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FALL 2021 Course Guide

Join us back on campus! OLLI at UAH is going back to campus this fall. Discover the joy of learning with fellow adults, 50+, through various in-person and virtual activities. Stay intellectually and socially active, while having lots of fun with our vibrant community of lifelong learners.

Save 20% When you sign up for 4 or more courses at once. | 256.824.6183

All About OLLI OLLI is a vibrant community of lifelong learners, age 50+, that offers members the opportunity to stay intellectually and socially active through courses, social activities, and bonus lectures. Courses are currently offered in-person and online, and cover a variety of interesting topics, which will enhance your knowledge and skills. Enjoy life, make friends, and Never Stop Learning with OLLI! Join this amazing community in the Greater Huntsville area! OLLI Members Debbie West and Bill Patrick

Fall term begins the week of September 13th*

From the OLLI Program Manager Dear OLLI at UAH Community, As we have faced challenging times this past year and a half, OLLI has continued to provide our members learning opportunities and social activities. We are grateful for your support during this time, and are excited to finally have you back on campus! Our courses, special events, and activities will be in-person as well as online. Check out the course guide to learn more about what we have planned for you this fall. Thank you to the Board of Directors, Curriculum Committee, and instructors for all their hard work on getting ready for the fall term. We cannot wait to see you all this fall! Ale Pacheco, OLLI at UAH Program Manager

*Courses have various start dates throughout term.

Table of Contents Schedule at a Glance....................................................... 1 Membership Benefits....................................................... 2 Membership and Course Registration............................. 3 Special Course.................................................................. 4 Monday – Friday Courses................................................. 5 Bonuses.......................................................................... 12 Special Events................................................................ 13 Guide to Google Classroom.......................................... 15 Instructors....................................................................... 16 Frequently Asked Questions.......................................... 19 Parking........................................................................... 21 Courses listed in this guide are offered in the spirit of academic freedom. OLLI at UAH does not endorse any creed, concept, service, or product that might be presented by the instructors.

Class Cancellation If a class is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances or instructor illness, all efforts will be made to reschedule the session for a later date.

UAH Campus Closed September 6, November 25 – 26, December 24 – 31


COVID-19 UPDATE Face coverings are required indoors on campus effective August 9. Visit for details. | | 256.824.6183

On the cover: Betty Koval, OLLI member since 2016, enjoys a novel on the UAH campus greenway. photo courtesy of michael mercier






8:30 – 10:00 am

8:30 – 10:00 am

8:30 – 10:00 am

8:30 – 10:00 am

8:30 – 10:00 am

A History of Cryptography

Fundamentals of Drawing

What Tree is That?

Computer Programming for Everyone

9/13 – 10/18 (6 sessions)

Accordion Book Making 9/13CANCELLED – 10/4 (4 sessions)

Opera: Verismo o Contemporary

9/13 – 11/1 (8 sessions) 9:00 – 10:15 am

9/15 – 10/20 (6 sessions)

9/14 – 10/19 (6 sessions)

German Stories — Intermediate & Advanced 10/26 – 11/4 (4 sessions)

The Joy of Drawing D Pencil Portraits ELLE

Fireside Chats with Authors

Conversational French

Topics in Law

9/14 – 10/19 (6 sessions)

Ancient Life in Alabama

10:30 am – noon World War I: The Theaters of War

Discovering Dark Matter & Dark Energy 9/16 – 10/21 (6 sessions)

Journey to Your Legacy

CANCELLED 9/16 – 10/7 (4 sessions)

Advanced Investment Strategies

Iceland — The Land of Fire & Ice

9/29 – 11/3 (6 sessions)

German for Travelers 9/13 – 10/18 (6 sessions)

Holiday DIY: Gifts & Decorations

9/20 – 10/18 (5 sessions)

Poetry Writing Workshop 9/27 – 11/1 (6 sessions)

Wild Places in Alabama

9/13 – 11/1 (8 sessions) 2:30 – 4:00 pm

1:15 – 2:45 pm Chinese Art History

9/16 – 10/7 (4 sessions) 12:00 – 1:15 pm

Beginning French

9/14 – 10/5 (4 sessions)

The Founders

9/14 – 11/2 (8 sessions) 1:30 – 2:45 pm

Folk Music, Part IV

9/14 – 11/2 (8 Sessions) 2:30 – 4:00 pm

1:15 – 2:45 pm

Nordic Walking

The "Rag-Tag Circus" in World War II

Fueling the Future — Energy Sources & Challenges for the Twenty First Century

9/15 – 10/6 (4 sessions)

9/16 – 10/21 (6 sessions)

Intro To Landscape Art

Spanish for Beginners

10/13 – 11/3 (4 sessions)

9/16 – 10/7 (4 sessions)

The GSM Experience in the United States

Exploring Social Issues Through Journalism & Film

3:15 – 4:45 pm

Handmade Cards & More

Mah Jongg for Fun

9/13 – 10/18 (6 sessions)

9/14 – 10/19 (6 sessions)

Absolute Beginning Bridge

Czech it Out! Concert Music of Eastern Europe 9/28 – 11/2 (6 sessions)

Writing Your Life Story

10/1 – 11/5 (6 sessions)

Bonus • 11:00 am

8/27 Sharing Our Stories & Preserving our Past: The USSRC 9/17 Adventures in Red Rock County 10/1 What Your Local Ballet Company Can Do for You! 10/22 Understanding the Homeless Crisis in Huntsville 10/29 New Orleans & Her Music

10/14 – 11/4 (4 sessions)

10/13 – 11/3 (4 sessions)

3:15 – 4:45 pm

3:15 – 4:45 pm

9/20 – 10/25 (6 sessions)

1:15 – 2:45 pm 9/15 – 10/6 (4 sessions)

9/28 – 11/2 (6 sessions)

9/17 – 10/15 (5 sessions)

Intro to Tai Chi

10:30 am – noon

9/14 – 11/2 (8 sessions)

1:15 – 2:45 pm

10/26 – 11/4 (4 sessions)

Dolly Parton: More Than a Cup Of Ambition

9/23 – 10/29 (6 sessions)

9/15 – 10/20 (6 sessions)

9/14 – 10/19 (6 sessions)

German Stories — Intermediate & Advanced Religious Diversity in a Pluralistic World

9/14 – 10/5 (4 sessions) 9:15 – 10:15 am

10:30 am – noon

10/4 – 11/1 (5 sessions)

9/15 – 10/6 (4 sessions)

Brain Dance

10:30 am – noon

NC (5 sessions) 9/13 – 10/11 CA

The Psychology of Beauty, Creativity, & Aesthetics

9/16 – 10/7 (4 sessions)

3:15– 4:45 pm

Socrates Cafe

Gentle, Mindful Yoga

9/15 – 10/13 (5 sessions)

10/7 – 11/4 (5 sessions) 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Beginning German

9/29 – 11/3 (6 sessions)

How's Your Habitat?


