OLLI NOTES              November 21, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

The office will be closed November 26-28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

 

 

Registration continues for Winter 2015.  Please share extra Winter brochures with friends, neighbors and anyone you run into to help spread the word of this amazing learning community.

 

Reminder to all interested in offering a Spring15 class, the course proposal form deadline is December 8.

 

Don’t get a parking ticket!  Please remember not to park in any spots marked “Reserved.”  Also, the lot at the Trone Center is only a 30-minute lot until after 3 p.m. each day.  If eating at the Dining Hall, there is one-hour parking along the lake, or you can park near the Chapel and walk over.  Please call the OLLI office if you have questions about parking on campus.

 

Our lost and found is growing by leaps and bounds!  If you are missing something, come by the office to see if it’s here.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Make-up class:  Basic Watercolor Plus – Fri 9:00am – 11:30 a.m., December 5

 

The first Rogue Reader book for our winter term, The Invention of Wings, is actually by Sue Monk Kidd.  The author is listed incorrectly in the brochure. Sorry!

 

ROOM CHANGES

HIS605 Great Trial in History will now meet in HC110.

BTE1127 J.S. Bach will now meet in North Village J-100.

 

CLASS CANCELLATIONS

PHO 1611 Photography – The Next Steps will not meet during the Winter Term.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Help us Deck the Halls!  Join us this Mon., Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. to decorate the OLLI tree.  If you would like to donate an ornament to the tree, please bring one (from your collection or one you’ve made or purchased) that reminds you of OLLI in some way.  Bring a treat to share, have something warm to drink and enjoy music to get into the spirit as we get Manly Lobby ready for the holidays.  It’s a great way to kick off the holidays!

Computer Diagnostic Check! On Tuesday, December 2 from 10am-12 noon, one of our OLLI instructors is offering a two hour Computer diagnostic check in room 104 (computer lab). Olli members may bring in their laptops (or even a desktop hard drive*, if they want to handle the weight) and it will be looked at by an OLLI computer instructor. Please understand that this is not a computer fix-up, helpdesk, or repair session. It is only to see what may be wrong with your particular computer, and do a quick diagnosis of what can be done, as well as provide resources that may be helpful for your situation. If you are interested, please call the OLLI office, 294-2998 to schedule an appointment.  If you have questions related to bringing in your computer, you may email Tom Oviatt at tcs2@charter.net. For laptops, please bring in the laptop, the power cords, and if you have a wireless mouse, bring that also.  For desktop computers, bring the hard drive only.

Our Royal Shakespeare Company series continues, with the history play, Richard II with David Tennant.  This encore performance, captured live in HD from the theater in Stratford-upon-Avon, will be shown twice: Friday, December 5 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, December 7 at 2 p.m. in Furman's Burgiss Theater in The Trone Center. Tickets are available at the OLLI office.  $16 for OLLI members, $18 for the general public.

Out and About SIG will be going to the radio play, "A Christmas Carol," on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. Cost is $25. Contact Sue Miller for further information. suerebecca910@sbcglobal.net. Also, the Out and About Holiday Party will be on Thursday, Dec. 4, 1 -4 p.m. in HC 113. Guests welcome. Please bring a snack to share. For further info contact Susan at scooper7283@charter.net.  

Did you miss some of the sessions of In Converstion With?  Want to see what this class is all about?  Thanks to OLLI member and Class Liaison extraordinaire, John Bissell, you can enjoy audio recordings of the classes from this Fall (and 2013!).  Visit http://jmbissell.com/OLLI/ICW/ to listen and learn.

The next artist showcase will present 3D works of art or crafts from OLLI students and their instructors, Jan. 12-March 5. The Art committee welcomes pieces from the woodcarving, basketry, knitting, crocheting, mosaics, jewelry, art glass, floral arranging, and quilting classes. All work must be submitted for consideration between Dec. 3 and Dec. 17. Submission forms with guidelines are available in the OLLI office.  Questions?  Email rogers2011@att.net or hawkwatchrep@mindspring.com.

Our annual Christmas Caroling will be on Thursday, December 4 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Greenville East. We’ll meet at OLLI for rehearsal at 1 p.m., carpool to Heartland and perform 3:15-4:15 p.m., starting in the dining room and then singing in the halls. This has been enjoyable and gratifying event for several years, and we welcome former and new singers. The singing is led by Gloria Larkin, but Connie Kane-Maguire helps organize the singers. If you would like to join the group, please contact Connie at ckanemaguire@gmail.com or (864)271-8544.

Join us for Breakfast! Meet OLLI friends old and new at breakfast at the Furman Dining Hall on Tuesday, December 16, 8:30-1:30 a.m.  Just $5 with your OLLI nametag; choices include made to order omelets, fruit, breads, eggs, bacon, coffee, juice, and more.  Fix your plate and enjoy your meal in the Faculty Dining Room, reserved that morning just for us. Holiday Attire Encouraged!  Thanks to Linda and Tom Nowlin for hosting.

