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Renaissance Institute Hosts Open House on August 9

July 22, 2011

Renaissance Institute, a lifelong-learning program at College of Notre Dame of Maryland, will host an open house for new members on August 9, 2011, from 10-11:30 a.m. in Fourier Hall.

Renaissance Institute is a peer-taught program for students 50 and older. With more than 325 members, the institute offers two 13-week semesters of noncredit courses meeting either on Tuesdays, Thursdays or both. Classes begin on September 8 and run through December 6.

Renaissance Institute’s members design and lead much of the curriculum based on their areas of interest and expertise. More than 50 courses are offered for Fall 2011, delving into topics as diverse as literature, health and wellness, public affairs, writing, history, philosophy, music, art, languages, film, biology, computers, and theater.

An annual membership fee of $385 enables Renaissance Institute members to take as many classes as they wish each semester. In addition to unlimited enrollment in classes, Renaissance Institute members have the opportunity to audit one Women’s College course per year; attend lunchtime enrichment lectures with guest speakers of note; enjoy full privileges at the Loyola/Notre Dame Library; receive a copy of Reflections, Renaissance Institute’s literary and arts magazine; and access exclusive travel opportunities.

To register for the open house, call Becky Straub at 410-532-5351. To learn more about the Renaissance Institute and view the fall 2011 class schedule, visit ndm.edu/renaissance.

College of Notre Dame of Maryland, a Catholic liberal arts college founded in 1895 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, engages students as confident, capable learners and leaders, thriving in the vibrant, personal community of its distinguished Women’s College, College of Adult Undergraduate Studies and College of Graduate Studies. Rich in tradition, Notre Dame provides students with opportunities in research, study abroad and service to the global community. Notre Dame’s graduates change lives—in their careers, communities and families. On September 9, 2011, the College becomes Notre Dame of Maryland University. Visit www.ndm.edu.