Elon University‘s lifelong education program is designed to offer learning opportunities to people ages 50 and older. The learning institute, called LIFE@ELON, features weekly presentations conducted in an interactive format. The learning community is led by current and retired Elon faculty and staff members and other area educators.
There are 12 non-credit sessions offered per semester (fall and spring) and they are held on Tuesdays in the Johnston Hall Alumni Center on Elon’s South Campus. We offer two sessions, with the same, or similar, curriculum in each: a morning session from 10 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and an afternoon session from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members pay a yearlong membership fee of only $100, which includes enrollment in all 24 sessions and membership in the Friends of the University Library group, which includes borrowing privileges at Elon’s Belk Library.
Examples of sessions examined in previous semesters are:
• A Short History of Jazz
• How Media Shapes Politics
• Music Theatre at Elon
• Stem Cell Research and the Future of Health Care
• The Drama of Our Oceans
• Post-Civil War History
• Cathedrals of Europe
For full lists of past presentations, the current schedule and registration information please check the side bar to the left of the website.
Response to LIFE@ELON has been so successful that we have started a waiting list for new applications. Please contact Kathryn Bennett (see information to the left) to be added to our list.