LSC-CyFair's Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) is a community made up of adults ages 50+ for whom learning never goes out of style. We are located in the CyFair area of Houston at the Lone Star College-CyFair campus. We look forward to you joining our group.

ALL classes are held in HSC 106 unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

20th Century Art: Abstraction and Modernism

Artists moved from realism to abstraction in the last part of the 19th century in Europe and America. Prof. Matthew Backer, LSC-CyFair, led us on a discussion about the change to Modernism. He presented explanations of the different forms and meanings associated with the various schools of abstraction.

You can view Prof. Backer's presentation here.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

290 Program Construction Update

We received the latest update on the 290 expansion project from Mike Zientek of the 290 Project Team. There was plenty of time for questions and answers and we identified problem areas for us as community members to Mike. The meeting was like a good town hall discussion.

You can view Mike's update on the project here.

Also, don't forget to look at the link, my290.com, for up-to-date information and subscribe to their email updates which come out twice weekly. Great info for planning your drive along 290.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fake News, Alternative Facts and the Future of Newspapers

Jimmy James, former editor for the Houston Chronicle, shared his newspaper experience and thoughts on the current topic of fake news. He presented how alternative facts have been around for the ages which led to a lively discussion of the role of news and news sources in today's world.

Jimmy passed out a handout to help spot fake news by doing your homework. You can view it here.

Monday, September 11, 2017

ALL Membership Information

Now that you joined ALL, Cheryl LeJune and Richard Gillespie, ALL members, helped get members online and logged in. By meeting in a computer classroom, members were led through the process of getting their UserNames, deciding on a Password (after a long series of security questions), and learning their LSC email address (.edu). Now, members can log their laptops, smart phones and/or tablets on to the LSC WiFi (works on all campuses), their student email, and maybe even register online.

You can see the written instructions used in class here.

Introduction to ALL

Welcome ALL members, new and returning, as we kick off the Fall 2017 semester with an introduction to the ALL program and the LSC-CyFair campus.  There is so much to do and see with ALL, the college and the public library.  Attendees were also given a walking tour by Cheryl LeJune of the campus to see the ARTS building, workout room, cafeteria, library, etc.

You can find Cheryl's presentation here.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Joy of Bird Feeding Part 1

Richard Edie, Wild Birds Unlimited, presented another great class about birding. We learned the five steps of bird feeding. He provided a lot of information to increase our knowledge and enjoyment of feeding our backyard friends.

You can see the presentation here.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Fabric Pumpkin

Linda Gabrielson showed us how to make a fun fabric pumpkin for Fall. Here are some pictures from class.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Get Text or E-mail alerts from CyFair ALL

Your Advisory Committee has been looking for ways to improve communications with our members. In that respect, we are going to use Remind to send text messages (or emails) out to ALL members as the need arises. We will alert you, to the best of our ability, if a class has been cancelled or moved, to major ALL announcements, and to bus trip updates. - Cheryl LeJune, ALL Chairman

Please continue to use this blog for the list of upcoming classes, what's going on at the Library (LIFE, book clubs, etc.), plays and concerts, and bus trip information. Links have been established on the right sidebar for quick access to these and many more items of interest for our members.

To join the CyFair ALL class in the Remind system, please follow the attached directions, here.

You can choose either text or email alerts, or both. Please take a few moments to subscribe to this service. If you choose not to join, this blog will continue to be updated with the most current information. Check back here often.

To learn more about Remind, click here.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

ALL Fall 2017 Registration Open

For the 2017-2018 Membership year, you may join ALL and sign up for most classes before our Open House on August 18th. You can do so by:

1.  Joining online by following the online instructions on pages 2-4 of the schedule.
2.  Come to CE office. Please note that campus is closed on Fridays through August 11th.

The following classes are NOT available for signup before the Open House:
1.  All Arts & Craft classes which include supply fees; 16014, 16306, 16506, 16829, 16834, 16839, 16914, 16915, 16039, and 16826.
2.  HEB Bubbles, Bubbles class, 16956.
3.  ALL's Readers Theater, 16953.
4.  AARP Driver Safety, 16505.
5.  RAD Self-Defense Training, 16954.

Please join us at the Open House where you can meet and visit with our ALL members. You can drop off your completed registration forms with payment, as usual, signup for the above classes, sign up for our Fall bus trips, and meet our college President and ALL instructors.

If you have difficulty trying to register online and/or cannot make it to the Open House, please feel free to drop by the Continuing Education office in CASA 116 where you will be assisted. 

Monday, July 10, 2017

CyFair's Fall 2017 Open House

Fall Open House and Registration
Friday, August 18th
 10am-Noon
 Conference Center

 You should have received your Fall catalog by now. 
If not, please feel free to drop by the CE office in CASA 116 
to pick up one or a few copies for friends. 

We are busy working on our Fall bus trips 
and will have signup for those trips at the Open House.

Please come to the Open House and visit with friends, old and new. 
Hope you are having a great summer.