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Rams fall to Concord 2

ATHENS W.Va. — Zack Grossi hit on 22of-36 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns to lead Concord to a 28-14 win over Shepherd University in WVIAC football action at Concord on Saturday. Concord snapped a sixgame losing skid in the series with the win. Shepherd took a 7-0 lead when senior corner-

The Shepherdstown Chronicle

Friday, October 7, 2011

back (Silver Spring, Md./Wheaton) picked off a pass that was tipped by senior outside linebacker (Mt. Airy, Md./Urbana) and raced 65 yards for a touchdown with 10:43 left in the first quarter. Senior kicker (Woodbridge, Va./Potomac) added the extra point. See Rams

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Retirees take advantage of SU program

Chronicle photo by Mike Cramer

Robbye Horowicz teaches a small group of Lifelong Learning students at the Shepherdstown Men's Club Tuesday, Oct. 4. Horowicz started her class by asking students about their experience with the Holocaust.

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When Robbye Horowicz took a job teaching conversational English to German school children in 1961, she had no idea she would be the first to tell them about the Holocaust. While trying to explain why they may face some animosity oversees when traveling, the topic came up and Horowicz took the difficult task of explaining what happened to the sheltered children. She has now been teaching about the Holocaust for 50 years, and her next set of students are Shepherdstown

retirees. Horowicz is one of several community members who will be offering their time to serve as instructors for Shepherd University’s new Lifelong Learning program. Lifelong Learning is a set of unaccredited classes for retirees from the community who wish to continue learning. Tuesday, Oct. 4 marked the first day of a new semester for Lifelong Learning students. Classes consist of a wide variety of topics, from poetry to the geographical politics of Afghanistan as well as Horowicz’s class entitled “The Holocaust: A Study of Human Behavior.” The program began

with requests to Shepherd from a group called Shepherdstown Area Independent Living. SAIL wanted to establish a Lifelong Learning program similar to ones offered at other universities across the country. Shepherd then collaborated with SAIL, as well as an advisory board of faculty and community members, to develop a study which showed the feasibility of and the interest in such a program. The response they received was incredibly enthusiastic, according to Program Director Karen Rice. Rice also stressed that this is not just a learning experience for community students but also a

social opportunity. Retirees who participate in the program will have an opportunity to discuss the program’s many topics with each other. “I’m relatively new to the area, and I thought this would be a good way to make some new friends while learning something new,” Lifelong Learning student Austin Porter said. Porter is taking the poetry and Holocaust courses. He said that he has always been a bit scared of poetry, and the course was perfect to wade into the subject. “It forces you to think,” Porter said. One of the members of See Retirees

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