OLLI NOTES    August 29, 2014

 

The OLLI Office will be closed Monday, September 1 for the Labor Day holiday.  We hope you enjoy this last weekend of summer.  Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30 and the telephone number is 864-294-2998.

 

Fall Registration continues!  Please refer to your confirmation e-mail and note the “class status” for the courses for which you registered (registered, registered not paid, waitlist). As a reminder, anyone showing a “registered not paid” status, you are registered for the course.  (You may have been waitlisted for a course and we have a check we cannot deposit until you get into the course or you are mailing us payment.) For those that show a “waitlist” status, we are reviewing the waitlisted classes and are opening up spots as we can.  You will receive a call if there is an opening for you in the class.

 

Stop by the office to pick up some OLLI brochures to share with friends, neighbors, and spots around town. YOU are our best advertisement.

 

OLLI needs proficient and enthusiastic speakers of Spanish, German, and Italian to offer beginning and intermediate classes.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Jeri King at Jking21796@gmail.com.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

ACM 122 Jazz and Swing Legends will begin a week late, starting the week of September 22.

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

 

OLLI Council              Friday, September 5              10-Noon          HC102

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Mark your calendar and save the date.  OLLI’s Antique Fest will be on Friday, October 3, 10 am – 3 pm 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.

 

The OLLI office needs YOU! We are looking for office volunteers to help out during the following hours: Tuesdays:  Any time in the afternoon after 12:30pm; Thursdays: 2-4:30pm and Fridays: Any time in the morning 9-noon.  No specific skills are necessary; just a friendly face! Please contact Heidi Wright in the OLLI office, heidi.wright@furman.edu or 294-2997, if you are interested in lending a helping hand.

 

September 3 is the deadline for submissions for the Fall Art Drawing Exhibit.  Artists may submit more than one piece of artwork.  Due to limited space, this will be a juried exhibit and selected artwork will be displayed September 15 through October 16. Entry forms are available at the OLLI Office.  All levels of ability are welcome and you must be an OLLI member to participate. For more information, contact Ruth Pollow at hawkwatchrep@mindspring.com.

 

We invite you to check out the Marvin Book Nook for books that might catch your eye—like those that will help you plan your next trip! If you happen to have any cozy mysteries lying around the house, think about donating them to the Marvin Book Nook. They are an OLLI member favorite!

 

Sharpen your Spanish conversational skills in a possible new Spanish Conversation SIG. Monday, Sept 15th, 12:15, 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 percussion instrumentalist to play the tambourine, spoons and various other fun sounds.  Please contact Shelley at UkeCanDoReMi@gmail.com for more information.

 

The French Conversation SIG will hold its meetings on Monday’s beginning on September 22, in Rm. HC 103, from 12:15 to 1:15. All French proficiency levels are welcome. Questions? Contact Ann Briskey at twinkbrisk@gmail.com.


What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Riley Institute presents, “US, Russia, and Crisis in Ukraine: How Bad Can This Get?,” a lecture curated by Andrew Michta, Ph.D. of Rhodes College. This event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Watkins Room of the Trone Student Center on the Furman campus. Please plan on parking in the Chapel Lot. If you require handicap parking, you may park in the Trone Student Center lot. Free.

 

Professor Sean O'Rourke in Furman's Humanities Program is interested in hearing from OLLI members who have any activist experience in (or with or against) the powerful social movements of the period 1948-1973. He teaches a course in "Rhetoric in the Age of Protest, 1948-1973" and would love to hear from people who had experiences with and 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, and the Farm Workers' Movement. His email address is sean.orourke@furman.edu or he can be reached on his cell at 864.908.9946.

 

Furman’s 2014 High Noon Lecture Series kicks off September 24 and will run for eight consecutive weeks through Nov. 12. The Wednesday lectures begin at noon and last one hour. All talks are free and take place in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum-Furman in downtown Greenville. Stay tuned for additional information.

 

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

·         A cognitive psychology experiment on multitasking is currently being conducted.  Participants will be compensated $10 for their time. Please email your name, contact info, and preferred day and time to thet.san@furman.edu if interested.

·         Would you like to participate in a study about memory?  Participants will be asked about their memory abilities and will complete a short memory test.  The study should take approximately 35 minutes to complete.  Participants will be compensated $10 for their time.   If you are interested in participating, please contact Rose Hull (864-294-2241) or psychologyresearch@furman.edu.

·         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. The study should take approximately 45 minutes to complete. 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.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Greenville Chorale Season Tickets - purchase Chorale Season Tickets ($125 for four concerts) with 25% discount if purchased before September 1. Call Peace Center Box Office (864-467-3000) or stop by in person. Individual concert tickets for the Chorale concerts will be available in the OLLI office for 20% discount.

“We have an exciting season planned.  Look forward to seeing many of my OLLI friends in the audience,” says Bing Vick, conductor of the Chorale and OLLI instructor.

 

Converse College is offering a special Chamber Music Series for the upcoming season. On September 22 at 8 p.m., Egyptian virtuoso Wael Farouk will be performing a piano concert. Be sure to check out http://culture.converse.edu/carlos-moseley-series for more information on this exciting series.

