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OLLI NOTES         May 24, 2013


The OLLI Office will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.


Registration for Summer continues.  Join us for 4 weeks of summer fun in June.  There is still room in most of our summer offerings.  Register online or come by the office to sign up.  **PLEASE NOTE: All orders mailed or brought to the office need to be paid by cash or check.

 

Here is a sample of some of the classes that are still open.  If you are interested, NOW is the time to sign up!

 

HIS628 Travelers Rest:  Furman’s New Hometown   Learn about Travelers Rest through lectures, stories, and short walks.  You’ll hear about the history of the Swamp Rabbit Railroad and Trail and much more.  The first three classes will meet at The Café at Williams Hardware, and the final class will meet at the home of a local historian to visit his restored cabin and outbuildings filled with historic treasures.  Tuesdays, 10-Noon.

 

HFE90 Kayaking is Kool  Come learn a new summer activity—kayaking!  Day one will include a presentation on techniques, equipment, and safety.  The next three classes will be on Lake Robinson—paddling and practicing techniques.  Come join the fun!  Two class options:  Wednesdays 8-10 or 10-Noon.

 

HFE570 Let’s Play Pickleball!   Pickleball is a fun game played on a modified tennis court using a perforated ball and a paddle.  It is easy to learn and utilizes skills found in tennis, racquetball, and badminton.  Since it is played on a smaller court, pickleball appeals to people who like a competitive sport that can be less physically demanding.  Paddles and balls provided.  Thursdays, 9-11 a.m., tennis courts at North Village.

 

Erase the old dates and save these new ones! The OLLI/Riley Summer Series will be Wednesdays, July 17, 24, 31, and Aug. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Younts Center. This year’s theme is “Straight Talk: Healthcare Reform in SC.” The series will provide factual, pragmatic information about our current system of healthcare delivery and the changes that will occur with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in South Carolina in 2014.  It will also provide diverse philosophies on the need for reform and the broader implications of the impending changes to our healthcare system.

 

The members of the Photography SIG are now sharing their photographs with friends and family on Facebook.  There are many excellent and creative photos that they have taken during recent trips.  If you are interested in viewing these photos please go to OLLI Furman Photography Group on Facebook.  They welcome Likes to the Facebook page and Likes and comments for individual photos.  (You need to be a member of Facebook in order to view the page.)  Stay tuned: OLLI@Furman will roll out its own Facebook page in the Fall!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

ACM164 No More Excuses:  Write Your Family History by June has one more class session on Thursday, May 30, 10-Noon, HC111.


OLLI HAPPENINGS

Chautauqua is coming back to OLLI!  Herman Melville will make a stop at the Herring Center on Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m.  Meet the “man who lived among the cannibals” and hear him spin tales about his real South Seas adventures that were so incredible, he called them novels.  Ice Cream Social to follow.  Reservations are helpful; call, email, or come by the OLLI Office to sign up.  $5.

 

Out and About Singles is an OLLI Special Interest Group for members looking for a group with which to attend events around town.  They will enjoy the free Lakeside Concerts at Furman at 7:30 on Thursdays.  May 30, Carolina Youth Symphony. RSVP to Elaine Brummett at 246-6348.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman?

Mark your calendars! Furman’s Annual Music by the Lake Summer Series continues on Thursday evenings through August 1. Performances begin at 7: 30 p.m. at the amphitheater near Furman’s North Gate. All concerts are free! Call 294-2086 or visit www.furman.edu/summermusic for info.

Very Special Opportunity!  Dr. Lorraine DeJong, Associate Professor of Education, is teaching an intergenerational course on what it means to be a senior adult in today’s society through May 29, 10-Noon at the Herring Center.  OLLI members are encouraged to attend one, two or ALL of the classes for free.  Daily topics for the course are available in the OLLI office. Please take a look at the topics and sign up to participate. Your involvement in this seminar will bring the topics alive for the college students and will definitely include lively discussions and excursions on topics of interest to both generations!

 

Furman students are currently conducting a study and need your help!  The study will ask you to rate how effective you think different memory strategies are for common memory tasks. The study should take between 30-60 minutes and you will be compensated $10 for your time.  The study will be run in the computer lab at the Herring Center from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on June 11-14.  Please email psychologyresearch@furman.edu to sign up for a time (or to request a different time to participate).  Thanks for your support!

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Shop for locally grown produce, plants, honey, meats and more at the Travelers Rest Farmers Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. until Noon, May through September. The Market will celebrate its fifth season at a new location, the former site of Travelers Rest High School on Wilhelm Winter Street, and, for the first time, include arts and crafts vendors and the occasional musical presentation sponsored by The Travelers Rest Artist’s Alliance.

 

Chautauqua Festival:  “American Legends” June 14-23.  Meet Davy Crockett, Susan B. Anthony, Malcolm X and Herman Melville.  22 free shows and other events performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. Under the Tent at Greenville Tech, Barton campus @ 7:30p - (Fri 6/14 & 6/23 Crockett) (Sat 6/15 Anthony) (Sun 6/16 Melville) (Sat 6/22 Malcolm X). And one night only - re-live the “The Legends of Camelot.” (Fri. 6/21@ 7:30p in Falls Park). More free shows indoors each day (Sat 6/15 - Sat 6/22).  Each show is completely different.  Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

 

Loaves and Fishes, the only mobile food rescue organization in Greenville County, is having their big fundraiser at Embassy Suites Greenville on Sunday, June 2, 6-9:30.  Enjoy a Taste of the Upstate’s finest dining, wine, auctions, live music and more — to benefit those who are hungry in our community!  Dress is casual. Tickets are $60 and available online at www.loavesandfishesgreenville.org or by calling 864.232.3595.

 

Greenville Woodworkers Guild Tool Auction Saturday, May 25 at 8:30. Doors open at 8 a.m.; refreshments available.  Our auctions are open to the public, so bring your friends and neighbors, and enjoy the action even if you don’t really need anything.  A copy of the catalog of items will be available on the Guild website by May 22.   We have a great selection of hand tools and power tools, including hand planes and chisels, routers, drills, sanders, table saws, Shop Smiths with all accessories, mortisers, vacuum presses, a sand blaster, and many more great items.  For more information, visit http://www.greenvillewoodworkers.com/.

 

A new Kiwanis Club is being formed in Travelers Rest.  If you are interested, you can attend an organizational meeting on Thursday, June 6 at 12:15 at the Forest Coffeehouse on Main Street in TR.  Lunch included, and the meeting will end by 12:50.  RSVP by May 30 to Division 25 Lt. Governor Dean DeLong (484-629-0513) or Carolinas District Governor Tom Currier (864-630-3264).

OLLI NOTES         May 17, 2013


Registration for Summer continues.  Join us for 4 weeks of summer fun in June.  Only three classes/events have filled, so there is still room in most of our summer offerings.  Register online or come by the office to sign up.  **PLEASE NOTE: All orders mailed or brought to the office need to be paid by cash or check.

 

Here is a sample of some of the classes that are still open!  If you are interested, NOW is the time to sign up!

HIS628 Travelers Rest:  Furman’s New Hometown   Learn about Travelers Rest through lectures, stories, and short walks.  You’ll hear about the history of the Swamp Rabbit Railroad and Trail and much more.  The first three classes will meet at The Café at Williams Hardware, and the final class will meet at the home of a local historian to visit his restored cabin and outbuildings filled with historic treasures.  Tuesdays, 10-Noon.


RPH925 Social Justice in the Hebrew Bible   Explore social justice roots pertaining to hunger, fairness, the environment, war, and more.  Look at how Jewish holidays incorporate these themes; discuss 20th Century examples of these teachings put into practice (Civil Rights, Labor and other movements).  Fridays, 10-Noon.

 

BTE1136 Bob Jones University Museum   Enjoy a visit to this world-famous collection of sacred art with OLLI friends old and new.   A museum docent will conduct a tour of “Highlights of the Collection.”  Optional lunch with the group before the tour at a nearby restaurant.  Friday, June 7, 1-3 p.m.

 

Congratulations to our new Council Members:  Elaine Brummett, President-Elect, Vice President of Member Services; Members-at-Large: 3 year term- Barbara Wojack and Cathy Dwyer; 2 year term-Pat Hicks; 1 year term-Laura Gossett and Natalina Ferlauto. Thank you all for agreeing to serve!

 

Erase the old dates and save these new ones! The OLLI/Riley Summer Series will be Wednesdays, July 17, 24, 31, and Aug. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Younts Center. This year’s theme is “Straight Talk: Healthcare Reform in SC.” The series will provide factual, pragmatic information about our current system of healthcare delivery and the changes that will occur with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in South Carolina in 2014.  It will also provide diverse philosophies on the need for reform and the broader implications of the impending changes to our healthcare system.

 

One more big thank you to all the OLLI members who helped build the Marvin Book Nook bookshelves, Manly Lobby game tables and chairs and the Small Arts and Crafts Room game tables.  Dan Kappel, Bob Choban, Gary Aten, and Ron Thompson helped with the actual construction while Cathy Bringleson, Jay Ludwigsen, Andy Still and Mike Wohlfard helped with the painting and staining.  And Paul Schaaf provided moving services. Thank you all!!

 

A note from the Curriculum Committee Chair - At the recent OLLI luncheon I was honored with the "Volunteer of the Year" award. What a surprise and honor to receive this. As noted in the presentation, my many years of involvement with the Curriculum Committee, first as organizer of the Industrial Tours and then as its chair, has resulted in many achievements. While I'd like to take credit for this, most goes to the hard work of all the committee members, past and present. Because of their dedication we can enjoy and participate in the many great courses OLLI has to offer. I also believe that the OLLI program has grown to a point where it is time for new and fresh perspective for the Curriculum Committee leadership. For this reason I have asked Jim Smeaton to take over my role as Curriculum Committee Chair beginning June 1, 2013. Jim has been involved in OLLI and a Curriculum Committee member for several years. I am confident that OLLI courses will continue to develop in his capable hands. As for me, thanks again for all your support and I'll still be seeing you around OLLI. - Jim Baker

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

ACM164 No More Excuses:  Write Your Family History by June is extending two weeks.  Class will meet Tuesdays, May 21 and 28, 10:45-12:15 in HC111.


OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

Chautauqua is coming back to OLLI!  Herman Melville will make a stop at the Herring Center on Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m.  Meet the “man who lived among the cannibals” and hear him spin tales about his real South Seas adventures that were so incredible, he called them novels.  Ice Cream Social to follow.  Reservations are helpful; call, email, or come by the OLLI Office to sign up.  $5.

 

Out and About Singles is an OLLI Special Interest Group for members looking for a group with which to attend events around town.  Come join us Tuesday, May 21 at Cheddar's restaurant for lunch at 11am. Afterwards-we will go to see the movie, The Great Gatsby, at the Hollywood 20 Regal at 12:50. Both are located on Woodruff Road. Join us for lunch, the movie, or both! Questions-Contact Susan Cooper at 288-4912 or scooper7284@charter.net.   Out and About will also enjoy the free Lakeside Concerts at Furman at 7:30 on Thursdays.  May 23, music by the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble. May 30, Carolina Youth Symphony. RSVP to Elaine Brummett at 246-6348.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman?

The Upcountry History Museum—Furman University will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling, Peterson v. Greenville, with a public lecture by Dr. Courtney Tollison on Monday, May 20 at 11 a.m. in the museum.  This case originated in Greenville during the Civil Rights Movement and effectively desegregated lunch counters throughout the country.  Admission is free for museum members and $5 for all others.  For reservations, call the museum at 467-3100.

Very Special Opportunity!  Dr. Lorraine DeJong, Associate Professor of Education, is teaching an intergenerational course on what it means to be a senior adult in today’s society through May 29, 10-Noon at the Herring Center.  OLLI members are encouraged to attend one, two or ALL of the classes for free.  Daily topics for the course are available in the OLLI office. Please take a look at the topics and sign up to participate. Your involvement in this seminar will bring the topics alive for the college students and will definitely include lively discussions and excursions on topics of interest to both generations!

 

Mark your calendars! Furman’s Annual Music by the Lake Summer Series begins on Thurs., May 23 with a performance by the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble. Performances begin at 7: 30 p.m. at the amphitheater near Furman’s North Gate. All concerts are free! Call 294-2086 or visit www.furman.edu/summermusic for info.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

Shop for locally grown produce, plants, honey, meats and more at the Travelers Rest Farmers Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. until Noon, May through September. The Market will celebrate its fifth season at a new location, the former site of Travelers Rest High School on Wilhelm Winter Street, and, for the first time, include arts and crafts vendors and the occasional musical presentation sponsored by The Travelers Rest Artist’s Alliance.

 

Chautauqua Festival:  “American Legends” June 14-23.  Meet Davy Crockett, Susan B. Anthony, Malcolm X and Herman Melville.  22 free shows and other events performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. Under the Tent at Greenville Tech, Barton campus @ 7:30p - (Fri 6/14 & 6/23 Crockett) (Sat 6/15 Anthony) (Sun 6/16 Melville) (Sat 6/22 Malcolm X). And one night only - re-live the “The Legends of Camelot.” (Fri. 6/21@ 7:30p in Falls Park). More free shows indoors each day (Sat 6/15 - Sat 6/22).  Each show is completely different.  Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

 

Loaves and Fishes, the only mobile food rescue organization in Greenville County, is having their big fundraiser at Embassy Suites Greenville on Sunday, June 2, 6-9:30.  Enjoy a Taste of the Upstate’s finest dining, wine, auctions, live music and more — to benefit those who are hungry in our community!  Dress is casual. Tickets are $60 and available online at www.loavesandfishesgreenville.org or by calling 864.232.3595.

 

OLLI NOTES         May 10, 2013


Registration for Summer continues.  Most classes still have space.  You can register online or come by the OLLI office to fill out a form.  You can also print a form from the website to mail or fax to the office. All orders mailed or brought to the office need to be paid for by check or cash.


Remember the OLLI Spring Luncheon is on Tuesday, May 14 at the Younts Center.  Doors open at Noon and lunch will be served at 12:30.  Ticket sales have ended.  If you are coming, make sure you bring your ticket with you.  Let’s celebrate a great year at OLLI!


Course evaluations! You have the opportunity to provide us with feedback on each of your course experiences. This evaluation will take 5 minutes and will provide great input to your instructors. Positive comments are the number one thing our volunteer instructors love the most!  (Paper copies are available in the OLLI Office.) Following are the links to complete your evaluations online:

to complete the general course evaluation https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OLLI-SPRING2013

for the exercise and fitness course evaluation https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OLLI-SPRING2013FITNESS

to complete the bonus event evaluation https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OLLI-SPRING2013BONUS

 

AND THE NOMINATIONS ARE IN:  At the Spring Luncheon, OLLI members will elect new OLLI Council members. The Nominating Committee would like to present the following slate of officers that have been unanimously approved by the current Council: Elaine Brummett, President-Elect, Vice President of Member Services; Members-at-Large: 3 year term- Barbara Wojack and Cathy Dwyer; 2 year term-Pat Hicks; 1 year term-Laura Gossett and Natalina Ferlauto. Members wishing to make additional nominations may do so at the time of the election, provided the proposed nominee has been contacted and has given consent.

 

If you have expertise in some area of History or Politics, the History/Politics subcommittee would like to hear from you.  We need instructors for Fall 2013.  There are a couple of options available:  teach for the entire nine weeks (90 minutes/week), or teach a new format in a 4-week session.  Due to availability of space, these 4-week sessions will be scheduled any day, Monday-Thursday, 3:15-4:45.  The Fall term runs Sept. 16-Nov. 15, and the deadline to submit a Course Proposal Form is May 31, so time is short.  If you have an interest in developing a new class for Fall term, contact Nancy Gammons at 834-1940 or njgammons@charter.net.

 

The Languages and Travel Subcommittee is looking for Beginning German and Italian teachers.  If you are interested, or if you know a good candidate, please contact Roger Miel at rogermiel@charter.net.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Make-up Classes on Monday, May 13

PHO1600 Spring Fling  9-10:30, HC104                 PAH803 Basic Basket Weaving  1:30-3 p.m., HC 113

HFE516 Beginning T’ai Chi  9-10:30, HC110           PPS1320 Psychology 101  1:30-3, HC111

PPS1314 He Said/She Said  10:45-12:15, HC111      RPH915 Church History: Crusades, 1:30-3, HC004

           

AMN181 Bring Your B&W Drawing to Life, will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 13 at the instructor’s home—705 Wembley Road, Greenville, 29607 (phone 423-1101).

 

Make-up Class on Tuesday, May 14                  SNM1028 Astronomy and Space, 9-10:30, Rinker Hall 253

 

Make-up Class on Wednesday, May 15                        PAH825 Spotlight on Declarer Play  10:45-12:15, HC113

 

OLLI COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Curriculum Committee         Wednesday, May 15   10 a.m.                        HC004

Social Committee                   Thursday, May 16      10 a.m.


OLLI HAPPENINGS
Mark your calendar and save the date—Chautauqua is coming back to OLLI!  This time, Herman Melville will make a stop at the Herring Center.  Thursday, June 20, 7 p.m.  Details to follow.

Declutter Reunion for "You Are Not Your Stuff" with Fran Scoville will be held May 13, 10-11:30 a.m.at the Herring Center, Room 004.  You are invited (but not required) to bring something wrapped to put into an "exchange.”  The person who gets it can deal with it as they choose! Also, bring your stories of challenges met, obstacles overcome, successes large and small to share.  We hope to see you there.  

 

Save the dates! The OLLI/Riley Summer Series will be Tuesdays, July 23, 30, Aug. 6 and 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Younts Center. This year’s theme is “Straight Talk: Healthcare in SC.” The series will provide factual, pragmatic information about our current system of healthcare delivery and the changes that will occur with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in South Carolina in 2014.  It will also provide diverse philosophies on the need for reform and the broader implications of the impending changes to our healthcare system.

 

Out and About Singles is an OLLI Special Interest Group for members looking for a group with which to attend events around town.  See The Great Gatsby at Hollywood 20 (Woodruff Road) on Tues, May 21; late-afternoon time to be announced.  Afterwards, enjoy supper at Cheddar’s.  RSVP to Janet Taylor at 232-9261.  Out and About will also enjoy the free Lakeside Concerts at Furman at 7:30 on Thursdays.  May 23, music by the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble. May 30, Carolina Youth Symphony. RSVP to Elaine Brummett at 246-6348.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman?

Very Special Opportunity!  Dr. Lorraine DeJong, Associate Professor of Education, is teaching an intergenerational course on what it means to be a senior adult in today’s society May 8-29, 10-Noon at the Herring Center.  OLLI members are encouraged to attend one, two or ALL of the classes for free.  Daily topics for the course are available in the OLLI office. Please take a look at the topics and sign up to participate. Your involvement in this seminar will bring the topics alive for the college students and will definitely include lively discussions and excursions on topics of interest to both generations!

 

*SPECIAL NOTE* New Undergraduate Evening Studies graduate Antonio Rivera recently lost his sister Cynthia Kissick in a car accident. Cynthia is survived by three small children.  Antonio came to Furman in 2010 after serving 2 tours in Iraq. Shortly thereafter, he lost his brother in a motorcycle accident. UES has created a donation fund so the community may show their support for Antonio by making a contribution to help defray funeral costs.  Any amount you are able to contribute is greatly and deeply appreciated.  Contributions can be made at the UES office in Suite 001 of the Herring Center or mailed to: Continuing Education, c/o Cynthia Kissick Rivera Memorial Fund, Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613.

