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Schreiner offers class opportunity to local seniors


Henry Ford once commented, "Anyone who keeps learning stays young." Although Schreiner University can't claim to have the Fountain of Youth tucked away on campus, it does provide opportunities for the area's senior citizens to keep young and learning.

Each semester, the university offers a number of college-level classes open to auditors 55 years of age and older.

Among the classes expected to be available for the fall 2012 semester are Introduction to Film, Literary Criticism, American Literature to the Civil War, British Literature through the Renaissance, Shakespeare, Mythology, Advanced Creative Writing, Philosophy of Law, Christian Theology and Environmental Psychology.

Classes are open first to regularly enrolled Schreiner students, then to senior auditors on a space-available basis. Class size is restricted to maintain Schreiner's student-teacher ratio and auditors do not get class credit. The nonrefundable application fee is $25 and courses are $50 per credit hour. To apply to audit Schreiner classes, visit


and look under "Non-Degree Admission" at the bottom of the page, or call the Office of Admission at 830-792-7217.

Those planning to audit fall courses must apply by Friday, August 17.

Course registration for senior auditors will be 8 am until 11 am, Friday, August 24, upstairs in the Tom Murray Building on the SU campus in Kerrville.

For more information about Schreiner and its programs, including those open to the public, visit