The Institute for Lifelong Learning
Who We Are
Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at Anderson University is one of over 300 such programs throughout the United States and Canada which now number approximately 100,000 members.
A local LLI is a member-driven organization which presents non-credit short courses for mature learners who want to improve skills, explore new ideas, and interact with interesting and active people.
- Any adult who is interested in learning is welcome to join.
- There are no age or educational requirements.
- While backgrounds may differ, all our participants share a common desire to meet new people and, most importantly, to continue to learn throughout a lifetime.
Our Lifelong Learning Institute is Fun, Fellowship and an Academic Challenge without the traditional concerns of term papers, grades, or failure. Members receive mailings and may participate in the organization as much or as little as you choose, including special events for members only.
LLI is planned, organized and governed by a volunteer Advisory Board.
Becoming a Member of LLI at AU -- Important -- Something New
Lifelong Learning at Anderson University has inaugurated an annual membership fee as a prerequisite for registering for LLI courses. This has become necessary as we face additional costs for maintaining our program. The other LLI programs in the Upstate, Clemson University and Furman University, have similar policies.
- Effective with the Spring 2013 term, the annual membership fee is $30 per member, with renewal in the Spring or Fall term.
- Registration is $20 per course in the Spring term.
Members are issued id cards for use at various activities:
Discounts for tickets to AU student theatre productions:
- Doubt, the parable by John Patrick Shanley, Wedneday, Thursday, and Friday, February 20-22, 7:30 p. m. and Saturday, February 23, 2 p. m. and 7:30 p. m., in the Belk Theatre at the rear of the Fine Arts Center
- Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 10-12, 7:30 p. m., and Saturday, April 13, 2:00 pm and 7:30 p. m., in the Belk Theatre , in the Belk Theatre at the rear of the Fine Arts Center
Discounts for tickets to AU student musical presentations.
Click here for a schedule of upcoming theatre and musical presentations.
Here's a list of discounts from local businesses.
Full use of AU's Thrift Library
The Thrift Library Building is a 53,000 square foot multipurpose building containing the Thrift Library, the Chapman Multimedia Room, Chapman Meeting Room, Food for Thought Cafe, Java City, Vandiver Art Gallery, and Bunton Computer Lab. The building is on Kingsley Road next to the Fine Arts Center and across Kingsley from the Watkins Teaching Center.
Discount prices for meals at campus food locations
By showing their membership cards, LLI members will receive discounts at campus food service locations: the dining room in Merritt Administration Building, the canteen in the Student Center Building, and Food for Thought Cafe, the salad and pizza spot in the basement level of the Thrift Library.
Periodic one-session presentations for LLI members:
- Kristi King-Brock, executive director, Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM), will lead a session on "Understanding Poverty," Tuesday, February 26, 3 to 5 p. m. For this one program, non-members may attend by making a contribution to AIM.
- Emeritus Professor Lawrence Webb will discuss Carl Sandburg, "the poet of the down to earth and down and out," Monday morning, March 18, at 10 o'clock at the Athletic Campus (the old fairgrounds).
- Dr. Tom Kozel, biology professor who heads the ecology project at the wetlands AU was recently given, will present an orientation to the wetlands Saturday, April 6, at the Athletic Campus (the old fairgrounds) and then lead a tour. The orientation will begin at 10 a.m.
Registrations are accepted in the order they are received until classes are filled. Students may register via mail, email, or by leaving a phone message. Within a few days of receiving your registration, we will send a confirmation along with information about classroom location and parking.
Detailed membership and registration information is on the back page of this brochure.
Gifts to LLI
If you will consider making a gift to Lifelong Learning Institute at Anderson University, please call the Institutional Advancement Office at 864-231-2147 for more information about this and other opportunities for LLI friends.
Is travel a learning experience for you? The AULLI Travel Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the Anderson County Library. Club dues are $10.00 per year and new members may join at any time. If you would like to find out more, contact club president Bill Brush at 261 -9339.
Parking and Safety for Lifelong Learning Classes
All Lifelong Learning classes this term meet on the Athletic Campus (the old fairgrounds). Parking near the classroom wing should not be a problem. Also, all classrooms are on ground level. Several administrative offices are located on the Athletic Campus, and various student activities take place there, day and night. Campus Security personnel patrol the area regularly, and it is well lighted.
Parking on the Main Campus
By contrast, parking is tight most of the time on the main campus.
LLI members receive parking permits which should be displayed on their automobile dashboards while on the Main Campus or the Athletic Campus.
If you wish to visit an LLI class or bring a friend to class, please ask for permission advance from the course leader.
All campus buildings are smoke free.
Meals and Snacks
As indicated with member benefits, LLI members will receive discounts at all campus food service locations.
If Anderson University classes are canceled, LLI classes are also canceled. School closings are announced in the news section of the Anderson University website found on the homepage.
Use the following contact information for more about Lifelong Learning Institute at Anderson University.
Phone: (864) 231-5617