Lifelong Learning

​​​​​Lifelong Learning Connections at the University of Findlay​​​

Fall 2021 Lifelong Learning Connections

Lifelong Learning Connections, formerly known as Senior Forum, is a flexible learning experience open to ages 50 and over.

Due to COVID-19, all in-person attendees are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing while in attendance. Additionally, capacity restrictions are set in place for indoor venues. We appreciate your understanding.

This program is hosted by the University of Findlay and sponsored by the Office of University Advancement. Attendees will explore various topics once a week for two weeks with expert instructors from the University of Findlay and our surrounding community. Participants choose their level of involvement by attending one day or both​. 

Cost for our fall 2021 Lifelong Learning Connection sessions is $15 per day.
Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni, Parents, and Friends at [email protected] or 419-434-4516.

Fall 2021 Schedule​

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Welcome Back Reception
9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Winebrenner, TLB Auditorium

Join us before the first session with morning refreshments and catch up with all of your Lifelong Learning friends.

Genealogy: The Science Behind Discovering Your Ancestry
Abby Kalkstein, Ph.D., Assistant Chair of Biology & Chair of Honors Advisory Board & Program, University of Findlay
10:15 - 11:30 a.m. (EST)
Winebrenner, TLB Auditorium
Are you curious about your ancestry and the possible surprises you could uncover? Dr. Abby Kalkstein leads us through the a discussion of how genetics connect us to our past. We'll also delve into the various companies on the market that provide DNA ancestry testing, the risks involved, and reliability factors. Research and testing is an exciting process so you won't want to miss this presentation.

Lunch & Campus Update
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (EST)
Winebrenner, TLB Auditorium

Enjoy a casual lunch and listen in as UF leadership welcomes you back to campus and provides a campus update.

Birding: The Wonders of Watching & Migration
Coordinated by Benjamin Dolan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology & Director of Natural Areas & Plant Collections, University of Findlay and led by Katie Ware '15
1 - 2 p.m. (EST)
Rieck Center for Habitat Studies
Birding is a fascinating activity and northwest Ohio has beautiful birds we can enjoy. Let our experts guide you through an exploration of birding in a variety of ways at the Rieck Center Nature Preserve. Take a nature walk for bird watching, hone your binocular skills, learn about migration, and discover new technologies that can help you understand bird calls and songs. Bring your walking shoes and binoculars for this interactive session!

Tuesday, Oct. 26

Joseph and Judith Conda STEAM Education Center Tour
Heather Sensel, Mazza Museum Education Manager
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. (EST)
Joseph & Judith Conda STEAM Education Center
UF proudly announces the newest addition to our campus, the Joseph and Judith Conda STEAM Education Center. Join the tour to discover how the UF campus, along with Findlay City Schools, will partner to bring students of all ages together for hands-on experiences involving Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics/Medicine.

Explore University of Findlay's Mazza Museum
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (EST)
University of Findlay's Mazza Museum

Feel free to stay after the STEAM tour to spend time in the Mazza Museum where many new exhibits await you! Learn how children's literature and art connect to create the books all generations love to read.

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (EST)
Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, Lape Great Hall
Gather with your friends for lunch and enjoy social time amid the water wall in the beautiful Virginia B. Gardner Lape Great Hall.

John & Hester Powell Grim Theatre Backstage Experience
Ron Tulley, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
UF Theatre Faculty & Students
Frank J. Egner Center for Performing Arts, lobby
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. (EST)
Join us for a comprehensive tour where we will showcase the UF Egner Theatre and its program. This tour includes a stop at the Scenic Shop, backstage behind the scenes access, and a talk-back chat with theatre faculty and students. You won't want to miss this exclusive opportunity uniquely available to Lifelong Learners.

Contact the Wolfe Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends at [email protected] or 419-434-4516.