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fall 2 session october 25 through
december 10 2010
(928) 717.7634 www.yc.edu/olli 1100 East Sheldon St., #6912 Prescott, AZ 86301
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from the chair left to right: Mel Shutz, Leslie Parsons, Hal Freedman, Sue Nauman, Matt Lukaszewski, Ann Lourie, Emil Borgers, John Paustian, Y. ”Turk” Kangal, Herman Schloss. Not pictured: Lydia Garrett.
n Fall 2009, a Task Force began investigating the feasibility of a Ride-Share Program whereby OLLI members would provide rides to OLLI classes for members no longer able or wanting to drive. A questionnaire was distributed, and 23% of the membership responded. Of those responses, 97% percent responded “Yes” or “Maybe” in support of an OLLI sponsored Ride-Share Program; 76% of those responding said that they could possibly provide a ride. The Task Force then worked with OLLI staff to develop procedures and in Spring 1, began making trial matches. With strong support from your Governing Council, the Task Force expanded marketing earlier this Fall by asking several Prescott and Prescott Valley volunteer organizations and places of worship to include OLLI Ride-Share announcements in their usual information channels. The Governing Council now asks the OLLI membership to help bring OLLI benefits to those who haven’t been able to participate before due to lack of transportation. Urge your friends who are no longer driving but are committed to “Lifelong Learning” to call the OLLI office for more information, and step forward yourself to be a possible driver.
OLLI Governing Council 2010 Council Chair: Hal Freedman Vice Chair: Leslie Parsons Secretary: Lydia Garrett Members: Emil Borgers, Y. “Turk” Kangal, Ann Lourie, Matt Lukaszewski, Sue Nauman, John Paustian, Herman Schloss, Mel Shutz Committee Chairs Larry Garrett, Curriculum Marge Rubin and Phyllis Rogers, Social Bob Walsh, Finance TBA,Volunteer Coordinator TBA, Nominating Lydia Garrett,Vaughn Delp, Ann Lourie, Membership Lucy Hanson, Historian Ron Woerner, Editor Matt Lukaszewski, Special Interest Groups Staff— Office Hours Monday-Thursday, 8 am-4:30 pm Friday: 8 am-4 pm Patricia Berlowe, administrator, 717-7634 Deni Harris, assistant, 717-7631 Paige Ruggles, assistant, 717-7601
You too could be a facilitator! OLLI offers support, training and mentoring to new facilitators. Contact OLLI at 717-7634 for more information. Deadline to submit a proposal to the curriculum committee for Spring 1, 2011 is November 1.
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who we are YC-OLLI Mission
he Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is a peer-directed organization within Yavapai College that meets members’ lifelong learning and social interaction needs. The Institute recognizes the unique life experiences of its Central Yavapai County Area participants by self-selecting involvement and collaborative leadership. We share our talents, experience and skills in a relaxed atmosphere filled with humor, wisdom, diversity and insight that enable us to: • Explore new interests • Discover and develop latent abilities • Engage in intellectual and cultural pursuits • Socialize with others of similar interests
OLLI will continue to recognize the individuality of its members by emphasizing and expanding peer learning and social interaction. OLLI will:
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• Function as a “knowledge exchange” in which we utilize, appreciate, and recognize the time and talent of our members as planners, facilitators, organizational officers and committee members • Provide a wide variety of learning groups, workshops and forums, as well as social and cultural events • Serve as an important resource and forum for the discussion of current issues and concerns of its members and the community • Incorporate current and future technologies into our offerings to enhance the convenience and enjoyment of class participants
roup descriptions are arranged by topic. To help • Expand our OLLI interaction both nationally and you with planning your days at OLLI, you wlll internationally find listings by day of the week on page 5. The class number is listed to the right of the learning group. We hope this will make it easier to plan your schedule without having to flip through the pages. Prescott Campus The registration form is on page 4. You may cut it out and mail it in, with payment, to register (Yavapai College 9 OLLI, 1100 E. Sheldon St. #6912, Prescott AZ, 86301). N More than one family member may register using the same form – please just indicate which family member is 10 8 requesting which learning group. You may also register 3 by phone with a credit card by calling 717-7634. N
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When and where are my learning groups?
he learning groups typically meet on the Yavapai College campus, but we also partner with local museums and other facilities. Check the schedule for the location of your group. The class format emphasizes members teaching members and collaborative learning. Learning groups are facilitated, rather than taught, by the members, and there are no tests or grades. Group size is limited to allow for maximum participation. As a member of the Institute, you are entitled to all the privileges of a Yavapai College student.
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Learning groups are available only to OLLI members. They are held on the Yavapai College Prescott Campus unless an alternative location is listed. Please check your group’s location.
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registration • ALL enrollments & payments received by October 13 will be
entered into a random drawing to determine class placement. • Enrollments received after the drawing will be assigned to groups on a first-come basis until capacity is reached. There is no way to guarantee your learning group placement. • If your learning group choice is dependent on another m ember’s placement in the same group, fasten the forms together and fill in the space “enroll me ONLY with…” on both applications. • Field trips and events are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and are open to the public. • Unless you hear from the OLLI office, assume you are IN the groups you requested.
