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Society for Lifelong Learning to kick off fall term Sept. 15

The Society for Lifelong Learning at WKU (SLL) will kick off its fall term at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 15) with an official proclamation from Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson and Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon.

sll-logoThat morning, officials will formally declare Sept. 13-19 as “Lifelong Learning Week” for Bowling Green and Warren County, kicking off the SLL’s fall term which takes place Sept. 15-Nov. 5.

“We are thrilled to officially begin what promises to be a fascinating fall term. The support of Mayor Wilkerson and Judge Buchanon makes it that much more exciting,” said Frank Kersting, SLL board member and chair of the membership relations committee. “It’s encouraging to know that our city and county leaders place great value on learning throughout one’s lifetime, and we are honored to have them help us kick off the fall term with an official proclamation.”

The SLL will offer 21 courses during the fall term and also host four Food for Thought events. These events provide an opportunity for the community to join SLL members and instructors for informative discussions from guest presenters.

The Food for Thought schedule includes the following:

  • International Year of South Africa, presented by the WKU Office of International Programs – Wednesday, Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Southern Reconstructing: Sport and the Future of Religion in the American South, presented by Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo – Wednesday, Oct. 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • What’s “Brewing” at the WKU Center for Research and Development? Craft Beer!, presented by Dr. Andrew McMichael – Tuesday, Oct. 27, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • You Never Take All the Makeup Off, presented by original member of The Hilltoppers quartet, Don McGuire – Wednesday, Nov. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

SLL activities take place at the Knicely Conference Center at 2355 Nashville Road. Food for Thought presentations are open to the public. Registration is $10 (in advance) and includes a light lunch.

For information about the Society for Lifelong Learning at WKU, visit wku.edu/sll or call (270) 745-1912.

The Society for Lifelong Learning was founded in 2014. It is a member-driven organization dedicated to offering a wide range of high quality, intellectually stimulating, non-credit educational programs and experiences for ages 50 and over who have a love for learning.

Contact: Cindy Ehresman, (270) 745-1910 or cindy.ehresman@wku.edu

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