61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015
The Fall 2022 Term of the Lifelong Learning Institute of OWU is scheduled from October 3rd - November 11. Featuring 10 courses on a variety of topics including music appreciation, journey through time with the James Webb Space Telescope, American women writers, global cuisine and much more! There is something for every lifelong learner and gift certificates are available! (See tab to the right).
Courses are taught by volunteers, including professors, practitioners and others in a non-competitive environment, with each class meeting for approximately two hours. Join the community of lifelong learners 55 and older for the exciting classes presented below.
The term begins October 3rd and ends November 11th. Registration for the Fall 2022 Term has now closed.
Class Location: All class sessions will be held in the 1st floor Benes Rooms of the Ohio Wesleyan Hamilton-Williams Campus Center except where noted in the individual class descriptions below. The campus map can be found here.
Please note other highlighted class locations include the Strand Theatre, Willow Brook Christian Village and the OWU Beeghly Library 2nd floor Bayley Room (the library has an elevator). OWU Beeghly Library is right across from the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center with campus parking next to and behind the building off of Park Avenue.
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We look forward to seeing you this fall!
Mondays, 9:00 am - Noon (October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14)
Class Location: This class will be held each week at The Strand Theatre, 28 East Winter St. Delaware.
In this class we will look at films that examine the creative process of movie making – how movies are made, the various roles in making movies and the challenging decisions that have to be executed to ensure a film’s success, as well as the toll it takes on those involved. We will also visit the history of the American Studio System through the decades. In Strand fashion with the LLI Program, we will also offer a bonus week with another high-profile film.
Mondays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm (October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7)
Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (October 10, 17)
The war in Ukraine has grabbed headlines for months. Explore the conflict in more depth from political and economic perspectives with a look to the future.
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - Noon (October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8)
Class Location: This class will meet in the 2nd floor Bayley Room of the Beeghly Library at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Dr. Gamso will lead Institute participants on an exploration of diverse musical styles: Folk (1 session), Jazz (2 sessions), Classical (2 sessions), and Music for the Stage: Opera, Musical Theater and Film (1 session). Content will cover highlights of historical context and more intently, focus upon the listening skills used to recognize and marvel at the musical features of each style.
Explore an array of topics with distinguished professors and other professionals representing multiple disciplines as they share their expertise.
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm (October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8)
Wednesdays, 10:00 am - Noon (October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9)
This course offers a broad survey of key women from Colonial times through contemporary, with a focus on their interesting life stories and works and cultural contexts/American themes.
Travel to three locations to tour and learn about the unique operations as well as sample their offerings.
Wednesdays, 4:30- 6:30 p.m. (October 5, 12, 19)
NOTE: Each class will be held at the respective winery or brewery. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants.
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. - Noon (October 6, 13, 20, 27)
Class Location: The first class session on October 6th will meet in the 2nd floor Bayley Room of the Beeghly Library at Ohio Wesleyan University. All other class sessions will be held in the Ohio Wesleyan Hamilton-Williams Campus Center 1st floor Benes Room.
Dinosaurs fascinate everyone, from little kids to PhD scientists. In recent years our knowledge of them has exploded – we now know of over a thousand species. They lived on every continent, in environments from dry deserts to wet swamps and warm to snowy climates. This class will look at the huge variety of dinosaurs, covering the major groups: the huge “brontosaurs”, the theropods (carnivores, including birds), and the strange varieties with horns , spikes, plates, and tail clubs. We will also discuss how scientists find, excavate and reconstruct these marvelous beasts, what other animals shared their world, and why they became extinct. Come learn more about dinosaurs than your grandkids!
Thursdays, 2:00-4:00 pm (October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10)
Have you noticed the recent impact of global cuisine in restaurants and grocery stores? Chef Lindeboom and others will present a variety of cooking demonstrations that illustrate how these trends are here to stay.
NOTE: This course will be held in the Terrace Room at the Willow Brook Christian Village, 100 Willow Brook Way, S., Delaware. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants.
Fridays, 9:30-11:30 am (October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 11)
Class Location: All class sessions will be held in the Ohio Wesleyan Hamilton-Williams Campus Center 1st floor Benes Room. Please note this is a change from what has been previously published.
You'll want to join this group of community presenters to learn about the origins of Delaware County and the people, places and things that make it unique.