Membership Fee Options You may become an OLLI member by: • Paying $130 per year, this membership includes 3 free learning groups per session. Additional learning groups are $25 each.
• Paying $60 per year, this membership re-
quires payment of a $25 fee for each learning group enrollment. • Paying $40 for one 6 week session membership, this membership requires a $25 fee for each learning group enrollment. • Partial Scholarships are available on a limited basis – please see the office staff.
MY SCHEDULE Fall 2, Oct 25 - Dec 10 Learning Group Class #
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Day of the week (circle)
Return completed registration form to: OLLI 1100 E. Sheldon St., #6912 Prescott, AZ 86301 or call 717-7634 for credit card registration.
Oct 23 $115 for members $125 for non-members
o Check if you are a first-time member.
name___________________________________ address_________________________________ city_______________state____ zip___________ phone __________________________________ email ___________________________________ enroll me ONLY with _______________________ “Memberships are not eligible for refunds or extensions. OLLI learning group fees are not eligible for refund after the first full week, whether you have attended or not. Refunds will be issued for any reason, prior to the end of the first week of class or if OLLI cancels a group, or if a member does not get into a group due to a drawing.”
Date _______________ o My membership is current, or I am enclosing:
o $130 o $60 o $40 membership fee o non-member
$ _____ for ______ learning groups @ $25 each $ _____ for ______ field trips/events
$ _____ for ___________________ fees. $ ______ Donation to the OLLI Scholarship fund
Methods of payment:
o Check payable to: Yavapai College o for credit cards, please call the office at 717-7634 or come in, bldg 31, rm 110.
o I’d like more information about making a tax
deductable donation to OLLI
o Online registration is now available at www.yc.edu/
OLLI – call the office for your user name and pass- word. See page 14 for instructions.
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Learning group QiGong (Mon, Wed & Fri) Existentialism and the Meaning of Life
CLass # 40 33 2-202 1-204
LoCaTion Unity 1-200
How to do a Breast Self Exam
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Art of Charlie Chaplin 22 31-105
2-202 3-216 1-203 31-105 Smoki
Learning group CLass # Nutrition Made Clear Pt 39 2 of 3 American Identity 21 The Life of Abe Lincoln 25 Macintosh Computers 12 The Moves go to the Opera 7 The Smoki Series 30
THursday 10/28-12/9 10-Noon 10-Noon 1-3pm 1-3pm 1-3pm
1,2,3 4 8:30-9:45am 8:30-10am
10/28-12/9 10/28-12/9 10/28-12/9 10/28-12/9 10/28-12/9 Friday 10/29, 11/12, 12/3 11/5
Munch and Learn *please register! So you Think you Might Want to be Facilitator? Conquest of the Americas Pt 2 of 2 10/29-12/10
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10/29-12/3 10/29-12/10 10/29-12/10
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Great Masters: Brahms The Nature of Earth Pt 2 of 3 Ascent of Man Pt 2 of 2 Understanding the Universe Pt 2 Victorian Britain Digital Photography Women Scientists From Monet to Van Gogh Pt 2 of 2 A Different View of War Creating the Constitution
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fall 2 session, 2010 learning groups schedule
11/1 only 10/25-12/6 1-3pm
Monday 10/25-12/10 10/25-12/6
The American Civil War Pt 3 Technology and Society Writing Your Life Story
1-3pm 1-200 31-105
1-204 1-203 31-105
10/25-12/6 15 5
Magical Musical Tour 2nd Edition Mind, Mood and Memory 14 34 6
10-Noon 10-Noon 1-3pm Beginners Guide to Investing Dead Sea Scrolls Pt 1 of 2 Opera for Everyone
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Tuesday 10/26-12/7 10/26-12/7
1-3pm 1-3pm 1-3:30pm
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9-11:30am 10-Noon 10-Noon
31-105 1-200 4-118 31-105
11/2-12/7 10/26-12/7 10/26-12/7 Wednesday 10/27-12/8 10/27-12/8 10/27-12/8
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10-Noon 1-3pm 1-3:30pm 1-3:30pm
Hiking (easy to mod) How Congress Works Insights into Christianity, Judaism and Islam Pt 2 of 2 A History of Russia World War II Pt 3 of 5 Foreign Films Medical Potpourri
10/27-12/8 10/27-12/8 10/27-12/8 10/27-12/8
* See class description for locations
Munch & Learn/SIGS–Free to Members!! Munch & Learn
Please register with the office! (It doesn’t count against your 3 free classes for $130 membership.) Join us for coffee and sweets, greet your friends, and listen to a short-format talk about a key topic of interest including questions from the audience. There is no charge for Munch and Learn, REMEMBER TO REGISTER for each session, so we know how many sweets to buy. It is open to all OLLI members.
1. Jewish Cowboy Artist from Chicago
Fri: 10/29, 8:30-9:45am, Bldg 3, Rm 123 Speaker: Bonnie Freeman Kenneth M. Freeman, is nationally recognized not only as one of the finest cowboy artists, but also as a portrait artist of the famous and not-so-famous. Kenneth’s mother recognized his abilities at the age of six, and started him on art lessons. At eight he told his mother to clear out the living room so he could have a studio, and with the same palette that he had used throughout his career he began painting. Prescott has been favored to have his art displayed at the Phippen Museum since July, but unfortunately it ends October 24th. Bonnie will speak of his many accomplishments and show some of his amazing art.