 

Mark your calendars! Furman’s Annual Music by the Lake Summer Series begins on Thurs., May 23 with a performance by the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble. Performances begin at 7: 30 p.m. at the amphitheater near Furman’s North Gate. All concerts are free! Call 294-2086 or visit www.furman.edu/summermusic for info.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Malcolm X, a Free Chautauqua discussion. Dr. Roger Sneed of Furman confronts the legend of Malcolm X.  Who was this ghetto hustler turned human rights activist? Why does the Malcolm X legend resound so deeply within African American culture?  Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville.  Call 244-1499 or visit www.greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org.  Free!

 

Shredding event:  Sat., May 11, from 9 am - Noon at the TD Convention Center, in the Eisenhower parking lot. All paper must be bagged or boxed and each person is limited to three trash bags or three small boxes of paper.

 

Artisphere is this weekend in downtown Greenville!  OLLI member Beth Andrews has been selected as one of two "Emerging Artists." She will have a booth toward the West End.  And, Carole Knudson Tinsley is one of the artists juried in the Upstate Artisphere Professional artist exhibit.  Opening is May 10 at the Founders Room over Larkin's restaurant.  For more information about Artisphere, visit http://www.artisphere.us/.

 

Carolina Youth Symphony presents their annual Senior Honor’s Concert May 12 at McAlister Auditorium at Furman.  The concert begins at 3 p.m. with the Repertory Orchestra followed by the Concert Orchestra.  The Symphony Orchestra concert begins at 5 p.m.  Admission for these concerts is $5 for seniors.

OLLI NOTES         May 3, 2013

 

LAST CHANCE!! Tickets for the May 14th Spring Luncheon will no longer be for sale after May 7. Don’t miss a chance to have lunch with your new and old OLLI friends and celebrate a GREAT year.

 

PAH803 Basic Basket Weaving will not meet on Mon. May 6. The make-up class will be on Monday, May 13, 1:30-3 p.m., HC 113

 

SUMMER SCHOOL IS ALMOST HERE!  Please make sure to pick up a Summer Brochure at the OLLI Office and take some to share around town. This is a great term to introduce new people to OLLI.  Registration begins May 7 at 8:00 a.m.  You can download the Summer Schedule from our website. If you want to learn more about the classes offered, go to the ONLINE registration site and click on Categories Make sure you go online this weekend and try out your USER NAME AND PASSWORD so that login will be smooth when you are ready to register. If you need assistance, please call or come by the OLLI Office.

 

Course evaluations! You have the opportunity to provide us with feedback on each of your course experiences. This evaluation will take 5 minutes and will provide great input to your instructors. Positive comments are the number one thing our volunteer instructors love the most!  (Paper copies are available in the OLLI Office.) Following are the links to complete your evaluations online:

to complete the general course evaluation https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OLLI-SPRING2013

for the exercise and fitness course evaluation https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OLLI-SPRING2013FITNESS

to complete the bonus event evaluation https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OLLI-SPRING2013BONUS

 

Thanks to Cathy Dwyer and her team of Master Gardeners for selecting and planting the beautiful planters at the front of the Herring Center.

 

AND THE NOMINATIONS ARE IN:  At the Spring Luncheon, OLLI members will elect new OLLI Council members. The Nominating Committee would like to present the following slate of officers that have been unanimously approved by the current Council: Elaine Brummett, President-Elect, Vice President of Member Services; Members-at-Large: 3 year term- Barbara Wojack and Cathy Dwyer; 2 year term-Pat Hicks; 1 year term-Laura Gossett and Natalina Ferlauto. Members wishing to make additional nominations may do so at the time of the election, provided the proposed nominee has been contacted and has given consent.


OLLI HAPPENINGS

The Latin SIG and Instructor Ginny Anderson are sponsoring an end-of-year drop-in on Wednesday, May 8, between 12:30 and 1:15pm in Room 004.  All past, present and future Latin students are invited.  Light refreshments, including garum and Vesuvian grape juice, will be served -- but goodies brought in are welcome.  Questions?  Call Michael Kilgore at 905-3799.


Save the dates! The OLLI/Riley Summer Series will be on Tuesdays, July 23, 30, August 6 and 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
at Younts Center. This year’s theme is “Straight Talk: Healthcare in SC.” The series will provide factual, pragmatic information about our current system of healthcare delivery and the changes that will occur with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in South Carolina in 2014.  It will also provide diverse philosophies on the need for reform and the broader implications of the impending changes to our healthcare system.

 

The Languages and Travel Subcommittee is looking for Beginning German and Italian teachers.  If you are interested, or if you know a good candidate, please contact Roger Miel at rogermiel@charter.net.

 

Do you enjoy walking for exercise?  The Health, Fitness, and Exercise Subcommittee is looking for someone to facilitate a Beginning Walking class in the Fall Term.  If you are interested or have questions, please contact Janet Aguilar at janetag@charter.net.

 

OLLI member David Grote is looking for people to share music with - playing the songs we remember from the 50-60-70s.  You can reach David at davidgrote@bellsouth.net or 486-0355.

1812!- The Legacy of Andrew Jackson. No leader during the War of 1812 left a greater historic legacy than Andrew Jackson. Join an open class on Monday, May 6 at 1 p.m. in HC 004 to watch a DVD presentation about his life. We will also answer the question of why is he on the $20 bill. Anyone is welcome, but space is limited. Stop by the OLLI Office to sign up!

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman?

The Staff Advisory Committee announces its 1st Furman Eats Cookbook filled with recipes from members of the Furman family! WE NEED YOUR RECIPES! Have a favorite recipe you’d like to share? Submit it to bartley.sides@furman.edu with your affiliation to Furman included. OLLI members love food!

 

*SPECIAL NOTE* This past Saturday, Undergraduate Evening Studies (UES) student Antonio Rivera who graduates Saturday, lost his sister Cynthia Kissick in a car accident. Cynthia is survived by her three small children.  Antonio came to Furman in 2010 after serving 2 tours in Iraq. Shortly thereafter, Antonio lost his brother in a motorcycle accident. UES has created a donation fund so students, faculty, and those in the community may show their support for Antonio by making a contribution to help defray funeral costs.  Any amount you are able to contribute is greatly and deeply appreciated.  Contributions can be delivered to the UES office located in Suite 001 of the Herring Center or mailed to: Continuing Education, c/o Cynthia Kissick Rivera Memorial Fund, Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613.

 

Very Special Opportunity!  Dr. Lorraine DeJong, Associate Professor of Education, is teaching an intergenerational course on what it means to be a senior adult in today’s society May 8-29, 10-Noon at the Herring Center.  OLLI members are encouraged to attend one, two or ALL of the classes for free.  Daily topics for the course are available in the OLLI office. Please take a look at the topics and sign up to participate. Your involvement in this seminar will bring the topics alive for the college students and will definitely include lively discussions and excursions on topics of interest to both generations!

 

Mark your calendars! Furman’s Annual Music by the Lake Summer Series begins on Thurs., May 23 with a performance by the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble. Performances begin at 7: 30 p.m. at the amphitheater near Furman’s North Gate. All concerts are free! Call 294-2086 or visit www.furman.edu/summermusic for info.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Carolina Bronze, the Upstate's premier auditioned community handbell ensemble, will present their Spring Concert Tuesday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. at Daniel Chapel at Furman. For more information, call 238-4639.

 

Malcolm X, a Free Chautauqua discussion. Dr. Roger Sneed of Furman confronts the legend of Malcolm X.  Who was this ghetto hustler turned human rights activist? Why does the Malcolm X legend resound so deep within African American culture?  Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville.  Call 244-1499 or visit www.greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org.  Free!

 

Check out the Strawberry Festival, May 4 at Slater Hall, 5 Whitney Street, Slater, SC.  Slater is about 6 miles from Travelers Rest. For more info, visit http://upstatestrawberryfestival.com  or call 836-1100.  

 

The City of Greenville is hosting a shredding event on Sat., May 11, from 9 am - Noon at the TD Convention Center, in the Eisenhower parking lot. All paper must be bagged or boxed and each person is limited to three trash bags or three small boxes of paper.

 

Artisphere is the weekend of May 10-12 and OLLI member Beth Andrews has been selected as one of two "Emerging Artists." She will have a booth toward the West End.  For more information about Artisphere, visit http://www.artisphere.us/.

 

Carolina Youth Symphony presents their annual Senior Honor’s Concert May 12th at McAlister Auditorium at Furman.  The concert begins at 3 p.m. with the Repertory Orchestra followed by the Concert Orchestra.  The Symphony Orchestra concert begins at 5:00PM.  Admission for these concerts (all three orchestras) is $5 for seniors.

OLLI NOTES         April 26, 2013

 

Week at a Glance--Details can be found throughout OLLI Notes.

Friday April 26           Project Rx

Thursday, May 2        Carolina Bronze in concert, Hughes Main Library, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 3             OLLI Council meeting, 10 a.m.-Noon, HC 004.

 

Summer Registration begins May 7.  The Summer 2013 Term Brochure is available online here:  http://www2.furman.edu/SITES/OLLI/BROCHURES/Pages/default.aspx. No paper copies will be mailed but they will be available in the office. We need your help to distribute them throughout Greenville. Please take a few copies and leave them for others to learn about OLLI.

 

In observance of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, the Volunteer Committee would like to thank YOU for all you do to help OLLI be a great place.  Whether you move chairs, teach a class, shelve books, answer the phones, serve as a class liaison, or contribute in dozens of other ways, you are an OLLI volunteer. 

 

Evaluation time is almost here! You have the opportunity to provide us with feedback on each of your course experiences.  This online evaluation will take 5 minutes and provide great input to your instructors.  Watch for the survey links in future OLLI Notes!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

OLLI Mugs! After many great suggestions, we will have mugs with the OLLI logo for sale in the Fall and you have the opportunity to cast your vote for the type of mug we will be selling. After voting is closed, the mug with the most votes will be the winner. Stop by the coffee bar and cast your vote today!

