01/23/2015 01:58 PM
BATON ROUGE – The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI, at LSU announces the
release of its new spring course schedule. Courses begin the week of Feb. 23. Registration
will open Jan. 26.
New courses this spring include “China,” “World War I,” “Women in Louisiana State
Penitentiary,” and “The History of the Tushkalusa/Choctaw Civilization.” OLLI also
welcomes back James Hardy, who will teach “The Reformation.” New courses in the Felicianas
chapter include “Memory Training,” and “The Buzz about Bees.”
Spring also marks the return of the “Great Decisions” course, a program devoted to
the study and discussion of world affairs, which will be offered in three locations:
Ascension Charter Chapter is offering the course in Prairieville; Lagniappe Chapter
is offering the course at two locations in Baton Rouge; and the Felicanas Chapter
is offering the course in St. Francisville.
“We are very excited to offer more than 80 courses this spring throughout our chapters
in Ascension, Felicianas, East Baton Rouge, and with LSU-Eunice,” said Program Director
Kori Chisham. “This semester will be filled with a variety of new and interesting
courses, as well as some of our returning favorite courses.”
OLLI at LSU is a membership-based learning community of adults age 50 and older. There
are no exams or grades at OLLI. Its comprehensive collection of courses provides opportunities
for members to investigate interesting topics in a relaxed but stimulating educational
and social environment.
OLLI at LSU has more than 1,000 members and consists of four chapters: Lagniappe Chapter
in Baton Rouge, Cajun Prairie Chapter in Eunice, Felicianas Chapter in St. Francisville
and Ascension Chapter in Gonzalez.
For more information or to become a member, visit www.outreach.lsu.edu/OLLI or call 225-578-6763.
About OLLI at LSU
OLLI at LSU is one of 117 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes located on university
and college campuses from Maine to Hawaii. Founded within LSU Continuing Education
in 1995, the program has more than 1,000 members and last year conducted more than
150 programs, attracting more than 2,700 course registrations and 800 special event
About Continuing Education
LSU Continuing Education acts as a leading university provider of educational outreach and engagement to help people achieve their goals and improve their quality of life, their organizations and their communities. Visit www.outreach.lsu.edu for more information.
Posted on Friday, January 23, 2015