WELCOME TO THE UCONN ADULT LEARNING PROGRAM
Interesting Spring Preview Meeting Well Attended
In the middle of the state's first winter "freeze", it was hard to think about springtime but with the offering of an outstanding spring semester curriculum for people to review and an interesting guest speaker to listen to, we had an excellent turnout for the January 19th Preview Meeting.
Bill Cibes, former President of the Connecticut State University system and State Budget Director and current tax reform activist, gave us much food for thought with his positive presentation on the state of Connecticut. Mr. Cibes pointed out that despite the recent departure of GE to Boston and dire financial forecasts, our state actually compares favorably to other states in a number of financial, human resource and technology categories.
Attendees also took advantage of the availability of seminar presenters to find out more about the courses being offered this coming semester (see below) and of course everyone enjoyed the social aspect of the meeting augmented by the refreshments provided by the Seabury staff. Check out the photos of the event provided by Jim Yaeger.
RING OUT THE OLD; BRING IN THE NEW
Our new curriculum is here!! A description and schedule of all 29 of the courses included in our spring semester are available right here on the
Calendar page. Classes start February 4th and you can start registering right now.
Among the presenters for the spring semester will be 11 college professors, an aerospace engineer, a museum docent, a rosarian and a theater director. A review of the curriculum reveals a virtual smorgasbord of stimulating topics that will be available for ALP members, everything from Michael Park's seminar on "What It Means to be Human" to a Great Course series on "Masterworks of American Art" to Ivan Backer's memoirs of his "Journey from Nazi Europe to Hartford" to presentations and discussions on contemporary topics such as immigration, the color of justice and the origin of ISIS. What a schedule!!
We could use more help. If you would like to "give something back" to our Adult Learning Program in return for all that you've received (or are about to receive), please visit our Committees page. After you identify which committee or position could possibly be a good match for your interests, skills or experience, contact our Administrator, Bertina Williams, (860)-380-5038(860) 380-5038860-380-5038 or email@example.com. Bertina will put you in touch with the appropriate committee chair.