<![CDATA[Peer Learning of Chapel Hill - Peer Learning News]]>Wed, 09 Sep 2020 15:04:42 -0400Weebly<![CDATA[Opening of Fall 2020 Semester & Guest Speaker]]>Wed, 09 Sep 2020 15:38:50 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/opening-of-fall-2020-semester-guest-speakerWelcome Peer Learners,

After a long, hot summer, Peer Learning of Chapel Hill is happy to announce the opening of our Fall 2020 semester.

We will begin this Friday, September 11, with a Zoomed open house at 1 PM featuring an introduction to the semester plus our special Second Friday speaker, David Kirkman

Mr. Kirkman served as Special Deputy Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division of the NC Department of Justice, and is the author of the recently released “Elder Fraud Wars”. He will speak to us about avoiding fraud, scams and identity theft. You can participate in the seminar at the Zoom link included at the bottom of this message. 

In other news, all of you who have registered for classes should now have received a separate link for each class. If you have not received these, or have misplaced them, please let us know ASAP so we are able to get them to you before classes begin. And, if you are having trouble with this process, please contact us; we want to help everyone to have a great Peer Learning semester.

Hope to see you Friday.
Sally


Board of Peer Learning of Chapel Hill is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Semester Opening & Speaker
Time: Sep 11, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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<![CDATA[First Peer Learning Event of the Semester: COVID-19 Presentation]]>Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:44:15 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/first-peer-learning-event-of-the-semester-covid-19-presentationOn Thursday, August 13 at 11 AM, Gary West will give a presentation for Peer  Learners on the latest scientific news about COVID 19.  As part of the presentation, you will have a chance to ask questions. 

To take part in this Zoom presentation, you must log in to Zoom using the meeting ID and passcode that will be sent to Peer Learners on Wednesday. Watch for this email and save it; we will not post it on the webpage. If you do not know how to use Zoom, go to the peerlearningofchapelhill.com webpage and click on the link to Zoom directions.

We would like you to join the meeting 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. When you connect, you will get a message that you are waiting for the host to allow you in. This will give us a chance to get everyone connected before the presentation starts. Please enter the meeting with your audio muted and keep it muted. If you wish to ask questions or make comments, raise your hand so the presenter can see you, unmute yourself and speak. Afterward, mute yourself again so we will not hear any background noise. 

Hope to see you all on Zoom on Wednesday.
Sally

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<![CDATA[Letter from the Peer Learning President - Fall 2020]]>Wed, 29 Jul 2020 19:02:51 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/letter-from-the-peer-learning-president-fall-2020Dear Peer Learners,

I have some bad new and some good news. The bad news, as you have probably guessed, is that the spread of COVID 19 makes in-person classes for the Peer Learning Fall 2020 semester impossible. The good news is, our dedicated team of teachers and volunteers have stepped up to the plate to bring you a wonderful fall semester via Zoom.

I know that many of you are experienced Zoomers but, for those who are not, let me assure you that using Zoom is not difficult and, while we will miss the enjoyment of in-person contact, Zoom has a few advantages. For example: you don’t have to come out in inclement weather or stay home when you have the sniffles. And, once you are used to it, you will find it easy to ask questions and participate in discussions. Beth Timson has prepared excellent instructions for using Zoom and they are posted on the home page of the Peer Leaning website. There is also a link to a video, if you would rather get help that way.

There will be some differences this semester and we will need your help to make it work. This year, ALL registrations will be done ON-LINE. Completing one is very simple: just go to the Peer Learning website at: peerlearningofchapelhill.com, click on the registration form, fill out the form and click the submit button. As usual, you may choose as many courses as you wish but YOU MUST REGISTER for each course you wish to attend.

Many courses will have both a teacher/facilitator and a Zoom moderator. In the week prior to the beginning of the class, either the teacher/facilitator or the moderator will send an invitation to participate in the class to all the Peers who have registered for the class. You will get a SEPARATE INVITATION for EACH CLASS you are registered for. We will give you more detailed instructions but, for now, it is important that you remember to register for each class you wish to attend and save all your invitations.

This semester, we expect to have fewer expenses so we are offering a decreased tuition fee of $20 per person. Please send your check to Peer Learning, PO Box 2821, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2821, NC. 

So what is happening this year? Plenty! We will have many old favorites: Kitchen Table, Short Story, Book Club, plus new courses from George Baroff, Michael Joseph, Gary West, Beth Timson and Andrew O’Brien. Check them out on the website and plan to attend. We also hope to have a few one-time seminars which we will announce later.

And one more thing – be sure to share this email with your friends and neighbors and invite them to join us in September.

Hope to see you on Zoom.

Sally]]>
<![CDATA[Virtual Class:  Investigating American Presidents - May 20th Class]]>Mon, 11 May 2020 21:53:07 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/virtual-class-investigating-american-presidents-may-20th-classZOOM Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2928804209
Meeting ID: 292 880 4209
NOTES:
1) You do not need a ZOOM subscription to participate in the meeting.


2) The Meeting will be uninterrupted.


3) The Meeting will be in two parts:
  1. First, a Guest Presentation by Gary West on  “The COVID-19 Pandemic”;
  2. Second, a PowerPoint presentation on “Significant Illnesses of the Presidents”.
4) Make a note of the Meeting ID: 292 880 4209. You will need it to log in.


TO LOG IN:


1) Click on the ZOOM Meeting Link -  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2928804209.
  