 

The Latin SIG and Instructor Ginny Anderson are sponsoring an end-of-year drop-in on Wednesday, May 8, between 12:30 and 1:15pm in Room 004.  All past, present and future Latin students are invited.  Light refreshments, including garum and Vesuvian grape juice, will be served -- but goodies brought in are welcome.  Questions?  Call Michael Kilgore at 905-3799.

 

Do you enjoy walking for exercise?  The Health, Fitness, and Exercise Subcommittee is looking for someone to facilitate a Beginning Walking class in the Fall Term.  If you are interested or have questions, please contact Janet Aguilar at janetag@charter.net.

 

Let’s celebrate another great year at OLLI!  Come to the OLLI Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 14 at the Younts Center.  Doors open at Noon for social time; cash bar will be available.  Lunch will be served at 12:30.  Tickets are$15 and must be purchased in advance in the office.  You’ll make a menu selection when you purchase tickets:  Chicken Provencal OR Wild Mushroom Crepes Au Gratin, accompanied by baby spinach salad, broccolini, sundried tomato risotto, rolls, key lime pie, coffee, and tea.  Please see Nancy Kennedy in the office if you have dietary restrictions—the chef can accommodate these.

 

1812!- The Legacy of Andrew Jackson. No leader during the War of 1812 left a greater historic legacy than Andrew Jackson. Join an open class on Monday, May 6 at 1 p.m. in HC 004 to watch a DVD presentation about his life. We will also answer the question of why is he on the $20 bill. Anyone is welcome, but space is limited. Stop by the OLLI Office to sign up!

 

Want to beef up your spring wardrobe with some OLLI@Furman apparel?  You can order merchandise directly from Lands End by calling 1 (800) 338-2000 or go to ces.landsend.com/OLLI_Furman.  Our customer number is 4571176 and the OLLI logo code is 0979527; you’ll need these numbers when you order by phone.

 

Age of Champions is a new PBS documentary that tells the story of 5 competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics.  You’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they triumph over the limitations of age.  You can watch the internet premiere April 18-28 at www.ageofchampions.org/premiere.

 

Lunch & Learn (aka Brown Bag Lunch Series) returns in the Fall Term!  Each week we’ll hear from impressive local speakers.  If you have suggestions for speakers or topics, contact Elaine Brummett at ebrum301@aol.com.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman?

You may have seen in the news that Furman University has been annexed into the city limits of Travelers Rest.  Our address will stay the same—for mailing purposes we are still in Greenville, 29613!

 

The Staff Advisory Committee announces its 1st Furman Eats Cookbook filled with recipes from members of the Furman family! WE NEED YOUR RECIPES! Have a favorite recipe you’d like to share? Submit it to bartley.sides@furman.edu with your affiliation to Furman included. OLLI members love food!

 

Enjoy Furman’s Senior Art Show now through May 4 in Roe Art Building.  Gallery hours are 9-5, M-F. 

 

Looking for a way to expand your love for learning even further?? Become an Upcountry History Museum volunteer! If you love history, enjoy working with people – or both – get involved today! To learn more contact: Kathleen Kime, Education Director & Volunteer Coordinator at 467-3100 x104 or kathy@upcountryhistory.org.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Project Rx is all about “protecting our rivers and our residents by properly disposing of medicine.” This collaborative effort by Renewable Water Resources, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville Family Partnership, Greenville Technical College, and Greenville Safe Communities Drug-Free Alliance Stop  encourages you to go by any drive-thru locations on APRIL 26 to dispose of your household's unwanted or unused prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, supplements, and pet medications. Use a black permanent marker to block out any personal information on labels, but leave the drug name visible to ensure proper disposal procedures. Collection Site(s) Greenville County Medical Society, 1395 South Church Street; McAlister Square, 225 South Pleasantburg Drive; St. Francis Millennium Campus, 2 Innovation Drive (near CU-ICAR).

 

The SC Appalachian Council of Governments’ Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers for their Friendly Visitor Program.  Volunteers serve as visitors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Volunteers receive an initial 15 hours of classroom and on-the-job training with the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.  For more information or to sign up for the training, please contact Ericca Livingston, Volunteer Coordinator, at 242-9733 or by email at elivingston@scacog.org.

 

The Fountain Inn Center for Visual and Performing Arts will be showing their performance of Gypsy on April 26 & 27 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 28 at 3 p.m.  Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors.  For further information or to buy tickets, call 409-1050 or visit www.ftinnarts.org.

 

Carolina Bronze, the Upstate's premier auditioned community handbell ensemble, will present their Spring Concerts as follows: Thursday, May 2, 7 p.m. at Hughes Main Library and Tuesday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. at Daniel Chapel at Furman. For more information, call 238-4639.

 

April 26-28 is the last weekend of "Diary of Anne Frank" at Clemson Little Theatre (at the Pendleton Playhouse); Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.  This production will be directed by OLLI member Annette Garver.  Call 646-8100 for reservations or buy tickets at the door ($15).

 

St. Francis will hold a two-part program regarding social justice and the life of Christian faith on Tuesday, April 30 from 2-3:30 p.m. at St. Francis Millennium (2 Innovation Drive).  The program will be presented by Fr. Jon Chalmers, Director of Ministry Relations.  Part two of the program will be held in August. This event is free.  Pre-registration is required.  To register, visit www.stfrancishealth.org/events or call 675-4390.

 

Malcolm X, a Free Chautauqua discussion. Dr. Roger Sneed of Furman confronts the legend of Malcolm X.  Who was this ghetto hustler turned human rights activist? Why does the Malcolm X legend resound so deep within African American culture?  Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville.  Call 244-1499 or visit www.greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org.  Free!

 

 

OLLI NOTES         April 19, 2013

 

Week at a Glance--Details can be found throughout OLLI Notes.

 

April 19           Bowling with Out and About Singles—RSVP required.

                        Furman Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus, 8 p.m., $10.

April 19-20      The Winter’s Tale, Furman Playhouse, 8 p.m., $8.

April 20           Earth Day Festival at Furman, 1-6 p.m.

April 21           Furman Jazz Combos, 8 p.m.  Free.

April 23           Lunch and Learn:  The Louvre, 12:30-1:10, HC111.

April 26           OLLI Volunteer Appreciation Event, 10-11:30, Manly Lobby.

 

Make sure to check the Lost and Found in the office.  You may have lost something and don’t even know it.  Water bottles, a coffee mug, glasses, jackets….come by and claim your missing treasures!

 

To include a memorial tribute for an OLLI member in Gray Matters, please contact the memorial tribute editor, Connie Irby, at connieirby@charter.net.  Please see memorial tribute guidelines posted on the OLLI bulletin board for more information.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

SNM1028 Astronomy and Space will not meet Tuesday, April 23.

HFE517 T’ai Chi for Seniors will not meet Tuesday, April 23.

 

Make-up classes:

HFE517 T’ai Chi for Seniors Friday, April 26, 1:30 at the Herring Center.

HFE527 Chair Dance Aerobics Friday, April 26, 3:15, HC110.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

The History Subcommittee is developing a course.  Each class will be devoted to a character in American History, famous or infamous.  For example, Eliza Pinckney (and the South Carolina Pinckneys); Anne Hutchinson: Christian Feminist or Heretic; The Sights and Insights of Benjamin Franklin; James Wilkerson: The Fool of 1812, etc.  If you have a particular personality in American history that you love, have read about or would like to research, we would like to hear from you.  You would present this special character's life and activities, be they noble or ignoble, in one class period.  Please contact Roger Wheeler at rogerdwheeler@gmail.com or 895-6097 or Nancy Gammons at njgammons@charter.net or 834-1940.

 

Did you help us pack to move?  Are you an OLLI instructor?  Ever been a class liaison, office volunteer, chair mover, coffee maker, cookie baker, piano player, photographer, proofreader, bonus trip organizer, committee member, handy person, telephone volunteer, or helped out in any other way at OLLI?  Then YOU are an OLLI volunteer, and we want to thank you.  Please come to Volunteer Appreciation Day on Friday, April 26, 10-11:30 in Manly Lobby.  Join us for fun, socializing, snacks, and music (maybe even a sing-a-long!).  Reservations are helpful; call or come by the office to let us know you’ll be there!

 

Let’s celebrate another great year at OLLI!  Come to the OLLI Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 14 at the Younts Center.  Doors open at Noon for a social time; a cash bar will be available.  Lunch will be served at 12:30.  Tickets are$15 and must be purchased in advance in the office.  You’ll make a menu selection when you purchase tickets:  Chicken Provencal OR Wild Mushroom Crepes Au Gratin, accompanied by baby spinach salad, broccolini, sundried tomato risotto, rolls, key lime pie, coffee, and tea.  Please see Nancy Kennedy in the office if you have dietary restrictions—the chef can accommodate these.

 

Lunch & Learn DVD - Tuesday April 23, 12:30 - 1:10pm, room 111.  This last session of a Great Courses DVD is "The Story of the Louvre."  It started as a palace, became an art museum in 1789, was built over 8 centuries and covers about 30 blocks.  Some of the art works are shown and discussed.  NOTE:  Starting in the Fall Term, this time slot will be Lunch & Learn with impressive local speakers.  If you have any suggestions for speakers or topics, contact Elaine Brummett at ebrum301@aol.com.

Want to beef up your spring wardrobe with some OLLI @ Furman apparel? You can order merchandise directly from Lands End by calling 1 (800) 338-2000 or go to ces.landsend.com/OLLI_Furman.  Our customer number is 4571176 and the OLLI logo code is 0979527; you’ll need these numbers when you order.

 

Age of Champions is a new PBS documentary that tells the story of 5 competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics.  You’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they triumph over the limitations of age.  You can watch the internet premiere April 18-28 at www.ageofchampions.org/premiere, and there will be a live Q&A with the filmmakers on April 25 at 12:30, 3:30, and 6:30 PST.