Intro to Tai Chi

9/16 – 10/21 (6 sessions)

9/29 – 11/3 (6 sessions)

ICON KEY Fall courses are on campus unless indicated by the icons below: Courses offered online and on campus. Courses offered online only.

9/27 – 11/1 (6 sessions)

5:15 – 6:45 pm

5:15 – 6:45 pm

5:15 – 6:45 pm

5:15 – 6:45 pm

Appreciating the Art D of Craft BeerLE

Breath-Centered Yoga

Crocheting for Beginners

Let's Dance Cha Cha!


E(6 sessions) 9/13 – 10/18 NCpm 5:30 –A7:00 C

9/14 – 10/5 (4 sessions) 5:15 – 6:15 pm

9/29 – 10/27 (5 sessions)

Intro of Film Studies

CANCELLED 9/16 – 10/7 (4 sessions) 5:15 – 6:15 pm

10/12 – 11/2 (4 sessions)

Shakespeare Theatre Workshop

Shakespeare for Lovers & Haters

Learn, Rehearse, Perform

9/3 – 9/10 (not meeting on 9/6) 5:15 – 7:00 pm • 5 sessions

9/3 – 9/10 (not meeting on 9/6) 3:00 – 4:30 pm • 5 sessions

Shakespeare Reading Platform Performance I


Shakespeare Reading Platform Performance II 11/8 – 11/12 • 2:00 – 6:30 pm (includes dinner break) • 5 sessions

Final Performance

Saturday, November 13, 2021 Location and time TBD 1

Join OLLI Explore the joys of lifelong learning with OLLI at UAH. Become a part of this wonderful community of adults 50+, which provides intellectual, social, travel, and cultural experiences just for you! Connect with other members in a relaxed and stimulating environment either in-person or online. Get to participate in course collaborations with other OLLIs in the state of Alabama. Find your place with OLLI at UAH where learning never stops!

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Term Registration Fees OLLI Fall 2021 tuition is $20 plus the per course fee. Course fees vary. See page 3. Members who sign up for four or more courses at once will get a 20% discount per course.* *The discount will be applied in your cart once four or more courses have been entered. Discount is only available if you sign up for four or more courses at once. Discount will not be applied to special courses, supply fees, or term tuition.

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$35 A History of Cryptography register for 4 $35 Absolute Beginning Bridge or more term -----------CANCELLED ------------$25 Accordion Book Making courses at $35 Advanced Investment Strategies once. $35 Ancient Life in Alabama -----------CANCELLED ------------$35 Appreciating the Art of Craft Beer $25 Beginning French $35 Beginning German $25 Brain Dance $25 Breath-Centered Yoga $35 Chinese Art History: East Meets West – Live Virtual $35 Chinese Art History: East Meets West – Campus $35 Computer Programming for Everyone – Live Virtual $35 Computer Programming for Everyone – Campus $30 Conversational French $30 Crocheting for Beginners $35 Czech it Out! Concert Music of Eastern Europe $35 Discovering Dark Matter and Dark Energy $30 Dolly Parton: Cup Of Ambition – Live Virtual $30 Dolly Parton: Cup Of Ambition – Campus $25 Exploring Social Issues – Journalism/Film – Live Virtual $25 Exploring Social Issues – Journalism/Film – Campus $35 Fireside Chats with Authors $35 Founders: Famous and Forgotten $35 Fueling the Future ... for the Twenty-First Century $35 Fundamentals of Drawing $30 Gentle, Mindful Yoga $35 German for Travelers $25 German Stories for Intermediate & Adv. Learners $25 GSM Experience in the United States – Live Virtual $25 GSM Experience in the United States – Campus $35 Handmade Birthday Cards and More $30 Holiday DIY: Gifts and Decorations $35 How'sCANCELLED Your Habitat? -----------------------$25 Iceland — The Land of Fire and Ice $35 Intro to Tai Chi – Wednesday $35 Intro to Tai Chi – Friday $25 Introduction of Film Studies $25 Introduction To Landscape Art -----------CANCELLED ------------$25 Journey to Your Legacy -----------$30 Joy ofCANCELLED Drawing Pencil------------Portraits $25 Let's CANCELLED Dance Cha Cha!-----------------------$35 Mah Jongg for Fun $25 Nordic Walking for Outdoor Leisure $35 Opera: Verismo o Contemporary – 1900 to 2020 $35 Poetry Writing Workshop for Fun $25 Psychology of Beauty, Creativity, Aesthetics – Live Virtual $25 Psychology of Beauty, Creativity, Aesthetics – Campus $25 "Rag-Tag Circus" in World War II $35 Religious Diversity in a Pluralistic World – Live Virtual $35 Religious Diversity in a Pluralistic World – Campus $30 Socrates Cafe $25 Spanish for Beginners $35 Topics in Law $25 What Tree is That? $35 Whatever Happened to Folk Music, Part IV $35 Wild Places in Alabama $35 World War I: The Theaters of War – Live Virtual $35 World War I: The Theaters of War – Campus $35 Writing Your Life Story

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Meet us after hours to attend OLLI After Five courses. Join us for courses that meet twice a week. Attend courses on the UAH campus. Interact with peers and actively participate with others. Combine the convenience of online with the interaction of peers on campus. Interact with fellow participants from the comfort of your home through Zoom. Join instructors and peers online using Zoom.

Follow us off campus for courses located at other venues. Attend OLLI Alabama Shares Courses taught by OLLI at The University of Alabama. Attend OLLI Alabama Shares Courses taught by OLLI at Auburn University.

