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Sixty new classes, lectures added to ASU's lifelong learning schedule

September 26, 2007

Arizona State University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has expanded its fall course offerings to include more than 90 classes and free lectures. Residents in the Sun Cities and the northwest Valley can explore topics from Egyptian pyramids to the history of Mexico, butterflies to moon rocks, and polar bears to desert dwellers.

“We are pleased to offer 60 new classes and lectures in both Sun City Grand and Sun City,” said Diane Gruber, director of the ASU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. “In addition, we are expanding our own on-campus program.”

Students who enroll in the Sun City programs also receive free enrollment in the Osher on-campus offerings at ASU’s West campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Phoenix.

This fall’s program of short courses includes many new offerings such as forgiveness, California missions, anthropology and primate behavior, English art, and the rhetoric of war. Free lectures offered by ASU instructors include world religions, coping with loss, lives and colors of butterflies, and men, women and sports.

Registration began Sept. 24 in Sun City Grand, and starts Oct. 11 in Sun City. For registration and class information, call the ASU Lifelong Learning Academy in Sun City Grand (623) 546-7429, or Sun City (602) 377-8390, or visit online at

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Arizona State University provides stimulating, university-quality learning experiences for older adults with a wide variety of educational backgrounds and interests 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.