2. Tips for Winter Gardening
Fri: 11/12, 8:30-9:45am, Bldg 3, Rm 123 Speaker: Matt Lukaszewski Some people feel that gardening activities end in the fall. Not true! What you do in the fall/winter season can have a profound effect on next year’s garden. Practical gardening tips will be discussed in the areas of fertilizing, pruning, planting, irrigation, etc. The Yavapai County Native Plant Database (developed by Master Gardener volunteers) will also be demonstrated.
3. Cemetery Art: The Classical and the Quirky
Fri: 12/3, 8:30-9:45am, Bldg 3, Rm 123 Speaker: Susan Cheyney Artwork in various forms appears as artistic memorials in both European and American cemeteries. Symbolism is discussed, including a handout of the symbols and their meanings. The focus of the presentation is not on the famous, the royal tombs or the usual religious imagery. Rather it focuses on the unusual, the visually compelling, and the quirky.
A FREE WORKSHOP:
4. So You Think You Might Want to be a Facilitator?
Fri: 11/5 ONLY, 8:30-10am, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitators: TBA Join us in this free workshop that will present an overview of the teaching/facilitation process for OLLI. We will cover the simple process of how to develop and submit a proposal, and review ideas for future OLLI learning groups. Learn about resources available for facilitators including mentoring, co-facilitators, and training.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs): Participation in a SIG group is FREE to all OLLI members. More information is available in the OLLI newsletter, or by contacting the coordinators below. To start a new SIG, please contact Matt Lukaszewski at 717-0801, firstname.lastname@example.org
International Dining Coordinator: Sharon Walsh, sharonaz@cableone. net or call 237-9354. Monthly, rotating International Dinners Group, sharing costs and hosting. Book Club Coordinator: Leslie Parsons, parsonsl@cableone. net or 858-6024. We will be meeting on the second Monday of every month in 3-269 from 2-4 pm. Mah Jong Coordinator: Nikki Krause, 708-9295, prcnana@ cableone.net. Join us every Monday 9 am-noon in the Cafeteria (building #3).
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Music/Art 5. Magical Musical Tour – 2nd Edition
Tues: 10/26-12/7, 10-Noon, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitator: John Mazella For six weeks, we’re going to trace and listen to Rock history through the 60’s and partially into the 70’s. We will see how Rock was almost declared legally dead, spawning the Folk Music boom in the early 60’s. We will explore how Great Britain, in the form of the Beatles and others, then invaded our country. Learn how we fought back with Roger McGuinn and the Folk Rock genre, how Acid Rock evolved through Country Joe, the Jefferson Airplane, the Doors, and others, and how the unleashed creativity of the music drew classical and jazz musicians to Rock and enhanced its quality into the 70’s. And, if we are lucky, we may even have some guest speakers. So sign up, and let’s groove! Former students are welcome back!
6. Opera for Everyone
Tues: 10/26-12/7, 1-3:30pm, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitator: Mel Shutz Love is in the air this Fall Session. We’ll begin with the timeless story of Romeo & Juliet, enjoy a program of Great Love Duets, and see how a dedicated wife rescues her husband in Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio. In Fidelio, we’ll feel the romance of Opera/Dances and live the passion of Queen Elizabeth I in her troubled relationship with Roberto Devereux. If you care about opera, if it’s an object of your affection, if you’re partial to great singing, we would love to see you in this class.
7. The Movies go to the Opera
Thurs: 10/28-12/9, 1-3pm, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitator: Mel Shutz After five sessions of movies with opera as a major character, happy & sad, dramatic & comedic, it’s time to bring down the curtain with six “fun flicks” released over a 70-year period. Most will be favorites from previous sessions, but I may just have a surprise or two if they are available for your viewing enjoyment. Join us for a fond farewell to films that salute the sunny, funny side of opera.
8. Great Masters: Brahms
Fri: 10/29-12/10, 10-Noon, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitator: Bob Schuster Brahms was not an easy man to know. He was miserly with himself, generous with family, kind to working people and had a malicious wit in artistic and aristocratic social circles. Oh! but what a musical genius. This learning group links the complexities of the man with the electrifying music of the composer through biographical information and musical commentary by Robert Greenberg, PhD.
9. From Monet to Van Gogh – Pt 2 of 2
Fri: 10/29-12/10, 1-3pm, Bldg 3, Rm 123 Facilitator: John Kohlenberger Our lecturer, Prof. Richard Bretell of the University of Texas, will examine the people and the era that gave birth to modernity in art, occurring largely in France during the latter 19th century. We will look at the philosophies, politics, ideas, tensions and rivalries that animated these times. We will also become acquainted with the lives and works of the men and women who contributed most to Impressionism and its birth, evolution, expansion and final acceptance. Join us … and learn to tell a Monet from a Manet.
Benefits of being an OLLI member: e Over 180 learning groups offered throughout the year e “No tests, no grades” learning environment e Meet peers actively involved in lifelong learning e Access to the Yavapai College Library e Local discounts – see the office for details e Discover the Southwest through museum and field trips e Make new friends with similar interests Call (928) 717.7634 for information about classes, classrooms and other events.
