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Lifelong learning classes now offered at ASU's West campus


February 09, 2007
Arizona State University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has expanded its offerings to include classes at ASU’s West campus. Beginning Feb. 27, ASU will bring the excitement and stimulation of college learning to lifelong learners at its West campus. As with all ASU Lifelong Learning courses, classes are designed for adults who want to explore intellectual and cultural subjects as well as share their experiences and talents. 

"We're thrilled to begin offering to a wider audience the types of lifelong learning experiences that have been so popular at our Sun City locations,” said Diane Gruber, director of ASU’s Lifelong Learning program at the West campus. “Students will be able to participate in discussions, lectures, author signings, film screenings, and dance classes. It's a wonderful opportunity to ‘come back to school’ and meet new people."

Lifelong learning classes at ASU’s West campus begin Tuesday, Feb., 27, featuring “Tuesday Discussion Group,” an informal discussion of current events and assigned readings. Participants are invited to gather at the West campus for a thought-proving exploration of ideas. Other courses include “Meet the Scholar,” and “Meet the Author.”

ASU’s Lifelong Learning program also includes the film series “I Saw That Book: Novels as Movies,” which begins Friday, March 23. The program is perfect for both the casual and the committed film buff and includes a facilitated discussion by a film expert. The series will examine classics as Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, and George Stevens’ Shane. Classes are held in various locations throughout ASU’s West campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird, Phoenix. Parking is free for participants. 

The lifelong learning program at ASU provides university-quality learning experiences for older adults with a wide variety of educational backgrounds who are interested in learning for the joy of learning. Noncredit short courses, lectures, travel opportunities and workshops taught by ASU faculty, emeritus faculty and talented community volunteers are offered at ASU campuses and community sites throughout the Phoenix metro area.

"ASU welcomes education-minded adults to join this new community of learners at our West campus,” said Vince Waldron, faculty director for ASU’s Lifelong Learning. “It will be a great for stimulating discussion with like minded peers and ASU faculty members.”