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OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE July-September 2018

Course Newsletter

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CURIOSITY IS TIMELESS ccpe.kennesaw.edu // 470-578-6765 EMPOWER // REINVENT // SUCCEED


NEWSLETTER JULY-SEPT 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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PHOTOGRAPHY John Amis Lynsey Weatherspoon CONTRIBUTORS Jason Brown Dick Harp

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!

OLLI ADVISORY BOARD

All courses held at KSU Center unless stated otherwise. 470-578-6765 3333 Busbee Drive Kennesaw, GA 30144

Dick Harp Director dharp@kennesaw.edu

Chet Austin Dick Harp Matt Mashburn Libby Pitner

Tom Rogers Earl Smith Bob Walsh

CONTENTS Director’s Notes ............................3 Senior Literacy Program........... 4-5 Program Spotlight .....................6-7 OLLI Club Room News ..................8 Booth Museum Courses ...............9 Summer Classes ....................10-23 Sponsorships.............................. 24

DIRECTORY

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 After much thought, and a great deal of emotion, I have decided to retire from our OLLI program and KSU. What a wonderful privilege it has been to be part of the finest continuing education program in the country and have had the opportunity to start what is now our OLLI program. I enjoyed many years in the banking industry, but the enjoyment and satisfaction of being involved with KSU was much greater. It provided the opportunity to directly help seniors and improve their lives. I will greatly miss being part of it and all of the friends I have made over the last 19 years. Our previous program, “Senior University,” was very small with only a handful of students. Our dean, Barbara Calhoun, asked me to consider helping to revive the program. We hosted an event for the few students we had and asked for suggestions for improving our seniors’ program. After the reception, the last woman to leave said, “Thank you for giving me the first excuse in eight months since my husband died to get dressed and get out of the house.” I made a commitment then and there to do everything we could to improve the lives of seniors. The affiliation with OLLI happened accidentally. I was on a plane and read a magazine article about the Osher Foundation. They were soliciting applications from colleges and universities that wanted to start a program to benefit seniors. After contacting the Osher Foundation, they sent us an application, which we completed and submitted. We received the wonderful news that we were accepted into the program and received our initial grant of $100,000. Our name changed to “Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.” The Foundation is named after Bernard Osher, the

philanthropist who funded the Foundation with millions of his own funds. Several months later, we received another $100,000 grant. A year later, the Foundation stated they liked what we were doing and provided a million dollar endowment for the program. A second unsolicited milliondollar endowment followed a year later. We were ecstatic! Those Osher Foundation gifts enabled us to provide a computer lab for our members, equip the OLLI Suite and Club Room and helped subsidize our program, which keeps a low membership cost. We started with six courses and 50 students. Now, we average more than 400 courses and serve over 3,400 students annually. I feel comfortable about retiring now for several reasons. The program will be in the capable hands of Pat Walker, and it’s doing well and continues to grow. There are many stories of lives that have been touched. I want to thank everyone for the opportunity I have enjoyed being part of this program. What a wonderful experience it has been. I will miss the many friendships, everyone enjoying themselves at the socials, and the wonderful KSU people that helped us offer our programs. Your OLLI program will continue to grow and provide all members the opportunity to improve their lives. Enjoy yourselves! Hope to see you in class soon.

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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The Impact of Your Generosity Esther Romanoff Kazer Senior Literacy Program

What started in 2015 as a generous gift from Livvy

“In just three short years, our program has impacted

Lipson, on behalf of her late mother, has positively

over 500 people throughout the community,” said

impacted literacy for hundreds of senior adults. To say

Pat Walker, OLLI program manager. It has proven

that Esther Romanoff Kazer had an influence in the

transformational for seniors seeking to improve and

education industry would be an understatement. After

enhance their literacy understanding. Their lives have

earning her master’s degree in education from the

been greatly enriched and they now look forward to

University of Miami, she became one of the first Jewish

reading!”

principals in Miami-Dade County and an advocate of school desegregation in the 1960s.

