About: Association for Continuing Education at CWRU
The Association for Continuing Education (ACE) is a volunteer organization providing continuing education for inquisitive adults seeking a high quality, engaging learning experience. In partnership with Case Western Reserve University, ACE’s programs, courses, and events offer a diversity of subject matter, are accessible and affordable, and provide intellectual stimulation and growth to active participants.
The Association for Continuing Education sponsors these great events: Annual Book Sale, Discussion Day, and Grazella Shepherd Lecture Day.
Please visit the Association for Continuing Education's website for complete information about all of the programs and events offered through ACE.
Support ACE and become a member today! Membership dues and proceeds from the annual Book Sale provide financial support for ACE programs.
Membership is for one year ending August 31, 2015. Click HERE for more information regarding ACE membership.
General membership: $20; Patron membership: $35
You may also make a tax-deductable donation.
Membership Meeting: The ACE Membership Meeting is held annually. Information about the 2015 meeting will be announced soon. Check back often for updates.
Click HERE to download a PDF of the Spring 2014 ACE newsletter.
Monday, October 13, 2014, 9:15 AM - 2:00 PM
Mayfield Sand Ridge Country Club
"Sustainability - Act Now!"
Fee: ACE Members and guests, $30; Non-members, $50
**Prices include coffee, all lectures, and lunch (vegetarian option available)
Click HERE to register online.
Lecture Day was named to honor Grazella Shepherd who, as director of Cleveland College’s General Education Division, was the creative genius behind a unique educational lecture series that began in 1938. Lecture Day features outstanding faculty from ACE’s affiliate alumni groups and draws a full house each year. For complete information about Lecture Day, please visit the ACE site.
Featuring over 70,000 well-sorted books!
The ACE Annual Book Sale is held every June on the Case Western Reserve University Campus. This four-day event, one of the biggest book sales in Ohio, draws a large crowd and, along with featuring titles from the worlds of popular fiction, politics, history, science, and sports, often contains autographed first-editions. Vinyl records, art books, and over 20,000 used paperbacks are also for sale. All items are donated throughout the year from estate sales, private collections, professional libraries, and generous alumni, and are sorted and appraised by a bevy of ACE volunteers. Our profits support CWRU and Lifelong Learning programs on and off campus.
Book donations for the annual sale are always welcome!
Year-round drop off is at 10620 Cedar Avenue, between Fairhill and E. 105th, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Please go to the package delivery dock on Cedar and ring the bell. Someone will be there to assist you. Pick-ups can be arranged for those who have six (6) or more boxes of books.
Books may also be dropped off at the Siegal Facility Beachwood (26500 Shaker Boulevard).
At this time we are not taking encyclopedias, magazines, journals, or textbooks in the social sciences that are more than three years old. For additional information, or to arrange a pick-up, please contact the Siegal Lifelong Learning office at 216-368-2090.
More information and online registration links to be posted soon! Check back often for updates.
Tour Severance Hall
"America's Most Beautiful Concert Hall"
Regarded by many music-lovers as one of the world's most beautiful concert halls, Severance Hall opened in 1931 as the home of The Cleveland Orchestra. The building’s architectural significance has been recognized by local and national preservation societies, including the Cleveland Landmarks Commission and the National Register of Historic Places. Severance Hall is a recipient of the Honor Award by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Our one hour docent-led tour will cover all major spaces, the very cool board room (a donor area) and the organ loft with 6,025 organ pipes. Hear more about the history of Severance Hall, too.
When: Friday, October 24th, 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Cost: $14 for ACE members, $20 for non-members*
Lunch: Severance Hall dining room prior to the tour is optional. Or, eat at Veale Center, CWRU’s newest building.
Parking fees and lunch are not included in the cost.
Meet in the Smith Lobby (at street level).
Registration Deadline is October 20, 2014. Space is limited!
Lolly the Trolley
Save the date! May 29, 2015
Time & Fees TBA
Our narrated tour will include The Flats, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, The Great Lakes Science Center, Downtown Cleveland, the Warehouse District, Ohio City, the West Side Market, and the Gateway Sports complex.