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OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE April-June 2018

Course Newsletter

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NEWSLETTER APR-JUNE 2018 EDITORS Michelle Girage Davia Rose Lassiter ART DIRECTOR Robert Steven Smith DESIGNER Austin Geter

CURIOSITY IS TIMELESS OUR VISION

Making a difference in people’s lives as a leader in lifelong learning.

OUR MISSION

To provide quality, personal and professional lifelong learning opportunities through continuing education programs.

OUR VALUES • Quality • Customer Satisfaction • Integrity • Creativity • Respect For The Individual

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers an impressive selection of educational and social opportunities for adults age 50 and older. With a purpose to promote lifelong learning and continued intellectual and personal growth for retirement-age individuals, OLLI has become the place for fun, interactive learning in a safe and encouraging environment. Our curriculum draws from the interests, talents and experiences of older adult learners. Academic courses are college level (without the homework, term papers and tests), and cover everything

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from personal computers to fitness for life and visual arts. Social activities include various gatherings for dinner, laughter and entertainment. Every student that enrolls in our courses or programs becomes one of our OLLI members and will begin to receive our quarterly Newsletter. Our members become part of our unique OLLI family where learning is a continuous part of our culture. Our members are proud to be a part of OLLI, and many of them have developed close friendships and experienced memorable learning opportunities. Come join us and see what OLLI can do for you! All courses held at KSU Center unless stated otherwise. 470-578-6765 3333 Busbee Drive Kennesaw, GA 30144

PHOTOGRAPHY Todd Hull Lynsey Weatherspoon CONTRIBUTORS Jason Brown Dick Harp Caitlin Monday OLLI ADVISORY BOARD Chet Austin Dick Harp Matt Mashburn Libby Pitner

Tom Rogers Earl Smith Bob Walsh

CONTENTS Director’s Notes ............................3 Booth Museum Courses ...............4 OLLI Club Room News ..................5 Program Spotlight .....................6-7 Senior Literacy Program...............8 Sponsorships.................................8 Winter Classes ........................ 9-23 Black & White ............................. 24

DIRECTORY Dick Harp Director dharp@kennesaw.edu Pat Walker Program Manager 470-578-3508 pwalke43@kennesaw.edu Donna McIntosh Administrative Associate 470-578-4448 dmcinto6@kennesaw.edu

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DIRECTOR’S NOTES Dick Harp, Director As many of you may know, we’ve been seeking ways to connect with individuals in the surrounding communities of Kennesaw in an effort to expand our outreach. With that said, it gives me great pleasure to announce our new partnership with the Booth Western Art Museum – an Affiliate to the Smithsonian Institution. The museum is widely known for its Presidential gallery, Civil War art gallery, and Sagebrush Ranch, an interactive children’s gallery. Known as the best western museum in America, the venue is located in Cartersville and is the second-largest art museum in Georgia. In fact, it covers 120,000 square feet and is the only museum of its kind in the Southeast. It also houses the largest permanent exhibition space for Western American art in the country. The fine folks at the “Booth” have graciously agreed to host five of our upcoming classes at their museum. Beginning in April, the five classes that will be held at the museum will be “Civil War in the Western Theater,” “American West Influence on Operatic and Broadway

Productions of Musical Compositions,” “Spirits of the Great American West,” “Legends and Basic Playing of the Native American Flutes” and “How to Write Historical Fiction.” Some of our finest instructors, including Michael Shaffer, Donna Angel, Quentin Thomas and Josh Langston, will teach these classes. To learn more information about these wonderful classes, turn to page 4 in this newsletter. If you would like to discover more about the museum, you can view their website at boothmuseum.org. We look forward to seeing you at the “Booth.”

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OLLI SCHOLARSHIPS

IF YOU ARE AGE 50 OR OLDER, YOU COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN OLLI SCHOLARSHIP! It’s easy. Visit us at ccpe.kennesaw.edu/olli and click on the Al & Chet Scholarship Application. Review the requirements, fill out a simple form, and tell us about yourself by selecting one of the topics listed. If you do not have computer access, stop by our Registration Department at KSU Center located at 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144, to pick up an application. You can mail it back to us to the attention of Pat Walker, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Kennesaw State University, 3333 Busbee Drive, MD 3301, Kennesaw, GA 30144. If you have additional questions, please contact Pat Walker at 470-578-3508.

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Courses Coming in April - June 2018 to the

Booth Western Art Museum 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120 Spirits of The Great American West

Civil War in the Western Theater

$49 05/01/2018

$129 04/12/2018 - 06/14/2018

$69 06/07/2018 - 06/28/2018

1 Session(s) Tue 5PM - 8PM Instructor(s) Quentin Thomas

6 Session(s) Thu 6PM - 8:30PM Instructor(s): Michael Shaffer

4 Session(s) Thu 5PM - 6:30PM Instructor(s): Donna Angel

This class is a very unique look at American History westward from the Mississippi River to California. Major historical events are chronologically tied together with personal accounts, legends and myths. Little known and rarely addressed events and characters are woven together in a classroom lecture & group discussion environment using source documents and hard copy maps. Some historical questions are addressed, but are left as “histories mysteries” since there are no complete explanations that resolve them. Facts are woven together with legends and common sense to make history come alive as you have never experienced it. This class is frequently repeated by students who find each session equally as informative as the preceding one. Students find that Quentin Thomas, a recognized historian, author and cowboy poet, is an entertaining, informative and enlightening instructor.

From the 1862 capture of Forts Henry and Donelson to 1864’s March to the Sea, many pivotal campaigns and battles during the American Civil War took place in the Western Theater. During the course, students will explore military action at Shiloh, Perryville, Stones River, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Atlanta and many more! Students will also learn about the commanding officers involved in an area which most historians agree decided the outcome of the war. A tour of the Booth Western Art Museum is included in the course fee for this course.

NEW COURSE

American West Influence on Operatic and Broadway Productions of Musical Compositions

From Puccini’s “Girl of the Golden West” and “Ballad of Baby Doe” to “Oklahoma” and “Big Country,” we will enjoy hearing some examples of music that was written due to the influence of the culture and expansive landscape of our great Ameican West. This course will include a tour of the Booth Western Art Museum. NEW COURSE

Legends and Basic Playing of the Native American Flute $69 06/07/2018 - 06/28/2018 4 Session(s) Thu 7PM - 8:30PM Instructor(s): Carmen Gonzalez Students will learn the Legend and the History of the Native American flute. Learn how the flute was originally used by the Plains Indians and how it has once again gained popularity in the music world. Students will also be introduced to the basic steps on how to play the Native American flute. Bring your own instrument or student flutes will be available for purchase. This course will include a tour of the Booth Western Art Museum.

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NEW COURSE

How to Write Historical Fiction $69 04/03/2018 - 04/24/2018 4 Session(s) Tue 5PM - 7PM Instructor(s): Josh Langston The class will focus on tips and techniques for people interested in writing fiction set in the past using real historical characters and/ or settings. Instructor Josh Langston has published five historical novels in settings as diverse as 1st Century BC Europe, Colonial America and Georgia during World War II. The course is based on research and writing practices he developed in the process. This course will include a tour of the Booth Western Art Museum.

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CLUB ROOM

Open to members Monday-Friday from 8:30AM-4:30PM. In the case of inclement weather or school holidays, the OLLI Club Room will close if Kennesaw State University is closed. For more information, contact Pat Walker at 470-578-3508.

