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The Music of Chick Corea

Saturday, March 31

Price: $130.00 for members, $150 for nonmembers.

A prolific explorer of jazz and classical music, Chick Corea is at the forefront of jazz, both as a renowned pianist forging new ground with his acoustic jazz bands and as an innovative electric keyboardist. Corea’s fearless creative spirit has earned him a slew of accolades along the way, including the country’s highest honor for a jazz artist when he was named an NEA Jazz Master in 2006. A 22-time Grammy winner, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. Corea has touched an astonishing number of musical genres in his illustrious career: straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children’s songs to chamber music, along with some symphonic works. For every type of music, Corea maintains a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring.

Chick Corea will be performing together with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today. Our mezzanine seats are reserved in Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan.

Before the show, revel in the simple good taste of country Italian cooking at Palio Restaurant, featuring authentic Tuscan dishes in downtown Ann Arbor. Our dinner at Palio will be served Festa de Vitto (family style) and includes: a baked cheese with toasted crostini appetizer, mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette, grilled salmon and chicken Milanese. On the side, enjoy three cheese tortellini with tomato basil sauce and fettuccini Alfredo. Leave room for the tiramisu and cannoli desserts!

Bus departs from Lourdes University parking lot M at 4:30 pm and returns around 11:30 pm.


The National Museum of the United States Air Force

Wednesday, May 2

Price: $85 for members, $100 for nonmembers.

Visit the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world: the National Museum of the United States Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. The museum’s galleries present military aviation history, boasting more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display.  Along with thousands of historical items and powerful sensory exhibits, this museum connects the Wright brothers’ legacy with today’s stealth and precision aviation technology. The museum is laid out in chronological order with free guided tours of each gallery, each lasting approximately one hour and 15 minutes. The Air Force Museum collects, researches, conserves, interprets and presents the Air Force’s history, heritage and traditions, as well as today’s mission to fly, fight and win … in Air, Space and Cyberspace to a global audience through engaging exhibits, special programs, and the stewardship of the national historic collection.

Everyone will get a ticket to one show in the Air Force Museum Theatre. The Museum Theatre’s state-of-the-art cinema shows a wide range of 3D films on a massive 80 foot by 60 foot screen – one of the largest in all of southwest Ohio! Films are shown every hour, including documentaries which provide a very dynamic way to explore aviation history, as well as the history of the Air Force.

When you need a break, dine at the Valkyrie Café or the newly-remodeled Refueling Café. Selections at the Valkyrie Café range from salads to pizza and everything in between. The Refueling Café offers quick snacks, salads, wraps, drinks and signature hot dogs. The cost of lunch is not included in the ticket price.

Bus departs from Lourdes University parking lot M at 7:30 am and returns around 7:00 pm.

Fabulous Fifties

May 17

Revisit the time of poodle skirts, Elvis, radio dramas, and the Hit Parade. Join the fun even if you weren’t there the first time! Presented by actors from the Armchair Theatre branch of the Toledo Repertoire Theatre. Celebrate the end of the semester with friends, lunch and laughter. Price includes lunch and the show.

Israel Experience 2018

Travel & Study Abroad!

Travel Dates: May 6 to 19, 2018    

Information about the trip

There is no better place in the world to study and experience firsthand the history, beliefs, and practices of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Join us for a 14-day trip of a lifetime with 9 nights in Jerusalem and 3 nights in the Galilee.

During this all-inclusive program, Lifelong Learning participants will stay at the University of Notre Dame’s Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem with modern accommodations and a 60,000 volume library, receive expert-guided tours of significant religious sites in Israel and Palestine, dialogue with local people about grassroots peace efforts, immerse themselves in religious traditions, and enjoy the tastes of the Middle East with culinary delights.

*Tour Highlights:

  • Discover Jerusalem, one of the most religiously meaningful cities in the world. Visit the Western Wall, the Suk (Markets), Church of the Holy Sepulchre where Christ died, the Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, and St. Peter Gallicantu which sits atop the dungeon of the high priest Caiaphas.
  • Walk the ruins of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Float in the “unsinkable” waters of the Dead Sea. Be transported back in time to the days of King Herod at Masada, a fabled mountaintop palace declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Travel to Bethlehem, Capernaum, and Nazareth. Take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Walk the streets of Akko, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Bahai Temple and gardens.
  • Thanks to our small group size and educational component, we can visit places that other tours miss. Participants will get to experience life at the local level when they: join in Shabbat services, visit a Jewish settlement, and have lunch with Palestinian students at Bethlehem University.

*Itinerary changes may occur prior to or while we are in Israel. Some sites may be hilly, require walking to gain entrance, or have rough terrain.

For more information please contact: Mary Beth Wielgopolski, Israel Study Abroad Program Director, at