Senior enrichment starts with curiosity and ends in lifelong friendships.
Designed for the retired and semi-retired, The Knowledge Exchange is a lifelong learning program that meets on Fridays for eight-week sessions in fall, winter and spring. Full-length courses, workshops and "Lunch and Learn" presentations as offered.
Courses are non-credit and led by a team of dedicated volunteers made up of GSU faculty, alumni and community experts. A volunteer Advisory Committee made up of Exchange class leaders and participants assist in overseeing the curriculum and sustaining quality programming. Topics include: History, Law, Liberal Arts, Current Events, Foreign Policy, Music/Film, Philosophy and more with lively discussions. Lunch is a great time to know other Exchange students, continue classroom discussions and share classroom and life experiences. Participants of The Knowledge Exchange enjoy a relaxed and friendly environment on the GSU campus and have formed a community of shared learning, social interaction and the free exchange of opinions and ideas.
The Knowledge Exchange (TKE) First Ever Summer Session:
July 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2022
- A Brief History of Astronomy with TKE class leader Jerome Julian
- Fridays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 / 10am - 12pm
- In-Person, 4-week Class & Field Trip
- Fee: $78
- Milkweed, Monarchs and Migration with Monarch Butterfly Specialist Phyllis Schulte
- Friday, July 15 / 10am - 12pm
- In-Person Option: 2 hour Class, Lunch, & Guided Tour, Fee: $40
- Virtual Option: Lecture Only: $20
- Mules, Marigolds, and Mimosas
- Saturday, July 16th / 5 hour event
- Field trip to I&M Canal, Storybrook Gardens at Weber House, and Lock 16 Cafe
- Fee: $125
- Virtual Tour of San Juan, Puerto Rico!
- Friday, July 8 / 1-2pm
- Fee: $15
The Knowledge Exchange (TKE) Spring 2022 Session Dates: Fridays, April 1-May 20, 2022
Fee: $75 / 8-week In-Person Class
Fee: $75 / 8-week Hybrid class (In person with virtual component)
Enjoy a $35 discount when adding a second class
In Person Class: Early American History from President John Adams to President James Madison with Historian Myras Osman
Hybrid Class - Composers: Their Lives and Their Music, Part 2 with GSU Retiree Ron Small
In Person Class: The History of Modern Advertising with TKE facilitator Jerome Julian
In Person Class: Teaching Younger Generations about The Holocaust with new TKE facilitator Carol Meyer
In Person Class: Cinema Studies, Music to My Ears: Unusual Musicals
with longtime TKE class presenter and film enthusiast Suzanne Patterson
VIEW UPCOMING COURSES
Summer with The Knowledge Exchange (TKE)
Fridays, July 8, 15, 22 and 29 / Classes, Programs & Events TBA
The Knowledge Exchange Fall 2022 Session Dates:
Fridays, Sept 16-Nov 4 / Classes TBA
To join or find out more information, please contact Suzanne Patterson at email@example.com or 708-534-4393
Lunch and Learn programming is in development for future 2022 sessions.