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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 Seeks New Lifelong Learning Lecture Topics, Lecturers, and Volunteers

FORT MYERS - The Renaissance Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University seeks new lecture topics and instructors for its lifelong learning program for summer/fall 2012, and winter/spring 2013 sessions at any of the University's 12 Renaissance Academy locations in Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties. The Academy is also seeking volunteers to assist with future program planning and growth.

The Renaissance Academy is the University's and region's premier lifelong learning program for adults, seniors and retirees. It is based on the premise that learning should never cease, that keeping the mind intellectually, creatively and culturally active fundamentally enriches and invigorates lives. Single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment, and travel abroad are some of the programs offered at the Renaissance Academy. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors and peers.

Lecturers may offer single lectures and/or short courses in art, business, computer instruction, ecology, environment, government, history, law, life enrichment, literature, music, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, sociology, medicine and U.S. and world affairs. There are no advanced degree requirements for lecturers. The Academy pays an honorarium of $75 per lecture.

Lectures are offered weekdays, evenings, and weekends. Each lecture is usually 60-90 minutes long, with additional time allotted for question and answer sessions.

Those interested in lecturing for the Academy may download a course proposal form from our website at Forms are also available via mail by calling (239) 425-3272.

For more information contact John Guerra, interim executive director for Continuing Education and The Renaissance Academy at (239) 434-4838 or

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