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Society for Lifelong Learning kicks off spring/summer term

The Society for Lifelong Learning at WKU (SLL) will kick off its spring/summer 2016 term next week. The term begins March 15 and runs through May 5, with 23 classes, four Food for Thought events and additional travel programs in the summer.

More than 120 SLL members have registered for courses, which include several new classes, such as a study of The Civil War from a Kentucky perspective, the world of cyber security and a look at galaxies, black holes, the Big Bang and the fate of our universe. Other new classes include geocaching, a study of presidential elections of the past and a class on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, which includes a trip to Louisville to see the nationally recognized production of “Shakespeare Behind Bars.”

The SLL is a membership organization for people 50 and over who value learning for a lifetime. Membership provides access to all SLL classes and events throughout each term. Many classes and events are included in the membership fee – others require a nominal fee to cover materials or other necessary costs.

Visitors are welcome to attend a single class to sample what SLL membership offers. Food for Thought events are also open to the public, allowing everyone to enjoy a light meal together and learn something new from interesting guest speakers.

The Food for Thought schedule includes the following:

  • The Beatles vs. The Stones, presented by Scott Harris, head of the WKU Department of Music — March 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Immigration in Kentucky, presented by Leyda Becker, International Communities Liaison with the City of Bowling Green — April 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Tips for Staying Healthy as We Age, presented by Jae Kim, Certified Health Education Specialist — April 20, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Taking Care of Elvis, presented by Letitia Henley Kirk, Elvis Presley’s private nurse for over 10 years — May 11, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Most SLL activities take place at the Knicely Conference Center located 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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