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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, 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 UNA Center For Learning & Professional Development 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 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 #: 19FAILR10001 Instructor: 
9/23/2019 - 11/15/2019 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 - Potpourri
Item #: 19FAILR13001 Instructor:  John Sworm
9/23/2019 - 10/14/2019 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 - The World's Oceans
Item #: 19FAILR15901 Instructor:  William Cale
10/21/2019 - 11/11/2019 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 - Byways of Language & Literature
Item #: 19FAILR15801 Instructor:  Dennis Balch
9/23/2019 - 10/14/2019 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 - Winston Churchill
Item #: 19FAILR16501 Instructor:  Ron Helgemo
10/21/2019 - 11/11/2019 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 - Brown Bag Lunch Talks
Item #: 19FAILR12501 Instructor:  Robin Armstrong
9/23/2019 - 11/11/2019 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
12:30 PM - 1:40 PM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 8 M Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - Food: A Cultural Culinary History
Item #: 19FAILR14701 Instructor:  Nora Dailey
1/28/2019 - 2/18/2019 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
1:50 PM - 3:00 PM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 4 M Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - TED Talks
Item #: 19FAILR16101 Instructor:  Susan Daniel
10/21/2019 - 11/11/2019 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
1:50 PM - 3:00 PM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 4 M Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - Enjoying The Arts
Item #: 19FAILR10301 Instructor:  Elizabeth Renault
1/30/2019 - 3/20/2019 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
10:35 AM - 11:45 AM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 8 W Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - Great Books: Short Story Omnibus
Item #: 19FAILR14501 Instructor:  Nancy Belue
9/25/2019 - 11/13/2019 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 - Community Conversations
Item #: 19FAILR16601 Instructor:  Nancy Gonce
9/25/2019 - 11/13/2019 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
10:35 AM - 11:45 AM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 8 W Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - 'Round Town - Field Trips
Item #: 19FAILR11301 Instructor:  Robin Armstrong
10/2/2019 - 11/13/2019 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
11:45 AM - 3:30 PM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 4 W Fee: $0.00
Please Note - This class will meet on the following days: October 2, 16 & 30 & November 13
 
 

ILR - Outstanding People & Events In American History
Item #: 19FAILR10101 Instructor:  John Messamore
9/25/2019 - 11/6/2019 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
12:30 PM - 1:40 PM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 4 W Fee: $0.00
Please Note - This class will meet on the following days: September 25, October 9 & 23, November 6
 
 

ILR - Climate Change
Item #: 19FAILR16701 Instructor:  Larry Gautney
9/27/2019 - 10/18/2019 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
9:00 AM - 10:10 AM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 3 F Fee: $0.00
This class will not meet October 11.
 
 

ILR - Interfaith Discussions
Item #: 19FAILR15401 Instructor:  Jacqueline Osborne
10/25/2019 - 11/15/2019 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
9:00 AM - 10:10 AM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 4 F Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - Surely You're Joking Professor Feynman
Item #: 19SUILR16801 Instructor:  David Curott
9/27/2019 - 10/18/2019 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
10:35 AM - 11:45 AM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 3 F Fee: $0.00
This class will not meet October 11
 
 

ILR - The Great Debate - The American Constitution - 1787-1788
Item #: 19FAILR16901 Instructor:  Jean Mammen
10/25/2019 - 11/15/2019 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
10:35 AM - 11:45 AM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 4 F Fee: $0.00
 
 

ILR - Unscripted Discussions
Item #: 19FAILR15701 Instructor:  John Messamore
9/27/2019 - 10/18/2019 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
12:30 PM - 1:40 PM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 3 F Fee: $0.00
This class will not meet October 11
 
 

ILR - Byways of Business & Economics
Item #: 19FAILR16401 Instructor:  Dennis Balch
10/25/2019 - 11/15/2019 Location:  UNA East Campus, Room:  108
12:30 PM - 1:40 PM 1640 Tune Avenue Florence, AL 35630
Sessions: 4 F Fee: $0.00
 
 

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