OLLI NOTES         September 19, 2014

 

What a great first week.  We are so glad to see everyone—all 1,277 of you!   Because there are so many members, please remember to wear your nametag.  It makes meeting and greeting friends so much easier.  We make nametags for all new members.  If you are a returning member, please wear the nametag you already have.  If you need a new one, just let us know.  **There are a LOT of nametags in the boxes.  Please check the box to see if yours is in there.  If it’s a duplicate, just bring it to the office so we can recycle it.  Thanks!

 

OLLI members may eat in the Furman Dining Hall for just $5 with your OLLI nametag.  The Dining Hall was renovated over the summer and has new menu offerings.  They also have gone “trayless.”  This is part of Furman’s sustainability program and also keeps costs down.  So, you may need to serve your plate, put it at your table, and go back for a drink.  If you choose to purchase your lunch in the Faculty Dining Room, please go into the main dining room to eat.  But, the $5 price in the main dining room really is your best deal. 

 

Next Friday, September 26 is the last day to drop classes and receive a refund. If you drop a class and switch to another, there is no fee.  If you simply drop a class, there is a $10 processing fee.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following classes will not meet this week:

·         RPH900 Survey of Jewish History – no class Thursday, September 25

·         RPH903 Hebrew Prophets – no class Thursday, September 25

 

Delayed class start date:  HFE525 Beginning Golf begins on Tuesday, September 30.

 

Room Change:  HIS672 Clinton’s Ditch has moved to HC111 (just across the hall from the old room).

 

There are openings in the following bonus events on Fri., September 26.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

·         BTE1102 The Wines of Paso Robles, California, 12 p.m.

·         BTE1115 Erwin-Penland, Inc. Advertising, 3 p.m.

 

BTE1110 Gullah Roots has been rescheduled for Friday, October 10, 10:00 a.m. to noon, HC110.

 

There’s room for YOU and a friend in the Bonus Event Carolinas Aviation Museum on Friday, October 10.  The $50 cost includes bus transportation, tour of the museum, and lunch.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

 

If you plan to attend the September 30 Lunch & Learn session on Wine Tasting, please stop by the office and sign up. Reservations are not required but a head count will help us make sure we have enough wine.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Let’s celebrate the start of a new school year with Breakfast in the Furman Dining Hall!  Join your OLLI friends for breakfast, 8-10 a.m., on Wednesday, September 24.  Cost is just $5 for all-you-can-eat with your OLLI nametag.  Choices include made-to-order omelets, fruit, breads, eggs, bacon, coffee, juice, and much more.  Fix your plate and then enjoy your meal in the Faculty Dining Room, reserved that morning just for OLLI.  Thanks to Linda and Tom Nowlin for hosting!

 

Learn how to evaluate your own photos and those of others. An ability to honestly critique photographs is essential to improving your photographic skills.  This Photo Evaluation Workshop, led by OLLI photographers, will highlight some of the commonly accepted ways of assessing and articulating key elements of photographic images – technical, elements of design, compositional and emotional.  No photographic skills are needed to join this discussion. Join us Friday, September 26, 9 a.m. in HC111.

 

SIG Out and About Singles will attend some of the New Play Festival at Centre Stage at the end of September. If interested contact Susan Cooper at: scooper7284@charter.net.  They will also be attending the Oktoberfest in Downtown Greenville on Thursday, October 2 at 1 p.m.at Noma Square. Contact Carolyn Rice at: ccr2go@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

OLLI’s Antique Fest will be on Friday, October 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Herring Center.  The day will include appraisals of antiques & collectibles, expert presentations, demonstrations, music, food trucks and more!  Make a day of it!  If you’d like to volunteer for OLLI’s Antique Fest:

·         20 volunteers are needed for each shift. Shift 1: 10am-12 noon / Shift 2: 12 noon – 2pm.  If you can help, please contact Sharon Sickler, Social Committee Chair, at puppymax@live.com or 864.963.2818.  

 

Join other OLLI members in a friendly fun-filled afternoon of Golf at the Furman Golf Course on Thursday October 23. The match will be a 9 hole mixed (men and women) scramble format (everyone hits a tee shot, then you decide which shot was the best and everyone hits from the best spot, you play that way until you complete the hole, count one score per hole).  If you are interested in playing, please contact the OLLI office 864-294-2998 by October 11.  The group will tee off starting at 2:30 pm. Your $18 fee includes a cart. We must have at least 20 people to reserve tee times. This is a fun way to meet other OLLI members and you don't even have to be good golfer to participate.

 

The OLLI Consort SIG invites those who play the recorder to come enjoy ensemble playing.  They will meet Thursdays from 3:15-4:45pm in HC111.  For more information contact Sharon Howell at JasminRC@icloud.com or Judy Brooks at hykrz@bellsouth.net.


