Tune in Again!

Just in case you missed the broadcast last night, use the link below to watch the story again.

Fall of the Berlin Wall: VCU professor recalls ‘shocking’ aftermath in Germany 30 years ago

And, we would like to apologize for the mistake in reporting Ken’s last name. His name is Ken Odor.

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Tune Into WRIC at 6 pm

Remember when I told you about the camera crews that were shooting interviews at St. Luke’s? Well, now one of those stories is about to be on TV!  Our own Constance Jones, OU German student and news anchor, interviewed another OU German student, Ken Horton, for a story celebrating the anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down.  It will air tonight, Monday, November 11 on WRIC Evening News (Channel 8, ABC) on the 6 pm broadcast.  Be sure that you tune in!

Constance Jones interviews Ken Horton
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Open University OPEN on Veterans Day

Open University is not affected by the Veterans Day holiday this coming Monday, November 11. The full day of classes is offered as usual beginning at 9:45 a.m. Plan to stay for the Lunch Speaker too! Alexander F. “Al” Barnes, Marine Corps veteran, presents “Baseball and Doughboys: Baseball in the Military in WWI.” Lunch is at 12:00, our speaker begins at 12:30.

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Open University OPEN on Columbus Day

Open University is not affected by the Columbus Day holiday this coming Monday, October 14. The full day of classes are offered as usual beginning at 9:45 a.m. Plan to stay for the Lunch Speaker too! Dr. Jeff Clark presents, “Fair Redistricting in VA: Big Win But Not Done.” Lunch is at 12:00, our speaker begins at 12:30. Columbus went to all that trouble to sail to America – all YOU have to do to discover something wonderful is travel to the Open University! “Sea” you there!

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Extra!! Extra!! Read All About It! Sign Up NOW to See “Newsies!”

THIS JUST IN!!! The registration deadline to sign up for Newsies has been extended! It is NOT TOO LATE to travel to Arena Stage in Washington, DC, on Saturday, November 9, to see this Tony Award-winning musical! But don’t hesitate – reservations are only being accepted through next Thursday, October 17. Trip includes round-trip motor coach transportation, prime seats at the matinee performance, and lunch at the Catwalk Cafe. It’s NOT too late! A perfect trip to start off your holidays! Stand up and speak out (for you, your family, and friends!), and register NOW to see Newsies! See the details here. Register online here

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Is it a Blue Moon?

What happened today at the OU is more rare than “once in a blue moon.” We had TWO camera crews doing interviews this morning at St. Luke’s. We felt pretty popular! We had a great time with Amy Lacey and her crew from Virginia Currents and Constance Jones with her crew from WRIC News. Thank you so much for the interest and we look forward to seeing the end results.

And thank you to Gene, Susie, Hal and Ken, as well as the classroom participants, who were filmed! We will let everyone know when the stories will air. Until then, enjoy the photos!

Gene getting ready to talk with Amy
Ready to roll
Amy interviews Susie
Hal and Amy ready for filming
Constance interviews Ken
Ken and Constance posed for me. Did you know that Constance is an OU German student?

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Lunch and Life in the Upper Commons Tomorrow

I hope everyone is in for a great talk this Wednesday! Father Michael Renninger, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church, will present Whistle While You Work: The Spiritual Message of Famous Disney Songs. Intrigued? I am!

Instead of meeting in our usual meeting room downstairs, we will be upstairs in the Upper Commons. Please come join us for this free event. Lunch is at Noon – bring a sandwich and the church will supply chips and the like (as well as special cookies, I hear). The Father will begin his presentation at 12:30 pm. You won’t want to miss this!

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Open University – Thursdays

Hello Thursday OU Students –

I met with the administrator at First Presbyterian last week to discuss the church’s revised Child & Youth protection policy which has prompted them to make some changes in their building.  Following is a summary of the changes to help you navigate the building.  The church will place signs indicating no access areas.

You will still enter through the same door adjacent to the parking lot, using the buzzer at the right of the door when locked.  On the first floor, the hallway along the Fellowship Hall will be open to the end, including the stairwell which can still be used. However, you will no longer be able to continue down the hallway to the right past this stairwell. 

The restrooms on the first floor will still be accessible, but there is no access beyond them.

On the second floor, when exiting the elevator, there is no longer access to the right down the hallway.  To get to the classrooms where OU meets, you will need to walk around the hallway to your left.  The second floor is a rectangle, so you can go all the way around. Another option, for those able to take the stairs, is to use the stairway at the end of the hallway by the Fellowship Hall. 

And finally, concerning the restrooms on the second floor, please do not use the ones across from Room 218, close to the elevators.  Those are for the preschool only.  There is another set of restrooms around the corner, on either side of Room 209, for OU students.

We will be available on site to help everyone navigate these changes.  I thank you for your understanding and look forward to another great year of lifelong learning together.  See you on the 26th – Julie

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New Officers & Board Members

The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond would like to announce its slate of officers and new board members for 2019-20: President: Harold (Hal) Costley, retired civil engineer; vice president: Bernard Henderson, president and funeral celebrant of Woody Funeral Home; secretary: Dr. Grayson Miller, former state epidemiologist; treasurer: Sally Youngs, CPA and former Reynolds Metals Company employee; immediate past president: Betty Ann Dillon, licensed psychologist.

New to the Board are Ms. Bev Becker, retired business manager; Ms. Stephanie Churchill, licensed banker, Morgan Stanley; and Mr. Conrad Eberstein, retired New York attorney and fundraiser.

Becker for web

Ms. Bev Becker

Churchill for web

Ms. Stephanie Churchill

Eberstein for web

Mr. Conrad Eberstein

 

 

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Open University Begins Soon!

Have you missed the Open University this summer?? Well, you won’t have to wait much longer. Classes begin on Monday, September 23 and Thursday, September 26.

Since you might be eager for a lecture, I thought this would be a good time for you to watch a video about Dr. Elbert Cole who began the Shepherd’s Center Movement back in 1972. It’s a little, 10 minute, lecture where you will learn a bit more about our history. Some of the clips were taken from a 60 Minutes story that ran in the 70’s. Our model is a wonderful one that truly benefits those involved and I am very proud to be a part of it. Enjoy the video!

Elder Leadership Award Presented to Dr. Elbert Cole

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