What’s GOING ON at Furman?

You may have seen in the news that Furman University has been annexed into the city limits of Travelers Rest.  Our address will stay the same—for mailing purposes we are still in Greenville, 29613!

 

Furman Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus present “Unfinished Masterpieces” featuring works by Schubert and Mozart.  Thomas Joiner, conductor.  Friday, April 19, 8 p.m., McAlister Auditorium, tickets available at the door--$10 seniors.

 

Furman’s Theatre Arts Department presents Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale April 19-20 at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $8 for OLLI members; you must request the student rate when you order tickets.

 

Furman’s Earth Day Festival is Saturday, April 20, 1-6 p.m. at the amphitheater and other areas of campus.  The event is free and open to the public. Highlights include six Indie music groups from across the state; tours of signature Furman buildings like Place of Peace and the Shi Center; the Furman Farm, including a “Kids Zone” with petting zoo and child-friendly activities; and a “Water Walk” where Furman staff and students raise money for a potable water system in Guatemala.  A complete schedule and map may be found here.

 

The Duke Library at Furman is holding a children’s book sale on Saturday, April 20, 1-6 p.m. on the steps of the library.  Books will be sold by the inch--$1/inch.   This is a great chance to pick up some books for your grandchildren while supporting the Children’s Literacy Initiative.

 

Furman Jazz Combos, Steve Watson/Keith Davis, conductors.  Sun., April 21, 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall.  Free!

 

Enjoy Furman’s Senior Art Show now through May 4 in Roe Art Building.  Gallery hours are 9-5, Monday-Friday.  The Opening Reception is Friday, April 12, 7-9 p.m.

 

Looking for a way to expand your love for learning even further?? Become an Upcountry History Museum volunteer! If you love history, enjoy working with people – or both – get involved today! To learn more contact: Kathleen Kime, Education Director & Volunteer Coordinator at 467-3100 x104 or kathy@upcountryhistory.org.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

This is the final week to purchase discounted tickets for Greenville Chorale’s concert “We Have Song” on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Greenville.  The concert includes great a capella choral music from Randall Thompson, Johannes Brahms, and Alberto Ginastera; Moses Hogan spirituals; and two Russian anthems (sung in Russian).  Discounted tickets ($20) are available in the OLLI Office.  The Greenville Chorale is conducted by OLLI member Bingham Vick.

 

The SC Appalachian Council of Governments’ Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers for their Friendly Visitor Program. Volunteers serve as visitors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Volunteers receive an initial 15 hours of classroom and on-the-job training with the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. For more information or to sign up for the training, please contact Ericca Livingston, Volunteer Coordinator, at 242-9733 or by email at elivingston@scacog.org.

 

Join the Bon Secours St. Francis Team for “A Walk with a Doc” on Saturday, April 20 at 9 a.m. The walk will be held at St. Francis Millennium located at 2 Innovation Drive. Plan on having an enjoyable time with others from the community and upstate cardiologists. Heart-healthy snacks will be provided to all walkers. Call 235-7665 if you have questions. All ages welcome! This event is free and pre-registration is not required.

OLLI NOTES         April 12, 2013

 

Week at a Glance--Details can be found throughout OLLI Notes.

 

April 12                       TONIGHT, Relay for Life, cancer survivors to be honored, Furman Mall

April 12-14, 17-20      A Winter’s Tale, Furman Playhouse, 8 p.m.  $8.

April 13                       Percussion Ensemble in Concert, Daniel Recital Hall, $5.

April 16                       Lunch and Learn—Healthcare Decisions, 12:30, HC004. 

                                    President Smolla’s talk at Upcountry History Museum, 7 p.m.

Chautauqua/ Herman Melville, Hughes Main Library, 7 p.m.

April 19                       Bowling with Out and About Singles—RSVP required.

                                    Furman Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus, 8 p.m., $10.

 

THANK YOU to our Wednesday students as we moved classes this week for the Special Olympics!  Everything went smoothly, and we appreciate your patience and flexibility.  Aren’t we glad we have the Herring Center?

 

Updated OLLI Directories are for sale in the OLLI office for $3.

 

Make sure to check the Lost and Found in the office.  You may have lost something and don’t even know it.  Umbrellas, water bottles, a coffee mug, glasses, jackets….come by and claim your treasures!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PPS1320 Psychology 101 for the Aging Adult will not meet Tuesday, April 16.

PAH 825 Spotlight on Declarer Play will not meet Wednesday, April 17.

PPS1314 He Said/She Said—Conscious Relationships will not meet Thursday, April 18.

HFE527 Chair Dance Aerobics will not meet Thursday, April 18.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

The History Subcommittee is developing a course.  Each class will be devoted to a character in American History, famous or infamous.  For example, Eliza Pinckney (and the South Carolina Pinckneys); Anne Hutchinson: Christian Feminist or Heretic; The Sights and Insights of Benjamin Franklin; James Wilkerson: The Fool of 1812, etc.  If you have a particular personality in American history that you love, have read about or would like to research, we would like to hear from you.  You would present this special character's life and activities, be they noble or ignoble, in one class period.  Please contact Roger Wheeler at rogerdwheeler@gmail.com or 895-6097 or Nancy Gammons at njgammons@charter.net or 834-1940.

 

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY is Friday, April 26, 10-11:30 in Manly Lobby.  We’re honoring OLLI’s volunteers:  teachers, class liaisons, office volunteers, coffee brigaders, Book Nook librarians, Council members, committee chairs and members, bonus trip and brown bag lunch organizers, proofreaders, chair setters, contributors to and editors of Gray Matters, chaffeurs, moving helpers, piano players, photographers, artists, bakers, computer volunteers, note/letter writers, telephone volunteers, SIG leaders, handy persons and all those who give their time to OLLI and its members.  Join us for fun, socializing, snacks, music, and a sing-along.  Reservations are helpful; please call or stop by the office to let us know you plan to be there.

 

The OLLI Spring Luncheon is Tuesday, May 14.  Doors open at Noon for a social time; a cash bar will be available.  Lunch will be served at 12:30.  Tickets are$15 and must be purchased in advance in the office.  You’ll make a menu selection when you purchase tickets:  Chicken Provencal OR Wild Mushroom Crepes Au Gratin, accompanied by baby spinach salad, broccolini, sundried tomato risotto, rolls, key lime pie, coffee, and tea.  Please see Nancy Kennedy in the office if you have dietary restrictions—the chef can accommodate these.

 

Out and About Singles is going bowling!  Fri., April 19 at Noon-meet for bowling at Wade Hampton Bowl (2065 Wade Hampton Blvd.). A game and shoe rental costs around $6. Lunch at Texas Roadhouse at 3140 Wade Hampton Blvd.  Join us for bowling, lunch, or both! Firm reservations needed to Janet Taylor: 232-9261 or watersedgehsd@earthlink.net.

Tuesday, April 16, 12:30-1:15 in HC004:  Lunch and Learn—Healthcare Decisions.  Bring your lunch and hear about advanced healthcare decision-making from Amanda Stilwell, current OLLI instructor and Senior Transitions Advisor with Interim Healthcare. Call or come by the office to reserve your spot.

 

Age of Champions is a new PBS documentary that tells the story of 5 competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics.  You’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they triumph over the limitations of age.  You can watch the internet premiere April 18-28 at www.ageofchampions.org/premiere, and there will be a live Q&A with the filmmakers on April 25 at 12:30, 3:30, and 6:30 PST.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman?

 

Furman is one of the top fund raising universities in the country in raising money for Relay For Life. As with all Relays, all proceeds from the event go directly to the American Cancer Society and directly to those who need it most.  The event takes place tonight on Furman Mall beginning at 6 PM.  Survivors will be honored with a survivor reception starting at 5 PM. People will walk through the night around the mall that will be lit with candles in memory of those who have lost the battle and honor those who have won the battle with cancer. Food and fellowship will be available. To participate in this touching fund raiser, stop by tonight. It will be worth your trip.

 

Enjoy Furman’s Senior Art Show now through May 4 in Roe Art Building.  Gallery hours are 9-5, Monday-Friday.  The Opening Reception is Friday, April 12, 7-9 p.m.

 

Saturday, April 13, the Furman Music Department presents the Percussion Ensemble Concert, Omar Carmenates, conductor.  Daniel Recital Hall; $5 at the door.

 

Furman’s Theatre Arts Department presents Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale April 10-13 and April 17-20 at 8 p.m., and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14.  Tickets are $8 for OLLI members; you must request the student rate when you order tickets.

 

Furman Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus present “Unfinished Masterpieces” featuring works by Schubert and Mozart.  Thomas Joiner, conductor.  Friday, April 19, 8 p.m., McAlister Auditorium, tickets available at the door--$10 seniors.

Furman University president Rod Smolla, one of the nation’s top constitutional scholars, will discuss the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, “South Carolina v. Catawba Indian Tribe, Inc. ” Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman.  “The Indians and the Land: South Carolina v. Catawba Indian Tribe, Inc., and the Uneasy History of Indians and the Constitution” is Smolla’s final lecture in a series about legal cases in South Carolina that led to landmark decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.  Free.

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

The Greenville Chorale presents “We Have Song” on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Greenville.  The concert includes great a capella choral music from Randall Thompson, Johannes Brahms, and Alberto Ginastera; Moses Hogan spirituals; and two Russian anthems (sung in Russian).  Discounted tickets ($20) are available in the OLLI Office.  The Greenville Chorale is conducted by OLLI member Bingham Vick.