For program participants, the impact is immediate and lasting. The weekly publication and articles used

The Esther Romanoff Kazer Senior Literacy Program

as reading material reflect current news to which the

fills a specific need for adult learners, reinforcing

students can often relate. In building literacy skills,

literacy skills while building a sense of community

students are increasingly empowered and engaged.

among participants. As a result of Ms. Lipson’s

Additionally, they are making connections, not only

generous donation, along with OLLI’s support, the

through the enhancement of their cognitive abilities,

program launched at Alta Ridenour, an independent

but also through deeper levels of interaction with their

living community for seniors in Kennesaw. Since

peers, instructors and families.

then, it has expanded to Gaines Park (Kennesaw), Benton House (Woodstock), and Autumn Leaves

We would like to thank everyone who has supported

(Woodstock).

this life-changing program. Because of you, hundreds of lives are improved. “In a nutshell, we have all benefited from the program,” said Jan Sessions, activity director, Gaines Park.

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PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

New Frenc Unique Op

Cheryl Kothe Vladia Lartey

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nch Classes Present Opportunity D Did you know French is the second-most

widely learned foreign language after English? According to the OIF, an international organization of French-speaking countries, more than 220 million people speak French on five continents. Additionally, French is the only language, alongside English, that is taught in every country in the world. In fact, the OIF estimates the number of French speakers to be 445 million worldwide by 2060. The benefits of learning French are plentiful. Even a basic knowledge of French can make traveling easier and more enjoyable, allowing you to communicate with people at hotels, restaurants, and transit systems. Also, if you desire to learn several languages, French is a good place to begin because it’s reasonably easy for English speakers to pick up. For these reasons, our OLLI program is excited to announce the launch of our new French classes. Three levels will be taught by two talented and diverse individuals – Vladia Lartey and Cheryl Kothe. Vladia is a native French speaker who felt it was important to offer this program through OLLI. Cheryl initially took an OLLI Spanish course and the teachers encouraged her to explore the idea of teaching French for OLLI. She previously taught secondary school French in Canada for 25 years.

When discussing the importance of learning French, Cheryl said, “One can easier appreciate French gastronomy and fashion by learning this beautiful language. Studying French will open the doors to various cultures and their literary, musical, architectural, and art works as well as their technological and scientific discoveries.” She also says it’s important to include the integration of culture in the classroom. The use of visual aids and gestures is essential along with the actual reading of written words to work both sides of the brain and increase the retention of new vocabulary. Vladia and Cheryl are excited about the unique opportunity to teach OLLI students. Cheryl said, “Teaching adults is different as they bring so much additional knowledge to the classroom from past life experiences. This creates a very rich classroom environment in which everyone can partake. The adults are all motivated to learn for a variety of reasons, and this is unique from other classrooms that I have taught.” Vladia added, “Senior adults are self-motivated and learning is not a need anymore, but a want. They want to learn for fun or for personal interests. That makes the teaching experience more appealing and the classroom environment stress-free.” Our French classes have begun! Check page 17 of this newsletter, or visit our website, to learn more.

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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

MAH JONGG

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

PENCIL & PEN DRAWING

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

• 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

BEADING

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

SPANISH

• 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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Courses Coming in July - September 2018 to the

Booth Western Art Museum 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120

Legends and Basic Playing of the Native American Flute

Civil War - The Atlanta Campaign

The Labyrinth - A Walking Meditation

$69 09/06/18 - 09/27/18 4 Session(s) Thu 6:30PM - 8PM Instructor(s): Carmen Gonzalez

$79 07/12/18 - 08/02/18 4 Session(s) Thu 6PM - 8PM Instructor(s): Michael Shaffer

$59 08/16/18 1 Session(s) Thu 5PM - 8PM Instructor(s): Chris Beam

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.

