INA - Attending a welcome reception hosted by the Rend Lake College Institute of Lifelong Learning is a great way for the public to learn about the many opportunities offered this fall through the program, according to Lori Ragland, Coordinator of the Lifelong Learning program at RLC.
“The Welcome Reception is our way of starting the semester of Lifelong Learning,” she said. “It’s a great way for the community to hear from the instructors or the tour guides about the upcoming classes or trips. I encourage community members to come out and discover the Lifelong Learning program provided by Rend Lake College.”
The Welcome Reception is free to attend and will be held at 9 a.m., Sept. 7, in the RLC Aquatics Center located on the campus in Ina.
Instructors and tour guides will be on-hand at the reception to answer any questions and provide information about the many activities, trips and classes being offered through RLC’s Institute of Lifelong Learning.
Opportunities available this fall through the Institute of Lifelong Learning include trips to Southwestern Illinois and Jeckyll Island, Armchair Tours to Yellowstone National Park and the Mediterranean, getting started with computer basics, learning to use the Internet and e-mail, a literature study of the Bible, Morning with the Professors, a charming dining experience at The Tapestry Room in Lebanon, Generations Connect and the RLC Theater Department’s production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
Two individuals are awarded each year through the Lifelong Learning program at RLC. The recipients of the 2006 statewide Lifelong Learning Award and Lifelong Learning Instructor Award were Margot McAfoos - a student in the program since its inception in 1999 - and Dr. Sue Tomlin, who will continue her instruction through the program by heading the Morning with the Professors sessions this fall. At those sessions, participants will explore areas of crime and corrections, lifetime reflections and poetry.
The Institute of Lifelong Learning is an organization of adult learners who share a common interest in lifelong learning and cultural enrichment. No grades are given and there is no membership fee. Classes and trips are scheduled based on opinions voiced by older adults in the community.
To sign up or learn more about these activities and learning opportunities, one may visit the staff at the Welcome Reception or call the Institute of Lifelong Learning at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1367 or 1-800-369-5321, Ext. 1367 (in-district callers only).