Membership in lifelong learning for spring semester at an all-time high

This spring, UW-Green Bay’s Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) reached an all-time high of 1,073 members encompassing locations in Green Bay, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. LLI is a peer-lead volunteer organization shepherded by one full-time UW-Green Bay employee. LLI offers more than 200 classes each semester taught by volunteer instructors on topics ranging from Mystics of the Middle Ages to Weather Science. Individuals join LLI for a year for a fee and are eligible to take 30 or more classes per semester. LLI is a non-profit program and is part of UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

Manitowoc celebrates history of aluminum Christmas trees | Wisconsin | lacrossetribune.com

Barb Bundy-Jost spent 33 years as an art teacher at Manitowoc Lincoln High School. But on this day she was schooling Baby Boomers from the Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus on the finer points of aluminum Christmas trees. See more via Manitowoc celebrates history of aluminum Christmas trees | Wisconsin | lacrossetribune.com.

Lifelong Learning Institute opens registration in Manitowoc and Sheboygan

Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) is a non-profit, peer-led volunteer program for adults interested in keeping active and involved. Each spring and fall, LLI offers a wide variety of courses including history, travel, music, painting, computers, science, health, cooking, crafts, current events and more. Courses are held at the Green Bay, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses, along with other Northeast Wisconsin venues. There are no tests, no papers, no credits—just learning, socialization and fun! LLI is part of UW-Green Bay’s Continuing Education and Community Engagement Division.

-Spring 2020 Registration Will Open: Nov. 15, 2019
-Deadline for Initial Class Roster Assignment for Spring Classes: Dec. 6, 2019
Info & registration: https://www.uwgb.edu/lifelong-learning-institute/course-catalog/

Contact Susan Pike, 920-465-2391 or pikes@uwgb.edu with questions.

 

LLI gropu at dutch treat breakfast

Lifelong Learning Institute to provide an introduction to the program, July 17 at the Neville Museum

Are you (or someone you know) 50-plus and interested in history, travel, music, painting, computers, science, health, cooking, crafts, current events and other topics? Are you looking to keep mentally, physically and socially active? Visit the intro event for the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI), Wednesday, July 17, 2019, from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Neville Public Museum. Learn more about the event.

LLI is a welcoming, member-lead non-profit program, offering non-credit educational enrichment classes to adults of all ages and backgrounds. LLI currently has over 1,000 members and new members are always welcome. Now offering classes in our Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan communities. The Lifelong Learning Institute is part of UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement (CECE) www.uwgb.edu/cece. Questions? Email Susan Pike, pikes@uwgb.edu.

‘Introduction to Lifelong Learning’ at Neville Public Museum

Lifelong Learning Institute is holding its annual “Introduction to Lifelong Learning” at the Neville Public Museum on July 25, 2018 from 10 a.m. to Noon. UW-Green Bay’s Lifelong Learning Institute, under the supervision on the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, is a non-profit, peer-led volunteer program for adults who are interested in expanding their horizons, and keeping mentally, physically and socially active. It offers a wide variety of courses including history, travel, music, painting, computers, science, health, cooking, crafts, current events and more. Courses are held at multiple venues throughout the community. There are no test, no papers, no credits; just learning, socialization and fun. For more information or to RSVP (suggested) contact LLI by calling 920-465-2356 or by email lli@uwgb.edu. The event is free.

Staple of Lifelong Learning Institute, Eisenreich, honored by Allouez Village Band

In last week’s Green Bay Press-Gazette was a story about recently deceased Mary Eisenreich, active with UW-Green Bay’s Lifelong Learning Institute. Here’s an excerpt, “Brent Hussin knew Mary Eisenreich long before they crossed musical paths in the Allouez Village Band 10 years ago. It was virtually impossible not to know her — and equally impossible to keep up with her. Eisenreich was a force on the Green Bay music and theater scene for decades. She taught music at Parkview Middle School for 30 years and directed the Ashwaubenon High School musical for 21 years… Heavily involved with the Lifelong Learning Institute at UW-Green Bay, she taught a course last fall on writing your obituary. In her own, she included a funny story of working with students to re-create the scene from ‘Titanic’ where Rose is on the bow of the ship with her arms extended… In the weeks since her passing, Hussin said so many who knew her have commented that she wouldn’t want people to be sad. She made sure of it with her obituary.”

Lifelong Learning Institute teacher talks ‘Route 66’

Thomas Chase of Green Bay, Wisconsin, talked about the Route 66 class he teaches in a Lifelong Learning Institute at UW-Green Bay. He has 50 people in the class and a waiting list of 80. “They’re Wisconsin people,” Chase said. Wisconsin is off the Route 66 path. But some have memories of Route 66 from when they lived in states along the route. Others are interested in traveling the highway, he said. “They’re there because it looks like a fun thing to do,” Chase said. Mysurburbanlife.com had the story, recently.

Lifelong Learning Institute hosts intro program July 25

UW-Green Bay’s Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) is hosting an “Intro” program at the Neville Public Museum from 10 a.m. to Noon, Tuesday, July 25. The event is sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association, and is free and open to the public. LLI (formerly Learning in Retirement) is a non-profit, peer-led volunteer program for adults of all ages, who are interested in expanding their horizons, and keeping mentally, physically and socially active. It offers a wide variety of courses including history, travel, music, painting, computers, science, health, cooking, crafts, current events, and more. Courses are held at multiple venues throughout the community. There are no tests, no papers, no credits just opportunities for learning, socialization and fun. LLI is under the direction of UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

 

Faculty note: Luczaj leads Lifelong Learning Institute on field trip

Prof. John Luczaj (Natural and Applied Science, Geology) led 53 participants on a day-long field trip on June 20, 2017 to the upper peninsula of Michigan for the Lifelong Learning Institute (formerly Learning in Retirement). The trip was a geology and landforms-oriented class that covered the Garden Peninsula and related parts of Michigan and Wisconsin. Main stops included the Kitch-iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) and Fayette State Park along the Niagara Escarpment in the Garden Peninsula.