 

Herman Melville, a Free Chautauqua discussion led by George Frein. It's a Whale of a Tale!  If you never read “Moby Dick” but like to pretend you did, this is for you - by the end of the evening you will have heard the whole story and still had time to ask questions. Tuesday, April 16 @ 7pm at Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville.  Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

 

Current theater opportunities in Greenville:

Warehouse Theatre, Romeo and Juliet, final weekend April 12-13

Centre Stage South Carolina, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, April 12-14, 18-21

Greenville Little Theatre, Elvis Has Left the Building, April 12-14, 18-20

Fountain Inn Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Gypsy, April 19-21, 26-28

OLLI NOTES         April 5, 2013

 

Week at a GlanceMore details can be found throughout OLLI Notes.

April 5             Tonight—Furman Bands in Concert, 8 p.m., McAlister Auditorium, $5.

April 5-6          Theology Symposium at Daniel Chapel.  Free.

April 9             Lunch and Learn 12:30-1:15, World’s Greatest Structures—Domes, HC111.

April 10           Special Olympics at Furman.  All classes held in alternate locations or off campus

April 10-13      A Winter’s Tale, Furman Playhouse, 8 p.m.  $8.

April 13           Out and About Singles, Brick Street Café, 6 p.m., reservations required.

 

The Special Olympics is coming to Furman Wednesday, April 10. The parking lot at the Herring Center will be full of buses and cars connected to this event, so NO CLASSES will be in Herring on this day.  Below is the list of class changes for Wed., April 10. OLLI and Woodlands staff will be on hand at North Village, Daniel Chapel, and the Woodlands to help you find your room. Please plan on extra time to find the building and park.

 

SNM1071 ABC’s of DNA                                                        North Village J, 100

HFE580 Functional Strength Training                                North Village J, 300

ACM174 OLLI and the Search for the Holy Grail               Daniel Chapel, Bryan Garden Room

ACM148 Portraits in Oil                                                        No Class!

LNT767 Latin 103: Intermediate Latin III                         North Village J, 200G

PPS1330 Self Compassion and Finding Meaning                 Daniel Chapel, Bryan Garden Room

PAH845 Soup and …                                                              No Class!

PAH825 Spotlight on Declarer Play                                     The Woodlands, Camellia Room

HIS664 The Border War                                                       North Village J, 100

ACM156 Toot Your Own Horn – Really!                            North Village J, 300

PAH838 Quilting by Hand                                                    The Woodlands, Arts & Crafts Room

BEF245 Estate Planning and Elder Law                              North Village J, 100

LNT712 Latin 101: Beginning Latin III                               North Village J, 200G

PAH801 Woodcarving 201                                                    North Village J, 200I

ACM152 Writing Fiction                                                       Meeting at Spill the Beans downtown

 

A NOMINATING COMMITTEE is being formed to find the right people to serve on the OLLI Council for the 2013/14 academic year.  Positions to be filled are President Elect who will then serve as President for the 2014/15 year, two At-Large Members to serve three-year terms, and one At-Large member to serve a one-year term.  If you would you like to help shape the volunteer leadership of OLLI, then you can:  (1) Join the Nominating Committee or (2) Submit to the committee names of people you’d like to see lead our organization.  OLLI@Furman thrives on member involvement; help shape our future!  Interested?  Please contact President Elect Karl Sedlarz at sedlarzkh@aol.com or 979-8907.

 

Is the electronics department of Best Buy your favorite spot?  Do you own an iPod, tablet, or Nook? Do you spend time daily on your computer, smart phone, etc.?  Then we need you on our Curriculum Computer Subcommittee. We're looking for a few more people who can help define our future computer related course needs at a beginning level. Interested? Contact Jim Baker at 895-5945 jmbaker125@charter.net.

 

Updated OLLI Directories are for sale in the OLLI office for $3.

 

We are seeing more and more members racing to class later and later.  This is disruptive for the instructors and for fellow students as well.  Please try to arrive early for class so you have time to find your seat, get some coffee or tea, have a chat or two with your new OLLI friends, and get settled before class starts.  Remember, early is on time, on time is late and late is unacceptable.


COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

PAH 825 Spotlight on Declarer Play will not meet Wednesday, April 17.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

The Game Day scheduled for Friday, April 12 has been postponed.  Stay tuned next Fall for a new date!

Lunch and Learn—Healthcare Decisions.  Bring your lunch and hear about the importance of advance healthcare decision-making from Amanda Stilwell, current OLLI instructor and Senior Transitions Advisor with Interim Healthcare.  Tues., April 16, 12:30-1:15, HC 004.  Call or come by the office to reserve your spot.

 

TIME CHANGE!  The Acoustic Jam SIG will now meet Mondays @ 1:30 p.m. in HC102. All levels of talent are welcome. Contact Shelley Johnson with questions at ShelleyKJonhson@gmail.com or 363-2014. Or just show up with your acoustic instrument.

 

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY is Friday, April 26, 10-11:30 in Manly Lobby.  This is an event to honor ALL of OLLI’s volunteers:  teachers, class liaisons, office volunteers, coffee brigaders, Book Nook librarians, Council members, committee chairs and members, bonus trip and brown bag lunch organizers, proofreaders, chair setters, contributors to and editors of Gray Matters, chaffeurs, moving helpers, piano players, photographers, artists, bakers, computer volunteers, note/letter writers, telephone volunteers, SIG leaders, handy persons and all those who give their time to OLLI or help an OLLI member.  We love and need you and hope you all will come join us for fun, socializing, snacks, music, and a sing-along.  Reservations are not required but are helpful; please call or stop by the office to let us know you plan to be there.

 

Frustrated that there is no coffee, or creamer or tea when you have a break in class? Wonder why the coffee bar is so messy at times? Well, you can do something about it! It takes a cadre of people to keep OLLI members in their coffee (we average 12 gallons a day, 1000 creamers every 7 days and 900 cups in 5 days) and we need your HELP! If you would like to join the Coffee Brigade, stop by the office and ask Nancy Kennedy for a quick orientation. This important task really takes a village.

 

Lunch N Learn via DVD—Tuesdays, HC111, 12:30-1:10 p.m.   Bring your lunch and enjoy more of “The World’s Greatest Structures.”  April 9:  Domes.  Thanks to Elaine Brummett for hosting.

 

Out and About Singles has two outings coming up.  First, dinner-- join us at Brick Street Cafe (315 Augusta St. across from Greenville High School) on Sat., April 13, 6pm. Please have your reservations to Janet Taylor by April 7.  Second, Fri., April 19 at Noon-meet for bowling at Wade Hampton Bowl (2065 Wade Hampton Blvd.). A game and shoe rental costs around $6. Afterwards, we will have lunch at Texas Roadhouse at 3140 Wade Hampton Blvd.  Join us for bowling, lunch, or both! Firm reservations for both events needed to Janet Taylor: 232-9261 or watersedgehsd@earthlink.net.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman?

Tonight!  Furman Bands in concert, Leslie W. Hicken, conductor:  Friday, April 5, 8 p.m. at McAlister Auditorium.  Tickets are available at the door and are $5 for adults.

 

“A Symposium on Theology and Society: In Celebration of the Teaching Career of Dr. John C. Shelley,” will take place April 5-6. All lectures will take place in Daniel Chapel and are free and open to the public.  The symposium begins Friday, April 5 at 3:15 p.m. with three mini-lectures on “Why Biblical Theology Matters” and concludes Saturday, April 6 at 11 a.m. with three mini-lectures on “Theology and Society.”  For more information and a listing of all lectures, visit http://www.furman.edu/if/shelley.pdf

 

Furman’s Theatre Arts Department presents Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale April 10-13 and April 17-20 at 8 p.m., and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14.  Tickets are $8 for OLLI members; you must request the student rate when you order tickets.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Greenville Chorale presents “We Have Song” on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Greenville.  The concert includes great a capella choral music from Randall Thompson, Johannes Brahms, and Alberto Ginastera; Moses Hogan spirituals; and two Russian anthems (sung in Russian).  Discounted tickets ($20) are available in the OLLI Office.  The Greenville Chorale is conducted by OLLI member Bingham Vick.

 

Herman Melville, a Free Chautauqua discussion led by George Frein. It's a Whale of a Tale!  If you never read “Moby Dick” but like to pretend you did, this is for you - by the end of the evening you will have heard the whole story and still had time to ask questions. Tuesday, April 16 @ 7pm at Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville.  Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

OLLI NOTES         March 28, 2013

 

The OLLI Office will be closed on Friday, March 29, in observance of Good Friday.  There will be no classes or Bonus Events that day.  Some hiking groups may continue; watch for news from your instructor.

 

Week at a Glance (additional details can be found throughout OLLI Notes)

April 2             Lunch and Learn:  Great Structures—Cathedrals, 12:30-1:15, HC111

April 2                         Former West Africa Congo Ambassador Robin Sanders to speak, 7:00 p.m. Younts, free

April 4             Breakfast with OLLI in Furman Faculty Staff Dining Room 8-10 a. m., Furman Day of Service

April 5                         Deadline for Research Grants, Furman Bands Concert-$5.00, 8:00 p. m.

 

The Faculty/Staff Dining Room will be closed on Monday, April 1, and the Furman Dining Hall will be running on a limited opening (11-1) with limited choices that day, so if you normally enjoy lunch in the Dining Hall, you may want to make other plans for Monday, April 1.

 

A NOMINATING COMMITTEE is being formed to find the right people to serve on the OLLI Council for the 2013/14 academic year.  Positions to be filled are President Elect who will then serve as President for the 2014/15 year, two At-Large Members to serve for three-year terms, and one At-Large member to serve a one-year term.  If you would you like to help shape the volunteer leadership of OLLI, then you can:  (1) Join the Nominating Committee or (2) Submit to the committee names of people you’d like to see lead our organization.  OLLI@Furman thrives on member involvement; help shape our future!  Interested?  Please contact President Elect Karl Sedlarz at sedlarzkh@aol.com or 979-8907.

 

NOTE to all instructors who have taught for OLLI @ Furman at least 4 terms. You are eligible to apply for funds from OLLI Research Funds, up to $1,500, to further your research in the current course(s) you are teaching. You may access the grant overview, requirements and application from the Instructor Forms section on the OLLI Website. The deadline for the grant is April 5, 2013.

