January 14, 2010
Written by Emma Carrasco
Spring class offerings include Economics, Wine 101, Archaeology, Shakespeare and various computer courses.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Texas Tech begins the spring semester in January with a lineup of innovative courses, events and activities.
Class offerings include Economics, Wine 101, Archaeology, Shakespeare, Mystery Writings, Master’s Touch Gardening, eBay, Best of European Cinema, American Presidents and several computer program courses including Facebook, Twitter and Photoshop.
Special events range from Lunch and Learning to Hidden Lubbock field trips, discussion groups and a reader’s circle.
“We invite older adults from Lubbock and surrounding communities to join OLLI,” said Emma Carrasco, coordinator of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. “Our main philosophy is to celebrate learning in a relaxed, intellectually stimulating and accepting environment. Most of our instructors are retired or current faculty from Texas Tech or from other qualified professions who enjoy sharing their knowledge and skills with others.”
OLLI is a self-funded, membership organization endowed by the Bernard Osher Foundation. It offers intellectual stimulation and civic engagement through non-credit classes designed for individuals age 50 and older. Interested individuals may become an OLLI member for $35 and enjoy various benefits such as discounted registration fees on OLLI programs as well as other Texas Tech activities and events.
Classes have varying deadlines, beginning Jan. 18 for the Best of European Cinema class.
For more information, or to request a catalog, visit OLLI's Web site, or call Emma Carrasco at (806) 742-7202 ext. 251.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Texas Tech offers classes as an opportunity to learn something new: no tests, no grades.