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Film/Computers/Photography/Finance 10. The Art of Charlie Chaplin
Mon: 10/25-12/6, 1-3:30pm, Bldg 1, Rm 204 Facilitator: Herman Schloss This course will explore the art of Charlie Chaplin by means of brief presentations by the facilitator and group discussions following the showing of Chaplin’s very early work and screening of the following feature films: The Kid (1921); The Gold Rush (1925); City Lights (1931); Modern Times (1936); The Great Dictator (1940); and Limelight (1952).
11. Foreign Films
Wed: 10/27-12/8, 1-3:30pm, Bldg 4, Rm 118 Facilitator: Lydia Garrett Come and view with us films produced beyond our shores, in mostly recent years. Most have garnered applause by critics, earned recognition at noted film festivals and are worth seeing. I try to choose films that give some insight into different cultures. Some are happy, some more serious, and some share both qualities. We view the films straight through, and then follow up with discussion. This is a 2-½ hour class.
12. Macintosh Computers
Thurs: 10/28-12/9, 1-3pm, Bldg 1, Rm 203 Facilitator: Paul Mauro This class will continue to address Mac’s unique computing help and tips. This time we will probe deeper into features of some of the applications we have already discussed. We will also take up two new applications: iWork: Apple’s equivalent of Microsoft Office; and iMovie: learn how to edit your videos to look very professional. In addition, we will add something brand new to our sessions: time allotted to just answering questions on your most pressing Mac issues. Note: The College does not have a Mac equipped classroom – instruction will take place via projection from a Mac laptop.
13. Digital Photography: Making a Good Photo Great Using a Computer
Fri: 10/29-12/10, 1-3pm, Bldg 19, Rm 224 Facilitator: Phil Ball Many photos can be greatly improved by using easy and simple techniques on a computer. This class is about using a computer to improve our photos. We will use the classroom’s computers to give us hands-on experience using Photoshop Elements to practice some of the basic and most important techniques to enhance sample images so you can experience these basic techniques. Most of us learn best by actually doing what we are taught. A basic understanding of using a camera and a computer is assumed in these classes. This class will be followed in Spring I by another session to continue with other, more advanced computer techniques to enhance and store images.
14. Beginners Guide to Investing
Tues: 11/2-12/7, 1-3pm, Bldg 1, Rm 204 Facilitator: John Kuzminski (5 weeks only) Basic Fundamentals of Investing will compare the differences between CDs, money markets, treasuries, stocks, bonds, mutual funds and asset allocations. It will include a look at individual risk tolerances including age consideration, and whether to consider a conservative or aggressive approach.
Need a Ride to Your Classes?
Enroll in the classes you want to take. Then contact one of the OLLI volunteers noted below to ask for a ride. They’ll explain the process and make the contacts to find you a ride.
Can You Provide a Ride? Sign up now to be a possible driver. Call one of the contacts below. We know you won’t be able to provide a ride during every OLLI Session, nor possibly every week of a Learning Group, but we’ll work around your schedule. Can You Help Make Match Calls? Do you have time to make some calls from your home to match up riders and drivers? The time duration is very short; matching happens in the week and a half before classes start. Please call the contacts below to volunteer to help. Ride-Share Program Contacts: Diane McIntyre, 443-8547, email@example.com; or Sharon Walsh, 237-9354, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Writing/Science 15. Writing Your Life Story
Tues: 10/26-12/7, 10am-Noon, Bldg 1, Rm 200 Facilitator: Larry Garrett Writing your life story – this is something that you have intended to do, but you just haven’t gotten around to it. Now is your chance. Write down the events, the coming and goings and precious memories of your life journey. Find the words to describe your joys and sorrows, your victories and losses, not only for yourself, but also for your children and grandchildren. Start compiling your life’s history with one or two pages written at home each week.
Fri: 10/29-12/3, 9:30am-Noon, Bldg 3, Rm 124 Facilitator: Barbara Mace How did the popularity of 12th century underwear lead to the invention of the printing press? This and other revelations are showcased in James Burke’s award winning series, Connections. Considered a “wonderful intellectual romp”, Connections shows interconnecting events, serendipities, accidents of time and circumstances, which developed the major inventions of our world. This is a class of awe, aha’s, and ha-ha’s.
17. The Nature of Earth: an Introduction to Geology Pt 2 of 3
Fri: 10/29-12/10, 10am-Noon, Bldg 1, Rm 203 Facilitator: John Paustian This is a DVD based program that discusses our Earth from its origin through the formation of minerals and continents to volcanoes and earthquakes and soil formation. In addition, we will learn how to recognize a killer volcano, what structures are safe in an earthquake zone and why grain crops flourish in some regions and not in others, see into underground aquifers, learn the theory of plate tectonics and the common geology of coal and oil.
