Lecture series for adults age 55 and older starts Sept. 18

Sep 8th, 2015Press Release from Penn State Lehigh Valley

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. (Sept. 8, 2015) – Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment (SAGE), an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley for adults age 55 and older, has announced details about its first lecture on Sept. 18 and the rest of the fall 2015 schedule. Each SAGE session is held on a Friday and begins with coffee at 10:30 a.m., the featured speaker at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. All SAGE lectures are held in room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley located at 2809 Saucon Valley Road in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

On Sept. 18, Michael Krajsa, instructor in marketing and management at Penn State Lehigh Valley, will present the lecture “Lehigh Valley Enterprises Then and Now: From rivers, canals, rail, highways, fiber optic, and ports to the world.”

Krajsa will cover the evolution, and in some cases extinction, of popular Lehigh Valley products and services, and will share his perspective on the future of business and industry in our area. Krajsa will provide a colorful history of the Lehigh Valley and the business evolution that has taken place to bring the region where it is today. It will be an interactive and lively discussion about the Lehigh Valley’s past and how it is tied to its future. While leading attendees on a trip down memory lane, Krajsa will remember the businesses that used to be here, review the changing media landscape and recall the political leaders and entrepreneurs who made an impact on the region.

Krajsa has a diverse background in management, marketing, business strategy, development, event planning, publishing, public affairs, government and advertising. This background provides a rich foundation for an informative and interesting discussion about Lehigh Valley Enterprises.

Other upcoming SAGE lectures include:

  • 2: The Evolution of Photography presented by: Christos Karfakis, a contemporary photo historian
  • 6: Enacting Racism: Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill, Character and the Constitution presented by: Michele Ramsey, associate professor of communication arts and sciences and women’s studies at Penn State Berks.
  • 4: The Slinky and Other Human Powered Toys presented by Bob Swaim, retired math teacher-turned-entertainer.

The cost per lecture is $20, or attend all four for $60. Lunch is included. To register, contact Diane McAloon at 610-285-5066 or ude.uspnull@noolacmd.

The mission of SAGE is to encourage intellectual and cultural enrichment for seniors, 55 and older, by providing a stimulating college-level lecture, workshop and seminar environment through a self-funded, self-directed and member-driven program.

About Penn State Lehigh Valley

Penn State Lehigh Valley provides a Penn State University education in a small campus setting that integrates individualized teaching, research and dynamic community outreach. With its convenient location in Center Valley, traditional students and adult learners can choose from many options including bachelor’s and associate degree programs, and access to the nearly 160 academic programs offered by Penn State. In addition, the campus’ diverse Continuing Education and Outreach programs offer opportunities for professional development, business training, and youth programming. For more information, visit www.lv.psu.edu.


Contact: Dennille Schuler, University Relations Writer, Penn State Lehigh Valley

Office: 610-285-5018     E-mail: ude.uspnull@28sjd

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