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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM www.umt.edu/ce/plus50 or 406.243.2905

Keep your mind sharp. MOLLI, a unique university/community partnership, offers a diverse collection of non-credit short courses for individuals over age 50 who love to learn. Membership costs $20 a year but can make an invaluable difference for the minds of Missoula’s adults over 50.

You’re old enough to know better.

Spring 2010

Welcome to MOLLI Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Montana (MOLLI) is pleased to sponsor programs that promote the lifelong learning and personal growth of older adults. We are looking for those +50 individuals who are curious and love to learn. Our goal is to create an accessible and innovative learning environment so that older adults from all backgrounds and levels of education may pursue learning. Neither exams nor grades are given, so it is truly learning for learning’s sake. MOLLI courses expose learners to Montana’s best teachers, including emeritus and current faculty, as well as professionals from the community. Program offerings include lectures, ongoing discussions, short courses, field trips, and interest groups that cover topics from the humanities to sciences and the arts, as well as community and regional issues.

Spring 2010 Courses Apr. 8- May 14 Helena: Montana’s Very Special Queen City with Hal Stearns Mon., Apr. 26, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm: Todd Bldg-UM Tues., Apr. 27, 7:45 am-8:00 pm What You Should Know About Montana Artists with Lela Autio Thurs. 9:00 am-10:30 am: Todd Bldg-UM What is Existentialism? with Fred McGlynn Thurs. 9:00 am-10:30 am: Todd Bldg-UM What to Listen for in Music with Donald Simmons Thurs. 9:00 am-10:30 am: Music Hall-UM From Ridicule to Respect: The Triumph of Realism and Impressionism with Valerie Hedquist Thurs. 11:00 am-12:30 pm: Todd Bldg-UM Afghanistan: Land of the Free with Jeffrey A. Gritzner Thurs. 11:00 am-12:30 pm: Todd Bldg-UM The Rogue, the Lion, and the Magic Box: 19th Century Russian Lit with Laulette Hansen Thurs. 1:00 pm-2:30 pm: Todd Bldg-UM Not Just for the Young: Selected Texts from the Honors Curriculum with Gary Hawk Thurs. 1:00 pm-2:30 pm: Todd Bldg-UM

Shakespeare’s King Lear with Casey Charles Thurs. 1:00 pm-2:30 pm: Todd Bldg-UM Life in the Universe with George Seielstad Thurs. 3:00 pm-4:30 pm: Todd Bldg-UM Once Bitten Twice Cautious with Dennis O’Donnell Thurs. 3:00 pm-4:30 pm: Todd Bldg-UM The Return of Food and Culture with Garry Kerr Fri. 9:00 am-10:30 am: Todd Bldg-UM Where Do Words Come From? An Introduction to Etymology with Gary Bevington Fri. 9:00 am-10:30 am: Todd Bldg-UM Fire in the Forest: Myths and Realities with Ron Wakimoto Fri. 9:00 am-10:30 am: Todd Bldg-UM Psychology: Myths and Realities with Jan Wollersheim Fri. 11:00 am-12:30 pm: TBA Iran Between Two Revolutions with Mehrdad Kia Fri. 11:00 am-12:30 pm: Todd Bldg-UM Laughter and Theater, a Winning Combination with Margaret Johnson Fri. 1:00 pm-2:30 pm: Todd Bldg-UM Women in Music with Lee Heuermann Fri. 1:00 pm-2:30 pm: Todd Bldg-UM Walking through Missoula’s History with Allan Mathews Fri. 3:00 pm-4:30 pm: Old Journalism Building Rm 304 The Bhagavad Gita: Contemplating Life and Death in Hinduism with Ruth Vanita Fri., 3:00 pm-4:30 pm: Todd Bldg-UM Exploring the Richness of Science Fiction with Michael McClintock Fri. 3:00 pm-4:30 pm: Todd Bldg-UM The Operas of Puccini with David Cody Fri. 3:00 pm-4:30 pm: Music Hall-UM

MOLLI Science Courses with SpectrUM Classic Mediterranean Cuisine: Chemistry in the Culinary Laboratory with Ray Risho and Chuck Thompson Wed., April 14, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm: TBA Wonder Wheels with Jessie Gajewski & Glenn Govertsen Sat., May 22, 9:00 am-4:00 pm: SpectrUM

Membership Matters Learning continues for older folks The University of Montana has some good news to offer during this time of economic downturn. A rewarding and enriching collaboration between the Missoula community and the university, called MOLLI, offers low-cost learning opportunities to older citizens of our community. Anyone older than 50 who has not yet participated has missed one of the best learning opportunities for any group. Officially, MOLLI refers to UM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, founded and guided by a volunteer council composed of Missoula residents. In 2006 MOLLI had about 50 members with 130 students enrolled in five classes. MOLLI now has grown to 750 members, with more than 400 attending the 20 courses currently offered. We call that a rousing success! MOLLI receives an important part of its funding from the members who join for an annual fee of $20. Anyone 50 or older can become a member and a supporter of this life-changing organization. During the past few years, the institute also received generous startup support from the Bernard Osher Foundation, which culminated in a $1 million endowment for exceeding the goal of 500 members. With this support, the institute offers a diverse collection of exceptional learning opportunities in the form of noncredit short courses delivered three times a year by some of UM’s outstanding faculty members and others in the community. For example, MOLLI has featured the following courses “...real value comes from engaging over the years: Mehrdad Kia: every single learner over 50 in the joy “Iran: Between Two Revolu- and rewards of intellectual growth...” tions”; Rafael Chacon: “Art & Insanity”; Traolach O’Riordain: “Building a Nation: Ireland 1530-1916”; Garry Kerr: “The Dead do Tell Tales, Forensic Anthropology”; Steven Hesla: “The 20th Piano Repertoire”; Jim and Donna Koch: “History and Literature of WWII”; Steve Running and Dane Scott: “Global Warming”; Mark Johnson: “The New President and the Middle East”; and Teresa Waldorf: “Hamlet: A Backstage Pass.” We have attended many courses and can personally attest to their quality and design that fosters learning. Having achieved the initial goal, MOLLI has another challenge. By achieving and maintaining a membership of 1,000, MOLLI will qualify for a $1 million addition to the existing endowment, thus assuring sustainability in the future. With 750 members, MOLLI

has nearly reached this goal. However, we know of hundreds of individuals in the Missoula community who have not yet become members. While the

Pictured above: “Dr. Kia is one of the best instructors that I have ever had.