FREE Coffee // FREE Internet access & computer usage // Regularly-scheduled Bridge & Mah Jongg // 10% off OLLI courses (some exceptions apply)

BRIDGE

Intermediate Party Bridge

Party Bridge

• Monday & Wednesday 12:30-3PM Contact - Sara McKinley oinkoink.3255@gmail.com

• Tuesday & Thursday 10AM Contact - Shyam Heda hedashyam@yahoo.com and Dick Easley Rae399@comcast.net

Duplicate Bridge • Tuesday 5:30PM Contact - Corinna Sams corinna_sams@geigerfurniture.com Twice a month we offer 30-minute lessons prior to playing and to score ACBL Master Points for a $5 fee. • Thursday 1:15PM Contact - Ron Poteete poteeter@bellsouth.net

• Tuesday 1:30-4:30PM Contact - Dottie Magner magner1325@aol.com • Wednesday 5:30PM Contact - Jack Cooper jackcooper11@yahoo.com • Thursday 6:00PM Contact- Ann Daniel ann2daniel@gmail.com

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BEADING

PENCIL & PEN DRAWING

SPANISH

• Friday 10:00AM Contact - Sara McKinley oinkoink.3255@gmail.com

• Monday 10AM-12PM Contact - Bill Needs billneeds@mindspring.com

• Wednesday 9AM-12PM Contact - Marjorie Ryan classesbymargie@netzero.com

• Monday 8:30AM-10AM Contact - Angela Kyriacou akyriaco@kennesaw.edu

WRITING

Writer’s Critique and Support Group • Wednesday 12-2PM Contact - June Converse sodapopmom@comcast.net

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PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

June Conver Healing Through the Words

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“A book club on steroids”

– that’s how author and new OLLI instructor June Converse describes her “Novel Dissection” class. This course is for readers, writers and aspiring writers. Students will read a bestselling novel and analyze it for all elements of good writing. June fell in love with literature when she was 15 and has been a professional writer for nearly five years. A former high school teacher, she was able to read both classics and modern fiction. When June retired from teaching, her first novel (title unreleased) unfolded during a hike. She went home that day and wrote 300 pages in one sitting. The novel is set to be released on April 15. From writing to getting published, she finds that the actual writing of a book is the easiest part. “I love words and how authors express universal emotions in a way we can all understand,” she said.

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In her work, June writes about living with a mental illness, both the challenges and the victories. Choosing hope after trauma is her focus and she incorporates strategies for survival after tragedy. This angle has been cathartic as she has navigated through her personal hurdles. “Being vulnerable, authentic and honest helped me and others who feel alone in their suffering,” she said. “That understanding led me to develop a blog devoted to living and thriving with mental illness.” Many of the posts at juneconverse.com have helped people to explain their own thoughts or emotions to loved ones. She has been able to help people handle the difficult emotions they are experiencing. June believes that writing should be done for yourself and because you love it. She said, “The goal has to be to put your story on paper because you have to tell that story.”

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Read With Confidence.

Esther Romanoff Kazer

Senior Literacy Program

Build your confidence with this FREE program offered throughout the year. Do you know someone who struggles to read or write well? This comprehensive reading skills improvement program is taught by two highly-trained educators who will offer specialized instruction. Through this course, you will improve your reading and writing skills.

For more information, contact Pat Walker at pwalke43@kennesaw.edu or 470-578-3508.

You Can Do It! EMPOWER // REINVENT // SUCCEED

THANK YOU

to our community sponsors for their continued support of our programs. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please call Pat Walker at 470-578-3508 for more information.

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OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS ART & MUSIC Calligraphy - The Art of Beautiful Writing $99 04/30/2018 - 05/21/2018 4 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Ruth Murphy Give the touch of elegance to your personalized invitations, posters and greetings. Great for beginners, students, teachers, draftsmen and production technicians. Course fee includes all the materials you will need. Focus is on uppercase, lowercase and basic italic lettering using the broad pen. The last class will be devoted to executing an original calligraphic design.

Beginning Watercolor $119 04/04/2018 - 05/23/2018 7 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 1PM Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes This beginning watercolor class will teach the basics: supplies, preparing the paper, creating value studies, painting washes, painting on wet and dry paper, mixing colors and techniques for saving the white of the paper. Instructor will complete class demonstrations and students will complete the exercises the first 6 weeks. In remaining classes, students will paint their own watercolors from a class still life or their own reference photographs. Returning students will build on the skills learned in previous session.

Watercolor From the Masters $129 04/02/2018 - 05/21/2018 7 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 1PM Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes Intermediate students will study the paintings of watercolor masters. Instructor will provide some printed copies to use in class (or you can bring your own). We will discuss their style, techniques, composition and color palettes while painting one of their masterpieces. Instructor will demonstrate both a copy one week, then create a new painting from her sketches or photos the following class, using techniques learned from the master just studied. Students will then create their own studies and original paintings.

Painted Vacations in Watercolor $129 04/02/2018 - 05/21/2018 7 Session(s) Mon 1:30PM - 4:30PM 7 Session(s) Mon 6PM-9PM Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes Capture your cherished vacation memories in watercolor! Students will create paintings inspired by their vacation and/or travel photos, personal photographs or sketches. Instructor will give watercolor demonstrations and critiques during the first 30-45 minutes of class. Returning students will build on the skills developed in previous sessions. Do not buy new supplies. We will work with what you have initially, then assess if anything additional is needed.

NEW COURSE

Florals in Watercolor $109 04/2/2018 - 04/4/2018 3 Session(s) Mon, Tue, Wed 9AM - 4PM Instructor(s): Betty Carr Learn to paint fluidly-fascinating florals in this introduction to painting flowers, leaves, containers and fabric in exciting compositions. This class will employ use of helpful techniques for accomplishing sparklingly and vivid results with watercolor on watercolor paper. Instructor will give live demos each class and then spend time with individual students as they paint. NEW COURSE

Oil Painting - Beginning $159 04/02/2018 - 05/21/2018 8 Session(s) Mon 9AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Ed Cahill Discover the basics of oil painting using minimal colors. A supply list will be provided and discussed at the first class. Prior drawing experience is very beneficial. Students will complete class exercises after teacher demonstrations. This will include making color charts and practicing oil techniques. NEW COURSE

Let’s Go Outside and Paint Successful Methods of Plein Air Painting $159 04/02/2018 - 05/21/2018 8 Session(s) Mon 1PM - 4PM Instructor(s): Ed Cahill An introduction to the world of Plein Air, where international artist compete around the world. Gain skills that will allow you to (continued on page 10)

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OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS (continued from page 9) paint fresh, life like paintings that express the light and excitement of landscape. A great way to enjoy your local landscape, history and record your travels. First class will be in the studio. We’ll start with an evaluation of the student’s basic skills, their needs and goals. We’ll review materials and a check list of essentials for painting outside. Six classes will be taught outside at various locations in the area. Each class will start with a demo stressing the basics of good outdoor painting: composition, value (tone) and color. Outdoor painting is all about capturing the light and this will be emphasized. The goal is for everyone to execute a finished painting on every session. We will paint gardens, lakes, the Chattahoochee River, street scenes, historical architecture and more. Finally, there will be a class in the studio on how to enlarge your work and tips on showing your work; including varnishing, framing and presentation. We will also review local competition opportunities and application procedures.

Painting From Your Photographs $129 04/04/2018 - 05/23/2018 7 Session(s) Wed 1:30PM - 4:30PM Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes Create beautiful paintings from your favorite photos and sketches. Teacher will discuss composition and design while providing guidance on each student’s painting. Work in the art medium of your choice (except pastel). To see examples of Kathy Rennell Forbes paintings, visit www.artbykrf.com. Students should have prior painting experience.

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NEW COURSE

Gouache Painting $99 05/02/2018 - 05/23/2018 4 Session(s) Wed 9:30AM - 12:30PM Instructor(s): Abby Hermes Gouache is a painting method which is centuries old, yet the history and knowledge of its relatively unknown to many people today. With characteristics of both watercolor and acrylic paint, this art form can be used to create a wide variety of style, form and detail. In this course, students will be introduced to gouache painting methods and technique, as well as, some of the history behind this ancient art form.

sketchbook. One half or more of the class time will be sketching outside of the building at various locations. In the classroom, various topics such as watercolor pallets, mixing watercolor, warm and cool colors, perspective, composition, and other topics will be covered.

