Lifelong learning

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No tests or grades, no quizzes or papers, just individuals gathering to explore a topic of interest for the pure joy of learning.  That is what the Institute for Learning in Retirement program is all about. 

Sponsored by Bluffton University, the program is designed for retired/semi-retired people. Many of the courses are designed and led by the members of the institute. The Institute for Learning In Retirement offers fall, winter and spring courses at the university. Students may sign up for as many IRL courses as they wish for one set price. 

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2016 Winter Term

Beginning Jan. 18
Classes offered on  Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Courses include

with Tim Schumacher
Come and enjoy six weeks of laughter which will feature '60s comedies with Don Knotts, Danny Kaye, Bob Hope, Jonathan Winters, Ethel Merman, Phyllis Diller and more.

coffee colloquium
Take a mid-morning break with fellowship as you listen to dynamic speakers who will challenge, intrigue and inspire you a variety of interesting topics.                               

>>> additional course options include...


If you have any questions, please contact:
JP Schumacher
Director of ILR