- Do you enjoy activities with grandchildren. The Academy offers intergenerational programs of learning.
- Do you enjoy learning about the environment? Check out the Academy's workshops.
- The Academy brings fun, energetic and informative learning experiences to the local area!
- Would you like to learn a new culture? The Academy offers lunch and learn lectures.
The Academy is a learning community sponsored by the School of Continuing Education. The Academy is open to everyone in the area who is age 50 and over and who has a curiosity and desire to learn.
Spring/Summer Multi-Meeting Courses
...is a series of meetings scheduled for multiple dates, and is designed to investigate a topic in-depth.
...is a single-meeting event lasting one to three hours, which serves as an introduction to a topic of interest.
Spring/Summer Member-Only Social Events
...is reserved for Academy members only (and their guests in the case of Intergenerational Opportunities).
Spring/Summer Lunch & Learn Lectures
...free events scheduled monthly during lunch hours.
Would you like to share your expertise with people age 50 and older? The Academy accepts proposals for workshops and courses from area experts in history, health, fine arts, etc. If you are interested, please give us a call at 217-581-5114 or complete this form. If you have questions, please feel free to call 217-581-5114.
For examples of current workshops and courses, see our Program Guide link above.
Membership Application (mail or fax)
Membership: $35.00 per calendar year
A one-year membership for $35 includes these benefits:
**Free monthly luncheon lectures Social events coordination
**Reduced fees for Doudna Academy events
**Reduced registration fees for Academy workshops, courses and tours
**Complimentary tuition to audit one EIU credit course per semester
**Discounted rates at 5 area fitness centers
The Academy's mission is to grow and serve the educational needs of community members age 50 and over. We welcome your membership and ideas for future programming.
Additional EIU Opportunities For Lifelong Learning
Contact the Academy
Academy of Lifelong Learning
School of Continuing Education
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org