The Zentangle Method $99 04/12/2018 - 05/17/2018 6 Session(s) Thu 12PM - 2:30PM Instructor(s): Lynn Fisher

$99 04/18/2018 - 05/23/2018

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases sense of personal well being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over the world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.

6 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 12:30PM Instructor(s): Steve Nudson

The Zentangle Method II

Sketching Your World

We will be exploring beginning sketching skills and materials. The goal is to help those new to sketching to find suitable media and basic skills to begin exploring their world through frequent sketching in a sketchbook. The focus will be on pen and watercolor.

$99 04/11/2018 - 05/30/2018 6 Session(s) Wed 12PM - 2:30PM Instructor(s): Lynn Fisher

Sketching Your WorldIntermediate

This course will build on The Zentangle Method I. Students will learn shading and composition. New Tangles will also be introduced.

$108 04/18/2018 - 05/23/2018

Color Theory for the Artist

6 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 3:30PM Instructor(s): Steve Nudson

$49 05/09/2018 - 05/16/2018

This course is designed for students who have some drawing and watercolor experience or have been in the “Beginning Sketching Your World” class. Focus will be on pen and watercolor sketching frequently in a

2 Session(s) Wed 1:30PM - 3PM Instructor(s): Abby Hermes

NEW COURSE

This course introduces the basics of palette mixing, as well as how colors interact with

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one another to either make or break a work of art with various techniques. Students will be introduced to the color theory, particulary, the color theory of James Gurney and a couple of other artists. This course would be very helpful for students who have taken or are planning to take, a watercolor/oil/acrylic course. NEW COURSE

Film Noir 2: The Femme Fatales of Noir $129 04/04/2018 - 05/23/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 12:30PM Instructor(s): George Mengert As a complement to the Film Noir course, this class will focus on the lovely ladies of noir, those seductive and manipulative femme fatales that lure men to their doom with their beauty and their charm, from Mary Astor in “The Malteses Falcon” to Lana Turner in “The Postman Always Rings Twice.” This course will examine those actresses who did some of their finest and most memorable work in the genre: Joan Bennett in “Scarlett Street,” Gene Tierney in “Laura,” Joan Crawford in “Mildred Pierce,” Rita Hayworth in “Gilda,” Claire Trevor in “Murder My Sweet,” and Peggy Cummins in “Gun Crazy.” NEW COURSE

The American Western From John Ford to Clint Eastwood $139 04/03/2018 - 06/05/2018 9 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12:30PM Instructor(s): George Mengert Though there are many types of American films, perhaps the most genuinely American of all is the western. Beginning in the silent film era and reaching its zenith in the 50s and 60s, the classic western dramatizes the human struggle to conquer an untamed country, the

mythic landscapes of plains and deserts and the hostility of Indians and outlaws. And built around these struggles are the primitive and personal codes of honor and justice the hero develops in order to survive in a morally ambiguous universe. This course will view and discuss some of the classics of the western genre: “Stagecoach,” “The Gunfighter,” “Shane,” “High Noon,” “The Searchers,” and “The Magnificent Seven.” Return with us, then, to those glorious days of yesteryear, when the cowboy was king and the western was among the most prolific films coming out of Hollywood. This course is Part I and will encompass films from1939-1960 and will be followed by Part II which will encompass films from 1962-2010.

Instant Piano $59 05/01/2018 1 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 4PM Instructor(s): Michael McMillan If you already know your way around a keyboard a little, then you are ready for this workshop. Learn secrets your piano teacher never told you in this 3-hour session. You will learn all the chords you need to play any song, any style and any key. You’ll then perfect your technique at home using an exclusive CD. Bring cash or check for $29 to pay instructor directly for the student manual and accompanying CD.

Piano By Ear $79 05/15/2018 1 Session(s) Tue 12PM - 4PM Instructor(s): Michael McMillan Contrary to popular belief, anyone can learn to play by ear. Learn the inside secrets professional pianists use (but never reveal), how to pick tunes right out of your head, how to get songs off the radio, and how to

transpose. This workshop goes beyond mere “ear training.” Open to all musicians (not just pianists) who have a basic understanding of chord theory. Beginners should take “Instant Piano” as a prerequisite. Bring cash or check for $34 to pay instructor directly for the student manual and accompanying materials. NEW COURSE

Mozart: The Man and His Operas $99 04/16/2018 - 06/11/2018 8 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 11:30AM Instructor(s): Donna Angel This course will explore the uncanny musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, his early childhood performances and writing, and we will explore all of the beauty and captivating story lines of all of his operatic works in both DVDs and CDs. Listening to the “magic of Mozart,” and learning more about his short life will make our class time together meaningful and help us gain proper respect for the amazing talent of this incredible composer.

HISTORY Spirits of The Great American West $79 04/04/2018 - 05/23/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 10:30AM - 11:30AM Instructor(s): Quentin Thomas This class is a very unique look at American History westward from the Mississippi River to California. Major historical events are chronologically tied together with personal accounts, legends and myths. Little known and rarely addressed events and characters are woven together in a classroom lecture & group discussion environment using source documents and hard copy maps. Some historical questions are addressed, but are (continued on page 12)

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OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS (continued from page 11) left as “histories mysteries” since there are no complete explanations that resolve them. Facts are woven together with legends and common sense to make history come alive as you have never experienced it. This class is frequently repeated by students who find each session equally as informative as the preceding one. Students find that Quentin Thomas, a recognized historian, author and cowboy poet, is an entertaining, informative and enlightening instructor.

The Guerrilla War in Georgia 1861-1865 $99 04/03/2018 - 05/22/2018 8 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 11:30AM Instructor(s): Gerald Flinchum From the Appalachians to the Wiregrass, it’s the little known conflict that nearly brought Georgia to the brink of anarchy. A rare look into the irregular war that began with local opposition to secession in 1861 and the passage of conscription in 1862 which led to open rebellion by 1863. This course will include an overview of the operations of state troopers and home guard militia to counter draft evasion, desertion and “Tory” activity in the state. The various guerrilla bands that existed during this period are covered in detail. The course includes a look into local history and resources.

Reflections on Elections

office of the president. Discussion will also address the personalities and challenges that were met successfully and in some cases not so successfully by Presidents including their impact on the nation, the world, and their legacies. The class will discuss notable and contentious elections. The final two sessions will be “When Presidents Lie” and “Elections That Were Especially Consequential.” As time passes, Presidents have been rated and frequently these ratings change. Efforts will be made to explain these changes. Most students will be surprised to find that there is little in Presidential politics that is new and yet there is much that might surprise them. This is not a current events class!

