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  • In your December Memo, we announced that PVSC is offering some free One-Day events on Zoom on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm in January. When you can't go to the class, the class goes to you!

    Tues. Jan. 19 "History of Bangor's Water System"

    Course Description: 
    In this presentation we will learn about the history of Bangor’s water system from the 1800’s to the present, including some of the challenges of providing safe drinking water both in the past and the present.  Prior to 1875 there was no public water system in Bangor, and we will learn how water was accessed.  Ms. Moriarty will describe the history of the Bangor Water District, which began by using the Penobscot River as Bangor’s water supply, to today when the water comes from Flood’s Pond in Otis.  With 100+ year-old pipes that are beginning to fail, water distribution continues to be a concern in Bangor. 
     
    Presenter:
    Kathy Moriarty is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Interdisciplinary Programs and Professor of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine. She is a certified healthcare ethics consultant, and since 2007, has been staff clinical ethicist for Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center.
    began her career at the Bangor Water District in August, 1991, as Water Quality Manager.  For the past 14 years she has been the General Manager.  Kathy earned a BS degree in Biology at Virginia Tech and holds a Maine Water Operator’s license (Class IV Treatment and Class IV Distribution).  She has been active in the Maine Water Utilities Association, Maine Rural Water Association, and she serves as Chair for the Maine Drinking Water Commission.  In 2019, Bangor Water District was awarded the New England Utility of the Year award by the New England Water Works Association and in 2014 was awarded the best drinking water in Maine.

    Tues. Jan. 26 "Bioethical Issues Arising from the Covid-19 Pandemic"

    Course Description: 

    Our lives have been transformed because of a virus.  PVSC has transitioned to all Zoom presentations, most of us are holed up in our homes communicating with friends and family through technology, and when/if we do venture out, we don’t recognize each other behind our masks.  COVID-19 has radically changed our world.  While most of us have been learning how to cope with these changes in our personal lives, scientists and ethicists are viewing things with a much wider lens.  This presentation will introduce some key issues that arise for clinicians and public health experts in the context of a global pandemic, including allocation of critical care resources and vaccines, as well as personal responsibility for public health.

    Presenter: Jessica Miller, PhD.
    Jessica Miller is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Interdisciplinary Programs and Professor of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine. She is a certified health care ethics consultant, and since 2007, has been staff clinical ethicist for Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center.
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    Q: How does one register for One-Day events and courses?
    A: If you are a 2020-2021 PVSC member, just log in with your user name and password. Under "Register" drop to "Courses", choose any or all of the One-Day free events, or a six-week course. Fill out the information, and submit payment on the secure website.

    Q: If I don't want register online, what can I do?
    A: Fill out the registration form that was emailed to you on Dec. 13th, or, if no fee is necessary, you can email Sheila at smksenior2020@gmail.com or call 207-659-1359. Leave your name, email and phone number, and the class(es) you wish to attend.
    Or, if registering for a course with fees, mail the form with any checks needed to PVSC 499 Broadway PMB #274 Bangor, ME 04401.
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    Registration for PVSC 2020-2021 membership continues if you have not yet renewed. Membership is still $25 for single member, or $40 for two people at the same address. You will need a current membership to attend any of our 2021 free one-day zoom events, our upcoming winter and spring courses, as well as being able to register for classes at another Maine senior college.


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    Did you know that if you have a membership in another senior college (there are 17 in Maine), you may take PVSC classes without paying additional membership fees?
    At this time, you cannot register online, since our software requires a PVSC membership to register for a class. 
    Call Sheila at 207-659-1359 to register, and she will adjust the registration so you aren't charged for additional membership. PVSC classes are $30 each, but one-day events are no charge with membership. Or, you can always write a check made out to PVSC and mail it to: 
    PVSC 
    499 Broadway PMB #274
    Bangor, ME 04401

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