McNeil, 318-869-5115, or Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120
Offers Classes for "Forerunners;" Registration is Sept. 17-25 for Former
Senior Adult Education Program
SHREVEPORT, LA -- Learning for the sheer joy of it -- no tests,
no assignments, no grades. That continues to be the philosophy of
the Forerunners Program -- formerly Senior Adult Education -- at
"To me, the students in this senior adult education program set a high
standard for those who follow them by demonstrating a love of learning
that lasts a lifetime," said Judy McNeil, the new director of the
McNeil has announced more than 30 courses available this fall
for students who are generally over age 50. Registration can be accomplished
by calling 318-869-5115 between 10 a.m. and noon and 2 and 4 p.m. weekdays
Sept. 17-25 or by stopping by the Forerunners Office at 2910 Centenary
Classes include computers, art, music, literary experiences, nutrition,
theatrical comedy, travel, writing, folk dancing, finances and more.
Wednesday travel lectures will discuss France, Southeast Asia, Africa,
Egypt, Nepal and Thailand.
Special -interest courses related to the East Meets West theme include
"Really? A China Town in Shreve City," "US China Relations: 100 Year History
of Interactions," "Christianity and Eastern Spiritualities," and "21st
Century Oriental Art and Culture." In addition, former Louisiana
Gov. Buddy Roemer will speak at 2 p.m. Sept. 20 in Centenary's Kilpatrick
Auditorium on "Louisiana's Oriental Connection."
Several new courses are being offered for the fall semester, including
"Your Health Check: Physically and Spiritually," which offers weekly lecturers
by local health care professionals and professors. A course on "Classic
American Comedy" will include viewing and discussing four classic films,
while "How not to be a Victim" will deal with self defense in a crisis
situation. Literary Experiences will feature weekly book reviews
as well as a session with the two local authors of the new crime novel,
Stone Justice, which will be released nationally on Oct. 15.
The courses are offered on a non-credit, space-available basis to anyone
50 years of age or older and to those who transport them. Participants
can take any number of courses for the overall fee of $30.
A few classes require an additional fee. Those desiring to park a
car on campus must also purchase a $5 parking sticker that will be valid
throughout the fall semester.
Fees can be paid by check or credit card. The program is funded
through the fees and the donations of local groups and individuals. For
registration information or a brochure on the program, call the Forerunners/Senior
Adult Education office at 318-869-5115.
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