18. Understanding the Universe: an Introduction to Geology - Pt 2 of 8
Fri: 10/29-12/10, 10am-Noon, Bldg 3, Rm 123 Facilitator: Jon Parsons This is the second of a series of 8 parts with a total of 96 lectures by Prof. Alex Fillippenko, U.C. Berkeley. Each lecture will be followed by 30 minutes of questions and discussion. We will start close to home, but by the end we’ll have had a look at the whole universe and the stuff that makes it work. In Part 2 we will consider the many early attempts to understand and explain the workings of the universe. We will also look at the nature of light and what it can tell us. Finally we’ll discuss the development of various types of telescopes and spectroscopes.
19. Women Scientists
Fri: 10/29-12/10, 1-3:30pm, Bldg 3, Rm 124 Facilitator: Barbara Mace Ladies – as you requested! We will view films and web sites about women scientists, mathematicians and engineers – their lives and accomplishments. Sally, Marie, Florence, Dian, Rachel and Jane will be featured in these 2–2 ½ hour sessions (a few films are longer than 2 hours). We will also be discussing the challenges these females faced due to gender, culture and glass ceilings.
20. Technology and Society: Viewpoints and Updates
Mon: 10/25-12/6, 1-3pm, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitator: Susan Gerhart Every day brings new technologies that influence society and vice versa. This learning group will employ current materials available to update ourselves and critically express our viewpoints. Sample topics from early 2010 might include: electronic books; automotive safety; interplanetary travel; propulsion systems; earthquake survival; social media privacy; data mining; border surveillance and deep sea drilling. Collectively we will be exposed to influential technologies, then better understand the effects on our lives and the progress of society, while exploring new tools for learning and critical thinking.
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History 21. American Identity (A Biographical Approach) – Pt 2 of 4
Thurs: 10/28-12/9, 10am-Noon, Bldg 2, Rm 202 Facilitator: Vaughn Delp What defines an American? What are the characteristics that set us apart? Is it the love of liberty, the pursuit of justice, the urge to invent, the desire for wealth, the drive to explore, the quest for spiritual values? In Part 2 of this chronological video series taught by Professor Patrick Allitt of Emory University, each lecture (two per week) features influential Americans of the early 19th century. Many of these men and women were involved in the great controversy of slavery and collectively energized the young republic’s astonishing economic growth. Included in this section are Charles Grandison Finney, Horace Mann, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederick Douglass, Edmund Ruffian, and Brigham Young. Later subjects will include Frederick Law Olmsted, William Tecumseh Sherman, Louisa May Alcott, Andrew Carnegie, Buffalo Bill and Black Elk.
23. A History of Russia From Peter the Great to Gorbachev Wed: 10/27-12/8, 10am-Noon, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitator: Larry Garrett
This course focuses on the human experience, ideas, and values and especially on the lives and thoughts of individuals, both notable and ordinary. Next, the course considers why the history of Russia is significant for us, and fascinating, both as a story of events that had great impact on modern world history and as a story of human experience. Finally, it outlines the chronological scope of Russian history and considers individuals ranging from political rulers to ordinary men and women, and highlights the themes that weave these stories together (especially power and imagination).
24. World War II - Pt 3 of 5
Wed: 10/27-12/8, 1-3pm, Bldg 1, Rm 200 Facilitators: Emil Borgers/Y. “Turk” Kangal This is a five Session series about the entirety of World War II, from the rise of Hitler and Nazism to the post war criminal trials. Excellent lectures by Professor Thomas Childers will dictate the sequencing of events but will be supplemented by a variety of documentaries. Each Session will have one major movie that blends with the subject matter. Part 3 covers the period from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the invasion of France. The movie, The Longest Day will be shown.
25. Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln
Thurs: 10/28-12/9, 10am-Noon, Bldg 3, Rm 216 Facilitator: Marci Jones
22. The American Civil War – Pt 3 Mon: 10/25-12/6, 1-3pm; Bldg 1, Rm 205 Facilitator: Rudy Arena
The course addresses such questions as why the war came, why the North won (or the South lost), how military campaigns unfolded and how the war affected various elements of American society. The bloodiest war in our nation’s history claimed more than 600,000 lives, freed nearly 4,000,000 enslaved African Americans and determined the question of whether a state had the right to withdraw from the union. We will show DVDs of battles, generals, politicians and strategies about one of the most interesting and devastating eras of our heritage.
The nation’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, became the “Great American Man”—the central figure in American History. Professor Allen C. Guelzo will lead us on a tour of Lincoln’s life, from his forbears’ arrival in America through his legacy today. You will come to know Lincoln through the eyes of those who knew, lived, and worked with him. Prof. Guelzo explores Lincoln’s understanding of American politics; why Lincoln opposed slavery and what propelled him, in the 1850s, into the open opposition to slavery; and the gifts that equipped Lincoln to lead the nation through the “fiery trial” of the Civil War. This course opens a compelling view into his thinking and career.
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History 26. Conquest Of The Americas – Part 2 of 2
Fri: 10/29-12/10, 10am-Noon, Bldg 3, Rm 271 Facilitator: Walt Bull The first session centered primarily on discovery and conquering the various North and South American countries and tribes. In this session, we will spend more time on the details of life for the conquered countries, how the slave trade was used, the building of large European plantations, religion, the French arrival in the northern areas of North America, and much more about the clashes between the conquered and the conquerors.
