Monthly Archives: April 2018

CCE and Hannah Arendt Center Program

Crisis in Russion-American Relations: What Is To Be Done?

Monday, April 30, 2018, 5 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Preston Theater

For 20 years following the Cold War, the relationship of the two former ideological rivals remained tepid but mutually respectable. The obvious asymmetry in wealth, military power,

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Annual Meeting and Spring Brunch on May 18


Not your usual business meeting! Stage performances, Volunteer recognition, Raffle.

RSVP between May 1 and May 10 – see the link to RSVP in your email around May 1.

9:00 -10:00 a.m.


9:30 -10:00 a.m.

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Spring Events and Changes

From LLI President Tom Esposito

I hope you are enjoying another interesting spring semester at Bard LLI. I know you join me in thanking Anne Sunners and her Curriculum Committee for their inspired course offerings. We are always particularly pleased when we are fortunate enough to have Bard students participate in our classes as they do in Joan Tower’s very popular course,

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CCE – Center for Continuing Education at Bard College

By Jill Lundquist, Second Vice President

In the fall of 2016, LLI at Bard was put “under the umbrella” of the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) at Bard College. At the same time, Jonathan Becker, Executive Vice President of the College and the Director of CCE,

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Intersession 2018, Intersession 2019

By Gene Burns, Special Events Chair

The final presentation in our Int ersession 2018 program was held on January 31 in Weis Cinema, before a packed house…only 2 or 3 empty seats! New Yorker cartoon ist Danny Shanahan wowed us with a fascinating talk and exposition of dozens of cartoons as well as some of the many front covers he has produced for the magazine.

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New Yorker Cartoon Caption Winner – Kathy Oconnor

Kathy Oconnor, a new LLI member, was the winner of the Intersession cartoon contest. Danny Shanahan, New Yorker cartoonist, completed the final cartoon, with Kathy’s caption included, and presented it to her on February 28 at Bread Alone in Rhinebeck.

Kathy says: “I come from a family with a rich history of being known for their colorful and quirky sense of humor.”

This is not her first attempt at a New Yorker cartoon.

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Notes on March LLI Council Meeting

Council minutes are posted on our website,, after they are approved. Click on About Us, Governance to find minutes from the last several months.

  • The Council will hold a workshop on Monday, April 16. There will be a brief business meeting at 9:30,

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