The Georgetown campus will surely be alive with all the welcome signs of spring for this semesterâ€™s College for a Day on April 5. Please join us for your choice of two fascinating classes, a special worship service, lunch, closing reception and that rejuvenating feeling that comes with â€śgoing back to college.â€ť
In the morning, choose between a cooking session with GCâ€™s executive chef Miguel Rivas (an owner and chef at Lexingtonâ€™s Azur restaurant) and the word from Director of Athletics Eric Ward about Georgetownâ€™s innovative Champions of Character program â€“ and how you can get involved. That afternoon, attend a discussion on Long Term Care led by staffer Scott Fitzpatrick â€™87 or the intriguing class â€śWhat Does Hollywood Have to Do with Jerusalemâ€ť with Mark Medley, an associate professor of Theology at Baptist Seminary of Kentucky.
At 11 a.m. in Hill Chapel, hear Dr. Melissa Rogers, Director of Wake Forest University School of Divinity for Religion and Public Affairs. Then, former Gov. Martha Layne Collins will be the co-host for lunch in the Hall of Fame Room. And, President Bill Crouch will give a special â€śState of the Collegeâ€ť address followed by a Q-and-A session. Despite this action- and learning-packed day, youâ€™ll still have a chance to visit the bookstore â€“ bursting with Orange & Black â€“ with some discounts just for you.
The cost for this memorable day is $25 per person. You may register online or call 502-863-8041 or toll free 877-640-0107. The registration deadline is by the close of business Monday, March 28.
Also, if you know of parents of prospective parents who might enjoy getting such an up-close-and-personal taste of the Georgetown Experience, please tell them about College For A Day. For more information, you or they may also e-mail Debbie Sewell or Kathleen Johnson.
Below is a bit more about your class choices for April 5:
Class Session 1 â€“ 9:15 a.m.
Cooking With Miguel
Miguel Rivas, an owner and chef at Lexingtonâ€™s Azur restaurant
Have you ever wanted to learn the secrets of an irresistible recipe from an award-winning chef Nowâ€™s your chance. Chef Miguel Rivas will share one of his most popular and tantalizing recipes with his College For A Day students. Bring your notebook and a hearty appetite!
Champions of Character
Eric Ward, GC Director of Athletics
Too often in todayâ€™s world, headlines are filled with accounts of athletes whose lives reflect glaring character flaws. Georgetown College is making a concerted effort to create a learning environment that strengthens character growth and sound leadership skills for all student athletes while maintaining a realistic goal of athletic success. Learn more about Georgetownâ€™s unique and innovative Champions of Athletic Character Program.
Class Session 2 â€“ 2:10 p.m.
A Discussion of Long Term Care (without the sales pitch!)
Scott Fitzpatrick, Development Officer
Questions about long term care are on a lot of minds these days: what is it, who needs it, who pays for it, etcâ€¦ But sometimes the answers are difficult to obtain without an insurance policy pitch included in the discussion. Georgetown College alumnus and staffer Scott Fitzpatrick spent ten years in the insurance business, and will share insight into this important topic and why insurance may or may not be the best solution.
What Does Hollywood Have To Do With Jerusalem?
Mark Medley of the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky
Profound spiritual ideas are often at work just below the surface of popular culture. Various pop culture â€śtexts,â€ť including film, will be used to explore ways in which popular culture expresses religious and theological themes.