He has the knowledge, energy, and passion for the subject matter. He has enlightened me a great deal on our world situation!� - MOLLI member comments university has sustainability reasons to seek more members, we also believe that the real value comes from engaging every single learner over 50 in the joy and rewards of intellectual growth and learning with neighbors and friends from the community. People under 50 do not qualify for membership, but they have the option of a gift of membership for parents and friends. We welcome your inquiries and request your support as we seek to provide a sustainable future for this wonderful community program. Anyone interested can contact us at molli@umontana.edu or 406243-2905.

George M. Dennison is President of the University of Montana; Sharon E. Alexander is Dean of UM Continuing Education; Kitte Robins is MOLLI Council Chair; and Ann Boone, Rustem Medora, Herbert Swick and Sue Talbot are Council members. Note: This article was originally published in the Missoulian.

MOLLI Science Courses in conjunction with SpectrUM Discovery Area MOLLI, in collaboration with SpectrUM, received an OLLI Science Collaborative Project Grant to bring science education to older adults in our community. This collaboration between an organization focused on learning for +50 individuals (MOLLI) and a hands on science center (SpectrUM) has been established to encourage science learning for individuals +50. These courses are being offered FREE with current MOLLI membership to show our appreciation for your support of lifelong learning. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

Wed., Apr. 14 & Sat., May 22, 2010 Ray Risho and Chuck Thompson Classic Mediterranean Cuisine: Chemistry in the Culinary Laboratory Wednesday, April 14, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Accompany Ray & Chuck on a culinary Mediterranean Ports of Call adventure. Both teachers exhibit a delightful passion for their respective subjects: culinary arts and chemistry. While Ray demonstrates a five-course dinner of Mediterranean classics and samples the attending students, Chuck will describe the chemistry behind all these exquisite flavors. Voila!!! About the Instructors: Ray Risho is a retired restaurateur, founder of the celebrated Perugia Restaurant, and an independent scholar and chef who has spent a lifetime studying global cuisine. He leads workshops and gives cooking demonstrations at Missoula’s Good Food Store. The Missoula Cultural Council, in May 2008, awarded Ray and his wife Susie the 2008 Cultural Achievement Award for supporting the arts and enhancing the quality of life in Missoula. Chuck Thompson is a professor of medicinal chemistry at The University of Montana with research and teaching interests that span several areas of neurochemistry and the design of new therapeutic agents. He was raised in New Jersey and educated at Rutgers, the University of California and Harvard. He is married with two daughters with interests in running and cooking, and also operates a small biotech company.

Jesse Gajewski and Glenn Govertsen Wonder Wheels Saturday, May 22, 9:00 am– 4:00 pm: SpectrUM

During this day-long bike camp, participants will learn the physics of bicycling from the award-winning physicist, Glenn Govertsen. Bring your bike and take a ride to Missoula Bicycle Works and Free Cycles, where you will learn about the importance of bicycle maintenance. Build your own bicycle head lamp and ride with the Bicycle Ambassadors around Missoula! About the Instructors: Jesse Gajewski is the Museum Operations Manager and Educator at the SpectrUM Discovery Area. She has an elementary education degree and has five years of teaching experience. Glenn Govertsen is a retired physics teacher with 31 years of experience teaching high school physics. He now travels to present the “Mr. G Science and Laser Show,” inspiring the next generation of physicists.

Helena History Bus Trip with Course

Mon. & Tues., Apr. 26 & 27, 2010

Hal Stearns Helena: Montana’s Very Special Queen City Mon., Apr. 26, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm: Todd Bldg-UM Tues., Apr. 27, 7:45 am-8:00 pm: Bus Trip to Helena Tuition course and bus trip: $75 includes dinner-please plan

to bring a sack lunch. Snacks and water will be provided

Tuition for course only on Apr. 26: $10

A “Last Chance” gold strike in 1864 was the beginning. Selected as the Territorial Capital in 1875 and state capital in 1894, Helena’s stories are special and unique, during the course time we will talk about Helena’s history. Our day-long trip will give us the chance to visit the heart of this community and experience its very rich history. We will walk through Reeder’s Alley and the historic downtown, tour the state capitol, get an inside look at the Montana Historical Society Museum, drive through the Mansion District and visit historic Fort Harrison, the home of the Army’s Special Forces. Any trip to Helena includes a stop at the Parrot, the famous candy store-soda fountain. And there are plenty of tales, from geology to cowboys and railroads, to hear about as we drive back and forth from Missoula. About the Instructor: Hal Stearns, a native of Harlowton with generations of ranchers, homesteaders and newsmen in his family, holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. and doctorate from UM. He taught for 34 years in Germany, at Sentinel High School and UM. Honored as Montana’s Teacher of the Year and Outstanding U.S. History Teacher, he was the recipient of two National Endowment of the Humanities grants and was a Keizai Koho Fellow to Japan. He also served in the Montana Army National Guard for 35 years, attaining the rank of Brigadier General.

MOLLI Spring 2010 Courses April 8-May 14 [unless otherwise noted] Thursday Courses April 8-May 13 Lela Autio What You Should Know About Montana Artists Thursday, 9:00 am-10:30 am: Todd Bldg - UM

Lela Autio will share stories of the artists she has known and others she has admired. Using images of the works of 38 artists, she will explore such intriguing questions as why Montana is considered the ceramic Mecca of the U.S., how Charlie Russell and Frederic Remington treated the same subject matter differently, what a printmaker does, and how Missoula is enriched by public art. From painting and sculpture to photography and clothes design, learn about the many contributions of Montana artists. About the Instructor: Lela Autio worked in partnership with her husband for 50 years, promoting ceramic art in Montana and around the U.S. Helping him with workshops gave her a chance to meet the many ceramists who were responsible for the big change in this area from crafts to fine art. Since her own interest was painting, she has experimented with various materials to expand her knowledge of color and shapes. While doing several retrospectives, 2 books and 10 years of teaching all ages in Missoula, she helped establish the Missoula Art Museum and spent a year in Bozeman as an artist in the schools.

