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Lifelong Learning at Wofford set for spring term

Membership enrollment now open; new courses offered for adult learners

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Dr. Ana Maria Wiseman, former dean of international programs and professor, and Dr. Dennis Wiseman, former professor and interim provost, presented "A Day in Amsterdam" to Lifelong Learning at Wofford participants during the winter term 2017. The new spring term will begin March 5 and enrollment in the program and course registration are open now.
2018-02-16

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - If your iPhone still mystifies you, if you'd like to learn more about your health and preventing illness or if you'd like to explore Asia without leaving the U.S., then Lifelong Learning at Wofford College is your answer. This spring's slate of courses for adult learners includes topics such as these and much more.

The new eight-week Spring 2018 Term for Lifelong Learning runs March 5 through April 27 with weekly courses along with special programs, workshops and presentations. Enrollment as a member of Lifelong Learning at Wofford is open now, and the deadline for registration for the spring courses is Feb. 23.

"We have nearly two dozen weekly courses, ranging from a variety of writing courses, the short stories of Ray Bradbury, history, health and gentle movement classes to exploring Asia through art and culture and folk tales, medicine and music," says Morgan Jordan, director of Lifelong Learning at Wofford. "We're so excited about the offerings for the spring session."

A "no tests, no homework, just fun" philosophy is ingrained in every aspect of the program. Classes feature hands-on learning activities, audiovisual presentations and small class sizes to create interactive, fun learning, Jordan says.

Each class is taught by local or regional experts, providing the same high standard of instruction expected in a regular Wofford course. "It's top-notch teaching in an atmosphere of variety and culture," Jordan says.

Membership in Lifelong Learning at Wofford allows you to register for classes, receive newsletters and mailings from the program, and register for one-time presentations, workshops, seminars and field trips available exclusively to members. A yearly membership is $50 per person; the membership year runs from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31.

Members then select the course or courses they wish to take at $40 per course. Special events, workshops and trips may be free of charge to members or available at a reasonable price, depending on the materials needed.

To join Lifelong Learning at Wofford and to register for classes, go to www.wofford.edu/lifelonglearning/. For information, contact Tracey Southers, administrative assistant for the program, at 864-597-4415.

Lifelong Learning at Wofford Spring 2018 Term courses:

(Note: CUMC is Central United Methodist Church; unless otherwise noted, all other courses and programs are held on Wofford College's campus.)

Yoga Basics For Strength And Flexibility
Catherine Querin
Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall, CUMC

Eat to Live, Eat to Thrive!
Brenda Lytle
Mondays, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., (location provided after registration)

A Matter of Balance
Julie Ward
Mondays, 2-3:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, CUMC

The Films of Sidney Poitier
Dr. Omanii Abdullah
Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Shepherd Room, CUMC

Let Your Voice Cry Out in a One-Act Play
K.G. McAbee and Dr. Richard Spencer
Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Garrett Room, CUMC

Folktales, Folk Medicines and Folk Music
Dr. Maxine Appleby
Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Upper Room, CUMC

Introduction to iPhones
Marshall Wicker
Tuesdays, noon-1:30 p.m., Upper Room, CUMC

Stories from Before, During and After the War Between the States
James Crocker
Tuesdays, noon-1:30 p.m., Shepherd Room, CUMC

Speaking with Shadowolf: The Art of Communicating with Canines

Dr. Gregory Boeshaar
Tuesdays, 2-3:30 p.m., Upper Room, CUMC

Calligraphy for Beginners
Bill Barrick
Mondays, 2-3:30 p.m., Garrett Room, CUMC

South Carolina in the 19th Century
Dr. Phillip Stone
Tuesdays, 3-4:30 p.m., Conference Room, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College

Creativity for Dummies
Dr. Carol Augthun
Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Shepherd Room, CUMC

Myths and Realities in Health and Prevention
Tom Barnet, moderator
Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Upper Room, CUMC

From Commandments to the Courtroom: A History of the Law
Jim Badger
Wednesdays, 2-3:30 p.m., Upper Room, CUMC

Essential (Christian) Theology for Grownups
James Ellis Griffeth
Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Upper Room, CUMC

The Short Stories of Ray Bradbury

David Grote
Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Garrett Room, CUMC

The Epic of Gilgamesh in Western Thought

Dr. James F. Joyner III
Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Shepherd Room, CUMC

The Road Less Traveled: Medieval Christian Mystics
Dr. Tom Norrell
Thursdays, noon-1:30 p.m., Upper Room, CUMC

Short Stories: Planning, Writing, Publishing Your Short Fiction
K.G. McAbee
Thursdays, noon-1:30 p.m., Garrett Room, CUMC

U.S. 20th-Century Diplomatic and Military History Part I: 1900-1921
Bob Perrin
Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m., Upper Room, CUMC

Beginner and Intermediate Knitting
Gail Jones
Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m., Garrett Room, CUMC

Star Trek of the Mind: A Journey Through the Universe
Dr. Greg Boeshaar
Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m., Shepherd Room, CUMC

Exploring Asia Through Art and Culture
Dr. Youmi Efurd
Thursdays, 2:30-4 p.m., Room 125, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, Wofford College

One-Time Events, Workshops and Presentations
All events have limited space. To register, go to www.wofford.edu/lifelonglearning/ or call 864-597-4415.

Celtic Spirituality
March 16, 10-11:30 a.m., McMillan Theater, Campus Life Building, Wofford College
Free for Lifelong Learning members and guests, but registration is encouraged.

Roosevelt Afternoon
March 16, 3:30-5 p.m., McMillan Theater, Campus Life Building, Wofford College
Free for Lifelong Learning members and guests, but registration is encouraged.

A Monumental History of the Battle of Cowpens
Lectures: March 23 and March 30, 10-11:30 a.m., Upper Room, CUMC
Tour: April 6, 1-2:30 p.m., Cowpens National Battlefield, 4001 Chesnee Highway, Gaffney, S.C. 29341

Southern Art
April 20, 1-2:30 p.m., Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, Wofford College
Free to Lifelong Learning members and guests, but registration is required.

Roundtable Discussions
Wednesdays, noon-1:30 p.m., Gray-Jones Room, Burwell Building, Wofford College
Free to Lifelong Learning members

Traveling with Lifelong Learning at Wofford
Lifelong Learning at Wofford offers multiple travel opportunities to members through a partnership with Chumley Cope of Explore Up Close, LLC. For more information on these opportunities, including itinerary, price and lodging details, visit www.exploreupclose.com/upcoming-trips/ and click on the tour of your choice. Cope can be reached at 864-431-7567

Explore the South:
Exploring South Carolina's Historic Pee Dee Region

Feb. 19-23

The Virginia Presidential Tour
July 9-13