Campus News 2012

For Immediate Release
July 24, 2012

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 older citizens to keep young and learning. Each semester, the University offer a number of college-level classes that are open to auditors 55 years old 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 application fee is $25 (nonrefundable) and courses are $50 per credit hour. To apply to audit Schreiner classes, go to and look under Non-Degree Apply in the right-side menu of the page, or call the Office of Admission at 830-792-7217.

Those who plan to audit fall courses must apply by Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. Course registration for senior auditors will be 8-11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 24, upstairs in the Tom Murray Building on the SU campus.

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

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