Astronomy - What’s Out There $99 03/20/2018 - 03/29/2018 5 Session(s) Tue, Thurs 7PM - 9PM Instructor(s): Alex Langoussis Have you ever looked up at a star-filled sky and wondered what’s out there? Come and find out! Besides gaining an understanding of our universe, you’ll also learn to find your way around the night sky, as well as learn how to choose and use a telescope. The course meets 4 mornings 10:00AM to 12:00PM and the 5th class will be an evening field trip to a darker sky from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. A Star chart guide is included. Signed waiver is required. Bring a flashlight to class for the last session. NEW COURSE

$69 04/04/2018 - 05/23/2018

Sites of the Atlanta Campaign Tour

8 Session(s) Wed 9AM - 10AM Instructor(s): Quentin Thomas

$240 05/05/2018 - 05/19/2018

While many closely track contemporary elections, we seldom reflect on elections of the past. Pre-1990. This class will look at the founders debates and ideas that led to Article II of the constitution, “The Executive,” or the

3 Session(s) Sat 9AM - 5PM Instructor(s): Michael Shaffer

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From the opening of the Atlanta Campaign in May 1864, which involved fighting in

and around Dalton to the final battles for possession of Atlanta, we will visit various battlefields of the campaign. KSU instructor Michael K. Shaffer, working with local specialists, will lead you on tours scheduled for three consecutive Saturdays in May 2018. Walk in the fields of Resaca, including the newly opened Camp Creek site, where the armies of Major General William T. Sherman dug-in opposite the Army of Tennessee. Resaca guide Tony Patton will assist this tour. The following week, Steve Davis of Atlanta will join us as we investigate the fighting at Peachtree Creek, Ezra Church and other locations as Confederate General John Bell Hood attempted to hold the city. Finally, on May 26, noted Dalton expert Robert Jenkins will lead us on a tour of the various earthworks in and around Dalton, as we explore the opening action of the Atlanta Campaign. These tours will compliment the “Atlanta Campaign” course at KSU’s College of Continuing and Professional Education. The first three sessions, with instructor Michael K. Shaffer, meet Monday, March 5. NEW COURSE

Iron Maidens: Iron Warships of the Confederacy $99 04/12/2018 - 05/31/2018 8 Session(s) Thu 6:30PM - 8PM Instructor(s): Gerald Flinchum A sailor stationed aboard the CSS Georgia in 1864 called her a box not a vessel, and said that conditions were so horrible, “she is not fit a command for a sergeant of marines.” Likewise, the CSS Savannah was a “floating sieve,” a miserable place to live and work. Conditions on the Confederate ironclads in Savannah were so bad that men deserted to Union occupied Fort Pulaski. Yet three ironclads were constructed at Savannah in 1864. Only one saw action, the CSS Atlanta and she only managed to fire several shots, then run aground and become captured. One example of a failed program of constructing iron warships that would never

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fight, and the few that did, fought against staggering odds. This course covers the plans, development and building of the 50 iron armored warships built for the Confederacy in which 22 saw active service.

limitations of this process. Specifically, the class will discuss the emergent process that supplements evolution and is the basis of what we humans call creativity. NEW COURSE

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The Early Years: US Involvement in Vietnam 1941-1961 $99 04/11/2018 - 05/30/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 11:30AM Instructor(s): Gerald Flinchum The little known early involvement in Vietnam came during the closing months of World War II in the Pacific Theater. It first began with the rescue of an American pilot by “Vietnamese partisans” and the leadeship of a diminutive man with several different names, later known as “Ho Chi Minh.” The support of the French in Vietnam would draw the United States into an enigmatic conflict that would last nearly 30 years. Learn of the first U.S. army casualty, Major Peter Dewey in September 1945, whose name still does not appear on “The Wall.” Why does the date “1960” appear on the Vietnam Campaign medal? And why one of the earliest U.S. Army advisors exclaimed, “Where the hell is Saigon?” when he received orders to Vietnam. The mysterious beginnings of American military buildup that was kept classified until after 1971. The ghost of a WWII military leadership that was drawn into a guerrilla war and much more will be studied closely in this course. NEW COURSE

Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution $79 05/29/2018 - 06/19/2018 4 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 2:30PM Instructor(s): Howard Page Based on Nick Lane’s book, we will explore the evolutionary process and the

Vietnam

$89 04/12/2018 - 05/31/2018 8 Session(s) Thu 10:30AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Sal DePasquale In September 2017, PBS broadcast a new documentary about the Vietnam War. The class will examine the historical background of the war. Participants will examine Vietnam’s long resistance to foreign invaders, including the Chinese, French, Japaneses and British, along with the Americans. Suggested reading: “Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam” by Fredrik Logevall (Random House) and “Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam” by Mark Bowden (New York: Grove Atlantic).

COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY Let’s Begin With Computers! $59 04/06/2018 1 Session(s) Fri 9AM - 12PM 05/16/2018 1 Session(s) Wed 9AM - 12PM 06/19/2018 1 Session(s) Tue 9AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Debbie Temple Finally, a course for those who have no experience with the computer. This short session will help prepare you for the “Introduction to PCs” course. You will learn how to power up the computer, as well as how to navigate using the mouse and keyboard commands. Important basic information in a non-intimidating environment. NEW COURSE

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Lincoln: Commander in Chief $69 05/07/2018 - 06/04/2018 4 Session(s) Mon 7PM - 9PM Instructor(s): Michael Shaffer Our nation’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, took office over a country torn asunder. Defining the role of commander in chief, and doing so on the job and without military experience of his adversary Jefferson Davis. Lincoln went through several chieftains before he found a determined fighter in U.S. Grant. The course will explore Lincoln’s efforts at honing his martial knowledge, the struggles to maintain public support for the war effort and his attempts to motivate sluggish generals.

Social Media for Seasoned Adults $69 05/30/2018 1 Session(s) Wed 9:30AM - 12:30PM Instructor(s): Abby Hermes Designed for seasoned adults with little experience with social media, or those students who are looking to gain in-depth knowledge so they can communicate with family and friends. The social media platforms that will be covered are Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook. Seasoned adults can also employ outlets to engage in research, and to learn about topics that may be of interest. Such activities can lead to the origination of new hobbies, new business ideas and updated health information.

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OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS OLLI SCHOLAR COMPUTER CERTIFICATE Following are the five foundation courses to be completed for the OLLI Scholar Computer Certificate. Each course builds upon what the previous course has presented. You should complete all five courses within one year to earn the certificate. If you are a computer novice, we suggest taking “Let’s Begin With Computers” before beginning the OLLI Scholar Computer Certificate.

OLLI Scholar Class 1

Introduction to PCs

OLLI Scholar Class 2

Microsoft Word

$199

$199

04/19/2018 - 04/20/2018 2 Session(s) Thu, Fri 9AM - 3PM 05/21/2018 - 05/22/2018 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM

05/02/2018 - 05/03/2018 2 Session(s) Wed, Thu 9AM - 3PM 06/04/2018 - 06/05/2018 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM

Instructor(s): Debbie Temple

Instructor(s): Debbie Temple

Go beyond the basics you learned in Introduction to PCs. Discover useful websites and gain insight into free email, software, and photo-sharing space. Work with attachments and get some important tips to help you communicate effectively. Do’s and Dont’s of email and Internet navigation. Prerequisite: Introduction to PCs.

This is a fun, basic, hands-on class. All software uses the basics taught in Microsoft Word. Learn the fundamentals of navigation and selection techniques used in email and on the Internet. Use Microsoft Word 2016 to create, edit, save and print a letter. Prerequisite: Introduction to PCs.

$199

OLLI Scholar Class 5

Windows 10

Easy Steps to Safeguard Your Computer

$199

$109

04/23/2018 - 04/24/2018 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM 05/31/2018 - 06/01/2018 2 Session(s) Thu, Fri 9AM - 3PM 06/25/2018 - 06/26/2018 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM

05/07/2018 1 Session(s) Mon 9AM - 3PM 06/07/2018 1 Session(s) Thu 9AM - 3PM

Instructor(s): Debbie Temple

Spring clean your computer to keep it running at its best. Using Windows and other tools, learn how to free up disk space and clean up Internet files and “cookies.” Security issues (“Spyware,” viruses, and pop-ups) – what they are and how to help your computer deal with them. Prerequisite: Introduction to PCs.

