The Fall 2017
Lifelong Learning Line-Up
All programs are free and open to the public.  Please join us!

Do You Hear What I Hear?  An Introductory Note

  • Wednesday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m. in UCM’s UTT Room 008
  • Presenter:  Allison Robbins, PhD and assistant professor of music
  • Co-sponsored by the UCM Department of Music
  • Note:  This program will introduce the musical selections and the faculty performers for the Provost’s Faculty Showcase, which follows immediately at 7:00 p.m. in Hart Recital Hall.

Get to Know Your Local Prairie: A Guided Tour 

  • Saturday, September 16 at 6:00 p.m. 
  • Presentation by members of Johnson County Citizens for Environmental Action and the UCM Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society
  • Prairie is located on SW 101st Street, across from Warrensburg Animal Shelter
  • If desired, attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs. A golf cart tour will be available for those with ambulatory concerns.   

Real News: The Value of Journalism in the 21st Century

  • Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. at UCM’s Wood 205
  • Presentation by a panel of journalists and journalism faculty
  • A panel of experts will discuss the nature of news, how its dissemination has evolved, and the value of a free press in a democratic society.

Children of the New World (UCM Book of the Year Selection)

  • Thursday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m. in UCM’s Hendricks Hall  
  • Presenter: Alexander Weinstein  

UCM's Steinway Celebration

  • Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. in UCM’s Hart Recital Hall (Utt Building, Room 104)  
  • The UCM Department of Music will be introducing their newest Steinway Concert Grand as well as new faculty member Dr. Albert Kim, in a multimedia event that will highlight how Steinways are made, what makes them special, and what it means for UCM to be an All-Steinway School.

Welcome to Lifelong Learning at the University of Central Missouri for the 2017-2018 school year!
Lifelong Learning of UCM (LLL) begins its new season on August 23, 2017, and our board has planned another series of of unique learning opportunities for its eighth year of programming. In partnering with the Office of Extended Studies, we are able to provide two semesters of engaging speakers on topics designed to open eyes and minds to new information. From music to media impact, from bugs to prairie wildlife, from local history to live performance . . . we strive to appeal to people from a variety of backgrounds and interests, and our line-up this year is sure to do that!
LLL programs are planned by a dedicated group of volunteers, and we appreciate the support of our audiences and participants. If you have been to a program in the past, we encourage you to share your experience with others and encourage their attendance. If you have yet to attend one of our programs, we hope you will join us to sample the kind of programs for continued learning that we believe you will find both entertaining and edifying.
As always, our goal is to provide quality, community-based programs for people of all ages, thus emphasizing the importance of being a lifelong learner. Hope to see you this year!
Mary Solomon
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.