UW-Stevens Point LIFE program piques adult curiosity

By Patrick Lynn

A UW-Stevens Point program designed for adult learners is accepting new members.

Learning Is ForEver (LIFE), offered through the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Continuing Education and Outreach program, is a membership-based group of adults providing an opportunity to share learning experiences and discover new interests in life.

The first semester of 2021-22 offers more than 100 enrichment classes or discussions over the next four months. These programs are led by visiting and national experts, community leaders, UW-Stevens Point faculty, and LIFE members. The cost of membership for the fall semester is $50.

Outside of being an adult and being curious, there are no requirements to join the program. Classes and discussions are available in hybrid form, including in-person and Zoom sessions, and technical support is available for those who wish to participate remotely.

Programs may also be recorded to view later, and members have access to a library of past recordings.

“UWSP’s LIFE program is a great buy and offers insights into the world. No homework, no exams, just up-to-date offerings in a wide range of subjects,” said member Bill Kirby.

Upcoming programs include:

• TSA Issues and What You Need to Know about Traveling
• Living With Wolves in Wisconsin
• The Role of Nuclear Energy in a Clean Energy Future
• What Exactly Is Money? The Curious Story of Civil War Tokens
• How to Write a Memoir
• Current Concepts of Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery
• Redistricting: Wisconsin Legislators Selecting Constituents in 2021/22
• Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom
• The Paper Industry and the Environment: Then and Now
• Anti-Defamation League Midwest: State of Hate

LIFE also offers ongoing activities for a variety of special interests:

• American and international feature films analyzed
• LIFE Book Talk features monthly discussion of fiction and non-fiction
• High tech discussions/questions about cell phones, cable, and computers
• Solving Sudoku and other computer games
• TED talks – listen and discuss
• Local tours and Wisconsin travel to plays and athletic events

The fall program catalog is available at local libraries or online here.

For more information contact UWSP’s Continuing Education and Outreach at 715.346.3838.