What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Riley Institute presents its annual National Conference, “China’s Environmental Crisis:  Is There a Way Out?” September 22-23 at the Younts Conference Center.  There are several events during the two-day conference, and all are free and open to the public.  For more information, visit the Riley Institute Website.

 

Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band will be performing this Wednesday, September 24 at 8 p.m. The performance will be held on campus in the Daniel Recital Hall. Free!

 

Furman University’s High Noon lecture series begins Wednesday, Sept. 24 and runs for eight weeks, through Nov. 12.  All talks are free and take place in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville.  Wednesday, September 24:  “If the Financial Markets Could Speak, What Would They Be Saying?,” presented by Tom Smythe, Professor of Business, Furman University. 

 

The Furman Department of Asian Studies invites you to “Art to Poetry to Music” in the Daniel Memorial Chapel, Monday, September 29 at 7 pm.  Inspired by the music playing and poetry spoken, Chinese calligrapher Hong Zhao will create a work of art before your eyes.  Free.

 

Furman’s Upcountry History Museum presents Relive our Revolution: A Revolutionary War Weekend from October 3-7.  Visit rev-war-weekend.com for a complete schedule of events.

 

Do you have any experience with or memories of the Red Scare, Civil Rights Movement, Student Movement, Women's Movement, Anti-War Movement, Environmental Movement, Gay Rights Movement, Native American Movement, Anti-Poverty Campaign, or the Farm Workers' Movement?  If so, Furman Professor Sean O'Rourke is interested in hearing from you!   He teaches a course in "Rhetoric in the Age of Protest, 1948-73" and would love to hear from people who have any activist experience in (with or against) the powerful social movements of the period 1948-1973.  Email him at sean.orourke@furman.edu or call 864.908.9946.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Check out the Fall Craft Bazaar at John Knox Presbyterian Church with numerous exhibitors, including OLLI’s own Phyllis Gropp, on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. A portion of each vendor’s proceeds will benefit the mission programs of John Knox & the John Knox Kindergarten.

 

Fall for Greenville is coming up and Furman is a sponsor.  We’re looking for volunteers to staff the Furman table.  The festival will be held October 10 – 12. Please consider working a minimum of a two hour shift—more is really appreciated.  All volunteers will be rewarded with a Furman dining hall ticket or Fall for Greenville tickets – please let us know which one you prefer. Interested persons, please contact Chandra Dillard, Director Community Relations atChandra.dillard@furman.edu or 294-2503.

 

 




OLLI NOTES         September 12, 2014

 

Welcome back!  Classes begin on Monday, September 15 unless otherwise noted below.  Parking stickers will be available at your first class and should be displayed in the lower right-hand corner of your back windshield.  Please wear your nametag, and let us know if you need a new one.  We can’t wait to see you!

 

Check out the newest edition of Gray Matters on our website. 

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following courses have switched meeting place since the brochure was published:

·         ACM135 Classical Music 501 will meet in HC004.

·         BEF204 Retirement Investing will meet in HC005.

·         LNT726 8 Weeks in China will meet in HC004.

·         RPH928 How Jesus Became God will meet in HC004.

·         RPH921 Creative Meditation will meet in HC105.

·         ACM156 The Write Stuff will meet in HC105.

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The following courses do not begin the first week of class:

·         ACM 122 Jazz and Swing Legends (begins Tuesday, 9/23)

·         HFE502 Martin’s Hiking (begins Thursday, 9/25)

·         RPH968 Biblical Wisdom (begins Thursday, 9/25)

·         ACM108 Novels of Graham Greene (begins Thursday, 9/25)

·         ACM115 Basic Watercolor Plus (begins Friday, 9/26)

·         HFE525 Beginning Golf (begins Tuesday, 9/30)

·         PAH804 Round Baskets (begins Friday, 10/10)

 

There are openings in the following bonus events on Fri., September 19.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

·         BTE1110 Gullah Roots, 10 a.m.-noon, HC110

·         BTE1101 Six & Twenty Distillery, 10 a.m., meeting at Six & Twenty Distillery

 

BTE1102 The Wines of Paso Robles, California is a bonus event on Friday, September 26 at Noon at Northampton Wines.  Enjoy wines paired with a delicious lunch.  This event is designed especially for OLLI members and is a real treat.  Call the office to sign up.  (You will pay $35.64 to Northampton wines, which covers the meal, wines, tax, and tip.)

