Blog Archives

Meet Three WinterFest Presenters!

by Susan Phillips and Carmela Gersbeck
Introduction

The folks on the Bard LLI Communications Committee who come up with this newsletter every month are always interested to know how Bard LLI is fortunate to enlist so many talented people who are willing to share their knowledge and experience through LLI classes.

Read more ›



A Foretaste of Spring Classes

by Deborah Lanser
Introduction

Get ready to start planning your spring class schedule when the catalog comes out on February 22. Once again, the Curriculum Committee has ensured we have courses on a wide variety of topics, from economics to poetry, US history to music, healthcare to hiking,

Read more ›



New Members Have Their Say

by Deborah Lanser
Introduction

Every year, an influx of new members provides a fresh perspective on the strengths and limitations of Bard LLI. This year, 22 members from the class of 2023 responded to the new member survey, sharing their enthusiasm, insights, and concerns. Those comments will be taken to heart as we strive to improve our functioning and offerings.

Read more ›



Some Opinions About Fall Classes

by Deborah Lanser
Introduction

This year’s evaluations of the fall courses and presenters confirmed that the fall semester was generally a hit with LLI members. Courses were often rated a 4 or 5, with many members expressing gratitude for the depth and relevance of the course content.

Read more ›



Have You Met Lynda Christensen?

by Carmela Gersbeck
Introduction

If you haven’t had a chance to meet Lynda Christensen, one of four Members at Large, you should! Lynda joined Bard LLI in September 2020 and quickly raised her hand to become a session manager when LLI moved to Zoom at the beginning of the COVID pandemic.

Read more ›



January’s Coming Attractions

by Deborah Lanser
Introduction

Mark your calendars for the return of WinterFest. On four successive Wednesdays—January 10, 17, 24, and 31—there will be two Zoom presentations, one at 9:00 a.m. and one at 11:00 a.m. Each session is 90 minutes. As in previous years, registration is not required.

Read more ›



Walking the Bard Cemetery

by Gretchen Lytle
Introduction

Just to the north of Faculty Circle, nestled in the woods around the hillside of outcroppings, is the Bard cemetery. It’s a lovely, peaceful area for a walk and contemplation, with places to sit along the way. To get there, walk north on the Main Campus up the pathway that runs between the Stevenson Library and the President’s House.

Read more ›



Welcome, New Members

by Susan Phillips
Introduction

By now, all 39 of you lucky new Bard LLI lottery–winning members have probably survived your first semester of in-person and/or Zoom LLI classes and are happily settled in. All of you should have been contacted by an experienced LLI mentor who would welcome contact from you about any questions you have.

Read more ›



Dispatches From an LLI Rookie

by Alan Katz
Introduction

Bard LLI first-year members. We are easy to spot. We are the ones looking confused and lost on campus, overwrought from having scheduled nine classes, muttering under our breath about ProClass, and inevitably asking, “Does our LLI lanyard allow us to use the pool at the Stevenson Athletic Center?” Here are some observations on the first few months of my maiden voyage.

Read more ›



The Abundance of the Montgomery Place Orchards Wayside Stand

by Susan Phillips
Introduction

This delightful and beautifully stocked open-air farm market is at it again, offering the mid Hudson Valley community a broad selection of prime produce and farm kitchen products. Located at the intersection of 9G and Rt.199, it is conveniently close to the Bard College campus.

Read more ›



Top