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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us Francophone ?  Vous êtes invité à un SIG où on parlera français. On peut pratiquer la belle langue, et on peut faire la connaissance d’autres qui parle français. The French Conversation SIG will hold its meetings on Mondays beginning September 22, in HC103, 12:15-1:15 p.m. All French proficiency levels welcome. Questions? Contact Ann Briskey at twinkbrisk@gmail.com.

 

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.




OLLI NOTES         September 5, 2014

 

The beginning of Fall Term is almost here!  Join us for the BACK TO OLLI reception this Thursday, September 11, 3-4:30 in Manly Lobby at the Herring Center.  New member Orientation begins at 2:30 p.m.  You may purchase lanyards and OLLI mugs, pick up your name tag and parking sticker, meet and reunite with your OLLI friends, and enjoy refreshments.  Don’t miss the fun!

 

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). If you have questions regarding your confirmation, we invite you to call the OLLI office at 294-2997.

 

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 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’s room for YOU 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.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

On Wednesday, September 10, the Photography Special Interest Group will travel to Skytop Orchard and the Western NC Air Museum. Between visits, those wishing can lunch at Flat Rock Wood Room. All of these locations are in Flat Rock/Hendersonville area. The group plans to depart Furman/OLLI at 9:30 a.m. for the orchard. Shoot the orchard until near lunch time then proceed to the Wood Room for lunch and afterwards shoot the air museum. Approximate return time to Furman will be 3-3:30 PM. Contact Ray Roback at rayroback@yahoo.com for more information or to let him know you’d like to attend. 

 

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.

 

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 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 Mondays beginning September 22, in HC103, 12:15-1:15 p.m. All French proficiency levels welcome. Questions? Contact Ann Briskey at twinkbrisk@gmail.com.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

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. 

 

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 (or with or against) the powerful social movements of the period 1948-1973.  Email him at sean.orourke@furman.edu or call 864.908.9946.

 

Bridges to a Brighter Future is a college access program housed at Furman.   They have a graduate who is a Furman Freshman this year.  His family has considerable financial challenges.  There are four children and two adults living in a small two bedroom home.  Recently, their refrigerator died.  If you know of anyone who is selling or getting rid of a refrigerator that is in working order, please contact Tobi Kinsell at 294-3135.

 

Furman’s 2014 High Noon Lecture Series kicks off September 24 and will run for eight  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. Stay tuned for details.

 

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.

 

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.



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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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