OLLI Scholar Class 3

04/09/2018 - 04/10/2018 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM 05/17/2018 - 05/18/2018 2 Session(s) Thu, Fri 9AM - 3PM 06/20/2018 - 06/21/2018 2 Session(s) Wed, Thu 9AM - 3PM Instructor(s): Debbie Temple For those with some basic knowledge of computers (you can locate the power switch, use a mouse, and recognize Windows desktop). This course covers: how to properly identify and use hardware and software, technology shortcuts, parts of the computer, proper operation of the mouse, and what’s on your computer and what will fit. Windows 10 will be used in this course. Even if you have been exposed to the computer for years, this course should help you build a solid foundation for using the computer to its fullest advantage.

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OLLI Scholar Class 4

Internet and Email Savvy

Learn the core functions and features of the Windows 10 interface, how to set up multiple desktops, organize your start screen, utilize search tools, mark up and share websites, install and use apps, and view multiple email accounts in one application. Learn to manage files, browse folders, configure user accounts, and use system security tools.

Instructor(s): Debbie Temple

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LANGUAGE & LANGUAGE ARTS Conversational Spanish $159 04/02/2018 - 06/11/2018 10 Session(s) Mon 2PM - 4PM Instructor(s): Angela Kyriacou This class is developed on the four standards of language: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons. The class will learn communication in Spanish using interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes. Knowledge and understanding of other cultures within the Spanish speaking world will be studied as well as, connections with other disciplines and information acquistion then, comparisons to develop insight into the nature of language and culture will be analyzed. This class is designed for students who have completed “Spanish is Fun” and are ready to learn to initiate, sustain and conclude conversations; comprehend spoken or written language and present on a variety of familiar topics, all using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections and Comparisons.

OLLI SCHOLAR SPANISH CERTIFICATE OLLI Scholar Class 1

Spanish is Fun! Part I $159 04/02/2018 - 06/11/2018 10 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Angela Kyriacou This course is designed to introduce students to the Spanish language and its similarities

with and differences from English. The course will provide students with a beginning vocabulary base related to family, school and everyday things. Students will acquire basic language skills needed to introduce themselves and their family. In addition, students will begin forming short sentences and answering questions using the present tense of regular “ar” verbs. Various components of Spanish culture will also be explored.

OLLI Scholar Class 2

Spanish is Fun! Part II $159 04/02/2018 - 06/11/2018 10 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Nancy DeLisle-Brown

OLLI Scholar Class 3

Spanish is Fun! Part III $159 04/02/2018 - 06/11/2018 10 Session(s) Mon 2PM - 4PM Instructor(s): Joe Aguilera

will also be explored. Students must have completed “Spanish is Fun! Part I, II and III” before registering for this course. NEW COURSE

Beyond Spanish is Fun $159 04/05/2018 - 06/07/2018 10 Session(s) Thu 2PM - 4PM Instructor(s): Joe Aguilera, Nancy DeLisle-Brown, Angela Kyriacou, Lily Mendoza This course is designed and specifically organized for students who have completed the 4 part series of “Spanish is Fun.” The course is divided into segments of grammar, verb tenses, history, culture and conversation. These elements will be incorporated as part of the currriculum utilizing the remainder of the “Spanish is Fun” textbook.

Introduction to French I $159 04/10/2018 - 06/12/2018 10 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 3PM Instructor(s): Cheryl Kothe

OLLI Scholar Class 4

Spanish Is Fun! Part IV $159 04/05/2018 - 06/07/2018 10 Session(s) Thu 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Lily Mendoza This course is designed to introduce students to the Spanish language and its similarities and differences from English. The course will continue to provide students with new vocabulary related to conversation, dining and vocabulary used when traveling. Students will acquire language skills to use more complex sentence structures and vocabulary. Various components of Spanish culture

French? Mais oui! We invite you to embrace a new language of adventure, fine dining, fabulous fashion, and friendship around the world! This course is designed to introduce students to the French language and francophone cultures. No prior knowledge of French is required. Through a fun, interactive, and communicative approach, you will be placed in real life situations allowing an acquisition of basic language skills. All four language skills will be presented with a strong emphasis on listening comprehension and oral communication. Various cultural topics will expand one’s awareness of French culture around the world. By the end of the course, students will be able to express basic ideas related to various social situations in the past, present and future tenses.

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OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS Introduction to French II $139 04/13/2018 - 06/01/2018 8 Session(s) Fri 12:30PM - 2:30PM Instructor(s): Vladia Lartey, Cheryl Kothe Students will be exposed to expressing opinions, asking and telling the time and dates in French. French II is a prerequisite. Through a fun, interactive, and comminicative approach, students will be placed in real life situations allowing an acquisition of basic language skills. All four language skills (listening, writing, speaking and reading) will be presented with a strong emphasis on listening comprehension and oral communication. Various cultural topics will be explored to expand one’s awareness of French culture around the world. NEW COURSE

Introduction to French III $159 04/13/2018 - 06/15/2018 10 Session(s) Fri 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Vladia Lartey, Cheryl Kothe Students will be exposed to expressing opinions, asking and telling the time and dates in French. French II is a prerequisite. Through a fun, interactive, and comminicative approach, students will be placed in real life situations allowing an acquisition of basic langualge skills. All four language skills (listening, writing, speaking and reading) will be presented with a strong emphasis on listening comprehension and oral communication. Various cultural topics will be explored to expand one’s awareness of French culture around the world.

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Introduction to Italian I $159 04/04/2018 - 06/06/2018 10 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Antonella Giannasca Benvenuti! Bravi! Let’s travel with our imagination and let’s learn how to speak the “Bella Lingua” when we are in Italy. This course is designed to introduce students to the Italian language and you will learn how to communicate with others. You will be exposed to the Italian language and you will learn how to communicate with others. You will be exposed to the Italian culture and all the different traditions that represent the country. Students will learn how to express themselves with basic sentences, using verb conjugation and everyday vocabulary. It will be a fun and active course that will allow students to acquire basic language skills. NEW COURSE

Great British Novel - Race, Gender, Capitalism and Colonialism in 18th-20th Century Modern Fiction $119 04/19/2018 - 06/21/2018 10 Session(s) Thu 1PM - 3PM Instructor(s): Charles Leahy This class will consider how literature’s most popular form portrayed conditions of the period including race, gender, sexuality, and the rise of capitalism. The texts will be placed against the social-historical background, the rise of the middle-class reader, and contemporary responses to these narratives. The great novels include: “Robinson Crusoe” (1719) by Daniel Defoe, “Mansfield Park” (1814) by Jane Austen, “Jane Eyre” (1847) by Charlotte Bronte, “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” (1891) by Thomas Hardy, “The Heart of Darkness” (1899) by Joseph Conrad, and

“Sons and Lovers” (1913) by D.H. Lawrence. Class discussions will focus on the meaning of the novel, structure, narrative voice, point of view, character development, themes and images, moral tension and what makes these novels critically accepted as “great.” NEW COURSE

Spring into Spy Stories $79 04/16/2018 - 05/14/2018 5 Session(s) Mon 10:30AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Elizabeth Deschenes Whether you have read one or one hundred spy stories, this course will be sure to entertain. We will start off by reading Ian Fleming’s first book “Casino Royale.” We will then move to a short story format for the rest of the class. Authors/spies covered will include, but not be limited to, Hemingway, Julia Child, Marlene Dietrich, Roald Dahl and John le Carre. We will cover different periods of time and explore different voices via written and video formats. We will end the course with Mata Hari. NEW COURSE

Show/Don’t Tell $139 05/02/2018 - 06/27/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): June Converse This course will focus on writing with our senses. We will begin by looking at samples from published works and then practice. For example, one session, the class will focus on writing about a setting with living prose. Another session willl focus on writing about anger or fear. The participants will be a combination of quest and experience. Recommended book: “The Emotion Thesaurus” by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglist.

