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Last modified: Wednesday, April 24, 2002

IU's Mini University makes summer learning fun

    Learn about interesting topics from some of Indiana University's best faculty in a relaxed setting without the pressure of exams. This may sound too good to be true, but it describes IU's award-winning Mini University, scheduled this year for June 16-21.

    The week-long continuing education program offers nearly 100 non-credit courses in areas such as the arts; business and technology; domestic issues; health; fitness and leisure; human growth and development; humanities; international affairs; and science. The event includes morning, afternoon and evening classes, social gatherings and an informal graduation ceremony. The classes are geared for the IU community, interested Bloomington residents and visitors who attend as a vacation trip.

    Mini University, sponsored by the IU Alumni Association and Bloomington Division of Continuing Studies, was selected early this year by Frommer's Travel magazine as among the nine best campus learning vacations in the country.

    Topics this June will include American popular song, Richard Rodgers' 100th birthday; tax law changes; exploring the Internet; the CIA and intelligence "failures"; police practices and hate crime; racial profiling; school vouchers; teaching creativity; sport, terrorism and violence; a Prozac revolution; IU on the Great Wall of China; comics and cartoon art; a Middle East update; reducing world poverty; reflections on Afghanistan, the Taliban and Islam; and the Genome Projects.

    For course details, phone 812-855-6120. For registration information, phone 812-855-4661. The Mini University Web site is