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Date: August 03, 2004

Meet Witches, Dark Hearts and Power Suits

The new fall 2004 UVic continuing studies calendar contains over 200 courses to expand the intellect, and enhance both personal and professional growth. This year’s courses include:

Out of the Broom Closet: The Shifting Role of the Witch in History and Popular Culture. Discover the modern practice of Wicca and its place in the pantheon of contemporary spiritual beliefs. What is the reality behind the rise of witchcraft in modern consciousness? How accurately do the media portray current practitioners of the craft?

Dark Hearts and Fallen Angels: The World of Film Noir. Explore classic 1940s and 1950s film noir, with its tough-talking heroes, treacherous femmes fatales, and exhilarating trademark style of shadow and light.

Power Breakfast Business Seminars at the Union Club. Delve into business and management issues—including Identity Theft, Internet Fraud, and Business Ethics—during these short seminars, accompanied by a continental breakfast.

Continuing studies programs and courses are for the career minded and the curious, and are designed to be flexible to suit any schedule, with non-credit courses, study groups and seminars, diploma and certificate programs, educational study tours, independent study materials, and distance education. They meet the unique education needs of the university’s local, regional and international communities.

Courses are held at the UVic campus, at UVic Downtown (910 Government St.), and Dunsmuir Lodge. Calendars are available online at www.uvcs.uvic.ca or from the Continuing Studies Building at UVic. They are also obtainable from regional public libraries and recreation centres. Registration via the Web (credit card payments only) at www.uvcs.uvic.ca/reginfo.cfm, by phone at (250) 472-4747 or by faxing the registration form on page 57 of the calendar. Walk-in registration is also available at the Continuing Studies Building (from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday) or at UVic Downtown.

Media contacts:
Michael Turner (Continuing Studies) at (250) 721-8460 or mturner@uvcs.uvic.ca
Maria Lironi (UVic Communications) at (250) 721-6139 or lironim@uvic.ca

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