OLLI NOTES              March 13, 2015

 

Kick off the Spring Term at OLLI by attending the Back to OLLI event on Thursday, March 19, 3-4:30 in Manly Lobby (Herring Center). Come enjoy a sweet treat and cool drink and visit with OLLI friends old and new.  The New Member Orientation is the same day at 2:30 in HC110.  Come get the answers to all of your OLLI questions, and then stay for the Back to OLLI reception immediately following.

 

Help out your OLLI friends present and future by wearing your nametag!

 

Course evaluation time is here!  You have the opportunity to provide us with feedback on each of your course experiences.  This online evaluation will take 5 minutes and provide great input to your instructors.  (Paper copies are available in the OLLI Office.)  Following are the links to complete your evaluations online:

     To complete the general course evaluation, click here.

     For the exercise and fitness course evaluation, click here.

     For the hobbies, art, and music course evaluation, click here.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 16! OLLI Curriculum Enhancement Grants: As an OLLI instructor, is there something you wish you had, or a workshop you’d like to attend, to make your courses better?  Are you an OLLI member with a lifelong learning passion but cost put it out of reach? Let a Curriculum Enhancement Grant help! Members of OLLI for at least 6 terms may apply for grants for $200-$2,000 to pursue a lifelong learning interest. Within 2 years of receiving funds, grant recipients will share what they learn with the membership in the form of a new course, creation of a new committee, etc. Deadline is March 16; applications are available in the OLLI Office, on the OLLI bulletin board, or on our website. Awards will be announced at the Spring Luncheon. Questions? Contact Grants Committee chair Judy Lineback.  

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Space is available in BTE1100 Hanson Aggregates scheduled for Friday, March 27, 10 a.m.  Stop by the office to sign up!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

We are looking for a few Bonus Events to offer this June during summer session.  This is the perfect opportunity to brush up an interesting 1.5 to 2-hour presentation you have given in the past, or it could be just the opportunity you need to develop that talk you've been thinking about.  Travel?  Passion? Skill?  Humor? If you have an idea, contact Sonya Hammond, Friday Bonus Tours and Events Chairperson.

 

Would you like to help shape the future of OLLI?  The Nominating Committee requests your suggestions for four openings on the 2015-16 Council. You can submit your suggestions through an online survey here.  For those that do not have access to a computer, paper copies of the form are available in the OLLI office.  The deadline is April 1.  Thank you for your input!

 

Enjoy a bird's eye view of Italy, Ireland and Wales in HC 110 and bring a friend, no reservation needed. Mon., March 16, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Italy (part 2).  Those interested can go to Olympia Grill after the DVD.  Tues., March 17, 10 a.m.-noon, Ireland and Wales. If you’d like to enjoy a St. Patrick's Day lunch afterwards at the dining hall ($5 with name tag), sign up in the office by noon March 16 so we can reserve tables.

 

OLLI presents the next installment in our Royal Shakespeare Company series.  Love’s Labour’s Lost will be presented at two showings:  Friday, March 27, 4 p.m. and Saturday, March 28, 7 p.m.  Tickets are available in the OLLI Office and are $16 for OLLI members, Furman staff and faculty, and $18 for the general public.  High school and college student tickets are $10.  Prepare for the presentation by attending a Lunch and Learn led by Dennis Tavernetti on Wednesday, March 25, 12:30-1:15 in HC113.

 

Barry Gilmer, Kathleen Allen, and Carol West (aka The Dixie Chicks) met through OLLI@Furman and enjoy many Road Scholar trips together.  They are finalists in a friends contest through Road Scholar.  You can vote for them by visiting www.RoadScholar.org/friendscontest.  Show your support by voting early and often (or at least once a day!).  You can learn more about their Road Scholar travels at a Lunch and Learn in March 31.

Get Your Electronic Devices Working Like You Need - OLLI is where you want to be in March!  The Computer Technology Committee will provide a Computer/Tablet/Phone Help Desk for OLLI members on Wednesday, April 1 from 11 am to 2 pm in HC104. Sign up in the OLLI office and bring your device along with you and our experienced team will hopefully be of some help.  These sessions are designed to offer help with “quick fix” problems.  Due to limited time available, issues requiring lengthy attention will be directed for professional service.  Contact Dan Garvin with questions.

 

How many extra pounds of paper do OLLI members have hanging around?  Well, at last week’s Shred Day we safely discarded 5000 pounds of paper!  Be on the lookout for another Shred Day in the Fall.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Furman?

Mentorship Opportunity with Furman students! Furman Undergraduate Evening Studies is launching the Furman University Career Advancement Program, FUCAP, to connect students with mentors who have been successful in the business and accounting professions. Read more here and if interested in mentoring, visit furman.edu/FUCAP to register or call 294-2155 for more information.

 

OLLI members are invited to join Furman alumni on a Furman Pilgrimage to Northumberland (England) & the Scottish Borders July 4-13, 2015. The trip includes walking a sacred pathway (St. Cuthbert’s Way to Melrose Abbey), visit Lindisfarne (The Holy Island), and join the Northumbria Community for a special week of reflection.  This is sure to be a rich and meaningful experience for all!  For more information, visit here. The priority deadline in March 1, or until the trip is full.

