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EIU School of Extended Learning

Academy of Lifelong Learning

The purpose of Eastern’s Academy of Lifelong Learning is to provide adults with educational opportunities that encourage connecting with people and organizations, learning about a variety of subjects, and pursuing a better understanding of our world.  The Academy promotes self-directed learning that inspires participation in programs that appeal to individual interests. Members may audit full-semester EIU courses for comprehensive study with the Academy Pass. Our goal is to support learning through the growth of accessible, innovative programming. Our fall Program Guide will be available in July.

For more information: Academy Membership

Why join the Academy?  

You are supporting free and low-cost learning programs for adults in our area.  Benefits of membership include discounted pricing for Doudna Fine Arts Center premier events; complimentary parking pass for on-campus Academy events; Academy Pass courses; EIU University Bookstore discount and more. Click here to join now! 


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Event Registration

Online event registration for FA22 will be available in August.

For Registration by Mail:

Academy of Lifelong Learning
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

Will you share your expertise with adults who enjoy learning? 

The Academy accepts proposals for workshops and courses from practioners in nature, gardening, nutrition, history, health, fine arts, etc. If you are interested, please call 217-581-5114 or email

Meet the Advisory Council for 2022-2023:

     Judy Brown Michael Murphy, Chair                         
     Brenda Crimmins Deanna Smith                        
     Shelley Crouch Terry Smith                        
     Lois Dickenson Ann Spear                        
     Chris Houchens, Past Chair Carolyn Stephens                        
     Al Joyner Rich Wandling                        
     Amy Lynch Luz Whittenbarger                        


Contact the Academy  

Phone: 217-581-5114

Academy of Lifelong Learning
School of Extended Learning
2146 Buzzard - Charleston, IL 61920 

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School of Extended Learning

600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-5114

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