During the early days of May 1864, the Federal armies of Major General William T. Sherman entered Georgia, and began moving toward Atlanta. General Joseph E. Johnston and the Army of Tennessee attempted to thwart their advance, and a campaign of maneuver resulted. This course will cover the military action from the opening engagements near Tunnel Hill to the September fall of Atlanta. A tour of the Booth Museum will be included with the registration for this course.

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, 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. This course includes a tour of the Booth Museum.

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OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS Watercolor From the Masters

ART & MUSIC Drawing FUNdamentals

$139 07/23/2018 - 09/17/2018 Omit Date 09/03/2018 8 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 1PM Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes

This course will cover the basic fundamentals of drawing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. We will cover line drawing, composition, proportion, perspective, value and other basics. By the end of the course, students should be able to see and accurately replicate shapes and forms, use light and shadow for effect, and depict simple drawings suitable for display.

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.

$119 07/10/2018 - 08/28/2018 8 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12:30PM Instructor(s): Abby Hermes

Beginning Watercolor

$139 07/25/2018 - 09/12/2018 Omit Date 09/05/2018 8 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.

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Painted Vacations in Watercolor

$139 07/23/2018 - 09/17/2018 Omit Date 09/03/2018 8 Session(s) Mon 1:30PM - 4:30PM 8 Session(s) Mon 6PM - 9PM Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes

Oil Painting - Beginning

$139 07/09/2018 - 08/13/2018 6 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.

Sketching Your World

$79 08/22/2018 - 09/26/2018 4 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 3:30PM Instructor(s): Steve Nudson 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.

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.

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Sketching Your World Intermediate

$89 08/22/2018 - 09/26/2018 4 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 12:30PM Instructor(s): Steve Nudson 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 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

$109 08/23/2018 - 09/27/2018 6 Session(s) Thu 12PM - 2:30PM Instructor(s): Lynn Fisher The Zentangle Method is an easy-tolearn, 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.

The Zentangle Method II

$109 08/22/2018 - 09/26/2018 6 Session(s) Wed 12PM - 2:30PM Instructor(s): Lynn Fisher This course will build on The Zentangle Method I. Students will learn shading and composition. New Tangles will also be introduced.

Pencil, Pen & Ink Drawing Beginning $119 07/10/2018 - 08/28/2018 8 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 3:30PM Instructor(s): Abby Hermes

Believe it or not, everyone can learn to draw! Whether your doodle results in stick figures, or you want to advance your hobby in watercolor or oil for more realism, this class will help the beginner “draw what you see” through patient, expert guidance and practiced technique. Bring a #2 pencil to the first class. Additional supplies (pencils, eraser, and sketchbook) will be discussed and recommended to suit your interest at the first class. Basic supplies will not exceed $10-$15.

Pencil, Pen and Ink Intermediate

$119 07/11/2018 - 08/29/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 12:30PM Instructor(s): Abby Hermes Expanding off the Beginner Pencil, Pen and Ink course, students will continue to work with techniques such as shading, creating depth, contrast, as well as delve into more individual studies based on their interests. With one-on-one guidance, students will individually craft their own personal style along with evolving into the next stage of artistry.

Animation Appreciation

$119 07/12/2018 - 09/06/2018 8 Session(s) Thu 6PM - 7:30PM Instructor(s): Abby Hermes Have you ever watched a cartoon and wondered: How did they make this? How do they make the characters move? This class is designed to enhance understanding of the art of animation! This course will introduce how animated film has evolved from its beginnings, the history and work behind some of the world’s greatest animated classics, as well as view films and animated shorts from various time periods.

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OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS Drawing a Portrait

$169 07/11/2018 - 09/12/1208 10 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 3:30PM Instructor(s): Abby Hermes This course covers a comprehensive procedure for drawing a portrait. During the course, students will study the features and structures that make up the human face, the importance of proportion, and learn how to effectively and accurately depict them on paper. Some drawing experience is preferred but not required.