 

Foothills Philharmonic and Greer Cultural Arts are currently presenting the Foothills Philharmonic's 2014-15 Concert Series, which will consist of six performances.  The first performance will be Masterworks I: Featuring Beethoven’s Symphony #6 “Pastorale."  This event will be held September 13, 7:30 pm at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center.  For additional information please contact info@foothillsphil.org.




OLLI NOTES    August 22, 2014

 

The OLLI Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30.  Our telephone number is 864-294-2998.

 

Fall Registration continues! We sincerely hope registration went well for all of those who registered this week. Please refer to your confirmation e-mail and note the “class status” for the courses for which you registered (registered, registered not paid, waitlist). For anyone showing a “registered not paid” status, you are registered for the course.  (You may have been “waitlisted” for a course and we have a check we cannot deposit until you get into the course or you are mailing us payment.) For those that show a “waitlist” status, we will contact you should space become available after speaking with the instructor and reviewing available class room space.

 

In order to ensure that all of our members can enjoy our free Friday bonus events, members can only sign up for TWO bonus trips or events during the initial registration period.  Throughout the term, we will publish bonus trip and event openings each week in OLLI Notes; at that point, all members will be eligible to sign up.

 

Stop by the office to pick up some OLLI brochures to share with friends, neighbors, and spots around town. YOU are our best advertisement.

 

Olli needs proficient and enthusiastic speakers of Spanish, German, and Italian to offer beginning and intermediate classes.  If you are interested in helping please contact Jeri King at Jking21796@gmail.com.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The class “Travel the Mediterranean” (PAH812) has been cancelled for the Fall14 term. We hope to offer this course again during the Spring ’15 term.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

Mark your calendar and save the date.  OLLI’s Antique Fest will be on Friday, October 3, 10 am – 3 pm 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.

 

Many OLLI committees and members have been at work this summer planning for the new school year. Please consider how you would like to get involved with OLLI @ Furman this fall. Your unique talents and skills are a great resource that help make OLLI an even better experience for all. During registration check out you will be given an opportunity to list your interests, or feel free to contact Heidi Wright in the OLLI office at 294-2997.

 

The date for submissions for the Fall Art Drawing Exhibit is fast approaching.  Submission opened August 20 and runs through September 3.  Artists may submit more than one piece of artwork.  Due to limited space, this will be a juried exhibit and selected artwork will be displayed from September 15 through October 16. Entry forms are available at the OLLI Office.  All levels of ability are welcome.  You must be an OLLI member to participate. For more information, contact Ruth Pollow at hawkwatchrep@mindspring.com.

 

Check out the Marvin Book Nook for books that might catch your eye—like those that will help you plan your next trip! If you happen to have any travel guides (published within the last year or so) from your recent trips just lying around the house, think about donating to the Marvin Book Nook. You just might inspire others to follow in your footsteps to a beautiful destination!

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

 

The Riley Institute is offering a lecture, “US, Russia, and Crisis in Ukraine: How Bad Can This Get?” curated by Andrew Michta, Ph.D. of Rhodes College. This event will be held on Thursday, September 4 at 7 p.m. in the Watkins Room of the Trone Student Center on the Furman campus.  Free.

 

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

 

A cognitive psychology experiment on multitasking is currently being conducted.  Participants will be compensated $10 for your time. Please email your name, contact info, and preferred day and time to thet.san@furman.edu if interested.

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. The study should take approximately 45 minutes to complete. 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.

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

The Warehouse Theatre claims that some of the best ideas can be delivered in 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

Come see how at “Pecha Kucha Night Greenville 13” on August 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Reserve your seat online at http://www.pkngreenville.com. Only $5!

 

Greenville Chorale Season Tickets - purchase Chorale Season Tickets ($125 for four concerts) with 25% discount if purchased before September 1. Call Peace Center Box Office (864-467-3000) or stop by in person. Individual concert tickets for the Chorale concerts will be available in the OLLI office for 20% discount.

“We have an exciting season planned.  Look forward to seeing many of my OLLI friends in the audience,” says Bing Vick, conductor of the Chorale and OLLI instructor.

 

Shop for locally grown produce, plants, honey, meats and more at the Travelers Rest Farmers Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon through September at the new Market Pavilion, Trailblazer Park, 115 Wilhelm Winter Street. The Market hosts more than 40 local growers, producers and local artisans. Music, talks on sustainability, gardening and healthy living, cooking demonstrations by local chefs and children’s activities are featured every week. For a listing of vendors and program schedule, check www.travelersrestfarmersmarket.com or read the Market's weekly column at trtribune.com.

 

Converse College is offering a special Chamber Music Series for the upcoming season. On September 22 at 8 p.m., Egyptian virtuoso Wael Farouk will be performing a piano concert. Be sure to check out http://culture.converse.edu/carlos-moseley-series for more information on this exciting series.

 

Foothills Philharmonic and Greer Cultural Arts are currently presenting the Foothills Philharmonic's 2014-15 Concert Series, which will consist of six performances.  The first performance will be Masterworks I: Featuring Beethoven’s Symphony #6Pastorale."  This event will be held September 13, 7:30 pm at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center.  For additional information please contact info@foothillsphil.org.



 


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 and Kelly Rae

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