Academy of Lifelong Learning | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Welcome to the new season of the Academy of Lifelong Learning.

    For those of you who have been attending our classes, you will notice a huge difference this year. We are unable to have any of the classes on the Franciscan University campus.

    The reason is that at the time of scheduling classes we thought that the St. Joseph Center would be under renovation. At this time, they are unsure as to when/if renovations will begin. The Academy is welcome to use the facilities at this time but the decision was made not to bring the classes back to the University this semester as other arrangements had already been finalized and publicized.

    Our president, Iris Craig, proved she was up to the challenge and promptly made the necessary arrangements for out spring semester. We will be welcomed at the Pugliese Training Center (across from EGCC on John Scott Hwy) for several classes, in Room 111.

    Our art class will continue to be offered at the Center of Music and Art where will enjoy larger quarters in the Recital Hall. The library class will fittingly be held at the Schiappa Library and John Boilegh will instruct us at the Historic Fort Steuben meeting room.

    It is a testament to, not only Iris' ingenuity in making these alternate arrangements, but also to our community partners' understanding and generosity. We have always made efforts to utilize as many area resources as possible in our class offerings, and have succeeded in establishing ALL as a viable and valued member of the area's educational network. We have worked hard for this recognition and appreciate deeply the demonstrated fact that we have accomplished our goal.

    So read each class description carefully to note where it will meet, and continue to enjoy the Academy experience at whatever location and find it offered.

    If you have a question, concern, comment, or suggestion please feel free to contact our president Iris Craig.

    We will do our best to remedy any complaints, but we also love getting compliments.


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