Lifelong learning classes, sponsored by Senior Professionals of Illinois State University, offer a variety of topics that are sure to please. The classes begin in September and are open to the public.

The ever-popular Mornings with the Professors boasts five two-hour sessions, each with a different presenter and a different topic. The fall line-up includes:

  • Tuning In: TV and the American Family after WWII with Amy Wood
  • Willem & Willem (Van Gogh and de Kooning, that is)—The Influence of Two Dutch Artists on Modern Art with Ken Holder
  • Water for our Community and the World with Robert Kohlhase
  • Behind the Scenes at the 2012 Democratic and Republican Conventions with Bob Bradley
  • The Amazing Story of Negro League Baseball with Chad Kahl

Academy of Seniors classes present a more in-depth look at a particular subject. Each class consists of four two-hour sessions on one topic. This fall, the four AOS classes are:

  • Food for Thought & Thought for Food—feeding the world’s population, developing your personal attitude about your food, judging the safety of our food supply, and peeking behind the scenes at a grocery store
  • Russia During the Khrushchev Years with Christine Varga-Harris
  • The Literary World of Charles Dickens with Jan Susina
  • American Indians and the War of 1812 with Michael Wiant

The class brochure is available online. Visit the Senior Professionals website for full class descriptions, dates, times, costs, and registration information. Classes run from September through January.

The top ten reasons to sign up for life-long learning classes sponsored by Senior Professionals at Illinois State University:

  • Free, no hassle parking near the door
  • Classes held at the beautiful Alumni Center
  • Coffee and cookies at break time
  • Meet old friends
  • Make new friends
  • No tests to take
  • No papers to write
  • No required reading
  • An opportunity to hear professors and other experts present interesting information and ask them questions
  • A fun way to learn something new