Since the fall of 2009, BILL has offered enthusiastic learners in the Central Susquehanna Valley a broad range of educational and intellectual opportunities in congenial community settings. In keeping with Bucknell's commitment to build bridges to the local and regional community, this is a learning partnership between Bucknell and area residents.

This self-supporting, volunteer-centered affiliate of Bucknell offers non-credit short courses and special presentations on a variety of topics during fall and spring terms with significant facilities support from area organizations such as the Public Library for Union County, RiverWoods Senior Living Community, Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, the American Red Cross, East Buffalo Township and Union County.

With this catalog, we present 23 short courses for the spring of 2016, offered by a combination of members of the institute and retired faculty from various institutions. These courses bring the total number presented since our founding to 251. To date, the institute has enrolled over 900 members from 31 regional communities. BILL truly achieves its goal of being a "learning partnership" with its great diversity of offerings and activities in which area residents increasingly take leadership.

Your participation and involvement are warmly appreciated and welcomed.

Ruth B. Burnham, Director Anne P. Smith,  Coordinator Photography by BILL member Janice Pearson



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