27. Ascent of Man - Pt 2 of 2
Fri: 10/29-12/10, 10am-Noon; Bldg 1, Rm 204 Facilitator: Joann Borger As we continue the journey that helps explain the unfolding of humans and civilization, we gain insight into the development of mankind’s knowledge. If you enjoy history and science, you will find this class worth attending. From mere scraps of available evidence from thousands of years ago, Jacob Bronowski paints vivid pictures of the advancement of early thought. Instead of concentrating exclusively on the results of science, the author considers the people behind the science and their amazing discernment into the workings of nature. We will continue to read Jacob Bronowski’s essays from the Ascent of Man outside of class, then view the video and have a group discussion during class time. A handout will be available before the first class.
28. Victorian Britain – Part 2 of 3 Fri, 10/29-12/10, 1-3pm, Bldg 1, Rm 203 Facilitator: John Paustian
This course is a chronological trip through the Victorian era – an era that built one of the world’s first industrial democracies. The industrial revolution led to sweeping scientific, historical, and technological shifts without upheavals that were rife in other European societies. The course will touch on the rise of trade unionism, as well as achievements in art, literature, music, and the discoveries of Victorian explorers.
29. A Different View of War
Fri: 10/29-12/10, 1-3:30pm, Bldg 3, Rm 125 Facilitator: MariAnna Freimark Through a variety of movies and documentaries, we will take a look at aspects of World War I and World War II as experienced by ordinary (mainly European) civilians and soldiers.
30. The Smoki Series
Thurs, 10/28-12/9, 1-3pm; Smoki Museum, 147 N. Arizona Ave. Facilitators: Smoki Docents Join us at the Smoki Museum’s historic Pueblo Building for an interesting an informative series of classes this Fall II. How and where did ancient trade routes exist? What did they trade and to whom? Petroglyphs - what are they? Doodles, maps or a record of man’s existence? How was pottery created, and originally by whom? Baskets – do they just carry things, or tell stories? Join while we answer these questions with our docents and educators. See the museum’s collection as we explore these questions and answers. Smoki members are welcome to join the class for only the $20 class fee.
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September 27 Fall 2 registration begins October 18 End of Fall 1 Session ~ Fall 1 started on a Tuesday due to Labor Day, so the final day of classes is Monday Oct 18 ~ October 25 Start of Fall 2 Session November 1 Deadline for Submission of proposals for Spring 1 learning groups November 24-26 Thanksgiving Holiday (office closed) ~ No OLLI learning groups this week ~ December 10 End of Fall 2 Session December 13 Holiday Party! January 5 Spring 1 Registration begins February 1 Spring 1 Begins February 28 Spring 2 Registration begins March 7 Deadline for Submission of proposals for Summer learning groups March 11 Spring 1 Ends March 14-18 Office Closed for Spring Break April 4 Spring 2 Begins May 13 Spring 2 Ends *Contact the office for Governing Council and Curriculum Committee meeting dates and times
Call 717-7634 to register TODAY!
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Government/Philosophy/Religion 31. How Congress Works
Wed: 10/27-12/8, 10am-Noon, Bldg 2, Rm 206 Facilitator: Emmett Buell Media coverage of the recent struggle to pass a massive overhaul of health care drew attention to “self-executing” procedures in the U.S. House, “extended debate” in the U.S. Senate, and other complexities of legislative process unfamiliar to most Americans. Supplemented by my lectures and multiple video illustrations, our discussions will examine House and Senate rules and procedures in order to make sense of how bills become law (or more frequently, how they fall short). We pay particular attention to “unorthodox” innovations in both chambers that make passage possible in a time of extreme partisanship. In the end the sausage may be indigestible but at least you will know how it’s made.
33. No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life
Mon: 10/25-12/6, 10am-Noon, Bldg 1, Rm 200 Facilitator: Conrad Ouellette/Chuck Post Existentialism continues to fascinate people because it focuses on fundamental questions of individual responsibility, morality, and personal freedom. What is life? What is my place in it? What choices does this obligate me to take? If you want to enrich your understanding of this highly approachable philosophical movement, the visionary thinkers (e.g., Camus, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Sartre) that pondered these questions, and the role it plays in contemporary thought, take this course. It consists of 24 lectures spread over two terms. Reading the short handouts and perhaps an item or two from the optional reading list would enhance discussion.
34. The Dead Sea Scrolls – Pt 1 of 2
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Fri: 10/29-12/10, 1-3:30pm, Bldg 1, Rm 204 Facilitator: Sam Brunstein (Limit 20) We cannot knowledgeably discuss the Constitution or consider changes without knowing what the Founding Fathers wanted. They did not agree. Reminiscent of today, the Federalists wanted a strong central government, while the anti-Federalists wanted strong state governments. They fought and compromised over many of its parts. We will watch six, one-hour DVD lectures by Professor Thomas Pangle of the Department of Government at the University of Texas, Austin. Prof. Thomas discusses these battles, their outcomes, and the effect on our government. To maintain continuity in the discussions, we will spend 10 minutes on administrative tasks at the beginning of each class, watch an hour of the DVD, take a ten-minute break at 10 past the hour, and then spend 70 minutes discussing what we watched. This is a controversial subject and I encourage class members to continue discussions by email. At the end you will be better prepared to consider Constitutional issues. 12
Tues: 10/26-12/7, 1-3pm, Bldg 1, Rm 203 Facilitator: Gloria Schwartz The Dead Sea Scrolls is a 24 video lecture with discussion. It is presented in two sessions as a history course. The lectures include the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, where they were found and their significance in Biblical History. This 6-week session will feature the first seven scrolls, the opening and reading of the first scroll, the historical background of ancient Judaism and the Rise of the Jewish Sects. The Lectures delve into the Qumran sect and the emergence of the Rabbinic system. Also, there will be discussion of a Dead Sea Scroll from medieval Cairo as well as other scrolls.
