|Vol. 17, No. 11||Nov. 13, 1997|
Part of the continuing education activities of the University, ALL meets in the daytime on the University's Wilmington campus, 2700 Pennsylvania Ave.
With more than 1,800 members, ALL offers 145 courses and organizes more than a dozen social activities for its members. Members may participate in teaching courses and organizing activities.
Among the courses offered are history, current events, psychology, languages, computers, art, literature and economics. Among the 13 new courses offered this semester are ones on Shakespeare and history, basic Persian, non-Indo-European languages, computers, cell biology and sexual orientation.
Special Wednesday luncheons feature guest speakers, and there also are special programs in the arts. Additionally, the academy organizes theatre trips, afternoon teas, art exhibits and cultural travels overseas.
The Academy of Lifelong Learning is a pioneer organization in the U.S. It began in the spring of 1988 with 85 charter members and 22 courses. Last year, it lowered the age of admission to 50 in order to respond to the recent trend of early retirement.
For information, call 573-4417 or write to ALL, 2700 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, DE 19806-1169. A southern Delaware academy has its home at the Virden Center in Lewes.
For information on southern Delaware activities, call 855-4111.