Wilmington Institute for Lifelong Learning Announces Fall 2012 Courses

21 Seminars Offered September through November

August 9, 2012


The Wilmington Institute for Lifelong Learning is not longer a fledgling program whose future is in the balance.

With nearly two dozen seminars this fall and an enthusiastic group of instructors and participants, WILL has firmly established itself as an authentic educational opportunity for those persons over 40 years old with a will to continue learning.

The program is offering 21 seminars for the fall 2012 term running from mid-September through early November. The registration period begins Aug. 15 and continues through Sept. 7.

The fall lineup features a variety of skill-learning and knowledge-expanding seminars designed to introduce students to new worlds.

Offerings range from genealogy, photography, knitting and chair yoga to ballroom dancing, tree identification and new exhibits at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Others include: "Stained Glass: An Introduction," “Caring Citizens: The Solution,” “Living the Quantitative Life,” “Emerging Trends in Law Enforcement” and “The Forgotten Fourteen: Scratching the Surface of America’s Least Known Presidents.”

Also, “Enhancing Your Vitality: How Ducks Don’t Get Wet,” “Romantic Endeavors: The Art of Having a Romantic Relationship,” “Reading Like a Writer, Writing for the Reader,” “Navigating Your Finances Through Challenging Markets,” “Your DNA: A Blueprint of You,” “Cherokee Culture, History and Language,” “A Millennium of Women Composers,” “Unlocking Cincinnati’s Treasures II” and “Disasters: Natural and Otherwise.”

Margaret A. Guentert, who retired from WC’s English faculty in 2009, is directing the institute as an educational outlet for motivated persons wishing to learn and be challenged. The program is designed for persons over 40 years old, but Guentert noted she does not check IDs.

“These seminars are designed for those with a passion to know, those eager to share ideas and learn new things,” she said. “I think those that enroll in the program are persons that want to build upon their lives and stay engaged.”

The seminars vary in class frequency and duration, but the majority of the courses range from four to eight weeks with classes meeting once a week for one or two hours.

A full list of courses and descriptions is featured on the College’s Website on the Academics main page at Also, course booklets are available by calling Guentert at WC and leaving a message, including name and mailing address, at (937) 382-6661 ext. 226.