35. Insights into Christianity, Judaism and Islam – Part 2 of 2
Wed: 10/27-12/8, 10am-Noon, Bldg 2, Rm 202 Facilitators: Louise Schloss, Carolyn Daly-Wood & Y. “Turk” Kangal (Limit 25) These sessions will give you the historical and philosophical highlights of the three related monotheistic religions, their beliefs, origins, rituals, and customs, as well as their similarities and differences. The sessions are strictly informational. We will not judge the superior validity of belief in one faith over another. Part 1 is a pre-requisite for attending Part 2.
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Health/Outdoors 36. How to do a Breast Self Examination
Mon: 11/1 ONLY, 10am-Noon, Bldg 2, Rm 202 Facilitator: Louise Schloss Though many women know they should do monthly breast self examinations, some women are not sure what they should be alerted to. This session will explain the anatomy of the breast, what to look for and how to do breast self-examination. A simulated breast will be used to demonstrate different types of “lumps and bumps”. Special low price: members $10, non-members $15 (or free if selected as one of your 3 free classes for current $130 members)
37. Mind, Mood & Memory
Tues: 10/26-11/9, 1-3pm, Bldg 3, Rm 124 Facilitator: Terry Masto (3 weeks only) Maintaining mental fitness from middle age and beyond. Learn techniques to enhance memory and improve thinking skills. Expand your mind the natural way.
38. Medical Potpourri
Wed: 10/27-12/8, 1-3:30pm, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitator: Paul Mauro and Norm Scherer (Minimum 15) We have invited medical professionals from many disciplines to give us an update on issues of concern to seniors as well as new medical strategies. Each week we will have two speakers addressing a different topic. Several speakers will be from the Yavapai Regional Medical Center but other local practitioners will participate also. Topics will include Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart disease, chiropractic, arthritis, alternative medicine, and infections. But remember it will be 12 different topics in total. Bring your questions with you!
39. Journey to Wellness: Nutrition Made Clear – Pt 2 of 3
Thurs: 10/28-12/9, 10am-Noon; Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitators: Clark Engle/Carolyn Daly Wood This learning group is an opportunity to finally reconcile common nutritional misconceptions with the facts of hard science and is easy to understand and implement in your life. This learning group is for everyone, no matter what your age or lifestyle. Be healthy – be energized – love your food. For an in-depth course outline, contact the OLLI Office.
Mon, Wed, and Fri, 10/25-12/10, 8:30–9:30am Unity Church, 124 S. Arizona Labyrinth Garden (or Fellowship Hall) Facilitator: Vicki Barnes QiGong is an ancient Chinese practice with many forms. In this group, we will do 21 movements for health and longevity. The movements are slow and gentle and are practiced while following your breathing. They promote flexibility, balance and a sense of well-being. Depending on the weather each day, the group will meet in the Labyrinth Garden or the Fellowship Hall. OLLI membership is waived for Unity Church members in this group, who pay only the $25 group fee.
41. Hiking (Easy to Moderate)
Wed: 10/27-12/8, 9–11:30am Facilitators: Jim Muehleisen/Larry Martin Meet in the parking lot behind M&I Bank, across from Starbucks in the Albertsons Shopping Center.
Hike our beautiful trails in and around Prescott. Now is the time to enjoy the outdoors, meet new friends and get some exercise. Our hikes range from 2 to 3 miles, and are rated easy to moderate. Sometimes the trails are covered with loose rocks, so come prepared with hiking boots, water, sunscreen and some kind of headgear. (Always check with your physician before joining any hiking group.) Since we are carpooling to the trailhead, please be prepared to donate $1 to defray the cost of gas. (Sorry, no dogs allowed on hikes.) 928-717-7634 e www.yc.edu/olli
Field Trips BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AT ASU GAMMAGE
Saturday, October 23rd, bus leaves at 11am, return by 8pm Facilitator: Peg Boyce Meet on the Yavapai College campus – by the flagpoles DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Tempe! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest!” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment! COST: $115.00 per person for members / $125.00 non-members, includes dinner at PF Chang’s. Our tickets are front and center in the Grand Tier (first balcony). Cancellation Policy: Cancel prior to seven days before trip start date, trip cost refunded less $10. Cancel after seven days before trip start date, trip cost refunded less $20.
