OLLI at LSU Announces Fall Courses

08/22/2014 01:49 PM

BATON ROUGE – The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI, at LSU announces the release of its new fall course schedule. Courses begin the week of September 15th, and registration is already open for current members.

More than 80 courses will feature a broad range of topics, including “Smiley and Friends: Humor and Community” with Smiley Anders, “The Judicial System” with Linda Lightfoot, “Untold Stories of Jackson, Louisiana” with Diane Blanchard and “Painting Watercolor Landscapes” with Roberta Loflin.

“We are very excited to offer more OLLI at LSU courses throughout Ascension Parish this fall,” said Program Director Kori Chisham. “Along with our chapters in Eunice, Baton Rouge and St. Francisville, this semester will be filled with interesting courses ranging from art and history to photography, languages and literature.”

OLLI at LSU is a membership-based learning community of adults age 50 and over. 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 over 1000 members and last year conducted more than 150 programs, attracting more than 2,700 course registrations and 800 special event registrations.

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.

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Friday, August 22, 2014