Giving Opportunities

Gifts to the MOLLI Scholarship fund are welcome. Give now so everyone +50 has the opportunity to engage in lifelong learning. If you would like to contribute and/or learn more call 406.243.2905. Fred McGlynn What is Existentialism? Thursday, 9:00 am-10:30 am: Todd Bldg - UM

This course will examine the basic notions that came to be identified as existentialism after WWII, in both their cultural and philosophic context. Ideas will be examined in the thought of Kierkegaard, Nietzche, Heidegger, Sartre, and Camus, all of whom came to be identified with the cultural phenomenon known as existentialism. We will also look at literary and artistic examples which were understood to be existentialist in their outlook. About the Instructor: Fred McGlynn is a retired professor of philosophy whose special interests are phenomenology, existentialism, and aesthetics. His undergraduate course on existentialism was always very

popular. He also trained as an actor and participated in many U of M drama productions. He has a lifelong interest in the work of Samuel Beckett, having taught courses on Beckett’s trilogy of novels and his major dramas.

Recruit a Friend Discount! Members, recruit a friend to join MOLLI and get $10 off a Spring 2010 class see page 30 to learn more about discounts.

Donald Simmons What to Listen for in Music Thursday, 9:00 am-10:30 am, Music Recital Hall - UM

Textbook: What to Listen for in Music by Aaron Copland No class on April 15, Make-up on May 20 This course will be a guide for students wanting to develop basic music listening skills. We will begin with a review of the basic elements of music and then look at the ways in which composers create musically interesting works through the repetition and contrast of those materials. Both recorded and live musical examples will be used to explore ways of listening. While some basic analysis of various style periods in music literature will be presented it is not a music history course. It is, in fact, an effort to explore the question implied in the title -- “What to Listen for in Music”. About the Instructor: After completing his undergraduate degree in music at Knox College in Galesburg, IL in 1950, Don Simmons earned his graduate degrees at the University of Illinois. He began his teaching career in the public schools of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, joined The Ohio State University faculty in 1964 and came to The University of Montana to chair the Music Department in 1973. He retired as Associate Dean of the School of Fine Arts in 1993. His areas of special interest have been choral music, teacher education and music administration. His music appreciation class for general students attracted a large and varied audience of undergraduate students at UM. This MOLLI course is designed to serve a similar audience of adults. Image: Don Simmons, What to Listen For in Music

“True balance of lecture, listening, and discussion... What a privilege to sit in this class and be treated to live music. Bravo!” MOLLI member comments Fall 2009

Thursday Courses continued Valerie Hedquist From Ridicule to Respect: The Triumph of Realism and Impressionism Thursday, 11:00 am-12:30 pm: Todd Bldg - UM

This course will focus on French art from the first exhibition of rejected paintings, the Salon des Refusés, in 1863, which included Manet’s shocking Luncheon on the Grass, to the eight Impressionist shows, featuring art works by Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Cassatt, exhibited privately between 1874 and 1886. These artists firmly established what has become one of the most important and well-loved art styles of the 19th century: French impressionism. About the Instructor: An associate professor of art history and art criticism at the University of Montana, Valerie Hedquist’s research and publications focus on the religious art of Rembrandt and Vermeer. She earned her PhD from the University of Kansas with a dissertation on the Passion of Christ in 17th-century Dutch art. Her current research considers the cultural biography of Thomas Gainsborough’s famous painting, The Blue Boy.

New Member Discount! Become a new member and receive a $10 discount on a spring 2010 class

see page 30 to learn more about discounts.

Jeffrey A. Gritzner Afghanistan: Land of the Free Thursday, 11:00 am-12:30 pm: Todd Bldg - UM

Afghanistan, which means “Land of the Afghan”, is known also as Yaghistan, variously translated as “Land of the Free” or “Land of the Unruly.” Afghanistan is the meeting place of three major ecological and cultural realms, and has been enriched by the convergence. It was an important center of plant domestication and early agriculture; it was an upland extension of the Indus Civilization and the home of remarkable Eastern Iranian kingdoms; and it was a major center of science and the arts for many centuries. The region made important contributions to agriculture, architecture, philosophy, logic, medicine, arithmetic, mathematics, astronomy, music, scholastic theology, jurisprudence, poetry, and historical scholarship. This course will explore these historical contributions as well as challenges of the modern period, from European imperialism, geopolitics and globalization. About the Instructor: Jeffrey A. Gritzner is Professor of Geography at the University of Montana, and has been senior program officer, Office of International Affairs, National Academy of Sciences; senior associate and director, Africa Program, World Resources Institute; director, Public Policy Research Institute. He earned his AB degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his PhD from The University of Chicago. He has more than 200 publications including Economies in Transition: Europe to the Bering Strait (2001), Afghanistan (2002), and North Africa and the Middle East (2006).

Bernard Osher Foundation The Osher Foundation seeks to improve quality of life through the support of lifelong learning institutes such as MOLLI. The Bernard Osher Foundation was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected businessman and community leader. The Osher Foundation has now funded more than 120 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes on campuses of colleges and universities from Maine to Hawaii. Funding for MOLLI is contingent upon membership growth goal, so membership matters. To learn more about The Bernard Osher Foundation visit online http://www.osherfoundation.org/

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Thursday Courses continued Laulette Hansen The Rogue, the Lion, and the Magic Box: 19th Century Russian Lit Thursday, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm: Todd Bldg - UM

Textbook: Dead Souls by Nicolai Gogol and A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov Russia has a rich and complex literary tradition, and its writers have long reflected social and societal conflicts. Since the time of Ivan the Terrible, the Eastern or “Scythian” aspect of Russia’s heritage has embodied the “shadow side” of Russia’s imagination. At once the Enemy and the Other, the Caucasus came to represent both a secret escape from the “artificial” confines of European Civilization, and the freedom of the boundless steppes beyond. We will travel through this country in the company of three outstanding Russian writers. Two served as officers during Russia’s wars against the mountain tribes; a third, Nicolai Gogol, loved to flaunt his “Asian” Cossack heritage. Come visit the Terek, the dark gorges, and the wide steppes of Gogol’s imagination. About the Instructor: Laulette Hansen began studying Russian literature in 1965. Her doctoral research at the University of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), focused on the visionary prose of Aleksander Blok. She has taught Russian language and literature at the University of Washington and MSU Bozeman, while working on numerous translations. She has worked with diverse groups in the US and USSR, specializing in literature and ecology. She now lives and writes in Missoula and continues to dream of Russian trains.

