UNCW To Host College Day 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The UNCW College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), invite learners and scholars of all ages to College Day 2015. 

In its 14th year, the event allows participants to go to college for a day. On Oct. 24, registered participants can attend four classes of their choosing, enjoy a catered lunch and have the opportunity to chat with faculty members after class on the beautiful grounds of the UNCW campus.

The course catalogue for the day includes offerings from the humanities, arts, social sciences and natural sciences.   

“This day is an important opportunity for the College of Arts and Sciences to showcase our stellar faculty and engage in the partnership and process of lifelong learning with the Wilmington community,” said Richard Ogle, a professor of psychology and associate dean of the CAS. “Participants can experience the vitality and importance of a true liberal arts education.”

UNCW lecturer Lesley L. Daspit will be leading the session, “Feeding the World: Emerging Issues in Global Food Security.” She is in her second year of teaching international studies at UNCW, but this is her first time participating in the event.

“After learning about College Day last year, I decided that I wanted to participate as a way to share my passion for global citizenship outside of the classroom by speaking on one of today’s current world challenges: food security. I will share information on how industrial food practices we are familiar with here in the United States have cascading effects on peoples’ ability to feed themselves across the globe,” she said.

Registrants will check in between 8 and 8:30 a.m. in the Warwick Center Ballroom and pick up their class locations and other information. UNCW Interim Provost Marilyn Sheerer will deliver welcoming remarks. Each class session is an hour long, the first beginning at 9 a.m. and the last at 2:30 p.m.

Prices are $35 for OLLI members and $45 for non-members. Those interested can register online or by calling 910.962.3195 until 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19.

-- Caroline Cropp