Jan 10, 2012

LifeLong Learning Society Announces Spring Program

(Newport News, Va.) - The opening lecture of Christopher Newport University's LifeLong Learning Society (LLS) spring program features Dr. Lisa Spiller and Dr. Jeff Bergner, CNU professors and the authors of Branding the Candidate: Marketing Strategies to Win Your Vote. The lecture will take place in the Ferguson Center for the Arts Music & Theatre Hall on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. A new member orientation will be held at 12:15 p.m., and an all-member reception is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. in the lobby.

LLS members have numerous new courses to choose from this spring, such as Buddhism’s Ideology and Practices; The Galapagos Islands; An Introduction to African Dance of the Diaspora; Titanic Tragedy: The 100th Anniversary; Dangerous Mixture: Politics, Economics and the USA’s 2008-11 Recession; Monet and Friends: The People, Places and Art of Impressionism; Islamic Philosophy; World War I; and Ancient Explorers of America. Other popular classes such as Watercolor Painting; Understanding Opera II; Tai Chi; Practicing Poetry; Body Fusion: Tone & Stretch; several computer and Internet courses; and the study of the Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish languages will also be offered. All LLS courses are designed to keep seniors active and on top of current trends. The spring program runs from Jan. 30 - Apr. 13.

In addition to classes and lectures, LLS plans group excursions, including trips to historic Fredericksburg, Va., the Surry power plant (with lunch at the Smithfield Inn), Charleston, S.C. (featuring tours of Fort Bragg and its military airborne and special operations museum), and an escorted tour to some of America's majestic national parks. Registration information and additional details are available at lifelonglearning.cnu.edu.

LLS will hold its annual “Art Extravaganza” luncheon on Tuesday, January 24, at 11:30 a.m. in the Ferguson Center Music & Theatre Hall lobby. Reservations are required by Jan. 17. Call (757) 269-4368 for details. The LifeLong Learning Society of Christopher Newport University is a membership organization dedicated to people 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 LLS at (757) 269-4368.

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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