Gary Hawk Not Just for the Young: Selected Texts from the Honors Curriculum Thursday, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm: Todd Bldg - UM

Textbooks: The Book of Job (translated by Stephen Mitchell), The Tao Te Ching (translated by Stephen Mitchell), The Tempest by William Shakespeare (any version) In the Davidson Honors College at the University of Montana students are required to take a challenging course called “Ways of Knowing.” This course introduces them to the problem of how we know what we know. But more than anything, it focuses on classic texts in the Western and Asian traditions. Why offer such a course only for the young? Imagine the excitement of people bringing a lifetime of experience to a discussion of selected texts from this course. We will approach these texts knowing that easy answers consistently elude us, that cracks run through our apparent certainties, and necessary renunciations come with age. This course will condense the Honors curriculum and focus on The Book of Job, The Tao Te Ching, classical and modern haiku, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and selected poems by Robert Frost and Stanley Kunitz. About the Instructor: Gary Hawk is an Adjunct Professor who has taught

in the Davidson Honors College for 13 years. He teaches courses on forgiveness and reconciliation, the relationship between spirituality and literature, as well as “Ways of Knowing.” For the MOLLI program he has taught a wide range of courses over the past four years. While not actively serving a parish, he is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. When not teaching, he is often found at his writing desk where he works on his poems, in his woodshop where he builds furniture, or in his sea kayak “Bluebird.”

Casey Charles Shakespeare’s King Lear Thursday, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm: Todd Bldg - UM

Textbook: The Arden Shakespeare: King Lear (edited by R.A. Foakes, 3rd edition, 1997) One of Shakespeare’s great tragedies, King Lear addresses important and common themes. Its central concerns are aging and economics within the social dynamics of family structures. Its main characters, Gloucester and the King, are faced with relinquishing power and life itself. This engagement with inevitability leads them into philosophical searches for the meaning of existence, and helps them understand of the value of affection and loyalty above the material wealth that has sheltered and deluded them. We will spend our time together reading, discussing, and appreciating Shakespeare’s most trenchant tragedy. About the Instructor: Casey Charles is Professor of English and Chair of the English Department of the University of Montana, where he teaches courses in Shakespeare, law and literature, film, and critical theory. He has published articles on Shakespeare, Sidney, Plato, and Chaucer.

* See page 30 for Special limited-time offers! George Seielstad Life in the Universe Thursday, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm: Todd Bldg - UM

Textbook (Optional): A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson The course will address humankind’s most basic and enduring question, whether we are alone in this vast universe. To answer, we will explore the scientific evidence about how the universe came into being and continues to evolve, where the chemical elements came from, how common the formation of planets is, what in life on Earth’s properties is likely to exist wherever life is found, and how scientists are searching for signs of intelligent life. A final topic will be the need to use the gift of intelligence to preserve the development of life on the one planet where we know it exists. About the Instructor: George Seielstad received an AB degree from Dartmouth College and a PhD from the California Institute of Technology. Between 1984 and 1993 he served as director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Green Bank, WV site, where the first search for extraterrestrial intelligence was conducted. From 1993-2009, he taught Earth System Sciences at the University of North Dakota.

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O What You Should Know About Montana Artists (LelaAutio)..........................................................9:00 am-10:30 am O What is Existentialism? (Fred McGlynn)...........................................................................................9:00 am-10:30 am O What to Listen for in Music (Donald Simmons)-Music Recital Hall-No class 4/15-makeup 5/20..............9:00am-10:30am O From Ridicule to Respect:The Triumph of Realism and Impressionism (Valerie Hedquist).............11:00 am-12:30 pm O Afghanistan: Land of the Free (Jeffrey A. Gritzner)...........................................................................11:00 am-12:30 pm O The Rogue, the Lion, and the Magic Box: 19th Century Russian Lit (Laulette Hansen)....................1:00pm-2:30pm O Not Just for the Young: Selected Texts from the Honors Curriculum (Gary Hawk)........................1:00pm-2:30pm O Shakespeare’s King Lear (Casey Charles).....................................................................................1:00pm-2:30pm O Life in the Universe (George Seielstad)..........................................................................................3:00pm-4:30pm O Once Bitten Twice Cautious (Dennis O’Donnell)............................................................................3:00pm-4:30pm

Thursday Courses April 8-May 13, 2010

O Helena: Montana’s Very Special Queen City (Hal Stearns)-4/26..........................................................2:00 pm-4:00 pm Helena bus trip-4/27..... ..............................................Tuition and bus trip- $75 includes dinner......7:45 am-8 :00 pm O Classic Mediterranean Cuisine: Chemistry...(RayRisho & ChuckThompson)-4/14-FREE with membership....5:30 pm-8:30pm O Wonder Wheels (Jessie Gajewski & Glenn Govertsen )-5/22-FREE with membership..............................9:00 am-4:00pm

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O The Return of Food and Culture (Garry Kerr)..............................................................................9:00am-10:30am O Where Do Words Come From? An Introduction to Etymology (Gary Bevington).........................9:00am-10:30am O Fire in the Forest: Myths & Realities (Ron Wakimoto).............................................................9:00am-10:30am O Psychology: Myths & Realities (Jan Wollersheim)-No class 4/16-makeup 5/21................................11:00 am-12:30 pm O Iran Between Two Revolutions (Mehrdad Kia)............................................................................11:00 am-12:30 pm O Laughter and Theater, a Winning Combination (Margaret Johnson)...............................................1:00pm-2:30 pm O Women in Music (Lee Heuermann).................................................................................................1:00pm-2:30 pm O Walking through Missoula’s History (Allan Mathews) Old Jour -rm 304............................................3:00pm-4:30 pm O The Bhagavad Gita:...Life and Death in Hinduism (Ruth Vanita) No class 4/16 makeup 5/21................3:00pm-4:30 pm O Exploring the Richness of Science Fiction (Michael McClintock)....................................................3:00pm-4:30 pm O The Operas of Puccini (David Cody)-Music Recital Hall-No class 4/16-makeup 5/21.....................3:00pm-4:30 pm

