December 8, 2018 - Astronomy-Hitchhikers guide through the UniverseOf all the arts and sciences, Astronomy has the closest association with our human feeling of awe and our search for who and where we are. The Maine Masonic College through the University of Maine is pleased to present this planetarium program once each year for the enjoyment and edification of the whole family. The program is typically a blend of a guide in observing the nighttime sky and an adventure into new discoveries in deep space. We have chosen December as the month for this occasion.
Instructor: Shawn Laatsch- University of Maine
Location: Planetarium at UMO 1PM
January 12, 2019 - Polishing the StoneIn every Masonic Lodge Room, one enters one will find two stones prominently displayed – one rough cut the other smooth. These two stones – The Ashlars – bear special symbolic insight and significance to every man who has ever been or is now a Mason. They portray a man from the beginning to the end of his Masonic life and set before him a goal. This course is a study of these symbols and the meaning inherent within.
Instructor: MW Mark Rustin
Location: Meridian Splendor Lodge, Newport 9AM-12PM
January 19, 2019 - Examining the Modern Social Landscape: Implications of FreemasonryThe seminar serves as an introduction to understanding the complexities of demographic, social, and economic trends. We would focus on both the United States as a whole and the State of Maine specifically. Masonic lodges have been an integral part of the social landscape for centuries. To maintain our viable and relevant presence, we need to develop an enhanced awareness of and critically examine the changing sociocultural factors that impact our fraternity. Dr. Christopher Howard is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Husson University. Christopher is currently serving as the Worshipful Master of Seminary Hill Daylight Lodge as well as the Dean of the Maine Masonic College.
Instructor: VW Christopher Howard, PhD
Location: Rising Sun Lodge, Orland 9AM-12PM
February 2, 2019 - EthicsNew class instructor. Description coming soon.
Instructor: Dr. Bill Johnson
Location: Belfast Lodge, Belfast 9AM-12PM
February 9, 2019 - Jurisprudence“A survey of the sources of Masonic principles and usages, of Masonic law and an analysis of how the former are expressed in the latter.”
Instructor: MW Wayne T. Adams
Location: David A. Hooper Lodge, Sullivan 9AM-12PM