Society for Lifelong Learning Hosting Food for Thought Guest Lecture

The Society for Lifelong Learning (SLL) will host its first Food for Thought luncheon on Feb. 26 with a guest lecturer from the University of North Carolina–Asheville. Food for Thought combines a dining experience with a presentation or other learning opportunity.

Dan Pierce, history professor, speaker and well-known author, will present interesting and entertaining stories from his books Real NASCAR: White Lightening, Red Clay and Big Bill France and Corn from a Jar: Moonshining in the Great Smoky Mountains that reflect the connection between NASCAR and the wildly popular sport’s origin and connection to moonshining. He has also had his work published in The New York Times, NPR Talk of the Nation, The History Channel and many others.

“We are so excited to have such a remarkable guest speaker for this event,” said Larry Gildersleeve, a member of the SLL Membership Relations Committee. “Dan Pierce is an amazing storyteller whose stories are both enlightening and entertaining. This is a great opportunity to showcase the types of programs and courses SLL members can expect.”

The Society is a new organization designed for individuals 50 and over who recognize the importance of lifelong intellectual vitality and have a love of learning. It offers opportunities for intellectual development, personal growth, cultural stimulation and social interaction.

The luncheon takes place Feb. 26 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Knicely Conference Center and is free for SLL members and their guests. The public is welcome for a $10 charge to cover the cost of the meal. Registration is going on through Feb. 20.

Advanced registration is required. To register, visit For more information about the Society for Lifelong Learning at WKU, visit, email or call (270) 745-1912.

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