Friday Courses April 9-May 14, 2010

MOLLI is an Experience Top: Food and Culture with Garry Kerr Fall 09 Left middle: Fist Fights and First Kisses...with Jim Sieg Winter 10 Middle: A Mathematical Sampler with Diane Burrell Winter 10 Right middle: China’s Montana: Xinjiang with Steven Levine Winter 10 Bottom: Let’s Improvise with Margaret Johnson Fall 09 Photos throughout the brochure taken by Lindsey Aull, Kelsey West, Liz Schmidt, Sandy Burch, Ali Bierer & Dannette Fadness

Experience MOLLI: Join Today! Top: Writing the Story from Start to Finish Left middle: Art and Insanity with Rafael Chacon Fall 09 Right middle: Culinary Culture II with Ray Risho Winter 10 Left bottom: The Dead Do Tell Tales with Garry Kerr Spring 2009 Right bottom: Chemistry in the Kitchen with Greg Patent Winter 10

Thursday Courses continued Dennis O’Donnell Once Bitten Twice Cautious Thursday, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm: Todd Bldg - UM

The current state of the US and global economies can best be described as chaotic, with profound and disturbing implications for people everywhere. In the context of current economic events, this course will ask the question: Where do we stand on the stimulus, deficits and financial regulatory reform in the US and worldwide? We will do this by dealing with topics such as (1) The origins and nature of the current economic recession (2) The basis for reversing economic downturns through monetary and fiscal policy. (3) The status of 19th Century ideology as an economic framework (4) The disruption of the post WWII dollar based monetary system and the global trading system under the WTO. (5) The detachment of financial markets from real economic behavior, the bank bailout, and market failure. Our discussions will focus on understanding the implications of these issues and help us explain the unhinging of the relationship between economic growth and financial security. About the Instructor: Dr. Dennis J. O’Donnell was a Professor of Economics at the University of Montana from 1974 to 2007. He has a PhD from Penn State. His career specialized in researching and teaching economic development issues here in the US and in Asia with work in Nepal, Thailand, South Korea, the Republic of China, China, and the Economics of Regional Issues Asia wide. He served as Mansfield Professor of Modern Asian Affairs, Chair of Asian Studies, and worked with the East-West Center, University of Hawaii and CRUSA at The London School of Economics (LSE) on various projects. He co-authored the bestselling book Planning Small Town America and edited Economies in Transition: Europe to the Bering Strait. He is the recipient of the John Ruffatto Memorial Award (2004) the Distinguished Service to International Education Award (2005), and the Life Time Commitment to the Study of Asia Award (2007) by the University of Montana.

Spring 2010 Special:

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Friday Courses April 9-May 14 Garry Kerr The Return of Food and Culture Friday, 9:00 am-10:30 am: Todd Bldg - UM

Textbook: In Defense of Food- An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan This class continues the recent MOLLI course on food and culture. While taking the first class is not required for this course, it is a great sequel. We will look at the cultural triangle and see how Subsistence/ Technology, Religion/Ideology, and Social/Organization all influence food choices. We will explore Asian cuisine, Mexican floating gardens (subsistence farming at its best), food irradiation and other concepts. We will learn, talk, think, and have fun. About the Instructor: Recently back from Africa, Garry Kerr took students to Tanzania, Olduvai Gorge and Zanzibar for hands on education. He was voted best professor at The University of Montana by the readers of The Missoulian 2010, as well as 3 times in the Independent. Garry teaches Anthropology to students of all ages, from 6 to 92, and is a popular MOLLI instructor. Frequently seen at Missoula’s Farmers Market, he is fascinated by where food comes from. Garry is currently being raised by two Akita dogs surrounded by fruit trees and water fountains.

Support MOLLI with a MOLLI membership. Already a member? Invite a friend or purchase a gift membership for someone special today! Gary Bevington Where Do Words Come From? An Introduction to Etymology Friday, 9:00 am-10:30 am: Todd Bldg - UM

The widespread interest in etymology, the study of word histories, is evidenced by popularizations such as Chrysti the Wordsmith and the late William Safire. The approach taken by such popularizations is the description of the etymology of individual words or small groups of words. This course will take a broader approach by examining the underlying knowledge and sources used in descriptive etymologies so that students may be their own ‘Safires’ and ‘Chrystis’ and investigate the etymology for any English word. In addition, the nature of word structure and sources for creating new words will be addressed as well as the social implications of use (and misuse) of words. Finally, the patterns of word sources in languages other than English will be addressed. About the Instructor: Gary Bevington retired as professor of linguistics at Northeastern Illinois University in 1999. Since then, the has taught at the University of Chicago, the Newberry Library, NAES College, and at the University of Montana in the Linguistics Program and the Honors College. He and his wife Emily have been residents of Missoula since 2005.

Friday Courses continued Ron Wakimoto Fire in the Forest: Myths and Realities Friday, 9:00 am-10:30 am: Todd Bldg - UM

Critically important myths about fire in the forest continue to limit our effectiveness in managing wildland fires in the United States. The realities loom larger in the face of climate change. Our federal fire policy has been in transition since 1978 and continues to evolve. National fire policy was changed significantly last summer, but the public has yet to be told of the changes and their likely ramifications. In this course, we will review basic fire ecology of local forest types and the evolution of fire policy from its beginnings about a century ago to the present. We will compare the problems and solutions in the U.S. to those in the Kingdom of Bhutan in the Himalayas where Ron Wakimoto is currently focusing his research. About the Instructor: Dr. Ronald H. Wakimoto is Professor of Forestry at The University of Montana. He received his BS in Forestry and MS and PhD in Wildland Resource Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He began his faculty career at the University of California, Berkeley in 1976 and has been at The University of Montana since 1982 teaching and conducting research in wildland fire management and fire ecology. Dr. Wakimoto currently conducts research on the effectiveness of fuel management treatments, smoke quality and quantity from smoldering combustion, and crown fire spread. In 1988 and 1989, Dr. Wakimoto was one of two academics to serve as technical advisors to the National Fire Policy Review Team following the Yellowstone events. In 2004, Dr. Wakimoto was elected a Fellow by the Society of American Foresters.

