Taking Lifelong Learning into church

NORTH CANTON Walsh’s Lifelong Learning Academy will offer free public lectures by Walsh faculty members and special guests to “enrich the mind and spirit” of local adults. In addition, participants may join the Lifelong Learning Academy for two tours of the classic music and art of local churches.

Two examples are “Pipes: Three Great Church Instruments” which will include organ demonstrations by the resident musicians, and “Panes: Inspirational Stained Glass,” a tour with a demonstration of stained glass art.

Read more: http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20180905/lifelong-learning-academy-events-to-include-church-visits

New approach to lifelong learning international

GENEVA, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) — A new approach to lifelong learning is needed for the future of work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) director general has said in a speech to education and employment ministers at a G20 meeting in Argentina, the ILO said Friday.

“We need to replenish skills throughout a working career, and this calls for revisiting the models and concepts of lifelong learning to create the future we want,” said Guy Ryder, the ILO chief.

Read more: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/08/c_137452859.htm

MSU opens new Lifelong Learning Center

by Deanna Watson, Wichita Falls Times Record News

Published 3:02 p.m. CT Sept. 12, 2018 | Updated 3:39 p.m. CT Sept. 12, 2018

More than 100 people gathered Wednesday at Midwestern State University’s new Lifelong Learning Center.

The Lifelong Learning Center, housed in the university-obtained property at 2527 Hampstead Lane, welcomes those interested in non-credited education in a classroom setting on a variety of subjects.

Dr. Suzanne Shipley, president of MSU Texas, welcomed those celebrating the grand opening with a short discussion on the center’s mission — a place for people over age 50 seeking further knowledge and discussion, not pursuing formal advanced degrees.

“A lifelong learning center is about more than taking classes,” the Fall 2018 course book states. “It is also about developing a community of older adults who want to socialize and discuss intellectual topics with peers outside of the classroom.”

Read more: https://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/news/local/2018/09/12/msu-texas-new-lifelong-learning-center-officially-opens-doors/1282868002/