Green Bay, Wis.—At the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, learning is a lifelong pursuit, and the member-led Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) isn’t going to let coronavirus get in the way of delivering enriching and engaging classes in a safety-conscious way for members.
LLI is a 20+-year strong membership program developed by retirees for retirees. Susan Pike, program specialist, and volunteer on the curriculum committee, worked diligently and creatively with a network of instructors developing courses in formats best suited to the subject matter. Instructors include existing and retired faculty, local experts and enthusiasts. Class formats encompass online live, online recorded and outdoors. Topics cover art, fitness, government, health, history, reading, writing, science, nature, religion, special interest and travel.
Classes are accessible outdoors or on a desktop or laptop computer (PC or Mac), tablet or smartphone (Android or iOS), which means you can access courses anywhere—engaging at home, visiting your grandchildren or snow birding elsewhere.
Notable instructors include Professor Ryan Martin, a nationally-known anger researcher, Susan Lepak-Gallagher, Dean of the College of Health, Education and Social Welfare, Erin Giese, Field Crew Leader for the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program and John Chandik, retired meteorologist with WLUK-TV. New members can register for up to 20 classes each semester.
Join LLI for a tour into the Packers’ archives. History buffs will enjoy classes about local history or major world events like “From the Holocaust to Civil Rights.” Naturalists can learn more about wildlife and the environment with classes like “Sustainability and Solar Energy.” There are also classes about food “Spreading the Word about Cheese, Spread, That is,” topical issues “Drugs in Brown County – Are Your Grandchildren at Risk?” And classes for fitness or fun like “The Art of Repurposing Thrift Shop Finds (and Your Stuff).”
The annual LLI membership fee is $125 – an average cost of $10.42 per month – and includes two semesters. You may register for up to 20 classes per semester. More than 120 interactive and fascinating subjects! Registration closes August 14, 2020 at 4 p.m. Join today, because TOGETHER, WE LEARN.
For more information on the program visit: www.uwgb.edu/lli or contact Susan Pike, program specialist, at 920-465-2356.