Fall 2021 Open House TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2021 10:00 am – noon | Wilson Hall Lobby Get ready for the fall term and come back to campus! Enjoy the company of fellow OLLI members, meet new members, learn more about the courses, and register for the term. • • •

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Shakespeare Theatre Workshop All the world’s a stage! Explore your creative side learning and performing Shakespeare with this three-part workshop. The workshop will begin with Shakespeare for Lovers and Haters where members will study classical verse and rhythm in monologues, scenes, and soliloquies. Apply what you learned by performing in a novice version of a reader’s theatre platform. Members will carry a script and have minimal stylized movement. Practice makes perfect, right? Members can rehearse on their own throughout the term. Return November 8th for final rehearsals to prepare for the OLLI at UAH Company performance for family, friends, and fellow members. No prior theatre or performance experience necessary. Members are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing for all classes/ rehearsals, bringing your willingness to learn and your humor. SCHEDULE – *Course fee covers all classes. PREVIEW Shakespeare for Lovers and Haters 9/3 – 9/10 (not meeting on 9/6) • 3:00 – 4:30 pm • 5 sessions PREVIEW Shakespeare Reading Platform Performance I 9/3 – 9/10 (not meeting on 9/6) • 5:15 – 7:00 pm • 5 sessions PREVIEW Shakespeare Reading Platform Performance II 11/8 – 11/12 • 2:00 – 6:30 pm (includes dinner break) • 5 sessions

Final Performance Saturday, November 13, 2021 • Location and time TBD S Guthrie




Conversational French

10/4 – 11/1 • M • 10:30 am – noon • 5 sessions

Computer Programming for Everyone

9/13 – 10/18 • M • 8:30 – 10:00 am • 6 sessions

Want to learn to write simple software programs yourself? Or write a lunar lander simulator or casino games on your laptop? Then, join us to go through a survey of programming languages and language constructs common to all programming languages with a focused look at the Python language and some of the things you can do with programming in your spare time. No prior programming experience required. NEW!

J Delmas • $35

Accordion Book Making


9/13 – 10/4 • M • 8:30 – 10:00 am • 4 sessions

Discover a new way of recording your memories! Join us to create an accordion style book with mixed media and some fun and creative additions. Get to work on each page of your accordion book at each session and finish it by the last one. This is another way to do art journaling, but with a twist! A list of supplies will be provided before the first session. NEW!




Develop fluency in oral communication and pronunciation with dialogues on specific topics, as well as basic phrases and expressions. Conversations will be based on the news and daily life topics using articles in magazines, newspapers, etc. Also, members will get to present a topic for discussion at each session. T Prescott • $30

German for Travelers 9/13 – 10/18 • M • 1:15 – 2:45 pm • 6 sessions

Have you ever wanted to travel to German speaking Europe and speak the language? Enhance your basic German communication skills by learning how to ask for directions, order food, find places, and introduce yourself in German-speaking countries. Have a look inside their customs, culture, and traditions, so you can enhance your experience when you visit these countries. NEW!

C French • $35 • Text: German Survival Guide

Holiday DIY: Gifts and Decorations 9/20 – 10/18 • M • 1:15 – 2:45 pm • 5 sessions

Let's get festive! Learn how to make different art projects and crafts to get you ready for the holiday season in a fun and relaxed environment. A wide variety of craft ideas will be presented and even completed at each session. Several guest presenters will guide and show you how to make candy gifts, garland trees, unique wrapping and tag ideas, or even interest you in starting a new hobby! A supplies list will be provided before each session. NEW!

M Yother • $25

Opera: Verismo o Contemporary – 1900 to 2020 9/13 – 11/1 • M • 9:00 – 10:15 am • 8 sessions

True to life opera comes alive through this course! See and listen to operas composed between 1900 and the present which include the English language, familiar topics, and current affairs. E Aversa • $35 | Register through 9/3 OLLI Alabama Shares – The University of Alabama

The Joy of Drawing Pencil Portraits

J Reville • $30


9/13 – 10/11 • M • 10:30 am – noon • 5 sessions

Want to draw a nose that looks like a nose? Ready for a fun and easy beginner class where you'll be delighted with lifelike results? Discover how to draw realistic-looking portraits of your friends and loved ones. Step-by-step demonstrations by your instructor, samples from the textbook, and YouTube videos will guide you along the way. Some supplies will be provided and an additional list of materials will be given prior to the first session.




D Wilson • $30 Text: How to Draw Lifelike Portraits from Photographs

Poetry Writing Workshop for Fun 9/27 – 11/1 • M • 1:15 – 2:45 pm • 6 sessions

Poetry writing is a wonderful adventure, allowing writers to indulge in wild loops of imagination and satisfy some of their deepest yearnings for pattern, mystery, and coherence in their lives. Those already writing poems will learn to do so more skillfully, while those not yet writing can get started. Learn about poetic forms and traditions, write poems, and "studio" your work. Gain a deeper understanding and love of poetry while having fun! M Morphew • $35 5

Wild Places in Alabama 9/13 – 11/1 • M • 2:30 – 4:00 pm • 8 sessions

Learn about the history of the Wilderness and the Wild & Scenic Rivers Acts and their Alabama lands. Dive into the origins and history of national park and wildlife refuge lands in Alabama, the Forever Wild Program, and the lands it has purchased. C Carr • $35 | Register through 9/3 OLLI Alabama Shares – Auburn University

Handmade Birthday Cards and More 9/13 – 10/18 • M • 3:15 – 4:45 pm • 6 sessions

Learn how to create greeting cards to give to your friends and loved ones. Improve your skills in card making by learning new techniques for using crafting tools and supplies to create, fold, embellish, and emboss handmade cards. A supply list will be provided prior to the first session. J Stull • $35


Absolute Beginning Bridge

9/20 – 10/25 • M • 3:15 – 4:45 pm • 6 sessions

An opportunity for absolute beginners to learn to play the world’s most popular card game. Have fun while you stimulate your mind in a relaxed, congenial, social environment. Designed especially for the true beginner, you’ll learn the basics of the game and become ready to play with friends and relatives. The text, Bidding in the 21st Century, will be provided complimentary. This course is ideal for individuals with no or very limited knowledge of the game. B Darnall • $35 Text: Bidding in the 21st Century


Writing Your Life Story

9/27 – 11/1 • M • 3:15 – 4:45 pm • 6 sessions

Each person's life is unique. No one can fully write about you except you. Do you have questions you wish you had asked your grandparents? Writing your life story is a way of providing answers for younger generations, or it can be used to personally reflect on past events. Each session will focus on a different aspect of writing your story, from putting words on paper to publishing. Memory prompts, a list of reference books, and other resources will be provided. Members are encouraged to share segments of their stories in class and will receive feedback if requested. Y Simms • $35

Appreciating the Art of Craft Beer 9/13 – 10/18 • M • 5:30 – 7:00 pm • 6 sessions


Are you interested in understanding more about craft beer? If so, this class is for you as we sample and learn about craft beer. The instructor, a local beer aficionado, will lead you through educational and entertaining classes where you will learn about the different beer styles and get a historical perspective of beer through the ages. Throughout each session, get to taste five different beers in an informal, interactive context. The course will be held at Yellowhammer Brewery and there will be an additional charge for the beer samples.



