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Treasure Coast Lifelong Learning Courses Begin this Month

The Lifelong Learning Society's fall 2007 courses start Nov. 12 on the Treasure Coast. An exciting series of lectures will be offered, including art, music, history, literature, the environment, philosophy, current events and more. FAU hosts the nation's largest Lifelong Learning Society, and for three decades, has provided entertaining and enriching courses for the adult community. All sessions are taught by FAU professors and distinguished guest lecturers.

Classes will be held at FAU's Treasure Coast campus in St. Lucie West and at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. The following four-week courses are featured this fall:

  • Florida in Literature
  • The World's Greatest Operas Never Seen
  • Can We Save The Everglades?
  • Great Works of Western Literature and Philosophy, Part I
  • Florida's Natural History and Science
  • England: A Unique Institution
  • Milestones in American Music: A Personal Journey, Part I

Membership in FAU's acclaimed Lifelong Learning Society is expected to reach record levels this year. "Our continued success and growth is due to the outstanding faculty, institutional support, excellent teaching facilities and sustained support from the community throughout FAU's service area. The syllabus is also a varied one that represents the interests of the Lifelong Learning Society students," said Ely Meyerson, assistant provost for lifelong learning, who has directed the program since 1995.

The Treasure Coast Lifelong Learning Society program has just completed its first year of operation, and more community members are invited to become a part of its continued growth and success. Click here for more information about Lifelong Learning's Fall series or contact Derek Gisburne, program coordinator, at 772-873-3320 or LLSinfo@fau.edu.


Treasure Coast Welcomes Key Staffers

New Nursing Director
The Treasure Coast campus welcomed Elizabeth Pross, Ph.D., RN this semester. Pross, who serves as a director and assistant professor of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, comes to FAU with 27 years of nursing experience, including 14 years in higher education. "It is exciting to be a part of FAU's prestigious Christine E Lynn College of Nursing because of its nationally and internationally recognized dean and faculty, unique caring philosophy and rich community partnerships," said Pross. Pross is actively involved in research, including the study of environment and health, caring in education and at the bedside, integrated healing modalities, and international nursing.

New Development, Alumni Affairs Coordinator
Jack B. Aylor joined the Treasure Coast campus this fall as the coordinator for development and alumni programs. Aylor joins the Treasure Coast campus after 17 years as director of development at Frostburg State University in Maryland, where he also served as executive director of the FSU Foundation, Inc. "This is an exciting time to be associated with Florida Atlantic University. The Treasure Coast campus is an important regional resource with tremendous potential. I look forward to meeting and working with the many outstanding FAU alumni, friends and business partners along the Treasure Coast," said Aylor. In addition to generating private support dollars for Florida Atlantic University at the Treasure Coast campus through the FAU Foundation, Inc., Aylor will promote FAU alumni-related programs and activities.

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