The Center for Life and Learning:
   Midday Lecture Series

These lectures, open to all 60 and older to enjoy, are focused on current trends in the media, science, health, political science, and many other topics. Registration for each is required. Each lecture costs $5.00 for members and $10.00 for guests.

For information about our Midday Lecture series, contact Robbin Kotajarvi at 312.981.3391.

Learning a New Language in 1 Week: A Sports Reporter's Perspective (in person)

Lesotho – The Kingdom in the Sky (online)


Learning a New Language in 1 Week:
A Sports Reporter's Perspective
(in person)

Thursday, October 7
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Led by Michele Steele

Register online here

$5.00 for CLL members / $10.00 for CLL guests

Michele Steele was a mild-mannered business reporter at Bloomberg News in New York when her boss presented her with a strange and unexpected opportunity: How would she like to quit covering the stock market for a while and throw herself (metaphorically speaking) at the biggest golfing story of the decade: the downfall of Tiger Woods. She thought about it and promptly responded: What? Her career was in business news, what did sports have to do with money? (HA!) Her boss at that point made an argument that made sense to Michele: this is actually not a request. This is an assignment. Michele thought about it and said: OK. Ten years later, Tiger Woods is in a leg boot, Michele knows a little bit about golf and she's now working at the "Worldwide Leader in Sports," ESPN. Come to her totally honest and direct talk about working in sports with almost no experience; navigating male-dominated spaces and why she knows that a football really IS a bladder. Movie at 11!

Michele Steele joined ESPN as a correspondent in Dec. 2011 and contributes to all ESPN broadcasts and platforms including SportsCenter, Outside the Lines and NFL Countdown. Steele joined ESPN with experience anchoring and reporting for Bloomberg Television, where she originated the role of the network’s first sports reporter with a focus on the business of the NFL, NBA, MLB, and the NHL. Her journalism career began in Chicago for the nationally syndicated business television show First Business, where she pitched, secured funding, and traveled to India to report a four-part series on Asia’s third-largest economy

 

Lesotho – The Kingdom in the Sky (online)

Tuesday, November 2
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Led by Mamello Tekateka

Register online here

$5.00 for CLL members / $10.00 for CLL guests

Lesotho – The “Kingdom in the Sky” is an independent nation completely surrounded by South Africa. It is a unique mountainous country, rich in culture and incomparable experiences. This lecture will explore the history, culture, food and experiences available to explore - from the Maliba Lodge, the Afri Ski Resort, Semonkong Lodge and Sani Top Chalets.

Mamello Tekateka, B.S., MBA is a Lesotho native, born in the capital Maseru. She spent 10 years of her life in the country, speaks the language fluently and continues be a student the culture.

Mamello is also the founder and CEO of PATIENTcE, a small business that helps people navigate healthcare environments and gain comprehensive knowledge on individual diseases through evidence-based research and population data. She is also a senior research associate at The Joint Commission, a nonprofit organization that accredits more than 22,000 US health care organizations and programs. The international branch accredits medical services from around the world.



For more information about the Center for Life and Learning, contact Susan Quaintance (312.981.3386), Director of the Center for Life and Learning.