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LIFE@WesternCarolina

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 Announcements

For the safety of our members, ALL spring 2021 sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm online via Zoom.

LIFE@WesternCarolina is a lifelong education program specifically designed to provide learning opportunities to adults ages 50 and over. In this program, learners will participate in non-credit educational presentations led by current and retired WCU faculty and staff and other educators from the region.

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12 non-credit sessions will be offered each semester. Classes will meet in Cullowhee, NC on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. beginning September 16. Classes will also meet at WCU's instructional site at Biltmore Park Town Square on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Upcoming Spring Speakers

February 2021:
Dr. David Moore, “Hernando de Soto and Juan Pardo: Sixteenth Century Spanish Expeditions in North Carolina”
Mike Gillen, “Camino de Santiago, Iberia and Morocco: Travels March and April, 2019”
Dr. Kevan Frazier, "Asheville Resilience"
David Madden, "The Tangled Web of the Civil War and Reconstruction: Readings and Writings from a Novelist’s Perspective"

Members pay dues of $125 each academic year (fall and spring semesters, 24 sessions total).

Members may choose to attend on a semester basis for an $80 fee per semester.
*Please note that if a member joins for the Fall-semester membership and they decide at a later time to join for the Spring-semester as well, they would need to pay $80 for each semester. 

  • 24 sessions (1 per week, 12 per semester, 2 semesters)
    Included in the 24 sessions are a holiday reception and an annual luncheon
  • Borrowing privileges at WCU's Hunter Library
  • Parking at the Jackson County Public Library and Biltmore Park, where the 2019-2020 sessions will be held
  • Fall-Semester membership* – 12 sessions between September – December; includes Holiday Reception
  • Spring-Semester membership* – 12 sessions between January – April; includes Annual Luncheon
  • Borrowing privileges at WCU's Hunter Library
  • Parking at the Jackson County Public Library and Biltmore Park, where the 2018-2019 sessions will be held

 Thank You to Our Sponsors: 

Gold Sponsorship - Biltmore Park

 

Gold Sponsorship - Cullowhee and Biltmore Park

 

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