LIU Post Hutton House Lecture Series Wins National Award
Michael Schiavetta,Director of Editorial Services
Brookville, N.Y. – The Hutton House Lectures Series at LIU Post, where Long Island seniors indulge their love of learning with courses and lectures on the arts, sciences, and current events, has won a national award from the Association for Continuing Higher Education.
The organization has designated the Hutton House Lecture Series a “Model Program.” Director Dr. Kay Sato (pictured) accepted the award at the ACHE Annual Convention in Lexington, Ky., in November.
“We have been continually honored to have the most important endorsements of all–attendance at our events by local residents, and participation as lecturers by experts and gifted educators,” Dr. Sato said. “But this recognition by our peers in the Association for Continuing Higher Education is a great honor as well, and I will gladly accept it on behalf of the many people who work hard to provide excellent programming for our community.”
Established in 1975, the Hutton House Lectures have grown in popularity over the past decade, with annual course registrations increasing from 1,500 to more than 7,000. While not bearing credit, the courses are generally considered graduate-level material.
Among the more than 60 courses being offered in the fall 2013 semester are “The Rodgers and Hammerstein Era: Reinventing Musical Theater,” “Great Moments from Opera,” “Investment Basics and the Economy,” “The Twentieth-Century Novel in English,” “Monet’s Women” and “Socrates, Corrupter of Youth.” The courses are taught by LIU professors, visiting professors from other New York universities and colleges, and local experts. Tuition ranges from $25 for one session to $200 for a full-semester series.
Hutton House students relish the opportunity to catch up on studies they may have missed while working or raising families. Some have gone on to volunteer with LIU, such as the late Edward E. Shorin, the former Topps Chewing Gum executive who became a university trustee, and George Haralampoudis, a restaurant supply executive who now serves on the Hutton House Lectures Advisory Board.
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