New! Spring 2021 Courses

Explore New Courses & Experiences this Spring
ILR Spring 2021 Registration is Open

Dear ILR and Lifelong Learning Students,

We are getting ready for the start of a new term again. This year has been a challenging one in many ways, but it has also taught us new lessons and reminded us what is important in life.

We all miss the benefits of not being able to hold in-person classes, but we are grateful for the ability to gather together virtually, communicate with one another, and learn from each other. I know many of you may have been nervous to try an online course for the first time, but that didn’t stop you from giving it a shot. As T.S. Eliot said, “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?”

We are all learning how tall we are. We are discovering what works best for you, our ILR and Lifelong Learning students, in this virtual world. We have had to be flexible and adapt along the way. We know you have too, and we are grateful for your patience and understanding as together, we find the best ways to continue the learning and companionship our programs provide.

With a new term comes new excitement and new opportunity. As always, we have a variety of new courses for you this spring. We hope you’ll find ones that speak to your passion, excite your intellect, and ultimately, challenge you. For an especially relevant and timely history lesson, “Boccaccio’s Decameron – Quarantined Entertainment” will give you a glimpse into how a group of young men and women entertained themselves secluded in a shelter outside Florence to escape the Black Death that plagued Europe and other continents in the mid-1300s.

For other ways to entertain yourself, we invite you to experience the 1920s in our course, “F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Roaring 20s,” or the beauty of 14th century art in “Art Appreciation – The Renaissance Part 2.”

We also have new courses that provide “An Introduction to the Wonder, Curiosity, and Adventure of Studying World Religions,” “Improve Your Posture” or help you with “Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change.”

We look forward to learning with you again this term and are here to support you in any way we can. In the midst of the challenges we face today, we strive to offer you the opportunity to take time for yourself and gain new experiences and knowledge.

Wishing you a new year filled with the good kind of challenges.


Kelli Ackiewicz • Program Manager

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