[Kaitlyn Will contributed to this article]
Eastern Illinois University’s Academy of Lifelong Learning Spring 2019 program guide is now available. Community members interested in seeing what the Academy is offering this spring are encouraged to look through the program guide, which can be found in Booth Library, 2201, Blair Hall, the Union Bookstore, Doudna Fine Arts Center and the Tarble Arts Center. The digital version may be accessed online at https://www.eiu.edu/adulted/all.php.
The Academy offers a variety of non-credit cultural and learning programs, events and classes for adults of all ages—most of which are free—including “Catch the Buzzzzzzzzz…,” which will discuss bees and their environmental importance; “Healthy Living for Brain & Body: The Latest Research,” which teaches about optimizing physical and cognitive health; and “It Was a Crime to Be German,” featuring historical actor Barbara Kay taking on the role of her great-grandmother Margaret, a southern Illinois resident who saw and experienced firsthand the anti-German hysteria that plagued Illinois a hundred years ago.
The purpose of the Academy is to provide community members informal opportunities for non-credit learning through a wide variety of low-cost, high-quality short courses and events that enable participants to enjoy learning in a relaxed environment. The goal of the Academy of Lifeline Learning is to encourage learning and dialogue to help individuals advance their abilities to manage the world of continuous change surrounding citizens today.
For more information about the Academy of Lifelong Learning, or to receive multiple copies of the program guide for your group, contact the School of Extended Learning at (217) 581-5114. For more information about EIU, or to learn more about its growing assortment of programs and services, visit the university’s website at www.eiu.edu, or call EIU’s public information office at (217) 581-7400.