B Sherman • $35

TUESDAY A History of Cryptography 9/14 – 10/19 • T • 8:30 – 10:00 am • 6 sessions

Discover the oftentimes spectacular ingenuity of cryptographers and cryptanalysts in a historical context that begins in Mesopotamia around 5,000 years ago and continues to the present day. In parallel with learning the historical arc of cryptography, learn how codes and ciphers are actually created. At each session, get to make and break various types of manual codes and ciphers so that you can get a more thorough understanding of this somewhat arcane field. S Witt • $35

German Stories for Intermediate and Advanced Learners 10/26 – 11/4 • T & Th • 8:30 – 10:00 am • 4 sessions

Enhance your knowledge in this fascinating language by discussing and exploring contemporary German literature with the textbook Intermediate German Short Stories. Learn about German culture and dialects, while staying engaged through storytelling. NEW!

L Medenbach • $25 Text: Intermediate German Short Stories 6



The Brain Dance

9/14 – 10/5 • T • 9:15 – 10:15 am • 4 sessions

Developed by kinesthetic expert, Anne Green Gilbert, The Brain Dance is a movement series composed of 8 developmental patterns healthy human beings naturally move through in the first year of life. Cycling through these patterns at any age has been found to be beneficial for the central nervous system. Increase your focus, balance, core strength, body awareness, and general coordination with relaxing music, releasing stress and improving your breathing and body/mind connection. Please wear comfortable clothing. The course will be held at Huntsville Ballet Studio. C Curry • $25

Fireside Chats with Authors 9/14 – 10/19 • T • 10:30 am – noon • 6 sessions

Do you love to read? Here is your chance to ask real authors about their books! Each week local and best selling authors will video conference or visit the class to discuss their careers and literary choices. Many of the authors are mostly historical fiction writers, so come and learn about their research, their history, and more!

Chinese Art History: East Meets West 9/28 – 11/2 • T • 1:15 – 2:45 pm • 6 sessions

Discover the beauty of Asian art by starting with the artistic expressions and influences of Ancient China. Learn the similarities and differences between their art and the European and American art forms while looking at new perspectives, culture, and techniques. NEW!

D West • $35

Beginning French 9/14 – 10/5 • T • 1:15 – 2:45 pm • 4 sessions

Do you want to learn useful, basic French or brush up on skills you learned long ago? Let's begin with bonjour and progress to talking about our families, ordering food and drink, making arrangements, and buying tickets for various forms of transportation. Work on your pronunciation while actively speaking the language in a very encouraging, relaxed atmosphere. V Earnest • $25 • Text: 15-Minute French

B Koval • $35

Topics in Law 9/14 – 10/19 • T • 10:30 am – noon • 6 sessions

Participate in the discussion of various and current legal issues, such as the George Floyd and Black Lives Matter demonstrations that took place at Madison County's Courthouse last summer. Thought-provoking presentations will be shown from the internet and DVDs to set the stage for active classroom discussion. B Robertson • $35

Ancient Life in Alabama 9/14 – 11/2 • T • 10:30 am – noon • 8 sessions

Discover the history of paleontology in the world and Alabama, highlighting the key people and fossils that advanced understanding of Deep Time, and life on Earth. Alabama fossils will be displayed in class along with images and graphics. Deutsch & Martin • $35 | Register through 9/3 OLLI Alabama Shares – Auburn University

OLLI Member Interest Groups (MIGs) The Perfect Complement to Classes OLLI MIGs share a mutual interest and meet outside the typical classroom. Members decide when and where to meet. Dining Out Contact: Let's Play Bridge Contact:

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The Founders: Famous and Forgotten 9/14 – 11/2 • T • 1:30 – 2:45 PM • 8 sessions

There is no universal agreement as to how many individuals are classified as America's Founders. Some of the Founders are so obvious and so famous as to be known by most literate Americans. Others may have been recognized as such in the 18th century but have become somewhat forgotten in today's world. Discuss the famous as well as some forgotten individuals whose unparalleled exploits were so remarkable as to make them all deserving to be known as American Founders. R Rhone • $35 | Register through 9/3 OLLI Alabama Shares – The University of Alabama

Whatever Happened to Folk Music, Part IV 9/14 – 11/2 • T • 2:30 – 4:00 pm • 8 Sessions

Explore the origins and evolution of American folk and roots music. Learn through numerous audio and audiovisual examples of songs that range from centuriesold British ballads, to popular songs during the so-called “folk music revival,” to songs released in the last 10-20 years, best classified as “Americana.” Discover the folk music of African Americans and discuss how this music was separated commercially from Anglo-American folk music. M Reinke • $35 | Register through 9/3 OLLI Alabama Shares – Auburn University

Mah Jongg for Fun 9/14 – 10/19 • T • 3:15 – 4:45 pm • 6 sessions

Learn the basics of American Mah Jongg: a tile-based game of 4 players that has gained popularity in the past years. Receive instruction for half the class time and play guided games for the other half. You will receive handouts on the basics and by the 6th week pick up some winning strategies. Don't miss out on learning this skill and luckbased game! Game tiles will be provided at each session. NEW!

J Tedrow • $35

Anton Reicha

Leoš Janáček

Bohuslav Martinů

Czech it Out! Concert Music of Eastern Europe 9/28 – 11/2 • T • 3:15 – 4:45 pm • 6 sessions

There are a large and enjoyable number of concert works by composers from Eastern Europe that are, unfortunately, largely unknown in this country. Most concert-goers are familiar with Smetana's "The Moldau"; but what about the other 5 tone poems he wrote that also belong to his cycle "My Fatherland"? How about works by Anton Reicha, Leoš Janáček, Josef Suk , or Bohuslav Martinů? Come and learn about these concerts and more while expanding your musical taste! NEW!

Dr. D Hornstein • $35

Breath-Centered Yoga 9/14 – 10/5 • T • 5:15 – 6:15 pm • 4 sessions


Work on uniting your breath with movement in an adaptable environment to everyone's unique body. At each session, explore a different theme that helps connect mind and body. This course will be suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. All props are provided, but members are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat, blanket or towel, and wear comfortable clothing. R Frank • $25

Introduction of Film Studies


10/12 – 11/2 • T • 5:15 – 6:45 pm • 4 sessions

Discover the ins and outs of filmmaking. What processes and elements do filmmakers use? Look at a variety of films to discover the answers to these questions and enjoy film as an art and entertainment form. Breakdown themes, concepts, and skills required to convey a compelling story in the movie making world. NEW!

