January 23, 2012

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning will begin its spring term 2012 session on Feb. 27, and run through April 6.

A variety of courses taught by community members and retired Bucknell faculty are offered, with topics in art and literature, health, history and politics.

Among the literature topics to be explored are the History of the English Language with Dennis Baumwoll; Transforming Life Experiences into Poetry with Dorothy Baumwoll; Gothic Tales of Victorian Women Authors with Nancy Weyant; and A Step-by-Step Approach to Acting with Manuel Duque.

Other courses include Pennsylvania Civil War Nurses Who Made a Difference with Linda Estupinan Snook; Uncertainty in Science and Religion with David Clark and the Rev. Andrew France Jr.; Adventures in Medical Ethics with Loren Amacher; Evaluating Alternative Strategies in Sports: How and Why Coaches and Managers Make Decisions with Richard Ellis; American Foreign Policy with Tom Travis; and Foundations and Features of the Global System with Gene Chenoweth.

"The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning provides adult learners in the Central Susquehanna Valley a broad range of educational and intellectual opportunities," said Mick Smyer, provost at Bucknell. "Since its inauguration during the fall of 2009, the program has presented more than 85 courses and has included nearly 400 members from 28 regional communities."

Membership fees are $35 for one year or $20 for a half-year. Individual course fees are $35 for a six-week course, and $20 for a three-week course. Participants must first sign up as members, before registering for up to two courses per term.

Class locations include The Public Library for Union County, First Presbyterian Church, Spring Run Conference Room, SUN Chapter American Red Cross and RiverWoods Senior Living Community.

For more information about the BILL courses, call 570-577-7006 or click on http://www.bucknell.edu/x50530.xml.

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