 

Immune systems are tired from this chilly, wet winter; if you are not feeling 100% from battling an illness, or have a fever, please stay home and rest up before you come to class. If you have to cough or sneeze, please cover your mouth and nose with the crook of your elbow or tissues. Your fellow OLLI members thank you!

 

Allergies!  Just a friendly reminder to be considerate of others’ allergy types throughout the building and in classrooms.  Many are sensitive to scents so please be mindful of those around you when you are putting on cologne, perfume, and lotions in the morning.

 

Do you own an Ipod, Tablet or Nook? Have you connected a computer to a router? Do you visit Best Buy's Electronics Department? Do family members come to you for help with their computer equipment or programs? Do you spend time daily on your computers, smart phones, etc.? Then we need you on our Curriculum Computer Subcommittee. We're looking for a few more people dedicated to fun with these types of devices who can help define our future computer related course needs at a beginning level. If you might like to join this team contact Jim Baker,895-5945 or email jmbaker125@charter.net.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

ACM181 Bring Your B&W Drawing to Life! will not meet Monday, April 1.

LNT719 Beginning Chinese and More II will not meet Monday, April 1.

 

There are 3 spots left in the Bonus Trip Cancer Survivorship in 2013 on Fri., April 5, 11 a.m.  Call the office to sign up.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Frustrated that there is no coffee, or creamer or tea when you have a break in class? Wonder why the coffee bar is so messy at times? Well, you can do something about it! It takes a cadre of people to keep OLLI members in their coffee (we average 12 gallons a day, 1000 creamers every 7 days and 900 cups in 5 days) and we need your HELP! If you would like to join the Coffee Brigade, stop by the office and ask Nancy Kennedy for a quick orientation. This important task really takes a village.

Breakfast with OLLI.  Join your OLLI friends for a delicious and inexpensive breakfast (just $5 with your OLLI nametag!) at Furman’s Dining Hall on Thursday, April 4.  Drop by any time between 8 and 10 a.m. and meet the group in the Faculty Dining Room.  Thanks to Linda and Tom Nowlin for hosting!

 

TIME CHANGE!  The Acoustic Jam SIG will now meet Mondays @ 1:30 p.m. in HC102. All levels of talent are welcome. Contact Shelley Johnson with questions at ShelleyKJonhson@gmail.com or 363.2014. Or just show up with your acoustic instrument.

 

The Bridge SIG will not meet Monday, April 1, but will be back and ready to welcome new and returning players with some experience on Monday, April 8 at 1:30 in Manly Lobby.

 

Game Day!  Bring your favorite board game or card game and come out to OLLI for a fun time with friends old and new on Friday, April 12, 1-3 p.m.  While you’re here, enjoy an ice cream sundae bar.  The Social Committee will provide the ice cream; bring a favorite topping to share.  Reservations are not required but ARE helpful; sign up in the office if you are planning to attend.

 

Lunch N Learn via DVD—Tuesdays, HC111, 12:30-1:10 p.m.   Bring your lunch and enjoy more of “The World’s Greatest Structures.”  April 2:  Cathedrals, April 9:  Domes.  Thanks to Elaine Brummett for hosting.

 

Lunch and Learn—Healthcare Decisions.  Bring your lunch and hear about the importance of advance healthcare decision-making from Amanda Stilwell, current OLLI instructor and Senior Transitions Advisor with Interim Healthcare.  Tues., April 16, 12:30-1:15, HC 004.  Call or come by the office to reserve your spot.

 

Out and About Singles is an OLLI SIG for members looking for a group to enjoy activities with.  They have two outings coming up in April.  First, a dinner outing--come and join us at Brick Street Cafe (315 Augusta Street across from Greenville High School) on Saturday, April 13, 6pm. Please have your reservations to Janet Taylor by April 7.  Second, Friday, April 19 at Noon-we will meet for bowling at Wade Hampton Bowl (2065 Wade Hampton Boulevard). A game and shoe rental costs around $6. Afterwards, we will have lunch at Texas Roadhouse at 3140 Wade Hampton Boulevard.  Join us for bowling, lunch, or both! Firm reservations for both events needed to Janet Taylor at:  232-9261 OR watersedgehsd@earthlink.net.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman?

Furman is hosting a Day of Service to the Community on April 4. Interested in participating either with your back or your brain? Contact Charlene Hoffman at 294-2171 to get started!

 

The Riley Institute welcomes Robin Sanders, former Ambassador to Nigeria, the Congo, and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), speaking on Africa 2013:  The Way Ahead.  The lecture will be Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at the Younts Center.  Free.


Furman Bands in concert, Leslie W. Hicken, conductor:  Friday, April 5, 8 p.m. at McAlister Auditorium.  Tickets are available at the door and are $5 for adults.

 

Furman’s Theatre Arts Department presents Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale April 10-13 and April 17-20 at 8 p.m., and a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. April 14.  Tickets are $8 for OLLI members but you must request the student rate when you order tickets.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Greenville Chorale presents “We Have Song” on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Greenville.  The concert includes great a capella choral music from Randall Thompson, Johannes Brahms, and Alberto Ginastera; Moses Hogan spirituals; and two Russian anthems (sung in Russian).  Discounted tickets ($20) are available in the OLLI Office.  The Greenville Chorale is conducted by OLLI member Bingham Vick (also husband of OLLI orchid specialist, Judy Vick).

 

Herman Melville, a Free Chautauqua discussion led by George Frein. It's a Whale of a Tale!  If you never read “Moby Dick” but like to pretend you did, this is for you - by the end of the evening you will have heard the whole story and still had time to ask questions. Tuesday, April 16 @ 7pm at Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville.  Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free


OLLI NOTES         March 22, 2013

 

The OLLI Office will be closed on Friday, March 29, in observance of Good Friday.  There will be no classes or Bonus Events that day.  Some hiking groups may continue; watch for news from your instructor.

 

Term fees are refundable through the end of the second week (March 28) of classes.  After March 28, there will be no refunds.  A $10 administrative charge will apply to any course cancellations, but there is no fee if a member adds a course to replace the dropped course.  If an entire membership and/or all classes are cancelled, there will be a $25 administrative charge.

 

Bonus event policy:  Any cancellations within 48 hours of a Bonus Event or no shows by members for the special one-day events will be charged $25 by OLLI.

 

Thanks to Gary Aten for all of his hard work putting together Gray Matters!  Check out the latest “travel” edition on the website here:  http://www2.furman.edu/sites/OLLI/newsfromOLLI/Pages/GrayMatters.aspx

 

Did you know that, thanks to a generous OLLI member, we have an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) in the building?  We hope we never need it, but in case of emergency, it is located on the wall just around the corner from the coffee bar, at the top of the stairs. Furman staff is trained and certified on the equipment. If there is need for the AED, OLLI staff should be notified ASAP to alert Campus Police and to come to assist.

 

NOTE to all instructors who have taught for OLLI @ Furman at least 4 terms. You are eligible to apply for funds from OLLI Research Funds, up to $1,500 to further your research in the current course(s) you are teaching. You may access the grant overview, requirements and application from the Instructor Forms section on the OLLI Website. The deadline for the grant is April 5, 2013.

 

Allergies!  Just a friendly reminder to be considerate of others’ allergy types throughout the building and in classrooms.  Many are sensitive to scents so please be mindful of those around you when you are putting on cologne, perfume, and lotions in the morning.

 

Thank you to all of the members who jump in to help with coffee—making it, restocking the coffee bar, cleaning up, etc.  If you would like to join the informal Coffee Brigade, stop by the office and ask Nancy Kennedy for a quick orientation.

 

OLLI COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

Volunteer Committee                                                Wednesday, March 27, 12:30-1:15                HC003

Brown Bag Lunch Organizing Committee  Wednesday, March 27, 12:30-1:15                Location TBD

                         

OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

The Acoustic Jam SIG meets Mondays @ 9 AM in HC105. All levels of talent are welcome. We are putting together several songs and hope to perfume as a group some day. Please contact Shelley Johnson with questions at ShelleyKJonhson@gmail.com or 363.2014. Or just show up with your acoustic instrument.

 

Do you own an Ipod, Tablet or Nook? Have you connected a computer to a router? Do you visit Best Buy's Electronics Department? Do family members come to you for help with their computer equipment or programs? Do you spend time daily on your computers, smart phones, etc.? Then we need you on our Curriculum Computer Subcommittee. We're looking for a few more people dedicated to fun with these types of devices who can help define our future computer related course needs at a beginning level. If you might like to join this team contact Jim Baker,895-5945 or email jmbaker125@charter.net.

 

Lunch and Learn Tuesdays continues in the Spring Term.  Elaine Brummett will show more of the DVD “Understanding the Greatest Structures,” narrated/taught by a professor of civil engineering.  March 26 will cover various structure types from the Hoover Dam and Qiancheng Bridge to sports arena domes.  Meet in HC111 12:30-1:10 p.m.  Bring your lunch!

 

Breakfast with OLLI.  Join your OLLI friends for a delicious and inexpensive breakfast (just $5 with your OLLI nametag!) at Furman’s Dining Hall on Thursday, April 4.  Drop by any time between 8 and 10 a.m. and meet the group in the Faculty Dining Room.  Thanks to Linda and Tom Nowlin for hosting!

 

The Bridge SIG meets Mondays at 1:30 in Manly Lobby.  This group is for players with some experience.  Email Cathy Dwyer with questions at cathd65@aol.com.

 

Do you play Mah Jongg?  Join the Mah Jongg SIG on Wednesdays at 1:30 in Manly Lobby.  Email Barb Rusch with questions at rbrusch@bellsouth.net.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman?

