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Registration Open for CALL Program

KEENE, N.H., 09/15/10 - Keene State College’s Cheshire Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL) announces that registration is open for fall classes. CALL is an educational program for those 55 years and older in the Monadnock region.

This fall, participants choose from 17 different classes, including Art History, Bridge, Jung Goes to the Movies, New Hampshire in the Civil War, Shakespeare’s Othello, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Rise of the Hollywood Musical: Its History and Stars, and U.S. Foreign Policy from the Cold War to the “American Decade” and Its Unraveling.

Classes are 80 minutes long and run on Fridays from September 24 to November 12, 2010. The semester registration is $65. An additional $20 mandatory annual membership fee provides CALL members with a picture ID card giving access to the College library, discounts on Arts Center events, discounts on KSC merchandise at the campus bookstore, open swim time in the College pool, ability to purchase aerobics and walking track gym memberships, all-you-can- eat lunch for $5.95 in the Dining Commons on Fridays, early notification of CALL classes and other campus events, and e-mail newsletters.

Registration is open until the first day of class, but early registration is recommended as classes fill quickly.

CALL Saturday features four lectures, each running from 9 a.m. to noon. They are free to CALL members and $15 per session for nonmembers. Vietnam (September 25), Forensics (October 2), Robin Hood (October 9), and Vision 2020, a community-wide health initiative to help Cheshire County become the nation’s healthiest community by 2020 (October 23), comprise the series. The September 25 lecture features Vietnamese artifacts from the Mariposa Museum.

CALL is Keene State’s institute for learning in retirement and runs twice a year, in the spring and fall. Taught by CALL members, KSC faculty, and other local experts, courses are noncredit and nongraded. CALL participants take an active role in planning courses. Participants can take up to four classes each semester.

CALL, an affiliate of the Elderhostel/Road Scholar network, was founded in the mid-1990s. As an Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) program, CALL is nonresidential and offer classes on an ongoing weekly basis.

Information and registration material are available at KSC’s Continuing Education Office (603-358-2290). The office is located in Elliot Center, first floor, room 144.

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