Life Lived Well with DPR

Senior Scholars

Social Science and Social Justice: Toward a Holistic Perspective on Immigration in the Twenty-first Century

Immigration is a contentious issue on the contemporary political and social landscape of North America. Matt Samson, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Davidson College, examines immigration from a regional perspective in the Americas and uses anthropological frameworks to address the motives for immigration while arguing for a holistic approach to understanding the concerns of Latin American immigrants themselves. Held in the Davidson Town Hall Board Room.

Date:          Wednesday, October 19
Time:          1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Journey to Positive Self-Esteem

Too many of us move through life in a limited way, believing that we are not good enough, not smart enough, not pretty enough. It is our limited beliefs about our self-worth which keep us from thriving and leading fulfilling lives. Camille Wilson has a great deal of experience working with teens and adults to develop a healthy sense of self-worth and self-esteem.

Date:          Thursday, October 20
Time:          7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Aviator Museum

Join us for a short trip into Charlotte to visit and learn about 'The Miracle on the Hudson' plane at the Aviator Museum. This museum is where almost the entire story of flight unfolds, including the development and use of commercial, military, and personal aircraft. The museum also places heavy emphasis on the human stories behind the aircraft.

Date:          Thursday, October 20
Time:          9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Optimizing Wellness and Healthy Aging

In this three-part educational series, participants will be guided through cutting-edge science of the gut and microbiome, how our hormonal communication networks influence mental and physical health, and the science of optimal aging. Led by John Woodard, MD and Karen Preston, FNP/CFMP.

In session one, participants will learn about how gut health is intrinsically linked to optimal wellness and reversal of diseases such as IBS, skin disorders, fatigue, anxiety and many more.

Session two will cover how hormonal dysfunction is associated with depression, sleep disorders, excess weight, diabetes, focus and concentration, cardiovascular disease, and how to measure and support normal hormone function.

Finally, in session three,participants will be presented with the current science around how we can achieve optimal aging and biological functioning through targeted testing and individualized nutrient, neuroendocrine, and telomere support.

Date:          October 20, November 2, and/or 17
Time:          7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Davidson Tour de Trees

Join Davidson College biology professor, Dr. Pat Peroni, for a leisurely guided bike ride to explore a variety of trees in downtown Davidson, along the greenway, and in nearby neighborhoods. Learn about native, historic, and unusual trees during this guided tour. Bike and helmet are required.

Date:          Saturday, October 22
Time:          10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Modern Manners for Successful Kids

In this fun and interactive session, children will learn polite table manners, confident introduction skills, electronic etiquette, and how to show respect and kindness to peers and adults. Children will be entertained and engaged as they learn the essential social skills that will help them for a lifetime. Guardians are invited to attend the last 15 minutes of the class to see their children demonstrate their new manners and learn tips for reinforcing these great manners at home.

Date:          Sunday, October 23
Time:          4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Having Confidence in Your Own Skin

Addressing Eczema and Psoriasis from the Inside Out

Is your skin inhibiting you from living the life you want? Are you using a cream that just doesn’t seem to be working? Come find out how healing your body from the inside out will get you feeling confident again. Taught by Dr. Lexi Lain of Summit Vitality.

Date:          Monday, October 24
Time:          6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Wellwise Workshop - Core Health

What would it look like if you were thriving? Join us for an experiential workshop designed to guide you in creating a personal wellness vision and designing a plan to achieve it.

Date:          Friday, October 28          
Time:         1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


ReadDavidson announces Wherever There is Light by Peter Golden as its 2016 selection. Please join us.

2016 Events:
A Visit by Author Peter Golden: Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.
Photography Class:  Saturday, October 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Davidson Public Library community room. The class will be taught by Bill Giduz, director of photography and news writer at Davidson College. Open to teens and adults. Bring your camera!

History Discussion: Thursday, October 27 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Davidson Town Hall Board Room. The discussion will be led by Drs. Scott Denham and Hilton Kelly, professors at Davidson College.
Book Discussion, Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Davidson Public Library community room. The discussion will be led by J.C. Smith University Professor Gabriel Sealey-Morris.

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