National Nontraditional Student Week 2012
Eastern Illinois University’s School of Continuing Education will offer events for National Nontraditional Student Week, scheduled for November 4-8.
National Nontraditional Student Week is an annual, nationwide week of appreciation for nontraditional students and their dedication to education. Nontraditional students can be adult students, commuter students, and transfer students. In early November each year, campuses across the country show their dedication to helping nontraditional students become more visible within the higher education community.
Events are scheduled throughout the week, and all are free to nontraditional students, their friends and family. See the Schedule of Events: NNSW 2012 below.
Sunday, November 4
What: Family Bowling Day
Where: EIU University Lanes, University Union
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Monday, November 5
What: Continuing Education Advisory Council Meeting
Where: 1895 Room, University Union
Tuesday, November 6
What: Making Your Job Search More Successful Webinar
Where: Participate online or attend the session in 2116 Blair Hall
Presenter: Bobbi Kingery
Wednesday, November 7
What: OASIS Pizza Party
Where: Adult/Commuter Student Lounge
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
What: EIU Pizza Party
Where: Parkland College
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
Thursday, November 8
What: Open House & Awards for Excellent Service to Nontraditional/Commuter Students
Where: Adult/Commuter Student Lounge, 3rd floor, MLK Union
Time: 3-4 p.m., Awards announced at 3:15 p.m.
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Register Now for Spring 2013 courses
Registration for Spring semester has begun. It's time to register for classes and start planning your Spring 2013 semester at EIU. Here are the dates for registration, which opens according to standing:
Graduates and Post Baccalaureates: October 15
Seniors and Priority Students: October 22
Juniors: October 29
Sophomores: November 5
Freshmen: November 12
You can find all the information about Spring 2013 registration, courses and degree programs over at our Student Schedule homepage. We look forward to starting out the new year with some great new courses and students to fill those seats!
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Midwest Lifelong Learning Conference
Join us in Chicago April 10-12, for the 2013 Midwest Lifelong Learning Conference. This conference will bring together providers of lifelong learning programs from Illinois and neighboring states to share program ideas and research findings. Potential participants include staff and directors of community college and university-based lifelong learning programs, senior centers, area agencies on aging, nursing homes and assisted living centers. John Holton, Ph.D., director of the Illinois Department on Aging, will provide the welcome at the opening session. Nancy Merz Nordstrom, M.Ed., of Road Scholar Elderhostel Institute Network, will present the Keynote address.
Call for Proposals - due Oct. 31, 2012
Share your research and best practices with attendees coming to Chicago on April 10-12 for the 2013 Midwest Lifelong Learning Conference. We encourage you to submit a proposal and share your expertise!
Call for Exhibitors - due Dec. 1, 2012
Share your resources, which are a very important part of directing and planning lifelong learning opportunities. We look forward to exploring the opportunities that you as exhibitors will bring to the conference.
If you have other questions or would like more information about the conference, please head over to the conference webpage, contact the School of Continuing Education, or visit the Midwest Lifelong Learning Conference on Facebook.
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Community Reception for Academy of Lifetime Learning on November 16
The EIU Academy of Lifetime Learning and Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Services invite all community members age 50 and over to attend a Community Reception on November 16, 2012 in Doudna Fine Arts Center's Gallery Hall. The event will take place from 5:30-7 p.m., prior to the evening's performance of The Lena Horne Project. Register now to attend this free event through the Academy of Lifetime Learning to receive:
A chance to win:
One of 15 VIP Tickets valued at $35, including a pass to the post-performance.
Backstage meet-and-greet with performers; includes Valet Parking for the evening
Discounted Academy Memberships (new and renewals):
One Year membership (from date of purchase) regular price $35, now only $30
Admission to the reception is free. Hors d’Oeuvres and drinks will be served. RSVP for the reception by email at email@example.com, or call 217-581-5114.
Registration for the reception does not include admission to the performance. Reserve your performance tickets online or by contacting the Doudna ticket booth, firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-581-3110.
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BGS Courses at Richland Community College, Spring 2013
The BGS Degree Program, in coordination with the School of Continuing Education, will be offering courses at Richland Community College starting in Spring 2013.
Take advantage of the following courses that will be offered Spring 2013 at Richland College:
Adults in Transition: BGS 2985-650
CRN Number: 37436
Instructor: Marita Metzke
Course meets: Friday, March 8, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, March 9, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; remainder of the class will be completed online
Communication and Popular Culture: CMN 3270-725
CRN Number: 37439
Instructor: Joseph Heumann
Course meets: March 22-23, April 5-6 and April 19-20: Fridays 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Development of Science and Technology: Their Contributions and Adverse Effects: ESC 39602-725
CRN Number: 37457
Instructor: Alan Baharlou
Course meets: Friday 8-9, Feburary 22-23, and March 1-2: Fridays 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
For more information, contact us at email@example.com, reference our website, or call at 217-581-5618 or 800-446-8918.
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Academy of Lifetime Learning's Anna Maria Island, Florida Trip: January 27-31, 2013
The Academy of Lifetime Learning has planned a visit in late January 2013, to Anna Maria Island, Florida. Enjoy 5 days and 4 nights of EIU Academy events on the Florida Gulf Coast, from January 27-31, 2013.
The trip will include two private museum tours to the Salvador Dali Museum
and Ringling Museum of Art, private tour of the Mote Marine Laboratory, as well as a tour of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
The Academy will join the University of South Florida's Academy of Lifelong Learning group at a reception and numerous learning events including their popular Einstein Group.
The field experience will be hosted by Dean William Hine and Janna Overstreet. Check out the Anna Maria Island, Florida Trip webpage for the full itinerary and cost, as well as other details about what the trip has in store.
If you're interested in registering for the trip, you can complete your registration online, or you can contact the Academy of Lifetime Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 217-581-5114.
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