Come and join fellow alumni, friends and award-winning faculty members in a class this summer on campus.
After hearing for years from alumni and friends of Georgetown College that they wish they could come back, if only for one class, we have listened and created an opportunity for you to do just that! Great Conversations is a summer program for alumni and friends of Georgetown College to come back and experience the joy of community and lifelong learning. You will be able to attend daily classes, participate in activities together, enjoy a closing banquet, and most of all, have some Great Conversations!
Dates and times:
Courses begin on July 11, 2022 at 9:00 am and finish on July 15th after lunch (around 2:00 pm).
Registration Deadline is June 20th, 2022.
To hold a spot there is a $250 deposit at the time of reservation. The total cost is $1,800 for the weeklong course, due by June 20th.
The cost of $1,800 will cover all required materials for the course and a closing banquet on Friday at lunch. Participants will be responsible for their own accommodations if they are coming from out-of-town, and for all meals except for the banquet lunch on Friday. The deposit is non-refundable, but if the college must cancel the course for which you have signed up for any reason, the deposit and full charge will be refunded.
If you would like to attend but cannot afford the cost, please reach out, as we may be able to find a donor that would cover a scholarship.
Making Music in the Workshop
J. Daniel Graham
Professor of Art
This intensive workshop will be a hands-on introduction into the basics of stringed instrument making. We will cover the safe use of hand and power tools, how to properly measure, milling techniques, shaping methods, understanding wood grain, and finishing. Participants can choose to make a four-string guitar, a banjo, or a strumming dulcimer. You will walk away with an instrument that you can play and treasure for a lifetime. This workshop will also build a skill set and the confidence you need to jump into future projects and make something amazing! All levels of experience welcome.
Life Lessons on Courage, Kindness, Fear, and Compassion from Charles Mackesy’s book, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse.
Professor of Psychology
This course will examine psychological research behind happiness, fear, kindness, and courage. It will explore how one’s meaning and richness in life is enhanced by giving to others, extending kindness, acting courageously, rescuing ourselves and others, and asking for help. Students will engage with classmates in discussions and explore their own lived, life-lessons; be encouraged by guest speakers who act courageously and give to their community, and be inspired by the local “wild” as Mackesy’s book teaches the value of outdoor adventures, students will also have the opportunity to explore local beauty in the Georgetown, KY area.
Registration Deadline is June 20th, 2022