To refer to an ancient Chinese saying, "Our World is in interesting times." The Cold War is over. Technology continues to advance in great leaps. Terrorism has replaced Communism as the "common enemy". Wealth and Poverty continue to grow. Productivity is mushrooming as is the impact of our species on the planet.
The individual citizen is assaulted with a blinding array of propaganda from every conceivable source. Religious, commercial, political. We have every reason to be concerned with social, political, health, educational, commercial, international, local etc. issues.
To this observer there are almost no easy answers. We are presented competing ideas in just about any venue. The improved flow of information has made it more difficult to ignore the shortfalls of all our institutions and that promises are rarely are fulfilled.
Most of us feel overwhelmed by our mega-governments and mega-companies. The "flow" is just carrying us along at a fast speed, and sometimes it is difficult to feel that we have much to say even about things which very closely affect our lives.
Saturday Seminar is about empowerment of the individual. We
hope to help the individual to discover strategies to help
him deal effectively in this and the future world through a combination
of acquisition of knowledge and deciding what, if anything to
do with it or about it.
We will learn from each other as well as many other sources. The participant is the only arbiter of his, "right answers."
Third Saturday Seminars Fall Semester
To refer to an ancient Chinese saying, our world is in interesting times and individual citizens are assaulted with a blinding array of propaganda from every conceivable source. The Third Saturday Seminar is about demystification of what is going on around us. Time will also be spent on current events. (Class will meet on 2/19, 3/26, 4/16, 5/21. Note that March date was adjusted for Spring Break). 4 Sessions. No fee.
Lone Star College-Montgomery B102
Sa 9/17 -11/19 9:30 a.m. - Noon Gibby
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This is the eleventh session of the Third Saturday Seminar (TSS). For the 2011-2012 academic year we will keep the theme of Return of the Elders, Unleash your Wisdom! Thinking that our world is more than slightly off track, it is time for those of us can remember at least one World War, a Cold War, various other military adventures and economic slides, none of which have so far produced the desired results, or at least not for very long, to reengage with what we thought we were retiring from, and start looking for opportunities to offer our wisdom to our world.
We start every session talking a lot about current world events and will continue to do so.
Times & Location:
meets once a month September to June at Lone Star College - Montgomery,
3200 College Park Drive, Conroe, Texas 77384 936-273-7000.
Normally the meeting is held on the Third Saturday from 09:30am - 12:00 noon in Room B-102. However, please check the schedule as conflicts sometimes require this to be changed. We will be pleased to send you an e-mail the week of the session which will remind you of the meeting and usually give you links to the material to be covered.
To be added to this list please sent an e-mail to: gcgconsult (at) n-star.com
in the seminar is through the LSC Montgomery ALL (Academy
for Lifelong Learning)
program or through Leisure Learning. The ALL program
membership is $35 and allows you to participate in TSS and most of the
other excellent ALL Activities at no additional cost for the entire
For general information about Montgomery College
Welcome to the Third Saturday Seminar 2010-2011
Curt Gibby, Spring, Texas
Meetings are from 9:30 am -
We normally meet in Room B-102, Lone Star College-Montgomery
3200 College Park Drive Conroe , TX 77384 (936) 273.7000 Campus Map
North side of TX-242, .95 mi or .47 mi west of I-45 (Exit 79)
|Session 1 Who's in Charge of the Cuckoo's Nest?||September 17, 2011|
|Session 2 The Natives are Restless||October 15, 2011|
|Session 3 War, Taxes and Debt||November 19, 2011|
|No Session||December 2011|
|Session 4 DON'T (be) PANIC(ed)||January 21, 2012|
|Session 5 DON'T (be) PANIC(ed) II||February 18, 2012|
|Session 6 Your Money or Your Life||March 24, 2012|
|Session 7 "We must all hang together"||April 14, 2012|
|Session 8 Creativity||May 19, 2012|
|Session 9||June 16, 2012|
Questions?: Contact Curt
gcgconsult (at) n-star.com
Take exit 79 toward TX-242/College park Dr/Needham Rd, 0.2mi
Turn left (West) at TX-242 W/College Park Dr, destination will be on the right
I suggest you take the West Parking Entrance (after the Main Entrance and University Center)
Turn right and right (East) into the parking area.
Drive up the rise and down to park close to Building B (between building F and the brand new Parking Garage. See map.
B-102 is the teaching theater on the first floor just inside the entrance to the left.
The Lone Star College Montgomery ALL Program:
Academy for Lifelong Learning Program Description
A.L.L. Summer 2012 Course Schedule (PDF)
Map of campus and parking lots
Or call 936.273.7446
Come, join the discussion! Let's see if there is hope!
Third Saturday Seminar
To refer to an ancient Chinese saying, our world is in interesting times and individual citizens are assaulted with a blinding array of propaganda from every conceivable source. The Third Saturday Seminar is about demystification of what is going on around is. Time will also be spent on current events. 3 Sessions. No fee.
Lone Star College-Montgomery BI02
S 9/17-11/19 9:30 a.m. – Noon Gibby
Spring Session TBA
Public Service Announcements: Here some other ALL Courses you may want to attend......See you Saturday --- Thanks for your support!
Chaos in the Middle East
Increase your awareness of history in Islamic countries and Western Europe and gain insight into the chaos theory. Hear about lessons of history predicted today’s Middle East uprisings that resulted in a state of chaos. This course will show how the universal natural law, described by chaos theory explained the rise and fall of the 15th and 1 6th century Catholic Monarchies and how that history lesson applies to the recent rapid fall in power of the autocratic rulers of the Middle East. 1 Session. No fee.
Lone Star College-University Center at Montgomery
16020 W 11/2 1 - 2:50 p.m. Peek
The Roots and Enduring Legacy of the Enlightenment
We will discuss how a few men, from Copernicus to Newton to Voltaire to Beethoven totally changed western civilization resulting in the Renaissance and Enlightenment, encompassing the Scientific Revolution, and overturning centuries of dogma based on Aristotle and the church.
1 Session. No fee.
Lone Star College-University Center at Montgomery
16053 W 11/16 11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. Haydel
The Earth: Planet of Fire and Ice
With the aid of videos and short discussions of modern geological theories, you will learn how the earth was formed. The first session is an overview and the others describe the ice shields, volcanic activity and plate movement that created the earth that we know. Develop a basic understanding of current theories of the earth’s formation and that the earth will continue to change in future times.
3 Sessions. No fee.
16052 TuTh 9/13 - 9/22 11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. Jones/Wagner
Director, Third Saturday Seminar
P. O Box 73207
Houston, Tx 77273
P.S. As usual if anything in this notice doesn't make sense, please let me know. (You won't be the first, I will appreciate it and say, "Thank you," Curt)