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Learn & Lunch

Registration is not required to participate in any of the center’s non-credit learn and lunch courses, which run for seven weeks each semester. Scheduled for noontime with lunch provided for all attendees, we make it easy for students to fit our activities into their schedules.


Financing Life

Spring 2017; Thursday, noon-12:50 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

It's never too soon or too late to start thinking about your financial future. Professor Randy Bartlett will introduce you to the essentials of personal finance and what you need to know to take charge of your money. Topics include credit cards and debt management, taxes, home ownership, insurance, and saving for retirement. (Seven sessions beginning February 9.)


Principles of Investing

Fall 2016; Thursday, noon-12:50 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

More accurately called “stocks and bonds,” Professor Roger Kaufman introduces students, faculty and staff to the fundamental concepts of investing, including differentiation between stocks and bonds; mutual funds, ETFs and index funds; the importance of portfolio diversification; and approaches to asset allocation. (Seven sessions beginning September 15.)