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Spring ahead ~ Registration opens Tuesday!

The fluctuation in temps brings the sweet realization that spring is just around the corner. Excitement abounds as we look forward to a return of touring (self-drive tours only, no bus trips yet), as well as a whole host of great virtual, hybrid, and in-person classes. ILR registration opens on March 1st at 9am. The ILR Spring 2022 Course Catalog is in the mail and should be landing in your mailbox by today. Can't wait that long? Here's your catalog sneak peek. Not yet on our mailing list? Request your mailed copy by selecting "Request Course Catalog" on the ILR website.
We look forward to seeing you this spring
as we celebrate our 25th anniversary!
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Silver spring: ILR turns 25!

Spring 2022 will be a semester to remember as we commemorate our 25th anniversary. We're thrilled you're here and invite you to join us this semester as we celebrate a quarter-century of Engaging, Enriching, and Enlightening our community. Since 1997, we have focused on making a positive difference in the lives of the lifelong learners of our community. We trust you'll agree that we are fulfilling our mission in a big way.
We proudly introduce our 25th anniversary semester sponsors, The Knolls of Oxford, Miami University Global Initiatives, and Berkeley Square. With their generous support this semester, we are planning to offer a 25th-anniversary celebratory luncheon on May 4th. Save the date!  Stay tuned for further details.
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Worth crowing about

Thank you to all involved in making this hybrid semester possible. While I love in-person attendance, it was wonderful to have the opportunity to take virtual classes while feeling safe during uncertain times. ~ Nancy Wells
ILR offers a wide range of knowledgeable presenters and varied course topics. There seems to be something provided for every taste and interest. ~ Ken Grabach 
This program is a great gift and since ILR now offers a good array of courses online I intend to encourage other friends of mine to participate. ~ Phil Cass
Being able to participate from home opens up so many new opportunities...maybe the virus is beneficial in that way. ~ Pat Smart
The entire experience went smoothly - from the reception of the catalog to online registration. I added a class after initial registration and that too was handled smoothly. ~ Eleanor Wagner
ILR is truly fun and I feel lucky to be able to participate. ~ Katie Mattox Listerman  

Spotlight on...
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A unique opportunity
You're invited to a free three-part exploration of Medea in Greek myth, drama, and modern reception at Miami University this spring:
Tuesday, March 8, 3:00 pmPier Pasolini's "Medea" (with Maria Callas) – Enjoy a screening, followed by a panel discussion.
Location: Oxford campus, 204 Harrison Hall
Tuesday, April 5, 5:30 pm Dinner and a Movie – Stream a Broadway production of Euripides' Medea at home, then join us online for a Zoom panel discussion. Location: Online
Monday, April 11, 4:00 pmUprooting "Medea" – Enjoy a wonderfully unique program conducted by the U.K. theatre company Khameleon Productions, exploring their recent production of Medea, featuring an all-BAME cast.
Location: Oxford campus, 319 Kreger Hall
This event is made possible by the generous support of the Miami University Performing Arts Series and the departments of French, Italian and Classical Studies, English, Music, and Theatre.
For more information, contact Denise McCoskey, Department of French, Italian, and Classical Studies,

Pack your bags

Back by popular demand, we'll again be offering The Chautauqua Experience, September 11-16, 2022. Since it began as an educational experiment in 1874, Chautauqua Institution has grown into a mecca for lifelong learners. Situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Chautauqua in western New York, the Chautauqua Institution is known for its bustling summer season. This unique Chautauqua experience takes place in the “off-season” of fall and spring, and it lets you and your fellow lifelong learners have the grounds mostly to yourself. Enjoy exclusive Road Scholar courses while staying on the institution’s peaceful, scenic grounds. During your stay, explore exciting themes such as art, music, literature, science, politics, religion, and more. ILR Special Events Committee members Bob and Marilyn Johnson attended the 2021 Chautauqua and reported it was a wonderful experience. They are ILR's Road Scholar liaisons and are available to answer your questions via email at Get ready for the educational opportunity of a lifetime! Learn more...
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Ukraine under attack

Miami's Havighurst Center is co-sponsoring a virtual event, "Ukraine Under Attack," on Monday, February 28, at noon. Organized by the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, the event will feature five outstanding scholars, including Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, once a Havighurst Center faculty associate and now a professor at King's College London. See details about this and other information and opportunities in this email from Steve Norris, Walter E. Havighurst Professor of Russian History and Director, Havighurst Center for Russian & Post-Soviet Studies.

SOSB free concert

With sponsorship from ILR, a free concert will be performed by the Southwestern Ohio Symphonic Band (SOSB) under the direction of Danny Maddox Nichols, Music Director. The concert is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2022, in the Dave Finkelman Auditorium at Miami University Middletown. For further details, see press release and this recent Journal News article.

Meet Jack Green

This month, The Extraordinary Times continues its exploration of southwest Ohio, with Jack Green, the Jeffrey Horrell ‘75 and Rodney Rose Director and Chief Curator of Miami University Art Museum

We look forward to seeing you this spring,

March 28 through April 29, 2022

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