NEW EIN WEB POSTINGS FOR JUNE
Under MANAGING YOUR LLI
Saturday Lecture Series –
Lifelong Learning of Hilton Head Island
Lunch & Learn – Learning
in Retirement, Athens, GA
More Study Groups – IRP, New
What’s Happening in South America
– OLLI – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Under UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Program Schedule – Midwest
Regional LLI Conference
LLI News for June
Under LLI CELEBRATIONS
LLI Celebrations & Congratulations
MIDWEST REGIONAL LLI CONFERENCE UPDATE
Be sure to check out the newly posted program schedule for
the Midwest Regional LLI Conference being hosted by the Institute for
Continued Learning at Roosevelt University in Schaumburg, IL from August
19-21, 2007. It promises to be an exciting conference.
NEW ENGLAND/EAST LLI REGIONAL CONFERENCE
By the time you read this the conference will be taking place at the
SOAR program in Potsdam, New York. EIN will have a report on it next
LIFELONG LEARNING MONTH
Thanks to the efforts of Jo-Ellen Unger, director of the Academy for
Lifelong Learning in Saratoga Springs, NY, September 2007 has been declared
Lifelong Learning Month in the state of New York. The
resolution was passed by both the assembly and the senate of New York
State. Other New York State Lifelong Learning Institutes might think
about planning a special public event to call attention to Lifelong
Learning Institutes during September.
Jo-Ellen also says that since 2007 - 2008 will be ALR's fifteenth anniversary
year and they have chosen the theme of Celebrate Diversity!, they are
planning a free open-to-the-public event during Lifelong Learning Month
(September) focusing on the culture, art, language and food of China.
They would be very interested in hearing of other Lifelong Learning
Month activities planned by other LLIs. You can contact Jo-Ellen at
LIFELONG LEARNING THROUGH COMMUNITY SERVICE
This writer was honored to be asked by the LaGrange County Council on
Aging in Indiana to give permission to them to reprint the chapter on
lifelong learning through meaningful community service from my book,
“Learning Later, Living Greater: The Secret for Making the Most
of Your After 50 Years.” I was delighted to give that permission
to them for their April newsletter, the “COA Reporter,”
since this is yet another way to get the word out about the value of
lifelong learning for older adults.
AN INTRODUCTION TO LIFELONG LEARNING
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Tufts University outside Boston
will be holding a special four-day session this month to introduce the
general public to the lifelong learning possibilities and opportunities
that await them after retirement. The first session will be entitled
“Learning Later, Living Greater,” and this writer will be
the featured speaker.
U3A CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
U3A The Third Age Trust, the national organization of Universities of
the Third Age in the United Kingdom is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Many special events are planned throughout the UK in honor of the event.
To learn more about the lifelong learning movement in the UK be sure
to visit www.u3a-info.co.uk
OLLI PRODUCES COOKBOOK
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Yavapai College in Arizona
has unveiled a new cookbook this month at their annual meeting. They
collected, edited, designed and produced the cookbook with more than
190 delicious recipes.
THESPIANS AT WCTC LIR
The Learning in Retirement program at Waukeshaw Country Technical College
in Wisconsin has a new acting group. Members of the class, who have
not yet chosen a name for their group, will be presenting two skits
at this month’s end of year celebration. They will also be entertaining
at nursing homes and for senior citizen groups, modeling their activities
after those of the LIR Singers whose music has been appreciated for
the last several years by the community.
The Center for Learning in Retirement at Rock Valley College in Rockford,
Illinois has a stimulating summer schedule of classes. Among the offerings
are such diverse courses as Organize Your Time and Space; The Lac Du
Flambeau People; Time Travel? Why Not; Jane, Diary of a Dinosaur; and
Nutrition as a Therapy for Wellness.
BEHIND THE “SIGNS”
Members of the Learning Club at Winona State University in Minnesota
toured the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sign Shop. Around Winona the
signs that interpret the natural history of the lands up and down both
sides of Mississippi River are prominently displayed, but few have seen
where these signs are made. This field trip took members into the sign
shop to watch the behind the scenes action.
