Now at Bard LLI

February 6: Revised Spring Catalog is now available. Note that Course 1B has been canceled. Course 1D, Opera as Politics Part II with presenter Chuck Mishaan, has been added in its place. This change is reflected on the registration form members will receive by email.

Registration is February 6 – 20. LLI members will receive an email message with a link to the registration form on February 6.

Link to campus maps showing designated parking lots at Bard.

Spring 2019 Class Dates: March 22, 29 & April 5, 12, 19 & May 3, 10

Summer 2019 Class Dates: June 7, 14, 21, 28

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

News + Notes

Snow at Bard

Navigating a Winter Wonderland

Snow Plowing Eases Commute

It’s 3:30 a.m. and 36-year-old Ryan Potter, Bard Grounds Manager, fumbles with his alarm clock until it stops beeping. After putting on his thermal underwear and work clothes, he pours himself a travel cup full of coffee,

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Senior working with Senior Student

Seniors Honor Seniors — LLI Gives Back

LLI Supports Senior Students

Every spring, LLI members with classes in Reem-Kayden see a series of posters lining the hallways. These are summaries of the science students’ senior projects–a graduation requirement and the culmination of several years’ work by Bard students  

But senior projects are done in all majors and we have a unique chance to learn about them.

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Register Online

Registration — How We Assign You to Your Classes

Registration Magic Revealed

Unlike many other LLIs and educational institutions, Bard LLI does not use a first-come, first-served method of assigning members to classes. Over many years we have developed a registration system that has worked well, is fair, and rewards those who have actively participated in the governance and management of the organization.

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Intersession Programs Were Popular

Varied Subjects

We were lucky with snow this year. The first three Wednesdays of Intersession were snow free, and the snowstorm that threatened the final day ended early enough for the program to proceed as planned. All sessions were well attended–for most,

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MLK Jr. Day of Service

3 MLK Jr. Events Sponsored by CCE

Invitation to LLI Members

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”

The Center for Civic Engagement has invited LLI members to participate in three events during their Martin Luther King Day of Engagement on Monday,

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Diverse Spring Temptations

Explore Creative Pursuits

Twice a year a bundle of goodies arrives by email from LLI.  Open the course catalog for Spring 2019 and dig in to find a dizzying range of possibilities for stimulating the mind and body over the coming weeks:  a favorite presenter back with new ideas;

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Upcoming Events

Wed 20

Spring Registration

February 6 - February 20
Mar 04

Drop/Add for Spring Courses

March 4 - March 29
Mar 07
Mar 12

Curriculum Committee Meeting

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 15

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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