Senior Citizen Happenings

Senior Citizen Happenings, sponsored by the City of University Heights, are open to all senior citizens. Events take place on Thursdays at 2 p.m. at the University Heights Library. For information, and to suggest program topics, contact the UH Office for Senior Services at 216-397-0336 or To receive the monthly schedule by e-mail, call 216-932-7800, ext. 205, or send an e-mail to

May 7: Matthew Pierce, assistant professor of English as a Second Language at Cuyahoga Community College, discusses “Language and the People Around Us,” and the adventure of relating to people from other cultures, countries and customs. This program includes some interactive role playing, to increase understanding and skills in communication.

May 14: Christopher Kinsella, assistant professor of history at Cuyahoga Community College, traces the history of the American presidency, and the role of the nation's chief executive officer—commander-in-chief of all armed forces, chief architect of national legislation, and designer of foreign policy. He'll discuss the fascinating interplay of personalities at the highest level of government, and the impact of some of the first ladies.

May 21:  Thomas Kruczek was inaugurated as the 14th president of Notre Dame College on Nov. 14, 2014. He will share his vision of the college's vital role in our community and its liberal arts, that enriches the lives of its students.

May 28:  James Lewis, history teacher at University School, explores “The Civil War in History and Memory” on the 150th anniversary of this cataclysmic event, which led to the assassination of President Lincoln. Over four years, 1861–65, more than 2,200 battles claimed almost 150,000 lives; another 325,000 died of wounds or disease.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 8:50 AM, 05.01.2015