Painting From Your Photographs

$139 07/25/2018 - 09/12/2018 Omit Date 09/05/18 8 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.

Color Theory for the Artist $49 09/13/2018 - 09/20/2018 2 Session(s) Thu 1:30PM - 3PM Instructor(s): Abby Hermes

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

Watermedia Techniques

$139 08/13/2018 - 08/16/2018 4 Session(s) Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9AM - 4PM Instructor(s): Betty Carr Students will create paintings in watermedia (watercolor and/or acrylics) on papers textured with gesso and/or acrylic medium, using any style from realistic to abstract. Class will consist of daily demos and personal instruction. Come and explore the many possibilities with the versatile and forgiving technique.

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Gouache Painting

$99 09/06/2018 - 09/27/2018 4 Session(s) Thu 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.

Mozart: The Man and His Operas

$99 07/09/2018 - 08/27/2018 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.

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Instant Piano

$59 08/21/2018 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 08/28/2018 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, 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

Classic Film Westerns - Part 2 $119 07/09/2018 - 08/27/2018 8 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12:30PM Instructor(s): George Mengert

This second part of the classic film western course will pick up the history of the Western in 1962 with John Ford’s “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” and conclude with James Mangold’s 2007 remake of the original 1950’s classic “3:10 To Yuma.” Included in the course will be films by Sam Peckinpah (“The Wild Bunch”), Marlon Brando (“One Eyed Jacks”), Sergio Leone (“The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”), and Clint Eastwood (“The Unforgiven”). The course will examine how the Western genre film has changed from the early work of John Ford and Howard Hawks to the more recent work of Clint Eastwood and Quentin Tarantino. Part 1 is not a prerequisite for Part 2.

HISTORY Bourbon 101: An Introduction to the only Truly American Spirit $49 09/18/2018 1 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 4PM Instructor(s): 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 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 let’s talk bourbon.

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OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS Iron Maidens: Iron Warships of the Confederacy $99 08/08/2018 - 09/26/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 10:30AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Gerald Flinchum

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

The Early Years: US Involvement in Vietnam 1941-1961

$99 08/07/2018 - 09/25/2018 8 Session(s) Tue 10:30AM - 12PM 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

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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. Learn 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

Airplanes, History and Politics $99 08/07/2018 - 09/04/2018 5 Session(s) Tue 6:30PM - 8PM Instructor(s): Dale Hartsfield

This course will study the book, “What’s In A Name?” written by Dale Hartsfield, the instructor. Hartsfield was the family spokesperson for the Hartsfield family when the City of Atlanta renamed the airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The controversy surrounding the name change prompted the writing of this book. The class will cover the history of the great airport and the five official names since, the airport was built in 1925. The course will also discuss “fighting city hall.” If you enjoy local history, politics, race relations and more, this will be an interesting course for you. The textbook will be included in the course fee.

NEW COURSE

American Civil War: Facts and Figures

$89 08/06/2018 - 08/27/2018 4 Session(s) Mon 7PM - 9PM Instructor(s): Michael Shaffer In this course, students will explore statistical information, uncover littleknown details from the war, and examine various resources available to Federal and Confederate forces, and much more. Optional text: “The Civil War Almanac,” a special publication from Civil War Monitor, and available for purchase at the KSU bookstore.

NEW COURSE

Spies, Strategies, and Secret Ways

$99 07/09/2018 - 08/13/2018 6 Session(s) Mon 6:30PM - 8:30PM Instructor(s): Tom Metcalf From ancient times to the present, spies have been with us in war and peacetime. In these six weeks, we will look at these cloak and dagger agents, the methods they used and the results they achieved. We will examine the codes and devices they used to relay information, the sometimes outlandish ways spies have used to infiltrate their adversaries, and the accessories that could have inspired “Q” from the James Bond movies. The course highlights many of the heroes and villains and the clandestine organizations that have populated this shadowy world.