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Learn Short Fiction From A Pro $159 04/04/2018 - 05/23/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 12:30PM - 2PM Instructor(s): Josh Langston

or a thriller novel, this course will help you see why form(ula) works. If you already write, this course will add to your arsenal of understanding. If you are a reader, you will be more engaged in everything you read. Required book: “Alone” by Lisa Gardner.

Creative Writing $119 04/04/2018 - 05/23/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 3PM Instructor(s): Beth Hermes

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You too, can write market quality short fiction. This introductory course will acquaint beginning fiction writers with everything they will need to create compelling stories. Whether your goal is to entertain friends or family, seek a broader audience through magazine and anthology submissions, or simply develop your skill to the next level, this course is for you. Bestselling novelist Josh Langston will explore the why and how of popular fiction in classes that both educate and entertain. Email, internet access and word processor are all required. NEW COURSE

Dissecting Your NovelMystery/Thriller Focused $169 04/09/2018 - 06/25/2018 10 Session(s) Mon 1PM - 3PM Instructor(s): June Converse Often the best way to understand and improve is to study the expert around us. Just as great artists study great art, we can study great writers. We can be told how something works or we can experience it. Rather than focus on our own writing process, we will spend this course peeling back the layers of an actual bestselling Mystery/Thriller. Does a bestselling author use a 3-ACT Structure? Can we identify the nice plot points? How are subplots created and concluded? Where and why does the author use story versus plot? How does an author actually use backstory, showing tone and voice to portray his passion and themes? How does the author use scene and sequel to create the pace? Can we watch the author’s creative process from beginning to end? Do novels actually follow a formula? If you want to write a mystery

Dissecting Your NovelRomance Novel Focused $169 04/09/2018 - 06/25/2018 10 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): June Converse Often the best way to understand and improve is to study the expert around us. Just as great artists study great art, we can study great writers. We can be told how something works or we can experience it. Rather than focus on our own writing process, we will spend this course peeling back the layers of an actual bestselling Romance Novel. Does a bestselling author use a 3-ACT Structure? Can we identify the nice plot points? How are subplots created and concluded? Where and why does the author use story versus plot? How does an author actually use backstory, showing tone and voice to portray his passion and themes? How does the author use scene and sequel to create the pace? Can we watch the author’s creative process from beginning to end? Do novels actually follow a formula? If you want to write a romantic novel, this course will help you see why form(ula) works. If you already write, this course will add to your arsenal of understanding. If you are a reader, you will be more engaged in everything you read. Required book: “Match Me If You Can” by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

If you’ve been afraid to take a writing course because you think it will be a bunch of stodgy folks who sit around in the quiet with their pens scribbling furiously, then this is the class for you because it’s none of those things! Beth Hermes facilitates a class that is creative, inspiring and downright fun. Beth brings a generous spirit and love of story that are contagious. Her class includes instruction, writing prompts and class sharing. Whether you’re writing fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose, prepare to be motivated!

Memoir Writing $119 04/04/2018 - 05/23/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 10:30AM - 12:30PM Instructor(s): Beth Hermes “Wouldn’t That Make A Great Story?” See how quickly you can get on track with your life story, a collection of stories, or a small sliver of time, using the fine art of memoir writing. With humor, writing prompts, class discussions and the opportunity to share in-class from their own works, students will learn a variety of memoir-writing formats and choose the one that best suits their story. Throughout the eight-week workshop, the facilitator will introduce tips and exercises that will help writers of any experience level to break down barriers and release the writer within!

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OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS Publish Your Own Book $119 04/04/2018 - 05/23/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 10:30AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Josh Langston This course focuses on the many facets of independent publishing. In addition to the most common forms, novels and memoirs, the instructor will offer expertise in developing other subject material and alternative formats. This course offers instruction on finding the best platform for your work, preparing and polishing your manuscript, cover design, developing a marketing plan, and avoiding common pitfalls. The instructor, Josh Langston, has 10 novels in print and has helped numerous students develop fiction, memoirs, children’s books, and technical manuals.

FITNESS The Labyrinth - A Walking Meditation

helping to quiet the mind and allowing time for personal reflection. Learn about the labyrinth, walk a large canvas labyrinth, and center yourself in quietness and reflection in this class hosted by a Veriditas Trained and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator. Extended labyrinth walk, meditation and journal writing time from 3-4 p.m.

$29 04/09/2018 1 Session(s) Mon 7PM - 9PM 04/23/2018 1 Session(s) Mon 7PM - 9PM Instructor(s): Monica Maddox Got stiff achy joints? Suffering from osteoarthritis? Feel like Tin Man when you get up in the morning? In this workshop we’ll discuss the primary cause of these aches and pains and how a simple “oil change” will help relieve the squeaks and creaks.

$119 1 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 4PM Instructor(s): Chris Beam The labyrinth, known to be at least 4,000 years old, has been used by many cultures, countries, and faiths around the world. It is a walking meditation on a spiral path leading to a central point, and then back out again. Like the spiral found in nature, such as the conch shell, the pine cone, or the rose blossom, the labyrinth is also a curving line around a central point, symbolizing movement, growth, change, and providing a continually shifting perspective that is inspiring and life-renewing. Walking a labyrinth is a metaphor for life: the path shifts in unexpected ways, sometimes away from your goal, but ultimately leading to the center. It is a powerful meditation tool,

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$119 04/13/2018 - 06/15/2018 10 Session(s) Fri 10AM - 11AM Instructor(s): Carolyn Campbell

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Living Without Pain and Inflammation

Pilates Basics

$49 05/16/2018

Fitness for Vitality and Longevity

04/09/2018 - 06/18/2018 10 Session(s) Mon 7PM - 8:30PM 04/12/2018 - 06/14/2018 10 Session(s) Thu 10AM - 11AM Instructor(s): Emily Berreth It’s never too late to try a new exercise, especially one that promises the benefits of Pilates. Ideal for seniors, joint-friendly Pilates increases strength and flexibility through gentle toning exercises and can be adjusted to suit all fitness levels. Thrive in a congenial atmosphere of mutual support. Boost your stamina and muscle tone without the risks of high impact exercise. Wear loose clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Signed waiver is required at the first class session.

A transformational approach to aging with exercise designed to promote longevity and create a high quality of life, plus it is fun! Beginning with cardio warm-up with simple but effective moves which will stimulate the metabolism, increase lung capacity, heart health and stimulate brain power. Then into the strength training section where we mix it up using hand weights, stability balls, and resistance bands. Leading into a soothing cool-down that stretch, extend and flex the body, promoting optimal posture. The class will end with guided meditation to culivate spiritual and untapped potential. This program is unique that is offers individual attention allowing you to train at your level, therefore, all levels are welcomed.

Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors I $119 04/02/2018 - 06/11/2018 10 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 11AM Instructor(s): Phil Robinson Tai Chi, once an ancient Chinese martial art, has evolved into an excellent exercise program for seniors. In this class, created specifically for older adults, we will learn Tai Chi moves and postures that are designed to improve balance, strengthen and tone muscles, improve concentration and encourage an overall sense of well-being. All this is done without high impact or a lot of strenuous activity. Students will also be taught Qigong breathing and relaxation techniques. Signed waiver required at the first class session.

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Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors II $119 04/04/2018 - 06/06/2018 10 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 11AM Instructor(s): Phil Robinson Qigong II will have the same beneficial breathing and exercise techniques as Qigong I, but with more advanced techniques. More exercises will be learned as well as advanced Qigong style meditation. Signed waiver required at the first class session.

Learn how to set your camera to take better photographs. Learn how to retrieve the photos from the camera, upload them to your computer, manipulate the size and quality and output them to email and/or your printer. Bring your camera, storage media card and camera instruction manual to class.

