News + Notes
Since June of 2020, LLI has been blessed with a corps of volunteers who make the Zoom classes work. These LLIers, who are session managers, support our presenters by admitting members to classes, spotlighting speakers, reading the Chat,
Each year, LLI provides grants to students at Bard High School Early College in Manhattan. The money provides support that allows students to volunteer and to learn in the summer between their junior and senior years.
The Bard Arboretum encompases the entire campus, including the beautiful Montgomery Place estate. The original campus grounds are open to visitors, but Montgomery Place is the site of much of Bard’s SummerScape program and thus is open to visitors only on Mondays to allow for rehearsals.
The Who, Us? Class of 2020 recently proposed an initiative concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) measures for the Bard LLI Council to consider. Their ideas were reflected in questions included in the 2021 annual survey assessing member interest in ways that Bard LLI can address social issues in our community.
From a numerical perspective, the results from the latest course evaluations are excellent: the average rating for course content was 9.31 and for presenters was 9.28, with 10 being the top possible score. The Curriculum Team can take pride in those impressive numbers.
|Start Date||End Date||Event|
|TBD||Recruit mentors for 2021-2022 new members|
|11-May||Curriculum Committee Meeting|
|14-May||Annual business meeting, on Zoom; budget presented and election results announced|
|14-May||SummerFest catalog available|
|17-May||Annual survey sent to members|
|21-May||SummerFest registration opens|
|1-Jun||21-Jun||Member renewal and electronic payment|
|1-Jun||21-Jun||New member applications accepted|
|4-Jun||25-Jun||SummerFest 2021 - Four Fridays in June 4, 11, 18, 25|
|11-Jun||Last day to register for SummerFest Class|
|15-Jun||Curriculum Committee Meeting|
|30-Jun||End of academic year|
|Start 2021||End 2021||Events|
|July 1||New Council starts|
|July 1||Notify new applicants of admittance|
|July 1||July 10||New members payments|
|July 7||Newsletter published|
|July 8||July 8||Social Event with Lauren Rose|
|July 13||Curriculum Committee Meeting|
|July 19||Council Meeting|
|August 7||Newsletter published|
|August 10||Curriculum Committee Meeting|
|August 26||Fall catalog available (website and ProClass)|
|Zoom new member small groups orientation|
|August 16||Council Meeting|
|September 1||September 15||New member orientation|
|September 2||Registration for Fall classes|
|September 7||Newsletter published|
|September 14||Curriculum Committee Meeting|
|September 20||Council Meeting|
|September 16||October 29||Fall semester starts|
|September 24||Last day to add a course|
|October 7||Newsletter published|
|October 12||Curriculum Meeting|
|October 18||Council Meeting|
|October 29||Last day of fall semester|
|November 7||Newsletter published|
|November 9||Curriculum meeting open house|
|November 15||Council Meeting|
|December 7||Newsletter published|
|December 16||WinterFest catalog released|
|No December Curriculum Meeting|
|December 20||Council Meeting|
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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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