|OLLI@UND accepting course proposals for winter 2009 semester|
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is currently accepting course proposals from teachers, retired teachers and/or people interested in teaching “The Seasoned Learner.” These courses are meant to be fun and informal, although academic in nature, and are held on the UND campus and other venues, depending upon the subject matter and availability. The winter 2009 semester will run once a week for six weeks, Jan. 26 through March 9.
OLLI@UND promotes opportunities for students 50+ to expand their knowledge and enhance their quality of life. Through intellectually stimulating, non-credit programming, courses are held in an environment conducive to social and cultural interaction. There are a variety of subjects ranging from arts and humanities, literature, computers, and wellness. OLLI is not about grades, tests or credits. OLLI is about exploring new topics, indulging in and sharing personal interests, and making new friends.
Founded in 1977, the Bernard Osher Foundation of California and Maine has generously supported cultural and art organizations, with a focus on university-based non-credit programs serving adults age 50+. At present, the Foundation is supporting 119 Osher Institutes on university and college campuses in 48 states. UND is the only campus in the state of ND awarded an OLLI grant.
If you would like to become involved or are interested in teaching a course, or becoming an OLLI member, please contact Connie Hodgson at 777-4840 or email@example.com. The deadline for proposals is Oct. 10.
-- Connie Hodgson, Coordinator, DCE/Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4840