02/20/11 — Seats available for WCC course

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Seats available for WCC course

By From staff reports
Published in News on February 20, 2011 1:50 AM

It is not too late to sign up for the Foundation of Wayne Community College's mini course "The Fourth Century: Window on the Modern World," set for March 7, 14, 21, and 28.

The series will look at this tumultuous and often violent century through the lives and influences of some of its superstars: the Emperor Constantine, Bishop Athanasius of Alexandria, the philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria, and Augustine of Hippo.

Three of the classes will be lectures and the film "Agora, which is about Hypatia, will be shown in one class. The textbook will be "The Rise and Fall of Alexandria" by Justin Pollard and Howard Reid.

The classes will meet at 7 p.m. in Room 101 of the Walnut Building on the college's main campus.

The $20 cost for individuals and $35 for couples and $12 for the book can be paid at the first session. Pre-registration is required; call (919) 739-7017 and leave the participant's name, phone number and course title.

The doundation is a non-profit organization that works to broaden the base of community support for educational opportunities at Wayne Community College. In addition to bringing programs such as this one to the community, the doundation assists WCC students and awarded 329 scholarships worth more than $204,000 in the last academic year.