Academy for Lifelong Learning

Map to First Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Rd, Corvallis, where most in- person classes are held in the Meeting Room. (ALL is not affiliated with the church.)

Current Events

Spring Term 2022

ALL Online Classes for the Week of May 9, 2022 Tuesday, May 10, 2022 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Going Viral: Relationships Between Microbes and Marine Health Presented by Dr. Kalia Bistolas, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Dept. of Microbiology, OSU Viruses have been at the forefront of our minds, and they have not been kind to us. Yet viruses are exceptionally diverse, and a healthy ocean (and the humans it supports!) needs viruses to thrive. Dr. Bistolas will describe the many ways in which viruses shape our oceans, and particularly our beautiful but threatened coral reefs, and some of the strategies we use to study these tiny entities. Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Poolings of the Sacred in Novels We Have Read Presented by Dr. David Scott Arnold, School of History, Philosophy & Religion, OSU Bring to mind classic authors who have stirred us so deeply that we have returned to their works again and again. Dostoevsky, Melville, Virginia Woolf, Joyce, Iris Murdoch, Kafka--none of these writers subscribe to traditional forms of inherited religion, yet they register poolings of the sacred, bestirring readers as we find ourselves entering into their ‘literary universe’ in search of such numinous ‘places.’ Let us reflect on how returning entries into ‘worlds elsewhere’ have occurred in our readerly lives. Thursday, May 12, 2022 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Circle Art as Meditation Presented by Susanna Cohen, Meditation Teacher Can art be used as a form of meditation even if one is not an artist? Inspired by a form of Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice, Meditation teacher Susanna Cohen developed "circle art" while working with hospice patients. In this art form, participants design and paint in a deliberate, compassionate, and meditative environment. Susanna has expanded its use to healing circles, conflict resolution settings, and schools. Learn how to set up and use this delightful and accessible form of art.

Webinar Login Credentials

The credentials (webinar ID’s, passcodes, direct links) for Zoom Webinar classes are emailed to ALL members in the weekly newsletter. If you have misplaced your newsletter or would like to attend a class as a guest, please contact the ALL Program Coordinator ( ). Be sure to obtain credentials as early as you can as it is not always possible to make contact at the last minute. Every class requires different credentials.
This page updated: 5/8/2022