodations: McGowan Hall
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Morning Classes on Archetypal Heroes and Human Behavior / Afternoon Lecture on Stem Cells / Evening Activities
(Monday, July 28)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is at 7:00 AM in the Banks Student Life Center
 Morning: 8:30-10:00 AM: Lecture on Archetypal Heroes in American Literature and Film
10:15-11:45 AM: Lecture on Human Behavior
 Lunch: Lunch from 11:45-1:00 PM at the Banks Center
 Afternoon: 1:30-3:00 PM: Lecture on Stem Cells
 Dinner: Dinner 5:00-6:00 PM at the Banks Center
 Evening: Evening activities every night!
   
Accommodations: McGowan Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Morning Classes on Archetypal Heroes and Human Behavior / Afternoon Lecture on Stem Cells / Evening Activities
(Tuesday, July 29)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast 7:00a.m. at the Banks Center
 Morning: 8:30-10:00 AM: Lecture on Archetypal Heroes in American Literature and Film
10:15-11:45 AM: Lecture on Human Behavior
 Lunch: Lunch from 11:45-1:00 PM at the Banks Center
 Afternoon: 1:30-3:00 PM: Lecture on Stem Cells
 Dinner: Dinner 5:00-6:00 PM at the Banks Center
 Evening: Evening Activities planned each night
   
Accommodations: McGowan Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Morning Classes on Archetypal Heroes and Human Behavior / Afternoon Lecture on Stem Cells / Evening Activities
(Wednesday, July 30)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast 7:00a.m. at the Banks Center
 Morning: 8:30-10:00 AM: Lecture on Archetypal Heroes in American Literature and Film
10:15-11:45 AM: Lecture on Human Behavior
 Lunch: Lunch from 11:45-1:00 PM at the Banks Center
 Afternoon: 1:30-3:00 PM: Lecture on Stem Cells
 Dinner: Dinner 5:00-6:00 PM at the Banks Center
 Evening: Evening activities every night
   
Accommodations: McGowan Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Morning Classes on Archetypal Heroes and Human Behavior / Afternoon Lecture on Stem Cells / Evening Activities
(Thursday, July 31)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast 7:00a.m. at the Banks Center
 Morning: 8:30-10:00 AM: Lecture on Archetypal Heroes in American Literature and Film
10:15-11:45 AM: Lecture on Human Behavior
 Lunch: Lunch from 11:45-1:00 PM at the Banks Center
 Afternoon: 1:30-3:00 PM: Lecture on Stem Cells
 Dinner: Dinner 5:00-6:00 PM at the Banks Center
 Evening: Evening Activities every night
   
Accommodations: McGowan Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Morning Classes on Archetypal Heroes and Human Behavior / Afternoon Lecture on Stem Cells / Evening Activities
(Friday, August 1)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast 7:00a.m. at the Banks Center
 Morning: 8:30-10:00 AM: Lecture on Archetypal Heroes in American Literature and Film
10:15-11:45 AM: Lecture on Human Behavior
 Lunch: Lunch from 11:45-1:00 PM at the Banks Center
 Afternoon: 1:30-3:00 PM: Lecture on Stem Cells
 Dinner: Dinner 5:00-6:00 PM at the Banks Center
 Evening: Evening activities every night
   
Accommodations: McGowan Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Independent departures following breafkast
(Saturday, August 2)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast 7:00 AM at the Banks Center
 Morning: 9:00 AM Check-Out and departures following breakfast.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
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