The A.P.E.X. Experience

This course provides the opportunity to meet and interact with world renown guests including Gustavo Arellano, Sarah Lewis, Dr. Penny Minturn, and Florence Williams, who come to campus and to experience their work in a unique way. This course seeks to add richness, depth and opportunity for personal and professional growth maximizing the experiential and integrated experience in the program. Attend 4 A.P.E.X. Events, come to VIP luncheons and have a special book group to discuss the guest’s work. See below schedule.

Classes are held Sept. 11 (orientation), 13, 18, 20, 25, Oct. 25, 30 and Nov. 1, 6.

Fall 2018

5 Weeks / T 6:00-8:00 pm for classes, TH 11:30-2:00 pm for discussions
Cost: $170
Start Date: September 11th

Location: Great Hall
Teacher: Lynn Vartan and various instructors


Class# Date Topic
1 Sept 11 Course Orientation
2 Sept 13 Gustavo Arellano – Tacos USA – How Mexican Food Conquered the World
3 Sept 18 Book Group Discussion
4 Sept 20 Sarah Lewis – Creativity, Failure and the Search for Mastery
5 Sept 25 Book Group Discussion
6 Oct 25 Dr Penny Minturn – Forensic Anthropology and the Military
7 Oct 30 Book Group Discussion
8 Nov 1 Florence Williams  -The Nature Fix – Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
9 Nov 6 Book Group Discussion