2) Type in, or copy and paste, the Meeting ID: 292 880 4209 (no spaces), when requested.




If you have questions, please send an email to:  


RSVP.Jim.Neeley@gmail.com
Or
PeerLearningOfChapelHill@gmail.com



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<![CDATA[Virtual Class:  Investigating American Presidents - May 13th Class]]>Mon, 11 May 2020 21:51:43 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/virtual-class-investigating-american-presidents-may-13th-classZOOM Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2928804209
Meeting ID: 292 880 4209
NOTES:
1) You do not need a ZOOM subscription to participate in the meeting.


2) The Meeting will be uninterrupted.


3) The Meeting will be in two parts:
  1. First, a video titled “The Pardon Power and its Limits”;
  2. Second, a video titled “Presidential Lies and Cover-ups”.


4) Make a note of the Meeting ID: 292 880 4209. You will need it to log in.


TO LOG IN:


1) Click on the ZOOM Meeting Link -  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2928804209.
  
2) Type in, or copy and paste, the Meeting ID: 292 880 4209 (no spaces), when requested.




If you have questions, please send an email to:  


RSVP.Jim.Neeley@gmail.com
Or
PeerLearningOfChapelHill@gmail.com



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<![CDATA[Virtual Class: Investigating American Presidents - May 6th Class]]>Sun, 03 May 2020 15:33:30 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/virtual-class-investigating-american-presidents-may-6th-classZOOM Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2928804209
Meeting ID: 292 880 4209

​NOTES:

1) You do not need a ZOOM subscription to participate in the meeting.


2) The Meeting will be uninterrupted.


3) The Meeting will be in two parts:
a. First, a video titled “Presidential Use and Abuse of Privileges”;
b. Second, a video titled “Presidents, Public Prosecutors, and Public Opinion”. 


4) Make a note of the Meeting ID: 292 880 4209. You will need it to log in.


TO LOG IN:


1) Click on the ZOOM Meeting Link - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2928804209.
  
2) Type in, or copy and paste, the Meeting ID: 292 880 4209 (no spaces), when requested.




If you have questions, please send an email to:  


RSVP.Jim.Neeley@gmail.com
Or
PeerLearningOfChapelHill@gmail.com


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<![CDATA[Virtual Class:  Investigating American Presidents]]>Thu, 30 Apr 2020 14:12:34 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/virtual-class-investigating-american-presidents8083821Dr. Michael Joseph is continuing his classes via internet app ZOOM in his Wednesday morning time slot.

​Please feel free to join in if you are interested in what our presidents have done in the past. 


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<![CDATA[Opera News for Peer Learners]]>Thu, 30 Apr 2020 14:11:32 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/opera-news-for-peer-learnersIf you are interested in watching some opera on TV while we are still in lock-down, Judy Gurlitz informed me, that on Tuesdays at 3pm, Great Performances is shown on the PBS Explorer Channel (36). The next opera will be "The Exterminating Angel" by Thomas Ades. If for some reason you cannot receive the EX channel 36, you may have to contact UNC-TV to find out why. You can either e-mail: viewer@unctv.org  or call 1-888-292-7070.

Hope this is helpful.
Y'all stay well,ya hear!

Cheers,

Ingrid B.]]>
<![CDATA[Virtual Classes:  Investigating American Presidents]]>Thu, 30 Apr 2020 14:05:08 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/virtual-classes-investigating-american-presidentsDescriptions of remaining virtual classes

May 6, 2020: 

The Meeting will be in two parts: 
  1. First, a video titled “Presidential Use and Abuse of Privileges”;
  2. Second, a video titled “Presidents, Public Prosecutors, and Public Opinion”.
 
 May 13, 2020: 
The Meeting will be in two parts: 
  1. First, a video titled “The Pardon Power and its Limits”;
  2. Second, a video titled “Presidential Lies and Cover-ups”.


May 20, 2020 (FINAL): 
The Meeting will be in two parts: 
  1. First, a Guest Presentation by Gary West on  “The COVID-19 Pandemic”;
  2. Second, a PowerPoint presentation on “Significant Illnesses of the Presidents”.

Email invitations with instructions will be sent out to participants.

Questions or help: Send email to:

RSVP.Jim.Neeley@gmail.com
Or
PeerLearningOfChapelHill@gmail.com

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<![CDATA[Virtual Class:  Investigating American Presidents - April 22nd Class]]>Mon, 27 Apr 2020 00:21:11 GMThttp://peerlearningofchapelhill.com/peer-learning-news/virtual-class-investigating-american-presidents-april-22nd-classQuestions or help: Send email to:
RSVP.Jim.Neeley@gmail.com
Or
PeerLearningOfChapelHill@gmail.com

Plan to arrive a bit early so we are in on time.

The Meeting will be in two parts:
1)      First, a video titled “Can a Sitting President be Indicted”;
2)      Then a PowerPoint presentation on “The First Amendment”.


ZOOM Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2928804209
Meeting ID: 292 880 4209
NOTES:
1)      You do not need a ZOOM subscription to participate in the meeting
2)      The Meeting will be uninterrupted.

3)      Make a note of the Meeting ID:  292 880 4209.  You will need it to log in.


TO LOG IN:
1)      Click on the ZOOM Meeting Link -  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2928804209.
2)      Type in, or copy and paste, the Meeting ID: 292 880 4209 (no spaces), when requested.






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