Join OLLI for Cocoa and Carols with the Chorale. Members of the Greenville Chorale will join us in Manly Lobby to sing for us and with us.   Enjoy a Christmas sing-a-long, warm drinks, yummy desserts and social time with OLLI friends on Monday, December 15 at 7 p.m.  Free!  Reservations not required, but helpful.  Call the OLLI office to let us know you’ll be there.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Enjoy Christmas@Furman with the Furman Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus on Friday, December 5, 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium.  Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for seniors.

 

Bring your grandchildren to Furman!  The Furman Learning Lab is currently recruiting children 3-5 years old to participate in a study that examines who children trust when presented with conflicting information about a new object. We are also recruiting children of any age to add to our database of participants to be contacted for future studies. In the current study, we invite families to visit our laboratory for a single session that lasts less than 30 minutes. Children who take part in one of our studies will receive a small gift and a personalized certificate of achievement as a token of our appreciation. If you are interested in learning more about ongoing research, please contact us at learninglab@furman.edu or call 864-294-2468

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble, founded in 2000 under the direction of Alan Lohr, will be ringing at the following locations this holiday season: Greenville County Museum of Art--Sunday, Nov. 30, 2:00 p.m. and at the Furman University Daniel Chapel--Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Visit http://Carolinabronze.net for more information about the ensemble.

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHORALE - 33rd annual family Christmas concert by the Greenville Chorale, this year with the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra. Mark your calendar now.  The concert will be held on Friday, December 12, 7:30 pm in McAlister Auditorium, Furman.  Discounted tickets are available in the OLLI office. General public tickets are $30 – OLLI members get a discounted price of only $24. 

 




OLLI NOTES              November 14, 2014

 

We hope you enjoyed the Fall Term.  Thank you to all of the instructors who provided interesting classes, the volunteers who help keep things running smoothly, and everyone who took a course or attended a bonus event.  You all make OLLI great.  If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to complete course evaluations for each course you took.  The links for the online evaluation follow, or you can pick up paper copies of the survey in the OLLI office.

     To complete the general course evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OLLI-F14

     For the exercise and fitness course evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OLLI-FEWF14

     For the hobbies, art, and music course evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OLLI-HAMF14

You should have received your Winter brochure in the mail this past week.  You may also view it online.  We have extra copies in the OLLI office; please pick some up to share with friends and neighbors, and to drop off around town.  YOU are our best advertisement. 

 

Registration begins November 18 for course package holders and November 20 for single courses.  PLEASE CHECK YOUR USER NAME AND PASSWORD now so that login will be smooth when you register.  If you need assistance we’ll have someone in the office to help you with your login on Monday, Nov. 17, 9-2.

 

Reminder to all interested in offering a Spring15 class, the course proposal form deadline is December 8.

 

Thanksgiving Potluck! So far, we have more than 70 OLLI members who will gather Thursday November 27 at noon.  Let us know if you are coming so we have enough turkey. Go to Thanksgiving Potluck Sign Up or contact Heidi Wright in the office for assistance signing up. Deadline to sign up is Monday, Nov. 24 at 8am.

 

Don’t get a parking ticket!  Please remember not to park in any spots marked “Reserved.”  Also, the lot at the Trone Center is only a 30-minute lot until after 3 p.m. each day.  If eating at the Dining Hall, there is one-hour parking along the lake, or you can park near the Chapel and walk over.  Please call the OLLI office if you have questions about parking on campus.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following classes have makeup sessions after the end of the term:

g Mon 9:00am-12:00pm – makeup class on Nov 17

Bodies in Motion – Mon 10:45am -12:15pm – makeup class on Nov 17

Nine Breads – Mon 10:45am – 12:15pm – make up class on Nov 17

Ebay – Mon 10:45am – 12:15pm – make up class on Nov. 17

Chinese Cooking – Tues 10:45am - 12:15pm – makeup class on Nov 18

Introduction to Windows– Tues 10:45am - 12:15pm – makeup class on Nov 18

Bring the Outdoors In – Tues 10:45am – 12:15pm – makeup class on Nov 18

Jazz and Swing Legends – Tues 9:00am - 10:30am – makeup class on Nov 18 *plus party afterwards!

8 Weeks in China – Tues 1:30pm-3:00pm – makeup class on Nov 18

Music Influenced the 60’s – Tues 1:30pm – 3:00pm – makeup class on Nov 18

Hebrew Prophets – Thurs 10:45am – 12:15pm – makeup class on Nov 20

Survey of Jewish History – Thurs 1:30am – 3:00pm – makeup class on Nov 20

Basic Watercolor Plus – Fri 9:00am – 11:30am – makeup class on Dec 5

 

The February 27 Bonus Trip, Loons of Lake Jocassee, is now 10a.m.-2p.m. and the fee is only $40.

