One Day University

Remember those special college professors whose lectures kept you wide awake and wanting to hear more? The ones you wished could be cloned? Steven Schragis, a Tufts University graduate, came up with a solution almost as good. He founded One Day University for adults in 2006. By canvassing campuses and talking to students, he finds the most popular educators and then works closely with them to develop engaging talks that inform and inspire their adult students-for-a-day.

One Day University hosts 80-100 live events across the country each year. Most events are on college campuses. In an exciting initiative, Pingree will host a One Day University on Saturday, April 28, 2018. “I am thrilled to be the first secondary school in the country to be hosting One Day University,” says Head of School Tim Johnson. “What a great opportunity this is for the North Shore adult community to enjoy a day of learning from a trio of the best college professors nationwide talking on three fascinating subjects! Bringing One Day University to our campus is another example of Pingree School as a center of lifelong learning and a role model for students as they develop into adults.”

Schragis is also enthusiastic about the partnership between ODU and Pingree. "In the ten years since One Day University started, we've grown to present events in 61 different cities with partners ranging from newspapers and magazines to temples, churches, and even symphony orchestras,” he said. “But Pingree is our first ever secondary school partner, and we couldn't be more excited. Seems like a perfect fit!”

The program at Pingree will include Catherine Sanderson, chair of the Psychology Department at Amherst College, who will discuss Positive Psychology and the Science of Happiness; Edward O’Donnell, professor of history at Holy Cross College, who will present Three Turning Points that Changed American History; and Pingree alumnus, Dr. Thomas Burke, professor at Harvard Medical School, who will discuss Medical Innovations: Can America Save the World?”

All adults are invited to attend this event. Pingree parents, past parents, grandparents, past grandparents, and alumni receive a reduced rate of $99 by using the code Pingree; others pay $149. Register by clicking the button below, going to, or by calling 800-300-3438.

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