The Institute for Learning in Retirement at Baldwin Wallace University offers adults the opportunity to continue learning in an informal, flexible, and non-competitive college environment.
Offering a series of non-credit, college-level courses both in-person and via Zoom, the Institute for Learning in Retirement is committed to providing an educational, social, and cultural experience that is highly accessible and inexpensive. Courses are taught by former professors, teachers and professionals from the Greater Cleveland area who are all experts in their subject matter or field of interest.
The institute follows a membership model with a small annual fee and a per-class fee. Membership benefits include:
- Advance mailings for all ILR-sponsored events
- An invitation to the annual meeting
- Voting privileges to elect officers, hold an office, and serve on committees
- A 10% discount, excluding supplies, at the Baldwin Wallace Bookstore
- Use of Ritter Library (located on the Baldwin Wallace University main campus in Berea)
Winter Course Offerings
ILR - BW CAMPUS
The Institute for Learning in Retirement – BW Campus will offer its winter classes starting on January 9. Registration opens on December 4 and closes on December 18!
There are always a wide range of topics to choose from, including:
- Renaissance Masters
- Empires of Greece and Rome
- B Movies: The Second Feature
- Learning to Navigate the Healthcare System
- European Queens - Famous and Infamous
- Lake Erie Rum Runners
- The British Invasion
Classes are held in and around the Baldwin Wallace campus and via Zoom on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
ILR - EAST
The Institute for Learning in Retirement – East will offer its winter classes starting on January 10. Registration is my postal mail only and opens on December 5 with a deadline to register by January 5.
There are always a wide range of topics to choose from, with past classes, including:
- Art in Focus – A Different Approach to Art
- The Count of Monte Cristo
- Amazing Women of the 19th Century
- Confederate Lost Cause Mythology
- The World View of J.R.R. Tolkien
- Seeking History Through the Movies
- The History of Cleveland Sports
Classes are held at Temple Emanu El in Orange Village and via Zoom on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
For more information, or to become a member, call 216.987.2985 or email email@example.com.