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New Rochelle, NY (September 2011) The Learning in Retirement at Iona College (LIRIC) program will hold an Open House from 2 to 4 PM, Sunday, September 11, at Iona’s, Spellman Hall, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle. Refreshments will be served and parking is available in the garage or parking lot between Summit and Mayflower Avenues in New Rochelle.
The LIRIC fall semester will run from October 3 through December 3. New and current members will have an opportunity to preview and register for the courses. Among the offerings will be art and writing workshops, discussions on books and current events and lectures on ethics and issues, criminal justice and crime and punishment. Classes will be held at the Iona campus and the New Rochelle Elks Club.
Founded in 1994, LIRIC became Westchester’s first self-governing, comprehensive program offering not-for-credit courses and social activities for retirees. LIRIC’s student body consists of about 300 seniors. Nearly all of them are college graduates who had successful careers as teachers, attorneys, physicians, nurses and other professionals. They are very active in their communities and volunteer their time for a wide range of charitable causes. They are computer savvy, world travelers and are independent. They also share a passion for learning which attracted them to LIRIC. A typical LIRIC semester comprises courses and programs that are created by the members as well as some Iona College lectures and special events that reflect their interests. All LIRIC members are encouraged to suggest courses. The curriculum committee designs the programs and arranges for presenters and speakers from among the Iona faculty and from the community at large.
LIRIC is sponsored by Iona’s School of Art and Science and is an affiliate of Elderhostel Institute Network. For more information, or for a catalog call (914) 633-2675 or visit our website at www.iona.edu/liric.
Founded in 1940, Iona College is a four-year private, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education. It is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs.
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