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Dartmouth Offers Alumni College to the Upper Valley Community

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 06/29/05 • Contact Sue Knapp (603) 646-3661

Language and writing are highlighted at this year's Alumni College from August 1-7 open to community members as well as Dartmouth alumni. Established in 1964 and designed for adults in noncredit settings, Dartmouth's Alumni College offers courses and programs that engage adults in the ongoing learning experience. For additional information about this year's courses and to register online or contact the Alumni Relations Office at (603) 646-9159.

Monday, August 1-Saturday, August 6 -- Place and Plot with Major American Mystery Writers (fee: $575) Enjoy lectures, panel discussions, book signings, film screenings, and readings, plus interact with fellow mystery genre lovers. Faculty includes: George Demko, Professor of Geography emeritus; Janet Evanovich, author of the Stephanie Plum novels Eleven on Top and Ten Big Ones; Archer Mayor, author of the Joe Gunther novels such as Occam's Razor and Tucker Peak; with S.J. Rozan, Philip Craig, Jan Burke and Paullina Simons and more.

Monday, August 1-Saturday, August 6 -- Writing Memoirs: Remembrance of Things Past  (fee $675) Participate in group discussions, have your work critiqued and evaluated, learn about editing, and experience the give-and-take that makes writing seminars challenging and productive. This course is led by Joe Medlicott, a member of Dartmouth's Class of 1950, who is a retired professor of English from Deerfield Academy and the University of Connecticut.

Monday, August 1-Saturday, August 6 -- Fiction Writing: Let Me Tell You a Story  (fee $675)  Experiment with impromptu writing to invent characters, develop dialogue, and spin ideas into stories. Designed for all levels of fiction writers. This course is led by Barbara Dimmick, Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Professor of English at UNH. 

Wednesday, August 3-Saturday, August 6 -- Alumni Language Immersion Seminar  (fee $525) Learn French, Italian, Spanish, or a traveler's understanding of Greek and Chinese using the Rassias Method, which features dramatic techniques, rhythmic drills, and energetic reinforcement strategies. All language courses will be taught by highly skilled, experienced Rassias Foundation instructors.

Dartmouth has television (satellite uplink) and radio (ISDN) studios available for domestic and international live and taped interviews. For more information, call 603-646-3661 or see our Radio, Television capability webpage.

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