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Lifelong Learning Community
What is the Lifelong Learning Community?
A group of mature learners who are:
- Open to learning.
- Curious about the world.
- Committed to maintaining an active mind for a healthy body.
- Interested in coming to the Otterbein campus for a year-long menu of workshops, lectures and May mini-courses designed for Lifelong Learning Community members.
- Eager to meet artists, lecturers, writers and faculty in formal and informal settings.
Event offerings and topics include art, history, health and well-being, book discussion groups, environmental and social issues, day trips, and other social opportunities.
Membership & Benefits
LLC Annual Membership runs from September 1, thru August 31 of the following year.
Membership is $60 per person; half-price ($30) for a spouse, partner or friend registering at the same time.
We permit one-time guests at any event. If a guest would like to attend more often, then we ask that they become a member.
**One-time guest exception may be made for day trips and the holiday luncheon. A non-member spouse or friend may attend these events if they pay the fee for the day drip or make a donation towards the luncheon.
Benefits of the Lifelong Learning Community Membership Include:
Admission to special events with President John Comerford, experts and writers visiting campus
Exclusive offerings of lectures, discussions, workshops and May mini-courses created for the Lifelong Learning Community members, by members and by Otterbein faculty.
Otterbein Summer Theatre: Discounted matinee performances during the summer of 2020 with opportunities to meet the actors, directors and playwright.
Westerville Symphony: Discounted tickets for events in Cowan Hall in October through April. Contact Alumni Relations for promotional code for discount.
Friends of the Courtright Memorial Library: Discounted rate of $5 to become a member (regularly $20). This applies to new memberships, or those who are not currently Friends of the Library. Contact the Library for more information.
Volunteer opportunities in the Westerville/Otterbein community.
Volunteering & Presenting Opportunities
Opportunities are available to volunteer within the Lifelong Learning Community as greeters, introducing volunteers and marketing the program to others.
Click Here for a Volunteer Form
If you are interested in Presenting a subject to the Lifelong Learning Community, Click Here to submit an application.
If you are interested in learning more, contact Deb Madden ’03 at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-823-1650.
At Otterbein University’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE), we believe that even small acts can change the world, and that there are many ways to change the world. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities in various areas for those who want to volunteer a few hours each term or several hours each week, we have it all!
Contact Melissa Gilbert at email@example.com or call 614-823-1251.
Otterbein Theatre is in search of volunteers to usher public performances. Ushers report to the theatre 45 minutes prior to curtain, receive a basic training about seating and safety/evacuation procedures and then assist with seating patrons. In exchange, ushers receive a complimentary ticket for the performance.
For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Elizabeth Saltzgiver at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-823-1239.
Seniors 60 and over may attend one Otterbein University class each semester free of charge. The registration process for this opportunity can be accessed by downloading the application.
Please note that you are expected to register 10 days before classes begin so that the Office of the Registrar can check your request with the class instructor. If you have questions about the application process, you may contact Joanna Cervi, email@example.com or call 614-823-1248. Not all class offerings can be made available through Senior College, depending on traditional student demand and class type.
Vienna 2021 Travel Course: Culture, Conflict, & Identity
Lyle and Meg Barkhymer have made their ‘home away from home’ in Vienna for the last several winters. They are both retired from teaching in the music field. Lyle taught a Senior Year Experience in Vienna for 12 years, with Meg joining him a number of times. In 2019, they hosted 12 Lifelong Learning Community members on a similar travel learning course. We hope you will consider joining the Barkhymers in Vienna in 2021.