Lifelong learning

  • ILR students in the classroom
  • ILR trip to the farm
  • ILR clogging group
  • ILR garden tour

No tests or grades, no quizzes or papers, just individuals gathering to explore a topic of interest for the pure joy of learning.  That is what the Institute for Learning in Retirement program is all about. 

Sponsored by Bluffton University, the program is designed for retired/semi-retired people. Many of the courses are designed and led by the members of the institute. The Institute for Learning In Retirement offers fall, winter and spring courses at the university. Students may sign up for as many IRL courses as they wish for one set price. 

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2014 Fall Term

Beginning Sept. 22
Classes offered on  Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Courses include

with Lois Wetherill
Needlefelting is a needlework technique in which fibers are entwined without the need to sew. Students will have the opportunity to complete several small projects and learn the basics needed to continue to create on their own after the class.
Basic tools and supplies are included in the $20 course fee.

with LaRee Little
4-H clubs, country fair, penny loafers, duck-tail hair, class play practice, collecting stamps;  Who’d you ask to the Sadie Hawkins dance?; Fifty-four Chevy, white and blue, Sunday trips to the Toledo Zoo, Whizzer motor bikes and “I like Ike; A buck and a quarter or we might strike." This and so much more! Join us and share your recollections.                                    

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If you have any questions, please contact:
JP Schumacher
Director of ILR