The Japanese language, Barbra Streisand, the Salem Witch Trials, podcasting—these are just a handful of classes offered through the Lifelong Learning Institute, a division of NIACC’s Continuing Education DiscoverU that focuses on enriching the lives of North Iowans.
The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) is a membership organization comprised of a community of adults who simply learn for the joy of learning.
Members join for a $59 fee per semester which allows them a laundry list of benefits including passes to NIACC athletic events, use of the campus library, performing arts previews and of course a full semester of classes designed with the adult learner in mind—and even more!
“One of the hidden advantages of the Lifelong Learning program is the friendships that develop between class members. The classes provide opportunities to learn, to meet new people, to have fun and to stay in touch with one another,” John Skipper, a Lifelong Learning Institute Advisory Board member said.
This year, Dyan Childress, LLI coordinator said she has planned membership registration events in Mason City on August 30, and Forest City on August 31, and Charles City on September 1; all from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
“We will have all hands-on deck helping register members,” Childress said, adding, “members will also have a chance to watch video introductions of the LLI instructors that include snapshots of the topics they are teaching for the fall semester.”
Those interested in joining the Lifelong Learning Institute should RSVP for one of the registration events online at niacc.augusoft.net; search Lifelong Learning Institute Fall Kick off Coffee. Registrations are also accepted via phone at 641-422-4358
Wendi Coen-Ward, Dyan Childress, and Ashley Kraus sat down with Jay Brooks to answer questions about the Lifelong Learning Institute.