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Lifelong Learning Community at Otterbein University


Deepen your commitment to education by joining the Lifelong Learning Community at Otterbein.

What is the Lifelong Learning Community?

A group of like-minded mature learners, 55 and older who are:

  • Open to learning.
  • Curious about the world.
  • Committed to maintaining an active mind for a healthy body.
  • Interested in coming to the Otterbein campus for a year-long menu of workshops, lectures and May mini-courses designed for Lifelong Learning Community members.
  • Eager to meet artists, lecturers, writers and faculty in formal and informal settings.

Space is limited. Register as a Member Today!

An inaugural membership in the Lifelong Learning Community is $50 per person; ½ price for a spouse, partner or friend! A one-year membership is Sept. 1, 2016, through Aug. 31, 2017.  Register here or by calling 614-823-1650.  Space requires that we limit membership to the first 70 people. Once our limit is reached, we will take your information and contact you about public events, May mini-course offerings and enrollment for next year.

Benefits of Lifelong Learning Community Membership

  • Admission to special events with President Kathy Krendl, experts and writers visiting campus
  • Exclusive offerings of lectures, discussions, workshops and May mini-courses created for the Lifelong Learning Community members, by members and by Otterbein faculty. A sampling of courses can be seen to the right.

  • Opportunities to meet artists for the Opening Doors to the World programming. This year's focus is  on art and culture in India and Thailand (fall) and China and Tibet (spring).
  • Up to three discounted Otterbein Theatre matinee performances during the summer of 2017 with opportunities to meet the actors, directors and playwright.

  • Discounted tickets for Lifelong Learning Community members for Westerville Symphony events in Cowan Hall in October, December, March and April.
  • Discounted rate of $5 to become a member of Friends of the Courtright Memorial Library (regularly $20), a Lifelong Learning Community partner. Contact the library for more information.

  • Volunteer opportunities in the Westerville/Otterbein community.

 Sampling of offerings:

  • Robert Kraft - Why Your Memory is Far Better Than You Think (Fall)
  • Betsy MacLean - James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic (Spring)
  • Kim Fischer - Finding the Right Balance:  Tips for Nutrition and Exercise (Fall)
  • Sarah Hickey - Photos in the Digital Age:  How to Store, Sort and Share (Fall)
  • Janice Glowski - Exploring the Arts; Opening Doors to the World (Fall)
  • Dan Steinberg - Making Sense of Social Media (Spring)
  • Common Book reading group and a meeting with author, Kristen Iversen (Fall)
  • Wine and Cheese Reception with faculty and workshop lecturers  (Spring)
  • May mini-courses: $100 per course in addition to your membership, add a second person at $50 or add a second course for $50.