By Judy Phillips, LIFE Program (Learning in Fun Environments)
While we are very new in the LLL program, my husband and I patterned
the Cheyenne program after the ILR (Learning in Retirement ) in Peroia
Cheyenne , WY is a city of 50,000 and the largest city in Wyoming.
They have never had a program like this. Our local Junior College (LCCC)
has been a tremendous help to us.
We had our first "session" last April and by all accounts
, it was a success. Our program is called LIFE (Learning in Fun Environments)
and this will be our second year. We have classes on every Saturday
in April which works well with the college.
The college puts our program in their Life Enrichment bulletin, takes
enrollment, money, furnishes us with rooms and any equipment the teachers/professors
require--all for no cost to us!!!
We charge $30.00 per student, no matter how many classes one chooses
to take. We offer a choice of 3 classes for each of 4 sessions for the
4 weeks, with a coffee break in between. Lunch is on your own, in the
cafeteria of the college. We use the money for advertising, for little
gifts to the students and teachers (last year we gave everyone a canvas
briefcase for holding papers) and since we don't pay the teachers, we
give them a gift certificate to a local restaurant.
For our instructors, we use some professors from the local college,
retired teachers, and local area people who have an expertise they like
to share. So far everyone has been more than willing to participate--some
have even phoned and offered their services.
Here is a copy of our program for this year.
FOUR CSU PROFESSORS
The active/retired professors Bill Griswold, Bob Lawrence, John Olienyk,
and Henry Weiser will discuss issues of current importance for 2007:
such as: the threat of China, what can the US learn from Great Britain’s
experience as a superpower, globalization, and will the Kurds be able
to establish Kurdistan. These topics will be discussed on successive
SESSIONS APRIL 7, 14, 21, 28
CHEYENNE HISTORY II
SHIRLEY FLYNN, BILL DUBOIS, LECLERQUE JONES
Cheyenne has a very colorful history dating back to its foundation as
a Union Pacific Railroad town. Meet the powerful personalities who were
the “big players” in early Cheyenne history. Each of these
instructors has an extensive interest and expertise in Cheyenne’s
history, and were instructors for LIFE in 2006.
SESSIONS APRIL 7, 14, 21, 28
THE EARLY DAYS OF BASEBALL
JUDGE ROBERT ‘YOGI’ ALLEN
An informative and entertaining program about the early days of baseball
in Wyoming, with emphasis on Cheyenne, complete with audio and visual
aids. An hour well spent with an instructor who has a wealth of knowledge,
enthusiasm and love of the game.
SESSION APRIL 7
THE TEACHINGS OF THE ISLAM RELIGION
MOHAMED SALIH & ARSHI RIZWANI-NISLEY
The history and beliefs of Muslims with discussion of current issues
related to Islam will be highlighted. Mr. Salih and Mrs. Nisley are
both instructors at LCCC. These instructors both taught for LIFE in
SESSIONS APRIL 14, 21.