Jewelry Making - Techniques for Beginners $139 05/15/2018 - 06/19/2018 6 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 1PM Instructor(s): Marjorie Ryan

Gentle Yoga $99 04/11/2018 - 06/13/2018 10 Session(s) Wed 7PM - 8PM 04/10/2018 - 06/12/2018 10 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 11AM Instructor(s): Emily Berreth Enjoy the benefits of a class that leaves you feeling refreshed and relaxed, yet energized in a heightened state of awareness. This beginners class consists of gentle yoga stretching and is open to people aged 50 and over. A signed waiver is required at the first class session.

In this course, you will learn several techniques for making your own beautiful custom jewelry in the color of your choice. Techniques include simple stringing, silk knotting, bead weaving, crochet, wire work and more. A supply fee of $70 is payable to the instructor at the first class. Please bring cash. Supplies provided will include everything you need to make finished pieces of jewelry.

Jewelry Making - More Techniques $139 05/17/2018 - 06/21/2018 6 Session(s) Thu 10AM - 1PM Instructor(s): Marjorie Ryan

LEISURE Digital Photography Introduction $149 04/25/2018 - 05/30/2018 6 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 3:30PM Instructor(s): Todd Hull Learn how to recognize and use the controls of the camera to capture images that you will want to share with your friends and family.

This course is for those who have taken the “Jewelry Making - Techniques for Beginners” class and wish to build their skill by learning some additional techniques. You will learn stitches such as peyote, herringbone, and netting and do some work with wire. You will also learn some new bead weaving techniques. The projects you will do are stunning one-ofa-kind pieces. A supply fee of $70 is payable to the instructor at the first class. Please bring cash. Supplies provided will include everything you need to make finished pieces of jewelry.

Beginning Knitting $159 04/17/2018 - 06/05/2018 8 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 3PM Instructor(s): Dawn Laurie Students will learn basic knitting by making a pair of fingerless mitts and a matching hat. Learn how to hold yarn and needles, cast on, use simple increase and decrease techniques to shape knitted fabric, bind off and sew a mattress stitch seam. Explore knit and purl stitch patterns, color stripes and working in the round. The class will include an introduction to tools used for knitting, reading ball bands and understanding yarn weight categories and guage. NEW COURSE

“Tactical Bassin” on a Fly Rod $79 05/10/2018 - 05/24/2018 3 Session(s) Thu 7PM - 9PM Instructor(s): Steve Lamb Fly fishing for bass does not require any experience for this course. Participants will learan how and where to catch bass. If you do not have a fly rod yet, the instructor has plenty to practice with in class and can help you pick out the correct rod and equipment for your trip. Fly fishing is not just for trout. Warm waters offer you a good variety of a Bass to fish for in Georgia. Georgia has plenty of rivers and lakes to catch warm water species.

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OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS Mah Jongg

Bridge in the 21st Century Part III- Defense

$99 04/24/2018 - 05/29/2018 6 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Martina Goscha This tile game, similar to gin rummy or dominoes, is an Asian favorite and an exciting alternative to card games. Learn the basic rules and play of the game. Enjoy a fun and challenging experience. You do not need a partner. Class is limited to 8 students.

Bridge in the 21st Century - Part I $99 04/03/2018 - 05/22/2018 8 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 3PM Instructor(s): Sol Putzel This series was developed by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) to introduce a new player to the game of duplicate bridge. The first course, “Bidding in the 21st Century,” is an introductory course designed to give the students a chance to experience what the game is all about – and to enjoy the experience. During this eight weeks there will be opportunities to play, talk, observe, discover, draw conclusions, laugh and develop ways of thinking about the game. While designed for players interested in duplicate bridge the class is also beneficial to players interested in playing social bridge. Book will be provided by instructor on the first day of class and is included in the cost of the course.

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$99 05/07/2018 - 06/04/2018 8 Session(s) Mon, Wed 1PM - 3PM Instructor(s): Ron Poteete The third in a series of courses for beginning and advancing players offered by the American Contract Bridge League and KSU. In this course we look at techniques for defeating contracts that the declarer would make if we do not defend carefully. We start by looking at the guidelines for handling specific situations on defense: opening leads, third-hand play, second-hand play and signals. We move on to look at how the defenders establish winners and take their sure tricks. Then we see how the defenders can interfere with the declarer’s plan to make the contract. Finally, we take a look at how the defenders formulate their plan and put it into action. This course does not require completion of the first two courses in the series but it is recommended that the student consider taking those classes prior to taking this class.

The Math Behind the Games $79 04/28/2018 - 05/05/2018 2 Session(s) Sat 9:30AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Daniel Olejnik Students will take an informative look into the mathematics behind the most popular casino games. Learn how the games are structured, how the house edge is determined and the best way to play to minimize the edge. The class will learn the best strategies and what bets to avoid. More fun and fewer losses are possible with a little knowledge. Various myths about systems will be debunked and superstitions and etiquette will be considered.

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Exploring Your Ancestors: Your Genealogy Journey $99 04/03/2018 - 04/26/2018 6 Session(s) Tue, Thu 1PM - 3:30PM Instructor(s): Karen Molohon Exploring your family history is a journey that begins with you and takes you to the past to find your ancestors and is supported by facts, family stories, and traditions. Join the journey in learning/re-learning the fundamentals of family history research to find those long, lost relatives. The class will be able to identify resources available at genealogical/ historical societies, libraries/archives, government entities and in their possession. Topics to be explored include: creating a research plan, vital records, citing sources, organizing information, census records, cemetary records, military records and pensions, libraries, archives, land and passport records, genealogy software, and migration patterns. By the end of the course, participants will be able to create a resume for their ancestors. The research methodology focuses on U.S. records but can be applied worldwide.

Introduction to Wine - A Journey $79 06/18/2018 - 06/20/2018 3 Session(s) Mon, Tue, Wed 6PM 8:30PM Instructor(s): Walter Bost This three-week wine study class will be instructed by Walter Bost who has worked in the wine industry as a wine consultant, wine specialist, wine steward and wine broker. He has visited wine regions in Europe (France, Spain & Portugal) and the United States with 21 visits to the Napa-Sonoma Wine Regions of California, the Pacific Northwest (Washington and Oregon) and

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the Finger Lakes Region of New York. With his experience, Mr. Bost brings a significant wine background that also includes classroom instruction of the history, expansion and growth of the world of wine. He sums up the value of this wine class with “Know what you drink – Like what you drink.”

Wine Appreciation $69 05/22/2018

covered in depth. We will learn how bourbon is made, where it is made, and what makes specific bourbons different. How do you read a bourbon label? The label will be decoded and terms explained so you know what you are buying. What to look for when tasting a bourbon will be covered. We will end the class with a discussion of the major distillers and a few of the special yearly editions. Bring your questions and lets talk bourbon. NEW COURSE

Manipulation 101- How to Teach Yourself to Be LESS Manipulated

1 Session(s) Tue 11AM - 2PM This class is a discussion about and sampling of several varieties of wine from around the world. Find out what makes wines from different regions unique and what you should look for when purchasing wine. The course fee includes lunch at Marietta Country Club, the instructional program, and the wine tasting. This class is for the beginner or the informed collector.

Bourbon 101: An Introduction to the only Truly American Spirit $49 04/19/2018 1 Session(s) Thu 6PM - 9PM 05/11/2018 1 Session(s) Fri 9AM - 12PM

$89 04/25/2018 - 05/30/2018 6 Session(s) Wed 7PM - 9PM Instructor(s): Russ Osmond Constant stimulation engulfs ALL of us. Much of it we enjoy. More and more there is less and less we enjoy. But we get hooked! Maybe even dependent? How does that happen? Can it be prevented? And what might each student as an individual do right now? This course will provide each attendee with a toolkit for recognizing what works for them at a subliminal level. No voo doo; no smoke and mirrors. Just the facts on what happens to whom and how. Tools for their brain is what participants will take away ... and be able to use immediately after each class.

on the book by Denise Linn. The program includes journaling, daily affirmations, a personal contract and more to uncover their authentic, creative and joyful selves!