Jan Wollersheim Psychology: Myths and Realities Friday, 11:00 am-12:30 pm: Location TBA

No class April 16, Make-up May 21 Everyone has an idea about what psychology is, and what it isn’t. This course will examine a number of current topics, recent trends and advances in contemporary psychology, including abnormal behavior; personality disorders; helping, healing, and hope; and psychology, religion, and Buddhism, among others. Myths will be discussed as well as the realities revealed by current research and theory. About the Instructor: Dr. Jan Wollersheim directed the clinical psychology doctoral program at the University of Montana for a number of years. She is a recipient of UM’s “Distinguished Scholar Award”. The American Psychological Association has recognized her for “unusual and outstanding contributions to the profession of psychology” in four areas – clinical psychology, psychotherapy, independent practice and health psychology. Dr. Wollersheim maintains an independent practice of clinical psychology.

Mehrdad Kia Iran Between Two Revolutions Friday, 11:00 am-12:30 pm: Todd Bldg - UM

Iran continues to puzzle, challenge and surprise us. This course will focus on the political events and the socio-economic transformations which Iran has undergone since 1906 when a popular revolution introduced a constitutional form of government to the country. The 1906 revolution, the rise of the Pahlavi dynasty in 1925, the movement for nationalization of Iran’s oil industry, and the impact of Dr. Mohammad Mossadeq, the nationalist prime minister who was overthrown by the CIA and the British MI6 in August 1953, will constitute some of the important segments of this course. We will conclude the class with an in depth discussion of the Iranian revolution of 1979, its impact on the United States policy in the Islamic world, and the rise of a new civil rights movement which emerged shortly after the disputed June 2009 presidential elections. About the Instructor: Mehrdad Kia received his M.A. (1980) and his Ph.D. (1986) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cornell College before coming to the University of Montana in 1989. He has studied the intellectual history of nineteenth century and early twentieth century Iran, the Ottoman Empire, and Transcaucasus. He has published extensively on the emergence of a new Muslim intelligentsia that focused primarily on issues of political modernization, socio-economic reform, and the relationship between the Islamic world and the West. Mehrdad Kia has won several teaching awards at the University of Montana, including in 1997 the Distinguished Teacher of the Year and in 1999 the Most Inspirational Teacher of the Year. In 2000, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education honored Professor Kia as one of the U.S. Professors of the Year. Image: Asia Behind the Headlines with Steven Levine Spring ‘09

Great Stimulating courses…[MOLLI]… energized my whole life! MOLLI member comments

Friday Courses continued Margaret Johnson Laughter and Theater, a Winning Combination Friday, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm: Todd Bldg - UM

On the stage of our lives, we are all actors at heart. The easy acting exercises in this class are designed to promote creativity, improve memory and develop ease within the class and in front of a group. Working on monologues and scenes will be explored. Theatrical experience isn’t necessary, but a sense of fun is. Previous participants (all non-actors) have called the class “uproarious.” About the Instructor: Margaret Johnson taught theatre at Sentinel High School for 37 years, directing over 190 productions and has recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Montana Theatre Education Association. Her book The Drama Teacher’s Survival Guide was published in 2007. In 2008 she added teaching for MOLLI and blogging with her publisher, sharing her experiences in the theatre classroom and her latest adventures in community theatre. You may have seen her recently in productions of Christmas Carol and Grease.

Image above: Make Yourself Lively with Margaret Johnson First Night Missoula MOLLI activities 2009

Lee Heuermann Women in Music Friday, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm: Todd Bldg - UM

Textbook: Women’s Voices across Musical Worlds edited by Jane A. Bernstein This course will focus on the lives and work of women composers and performers throughout the world with an emphasis on contemporary compositions and collaborations with performers. Through cross-cultural comparison, the class will explore underlying humanitarian themes, gender issues, and the impact of women composers, including not only well-known figures such as Hildegard of Bingen, Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn, but also major 20th century composers such as

Betsy Jolas, Meredith Monk, Tania Leon, and Libby Larsen. The class will include reading, listening, videos, group discussions, and live panels with guest artists. About the Instructor: Lee Heuermann, who teaches at the University of Montana, composes music that reflects her interest in ritual, myth, and cultural commentary. Her most recent works include Ridge of Blue Longing, for which she was the commissioned Montana State Composer by Montana Music Teachers Association, and Montana Suite II, which was a collaboration with New York choreographer Donna Uchizono and Amy Ragsdale’s Headwaters Dance Company. As a singer, she specializes in the performance of contemporary music and performs both standard classical repertoire and experimental jazz. Heuermann has a PhD in Composition from SUNY at Stony Brook and a MM degree from the Yale School of Music.

Allan Mathews Walking through Missoula’s History Friday, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Old Journalism Building Rm 304

Textbook: A Guide to Historic Missoula by Allan Mathews Join Allan Mathews as he brings Missoula’s past back to life by touring some of the city’s most historic areas. Mathews will describe the architecture and relate the stories connected to Missoula’s historic buildings, houses, and neighborhoods. Each walking tour will last approximately 90 minutes. “It’s like the old saying, ‘If these walls could talk;’ when Allan Mathews walks around downtown Missoula, the walls start talking. And the stories they tell are wonderful!” – Sherry Devlin, editor, The Missoulian. About the Instructor: Allan James Mathews served as city-county Historic Preservation Officer for eleven years. Honored as Missoula’s “Preservationist of the Decade” in 2001, Mathews wrote the successful nominations for four of Missoula’s National Register historic districts, including the recently designated Downtown Missoula Historic District. For almost 20 years, his historic tours of Missoula have been called “an experience in time travel.” Missoulian editor Sherry Devlin has referred to Allan Mathews as “Missoula’s pre-eminent local historian and historic preservationist.”

