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Now that I’m retired, I’m looking for opportunities to continue learning and keep my mind active, but I can’t travel to Ames to attend lectures or take classes. What opportunities are there for continued learning? 

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Iowa State University (OLLI at ISU) offers courses in-person and online via Zoom in a variety of subjects that appeal to many interests and backgrounds. Anyone age 50+ with a desire to learn (without homework and tests) is welcome to join the member organization. Courses range from a single 90-minute class to an eight-week course. Visit, call 515-294-3192, or email for details or to receive a course catalog.

Where can I find class notes or 
submit one?

Cyclones everywhere are encouraged to share news related to their careers, personal lives, and families through "Class Notes" on the ISU Alumni Association's website at: That’s also where you can find a recent listing of class notes received by the ISU Alumni Association. A link to this webpage is included in each issue of Iowa Stater newsletter delivered via email every month. Not receiving Iowa Stater newsletter? Email to subscribe. 

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