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Broaden Your Horizons

September 6, 2011

Averett University is pleased to announce something new and exciting this fall with the addition of its continuing education classes. There are 12 classes being offered this fall ranging from introduction to historic preservation to politics and the media to American art - from our founding to today and an introduction to Islam.

These classes will be offered in the evening at the University's new Riverview Campus downtown on Bridge Street in the former Dimon headquarters.

"Members of the community have expressed interest in Averett offering courses like this for a while," said Dr. Peggy Wright, who has worked to get the program off the ground. "Our hope is that as the program grows, it will grow to include recertification and continuing education credits as well as into programs similar to the Road Scholars or Elderhostel."

Along with its new non-credit course offerings, the University has also created the 1859 - Coffeehouse Lecture Series. This lecture series will feature current and retired Averett faculty in a relaxed setting. This fall, there will be a lecture featuring Dr. Gretchen Cohenour and Dr. Jay Hayes Oct. 4 and then one featuring Dr. Ann Garbett and friends and Dr. Betty Heard Dec. 6.

All of the lectures begin at 7 p.m. in Jut's Cafe on the lower level of the University's Student Center. They are free and open to the public.

For the complete course schedule and more information about the lecture series visit Continuing Education. Interested persons may start registering for classes now. If you have questions, email or call 434-791-7189 and leave a message.