 

The world-renowned Furman Singers will perform their tour concert on March 16-17 at 8pm in Daniel Chapel. Tickets are $10 for seniors.  (Our own student worker, Laken Weaver, is part of this group.)

 

Interested in learning about the role of stress hormones on memory? The Collaborative Neuroscience Society and the Furman Psych Club present a Colloquium with Dr. James McGaugh on Thurs., March 19, 4 pm, Johns Hall 101. Dr. McGaugh is a well-known Research Professor at the University of California, Irvine. Free!

 

The Riley Institute presents “Hope for a Heated Planet: What Would Rachel Carson Do?” by Bob Musil, president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, and former CEO of Physicians for Social Responsibility.  The lecture takes place on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in the Watkins Room of the Trone Student Center and is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow, during which Dr. Musil’s books will be available for purchase and signing.  For more information, visit www.riley.furman.edu.

 

The Furman Paladin Club invites you to attend the second annual Spring Athletics Festival on Saturday, March 28, for five home games, children's activities, and a BBQ tailgate dinner. The family-centered festival will include a bounce house, inflatable slide, and a special activity or giveaway at each sporting event location.  A $15 full day pass gives you access to all athletic games, children's activities, and dinner. Visit the website to view the schedule and learn more!

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Chautauqua Classic Film & Discussion (Gordon Parks). What were you doing in 1969 when Hollywood released its first film directed by an African American – "The Learning Tree"? Join a live audience and come of age with a young boy in a small Kansas town where, 90 years ago, the races lived in uneasy accommodation. Then follow up with a Tuesday night discussion of groundbreaking Life Magazine photojournalist and filmmaker, Gordon Parks who chose a camera as his weapon of choice against poverty and racism. “The Learning Tree” Saturday, March 28 at 2pm Greenville Tech movie-style auditorium Bldg. 104. Gordon Parks discussion Tuesday, March 31 at 7pm Hughes Main Library. Call 862-244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org Free!

 

Tours of four historical downtown Greenville churches (“Open Doors – A Walk Through History”) will be offered free to the public on Saturday, March 28. A tour of Christ Church Episcopal will begin at 9:00 a.m., to be followed by tours of First Presbyterian Church at 10:00 a.m., Buncombe Street United Methodist at 11:00 a.m., and St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 12 noon. Each of the tours will last thirty minutes which will allow guests to use the remainder of the hour to make their way to the location of the next tour. 

 


 


 

OLLI NOTES

March 6, 2015

 

Spring 2015 registration continues. Please pick up copies of the Spring Brochure to share with friends, neighbors and places you frequent around town.  YOU are our best marketing tool!

 

Help out your OLLI friends present and future by wearing your nametag!

 

Course evaluation time is here!  You have the opportunity to provide us with feedback on each of your course experiences.  This online evaluation will take 5 minutes and provide great input to your instructors.  (Paper copies are available in the OLLI Office.)  Following are the links to complete your evaluations online:

     To complete the general course evaluation, click here.

     For the exercise and fitness course evaluation, click here.

     For the hobbies, art, and music course evaluation, click here.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 16! OLLI Curriculum Enhancement Grants: As an OLLI instructor, is there something you wish you had, or a workshop you’d like to attend, to make your courses better?  Are you an OLLI member with a lifelong learning passion but cost put it out of reach? Let a Curriculum Enhancement Grant help! Members of OLLI for at least 6 terms may apply for grants for $200-$2,000 to pursue a lifelong learning interest. Within 2 years of receiving funds, grant recipients will share what they learn with the membership in the form of a new course, creation of a new committee, etc. Deadline is March 2; applications are available in the OLLI Office, on the OLLI bulletin board, or on our website. Awards will be announced at the Spring Luncheon. Questions? Contact Grants Committee chair Judy Lineback.  

 

MAKE-UP CLASSES

 

Monday, March 9

Tues, March 10

Wed, March 11

Thurs, March 12

Friday, March 13

Monday’s Hiking

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dave’s Hiking

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Latin 104

1:30-3 HC102

Martin’s Hiking

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Beg Spanish

10:45-12:15 HC105

Core Conditioning

9–10:30 HC110

Big Band Era

9- 12 noon HC113

Latin 200

12 noon-1:30 HC102

Computer Basics

9 – 10:30 HC104

T

aiji

10:45-11:45 HC110

Marvelous Mosaics

9-11  HC005

Great Decisions

9-10:30 HC004

 

Club of 39 Papers

9 – 10:30 HC111

 

Classical Music 502

10:30-12:30 HC004

Universe

10:45-12:15 HC004

 

Pen and Ink

9 – 12 noon HC005

 

Sing with Bing

10:45-12:15 HC111

Real Estate Prac.

10:45-12:15 HC102

 

Paul – The Man…

10:45- 12:15 HC111

 

Chair  Aerobics

10:45-12:15 HC110

Chinese Cooking

10:45-12:15 HC105

 

Crochet 101

10:45- 12:15 HC113

 

Spin Class

1:30 – 2:15 PAC

Intro to Islam

10:45-12:15 HC111

 

Greenville History

10:45 –12:15 NVJ100

 

Wisdom… New Era

1:30-3 HC004

1812!

