Hurry! Registration ends March 22nd
Hurry! Registration ends March 22nd
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The Institute for Learning in Retirement: Engaged, Enriched, Enlightened.
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Springing ahead 
Spring registration is at its midpoint with classes filling nicely. If you haven't registered yet, we have both in-person and virtual seats waiting just for you.
Don't delay; registration closes at midnight, March 22. View our catalog.
On our website's home page, you'll find all of our classes, the instructions and link to register online, and the forms to register by mail.
Don't forget to spring forward into Daylight Saving Time this weekend. Remember, all ILR courses will be held in local (Oxford) time.

How to register
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Easy peasy

Ready to register for spring semester classes? Your $115 registration fee allows you to choose as many classes as you'd like. You better grab a bigger plate for this buffet!
We have three easy ways to register--online, by mail, or in person. Online is your quickest option and immediately reserves your seat in each class. Online registration takes only minutes and requires no passwords. Once you experience the ease of registering online, you'll understand the appeal. It's the most efficient means of registering, both for you and the ILR office. 
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Sow easy

Cultivate confidence. Get ready for your virtual classes by signing up for a free ILR Webex training class. You'll soon realize how fun and relaxing learning from the comfort of your home can be. Pour a cup of something soothing, settle in, and get ready to learn how easy virtual classes can be. Sign up here for your Webex intro training session. We'll have you confident and ready to go virtual in an hour or less. 

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Full classes

The following classes and tours are now full with waiting lists being maintained. If you've registered for one of these and now find that you cannot fully attend, please consider releasing your seat to someone who is anxiously awaiting the opportunity. Conversely, never hesitate to add your name to a waiting list. Openings can and do occur.
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Need to modify your registration?

If you'd like to make a correction or add/drop a class after you've registered, grab your confirmation number (provided in your confirmation email), head back into online registration, and follow the instructions on the How to Modify Your Registration tab at the top of the opening screen. If we can help, let us know.
**IMPORTANT** New Covid-19 Update
As cases decline locally and across the country, Miami University continually updates its policies to match CDC guidelines as they relate to community risk levels for Butler County. Currently, masks are no longer required indoors or outdoors campus-wide. If you prefer to continue to wear a mask, you are more than welcome and encouraged to do so.
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Teach for ILR from anywhere
Harness all that knowledge you've acquired throughout your career, travels, hobbies, and lifetime, and turn those experiences into a fascinating course for ILR. Current, past, and new and instructors can now teach for ILR from anywhere in the world. Virtual, hybrid, and in-person courses are being gathered for this fall's term, October 3rd through November 4th. Join us by submitting your ILR Course Proposal Form by May 2nd. 
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Announcing our 25th Anniversary Celebration
Spring 2022 will be a semester to remember as we commemorate our 25th anniversary. 
We invite you to join us this semester as we celebrate a quarter-century of Engaging, Enriching, and Enlightening our community.
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 will be holding a 25th-anniversary celebratory luncheon Wednesday, May 4th, Hamilton Courtyard Marriott. Save the date! Further details to come.
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Right-brain workout

Get your creativity on for a hands-on, brain balance workout. The following classes will have you firing from both hemispheres and possibly finding your inner Michelangelo.
Playing with Color: An Introduction to Watercolor
5 Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30pm, Oxford Seniors
Your Unique Landscape
5 Thursdays, 12:30-1:45pm, VOALC, Room 123
Stained Glass for Beginners
5 Thursdays, 2:00-3:30pm, Oxford Seniors
Unlocking the Secrets of Origami
5 Fridays, 10:45am-noon, virtual
Fantabulous: Fun and Useful Ways to Reduce Textile Waste
5 Fridays, 2:00-3:30pm, Oxford Seniors

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Policing in America and the Prospects for Meaningful Reform

Is our criminal justice system in crisis? What changes should be made to fulfill the Constitution’s promise of equal justice under law? In this lecture, Dr. Laurie O. Robinson, Professor Emerita at George Mason University and former co-chair of the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing will address our nation’s ongoing debates over criminal justice reform. This webinar is sponsored by the Menard Family Center for Democracy. Register now.
Monday, March 14 | 7:00 p.m. ET
Why and How Genocide Happens: The Hornstien Lecture
This lecture is brought to you by our friends at the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati. Why do genocides occur and how can analyzing genocide prevent future violence? Over the past few decades, researchers have analyzed why genocides occur in an effort to prevent future violence. In this talk, Dr. Hollie Nyseth provides an overview of the current state of knowledge regarding the causes of genocide. Dr. Nyseth is an associate professor at the Ohio State University, whose work assesses why and how genocide happens and how countries rebuild in the aftermath. Register now to attend in person or virtual.
Sunday, March 20 | 1:00 p.m. ET
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Join us this year! 
Spring: March 28 thru April 29, 2022
Fall: October 3 thru November 4, 2022

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