Lifelong Learning Spring Session 1 begins

Lifelong Learning Spring Session 1 begins is in the past.

The 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 begins in February with two, 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.



Eudora Welty’s South

February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 4

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Ezell Center, Room 136

Cost $60

Instructor: Dr. Dennis Loyd

Lipscomb University, retired faculty, Department of English

Eudora Welty (1909-2001) was a master of the short story in the South. She shared her native Mississippi with William Faulkner but never felt she was his competitor. This study of her stories reveals her work can stand in the company of our finest writers.



The American Presidency:

Leadership and Communication in the First 100 Days and Beyond

February 5, 12, 19, 26 and March 5

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Ezell Center, Andrews Institute,

Room 359

Cost $60

Instructor: Linda Peek Schacht

Lipscomb University, executive director of the Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership

Join Linda Peek Schacht for a look at the first months of the second term of the Obama Presidency. We will apply seminal and cutting-edge leadership and communication theory to analyze how the president is faring with the Congress, the media and the public.



Strong For Life, Part I

February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6

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.



Intelligence and National Security

February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Ezell Center, Room 136

Cost $60

Instructor: Guy R. Vanderpool

Retired from the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps and U.S. NSA, and visiting professor of history and political science at Lipscomb University

This course will cover intelligence and counterintelligence sources and methods, operations during the Cold War, changes since “9-11” and ethical issues. Relevant reading material is located at web sites maintained by the Director of National Intelligence, National Security Agency, Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation–,,, and



Five Ladies from Nashville’s Past

February 7, 21, 28 and March 7, 14

1:00-2:30 p.m.

Lipscomb’s Avalon House

Cost $60

Instructor: Elizabeth Coker

Local historian and public speaker

In five dramatizations we will discover what the life and times of these women were all about:

  • The early pioneer Granny White
  • The wife of a president Sarah Childress Polk
  • The Southern Belle of Nashville Adelicia Hayes Franklin Acklen Cheatham
  • The consummate little old lady Miss Jane Thomas and
  • The wife of Lipscomb University founder, David Lipscomb Margaret Zellner Lipscomb.



The Wacky Wonderful

English Language

February 8, 15, 22 and March 1, 8

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Ezell Center, Room 136

Cost $60

Instructor: Kay Wyatt

Lipscomb University graduate, M.A.T. English from MTSU, and retired Lipscomb Academy English faculty

In the “Wacky, Wonderful English Language” class, we will discuss how we learn language, characteristics of the English language, a history of the English language, the origin and development of words, words from other languages, the Americanization and globalization of the English language and those “crazy” idioms.