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Institute For Learning In Retirement (ILR)  

The Institute for Learning in Retirement
 
What is the Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR)? The ILR is an organization of active mature men and women who seek continued intellectual and social stimulation. Members participate in short discussion groups, luncheons, social activities, and short day trips. All events are scheduled during daytime hours. The ILR is affiliated with the internationally known Road Scholar Institute Network formerly known as Elderhostel. This member led group determines all activities from course planning to dues structure to social events. Most discussion groups are led by members. The core of the ILR is the discussion groups which meet for eight weeks. There are no tests, no grades, and no prerequisites. The only requirement is that you be interested in learning more! Winter classes begin in January and end in March, and the fall semester begins in September and ends in November. Occasionally, there will be a summer event planned.
 
What classes are held? Each semester approximately 12 discussion groups or classes are held for eight weeks in duration. They meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Topics have included: American or Southern History, Current Events, Great Books (requires a separate purchase of a book and outside class time reading assignments), Literature, Music, Opera, Political Ideas, Understanding the Universe, several computer courses including a very basic introduction for real beginners, Popular Science, and How to Live Long and Well. Some classes are subject to space availability.
 
Who can join? Anyone of retirement age regardless of your educational background or work experience can join. We invite you to try us out without committing to a membership!
 
Instructions for attending Call Continuing Education & Outreach at 256-765-4862 to request a registration form or to be put on our mailing list. Once you get on our mailing list, you'll receive regular announcements of classes and other ILR activities. You'll join the membership when you receive the schedule of classes and registration form before each semester.
 
Cost to join The cost is $70 per semester.
 
What's included? You can participate in all of the classes, discussion groups, social events, and day trips (there may be a modest additional charge for trips) that you want. If you are interested in attending a regular credit course, there is a Senior Scholar program.
 
Where are the classes held? A unique environment for learning, UNA's newly renovated East Campus Building is located at 1640 Tune Avenue in Florence, AL. The building's small seminar rooms offer a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for learning and social interaction. Parking is available at the front, side, and back of the building.

 

 

ILR - Institute For Learning In Retirement Membership
Item #: 17FAILR10001 Instructor: 
9/25/2017 - 11/17/2017 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 24 M W F Fee: $70.00
 
 

ILR - Outstanding People & Events In American History
Item #: 17FAILR10101 Instructor:  John Messamore
9/25/2017 - 10/16/2017 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
9:00 AM - 10:10 AM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 4 M Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - Potpourri
Item #: 17FAILR13001 Instructor:  John Sworm
10/23/2017 - 11/13/2017 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
9:00 AM - 10:10 AM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 4 M Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - Cultural Heritage & Geography
Item #: 17FAILR10801 Instructor:  Max Tarbet
9/25/2017 - 10/16/2017 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
10:35 AM - 11:45 AM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 4 M Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - Health In Aging
Item #: 17FAILR10901 Instructor:  Phyllis Shoemaker
10/23/2017 - 11/13/2017 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
9:00 AM - 10:10 AM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 4 M Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - Brown Bag Lunch Talks
Item #: 17FAILR12501 Instructor:  Robin Armstrong
9/25/2017 - 11/13/2017 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 8 M Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals/Batik Workshop
Item #: 17FAILR13801 Instructor:  Robin Armstrong
9/25/2017 - 11/13/2017 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 8 M Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - Enjoying The Arts
Item #: 17FAILR10301 Instructor:  Harriett Edwards, Peter Hill
9/27/2017 - 11/15/2017 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
9:00 AM - 10:10 AM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 8 W Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - Renewable Energy & Our Grandchildren: What Current Energy Trends In The US & Worldwide Could Mean To Them
Item #: 17FAILR13901 Instructor:  Bill Matthews
9/27/2017 - 10/18/2017 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
10:35 AM - 11:45 AM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 4 W Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - Waste Not, Want Not
Item #: 17FAILR14001 Instructor:  David Kennebeck
10/25/2017 - 11/15/2017 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
10:35 AM - 11:45 AM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 4 W Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - Great Books: Great Conversations VI
Item #: 17FAILR14101 Instructor:  Nancy Belue
9/27/2017 - 11/15/2017 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  104
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 8 W Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - Introduction To Appreciating Antique Chinese Arts And Material Culture
Item #: 17FAILR12901 Instructor:  John Messamore
9/27/2017 - 11/8/2017 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 4 W Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - Around Town - Field Trips
Item #: 17FAILR11301 Instructor:  Robin Armstrong
10/4/2017 - 11/15/2017 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
11:45 AM - 4:00 PM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 4 W Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - Interfaith Class
Item #: 17FAILR14201 Instructor:  Jacqueline Osborne, Tom Osborne
9/29/2017 - 11/17/2017 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
9:00 AM - 10:10 AM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 7 F Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - The Wisdom of History
Item #: 17FAILR12701 Instructor:  Jean Mammen
9/29/2017 - 11/17/2017 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
10:35 AM - 11:45 AM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 7 F Fee: $0.00
 
 

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