University Consortium

Academic Support for the Lifelong Learning Institute is Provided by the University Consortium

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A formal relationship between LifeWorks Erie and local Universities.  This University Consortium was created for the purpose of offering the highest quality of Lifelong Learning in the region and to facilitate a relationship between older adults, faculty and students, for mutual benefit.

Sarah Bennett,  Lecturer of Biology, Mercyhurst University

Dr. Bernie Hattjar, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Program, Gannon University

Dr. Victoria Kazmerski,  Associate Professor of Psychology, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College,

Beth A. Zewe,  Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development & Ombudsperson, Edinboro University


Upcoming Events: 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

  • Young Marx
  • Sunday, January 21 at 12:55 p.m.
  • Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center
  • $18/Adults; $15 Senior/Students

mercyhurst university logoIt’s 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho.  Broke and restless, the 32-year old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit and child-like emotional illiteracy.  Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures.  His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job in the railway.


Monday, January 22, 2018

  • Inscape Chamber Orchestra, Music at Noon:  The Logan Series
  • Monday, January 22 at 12:oo noon
  • McGarvey Commons, Penn State Behrend
  • Free

PSB_Bl Blk 287Founded in 2004 by Artistic Director Richard Scerbo, INSCAPE Chamber Orchestra is pushing the boundaries of classical music in riveting performances that reach across genres and generations, and transcend the confines of the traditional classical concert experience.


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

  • Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
  • Tuesday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center
  • $30/Adults; $25 Seniors; $20 Students

mercyhurst university logoThis multi-talented collective has interpreted hits by Lady Gaga, Beyonce, The White Stripes, Lorde, Outkast, Maroon 5 and many more.  Last year, Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) collected 18 favorites from among their hundreds of songs to compile The Essentials for Concord Records.


Friday, January 26, 2018

  • Tower Brass Quintet
  • Friday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Edinboro University – Louis Cole Auditorium – 205 Meadville Street, Edinboro
  • $10 general admission

EU Primary Tartan Logo Horiz CMYKFor more  than 35 years, the Tower Brass Quintet has performed throughout the country and abroad for audiences that take an active interest in the Arts.  Their electronic programs combine traditional brass quintet standards with authentic jazz, unusual contemporary pieces and appealing familiar numbers.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

  • Zofo, Music at Noon:  The Logan Series
  • Wednesday, February 21 at 12:oo noon
  • McGarvey Commons, Penn State Behrend
  • Free

PSB_Bl Blk 287Since joining forces as a professional duo in 2009, internationally acclaimed solo pianists EVA-MARIA ZIMMERMANN and KEISUKE NAKAGOSHI – ZOFO – have electrified audiences from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo Japan with their dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for piano-four-hands.