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NEW COURSE

The Physics of Hope Exploring the Universe of Creativity $79 08/02/2018 - 08/23/2018 4 Session(s) Thu 1PM - 2:30PM Instructor(s): Howard Page

Some think human creativity is what separates us from the rest of the universe. In this class, we will discuss and explore the idea that creativity permeates the universe and human’s manifest creativity in our own unique way. One class session, based on John Cleese’s work, focuses on the creative process. Come and find out how creativity works.

NEW COURSE

Art History: An Exploration of the Secret Language Hidden Within Sacred Architecture $99 7/18/2018 - 8/8/2018 4 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Howard Page

While most studies of temples, mosques, churches and synagogues concentrate on the “what,” “when,” and “where,” this mini-course will deive into the lesser explored “why.” Through interactive discussions and hands on activities, we will discover that this “why,” in particular, has served as an esoteric glue uniting all architecture deemed sacred, regardless of location and religious beliefs.

COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY Let’s Begin With Computers! $59 08/16/2018 1 Session(s) Thu 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.

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

$199 08/20/2018 - 08/21/2018 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 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). 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.

OLLI Scholar Class 2

Windows 10

$199 08/27/2018 - 08/28/2018 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM Instructor(s): Debbie Temple 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.

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OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS OLLI Scholar Class 3

Microsoft Word

$199 08/01/2018 - 08/02/2018 2 Session(s) Wed, Thu 9AM - 3PM 09/06/2018 - 09/07/2018 2 Session(s) Thu, Fri 9AM - 3PM Instructor(s): Debbie Temple 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.

OLLI Scholar Class 4 NEW COURSE

Communicating Through Social Media

$199 08/08/2018 - 08/09/2018 2 Session(s) Wed, Thu 9AM - 3PM 09/10/2018 - 09/11/2018 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM

OLLI Scholar Class 5

Easy Steps to Safeguard Your Computer $109 08/15/2018 1 Session(s) Wed 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): learn what they are and how to help your computer deal with them. Prerequisite: Introduction to PCs.

LANGUAGE & LANGUAGE ARTS Conversational Spanish $159 07/12/2018 - 09/13/2018 10 Session(s) Thu 1PM - 3PM 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.

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 don’ts of email and Internet navigation.

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OLLI SCHOLAR SPANISH CERTIFICATE OLLI Scholar Class 1

Spanish is Fun! Part I

$159 07/09/2018 - 09/17/2018 Omit Date 09/03/2018 10 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Nancy DeLisle-Brown 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 07/10/2018 - 09/11/2018 10 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Nancy DeLisle-Brown

OLLI Scholar Class 4

Spanish Is Fun! Part IV

$159 07/12/18 - 09/13/18 10 Session(s) Thu 1PM - 3PM Instructor(s): Lilly 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 will also be explored. Students must have completed Spanish is Fun! Part I, II and III before registering for this course.

Show/Don’t Tell

$139 07/11/2018 - 08/29/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): June Converse

Introduction to French I

$159 08/07/2018 - 09/25/2018 8 Session(s) Tue 6:30PM - 9PM Instructor(s): Vladia Lartey, Cheryl Kothe 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.

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.

OLLI Scholar Class 3

Spanish is Fun! Part III

$159 07/09/2018 - 09/17/2018 Omit Date 09/03/2018 10 Session(s) Mon 1PM - 3PM Instructor(s): Joe Aguilera

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OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS NEW COURSE

Pictures Need Words

$79 07/25/2018 - 08/29/2018 6 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 3PM Instructor(s): June Converse Do you have boxes of pictures with no information attached? You have kept or created these images so that your memories can live on. But how can others walk down your memory lane without words, guideposts or information. In this course, you will bring your special pictures and with guidance from the instructor you will be able to tell your story. You can tell the funny details of a trip that right now only you know. You can tell the stories that show your pride in family, accomplishments and growth. This course is all about fun. We are not writing memoirs, we are not part of an art class. We are simply re-living important events and ensuring that when we are no longer able to tell theses tales, the words will already be there. The instructor, June Converse recently received a large box of photographs from her mother’s estate. She wanted to walk down memory lane but it was impossible. Let’s create some dedicated, focused time to explain why these pictures hold a place in our hearts. The instructor will give you some ideas, focus, motivation and listen to your stories. A $20 supply fee will be due to the instructor on the first day of class. Supplies included will be special pens, paper and tape.

