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Spring 2020 Registration Process

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LLI is using a different registration process for this coming Spring 2020 semester. We want to give you a heads up so that we are all ready for the changes.

Here are the key dates: the catalog will be available next Friday,

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Intersession Offerings, January 29, 2020

11:00 – 12:30 a.m.

GIVING EFFECTIVE PRESENTATIONS

Are you making your point or putting your audience to sleep? Have you ever attended a bad presentation, even if the subject matter was interesting? What makes an effective presentation with PowerPoint® or Keynote®? You’ll learn techniques, strategies, and best practices for presentations that cater to different learning styles.

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Intersession Offerings, January 22, 2020

11:00 – 12:30 a.m.
IMAGES THAT CHANGED OUR WORLD: THE 1960s

Our generation grew up with certain core beliefs: the United States was good, the Soviet Union evil; democracy was good, communism bad; God favored the United States; we would be wealthier than our parents; the future was bright. As we came of age in the 1960s,

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Intersession Offerings January 15, 2020

11:00 – 12:30 a.m.

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: THE MUSIC AND CAREERS OF RECORDING ARTISTS FROM THE 1950’s AND EARLY 1960’s IN THEIR OWN WORDS

Based on personal interviews with 100 top recording artists from the 1950s and 1960s, author Anthony Musso corrects longtime inaccuracies and myths that have plagued the artists’ biographies for more than 50 years.

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Celebrate LLI Spring Course Offerings

A Semester of Firsts

We celebrate a semester of firsts. We can welcome a record number of Bard faculty teaching individual courses at LLI this spring as well as a record number of LLI member presenters. Curriculum is also testing the popularity of a new scheduling option by offering the same course in the first and fifth periods to better accommodate members’ varying schedules.

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Take a Break From Winter at Intersession

Theater, Culture and Music

Lou Trapani is back on January 8 to discuss theater and culture, followed by Donald Fraser, the educator at the Mills Mansion presenting stories of the Titanic sinking from a unique point of view.

On January 15, journalist Anthony Musso will share his personal stories of some of the top 100 recording artists of the 1950s and 1960s.

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Off-Friday Classes

Off-Friday Classes add Variety to Bard LLI

by Carmela Gersbeck

If sitting in a classroom doesn’t appeal to you or you want to add some variety to your LLI experience, consider taking one of the many off-Friday classes. They were a success in the fall semester,

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Welcome New Members

Welcome

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, view the LLI Annual Calendar and our Bard campus parking map,

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SummerFest 2019

SummerFest is a delight

It’s summertime and the learnin’ is easy. Two periods, a long and social coffee break and fascinating teachers make for a perfect Friday morning.

The Bard campus is much quieter in June, so there are no issues with finding adequate parking. LLI is also able to use the rooms in Olin,

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The Curriculum Committee Wants to Know

What did you Think of Your Courses?

What did you think of your courses this semester?  Did the content and presentation meet your expectations? Would you recommend the course to others? Might you have changed part of it? The Curriculum Committee really wants to know. You rely on the committee to produce the quality courses you enjoy each semester.

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