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Stay Warm With WinterFest

Introduction

As we settle down after the holiday season, we can start looking forward to WinterFest 2022. On four consecutive Wednesdays, beginning on January 5, there will be two lectures concerning a broad range of subjects. We need not worry about icy roads or parking since all lectures will be held on Zoom.

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Bocce Ball Unites Bard LLI Participants

Introduction

One of the benefits of taking an off-campus course is the opportunity to get to know people outside of a classroom, usually while hiking, visiting a horse farm, or taking a stroll around Olana—often with a picnic lunch after.

When I suggested an off-campus course on how to play bocce ball to the Curriculum Team,

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LLI Past, Present and Future

Introduction

Imagine a Maine schooner cruise vacation. Brisk, fresh sea air filling majestic canvas sails. Helping trim the sails, grabbing the wheel, and steering the yacht on course, carefully staying clear of rocks. It’s so exciting the next year you invite a friend to join you.

You share the same excitement,

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Thank You’s from BHSEC Recipients

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For years, LLI has provided financial help for students in the Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) in Manhattan for expenses incurred during summer internships. Recipients of this year’s $665 grant included Jacob Little, who worked as a counselor-in-training at Mass Audubon’s Wildwood Overnight Camp, and Joseph Lin, who interned with the Zero Waste Island team at Governor’s Island.

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The Arboretum Called Bard

Introduction

When was the last time you visited a garden measuring 930 acres? When was the last time you were enveloped by hundreds of varieties of flowers, bushes, grasses and other flora? It was, of course, before the COVID-19 pandemic struck and Bard’s extraordinary arboretum was off-limits. The good news is we can now return,

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Profile of Stacey Adams

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Where is my parking hangtag? Hey, our classroom is locked. I got a parking ticket — what for? Who you gonna call? Try Stacey Adams. She is the Office Resource Coordinator for Bard College’s Security team. She works with LLI’s Member Services team volunteers to register LLI members’ cars,

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Out of Chaos, A Plan For Fall Courses

Introduction

In mid-June, Curriculum was nailing down a Zoom class schedule for the Fall 2021 semester, and Membership Development was planning online orientations and new member socials.

Surprise! On June 23, Bard let Nanci Kryzak, President, and Jill Lundquist, Chair of Planning and Evaluation, know that, in fact,

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Rewarding Fall Courses

Introduction

Once you get the 2021 fall catalog, you will be reminded why you joined LLI. The Curriculum Committee is again offering many varied fall options taught by experienced and imaginative presenters. As with the spring semester, classes will be held on Thursday and Friday mornings via Zoom.

But we are also slowly working our way back to campus.

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Hybrid Makes History

Introduction

As the veil of life under the pandemic begins to lift, Bard LLI faces a sea change not unlike when COVID-19 first tore apart our lives. We remember, thankfully, how a team of dedicated members assembled immediately after the campus closed. Zoom took over. The Online Team dug in and gave valuable time,

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LLI Gives Grants to Summer Work by BHSEC Students

Introduction

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.

This year, the effects of Covid restrictions make it more difficult for students to find opportunities,

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