LLI Offers Newark Bank Presentation

​​Newark, OH – The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is hosting a program called "The Old Home: Louis Sullivan's Newark Bank," as presented by Dr. Joseph Tebben.

The presentation is a comprehensive account of the Newark Bank, one of Sullivan's eight "jewel box" banks. It places the aesthetics of the building in the context of Sullivan's time and his philosophy of "form ever follows function."

Dr. Tebben's illustrated lecture will focus on the fruitful collaboration of renowned architect Louis Sullivan and local banker Emmet Baugher, their parallel lives, and the remarkable structure their partnership gave to the city of Newark. There will also be a film viewing— Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture.

Dr. Tebben has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Duquesne University, a master's degree in linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Ph.D. in Classics from The Ohio State University. He taught Greek, Latin and Classics on the Newark and Columbus Campuses of Ohio State for 38 years. He retired in 2007. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Licking County Historical Society.

The LLI offers a year-round menu of programs, including lectures, book discussions, field trips, a film-study series, and workshops covering a variety of topics, ranging from history, arts, science, spirituality, and literature, to philosophy, languages, technology, economics, and local, national, and world affairs. It is a peer-led and membership-driven organization, offering an average of 18-20 programmatic options per semester. It is managed by the Workforce Development Innovation Center (WDIC) at COTC.

Refreshments are offered complimentary and first-time guests of the LLI are admitted free. The program takes place on Monday, September 12. It runs from 10am until 12 p.m., then 1 p.m. -3 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break at noon.

The event takes place in the Warner Center on the Newark Campus of Central Ohio Technical College and Ohio State. The address for the Newark campus is 1219 University Dr., Newark, OH 43055. All participants will also receive a free catalog and gift. Participants are encouraged to RSVP by September 9. Call 740-364-9565, email VMaple@COTC.edu or apply online at www.COTC.edu/LLI

"At the LLI, we believe you should never stop learning because life never stops teaching," Vicki Maple, director of the Workforce Development Innovation Center​ and Lifelong Learning Institute explained. "We encourage all seniors to explore all that we have to offer through the LLI and consider joining us for this intriguing program."

Central Ohio Technical College opened in 1971 and is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2016. COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential.  COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.