“This trip was outstanding. The crowd was fun. The Beachliner was comfortable and I learned such an appreciation for Butte.” MOLLI member comments Butte Bus Trip Fall 2008

Friday Courses continued Ruth Vanita The Bhagavad Gita: Contemplating Life and Death in Hinduism Friday, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm: Todd Bldg - UM

No class Apr. 16 make-up May 21 Textbook: Bhagavad Gita, edited and translated by Graham M. Schweig We will read the Gita in translation, focusing on it as a dialogue about action and contemplation, life and death, love and friendship, the self and the world. We will also look at the Gita as a contribution to world civilization, a text which has influenced important writers and thinkers like Wordsworth, Shelley, Thoreau, Emerson, Whitman, Sri Aurobindo, Vivekananda, and Gandhi. About the Instructor: Ruth Vanita, now a Professor of Liberal Studies at the University of Montana, was educated and taught in India, where she co-founded and edited Manushi, India’s first feminist magazine, from 1978 to 1990. The author of several books, including Gandhi’s Tiger and Sita’s Smile: Essays on Gender, Sexuality and Culture (2005), she is a well-known translator from Hindi and Urdu to English, and has published widely on Shakespeare.

Michael McClintock Exploring the Richness of Science Fiction Fridays, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm: Todd Bldg - UM

The term “science fiction” often evokes images of spaceships, aliens, strange futures, and imperiled worlds. From its tangled roots (Frankenstein and Edgar Allen Poe, for instance) to its weedy contemporary flourishing (Avatar or Transformers) science fiction has been edgy, usually marginal and often uncomfortable, yet it can be an important vehicle for social and scientific critique. People are charmed by its characteristic special effects but may misunderstand the underlying message. By exploring a number of short stories, we shall do our best to see science fiction as it has always tried to see the universe: as it is. About the instructor: Michael McClintock has taught at the University of Montana since 1969, and has been a Professor Emeritus in the Department of English since 2007. He was the first in Montana to teach a college-level course in science fiction.

David Cody The Operas of Puccini Friday, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Music Recital Hall

No class April 16, Make-up May 21 This course explores the beautiful and emotionally charged operatic works of one of the world’s most beloved composers, Giacomo Puccini. We will examine each of his operas - favorites such as La Boheme,

Tosca and Madama Butterfly and lesser known works such as Il Trittico - and trace his development as a composer and dramatist. Lectures will be supplemented by vivid Powerpoint slides and video recordings, as well as live performances of arias by students at The University of Montana School of Music. About the Instructor: David Cody is an Associate Professor of Music at The University of Montana School of Music. He is the Musical Director of the UM Opera Theatre, and director of the Masters degree program in musical theatre. He also teaches voice and lectures on Opera History and The History of Musical Theatre. He is also an active performer, conductor and musical director. He has sung many operatic roles with such companies as The Opera Theatre of St. Louis, The Ohio Light Opera, Nevada Opera Theatre, and Intermountain Opera.

To be among such amazing people, with all our richness and varieties of experience, is always humbling and inspiring. -MOLLI member comment

About the Costs of MOLLI MOLLI tries very hard to keep costs at a minimum, so everyone can participate. However, we know that some people may need some help. Therefore, MOLLI is pleased to offer a scholarship program to ensure everyone +50 has the opportunity to engage in lifelong learning. This scholarship has been supported by donations from MOLLI instructors and generous members. To learn more about financial assistance through the MOLLI scholarship program, or if you would like to consider a gift to the scholarship fund, so that others can also enjoy learning, please call 406-243-2905.

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MOLLI Partners in the Community In conjunction with the following organizations, MOLLI has offered learning opportunities for our members outside the regular Fall, Winter and Spring terms. A special thanks to all these organizations for their support of lifelong learning in their community. aSpectrUM: In Apr. and May ‘10 MOLLI is offering two science workshops for members-see page 5 & 6 to learn more. aEPSCoR, NSF and SpectrUM: On July 12 & 13, ‘10 MOLLI will offer, Adventures in Science: Connecting the Circle science day camp a grandparents and grandkids summer camp-see pages 28-30 to learn more. aInternational Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF): In April or May, ‘10 MOLLI will offer a presentation in conjunction with the IWFF, featuring Azrina Abdullah--date and time TBA. In May ‘09, MOLLI offered a lecture with Howard and Michele Hall, Filming Wildlife in IMAX.

aSymphony: In ‘08, ‘09, and ‘10, MOLLI members were treated to Behind the Scenes at the Symphony with Darko Butorac, MSO Music Director.

aThe Springs Retirement Community: In ‘09 & ‘10 as an outreach to the community MOLLI offered two history courses with Hal Stearns and Kermit Edmonds.

aMontana Museum of Art and Culture: In Mar. ‘09, MOLLI offered

an Art Discussion featuring the exhibit Spirit Trails and Sky Beings and Fritz Scholder: Litographs. The discussion was presented by Thomas Foor and Richard Ellis. In Sept. ‘09 MOLLI offered a course The Power of Pictures: Pulitzer Prize Photographs which gave the students a close-up experience with the MMAC exhibit Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs.

aUM President’s Lecture Series: In Apr. ‘09 MOLLI offered the course Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution which gave the students the opportunity to prepare for Woody Holton’s lecture. In Oct. ‘09 MOLLI offered a course, Discoveries and Discoveries: Learning More about the Drugs You Take which brought the students together with experts to discuss this issue in prepration for Marcia Angell’s lecture, The Truth about The Drug Companies.

aFirst Night Missoula (FN): In ‘08 & ‘09 on Dec. 31, MOLLI First Night activities brought together at total of 547 individuals of all ages to engage in lifelong learning at UM.

MOLLI Gift Cards Options Available at Fact & Fiction & MOLLI office

Top Left: Winter Scene black and white photo by Kitte Robins, MOLLI Council. Bottom Left: A Flathead Race from Dayton’s Dock by Dr. Bob Hawkins Top Right: Rainbow Tree, watercolor by Dorothy Patent, MOLLI faculty

MOLLI Membership and/or Course Gift Cards are wonderful presents for family and friends. The cards feature a winter scene, sail boats on Flathead lake, or a colorful watercolor for ALL occasions. The cards are free except for the cost of the gift of membership [$20], MOLLI course [$60] or both [$80]. To learn more about giving the gift of learning call 406.243.2905.