D Townsend • $25



Nordic Walking for Outdoor Leisure 9/15 – 10/6 • W • 1:15 – 2:45 pm • 4 sessions

Ready to walk it out? Nordic walking helps activate your muscles while burning calories, boosting circulation, and improving your overall health. Learn the interesting history of this Finnish-originated walk, the benefits, and how to effectively do Nordic walking while enjoying the beautiful outdoor areas on campus. Walking poles will be provided. NEW!

The Fundamentals of Drawing 9/15 – 10/20 • W • 8:30 – 10:00 am • 6 sessions

Do you want to draw, but not sure how to start? Learn the basic principles of drawing, how to use values, different elements and composition. Improve your drawing and develop an understanding of any subject you are trying to capture on paper. Whether you are a beginner or have previous experience, join us to discover the beautiful art of drawing. A list of supplies will be provided prior to the first class. N Rogers • $35

The Psychology of Beauty, Creativity, & Aesthetics PREVIEW

9/15 – 10/6 • W • 8:30 – 10:00 am • 4 sessions

How and why are some things, both natural and created, beautiful to us? How do we account for creativity and creative genius? Why and how is it we derive pleasure from creations? Join us as we blend the results of social science and examples of artistic expression to delve into the puzzle of appreciation of the arts and our attraction to what is beautiful. This will not be a "hands on" course about how to create art, but may deepen your appreciation for those who do. NEW!

C Watts • $25

The "Rag-Tag Circus" in World War II 9/15 – 10/6 • W • 1:15 – 2:45 pm • 4 sessions

Learn about the once poorly thought of unit that prevailed and became elite as presented by the son of a survivor. The Rag-Tag Circus (329th Infantry Regiment) was an ordinary infantry regiment in an average infantry division in World War II. How did they organize, train, and deploy? Follow their battles in Normandy, Brittany, and the Loire. Learn their actions along the Siegfried Line, the Hürtgen Forest, and the Battle of the Bulge, culminating in the race across Germany that earned them their nickname. NEW!

Dr. J Scales • $25

Dr. W Confer • $25

World War I: The Theaters of War 9/15 – 10/20 • W • 10:30 am – noon • 6 sessions

World War I was truly the first great global conflict. We all know about the slaughter along the Western Front, but did you know this war was also contested in Africa? In China and the Pacific? The Middle East? Learn about all of the fronts, forces engaged, and perhaps, gain a better understanding of how the global politics that affect us even today were determined by an assassin's bullet in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. NEW!

Mason & Lee • $35

Advanced Investment Strategies 9/29 – 11/3 • W • 10:30 am – noon • 6 sessions

Do you wish you had a better understanding of your investment options? Join your instructor, a financial planner, as she teaches you strategies to help you reach your goals in the current investment environment. Learn how to plan for your family's future, protect what you worked for, and pass on your legacy. L Simmons • $35

The GSM Experience in the United States 10/13 – 11/3 • W • 1:15 – 2:45 pm • 4 sessions

Learn about the shifting concepts and practices of gender and sexual deviance in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Explore key historical moments within the US including the mental health classifications of Gender and Sexual Minorities (GSM), the Stonewall Riot, the AIDS crisis of the 80s, and the Obergefell vs Hodges supreme court decision. Members will be provided the perspective of GSM life as it relates to the struggles of heteronormativity and systemic oppression. Understand the construction, expression, and representation of sexuality-based identities. An overview of the influence of social justice on popular culture in relation to art, film, television, music, and cultural norms will allow you to better understand the GSM community. NEW!

Greene, Townsend, & Shelton• $25


Crocheting for Beginners 9/29 – 10/27 • W • 5:15 – 6:45 pm • 5 sessions


Discover the wonderful craft of crochet. Learn basic stitches to make your own creations. Start with easy projects such as washcloths, circular or rectangular rugs, potholders, and hats, guided by the instructor and progress to more interesting patterns. A supply list will be provided before the first session. NEW!

J Brost • $30


Introduction To Landscape Art

10/13 – 11/3 • W • 1:15 – 2:45 pm • 4 sessions

Dive into the world of your favorite landscapes! Begin with freestyle sketching and move to wet mediums. Learn to use pastels, watercolor, and oil paints to transform favorite landscapes into works of art! A supplies list will be given prior to the first class. Gain confidence in your art, regardless of medium! E Miller • $25

Socrates Cafe 9/15 – 10/13 • W • 3:15 – 4:45 pm • 5 sessions

Challenge yourself to think about past and current issues in the world following a forum setting and guidelines. In a welcoming environment, find a group of individuals from all walks of life, nationalities, religions, political views, and genders. Discuss what is on your mind, from something on the news that day to general topics of interest, using class generated questions. We want to discuss hot topics and listen to all viewpoints. Dr. P Patrick • $30

Beginning German 9/29 – 11/3 • W • 3:15 – 4:45 pm • 6 sessions

Study basic German vocabulary, grammar, and conversational skills. Each session will incorporate vocabulary and grammar as well as understanding and reproducing the spoken language. Course begins with Chapters 1 – 5 of the text but will be adjusted according to student understanding and progress. J Schweinsberg • $35 Text: German Made Simple

THURSDAY What Tree is That? Identifying and Caring for Your Trees 9/16 – 10/7 • Th • 8:30 – 10:00 am • 4 sessions

Learn some basic guidelines for identifying common trees and general principles of tree care, including tree selection and planting, pruning, and other common maintenance practices. Each session will start in the classroom with a brief discussion and lecture, then members will visit trees near Wilson Hall to identify several tree species. All trees are within 250 yards of Wilson Hall – wear comfortable walking shoes and be dressed for the weather. NEW!

C Stuhlinger • $25

Religious Diversity in a Pluralistic World 9/23 – 10/29 • Th • 8:30 – 10:00 am • 6 sessions

Explore ways to understand and appreciate religious differences in today’s increasingly connected yet diverse world. Religion in human history is the foundation for politics, economics, and personal morals. Study the meaning and importance of divinity and religious diversity in contemporary life, discussing how to respect differences and celebrate similarities. A local rabbi, the Huntsville Islamic Center, and a professional in religious studies will participate as guests to further discuss these topics. NEW!

R Brooks • $35

Discovering Dark Matter and Dark Energy 9/16 – 10/21 • Th • 10:30 am – noon • 6 sessions

Expand your knowledge on the cosmological and astronomical background of dark matter and dark energy. Based on the Great Courses lectures, together with instructorled discussions, learn about the discoveries and properties of dark matter, which dominates the matter in the universe and dark energy, and which is accelerating the expansion of the universe. NEW!

