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CLASS
HIGHLIGHTS

The first fall class starts September 17th. Many of our favorite instructors will be back with their usual multi-week courses.

  • Janet Cowperthwaite will be offering two writing classes.

  • Dan Mitchell will be exploring Central Maine Architecture.

  • Mike Bell and Ann Sullivan will take us back in history. Ann will tell us the story of the Acadian Expulsion. Mike will give us a look at the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Three of our instructors are offering different but complementary courses that have a common theme related to concern for the future of our planet.

  • The semester also contains a Granite Hill-style lecture series created by Elizabeth Reinsborough.

  • Finally, you may pick from a wide variety of classes such as photography, Spanish, acting, financial management and more. Missing are the art and travel classes that Covid makes difficult.

It’s Fall! We’re Back. We Did It!

Because so many of us normally were busy or away during summer, Senior College had never attempted a summer session. But Covid changed our lifestyle and our community’s need for activity.  It also closed our campus and tested our ability to depend on computer stuff – something many of us find the opposite of a pleasant time.

Nonetheless, this summer, instructors, staff, and students got together to squeeze zoom into zoomade. Long story short, and a few glitches later, we now know Senior College can administer, create, and enjoy lifelong learning, even online.  We’re ready for a new fall semester.

Zoom is no longer an issue – it’s just what we do while we wait for the medical situation to reach a point where we will be comfortable gathered in classrooms again.  

If you didn’t participate this summer, please join in this fall.  If technology is an issue, you’ll find many “old” classmates like yourself who are now in a position to share their summer experience and show you how.  A few people joined classes with just a landline phone, though you’ll get the best results with a smartphone, tablet, or desktop, something that lets you see.  The office volunteers are also here to help if you can’t find a friend or grandkid. Just leave a message at 621-3551 or email us at office@umasc.org. We’ll set up a private Zoom meeting just for you and walk you through how to join in and use it. You may also want to check out this helpful video.

Because so many of us normally were busy or away during summer, Senior College had never attempted a summer session. But Covid changed our lifestyle and our community’s need for activity.  It also closed our campus and tested our ability to depend on computer stuff – something many of us find the opposite of a pleasant time.

Nonetheless, this summer, instructors, staff, and students got together to squeeze zoom into zoomade. Long story short, and a few glitches later, we now know Senior College can administer, create, and enjoy lifelong learning, even online.  We’re ready for a new fall semester.

Zoom is no longer an issue – it’s just what we do while we wait for the medical situation to reach a point where we will be comfortable gathered in classrooms again.  

If you didn’t participate this summer, please join in this fall.  If technology is an issue, you’ll find many “old” classmates like yourself who are now in a position to share their summer experience and show you how.  A few people joined classes with just a landline phone, though you’ll get the best results with a smartphone, tablet, or desktop, something that lets you see.  The office volunteers are also here to help if you can’t find a friend or grandkid. Just leave a message at 621-3551 or email us at office@umasc.org. We’ll set up a private Zoom meeting just for you and walk you through how to join in and use it. You may also want to check out this helpful video.

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Augusta Senior College is sponsored by the University of Maine at Augusta,
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