New Web Postings For December
MANAGING YOUR LLI
LIR Teams Up with Institute of Gerontology
– LIR, Athens, GA
American Fear – OLLI, George Mason,
Annual Report of the President
– Lifelong Learning Institute, Punta Gorda, FL
Midwest LLI Conference Information
Conference Announcement Brochure
LLI News for December
LLI Celebrations for December
SAVE THE DATE
The Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) on the Robin Campus
of Roosevelt University in Schaumburg, Illinois will be hosting the
next Midwest Regional LLI conference from August 19-21, 2007.
The theme of this conference is “Learning-Leadership-Innovation.”
The conference will serve as a forum for LLI administrators, leaders
and interested members to meet and share ideas, enthusiasm and friendship.
See the EIN web site for more information including a Call for Papers
and a proposal form, which must be submitted to ICL by January
15, 2007. The ICL web site at www.roosevelt.edu/icl
will soon have a section on the conference. You can also email the ICL
at firstname.lastname@example.org for more
details. Be sure to mark your calendars for this important conference
which is open to all LLIs everywhere. This newsletter will have updates
on a regular basis in the coming months.
ABOUT EIN & VIRGINIA PROGRAMS
Carol Eliason, former director of the lifelong learning program at Edison
Community College in Florida, and now a resident of Virginia, has written
a wonderful article about EIN with mention of some of the Virginia programs.
Entitled “Elderhostel’s Lifelong Learning Network,”
the article appeared in the September, 2006 issue of “Lifestyles
50+ For the Active Adult.” Carol talked about how the Network
originated, included a quote from this writer, and discussed the benefits
of joining a lifelong learning program. She then briefly talked about
the Christopher Wren Association at the College of William and Mary,
the ILR at Old Dominion University, and the Lifelong Learning Society
at Christopher Newport University. Thank you, Carol, for a great article.
ADD EIN TO YOUR MAILING LIST
Just a quick reminder, if you haven’t already done so, to please
add EIN to the mailing list you use for sending out course catalogs,
newsletters and other materials. We read every one we receive, and use
the material in them to build content for the EIN web site every month.
This is the perfect way to let all the programs know about your outstanding
programs, events and happenings. Send them to - Elderhostel Institute
Network, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111.
IRP ENSURES MEMBERS WILL NOT BE ALONE
In its survey last spring, the IRP Information and Referral Committee
at the New School University in New York City learned that a number
of IRP members may spend holidays alone. That being the case, the Committee
wanted to provide connections between those who wish to be included
in holiday celebrations and those who might offer inclusion in their
celebration, whether it be dinner at a member’s or host’s
home, gathering in a restaurant or another meal or activity during the
holiday weekend. The Committee asked interested members to complete
the check-list form in the IRP office if they wanted to participate
in this new project. What a great idea!
“THE LLI REVIEW” PUBLISHED
The fall 2006 premier issue of The LLI Review: The Annual Journal
of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes has been published and
is available in both hard copy and online. An outstanding compilation
of research, theory, life stories, best practices, poetry and learning
resources, the Review is an exploration by and about older learners.
It is published under the aegis of the National Resource Center for
Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at the University of Southern Maine,
E. Michael Brady, Professor and Editor. For more information please
visit www.osher.net and click on
ALR ESTABLISHES MASTER LEADER SOCIETY
The first five members of the Academy for Learning in Retirement’s
new Master Leader Society have been inducted. They were presented with
certificates of recognition and their names were placed on an honorees’
plaque in the ALR office. ALR, at Empire State College in New York,
established the Society to encourage more people to lead study groups.
To be eligible a leader must have led at least fifteen study groups
for the Academy.
This year the American language will welcome the one millionth word
– most likely an ethnic hybrid. So members of the Collegium program
at Westchester Community College in New York are examining the pedigrees
of selected non-native words brought to our country by five different
waves of immigrants. They will discover how well these foreign words
survived their tempest-toss’d voyage and how many retained their
CHEMEKETA OFFERS ENROLLMENT INCENTIVE
Last fall to spark interest and increase enrollment, the Chemeketa Center
for Learning in Retirement in Oregon offered an incentive to last year’s
members. The fee for the year is $30. For every new member that was
recruited by a CCLR member, the CCLR member deducted $10 up to three
times. If they recruited three new members their membership was free.
OLLI MEMBERS TAKE PART IN VIDEO
This past summer members of the OLLI program at the University of S.
Maine in Portland were visited by Chip Cronkite, son of Walter. His
video production company was hired to film profiles/interviews with
“Amazing Seniors” for a new cable channel: The Retirement
Living Network. Three members of OLLI were deemed “amazing,”
and took part in the filming.
The Olli program at the University of California, Davis is offering
a step-by-step guide for beginners, intermediates, and would-be experts
with all the tips and hints used by the experts.
WCTC DISCUSSES RECENT ELDERHOSTEL PROGRAMS
The Learning in Retirement program at Waukesha County Technical College
in Pewaukee, Wisconsin highlighted in their September newsletter, two
recent Elderhostel programs their members have taken. The first program,
“Your Nation’s Capital,” a program in Washington,
DC, was “everything we hoped it would be,” according to
one participant. The second, “The Cajun Experience: Food, Music
and Dance,” took place in Lafayette, Louisiana with members eating
great food, listening to local music and viewing wildlife.
That’s all for this month.
Nancy Merz Nordstrom, M.Ed.
Elderhostel Institute Network
“Education is not received. It is achieved.”