Intro to Tai Chi 9/29 – 11/3 • W • 3:15 – 4:45 pm • 6 sessions

Learn the movement and basic principles of Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan! Induce relaxation, reduce stress, increase strength, and foster concentration with powerful moving meditation. Coordinate the mind and body by developing balance and cultivating internal energy. Tai Chi is appropriate for all individuals capable of standing independently who want to improve their balance with slow, gentle movements. J Pang • $35 10

Dr. J Fix • $35

Journey to Your Legacy


9/16 – 10/7 • Th • 10:30 am – noon • 4 sessions

Have you ever wondered what would happen to your legacy once you are gone? You don’t have to wonder anymore! Learn more about the simple documents, such as wills and trusts that can ensure you and your family are prepared for whatever life may throw at you. Gain a deeper knowledge on what is required to ensure that your loved ones are protected and that your legacy is secure. NEW!



Alexander & Stiltner • $25

Fueling the Future — Energy Sources and Challenges for the Twenty-First Century 9/16 – 10/21 • Th • 1:15 – 2:45 pm • 6 sessions

Energy is humanity's most important resource. It drives the story of civilization. Our insatiable hunger for more and cheaper energy has pushed us to the edge of a global crisis. Solutions are essential to avoid continuing environmental disasters, geopolitical struggles, and destructive climate impacts. Learn a brief history of energy sources, usage levels, and trends followed by a focus on the opportunities and challenges associated with new and evolving energy sources. Topics include advanced fossil fuel technologies, renewable sources, nuclear energy, and energy storage methods. NEW!

Iceland — The Land of Fire and Ice 9/16 – 10/7 • Th • 12:00 – 1:15 PM • 4 sessions

Join us for a fun and interactive exploration on the majestic island of Iceland. Learn about Iceland’s history, economy, geography, and geology over the past 100 years. Experience how the Land of Fire and Ice continues to evolve as a society with various guest speakers from Iceland and the US including a live Q & A from Iceland. Explore how Iceland innovated its way to energy independence and now makes 99% of all the country’s energy from renewable resources. A Davolos • $25 | Register through 9/3 OLLI Alabama Shares – The University of Alabama

Spanish for Beginners 9/16 – 10/7 • Th • 1:15 – 2:45 pm • 4 sessions

Have fun while learning one of the most used languages in the world! Join us to learn the basics of this beautiful language. Emphasize on everyday greetings and phrases, pronunciation of alphabet, numbers, days of the week, months, and some basic grammar. Y Nuckels • $25

Barron & Janssen • $35 Text: Power Trip – The Story of Energy (Optional)


Gentle, Mindful Yoga

10/7 – 11/4 • Th • 3:00 – 4:00 pm • 5 sessions

Learn yoga poses and gentle movements to promote healthy aging in the physical body restoring flexibility, balance, and joint mobility. Yoga breathwork and meditation techniques will be included to support relaxation and improve mental focus. Please wear comfortable clothing that will not restrict movements and bring your own yoga mat or towel. P Tejes • $30

Exploring Social Issues Through Journalism and Film PREVIEW

10/14 – 11/4 • Th • 1:15 – 2:45 pm • 4 sessions

Using some of the best recent magazine and newspaper articles, as well as documentaries and feature films, focus on discussing a variety of social issues and social problems that currently affect and have affected our world. Through thoughtful conversations with fellow OLLI members, do not miss out on the opportunity to delve into important issues that have made an impact in our society. NEW!

S Keiser • $25


How's Your Habitat?

9/16 – 10/21 • Th • 3:15 – 4:45 pm • 6 sessions


Discover the ecological principles about microenvironments, home landscapes, and how to sustain a natural balance in your yard. Learn how you can improve the outlook for a better local ecology and why we should spread the word about doing so. NEW!



S Webb • $35

Let's Dance Cha Cha!


9/16 – 10/7 • Th • 5:15 – 6:15 pm • 4 sessions

Save 20% When you register for 4 or more term courses at once.


It is never too late to dance! Learn several figures and "cha cha cha" step to a variety of music. Discover the beauty in this rhythmic and lively Latin dance. Have fun with ballroom dancing no matter what your level of dance experience is! No partner is needed.





T Romine • $25


FRIDAY Dolly Parton: More Than a Cup O f Ambition PREVIEW

9/17 – 10/15 • F • 8:30 – 10:00 am • 5 sessions

Who ends a business deal with a song? Singer, songwriter, actor, humanitarian, and entrepreneur, Dolly Parton, has proven she has talent, intelligence, personality, and a heart as big as her hair. Revisit your favorite stories and songs as you explore the depths of this tiny bundle of energy from the hills of Tennessee. NEW!

Intro to Tai Chi 10/1 – 11/5 • F • 8:30 – 10:00 am • 6 sessions

Learn the movement and basic principles of Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan! Induce relaxation, reduce stress, increase strength, and foster concentration with powerful moving meditation. Coordinate the mind and body by developing balance and cultivating internal energy. Tai Chi is appropriate for all individuals capable of standing. J Pang • $35

N Darnall • $30

BONUSES − Friday • 11:00 am


SEP 17

AUG 27

Join our bonus lectures in-person or online to delve into new topics provided by excellent guest speakers as they share their experiences and knowledge. Bonuses are complimentary in your membership.*

Sharing Our Stories & Preserving Our Past: The U.S. Space & Rocket Center Joseph Vick, Director of Museum Education and Outreach of US Space & Rocket Center

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Join us to learn more about the shining beacon of Rocket City! Learn about the 363 feet tall Saturn V Moon Rocket which is a testament to humankind's ability to dream big and accomplish lofty goals! Just as the Apollo 11 Moon landing was a major goal and mission led by Dr. von Braun, so was the creation of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, so come to discover its history, activities, and more!

Adventures in Red Rock Country Barbara Staggs, Award-Winning Photographer and World Traveler Join us on a back-country adventure in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. Explore water sculpted canyons, soaring sandstone arches, and otherworldly landscapes through pictures of an award-winning photographer. Discover the beauty captured while trekking through streams, hiking up red rock formations, and taking 4WE excursions into some of the most remote areas of the American West.

Dance in the Community: What Your Local Ballet Company Can Do for You! Cathy Curry, Huntsville Ballet Director of Outreach and Education Explore the educational programs, classes, and performances offered by Huntsville Ballet Company (HBC) that enrich the Huntsville community. Learn the background and history of ballet and discuss this beautiful art with HBC dancers and the education director. Get to see demonstrations by professional dancers!