Parking & Transportation Options $25 Special MOLLI Parking Pass for Apr. 8-May 14 ONLY. The pass is good for use in pay-by-hour and decal parking lots at UM. To purchase a pass call 406.243.2905 or add it to your registration form. To learn more about where to park on campus go online to www.umt.edu/publicsafety/printpark.html or contact the MOLLI staff for a copy of the map. Please DO NOT park in RESERVED SPACES or your vehicle will be towed! UM Park n’ Ride FREE, easy, convenient, and environmentally friendly access to UM. Park n’ Ride maps are available online at http://www.umt.edu/ASUM/ot/gif/images/new_busmap.jpg

Save the Dates: July 12 & 13, 2010 MOLLI Summer Adventures in Science: Connecting the Circle science day camp

Kids ages 6-8 and 8-12 and their +50 grandparents will come together to learn from each other in scientific exploration, both classroom and field experiences at UM. The fun begins with the Magic of Chemistry with UM Professor Garon Smith, a.k.a. G. Wiz, after which participants will go to their chosen learning path. Learn from experts about either Bugs, Balloons (weather), Brains, Bees, or Bones in this interactive two day summer camp.

Note: Grandparent & Grandchild relationship optional: learning teams consist of one +50 adult & one 6-8 or 8-12 year old child.

Tuition: $100 per pair

Tuition includes MOLLI 2010-2011 membership, a $20 value.

Yes, yes, yes [I enjoyed the camp] Quality time with a grandchild, plus it will keep the old brain alive & tingling! 2009 Connecting the Circle Summer camp participant comment Image of G. Wiz with a summer camp participant. In June 2009, MOLLI hosted our first summer camp, Grandparents and Grandkids: Connecting the Circle. Thirty-two learning teams consisting of one adult and one child came together for two days of fun and learning. The first day started with G.Wiz Magic of Chemistry. Participants ate Cheetos straight from a vat of Liquid Nitrogen and exploded a volcano with flames shooting 4 feet in the air! Monte was on hand to cheer on the participants, after which they went to class to learn more about bees, fossils, stars, and the science of motion with puppets and robots. On the second day participants engaged in field experiences.

Science Learning Paths for Ages 6-8 Incredible Edible Bugs with Annika Johns [Ages 6-8]

Learn about the amazing diversity of insects and all the different ways in which they protect themselves from predators. After the class learns which insects are edible and why people eat insects, Annika Johns will lead the group on a trip through a “buffet of bugs.” The class will learn how to make bug cookies and get a chance to try them. Annika Johns is a graduate of UM and received the Presidential Award for Excellence. She has worked with students during SpectrUM’s Gifted Ed conference. She is often a guest lecturer at schools in and around the Missoula area and at the Montana Natural History Center in Missoula.

Weather Balloons with Jesse Gajewski [Ages 6-8]

Participants will engage in learning more about the science of weather balloons through interactive lectures and hands on activities at SpectrUM. This course will include experiments in which balloons demonstrate static electricity, chemical reactions, and the use of liquid nitrogen to demonstrate the effects of gas on the chemical bonds keeping the balloons inflated. They will also investigate the use of helium and will get to see balloon propulsion experiments. Jesse Gajewski is the Museum Operations Manager and Educator at the SpectrUM Discovery Area. She has an elementary education degree and has five years of teaching experience. Monte and 2009 summer camp participants pictured below.

A special thanks goes to EPSCoR for their grant funding of the summer camp and SpectrUM for their great support and dedication to science learning. Also, thanks to the professors and their assistants for sharing their knowledge with the participants and for making this camp memorable for all!

To learn more about the camp go to www.umt.edu/ce/plus50

Summer Camp continued Science Learning Paths for Ages 8-12 Art and the Brain with Christopher Comer [Ages 8-12]

We will explore how brain science explains visual perception and aspects of visual artistic expression. We also will consider how artists themselves explain creativity and portray the relation of mind to art. Format is discussions and demonstrations. No prior knowledge of neurobiology or art theory is necessary – just curiosity, and a willingness to look at art, and perhaps try your hand at some. The examples of art will mostly be from the 19th and 20th century. We will take virtual field trips to the National Gallery of Ireland and the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin. Christopher Comer is Professor of Biology and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UM. He received his PhD from The University of Chicago and was at Cornell and University of Illinois before joining UM. His research area is behavioral neurobiology. Chris has taught widely in the life sciences. During the summers he leads a program in Ireland that examines human cognition from the joint perspectives of the arts and neuroscience.

Bones & Stones with Garry Kerr [Ages 8-12]

This is a hands-on class to see what we can learn from “Bones and Stones”. We will dig and interpret a (mock) Archaeology/Forensic site. We will learn and employ modern Archaeology techniques to unravel a case. Time will be spent in the classroom and in the field. Come get your hands dirty while you learn! Garry Kerr has been teaching in the Department of Anthropology since 1988. He was voted “The Best Professor at The University” for the last three years. As he says, “I love what I do and am known for contagious enthusiasm.” Image below: Buzz about Bees participant tries on a protective bee suit.

Buzz about Bees with Jerry Bromenshenk [Ages 8-12]

This course will provide classroom and field lessons in bee biology and beekeeping. Classroom activities will cover the origins of honey bees, an overview of basic bee biology, how bees produce honey and wax, and their essential role as pollinators of more than 1/3 of what we eat. A five story, glass observation hive will allow everyone to examine the inner workings of bee colony. Field trips will include a visit to a beeyard and hands on experience building a beehive and extracting honey. Jerry Bromenshenk graduated with a PhD in entomology from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. He has

worked with honey bees for thirty-five years and is a member of the National Working Group on Colony Collapse Disease. He is the founder of Bee Alert Technology, Inc, co-inventor of systems for training bees to locate drug labs, dead bodies, and landmines, and works closely with beekeepers in Montana, across the U.S., and around the world.

G. Wiz exploding a volcano 4 feet in the air at the 2009 summer camp!

Special MOLLI Offers MOLLI is pleased to offer the following special offers for a limited time: Recruit a Friend Discount

aIf you are already a member, recruit a friend to join and get $10 off a spring 2010 class.

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aBecome a new member and receive a $10 discount on one spring 2010 class.

Spring Special

aFor all members, take two spring 2010 classes for only $100. This is a 33% savings on your second class! Please note: discount is for one participant enrolling in two courses.

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