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Note from the Director
Fall is my favorite season of the year. I’ve always loved the changing colors, the cooler weather, and the holidays. There’s an energy that flows back into our community as families and students return from vacation. It’s festival season—there’s the county fair that signals the end of summer and then all those great festivals around town that we know and love. Life fills to the brim.

All spring and summer long, we have planted and prepared what has grown into a bounteous harvest of enrichment learning courses. You’ll find the familiar staples as well as new varieties and hybrid takes on old favorites. For example, along with guitar and ukulele there will be songwriting and DJ’ing. Our natural living classes will include chickens and birding, as well as a newly-added urban bee keeping primer. We continue our long support of the fiber arts community with loom weaving and other core courses while we’ve expanded our shibori tie-dyeing offerings for adults and youth. This is just a sampling of the old and the new; it’s a bumper crop this year!

Season after season, year after year, our lives become the sum of our plantings and harvests. At the CLL we aim to bring lifelong learning to all seasons of life. As we head into another fall, we’re honored to be part of your lifelong learning pursuits. 

Thank you for being part of lifelong learning at Ivy Tech. 

Curtis Smith
Director, The Center for Lifelong Learning
Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington