Lakeland University professors Nate Lowe and Charlie Krebs shared their expertise on memoir writing and self-motivation, respectively, during Wednesday morning's Lifelong Learning event at the Sheboygan Senior Activity Center.
About two dozen highly engaged men and women, mostly retirees, took part in the interactive program and eagerly shared their own experiences with Lowe and Krebs.
The goal of the Lifelong Learning program is to promote learning across the lifespan by engaging university faculty and the senior population in conversations about social issues and topics of interest to the participants.
Krebs, Lakeland’s associate professor of theatre and speech, kicked off the morning with a presentation about self-motivation. He shared tips on positive thinking, self-awareness and realistic goal-setting.
Lowe, dean of the School of Humanities and Fine Arts, led a seminar on memoir writing. He guided participants through memory exercises and talked about how the five human senses, primarily smell, work to create memories. He then guided the participants through a writing exercise that involved recalling smells from their lives and writing about what those smells represented.
Lifelong Learning is a free, collaborative community program for adult learners developed by Lakeland and the City of Neenah Committee on Aging. Future programs, which will be led by LU faculty, are being planned, and will be announced in the future.