 

There’s room for YOU and a friend in the Bonus Event Carolinas Aviation Museum on Friday, October 10.  The $50 cost includes bus transportation, tour of the museum, and lunch.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

 

If you plan to attend the September 30 Lunch & Learn session on Wine Tasting, please stop by the office and sign up. Reservations are not required but a head count will help us make sure we have enough wine.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Let’s celebrate the start of a new school year with Breakfast in the Furman Dining Hall!  Join your OLLI friends for breakfast, 8-10 a.m., on Wednesday, September 24.  Cost is just $5 for all-you-can-eat with your OLLI nametag.  Choices include made-to-order omelets, fruit, breads, eggs, bacon, coffee, juice, and much more.  Fix your plate and then enjoy your meal in the Faculty Dining Room, reserved that morning just for OLLI.  Thanks to Linda and Tom Nowlin for hosting!

 

Learn how to evaluate your own photos and those of others! An ability to honestly critique photographs is essential to improving your photographic skills.  This Photo Evaluation Workshop, led by OLLI photographers, will highlight some of the commonly accepted ways of assessing and articulating key elements of photographic images – technical, elements of design, compositional and emotional.  No photographic skills are needed to join this discussion. Join us Friday, September 26, 9 a.m. in HC111.

 

Love Shakespeare?  OLLI will present showings of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s season during this coming year.  OLLI member Dennis Tavernetti is chairing this effort and needs to build a committee to help with things like publicity and ticket sales at the event.  If you’d like to help, please contact Dennis at dentav@bellsouth.net.  The first committee meeting will be Tues., Sept. 16 at 12:30.  Meet Dennis in the Marvin Book Nook in Manly Lobby.

 

The Writing Family History SIG will continue to meet on Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in HC103 beginning on Wednesday, September 17.

 

Mark your calendar and save the date.  OLLI’s Antique Fest will be on Friday, October 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Herring Center.  The day will include appraisals of antiques & collectibles, expert presentations, demonstrations, music, food trucks and more! Stay tuned for more information.

 

Sharpen your Spanish conversational skills in a possible new Spanish Conversation SIG. Monday, Sept 15, 12:15 p.m., look for Merrikay Pirrone or Dorothy Beling in the lobby of the Herring Building. Contact Merrikay (thepirrones@bellsouth.net) or Dorothy (dorothybeling@gmail.com) if you have any questions. We hope to meet weekly to discuss selected topics (in Spanish of course). All levels of Spanish skill are welcome.

 

Shelley Knee Johnson’s Ukulele Band is looking for more people to join the fun! They especially are in need of a bass player.  Please contact Shelley at UkeCanDoReMi@gmail.com for more information.

 

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What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Women’s Soccer Team has invited OLLI members to come support the Paladins at their game on Sunday, September 14 at 6 p.m. The game will be in the Stone Soccer Stadium, and FREE for OLLI members!

 

In observation of Constitution Day, the Riley Institute at Furman presents “Hobby Lobby Ruling:  Winning Religious Liberty or Extending Corporate Reach?” on Wednesday, September 17, 4 p.m. in the Watkins Room of Trone Student Center.  For more information, visit the Riley Institute Website.  Free. 

 

Come support OLLI Student Worker Kelly Rae at Chi Omega’s Lu-Owl this Wednesday, September 17, from 5-7:30 p.m. in front of the Lakeside Parlors on campus. Featuring all you can eat homemade BBQ, music, games and a barbeque sauce competition, tickets are only $5! All proceeds go towards the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Tickets can be purchased from Kelly or at the door.

 

The Riley Institute presents its annual National Conference, “China’s Environmental Crisis:  Is There a Way Out?” September 22-23 at the Younts Conference Center.  There are several events during the two-day conference, and all are free and open to the public.  For more information, visit the Riley Institute Website.

 

Do you have any experience with or memories of the Red Scare, Civil Rights Movement, Student Movement, Women's Movement, Anti-War Movement, Environmental Movement, Gay Rights Movement, Native American Movement, Anti-Poverty Campaign, or the Farm Workers' Movement?  If so, Furman Professor Sean O'Rourke is interested in hearing from you!   He teaches a course in "Rhetoric in the Age of Protest, 1948-73" and would love to hear from people who have any activist experience in (with or against) the powerful social movements of the period 1948-1973.  Email him at sean.orourke@furman.edu or call 864.908.9946.

 

Help a Furman Student!  There are three different psychology studies currently seeking subjects:

·         Would you like to participate in cognitive psychology experiment entitled "Thoughts during Repetitive Tasks"? Participants will be asked to participate in a series of computer-based tasks and periodically be questioned about their thoughts during some of those tasks. We are looking to see if there is any connection between performance on the tasks and thoughts while completing them.  Participants will be compensated $10 for their time. If you are interested in participating, please call/text Francis Anderson at (803)-767-5526 or at francis.anderson@furman.edu.




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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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