Last modified: Wednesday, February 9, 2011
IU Bloomington Continuing Studies launches spring courses
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 9, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Bloomington Continuing Studies is launching its Winter/Spring 2011 Lifelong Learning and Professional Development course offerings, which include more than 75 noncredit classes designed for local adults.
The 10th annual IU Authors' Series will feature authors Audrey McCluskey and her book Richard Pryor: The Life and Legacy of a "Crazy" Black Man; Samrat Upadhyay and his novel Buddha's Orphans; and Rachel Peden's works as presented by IU Press editor Linda Oblack. The IU Authors' Series is offered in cooperation with the IU Alumni Association.
Other course titles include Strike Up the Band: Music and IU Athletics, Warhol-mania and Modern India: Culture and Politics. Day trips that feature destinations such as the Indianapolis Repertory Theatre and the T.C. Steele State Historic Site will allow participants the opportunity to learn and travel to nearby sites of interest.
Professional development certificate programs with courses taught by business professionals, industry experts and IU faculty are available in diverse areas including event planning, digital photography and Web design. Courses on the life sciences industry, project management and financial and estate planning will also be offered.
"Indiana University Bloomington is committed to reaching out to learners of all ages and seeks to provide opportunities for intellectual, professional, and personal growth," said Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson. "Bloomington Continuing Studies makes such opportunities available through innovative class offerings that are enjoyable, interesting, and informative."
Many courses will be held at IU Bloomington Continuing Studies' Community Education Center at Fountain Square Mall and at other community locations such as Meadowood Retirement Community and WorkOne. The complete Winter/Spring 2011 Lifelong Learning and Professional Development course catalog is available online at continue.indiana.edu or by calling 812-855-9335.
IU Bloomington Continuing Studies provides opportunities for adults to engage in lifelong learning. Programs include General Studies degrees, Adult Student Resources, Lifelong Learning and Professional Development courses, Mini University and Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County. A part of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Bloomington Continuing Studies programs draw upon the rich resources of IU Bloomington and are offered on campus and at convenient community locations. For more information, visit continue.indiana.edu or call 812-855-4991.