 

The first Rogue Reader book for our winter term, The Invention of Wings, is actually by Sue Monk Kidd.  The author is listed incorrectly in the brochure. Sorry!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Join us for a Bonus Lunch and Learn – Thursday, Nov 20. 12:30 – 1:20 p.m., HC110 to discuss Richard II.

Our Royal Shakespeare Company series continues, with the history play, Richard II with David Tennant.  This encore performance, captured live in HD from the theater in Stratford-upon-Avon, will be shown twice: Friday, December 5 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, December 7 at 2 p.m. in Furman's Burgiss Theater in The Trone Center. Tickets are available at the OLLI office.  $16 for OLLI members, $18 for the general public.

The Serious Photography SIG will be hosting their next outing at Taylor's Mill in Taylors, which is an old mill enclosing a fine coffee shop called "Due South," artist studios, pottery, book binding studio and many more that haven't yet been discovered. The opportunities here are many. This outing will be on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. Contact Ray Roback with questions.

Out and About SIG will be going to the radio play, "A Christmas Carol," on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. Cost is $25. Contact Sue Miller for further information. suerebecca910@sbcglobal.net. Also, the Out and About Holiday Party will be on Thursday, Dec. 4,  1 -4 p.m. in HC 113. Guests welcome. Please bring a snack to share. For further info contact Susan at scooper7284@charter.net

Believe it or not, it’s almost time to deck the halls!  Help decorate the OLLI Tree on Mon., Nov. 24 at 10 a.m.  Bring a treat to share and enjoy music to get into the spirit as you get Manly Lobby ready for the holidays.

The next artist showcase will present 3D works of art or crafts from OLLI students and their instructors, Jan. 12-March 5. The Art committee welcomes pieces from the woodcarving, basketry, knitting, crocheting, mosaics, jewelry, art glass, floral arranging, and quilting classes. All work must be submitted for consideration between Dec. 3 and Dec. 17. Submission forms with guidelines are available in the OLLI office.  Questions?  Email rogers2011@att.net or hawkwatchrep@mindspring.com.

Our annual Christmas Caroling will be on Thursday, December 4 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Greenville East. We’ll meet at OLLI for rehearsal at 1 p.m., carpool to Heartland and perform 3:15-4:15 p.m., starting in the dining room and then singing in the halls. This has been enjoyable and gratifying event for several years, and we welcome former and new singers. The singing is led by Gloria Larkin, but Connie Kane-Maguire helps organize the singers. If you would like to join the group, please contact Connie at ckanemaguire@gmail.com or (864)271-8544.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Bring your grandchildren to Furman!  The Furman Learning Lab is currently recruiting children 3-5 years old to participate in a study that examines who children trust when presented with conflicting information about a new object. We are also recruiting children of any age to add to our database of participants to be contacted for future studies. In the current study, we invite families to visit our laboratory for a single session that lasts less than 30 minutes. Children who take part in one of our studies will receive a small gift and a personalized certificate of achievement as a token of our appreciation. If you are interested in learning more about ongoing research, please contact us at learninglab@furman.edu or call 864-294-2468

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Furman University’s installation and dedication of the Hartness Organ (C.B. Fisk, Opus 121), Furman will present an organ recital Monday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel on campus. The recital is open to the public and features guest artists Dr. Timothy Olsen (organ) and Ms. Judith Saxton (trumpet). Tickets for the Hartness Organ Series Event are $10 for seniors.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHORALE - 33rd annual family Christmas concert by the Greenville Chorale, this year with the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra. Mark your calendar now.  Tickets will be available soon in the OLLI office. The concert will be held on Friday, December 12, 7:30 pm in McAlister Auditorium, Furman. General public tickets are $30 – OLLI members get a discounted price of only $24. 

The Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble, founded in 2000 under the direction of Alan Lohr, will be ringing at the following locations this holiday season: Greenville County Museum of Art--Sunday, Nov. 30, 2:00 p.m. and at the Furman University Daniel Chapel--Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Visit http://Carolinabronze.net for more information about the ensemble.

The Temple of Israel’s (400 Spring Forest Rd.) Music on Sunday Concert Series continues this Sunday, November 16 at 3 p.m. with a performance by Pan Harmonia. Tickets are $20 at the door. Visit their website for more information.

The Greenville County Recreation Department invites you to join them for the Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 20 at 11 a.m. beginning at Furman’s Cherrydale Mansion. Take your choice between a 1 or 3 mile walk around Furman’s campus. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and no pre-registration is required.  


 

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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