OLLI NOTES February 28, 2014
2014 Registration continues online, or
you can stop by the OLLI office. Please pick up extra copies of the Spring Brochure to share with
friends, neighbors, and places you visit around town. You are our best marketing tool!
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
To complete the general course evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OLLI-W14
For the exercise and fitness course
For the hobbies, art, and music course evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OLLI-HAMW14
To complete the bonus event
Would you like to help shape the future of OLLI? The Nominating Committee requests your
suggestions for four openings on the 2014-15 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 March 28. Thank you for your input!
Deadline is March 15 for OLLI Curriculum Enhancement Grants (formerly known as ReSource/ ReSearch
grants): As an OLLI instructor, is there something you
wish you had, or a workshop you’d like to attend, to make your courses even
better? Are you an OLLI member with a lifelong learning passion
that you’ve always wanted to pursue but the cost put it out of reach? Let an
OLLI Curriculum Enhancement Grant help! Members of OLLI for at least six terms
may apply for grants up to $2,500 to pursue a lifelong learning passion. Within
2 years of receiving their funds, grant recipients will be asked to share what
they learn with the OLLI membership in the form of a new course, creation of a
new committee, series of seminars…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? Email Marge Snyder or Nancy Kennedy.
Check out the new exhibit in the Baiden Gallery at the Herring Center,
featuring watercolor works by OLLI members and teachers. You might be inspired to take a watercolor
To include a memorial tribute for an OLLI member in Gray Matters,
please contact the memorial tribute editor, Connie Irby, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see memorial tribute guidelines posted
on the OLLI bulletin board for more information.
Do you need to beef up your spring wardrobe? You can purchase OLLI@Furman logo apparel
through Lands End. To order go to: ces.landsend.com/OLLI_Furman. Questions?
Call 1-800-338-2000. (Our
customer number is 4571176 and our logo code is 0979527; you’ll need these
numbers if you call.)
The Spring Term
Course CPT308 Conversations on Home and Internet Security has been cancelled
due to scheduling conflicts.
for YOU in the following Bonus Events this Friday, March 7. Call or come by the office to sign up.
BTE1195 Hear! Hear!,
10 a.m., HC111
BTE1187 Getting to Know
Greenville’s Special and Exceptional Needs Population, 11 a.m.
BTE1190 Winston Churchill—the
Man of the 20th Century, 1:30 p.m., HC110
Work: Participants in EBRU: The Art of
Paper Marbling, facilitated by Linda Harkins, will display their work in
the Herring Center Lobby Tuesday, March 4, 11 -12:15. You are invited to walk through the gallery to
see successful experiments and contemporary interpretations of this ancient
Lunch and Learn: Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:20
p.m. March 4, “What the Better Business
Bureau Can Do for You,” presented by Vee Daniel, President of the Upstate
BBB. Vee Daniel will discuss how her
organization helps with identity protection, as well as investigates scams. They have a Senior Hotline that enables
citizens to get their complaints to the correct agency for free. Of the 450 complaints each month that have
gone to dispute resolution, the local BBB has an 83% resolution rate. For more information visit upstatesc.bbb.org.
Bonus Lunch and Learn: "The Enchanted Island," The
Metropolitan Opera's version of Shakespeare's The Tempest/Midsummer nights' Dream,” presented by Dennis
Tavernetti, Thurs., Mar 6, 12:30-1:15 in HC004 as an adjunct to Dr. Crabtree's
class on "Shakespeare's late romances.” Bring your lunch and learn about how the Met
created this amazing Opera: borrowing characters, themes and ideas from Shakespeare, and also borrowing music from famous baroque composers like Handel and Vivaldi, but remaining true to his key
message of forgiveness, rather than revenge. Will include some scenes and arias
from the Met's live HD production. All are welcome. Free.
Attention Hockey Fans: Interested in a behind the scenes look at the
Greenville Road Warriors Hockey Team? Join OLLI for a free tour Friday, March 7 at 10 a.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness
Arena. Discounted tickets are available
for that night’s game as well—just $10 in the OLLI Office, or you can purchase
while on the tour. Reservations required: sign
up in the OLLI Office. Thanks to Lois
and Greg Parker for organizing.
friends to see 4000 Miles at the Warehouse Theatre on Thursday, April 10, 8
p.m. This performance includes a
Q&A session at 7:30. OLLI members
will enjoy a discounted price of $24 for tickets purchased in the OLLI office
by March 21. If you have a season ticket
at the Warehouse, consider making your reservation for that night’s
performance. If there is enough
interest, the Social Committee will organize dinner at a nearby restaurant
before the show. Let the office know if
you’d like to go out for dinner.
WEARING OF THE GREEN - Welcome Spring at OLLI's first St. Patrick's
Day Lunch on March 17 beginning at 12:30 at the Herring Center. Join your OLLI
friends for a traditional corned beef and cabbage lunch. Then hoist a pint of beer while
enjoying some Gaelic entertainment followed by an old fashioned
sing-along around the piano. The cost is $10 per person. Space is limited; make
your reservations in the OLLI office.
What’s GOING ON at Furman University
Furman student: The Furman psychology lab needs participants
for a study investigating spatial reasoning. Sessions last one hour and
involve pencil and paper surveys as well as some light computer tasks.
Furthermore, we ask that participants complete an online survey at least
24 hours before the session. Participants are compensated $10 for their
time. Please contact Jessica Crumley at email@example.com if you are interested!
What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?
Judy Bainbridge, OLLI instructor, will lead
two Chautauqua | Clara Barton discussions. You may know a bit
about Clara Barton the Civil War nurse, but come and learn about her impact in South
Carolina. Two chances to hear Judy Bainbridge - Tuesday, March 18 at 7pm and
Saturday March 22 at 1:30pm at Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville.
Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org.
OLLI Hikers: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training Hike program offers
its participants the adventure of a lifetime while they raise funds to bring
help and hope to thousands of blood cancer patients and their families by
supporting critical cancer research and patient services. The Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society and American Hiking Society have collaborated to provide
training resources and technical assistance for the Team In Training Hike
program, including this participant’s guide and related materials. It is our
hope that you will have a rewarding Team In Training Hike experience, while
also gaining the satisfaction of supporting and promoting two extremely
worthwhile missions. For more information
please visit our website at: www.teamintraining.org/sc
or email Liz Coffey at Elizabeth.Coffey@lls.org
Cancer with Your Fork Friday,
March 7, 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the GHS Life Center. Join GHS' Franella Obi, RD, to learn what
foods can help fight cancer. Lunch provided. Free; registration required. To
register, call 1-877-GHS-INFO (447-4636) or visit www.ghs.org/healthevents.
The OLLI Staff:
Brad Bechtold, Interim Director
Susan Rae, Assistant Director, Curriculum Support (8-4)
Pam Roberson, Instructor Support (8:00 - 4:30)
Nancy Kennedy, Volunteer Coordinator and Office Manager (8:30-1:30)
OLLI Student Workers:
Jessica Crumley, Kelly Rae, and Kristin Farrar