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November 23, 2009

coming up...December 2009

College of Continuing Education Information Session. Learn more about pursuing a self-designed bachelor's or master's degree. (Tuesday, December 8, 6-8 p.m. Free)

Headliners, December edition: New Models for the News (Thursday, December 3, 7 p.m. Tickets: $10)

Great Cities of the Mediterranean World: Cairo, Alexandria, Carthage (Tuesdays, February 2-16, 7-9 p.m. Tuition: $160)

Minnesota Ghost Stories and Legends: A Case Study in Writing (Tuesdays, February 2-16, 7-9 p.m. Tuition: $125)

Willa Cather in Context and On Stage, in partnership with Illusion Theater. Learn more about American author Willa Cather, known for her plainspoken works about American frontier life. Engage with literary scholars and members of the Illusion Theater production of My Antonia during the day; in the evening, attend a performance of the play and an exclusive post-performance discussion. (Saturday, February 27. Tuition: $125, includes ticket to the show)

November 5, 2009

coming up...November 2009

Are you wondering how online networking could be valuable to you, either personally or professionally? In "Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter: Making Them Work for You," learn how to use, navigate, and leverage the "big three" social networks. (Saturday, November 21, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Also upcoming...
More Home, Less House: Back to Basics Green Design (Mondays, November 9-30, 7-9 p.m.)

From Facts to Memories, Meaning to Memoir
(Tuesdays, November 10-24, 7-9 p.m.)

October 2, 2009

coming up...October 2009

The Transition Workshops kick off with Blueprint for a Successful Retirement on October 17! A previous participant said of the class, "I loved the process that Katherine guided us through, and I gained tremendous perspective from the openness of the group." Check out the LearningLife Web site for more information!

Also upcoming...

Your Next Chapter: Exploring Life/Work Options (Saturday, October 24: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Financial Planning for Life (Thursday, October 29: 4:30-8:30 p.m.)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®: A Tool for Taking Charge of Change (Monday, November 9: 4:30-8:30 p.m.)

Exploring Self Employment: Start-Ups (Tuesday, November 17: 4:30-8:30 p.m.)

Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter: Making Them Work for You (Saturday, November 21, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

July 29, 2009

coming up...August 2009

Thinking about going back to school for a graduate degree? Check out a free information session from the College of Continuing Education to discover how you can design your own master's degree through the Master of Liberal Studies program.

See the Pyramids Along the Nile (Wednesday, August 5: 2:30-9:30 p.m.)

Compleat Scholar Sampler: Get a free preview of upcoming Compleat Scholar classes (Tuesday, September 8, 6:30-8 p.m.)

Networking for Everyone (Monday, October 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.)

June 29, 2009

coming up...July 2009

Each summer, the University's Curiosity Camp program offers daylong getaways designed to engage your mind and refresh your spirit. Check out one of the camps listed below, or visit the Curiosity Camp Web site for a full listing.

Blown, Painted, Slumped, and More: The Living Color of American Art Glass (Monday, July 13: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

Wine That's Found Its Time: Minnesota Vineyards (Wednesday, July 29: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

Take Me Out to the Ballgame (Tuesday, August 4: 2:30-9:30 p.m.)

June 2, 2009

coming up... June 2009

Financial Planning for Life Learn a holistic approach to financial planning that incorporates your life situation and goals. (Thursday, June 11, 4:30-8:30 p.m.)

Blueprint for a Successful Retirement (Tuesday, June 9, 4:30-8:30 p.m.)

Your Next Chapter: Exploring Life/Work Options (Saturday, June 13, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Legacies: The Footprints We Leave Behind (Tuesday, June 16, 4:30-8:30 p.m.)

May 13, 2009

coming up...May 2009

LearningLife Fest with Marc Freedman Join an all-star cast of leaders, experts, and peers, led by nationally renowned author and Civic Ventures founder Marc Freedman, for a day of discovery and direction about your future. (Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Blueprint for a Successful Retirement (Tuesday, June 9, 4:30-8:30 p.m.)

Financial Planning for Life (Thursday, June 11, 4:30-8:30 p.m.)

