Fairfield’s Quick Center Invites Public to Engage With Master Instructors in a “Classroom Without Walls”

Fairfield’s Quick Center Invites Public to Engage With Master Instructors in a "Classroom Without Walls"

Fairfield University’s Open MINDS Institute offers topical seminars and participatory workshops for the general public. New this season, the Quick has partnered with the Pequot Library in Southport, Conn. and the Fairfield University College of Arts and Sciences to present an expanded range of subjects.

Media Contact: Lori N. Jones, ljones@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 x2975

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (September 3, 2019) — Expand your perspective on timely topics — including politics, music, media, and art — through the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University’s Open MINDS Institute. An exploratory “classroom without walls,” the program offers a series of seminars and workshops led by master instructors from around the globe.

“Imagine the pleasure of participating in a fascinating college seminar with no required reading, no exams and no assignments," said Philip Eliasoph, PhD, director of the Open MINDS Institute. "This is truly lifelong learning's gift that keeps on giving."

Each workshop can be signed up for individually, with no long-term commitment required.  The classes are designed to be highly participatory, with teachers and students engaging in a learning partnership. The Quick has collaborated with the Fairfield University College of Arts and Sciences and the Pequot Library to offer the following topics for the 2019-2020 season:

Courses are $290 each.  QCA Member price per course is $275.  Enroll in two or more courses and enjoy a discounted price of just $250 per course.  All course registrations are through the Quick Center Box Office; for more information or to register, visit www.quickcenter.comor call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

Posted On: September 3, 2019

Volume: 52 Number: 19

Fairfield University is a modern Jesuit Catholic university rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the U.S. and across the globe are pursuing degrees in the University’s five schools. Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values. The University is located on a stunning 200-acre campus on the scenic Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.