Lifelong Learning Spring Session 2 begins

Lifelong Learning Spring Session 2 begins is in the past.

Lipscomb's Lifelong Learning Program offers adults of all ages an opportunity to expand knowledge and explore new ideas. Learning occurs in a pleasant social atmosphere in classes with one’s peers. There are no exams and no grades or credits. There is no previous educational requirement. Rather, the opportunity exists to interact with friends old and new. This is a time when you may fulfill many of your dreams.

Spring session 2 begins in March with five-week sessions ending in May. The classes meet for one and a half hours in the daytime once a week for five weeks.

You may register online for classes at, send in the enclosed registration form or call the Lifelong Learning office at 615.966.6216 or toll-free at 800.333.4358, ext. 6216, to receive a registration form.

The cost is $60 per person for each class or $100 to enroll in two or more classes in the same session. Some courses may require the purchase of a textbook. All suggested and required textbooks will be available for purchase on the first day of class, or may be purchased in the university bookstore.

Lifelong Learning at Lipscomb is a program sponsored by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.



Creating and Sustaining Good Mental Health

March 25 and April 1, 8, 15, 22

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Ezell Center, Room 136

Cost $60

Instructor: Dr. Joy Samuels,

Lipscomb University, adjunct faculty, graduate psychology

In “Creating and Sustaining Good Mental Health” we will explore theories and practices that create and sustain good mental health. Topics for discussion include:

  • As quoted by Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory, ‘I’m not crazy, my mom had me tested.’
  • What you say, think and feel matters.
  • I remember going on a retreat to relax once, that ought to be enough, right?
  • The glass is always half empty and no one cares about it.
  • Doesn’t everyone feel this way?



Peace Is Not the Absence of Conflict

March 26 and April 2, 9, 16, 23

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Ezell Center, Room 136

Cost $60

Instructors: Dr. Randy Lowry, President, Lipscomb University, and Dr. John Lowry, executive director of Spark, Lipscomb’s Idea Center, and assistant professor of management

Join this dynamic team as you explore the practical skills in conflict:

  • Peace is not the absence of conflict... Biblical and practical perspectives
  • The competitive model
  • The collaborative model
  • Neuroscience and Influence
  • Mediation and durable agreements



Strong For Life, Part II

March 27 and April 3, 10, 17, 24

9:45-10:45 a.m.

Student Activities Center

Cost $60

Instructor: Emily Harris, MS, CPT

Lipscomb University, Director of campus recreation

Strong For Life is a course designed to help improve muscular strength, range of motion and flexibility of the aging. Seated and standing exercises will help to strengthen major muscle groups and joints that are used in daily activities. Elastic tubing with handles, free weights, resistance bands and medicine balls are some of the types of equipment that will be used in class. Chairs are also used for seated exercises as well as a standing support system when necessary. The goal of this class is to ease the performance of independent living skills that are involved in everyday tasks.



Jesus, the People and the Places He Made Famous

March 27 and April 3, 10, 17, 24

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Longview Mansion,

Center for Spiritual Renewal,

811 Caldwell Lane

Cost $60

Instructor: Dr. Scott Sager

Lipscomb University vice-president of church services

Join Dr. Sager as he takes you on a journey back to some of the locations Jesus made famous through the encounters he had with people like us. Each week he will introduce you to the history of a different location in Israel and tell you about the people Jesus met and ministered to inside its walls. This class is designed to be “the next best thing to being there”.



Apple® Product Training

March 28 and April 4, 11, 18, 25

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Ezell Center, Room 136

Cost $60

Instructor: Ken Mayer

Lipscomb University instructor in computing and information technology

iPhones® and iPads® are currently two of the hottest tickets in computing at this time. What do they do? What can I do with them? Here are some of the topics we will tackle in this class!

  • What are these gadgets?
  • How can these help me in my daily
  • life?
  • How can I take pictures with them?
  • How do I share photos and emails?
  • What is multi-touch and how does it function differently from a keyboard/
  • mouse?

There is so much to do with these units. We will look over the basics of setup, how the programs work, games and other handy software. The Apple App store will be discussed and how one can download programs for use on these units.

*Participants are required to bring their own Apple products to class.



Autos in American Life

April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Swang Center, Room 102

Cost $60

Instructor: John Bridges

Author, historian, musician and classic car collector

The automobile companies that survived the great depression still struggled in 1940 and 1941. But with the outbreak of WWII, they were all kept busy helping win the war. In 1946, GIs returning home needed a new car since most pre-war cars were worn out. Any new car, even “warmed over” pre-war designs, sold in great numbers. More than mere transportation, the automobile became an extension of the owner’s status and personality. In the 1950s, cars became more flamboyant, powerful and, above all, more glamorous. The final class in this series will be a field trip to view and discuss Mr. Bridges’ impressive collection of 1940s and 1950s automobiles.