10:45-12:15 HC005

 

Hebrew Prophets

10:45 –12:15 HC103

 

Chess

1:30-3;30 HC113

8 Weeks China

1:30-3 HC004

 

Intimacy after 60

1:30 – 3 HC113

 

 

Global Econ.

1:30-3 HC111

 

SC Women

1:30 – 3 NVJ100

 

 

Beg. Bridge II

1:30-3:30 HC113

 

Jewish Phil.

1:30 – 3 HC103

 

 

Movies - J. Ford

1:30-4 HC105

 

 

 

 

Retirement Income Planning

3:15-4:45 HC004

 

 

 

 

Our World. Crisis

3:15-4:45 HC110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

We are looking for a few Bonus Events to offer this June during summer session.  This is the perfect opportunity to brush up an interesting 1.5 to 2-hour presentation you have given in the past, or it could be just the opportunity you need to develop that talk you've been thinking about.  Travel?  Passion? Skill?  Humor? If you have an idea, contact Sonya Hammond, Friday Bonus Tours and Events Chairperson.

 

Are you interested in serving as a leader of OLLI?  Do you know someone who would be a great OLLI Council member?  As required by OLLI’s Bylaws, Steve Davis, VP of Membership/ President Elect, chairs the Nominating Committee and has chosen the following committee members: Greg Peters (OLLI Council Member), Judy Brooks (Volunteer), and Bob Howell (Past President).  The Nominating Committee requests suggestions from the membership for 4 openings on the 2015-16 Council. You can submit your suggestions through an online survey here.  For those who prefer them, paper copies of the form are available in the OLLI office.  The deadline is April 1.

 

Enjoy a bird's eye view of Italy, Ireland and Wales in HC 110 and bring a friend, no reservation needed. Mon., March 16, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Italy (part 2).  Those interested can go to Olympia Grill after the DVD.  Tues., March 17, 10 a.m.-noon, Ireland and Wales. If you’d like to enjoy a St. Patrick's Day lunch afterwards at the dining hall ($5 with name badge), sign up in the office by noon March 16 so we can reserve tables.

 

OLLI presents the next installment in our Royal Shakespeare Company series.  Love’s Labour’s Lost will be presented at two showings:  Friday, March 27, 4 p.m. and Saturday, March 28, 7 p.m.  Tickets are available in the OLLI Office and are $16 for OLLI members, Furman staff and faculty, and $18 for the general public.  High school and college student tickets are $10.  Prepare for the presentation by attending a Lunch and Learn led by Dennis Tavernetti on Wednesday, March 25, 12:30-1:15 in HC113.

 

Barry Gilmer, Kathleen Allen, and Carol West (aka The Dixie Chicks) met through OLLI@Furman and enjoy many Road Scholar trips together.  They are finalists in a friends contest through Road Scholar.  You can vote for them by visiting www.RoadScholar.org/friendscontest.  Show your support by voting early and often (or at least once a day!).  You can learn more about their Road Scholar travels at a Lunch and Learn in March 31.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Furman?

Mentorship Opportunity with Furman students! Furman Undergraduate Evening Studies is launching the Furman University Career Advancement Program, FUCAP, to connect students with mentors who have been successful in the business and accounting professions. Read more here and if interested in mentoring, visit furman.edu/FUCAP to register or call 294-2155 for more information.

 

OLLI members are invited to join Furman alumni on a Furman Pilgrimage to Northumberland (England) & the Scottish Borders July 4-13, 2015. The trip includes walking a sacred pathway (St. Cuthbert’s Way to Melrose Abbey), visit Lindisfarne (The Holy Island), and join the Northumbria Community for a special week of reflection.  This is sure to be a rich and meaningful experience for all!  For more information, visit here. The priority deadline in March 1, or until the trip is full.

 

The world-renowned Furman Singers will perform their tour concert on March 17-18 at 8pm in Daniel Chapel. Tickets are only $10 for seniors!  (Our own student worker, Laken Weaver, is part of this group.)

 

Interested in learning about the role of stress hormones on memory? The Collaborative Neuroscience Society  and the Furman Psych Club present a Colloquium with Dr. James McGaugh on Thurs., March 19, 4 pm, Johns Hall 101. Dr. McGaugh is a well-known Research Professor at the University of California, Irvine. Free!

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

St. Francis LifeWise presents a special Lunch and Learn on Thursday, March 12: “Understanding Healthcare Quality Ratings,” 11:30am-1pm at the St. Francis Cancer Center. The program is FREE and includes lunch! Pre-registration is required. Call (864) 675-4303 for more details.


 


The OLLI Staff

Nancy Kennedy, Director (8:30-5)
Susan Rae, Assistant Director, Curriculum Support (8-4)
Pam Roberson, Instructor Support (8:00 - 4:30)
Heidi Wright, Volunteer Coordinator and Office Manager (8:30-1:30)

 

OLLI Student Workers
Kristin Farrar, Kelly Rae, and Laken Weaver

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