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Dissecting the Novel

$169 07/09/2018 - 09/17/2018 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 bestseller. Does a bestselling author use a 3-ACT Structure? Can we identify the nine 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 are the protagonist and antagonist developed and put into battle? 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 form(ula)? Let’s delve deep into a recent bestseller and find out. In this class you not only learn all of the elements of a novel, you will see them in action. If you want to write, 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.

FITNESS The Labyrinth - A Walking Meditation $49 08/22/2018 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, 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.

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Pilates Basics

is unique in that it offers individual attention allowing you to train at your level. All levels are welcome.

$79 08/09/2018 - 09/27/2018 8 Session(s) Thu 10AM - 11AM

Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors I

$99 08/06/2018 - 10/01/2018 Omit Date 09/03/2018 8 Session(s) Mon 7PM - 8:30PM

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.

Fitness for Vitality and Longevity

$119 07/13/2018 - 09/14/2018 10 Session(s) Fri 10AM - 11AM Instructor(s): Carolyn Campbell This is a transformational approach to aging with exercise designed to promote longevity and create a high quality of life – plus it is fun! We will begin with cardio warm-up with simple but effective moves which will stimulate the metabolism, increase lung capacity, heart health and stimulate brain power. Next is the strength-training section where we mix it up using hand weights, stability balls, and resistance bands, followed by a soothing cool-down that will stretch, extend and flex the body, promoting optimal posture. The class will end with guided meditation to cultivate spiritual and untapped potential. This program

$119 07/09/2018 - 09/17/2018 Omit Date 09/03/2018 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.

Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors II $119 07/11/2018 - 09/12/2018 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.

Gentle Yoga

$79 08/07/2018 - 09/25/2018 8 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 11AM 08/08/2018 - 09/26/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 7PM - 8PM 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.

LEISURE Digital Photography Introduction

$149 08/15/2018 - 09/19/2018 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. 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.

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OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS Building Blocks Sampler

$139 07/12/2018 - 08/30/2018 8 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Dawn Laurie For the intermediate knitter who is interested in expanding their knowledge of techniques and skill, this class will explore a variety of techniques by making a collection of small knitted blocks. Each week will introduce a new technique including cables, lace, intarsia, duplicate stitch, slipped stitch, mosaic patterns and entrelac. Patterns will be provided for each block. Learn to work from written instructions as well as charts. Become skilled at the little tricks that finesse each technique. Learn how to block each type of pattern, and finish by assembling your sampler bag or blanket with a variety of seaming and joinery techniques.

River Cruising for Beginners $49 09/19/2018 - 09/26/2018 2 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 2:30PM Instructor(s): Elsa Nystrom

This course will cover all areas of river cruising in Europe from choosing a company to choosing which cruise to take. Covered in the course will be: getting there, choosing a cabin, what to expect on board, what kind of food you can expect, the difference between all-inclusive and mostly inclusive cruises and what happens during a day on a European river to name a few. There will be plenty of time for Q & A both during and after the course. The speaker is an experienced river cruiser and writes a travel blog: GeorgiaRambler.com.

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Mah Jongg

$99 07/10/2018 - 08/14/2018 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 - Bidding In The 21st Century $99 07/11/2018 - 08/29/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 12PM 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.

