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 Winter 2022 Session Dates: Fridays (unless otherwise noted), January 21-March 11, 2022. 

 

 Fee: $75 / 8-week In-Person Class 

 Fee: $75 / 8-week Hybrid class (In person with virtual component) 

 Fee: $75 / 8 week Virtual Class 

 Enjoy a $45 discount when adding a second class 

 

  • Hybrid Class - Composers: Their Lives and Their Music, Part 1 with GSU Retiree Ron Small 

  • In Person Class - Great Decisions 2022 with longtime TKE facilitator Bill Byrnes 

  • In Person Class - Poetry of the First World War with GSU’s Haley Walsh 

  • In Person Class - Cagney: A Film Retrospective with TKE facilitator Christine Small 

  • Virtual Class on Tuesdays: Cinema Studies/The Power of Short Film: Festival Shorts with GSU’s Suzanne Patterson (January 18-March 8, 2022) 

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 The Knowledge Exchange 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 $45 discount when adding a second class

 

  • In Person Class: Early American History from President John Adams to President James Madisonwith 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: Abraham Lincoln and The Civil War with Lincoln Roundtable Members Bill Mitchell & Scott Dominiak 

  • In Person Class: Teaching Younger Generations about The Holocaust with new TKE facilitator Carol Meyer 

  

 To join or find out more information, please contact Suzanne Patterson at spatterson3@govst.edu or 708-534-4393  

 Lunch and Learn programming is in development for future 2022 sessions.