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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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FGCU's Renaissance Academy Announces Fall 2008 Course Offerings

FORT MYERS, FL - The Renaissance Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University announces its fall 2008 schedule of programs featuring an extensive and diverse curriculum of more than 115 lectures and courses. A new online registration system is available at where participants can browse and register for courses safely and securely using a credit card.

Some of the fall term highlights include a day trip to the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, a tour of the FGCU Forensics Lab and of the private Gilgore art collection. Course offerings will include "Digital Photography Boot Camp," "Bird Migration," "Birth of the Still Life," "World War II Code Breakers," the "Mysteries of Mars," "Make a Friend of Writing" and many more.

Founded in January 2001, and now the region's premiere lifelong learning program for adults, seniors and retirees, the Renaissance Academy is committed to the concept that learning should never cease; that keeping the mind intellectually, creatively and culturally active fundamentally enriches and invigorates lives. Among the Renaissance Academy's offerings are affordable, non-credit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes, writing workshops, music lessons, travel abroad programs and other special events. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors and peers.

Course fees are typically $25 per lecture, and provide access to Academy programs located at twelve locations throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.

For more information contact Renaissance Academy at (239) 590-1095.

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