Do you remember the excitement of preparing for the first day of school? Did you go shopping with your mom for notebooks, pens and pencils and a new book bag? Do you remember the smell of the classroom and used books, maybe the hum of the overhead projector? Do you remember the excitement of learning, creating and sharing? Did you enjoy the comaraderie of new friendships or renewed old ones?
Bowling GreenStateUniversity’s Fireland’s College branch can reignite some of those memories and passions for the young at heart. They have created a program designed for those "Elders", who are 50 years or older to do just that.
ElderCollege was designed to enhance the joy of lifelong learning with other mature adults that share similar interests. There is no homework, no attendance requirement, no testing and no grades. No pressure at all. Just learning for the love of it. Take what you want from each class offering.
The unbelievable membership price of $70 per semester or $110 per year allows you to take as many classes as you wish for no additional fee. The choice is yours. If you choose to attend classes without purchasing a membership there is a small fee per class that usually runs $20 - $40 per class.
There are thirty-three classes planned for fall ranging from local and national history to food tastings and tours to computer or language courses.
The kick-off for the fall season is 1:30-3:30, Sept. 7 in the CedarPointCenter at BGSU Firelands. The event is free and open to the public.
So what are you waiting for? Get started, get involved, get learning!
For more information you can contact:
Office for Educational Outreach
419.433.5560 extension 20617