ARTS & SMARTS GROUP
Members of the Lifetime Learning Institute at Northern Virginia Community
College in Annandale take part in a special interest group known as
the Arts & Smarts Group. Open to any LLI member interested in learning
more about the incredible museums of Washington DC, they plan monthly
visits to these museums, usually on the third Friday of the month, although
that might vary due to the timing of special exhibits. The tours are
led by a museum docent, and they eventually hope to have curator tours
of the major exhibits. Members often plan lunch around the tours.
SUMMER TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS
The Institute for Retired Professionals (IRP) at the New School in New
York City is offering its members a chance to upgrade their technology
skills this summer. In a series of four workshops given on Fridays,
members will learn all about PowerPoint, as well as the basics of blogs,
website design, and the use of images from digital cameras. The workshop
will offer an opportunity to work on a project for future study groups
or presentations. On June 22nd, the topics will be “What is PowerPoint,
and what it can and cannot do for you,” as well as how to get
started, and how to find and download images from the Internet. On June
29th members will learn “How to design a presentation using master
slides and templates,” plus using all the bells and whistles (adding
animation, color, sound, etc.) July 20th will be dedicated to class
questions and help with individual presentations. Finally on July 27th,
they will explore “Creating a free blog and website, and using
images from your digital camera.”
SUMMER JAUNTS AT COASTAL CAROLINA
SC State Museum and a Capitol City Walking Tour is the first of a series
of Summer Jaunts. A series of nine summer outings (some historical,
some nature based, all fascinating) will take members across the Conway,
SC area. Walking will be limited, however, due to heat and humidity,
and each jaunt is planned to include some air-conditioned activity.
NEW BOOKS FOR LLI COURSES
Einstein, by Walter Isaacson. A biography based on newly released
At the Center of the Storm, by George Tenet. The former director
of the Central Intelligence Agency looks back on his career.
God is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens. Religion as a malignant
force in the world.
Where Have All the Leaders Gone? by Lee Iacocca. The former
CEO of Chrysler protests the lack of political and business leadership
on issues like health care and energy policy.
I Feel Bad About My Neck, by Nora Ephron. A witty look at aging
from the novelist and screenwriter.
Presidential Courage, by Michael Beschloss. Profiles of nine
presidents who had the courage to make unpopular decisions.
NEW WEB SITES FOR LLI COURSES
BATAAN RESCUE - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bataan/
Companion to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) program about the Bataan
Death March during World War II. "In late 1941, tens of thousands
of American and Filipino soldiers fought a desperate battle to defend
the Bataan peninsula in the Philippines from the
Japanese. When they lost, they were marched to prison camps. ...Many
thousands died..The site includes a timeline, gallery, map, and survivor
interviews. Also includes a teacher's guide,
bibliography, and links.
JOURNAL OF THE H.M.S. ENDEAVOUR, 1768 - 1771 [MANUSCRIPT] –
Images of the hundreds of pages of James Cook's journal of the voyage
of H.M.S. Endeavour during which Cook discovered Eastern Australia and
circumnavigated New Zealand. Bound with the journal is a copy of a report
from John Hutchinson, surgeon of the Dolphin to Capt. Samuel Wallis,
16th May 1768, of observations on the effects of saloop, portable soup,
mustard and vinegar, distilled water and beef fat on scurvy. From the
National Library of Australia.
Q&A: CHINA AND JAPAN'S TROUBLED TIES -
Questions and answers concerning the history of relations between China
and Japan, the two most powerful countries in Asia. Topics include past
and current tensions over history textbooks, maritime borders, access
to natural resources (including oil and gas), rights to a group of islands
(called Senkaku Islands by Japan and Diaoyu by China), and related topics.
Includes links to related stories. From BBC News.
JAPAN-CHINA RELATIONS - http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/china/
Official documents and data from the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
about relations between China and Japan. Provides transcripts of speeches,
statements, meeting summaries, and other material. Includes a list of
"VIP Visits" from China to Japan and Japan to China (from
1994 to the present). In English and Japanese.
That’s all for this month.
Nancy Merz Nordstrom, M.Ed., Elderhostel Institute Network
www.elderhostel.org/ein/intro.asp - 617-457-5564
“In spite of illness, in spite even of
the arch-enemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date
of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual
interested in big things, and happy in small ways.”
… Edith Wharton “A Backward glance” her autobiography