Updated August 16, 2022

Lifelong Learning Lecture To Feature Author

The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning Program’s September lecture, “Open to the Moment,” featuring Joyce Harvey, will be held on Friday, September 16 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., in the Franciscan Center Theater, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. This lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

What are the benefits of being totally present in the moment and accepting what is happening? Too many of us rush through life and miss the signals that another person may be sending. Joyce Harvey makes a conscious effort to be aware and accepting of those around her; and in her travels, perfect strangers have shared their extraordinary stories and experiences with her. She then created a heartwarming book of her travels through different countries and through life.

Harvey is a motivational and inspirational speaker, trainer, facilitator and writer. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and American Gold Star Mothers. She is the author of Open to the Moment: 25 Heartwarming Travel Tales; Swan Lessons: A Bereaved Mother’s Story of Courage and Discovery and How Do You Grow a New Heart? She is also a contributing author for the Chicken Soup book series.

In addition to free monthly lectures, Lifelong Learning offers a variety of classes with topics including the history of the Supreme Court, Miles Davis, the Great Lakes and the history of Botswana. There is a nominal fee to attend classes. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. For a full list of classes or more information, call (419) 824-3707 or visit

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