Bridge in the 21st Century Part II - Play of the Hand $99 07/10/2018 - 08/28/2018 8 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Sol Putzel

The second in a new series of classes developed by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) designed to introduce a new player to the game of duplicate bridge. This second course–play of the hand in the 21st century–focuses on the play of the hand. This class is a standalone class and the first course in the series is not a prerequisite for this class; however, students should be familiar with bidding concepts introduced in the first class. The focus of the class will be on declarer play. While designed for players interested in duplicate bridge, the class is also beneficial to players interested in playing social bridge.

Bridge in the 21st Century Part IV - Bidding Conventions $99 07/10/2018 - 08/28/2018 8 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 3PM Instructor(s): Sol Putzel

The fourth class in a series of classes offered by the American Contract Bridge League and KSU. In this class, we introduce bidding conventions to improve communications between partnerships to allow more precise information in the bidding process. The class covers Stayman and Jacoby Transfers, major suit openings and responses, minor suit openings and responses, weak two bids and strong two club openings. This course does not require completion of the first three courses in the series, but it is recommended that the student consider taking those classes prior to taking this class.

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Creative Writing

$119 08/01/2018 - 09/19/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 3PM Instructor(s): Beth Hermes 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 08/01/2018 - 09/19/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 10:30AM 12:30PM Instructor(s): Beth Hermes

Exploring Your Ancestors: Your Genealogy Journey

$99 08/07/2018 - 08/23/2018 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.

MONEY MATTERS Retirement Income Planning $49 08/09/2018 1 Session(s) Thu 9:30AM - 12PM 08/13/2018 1 Session(s) Mon 6PM - 8:30PM 09/18/2018 1 Session(s) Tue 2:30PM - 5PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders, Nic Yeomans 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.

“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 Retirement and Social Security

FREE 07/16/2018 1 Session(s) Mon 6PM - 9PM 07/23/2018 1 Session(s) Mon 9:30AM - 12:30PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders, Nic Yeomans 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

Navigating Your Financial Life $59 08/25/2018 1 Session(s) Sat 9AM - 12:30PM Instructor(s): Daniel Olejnik

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.

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Death and Taxes

$49 07/16/2018 1 Session(s) Mon 9:30AM - 12PM 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.

Beyond Traditional Long Term Care Insurance $39 08/07/2018 1 Session(s) Tue 3PM - 4:30PM

09/14/2018 1 Session(s) Fri 10AM - 11:30AM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders, Nic Yeomans Learn Long Term Care (LTC) Strategies beyond traditional LTC policies. What options exist if you do not qualify for traditional long term care? How do you have tax-free money, that pay if you live, if you are incapacitated and at death? What is a GA Partnership Plan? This class will provide information in a fun conversational environment.

Estate Planning for 2nd Marriages

$49 08/16/2018 1 Session(s) Thu 9:30AM - 12PM 09/10/2018 1 Session(s) Mon 6PM - 8:30PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders, Nic Yeomans If you are in your second 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.

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Retirement, Tax and Estate Planning

$49 08/06/2018 1 Session(s) Mon 2:30PM - 5PM 09/20/2018 1 Session(s) Thu 9:30AM - 12PM 09/20/2018 1 Session(s) Thu 1PM - 3:30PM 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.

Estate Planning and Charitable Giving

$39 08/16/2018 1 Session(s) Thu 1:30PM - 3PM 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 RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions) learn a tax tip that could reduce your income taxes in a meaningful way.

Basics of Estate Planning

$49 08/07/2018 1 Session(s) Tue 9:30AM - 12:30PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders, Nic Yeomans When it comes to planning for your retirement income, it is easy to overlook some of the common factors that can affect how much you will have available to spend. If you do not 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.

Selling on the Internet

$119 09/15/2018 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, 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 can not find them at profitable prices, this class will also show you how to find those products.

Basics of eBay Selling

$119 09/08/2018 1 Session(s) Sat 9AM - 4PM Instructor(s): James Daniel 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 • completing the sale

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