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Learning: A Lifelong Process

Learning: A Lifelong Process

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Learning isn’t just for the young.  Learning is a lifelong process offering so much to all ages.  The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Office of Outreach and Professional Services offers a program, LearningPlus (formerly 60+) for mature members of the community.

LearningPlus offers participants the chance to audit college classes at no charge, no grades are earned and no formal records are kept.  The program is an excellent way for participants to continue to learn about subjects that are of interest to them.

A local student, Roberta Lynn Dostal of Johnstown, has taken hold of the lifelong learning concept and has excelled.  “Although the LearningPlus program has been around for over 20 years, I don’t think anyone has ever been as committed to the program as Roberta.  She possesses an amazing enthusiasm and commitment to learning that we have not often seen in this program.  She is the rare student who not only learns, but teaches others through her active participation,” commented Robert Knipple, director, Outreach and Professional Services.

In June Ms. Dostal will read her poems Geologic Vegetable Beef Stew, Quiet Time, Tiny Critters, Dam! Dam! Dam the Door and Confusion, at the Fourth European Biannual Conference of the Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts, Close Encounters Science Literature Arts, in Amsterdam. 

She also will take part in the Prague Summer Program.

For additional information on the LearningPlus program, contact Outreach and Professional Services at 814-269-2099 or visit the office’s website at www.upj.pitt/outreach.

The Office of Outreach and Professional Services at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown delivers quality educational programs and services to our region.  Through a strong commitment to developing community partnerships to meet educational needs, the office offers enrichment programs for adults as well as a variety of educational opportunities for children.  Operating within the Outreach Office is the John P. and Joyce Murtha Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development, which offers graduate-level study and professional development programs.
Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 5/10/2006 3:00:00 PM