Wilmington Institute for Lifelong Learning Announces Spring Courses

20 Seminars Offered March through May

January 28, 2013

Spring 2013 Catalog

The Wilmington Institute for Lifelong Learning will offer 20 seminars during its spring term beginning in March. Registration opens Feb. 19.

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

The spring lineup features a variety of skill-learning and knowledge-expanding seminars designed to introduce students to new worlds, from Climate Change, The English Reformation and Elder Law to How Food Impacts Your Mood, Neurobics and Medicare 101.

Also featured are Throwing Pots with Grandpa, Music on Monday, Medicine in 2013, Cooking for Two, Woodcarving, Pinterest and Social Networking, Cherokee, Stained Glass, Bird Watching, Ballroom Dancing and Cincinnati’s Religious Art, Architecture and Archeology.

Rounding out the spring lineup are Out and About: Enjoying the Blooms of Spring, Alternative Discipleship: Varieties of Christian Experience, and The First Four: How George, John, Thomas and James Shaped the First Years of the American Presidency.

The spring term runs from March 9 to May 4, with a registration period from Feb. 19 to March 7.

Margaret A. Guentert, who retired from WC’s English faculty in 2009, directs 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.