Now at Bard LLI

August 22:  All members notified of course enrollments.   August 22 – September 20: Drop/Add period.

September 6: Fall orientations and luncheon for members in Bertlesmann Campus Center as follows:

  • Class managers meet at 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. in Weis Cinema
  • Class managers, producers, and speakers meet upstairs from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • New member orientation is 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in Weis Cinema
  • Fall luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. and the speaker will start at 12:15 p.m.  The speaker is Dr. Joshua Ginsberg, the President of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook.
  • Link to RSVP form and more information for LLI members only.
  • Link to RSVP form and more information for Presenters and Deans only.

September 13, 20, 27 & October 4, 18, 25 & November 8: Fall 2019 Class Dates

LLI Member Art Show Date Changes

August 19: Deadline for submitting work to the LLI Art Show using this form. If you want your work to appear in the slide show shown at the art show reception, please send your images (as jpeg or png files) to artshow@lli.bard.edu

September 4, 10:00 a.m until 12:00 noon: Deliver art work to Bertlesmann Campus Center. Ball Lounge.

September 6 – 13: LLI Art Show in Ball Lounge of Bertlesmann Campus Center.

September 13, 4 p.m – 6 p.m.: Celebratory Art Show Reception

September 13, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Pick up art work.

Contact artshow@lli.bard.edu if you have questions.

Disability parking on Henderson Circle for only for LLI members with disability access tags prominently displayed.

Link to campus maps showing designated parking lots at Bard.

News + Notes

G Suite for Education

Of Potatoes and Apps


Consumer choices are wonderful … until they are not.

Consider the lowly potato. You have so many choices in the grocery store!

  • Size: a nice plump russet or a tender little fingerling?
  • Variety: red,
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Members Had More to Say: Member Survey Part 2


The recent member survey yielded interesting and sometimes surprising comments, as shown in the discussion of campus life, getting to the classrooms, newsletters and emails, and the course catalog in last month’s newsletter. This issue summarizes the rest of the member comments about the curriculum,

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Welcome New Members


We are delighted to welcome you to membership in the Lifetime Learning Institute at Bard College. As Tom Esposito, LLI President, suggested in your acceptance letter, please take some time to visit our website, lli.bard.edu, where you can read our recent newsletters,

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2019 LLI Art Show

LLI Member Art Show

Art Show is August 26 – September 12

The 2019 LLI Art Show is being arranged by members Lila Gibbs and Susan Wingate. The show will run from August 26 to September 12 in the Campus Center, in the Ball Lounge and also in the halls of the building.

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G Suite for Education

Tech Corner: Google Docs

Docs for Collaboration

Google Docs (referred to here as Docs)  is free to all LLI members who have an LLI account (such as jdoe@lli.bard.edu). It is a word processing application, very similar to Microsoft Word, but you don’t have to pay for it and it resides in the Cloud so you don’t have to install it on your computer,

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Food at Lunch

Fall Luncheon

Save the Date

Friday, September 6, is LLI’s kickoff day for the fall semester. There will be:

  • Orientation for new members, including welcomes from Council members and distributing necessities such as name tags, parking tags, and Bard IDs.
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Upcoming Events

Mon 19

Council Meeting

August 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thu 22


August 22 - September 20
Sep 06

LLI Member Art Show

September 6 - September 13
Sep 06

Fall Luncheon and Orientations

September 6 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sep 06

Celebratory Art Show Reception

September 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In case of emergency on campus

Should there be a serious emergency – medical, fire, etc. – call TWO numbers in the order below.

First call: 9-1-1

For Dutchess County Emergency Services. It is available 24/7.

Second call: (845) 758-7777 or from emergency call boxes: 7777

For Bard College Emergency Medical Services (a trained campus emergency response team).

Bard EMS is always to be called second. While the service provides the fastest response, it follows the college academic schedule and is therefore not always available.

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