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Change of Office Location

The Continuing Education office has moved from B&E Room 113 to B&E Room 126.

COVID-19

The Center adheres to UofSC Aiken policies regarding precautions against COVID-19. Click to see more information.

Book Fair

Mark your calendar for November 13 and plan to attend our Book Fair where local and regional authors will make their books available and participate in panel discussions. Open to the public. Click for more information.

Volunteers Needed

Come volunteer with us. Get great satisfaction from helping others learn.

Change of Class Location or Time

The following classes will meet at a location or a time different from that shown in the catalog:

  • Submarines Yesterday to Today. Change location from B&E Room 138 to B&E Room 124.
  • Who's Afraid of Opera. Change location from B&E Room 122 to B&E Room 124.
  • Apple Technology Special Interest Group. Change location from CLL Tech Center to B&E Room 140. Change date of second session from 11/4 to 11/5, 2-4 PM.
  • Aiken: The Other Holy City. Change location from B&E Room 124 to Penland Administration Building Room 106.
  • Computer Security and Privacy. Change location from CLL Tech Center to B&E Room 116.
  • Home Surveillance Systems. Change date from 9/30 to 10/21, same time and place.
Canceled Classes

10 Steps to a Longer, Healthier Life, Excel Basic, Excel Advanced, and The Wolf Among Us: An Up-to-date Look at Man's Best Friend have been canceled.

Changes to Catalog

Changes have been made to the courses shown in the catalog for the current semester. Click to go to the Catalog page where you may see them.

Events

The Center hosts events for the benefit of its members. Click to see the currently planned events.

World War I: The Great War

One of the features of courses offered by the Center of LifeLong Learning (CLL) is the opportunity for unique class format and content.

A recent CLL course was "World War I: The Great War," presented during the fall semester of 2021. The course stressed several lesser-known aspects of the conflict, including portions of the American Expeditionary Force that were involved in the Russian Civil War. U.S. troops were in Northern Russia until July 1919, and in Siberia (extreme Eastern Russia) until early 1920. The course also covered the (initially secret) 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement, which played a role in shaping current-day Middle Eastern borders. The agreement was between the United Kingdom and France, but had the assent of Russia and Italy.

The course instructor was Robert Anzuoni, director of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Museum at Fort Gordon, near Augusta, Georgia, and a veteran of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division. The first class session covered the French and German political and diplomatic situations, military strategies, available resources, and mobilizations at the beginning of the war. Anzuoni invited two guest speakers, French Army Lt. Colonel Nicolos Pierson and German Army Lt. Colonel Sascha Blankenburg, to provide in-depth historical information and insight on these topics from the viewpoints of their respective countries. Lt. Colonels Pierson and Blankenburg, who are good friends, serve their nations as military liaison officers to the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Both are currently stationed at Fort Gordon.

(L to R) Lt. Colonel Sascha Blankenburg (German Army), Robert P. Anzuoni (Director, U.S. Army Signal Corps Museum, Fort Gordon), Lt. Colonel Nicolos Pierson (French Army)


Thanks to Carl Fields for this article and photo. Carl is the Class Liaison for this course. Liaisons are volunteers and coordinate the logistics of a class and ensure that instructors have all they need to present their courses. In doing so, they get to meet and work with interesting people. If you would like to volunteer with us, please let us know at vol@aikenlearning.org