61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015
The Lifelong Learning Institute returns this fall! While the Spring 2020 LLI term had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus, the online Fall 2020 term begins on September 28.
Courses are taught by volunteers, including professors, practitioners and others in a non-competitive environment, with each class meeting for approximately two hours. Online registration begins on August 17. Join us for the second term of this exciting new program for the community of lifelong learners 55 and older.
Ohio Wesleyan professors share their expertise on a number of topics.
Monday Sept. 28 and Tuesdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20, all from 10:00 am – Noon
September 28: “A Survey of Public Opinion Survey Methods”
Scott Linder, Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
(note this session is offered on Monday, while remaining courses are offered on Tuesdays)
October 6: “Life as a Mystery Writer”
Lynette Carpenter, Professor Emerita of English
October 13: “Drinking from a Fire Hose”
Jo Ingles, Instructor, Journalism Department and Media Adviser
October 20: “Four Dead in Ohio: Kent State and the Antiwar Movement Fifty Years Later”
Michael Flamm, Professor of History
October 27: “Rockin' the Free World! How the Rock and Roll Revolution Changed America and the World”
Sean Kay, Professor of Politics and Government, Director of International Studies Program
A potpourri of subjects is offered in single evening sessions.
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
September 29: “Hitler’s American Models: What the United States taught the Nazis”
Pete Kakel, Ph.D., research historian and lecturer, Johns Hopkins University
October 6: “Saving Wildlife Around the World: A Message of Hope”
Michael Kreger, Ph.D., Vice President of Conservation, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
October 13: “The Church and the Israeli – Palestinian Conflict: Working for Peace in the Holy Land”
Skip Cornett, Lutheran Clergy, Ohio Coordinator of Churches for Middle East Peace
October 20: “A Nickel Tour of the Universe”
Tom Burns, Professor of English, Ohio Wesleyan University and Retired Director of Perkins Observatory
October 27: “Scientific Evidence of Life After Death”
Barry Bates, M.D., psychotherapist, author, free-lance photographer
Presentations by Ohio Wesleyan faculty are designed for all, regardless of background in science.
Wednesdays, 10:00 am – Noon
September 30: “Neuroplasticity: How Experience Changes your Brain for Better or Worse”
Kira Bailey, Assistant Professor of Psychology
October 7: “What’s All the Fuss about Climate Change?”
Nathan Rowley, Assistant Professor of Geology and Geography
October 21: “It’s About Time”
Barbara Andereck, Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Tuesday, 10:00 am – Noon
November 3: “How to Make a Dog and Other Pets through Accidental Evolution”
Shala Hankison, Associate Professor of Zoology
Learn proven strategies to manage chronic health conditions.
Thursdays, 9:30 am – Noon; Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 5
Laura Smith, Assistant Administrator, SourcePoint Enrichment Center
Kristen Kennedy, SourcePoint Volunteer
Note: Enrollment is limited to 15 participants for this 2.5 hour course.
This book invites a new way of thinking about racism and inspires action toward creating an antiracist society.
Fridays, 9:30 am - 11:30 am; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Lisa Ho, Assistant Director, OWU Office of International and Off-Campus Programs
Jim Mendenhall, OWU ‘73, Retired Development Officer
Note: Registrants will need to acquire a copy of the book either through the Delaware County District Library or a bookstore for the discussion.