Now, from anywhere. What can ILR do for you?
Now, from anywhere. What can ILR do for you?
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The Institute for Learning in Retirement: Engaged, Enriched, Enlightened.
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It's halftime! 
Fall registration is at its midway point with classes filling nicely. If you haven't registered yet, we have both in-person and virtual seats waiting just for you.
Don't settle for sitting on the sidelines this semester. Get in the game and discover what you've been missing. Don't delay; registration closes at midnight, September 28.
On our website's home page, you'll find all of our classes, the instructions and link to register for classes online, and the forms to register by mail.

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If the Queen can do it, so can you!
It's easier than you think. You've been stuck at home for far too long. If you're anxious to return to the classroom, we have many in-person classes still available. There are plenty of virtual classes as well, along with others in the hybrid format, giving you the option to attend in person OR virtually.
Don't sit this one out. Connect with your friends and join in the learning and fun. Most virtual and hybrid ILR classes will use Cisco Webex conferencing. All you'll need is an internet connection and a computer, tablet, or mobile device. Sign up for a free training session below and we'll have you connected and feeling confident in an hour. 
"It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained." ~Queen Elizabeth II
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Sign up for free Webex training

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 what you've been missing. Sign up here for your Webex intro training session. We'll have you confident and ready to go in an hour or less. 

ILR goes global
Current, past, and new members and instructors can now join ILR from anywhere in the world. In the U.S., we've now reached the four "corners" with students joining us from every direction. Because the pandemic needs a silver lining, we're proud to report that our hard work invested during last year's pivot to virtual classes has resulted in "here to stay" exciting opportunities for ILR's instructors and students.
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–accessed from the ILR website–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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Full classes

The following classes are now full with waiting lists. 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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Add or drop a class
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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 protocol
For the past 18 months, Miami University's first priority has always been to protect the health and safety of the campus community. To that end, in-person classroom participation requires adherence to the following safety mandate: Regardless of vaccine status, facemasks must be worn inside all Miami buildings. Instructors may remove their masks while teaching, provided they can maintain at least six feet of distance from their students. Please note that while under a mask mandate, eating is prohibited in all in-person classes.
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When buttresses fly

The origins of Gothic architecture in France, England, and Central Europe are related to indigenous political, religious, and cultural
conditions. While each geocultural region developed important aspects of the Gothic style to suit particular needs and aspirations, each also produced startling tours-de-force with distinct
qualities and accomplishments. The course will seek to explain interrelationships as well as differences between these major expressions as it broadens the definition of Gothic architecture.
Special attention will be paid to the 2019 fire at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.
Join your instructor, Robert Benson, Professor Emeritus of Architecture History and Theory, Miami University, as he takes you soaring to impressive heights to view the stunning architecture of many breathtaking cathedrals. 5 Tuesdays: October 5–November 2; 2:15–3:30 pm. See page 13 of the ILR FA21 Course Catalog for further details.
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You are invited to join the festivities of the National Hispanic Latino Heritage Month celebration tonight. The Latin American and Caribbean UniDiversity Festival is the kick-off event of a variety of other opportunities planned to recognize the Hispanic Latino American community's significant contributions, values, cultural heritage, and more. Look for the ILR booth. Stop by and say hello! 

Link to the full program: UniDiversity Program 
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Opening Minds through Art

Older adults are invited to meet weekly with Miami University students to discuss art and music, and to create original drawings, stories, and poetry. Meet with the same three students every week on Fridays, 10:45-11:30 AM, beginning September 24th.

No art background or preparation is necessary. The students will come prepared for every session. All participants must be able to use Zoom. One participant wrote, “I found both in form and content our much too brief time together fascinating, surprisingly challenging, and very well presented.”
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Join us this year! 
Fall: October 4 thru November 5, 2021
Spring: March 28 thru April 29, 2022

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