Mini University offers ‘college for a week’ for adults

focus-iu-mini-university-060719-15col.jpg Mini University features more than 100 classes spanning a broad range of topics, including technology, the arts, national issues, education and health. (Photo courtesy of Indiana University)

Indiana University’s annual Mini University will take place June 9-14 and offer attendees classes about a range of topics, including American politics, the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” and self-driving cars.

The weeklong program for adults is taught by IU faculty members and takes place on the Bloomington campus. Registration is required, although remaining spaces are limited.

“Mini University 2019 promises to deliver another amazing week of learning,” said the program’s director, Betsy Watson. “We are delighted to have a roster of top faculty eager to teach adult audiences.”

The Indiana University Alumni Association sponsors Mini U, which is in its 48th year. This year’s program will include classes about technology, the arts, national issues, education and health.

“Think of it as being at college for a week, and you’re getting a taste of topics that professors are most passionate about,” Watson said. “But you don’t have to worry about tests or quizzes.”

Students typically take three to four classes per day and are invited to attend film screenings, the Shawnee Theatre and special meals.•

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