MONEY MATTERS Respecting Choices FREE 04/18/2018 1 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 11:30AM Instructor(s): WellStar GoodLife Who would make your health care decisions if you couldn’t make them for yourself? Making decisions about your final health care means a lot of the people who matter most to you. They are the ones who will honor your wishes, or live with the choices they made because you never made them for yourself. Have you thought about talking to your loved ones, perhaps even appoint someone, a personal agent, to make decisions for you. But, you don’t know what to do next? This course can help you and your loved ones talk about these issues before decisions might have to be made. Join us at this free event and give your loved ones a lasting gift ... peace of mind!

Retirement Income Planning

Soul Coaching

$49 05/09/2018

$119 04/03/2018 - 05/22/2018

1 Session(s) Wed 9:30AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders, Nic Yeomans

8 Session(s) Tue 10:30AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Beth Hermes

When it comes to planning for your retirement income, it’s easy to overlook some of the common factors that can affect how much you’ll have available to spend. If you don’t consider how your retirement income can be impacted by investment risk, inflation risk, catastrophic illness or long-term care, and taxes, you may not be able to enjoy the retirement you envision.

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Steve Nudson What is bourbon? What makes bourbon a uniquely American spirit? How is bourbon made? We will answer these and a lot more questions in this class. A short history of bourbon will start the course, including a quick review of the Whiskey Rebellion, the new United State’s government’s first domestic tax and the cause of its first rebellion in the 1790s. Did you know that bourbon is the only spirit specifically defined by law in the United States? The definition of bourbon will be

In this 8-week course, participants will take part in the 28-day program “cleaning and cleansing the different aspects of your life, mental, emotional, physical and spiritual,” utilizing the energy of the elements of nature: air, water, fire and earth. This course is based

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OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS Do I Need an Estate Plan?

Navigating Your Financial Life

$49 05/02/2018

$59 06/02/2018

1 Session(s) Wed 9AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders, Nic Yeomans

1 Session(s) Sat 9AM - 12:30PM Instructor(s): Daniel Olejnik

Do you want an orderly transition when you “check out” or do you want total chaos? Who should attend this class and learn how to avoid the most common mistakes made by retirees? Everyone! Don’t accidentally disinherit your children or cause major tax problems for your heirs. This is a fun class taught by a certified Estate Planner and Certified Financial Planner™ with more than 20 years experience. Concepts perceived as complex are explained in terms everyone can understand and apply to their own situation.

Although we have technically gotten past the recession, many people are still concerned about their current finances. Unfortunately, the vast majority of adults were never given a practical financial education. Money issues not only impact one’s finances, it can play a major role in stress, relationship problems and can lower one’s self confidence. KSU’s adult financial literacy program is designed for individuals with a variety of financial goals, including starting a business, handling credit, financial recovery, debt elimination, insurance, and homeownership.

Retirement and Social Security FREE 04/18/2018

Are you planning for retirement or have you already retired? Get first-hand knowledge from an expert in the Social Security area and take home strategies to help you understand how social security works. • Who is covered/not covered • Benefits you may be eligible to receive before retirement • Common phrases • Choosing when to retire • Other benefits - Medicare

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$49 06/04/2018 1 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM 1 Session(s) Mon 5:30PM - 7:30PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders, Nic Yeomans If you are in your 2nd marriage, you will gain insight and thoughtful considerations on how to design your estate plan. If children exist from prior marriages, you will not want to miss this course as we will show you how to benefit your spouse and not disinherit your children. Instructors will give you thoughtful information to consider in an interactive and conversational environment. NEW COURSE

Tax Free

NEW COURSE

“Death and Taxes” $49 06/11/2018

1 Session(s) Wed 9AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders, Nic Yeomans

Estate Planning for 2nd Marriages

1 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM 1 Session(s) Mon 5:30PM - 7:30PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders, Nic Yeomans Two things are certain. Death and Taxes! In this class, we will address proper estate planning documents and planning for incapacity and death. How you ensure your wishes are executed with little interference and without the costs and publicity of probate? We will spend time discussing simple strategies to reduce and possibly eliminate current and future income and estate taxes. Teachers will provide a fun and interactive environment.

$49 04/10/2018 1 Session(s) Tue 9:30AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders, Nic Yeomans Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Many of us accumulate assets in our working years, such as 401Ks and IRAs, that are potential taxtime bombs. If these assets have never been taxed, and the governmentt raises tax rates, we could potentially owe more tax while living, and our beneficiaries potentially pay more taxes at death. Discover techniques and strategies that may reduce both you and your heirs tax liability ... even if you’re already retired.

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Retirement, Tax and Estate Planning $79 04/12/2018 - 05/03/2018 4 Session(s) Thu 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders, Nic Yeomans How do we make it all work together? Over 4 weeks, we will dive into successful retirement income planning solutions, including maximizing social security. We will also learn tax traps to avoid and how to potentially reduce income liability in retirement. Finally, we will go over techniques to prevent Uncle Sam from becoming our biggest beneficiary and avoid accidentally disinheriting our heirs. If you want your estate to remain private and out of the publicity and without the costs of probate, you will gain a lot of insight in this class. NEW COURSE

Estate Planning and Charitable Giving $49 04/20/2018

Selling on the Internet $119 05/19/2018 1 Session(s) Sat 9AM - 4PM Instructor(s): James Daniel This course is for those who want to know how to sell on the internet, how to get started and what options are available for quick start up. The class will be introduced to proven methods for fast entrance into the world of ecommerce by utilizing various platforms such as online marketplaces like eBay, Amazon and Etsy; hosted ecommerce platforms such as BigCommerce, Shopify and Volusion; Self-hosting options like WooCommerce, Magento and WordPress; hosted storefronts and shopping carts; and other auction sites, general marketplaces and classified ad sites. This class will show you how to get started and the pros and cons of each marketplace and hosting platform. You can not sell products if you cannot find them at profitable prices, this class will also show you how to find those products.

Basics of eBay Selling

1 Session(s) Fri 9:30AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Tim Sanders, Nic Yeomans Learn how to maximize benefits to the organizations you care about both while living and at death! Instructors will cover common estate planning tools, such as Charitable Reminder Trusts and Donor Advised Funds. Bonus: For those receiving RMD’s (Required Minimum Distributions) learn a tax tip that could reduce your income taxes in a meaningful way.

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Basics of Amazon Selling $119 05/05/2018 1 Session(s) Sat 9AM - 4PM Instructor(s): James Daniel An introduction to Amazon and the selling opportunities available for third-party merchants. How to set up a merchant’s account and which type is best for you. How to list and price products on the Amazon platform. List your first item in the class. What products to sell on Amazon and how to find them using different sourcing techniques. How to use Amazon’s fullfillment service and why you should use it.

OLLI EVENTS Hearing Screening FREE 04/06/2018 1 Session(s) Fri 9AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Dr. Laurie Nelson, Au.D

$119 04/11/2018 - 04/12/2018 2 Session(s) Wed, Thu 6PM - 9PM 06/30/2018 1 Session(s) Sat 9AM - 4PM Instructor(s): James Daniel

OLLI brings to its members a free hearing screening with Dr. Laurie Nelson, who carries her Doctorate and Masters degrees in Audiology, and is the owner of the Marietta Hearing Center. Screenings will take approximately 10 minutes per person. Registration is required and space is limited.

Seminar includes: an introduction to eBay, eBay safety and a synopsis of opportunities available on eBay, setting up a secure seller’s account, pricing strategies, putting together a complete listing, and completing the sale.

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