Curiosity Camp—Northeast Minneapolis: A Skyline of Steeples and Spires (Thursday, June 18, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

April 3, 2009

coming up...April 2009

LearningLife Fest with Marc Freedman Join an all-star cast of leaders, experts, and peers, led by nationally renowned author and Civic Ventures founder Marc Freedman, for a day of discovery and direction about your future. (Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Great Conversations: “Innovative Science” with Doris Taylor and Patricia Simmons (Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.)

Blueprint for a Successful Retirement (Tuesday, June 9, 4:30-8:30 p.m.)

Financial Planning for Life (Thursday, June 11, 4:30-8:30 p.m.)

Last chance—Take a brief, 10-question survey and enter to win two free Fest tickets!

March 9, 2009

coming up...March 2009

Encore Fest with Marc Freedman. Get inspired to explore your next chapter in this daylong event. (Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Great Conversations: Seymour Hersh, Walter Mondale, and Larry Jacobs (Tonight: Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.)

LIFE: A Journey Through Time photography exhibit (Bell Museum of Natural History, through April 12)

Religious Traditions: The History of Islam (Thursdays, April 23-May 14, 7-9 p.m.)

Split Rock Arts Program: The Photographic Project—A Primer
(three-day intensive workshop: June 28-July 1)

Give us your input on future LearningLife events! Take a quick, 10-question survey and be entered to win two Encore Fest tickets.

February 2, 2009

coming up...February 2009

Career consultant Donna Bennett helps participants take proactive, planned steps towards achieving their goals in Your Next Chapter: Exploring Life/Work Options. Saturday, February 21, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Financial Planning for Life, Monday, February 9, 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Beyond the Book dessert discussion with Katherine Hirsch. Tuesday, February 12, 7-9 p.m.
Check out the online discussion.

From Farm to Fork: Becoming Part of the Slow Food Movement. Mondays, February 23-March 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

November 24, 2008

coming up...December 2008

Just in time for the holidays...the new LearningLife Web site features easy access to expert blogs, beyond the book online discussions, online communities, and more. Check it out and sign up for the new blog digest e-newsletter, bringing you the best of the blogs each month!

Beyond the Book online discussion with Katherine Hirsch: You Don’t Have To Be Wrong For Me To Be Right

Headliners: Where Do We Go From Here? Transition in the White House, Dec. 4

Legacies: The Footprints We Leave Behind, Jan. 26

October 31, 2008

coming up...November 2008

Is there a life/work transition in your future? Learn how to proactively manage the transition from "status quo," through the uncertainty of change, to new sources of satisfaction and meaning in Your Next Chapter: Exploring Work/Life Options, November 8.

Creating Your Future, November 10

Positive Aging Conference (use LearningLife discount code LIFE08), November 12

Kick-off of Katherine Hirsch’s free blog discussion of You Don’t Have To Be Wrong For Me To Be Right, November 13

September 24, 2008

coming up...October 2008

When we face a major life transition like retirement, making more conscious decisions is a key to unlocking personal satisfaction. With instructor Katherine Hirsh, plan a retirement that meets your goals in Blueprint for a Successful Retirement, October 28.

Headliners, October edition: Petropolitics and the Middle East, October 2

Legacies: The Footprints We Leave Behind, October 21

Financial Planning for Life, October 23

August 28, 2008

coming up...September 2008

With instructor Rachael Freed, reflect on, clarify, and document your legacy in an evening workshop, Legacies: The Footprints We Leave Behind, October 21.

Something to Live For dinner event, September 4

Compleat Scholar Sampler, September 9

Financial Planning for Life, October 23

July 18, 2008

coming up, August 2008

Beyond the Book: Something to Live For online discussion, July 31
Discuss Richard Leider's latest book, Something to Live For: Finding Your Way in the Second Half of Life, with him and other members of the LearningLife community. The free online discussion kicks off July 31 and will be capped with an optional dinner event on September 4 with Leider at the U's Campus Club. Sign up to receive a weekly e-mail when Leider posts new discussion content to the site.

Other upcoming events
Wine That's Found Its Time, August 6
Marvelous Mosaics, August 12
Destination: China, August 13