Online registration begins July 15 and runs through September 4 for the inaugural session of the Lifelong Learning Institute at Ohio Wesleyan University. Telephone and mail-in registration begin July 22.
For a flat fee of $75, Delaware County residents 55 and older are able to take any or all of the 10 courses (subject to availability) scheduled for the institute’s fall session, September 23 through November 1.
The non-credit classes will be taught in a non-competitive, relaxed environment with conversation encouraged for learners to share experiences with classmates. The courses won’t include term papers or tests, but instead will create fun, engaging ways for older adults to continue to learn and grow.
Fall classes and their instructors are as follows. Unless otherwise noted, all classes will be taught on the Ohio Wesleyan campus.
Delaware residents Bob and Mary Holm, co-chairs of the steering committee launching the new institute, said they are excited for the fall session to begin.
“The mission statement of the Lifelong Learning Institute affirms that ‘learning throughout one’s life is an important pursuit in acquiring knowledge and skills, examining new ideas, and fueling one’s curiosity,’ and we couldn’t agree more!” said the couple, both OWU graduates. “We think the LLI will be a great addition to the many services and opportunities already available in our Delaware community.”
In addition to Ohio Wesleyan, community groups collaborating to create the Lifelong Learning Institute include the Delaware County District Library, SourcePoint, and Willow Brook Christian Communities. The Delaware County Foundation provided grant funds to help launch the institute.
To register, visit www.owu.edu/lli starting July 15, or call Debbie Lewis at (740)-368-3078 or send a check made out to “OWU LLI” – with your preferred course selections – starting July 22 to:
Ohio Wesleyan University, Attn: LLI
Mowry Alumni Center
61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, OH 43015
Space in classes is limited, so please register as early as possible. Read more about the Lifelong Learning Institute at Ohio Wesleyan University and sign up for email updates at www.owu.edu/lli.