A friend of WISE heard about our successful Conversations with Instructors and summer programs and enthused that we have built "a vibrant online community." Join WISE and see what she means.
WISE is doing something new this summer. Our courses will be offered online. Take a look at our Summer 2020 Courses page and choose your new learning adventure.
All courses will be delivered via Zoom. If you've not used Zoom before or if you'd like some additional tips, join in our Zoom Coffee Break every Monday at 10 AM. (You'll need to log in to see the coffee break page.)
If you've attended the coffee breaks before, please note that we've changed the Zoom link for the months of June and July. Go to the Zoom Coffee Break page to get the new link.
If you have questions about using Zoom, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. We have help sessions scheduled every week.
The one-hour Conversations with Instructors continue through May. Current WISE members can register for these sessions on our Conversations with Instructors page.
All sessions will hosted on Zoom. For details about installing, setting up, and using Zoom, see the Using Zoom page
Three months ago, few of us knew or cared about Zoom, the videoconferencing software. Now it's a lifeline for families, religious organizations, educational institutions, and businesses. (More than a few us wish that we'd invested in Zoom.)
No doubt you have seen stories in the news regarding security and privacy issues with Zoom. These are important issues, ones that technical professionals, users, and Zoom have to take seriously.
Here's what we have done to use Zoom safely while retaining its ease and usefulness.
See also the announcement from Assumption President Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D.
Monica Gow is a community leader who is local to Worcester, MA. In 2008, Monica founded a nonprofit to fill an unmet need in the community. For eight years, she worked as Executive Director for this nonprofit before being appointed to the Board of Directors as Chairperson. She also recently worked as a Field Trainer for a nonprofit which educates people on early cancer detection.
In 1987, Monica graduated from Assumption College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and recently achieved a Master of Public Administration from Clark University graduating summa cum laude. Prior to getting involved with the nonprofit world, Monica held various roles in the insurance field, and as a reading tutor, holding a certification in elementary education. Monica believes in lifelong learning and continues to better herself in areas such as LEAN Certification and Adobe’s Digital Technology. She is excited to join the WISE community and continue to offer the highest level of community engagement for dedicated lifelong learning.
We want to sincerely thank the members of the Search Committee for their support during this process.
Monica Gow will be starting at WISE on June 1, 2020.
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The Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE) at Assumption College has built and sustained a lifelong learning community for since 1993. Here's your chance to join a vibrant, member-led learning community.
Your WISE membership allows you to attend as many courses as you want and to enjoy special events, all for half the cost of a Dunkaccino® per day. In addition, we offer day trips to local points of interest and other educational travel opportunities.
See our WISE Member Benefits page for more information about WISE membership.
See our WISE Courses
for more information about upcoming courses.
In addition to courses, WISE offers a movie club, book club, special interest discussions, local travel, and lectures.
Upcoming SIG events
We've added a map to help you find the best places to parking when you're on campus.