OLLI at LSU Announces Spring Course Offerings

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 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, January 23, 2015