Online Registration for OLLI: 1) Online registration is available for current OLLI members 2) You must have internet access and an email address 3) Contact the OLLI office at 717-7634 to get your user name and password 4) Go to www.yc.edu/OLLI and click on “Register for Learning Groups Online” 5) Sign in with your user name and password 6) Select your learning groups using the “add to cart” buttons 7) Check out – you are all set! www.yc.edu/OLLI
Culinary Tour of Italy (9 days/8 nights)
June 2011 #ITAL2011
taly is one of the most recognized culinary regions in the world. Staples like Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, olive oils, Balsamic vinegars, Parma ham and many breads, meats, and wines are created there after centuries old traditions by true artisans. Every region of Italy has its own flavor and unique dishes based on locally grown and produced ingredients. Now Yavapai College gives you the opportunity to visit this amazing place and get back to the basics of fabulous cooking and eating more healthfully with natural ingredients. Travel with us to Italy and learn old world Italian cooking from expert chefs. Take private cooking lessons and tour kitchens in Bevagna, Tuscany, and Bologna. Taste wines in Chianti, olive oils in Florence, cheese and vinegars in Novellara and Parmigiano Reggio! If you love to cook or just eat, this is the only way to see Italy! Join us for a brief informational presentation at Yavapai College – Prescott campus on Saturday, November 13 at 10 am in Building 31, Room 105. Please RSVP to (928) 717-7755. Light refreshments will be served. No purchase required. Deposits will be accepted starting on Monday, November 15, at 8am. Space is limited. 14
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Catalina Island Getaway Fall 2010 days/2 nights) Nov 2-4, 2010 #110210 Edventures Trips (3 Did you know there is a tranquil island hideaway just off OLLI Members get 10% off!*
Edventures: We’re going places!
• Day trips to great locations around the state • Overnight trips • Journey abroad with Edventures International to see whales in Baja or a culinary tour of Italy Visit us online at www.yc.edu/edv for full trip descriptions, pricing, cancellation policies, and itineraries or call (928)717.7755 to request a catalog.
Verde Valley Railroad & Blazin’ M Ranch Fall Color Tour
Saturday, Oct 2, 2010 #100210 Ride on Verde Canyon Railroad from Clarkdale to the ghost ranch of Perkinsville and view wildlife and beautiful fall colors along the way. Expert narration in an openair gondola leaves passengers with a sense of history, archaeology, geology, wildlife and the Indian lore of the Verde Canyon. End your perfect day with a chuck wagonstyle dinner and Western show at the Blazin’ M Ranch! $179 per person (Includes transportation, train fare, guide, dinner and show.) Departs at 10 am.
Steam Boating Canyon Lake
Friday, Oct 22, 2010 #102210 Cruise secluded waterways and relax while you admire the breathtaking flora and fauna of the lower Sonoran desert and hear the legends and lore of the Superstition Mountains, home to bighorn sheep, coyote, deer, bobcats and mountain lions along with bald eagles, hawks, vultures and many other native avian species. Includes optional short nature hike. $129 per person (Includes transportation, box lunch, cruise, guide, admission.)
the coast of Southern California? “26 miles across the sea, Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me!” Catalina Island boasts spectacular scenery, fascinating history and relaxing and fun activities. Your excursion begins with a stop for lunch and a tour at the historic Mission Inn in Riverside, California before boarding your boat to the island. Once on the island, you’ll enjoy 2 tours of your choice, comfortable accommodations, and a relaxing good time. Round out your trip with lunch and tour of the world, famous HMS Queen Mary in Long Beach. $599 per person double occupancy/$100 single supplement (Includes ground transportation, RT boat fare from Long Beach to Avalon, lodging, choice of 2 island tours, two lunches, tours of Mission Inn and HMS Queen Mary.) No additional pickups available. Multi-day trips require a deposit at time of booking. Balance due in full 30 days prior to departure or if booking less than 30 days prior to departure. Dates Days Trip 10/1 1 Route 66 Rendevous 10/2 1 Verde Railroad & Blazin’ M Ranch 10/20, 11/13 1 Drive to the Bottom of the Grand 12/4 Canyon 10/9 1 2010: A Space Odyssey (Lowell Observatory) 10/16 1 Rafting the bottom of the Grand Canyon* 10/22 1 Steam-boating Canyon Lake 10/23 1 San Francisco Peaks 10/27-29 3 Tombstone & Bisbee: Ghosts of the Old West 10/30/10 1 Prescott Ghost Walk 11/2-11/5 4 Catalina Island Getaway 11/6/10 1 Hualapai Skywalk & Grand Canyon Caverns 11/11/10 1 Casa Grande Ruins & Pueblo Grande 11/12/10 1 Bagdad Mine Tour 12/3/10 1 Grand Canyon Railway - Polar Express Cancellation Policy: Cancel prior to seven days before start date, trip cost refunded less $10. Cancel after seven days before trip start date, trip cost refunded less $20.
*Discount excludes selected trips and international tours. (928) 717-7755 e www.yc.edu/edv
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Is getting to your OLLI learning group on campus a challenge because of a disability? For those who need assistance in finding appropriate parking and getting to your classroom, we offer the following information: Disability parking is located at the second floor level behind Buildings 3 and 4 and in parking lot M. You must have a disability permit to park in these areas. You may take the elevator in Buildings 2, 3 and 4 to the first floor level. If there are any other disability concerns or requests for accommodations, please do not hesitate to contact Disability Resources for assistance… 776-2079.
Published on Sep 27, 2010