 

Furman students are currently conducting a study and need your help!  The study will ask you to rate how effective you think different memory strategies are for common memory tasks. The study should take between 30-60 minutes and you will be compensated $10 for your time.  The study will be run in the computer lab at the Herring Center on the following dates:  Tue, March 26, 10:30-11:30am and 12:15-1:15pm, Wednesday March 27, 12:30-1:30 or 2-3 or 3-4pm, and Thursday, March 28, 9:30-10:30am or 10:30-11:30am.  Please send an email to: psychologyresearch@furman.edu  to sign up for a time (or to request a different time to participate).  Thanks for your support!

 

Tonight!  Love jazz?  You might want to attend the Furman Jazz Ensemble Concert, featuring guest artist Erik Applegate, bass on Friday, March 22, 8  p.m. in Daniel Recital hall.  $5 for adults.

 

Furman Faculty Chamber Music SeriesFrom Darkness to Light, Tuesday, March 26, 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall.  Featuring host Christopher Hutton and 18 Furman music faculty members, the concert includes works by Brahms, Bolcom, Saint-Saens, Janacek, and more.  Tickets are $10 for seniors.

 

See the world with Furman’s Learning for You.  They are currently taking reservations for several trips, including “Secret Gardens and Secret Stories of the Edisto Basin,” led by Chumley Cope, April 16-17.  Enjoy a backroads ramble to gardens and historic homes in the Edisto River basin of Orangeburg and Colleton Counties, including the AARS rose gardens at Edisto Gardens, visits to homes in downtown Walterboro, and much more.  For more information on this and other trips to Madison, Georgia; Bluff Mountain; Birmingham, Alabama; and Southern Spain, visit http://www2.furman.edu/sites/LearningForYou/Pages/TripsTravel.aspx.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

Davy Crockett, a Free Chautauqua discussion led by Larry Bounds. Award-winning teacher, nationally acclaimed Chautauqua performer, and professional magician, Larry Bounds explores the contradictions that reveal the amazing life of this American Legend - the backwoods frontiersman who almost became president.  Saturday, March 23 @ 2pm at Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville.  Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org.  Free!

 

Head downtown for Open Doors—A Walk Through History, tours of four historic downtown Greenville churches on Saturday, March 23.  Tour Christ Church Episcopal at 9 a.m., First Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m., Buncombe Street United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., and St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Noon.  Each tour lasts 30 minutes, giving ample time to get to the next location.  You may join the tours at any point and tour as many of the churches as you like.  Free!  For more information, call Christ Church at 271-8773.

 

The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Music Department presents the Wind Ensemble in concert on Monday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center.  Guest soloists include Furman Professor Gary Malvern, trumpet and the concert will feature works by Britten, Vaughn-Williams, Turrin, and others.  Tickets are $12 for adults and are available at the Peace Center Box Office.

 

OLLI NOTES         March 15, 2013

 

Spring Term classes start Monday!  Make sure your white OLLI parking permit is displayed in the lower right-hand side of your rear window.  If you need a parking pass or a nametag, stop by the OLLI Office.

 

Thanks to Gary Aten for all of his hard work putting together Gray Matters!  Check out the latest “travel” edition on the website here:  http://www2.furman.edu/sites/OLLI/newsfromOLLI/Pages/GrayMatters.aspx

 

To ensure that there is plenty of parking for Younts Center events, periodically you will see bright orange traffic cones placed at the end of the two parking lots closest to Younts. Please DO NOT park in these lots when the cones are out as this indicates that they have an event and need the parking for their patrons. You can always park in the lower lot to the right of Timmons Arena as an alternate. Thanks for helping us be good neighbors.

 

Did you know that, thanks to a generous OLLI member, we have an AED in the building?  We hope we never need it, but in case of emergency, it is located on the wall just around the corner from the coffee bar, at the top of the stairs.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following classes will not meet next week:

PAH862 Play Ball:  All for the Love of Baseball       First class Monday, March 25

RPH915 Church History:  The Crusades                  First class Thursday, March 28

HFE516 Beginning Tai Chi                                        First class Friday, April 5 (OLLI closed Good Friday, 3/29)

 

Room Changes:

HIS627 Appalachian History will now meet in HC110.

BEF245 Estate Planning and Elder Law will now meet in HC111.

 

Bonus event policy:  Any cancellations within 48 hours of a Bonus Event or no shows by members for the special one-day events will be charged $25 by OLLI.

 

OLLI COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Photography Subcommittee              Tuesday, March 19, 10:30                 HC005

Volunteer Committee                                    Wednesday, March 27, 12:30-1:15    HC003

                         

OLLI HAPPENINGS

The Acoustic Jam SIG meets Mondays @ 9 AM in HC105. All levels of talent are welcome. We are putting together several songs and hope to perfume as a group some day. Please contact Shelley Johnson with questions at ShelleyKJonhson@gmail.com or 363.2014. Or just show up with your acoustic instrument.

 

The Bridge SIG meets Mondays at 1:30 in Manly Lobby.  This group is for players with some experience.  Email Cathy Dwyer with questions at cathd65@aol.com.

 

Do you play Mah Jongg?  Join the Mah Jongg SIG on Wednesdays at 1:30 in Manly Lobby.  Email Barb Rusch with questions at rbrusch@bellsouth.net.

 

Have you checked out the Marvin Book Nook lately? We receive donations daily, so there is always something new on the shelves.  Keep those gently used donations coming; any we are not able to keep (duplicates, for example) are donated to Greenville Literacy’s Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale.

 

Don’t be shy!  Have you ever thought of teaching an OLLI course but didn’t want to commit to 8 sessions?  Consider teaching a 1 ½-3 hour Bonus Event class.  We are always looking for new topics and speakers.  What may seem very routine to you in your career may by highly interesting to people outside the profession.  Or, have you become an expert through a hobby?  Bonus event course proposal forms can be obtained in the OLLI office or on the OLLI website.  If you would like to discuss an idea, call Sonya Hammond, Chair for Friday Bonus Events, at 263-3447.

 

Do you play the piano?  Would you like to share your talents with OLLI members? We are developing a list of members willing to play at various OLLI events (for background music, sing-alongs, etc.).  Please let Nancy Kennedy know you are interested at nancy.kennedy2767@furman.edu or 294-2979.

 

Lunch and Learn Tuesdays continues in the Spring Term.  Elaine Brummett will show more of the DVD “Understanding the Greatest Structures,” narrated/taught by a professor of civil engineering.  March 19 will be “Cantilever Bridges—Tragedy and Triumph.”  March 26 will cover various structure types from the Hoover Dam and Qiancheng Bridge to sports arena domes.  Meet in HC111 12:30-1:10 p.m.  Bring your lunch!

 

Mark your calendar and save the date for Breakfast with OLLI.  The Social Committee invites you to join them for a delicious and inexpensive (just $5) breakfast at Furman’s Dining Hall on Thursday, April 4.  Details to follow!

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman?

Lewis Hyde, the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College in Ohio, will speak on the Furman University campus Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m. in Daniel Chapel.  His talk, “Gift Exchange and the Creative Spirit,” is free and open to the public. Hyde is the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar and his visit is sponsored by Furman’s English department.

 

Love jazz?  You might want to attend the Furman Jazz Ensemble Concert, featuring guest artist Erik Applegate, bass on Friday, March 22, 8  p.m. in Daniel Recital hall.  $5 for adults.

 

Furman students are currently conducting a study and need your help!  The study will ask you to rate how effective you think different memory strategies are for common memory tasks. The study should take between 30-60 minutes and you will be compensated $10 for your time.  The study will be run in the computer lab at the Herring Center on the following dates:  Tues, March 19,  9:30-11:30am, Wed, March 20, 2-4pm, and Thurs, March 21, 9:30-11:30am.  Please email psychologyresearch@furman.edu  to sign up for a time (or to request a different time to participate).  Thanks for your support!

 

The Riley Institute presents Lt. General Dana Chipman, Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army, speaking on “Combat Boots and Benefits:  Equality in an Era of Change” on Wednesday, March 20, 7 p.m. at the Younts Center.  This talk will focus on how the military is on the front lines of social change as it begins to allow women in combat, equal benefits for gay Americans, religious exceptions to grooming, and also seeks an environment free from sexual harassment.  Free.

 

Furman Faculty Chamber Music SeriesFrom Darkness to Light, Tuesday, March 26, 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall.  Featuring host Christopher Hutton and 18 Furman music faculty members, the concert includes works by Brahms, Bolcom, Saint-Saens, Janacek, and more.  Tickets are $10 for seniors.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Music on Sunday Series wraps up with Veronika Jackson on Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. at the Temple of Israel.  Jackson has developed her on original and authentic Blues style of guitar picking that adds an element of excitement to her concerts.  Tickets are $20 at the door.  For more information, visit http://templeofisrael.org/monthly-calendar/music-on-sunday.

 

Davy Crockett, a Free Chautauqua discussion led by Larry Bounds. Award-winning teacher, nationally acclaimed Chautauqua performer, and professional magician, Larry Bounds explores the contradictions that reveal the amazing life of this American Legend - the backwoods frontiersman who almost became president.  Two shows - Tuesday, March 19 @ 7pm and Saturday, March 23 @ 2pm at Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville.  Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org.  Free!

 

Greenville Newcomers Annual Used Book sale on Tuesday, March 19, 10–11 a.m.  in the Camellia Room at The Woodlands at Furman. Most paperbacks $1, most hardcover books $3; you’ll find fiction, non-fiction, book sets, CDs, DVDs.  If you have donations please bring them with you. The proceeds help Newcomers support Loaves and Fishes, The Frazee Dream Center, Boys Home of the South, the Greenville Humane Society and Support Our Troops.  Contact Fay Choban at 834-2038 with any questions.



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Susan Rae, Assistant Director, Curriculum Support (8-4)    

Pam Roberson, Instructor Support (8:00 - 4:30)  

Nancy Kennedy, Volunteer Coordinator and Office Manager (8:30-1:30)

OLLI Student Workers:  Bianca Forte and Jessica Crumley    

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