OCT 29

OCT 22

Without a Home: Understanding the Homeless Crisis in Huntsville Jennifer Geist, First Stop Executive Director Homelessness is a burgeoning social and economic challenge for many cities across the country today and Huntsville is no exception. Learn about First Stop, a Huntsville-based, non-profit agency serving the needs of the homeless population in North Alabama, with a mission to help individuals exit out of homelessness. Delve into the complex and dynamic factors that result in growing numbers of homeless persons in our region. Also, learn about the efforts of volunteers, social organizations, and governmental entities providing recovery, job-training, coaching, and comfort to the temporarily and chronically affected persons.

New Orleans and Her Music: The Early Days Dr. Connie Atkinson, Professor Emeritus of the University of New Orleans Almost from its beginning, the city of New Orleans has been associated with music and dancing, resulting in an international reputation for music and making it a destination for many Alabamians for over two centuries. Join us to learn the contrasts of music in New Orleans with much of the Anglo South. Through stories and examples, discover how this contrasting development happened and why, for many of us, New Orleans remains a “Land of Dreams.” Membership Required for Participation

* Members who sign up to attend online will receive Zoom link one business day prior to event.


Delight in joining fellow OLLI members in various social and cultural events either online or in-person.* Sign up to participate:

Fall Open House • 8/10 • T • 10:00 am Enjoy this opportunity to gather on campus with fellow OLLI members, friends, and family. Learn about offered courses with discipline chairs and instructors. We will also have some door prizes! Membership NOT required for participation.

Coffee Chats: Scattergories • 10/15 • F • 11:00 am • In-Person & Online Bring on your creative side as you name objects within a set of categories in a short period of time! Shakespeare Performance by OLLI members • 11/13

Popcorn & A Movie: Lion • 9/3 • F • 10:30 am Witness the story of Saroo, a five year old that gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India. Discover how he learns to survive alone before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories and using Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally returns to his first home.

Join OLLI fellow members as they recite Shakespeare and perform what they have learned in the special course Shakespeare for Lovers and Haters. Popcorn & A Movie: Woman in Gold 11/19 • F • 10:30 am

Coffee Chats: Trivia • 9/27 • F • 11:00 am • In-Person & Online Test your knowledge on interesting facts in many subjects while enjoying time with fellow OLLI members. The game will be played individually.

Sixty years after fleeing Vienna, Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish woman, attempts to reclaim family possessions that were seized by the Nazis. Among them is a famous portrait of Maria's beloved Aunt Adele: Gustave Klimt's "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I." Follow Maria's lengthy legal battle to recover this painting and several others, as it will not be easy, for Austria considers them national treasures.

Coffee Chats: Bingo • 10/8 • F • 11:00 am • In-Person Join us to play the game of chance! Game cards will be provided to each member.


Membership Required for Participation | * Members signed up to attend online will receive Zoom link one business day prior to event.


11:00 AM Wild Places in Alabama with Bill Deutsch. Presented by OLLI at Auburn University.

Friday, August 20 | SSB 112 Join us for a series of speakers throughout the day starting with a breakfast hosted on the UAH campus. 9:00 AM OLLI Alabama Day Proclamation with Mayor Tommy Battle followed by Ulysses S. Grant, The Man Behind the Uniform with a live portrayal by Dr. Curt Fields. Presented by OLLI at UAH. (Breakfast will be served for members attending in-person. Members can also join online through Zoom). To find more details and register for the event visit:

12:30 PM The Osher Foundation Overview with Kelly Jane Rosenblatt.

2:00 PM Sitting with Elephants with Ron Dukel. Presented by OLLI at The University of Alabama.


scholarship fund The OLLI at UAH scholarship was established over 15 years ago to award one or more deserving full-time students funds to cover the cost of tuition, fees, or other education expenses. Your generous donations help provide a path to a bright future.

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Two New Degree Programs Available!

coming soon:

Bachelor's in Professional Studies

Bachelor's in Engineering Technology*

UAH created the Bachelor's in Professional Studies (BPS), an interdisciplinary degree, for students who are dedicated to reaching their educational goals while maintaining full lives.

The Bachelor's in Engineering Technology provides a new path into the engineering field. It is built on a base of mathematics and science, but takes an applications-based approach instead of a theoretical approach.

Choose from five concentrations:

How Engineering and Engineering Technology programs differ:

• Engineering Technology • Leadership Strategies & Dynamics • Technology, Science & Society • Organizational Studies • General Studies

The next start dates are August 18th & October 11th. Apply today!

• Engineering programs include more math and higher level math than technology programs. • Engineering programs focus on theory, while technology programs focus on application. • Engineers spend their time planning while technologists spend their time making plans work. *Pending a SACSCOC approval.

Transfer previous credits for up to 75% of your degree including up to 34 hours of technical credits.

Take courses online, campus, or a combination of both. Flexible formats accommodate your schedule.

CONTACT US TODAY! 256.824.6673 | 14


Taking LIVE Virtual or Online courses?

This fall, OLLI at UAH will continue to implement Google Classroom. This Learning Management System will allow students and instructors to communicate and share handouts, presentations, and videos outside regular class time. Members will be able to access it through their Gmail account.

Once you register for a Live Virtual or Only Online course, a Zoom link will be sent to registered members one week prior to the course start date.

If your instructor will be using Google Classroom, the OLLI staff will email you and then add you to the class one week prior to the start date. Google Classroom will send you an invitation to your Gmail account to join the course. This is only available to members who have a Gmail account. To learn more about how to navigate Google Classroom, join one of our training sessions!

*PLEASE NOTE: If you have a Gmail account that is not in our OLLI records, please send your Gmail information to us at If you need help creating a Gmail account contact us at 256.824.6183.

Make sure you have your microphone, speakers, and camera ready for your courses. If you haven’t used Zoom before, allow about 15 minutes for setup before first use. A Zoom account isn't required. To access Zoom you will need a laptop or desktop (Windows or Mac), tablet, or smartphone (iPhone or Android) to attend course sessions. Download the free and secure Zoom application to your device from the app store or online at PLEASE NOTE: To improve your internet connection while using Zoom, we suggest closing other desktop applications and try plugging directly into the Ethernet port or wireless access point.

Looking for ways to volunteer?

Become a Course Facilitator FREE Google Classroom training sessions To learn more about how to navigate Google Classroom, join us at our training sessions*

Help our instructors and members during their online or in-person courses with announcements, attendance, Zoom features, etc.

Interested in volunteering? Contact or 256.824.6183.

Wednesday | September 1 | 3:00 pm Thursday | September 2 | 2:00 pm Tuesday | September 7 | 10:00 am Sign up for a training date at *Training sessions will be online through Zoom. The Zoom invitation will be sent one business day prior.


