Jan 05, 2010

LLS Announces Spring Program

(Newport News, Va.) - The opening lecture of Christopher Newport University's LifeLong Learning Society (LLS) Spring Program features Paul Aravich, Ph.D., of Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). The lecture, "Nutrition and the Brain," will take place in the Ferguson Center for the Arts Music & Theatre Hall on Monday, January 25, 2010, at 2:30 p.m.

LLS members have numerous new courses to choose from this spring, such as "Origins of Early Christianity," "Wall Street Scams & Cons: Learning How to Smell a Rat," "Religion vs. Politics," "The Glorious 30: France, 1945-1975, and "Terrorism & Counterterrorism." Popular, previous classes including "Watercolor Painting," "Understanding Opera," "Tai Chi," Practicing Poetry," "Body Fusion; Tone & Stretch," several computer and Internet courses and the study of the Arabic, Chinese and Spanish languages will be offered. All LLS courses are designed to keep seniors active and on top of current trends.

The LLS Spring 2010 Program also includes a series of Monday afternoon lectures and conferences. The conference schedule includes The 29th Annual Community Forum on Aging, CNU's 29th Annual Writers' Conference and CNU's 13th Annual Gardening Symposium. Five of the Monday afternoon lectures will focus on current medical and health trends, presented by physicians and/or representatives of EVMS. In addition to classes and lectures, LLS plans group excursions, including a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show, Fort Pocahontas and Sherwood Forest Plantation, and to the Williamsburg Winery.

The LifeLong Learning Society of Christopher Newport University is a membership organization dedicated to persons of retirement age who seek opportunities for learning in an environment of sharing and fellowship. To request a catalog or for more information, contact the LifeLong Learning Society at (757) 269-4368, or visit the LLS home page at lifelonglearning.cnu.edu.

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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