‘Show Me LLI:’ Lifelong learning at WUSTL

Information session on classes geared toward senior adults Feb. 24

The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at Washington University in St. Louis will host an information session titled “Show Me LLI” for prospective students at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the university’s West Campus in Clayton, Mo.

The event, free and open to senior adults ages 55 and older, will feature an orientation followed by several sample classes. Refreshments will be served.

The institute encourages peer learning and active class participation by senior adults. Classes are not for credit, and there are no exams or grades. Most subjects are offered in three eight-week regular terms (fall, winter and spring) and one four-week summer session.

The LLI offers more than 30 classes Monday through Friday on topics ranging from Broadway musicals, politics, current events, science and opera to genealogy, writing, literature and movies. Course offerings change each term. For a complete list of offerings, visit http://lli.ucollege.wustl.edu/course_listings.

“Members join for the sheer love and pleasure of learning,” says Katie Compton, LLI executive director. “Now that many are retired, our learners finally have the time to read Paradise Lost or study Roman history or the Chinese economy or string theory.

“They benefit from the knowledge and life experience of their classmates and often make new and lasting friendships with people who share their interests,” Compton says.

The upcoming information session and all classes meet at WUSTL’s West Campus, 7507 Forsyth Blvd. in Clayton, Mo. The building is on the northwest corner of Forsyth Boulevard and Jackson Avenue. Entrances to the parking garage are on Jackson Avenue and Lee Avenue off Forsyth.

For more information and to RSVP, visit
ucollege.wustl.edu/ShowMeLLI or call (314) 935-4237.

Audio Click here to listen to a ”St. Louis On the Air” segment featuring LLI.