The Spring 2017
Lifelong Learning Line-Up
All programs are free and open to the public.  Please join us!
Shakespeare and Frank James: Outlaw Scholar of the Jesse James Gang
  • Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Trails Regional Library, 432 N. Holden St. in Warrensburg, MO
  • Presented by Darlena Ciraulo, Ph.D. and  professor of English at UCM
  • It may seem odd that one of the most famous outlaws of the mythic Old West loved to quote Shakespeare.  Yet Frank James not only defined himself as a Shakespeare-quoting bandit, but his love of the Bard brought Shakespeare to the crime scenes of Missouri's past.
Is It All In Your Genes? Nature vs. Nurture
  • Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Western Missouri Medical Center’s Classroom 1, 403 Burkarth Rd.  in Warrensburg, MO
  • Presented by Susie Miller, RD, LD, CDE and outpatient educator
  • Why do some families seem to have the same chronic problems every generation?  Are individuals predestined to die of a heart attacks because their grandfathers had heart disease?  Join in a discussion about the role that genetics and society play in determining our destiny for heart disease, diabetes, obesity and many other disease conditions.
  • Co-sponsored by Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg Area Career Center and UCM’s Nursing department
Show Me Justice Film Festival Preview
  • Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. in UCM’s Wood Classroom Building, Rm 205 in Warrensburg, MO  (The Wood Building is off Clark St and across the pedestrian mall from the Elliott Student Union.)
  • Presented by Shannon Johnson, instructor of Communication at UCM
  • The Show Me Justice Film Festival is an international film festival that brings films from around the world to the Midwest to showcase the theme of social justice.  The films selected for the festival compete for prizes based on their artistic competence, creativity, and exploration of the festival theme.
  • Co-sponsored by UCM’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and in cooperation with UCM’s  Communication department
Inside the World of Home Brewing:  Passion, Creativity and Camaraderie
  • Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the White Rose Pavilion, 107 Ming St. in Warrensburg, MO
  • Presented by Doug Harris and Chad Pfister, home brewing enthusiasts
  • Wondering if making your own beer at home is too complicated, too expensive, or both? Home brewing is a relatively simple process within the reach of everyone.  Learn the basics of brewing and different styles of beers, as well as intermediate and advanced techniques for the seriously creative home brewer. 
  • Co-sponsored by Austin Home Brew Supply
To Bee or Not to Bee:  Memoirs of a Beekeeper
  • Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Tranquility Shop, 128 N. Holden St. in Warrensburg, MO
  • Presented by Tony Axton, local beekeeper
  • No human activity or ingenuity could ever replace the work of bees, and yet bees are largely taken for granted. Many of us often enjoy honey and beeswax products, but we do not realize just how easy it is to help or hinder their effectiveness as crop pollinators nor how much is lost by their loss.
  • Co-sponsored by Tranquility Shop and Johnson County Citizens for Environmental Action 

Welcome to Lifelong Learning at the University of Central Missouri for the 2016-2017 school year!

August 24, 2016 marks the beginning of the 7th year of programming for Lifelong Learning at UCM (LLL).
Each year, the LLL board produces two semesters of engaging, educational programs available for all community members. Programs feature experts from many fields and are designed to appeal to people from a variety of backgrounds and interests.
LLL is one of the University of Central Missouri's investments in the culture and education of mid-Missouri residents. It is the product of a dedicated group of volunteers and wouldn't be possible without the support of an eager audience. If you've been in one of our audiences before, I say thank you on behalf of the board. If you haven't, come join us and you'll see just how entertaining and enriching our programs can be.
Kyle Constant
Lifelong Learning Chair


At the University of Central Missouri, LLL is supported by Extended Studies, and is affiliated with the Alumni Association, the Emeriti Association, and the James C. Kirkpatrick Library. In addition, the Trails Regional Library is a community affiliate.

The LLL motto is: “Community programs for continued learning for all.”  We look forward to seeing you at future programs.  All programs are free and open to the public.