OLLI fall course preview set for Sept. 13

September 01, 2009

Penn State York invites adults who never want to stop experiencing life and learning to be a part of a community that celebrates learning in a relaxed and accepting environment: the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State York (OLLI). Learn more about this exciting organization in York at a fall course preview on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Conference Center, Main Classroom Building, at Penn State York. OLLI is open to all adults who love to learn.

Through the efforts of three women, Charmaine Kissinger, Olive Padden, and the late Gussie Petron, and their thirst for knowledge and mental stimulation, OLLI at Penn State York began offering courses in April 2008. OLLI now boasts more than 200 members.

Stimulating courses are the primary focus of OLLI. Fall classes begin the week of Oct. 5. Instructors will be available during the preview to meet and talk with participants about their upcoming courses. OLLI courses are taught by volunteers who want to share their expertise and talents including college faculty, hobbyists, artists, schoolteachers and practicing professionals. The six-week classes beginning in October are offered during the day and are 90 minutes in length. To cover costs, OLLI has a $50 yearly membership fee that covers two semesters. There is also a $20 fee for each course taken.

In addition to courses, OLLI is offering a brown bag lunch and learn series. Sessions are held in the ConferenceCenter of the MainClassroomBuilding at Penn State York from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The cost is $5 for each session for members and $10 for nonmembers. Participants can bring a brown bag lunch or purchase one on campus in the Lion’s Den or in The Bistro at Penn State York.

There are also two bus trips planned for this fall.

For a full listing of courses, lunch and learn topics, and bus trip destinations, visit http://olli.yk.psu.edu/Activities.html online.

OLLI is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization established to enrich the lives of mature adults living in YorkCounty by providing a variety of educational and social enrichment activities. OLLI at Penn State York is one of more than 100 lifelong learning institutes across the nation that is supported by a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation. The grant was made available locally through PennState, which now has OLLI sites at its University Park, Mont Alto and York campuses.

Please call 717-771-4015 or e-mail olli@yk.psu.edu to receive registration and activity information or to register for the open house. Visit OLLI at Penn State York at  http://olli.yk.psu.edu/ online.

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