2nd Annual Elmhurst Lifelong Learning Summer Institute to feature legendary radio personality Terri Hemmert

American Industrialist Henry Ford once said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”  In 2023, some local lifelong learning advocates planned the Inaugural Elmhurst Lifelong Learning Summer Institute.  The pilot program exceeded all expectations and this year, with funding from Community Bank of Elmhurst, the program is available to the general public.

The Summer Institute is a three-evening program (July 15, 16 and 17), featuring a different presenter each night.  Each presentation will be held at a different Elmhurst institution.

Chris Johnson

On Monday, July 15, Classic Cinemas President, CEO, and Chief Popcorn Eater, Chris Johnson, will present, “A Behind the Scenes Look at the Business of Modern Cinema” at York Theatre (150 N. York Street).  After his presentation, attendees can stay for a special free showing of the 1980 hit comedy ‘Airplane’.  Popcorn and refreshments will be provided courtesy of Community Bank of Elmhurst.

Elmhurst University professor, Jim Kulich Ph.D., will present, “Bring Your Data to Life” on Tuesday, July 16, in the Founders Lounge at the Frick Center on the University’s campus (190 S. Prospect Avenue).  Dr. Kulich is the director of the University’s Masters in Data Science program.  After his presentation, attendees will be treated to a special tour of the Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace on campus.

Dr. Jim Kulich

Capping off this year’s program on Wednesday, July 17, renowned American radio personality, musicologist and Beatles expert, Terri Hemmert will present, “A Legendary Career in Radio and the Fab Four.”  Ms. Hemmert, a graduate of Elmhurst University, began her on-air career as a student disc jockey at the School’s radio station, WRSE-FM.  Her presentation will be held at Community Bank of Elmhurst (330 W. Butterfield Road at Spring Road) and be followed by a heavy appetizer and cocktail reception.

Each evening’s program will begin with refreshments at 6:30 pm, with the interactive presentation beginning at 7:00 pm.  The cost of the Summer Institute is $20 for one attendee and $30 for two members of the same family.  This cost includes an Elmhurst Lifelong Learning Summer Institute polo shirt and three nights of interesting presentations and refreshments.

Space is limited and registration information is available by emailing or calling Ms. Nancy Brook at Community Bank of Elmhurst ([email protected] or 630-782-1234).  Deadline for registration is Monday, July 8, 2024.