ILR is spring loaded and ready to launch!
ILR is spring loaded and ready to launch!
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The Institute for Learning in Retirement: Engaged, Enriched, Enlightened.
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Ready? Set?

Schedules were sent to all students, and all instructors and liaisons were sent their class enrollment lists on Friday. Missing yours? Check your spam email and be sure to add and to your email contacts list.
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Final week for registration 

Spring semester courses begin April 2

Although registrations will be accepted until the start of classes, you'll need to register now to make it onto the class roster.

Pre-Semester courses begin this week
Beginning Watercolor Painting: The Difficult Made Easy
M/T/TH/F, March 26-30, 1-3pm (see catalog, pg. 7)
Explore Watercolor Painting in Oxford...and Italy? Open to both members and non-members.
Saturday, March 31, 10am-noon (see catalog, pg. 6)
Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults
This FREE training includes FREE LUNCH. Open to both members and non-members.
Wednesday, March 28, 8am-5pm (see catalog, pg. 5)

Tickling the Ivories: Piano Recital and Lecture Series
Wednesdays, March 28-April 18, 5:30-6:30pm (see catalog, pg. 16)

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Last minute checklist

You must have a parking pass for classes on the Oxford campus. Request your free ILR parking pass by sending an email to with "Parking Pass Request" in the subject line. Classes held at the M.U. Art Museum require a special pass which should be requested the same way.
Wear your name tag and lanyard to class and hang onto it from term to term. Tags are only issued for new members and non-members.
Keep in close contact with your email during the ILR semester. Notices of schedule changes, weather-related cancellations, etc. always come via email. Phone calls are made to those who don't use email, but may not be as timely.
All payments and emergency medical forms must be received prior to the start of classes.  

Know when and where you're going

Student schedules have been emailed. Check your course locations and dates carefully to avoid showing up on the wrong day and/or in the wrong place. 

Classroom location information and directions can be found under "Class Locations and Parking" on the ILR website.

Corrections and tweaks
The $25 supply fee for the Wining Around Europe course in West Chester was inadvertently omitted from the catalog. This fee is payable on the first day of class.

The last class date for the BYOB: Blend Your Own Bordeaux course in Oxford has moved to Wednesday, May 9, same time and place.

The Reconciling Science and Religion course in West Chester was moved to room 128 (across the hall from room 123).
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Spotlight on...

ILR is run on volunteer power. Never is the need more critical than during the registration period. Nearly 500 students, instructors, coordinators and speakers have communication exchanges with the office during this busy time. Critical to our success, a small army of volunteers rallied to ensure your experience would be top notch. 
Behind the ILR voicemail and email, issuing parking passes and answering your questions, Chris Liles has been an immeasurable asset.
Registering the 25% of our students who chose to mail their registrations, Judy Brewer, always efficient and eager to help where needed, was back in the office once again this semster.
Making quick work of the liaison assignment process, Margi Moul and her small but competent committee--John Barnhart, Barb Eshbaugh, Sante Matteo, and John Moul--made quick work of a complex process.
And providing the crutial oil that ensures the ILR machine hums, Jerry Riesenberg continues to contribute his invaluable IT technical expertise. 
Thank you to these and the many hundreds of other ILR volunteers who are serving in numerous capacities this term. 
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Call for proposals
While spring term courses haven't yet begun, we're actively planning the curriculum for our fall 2018 semester, October 1 through November 2. 

Whether the passion for your subject matter stems from your career, hobby, or life experiences, you'll find an audience that's eager, interested and hoping you'll consider proposing a course for ILR. To get started, complete our course proposal form, which is also on our website under Volunteer - Teaching.

You, too, could end up leaving a quote such as this one received from a recent instructor: "It is a joy to teach to a classroom full of interested, enthusiastic and engaged learners. I can honestly say that my involvement in ILR has given my retirement a richness that I had not anticipated. The learning, the stimulation, and the sense of community are invaluable."

We're looking for fresh perennial favorites in literature/writing, science/nature/horticulture, technology/photography, art/theater/music, current events/politics, health/nutrition, sports, geography/history, philosophy/religion, or whatever else is on your mind. 

Ideas? Suggestions? Recommendations? Propose a class at the link above or email us at Proposal deadline for the fall semester is May 1.
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Side dishes

Caught in the Caregiver Crunch
Most of us are painfully aware of the demands in time, energy and finances of trying to aid loved ones needing our care in later life. Many of us will face this challenge and you might be shocked at the hurdles that await you. Caught in the Caregiver Crunch, April 19 at 7pm, was designed to help you avoid some of the colossal obstacles and to alert new and potential caregivers of the steps to preparedness and where and how to seek the limited help available.

21 Years of Excellence in 
Lifelong Learning

Join us this year! 
Spring: April 2 thru May 4, 2018

Fall: October 1 thru November 2, 2018 

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