OLLI INSTRUCTORS Levi Alexander previously worked in the courtroom on a number of types of cases. Though having a great court record, he focused his attention on estate planning and keeping clients out of the courtroom. He prides himself on ways to prevent a court battle when the inevitable arises. Dr. Connie Atkinson is professor emeritus of the University of New Orleans where she served as Director of the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies and taught courses on the history of New Orleans music and graduate research methods. Dr. Atkinson received her PhD from the Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool, England. A music journalist in New Orleans for many years at the Courier, Figaro, and New Orleans Magazine, Dr. Atkinson edited and published Wavelength, New Orleans Music Magazine, from 1980-1992. Elizabeth Aversa is a retired The University of Alabama faculty member. Although her professional career was in library and information science education, she was "raised on opera," and has enjoyed it all her life thanks to her parents. She enjoys operas at venues from the Met to The University of Alabama Opera Theatre. Dan Barron is a retired Aerospace Program Management and Engineering executive from the Boeing Company. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a Business Management degree from the University of California in Los Angeles. His career emphasis was on large scale aerospace product development leading the engineering, integration, and testing of space launch vehicles and spacecraft. Richard Brooks holds a Bachelor's in economics and a Master’s in theology. He is currently finishing a Doctorate of Ministry Degree on the topic of new funding sources for housing the homeless. Jennifer Brost is a development officer at UAH. She started crocheting with her grandmother when she was 10 and hasn't put down her hooks. Jennifer enjoys crocheting everyday things for use around the house and to give as gifts. Carolyn Carr is an environmental economist and longtime wildlands activist who has organized wilderness campaigns in Arizona, New Mexico, and Alabama. She has taught many OLLI environmental courses. Dr. William Confer retired from clinical psychology after 38 years of practice. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Psychology and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. His first degree was in English literature and he currently studies etymology as a hobby. Cathy Curry is the Director of Outreach and Education for Huntsville Ballet Company where she teaches all techniques and ages, leads community education programs and specializes in arts and academic integration. She has a BFA from FSU, is a certified K-12 teacher and holds a Pilates certification from Balanced Body University. Bob Darnall grew up in a bridge playing home and started playing at about ten. Both his parents taught bridge and he is following their examples. A retired engineer who worked on Army missile programs, he is a regular at the Huntsville Bridge Center. Nancy Darnall has a BS in Education and an MBA. Nancy has served on multiple committees and the OLLI Board of Directors. She is a former editor of The OLLI Insider and has been an OLLI instructor for several years, including teaching classes on civil rights and racial justice, The Soundtracks of Our Lives, and more. 16

Thank You to OLLI at UAH Instructors for Their Dedication! OLLI at UAH is lucky to have instructors who volunteer their time and share their knowledge with our members. Even though they come from different backgrounds, have different perspectives and different passions in life, they all have the common goal of making OLLI successful for the benefit of our members. They inspire us to enrich our lives through education and to...Never Stop Learning!

Anthony Davolos was a VP of Marketing, Advertising and Media in NYC for a global brand. In this role he traveled around the world which shaped his passion and love of travel. Now, he runs a group tour company where he created a department that focuses on continuing education through travel. Helping bring to life “new worlds” and experiences is his passion and Iceland is one of his favorites. Bill Deutsch is an aquatic ecologist with degrees in Zoology, Biology, Anthropology, and Aquatic Ecology. A member of the Alabama Paleontological Society, he searches for fossils statewide. Bill has a life-long interest in fossils and paleontology, and is currently writing a book on the subject. Jeff Delmas holds degrees in Mathematics from Millsaps College and in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. He worked as a structural engineer on SpaceLab missions before joining Intergraph and spending the rest of his career in software development. Jeff, an avid amateur astronomer, is Director of Observatories at the Von Braun Astronomical Society. Vicki Earnest has spent her life teaching English and French and still teaches French for Calhoun Community College. She enjoys traveling, walking, observing wildlife, star gazing, and supporting the arts. Dr. Jack Fix, Professor Emeritus and former Dean, UAH College of Science, is an astronomer with over 75 peer-reviewed papers, campus wide teaching awards at the University of Iowa, and a widely adapted introductory textbook. Rebekah Frank is a 500-RYT certified yoga teacher who loves to work with individuals to find the right movements for their unique bodies. She has been teaching for 7 years and loves to work with OLLI. Christa French, a German native, has lived in the US for 29 years. She got her nursing degree in Germany, was a pediatric nurse for 15 years in Germany, and then worked in the US. She retired four years ago from Huntsville Hospital as an RN. Dr. Jennifer Geist, Executive Director of First Stop, has more than 25 years of experience in employee and community engagement, public relations, program development, and corporate leadership. She’s held leadership positions at The Salvation Army of Huntsville & Madison County, as well as the Downtown Rescue Mission. Prior to that, she worked in employee engagement and development for Teledyne Brown Engineering. Katie Greene serves as the Education & Resource Specialist for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UAH. Greene develops, organizes, and conducts training and development opportunities for both the UAH campus and Huntsville area. Greene has worked in higher education for over four years and is currently working on their Master's of Human Resources Management at UAH. Dr. Daniel Hornstein has taught music for over 40 years and was named one of "America's Top 500 Music Educators” by the MENC . He has conducted orchestras throughout the US and Europe, and is also a performer. He served as the featured euphonium soloist of the USAF Band, Washington, DC, during the Vietnam War.

Mike Janssen is a retired Director of Account. Mr. Janssen has a BA in sustainability energy from the University of Massachusetts, and a master's in sustainability and environmental management from the Harvard Extension School, Harvard University. His career concentrated on driving business growth for a Fortune 100 company, addressing the needs of major military commands by concentrating on the development of innovative energy conservation measures, sustainability, and systems integration. Steve Keiser has a B.A in Sociology from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville and taught college-level Sociology classes as a graduate student. He spent most of his career as a US Army civilian employee and retired in 2016. Betty Koval has been an avid reader since she was able to hold a book. She is a former HR Administrator and lifetime volunteer. She is a member of various book clubs but, most of all, a supporter of many authors. Tennent Lee retired after practicing law in Huntsville for 43 years. He holds B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Alabama. Since his retirement Tennent has become an avowed "history junkie," especially military and political history. George Martin has been donating fossils to The University of Alabama Museums since 2005 when he first brought in a partial fossil sea turtle shell and pelvis from the late Cretaceous of Alabama. A retired soil scientist from the US Department of Agriculture- Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS), he has been interested in geology and paleontology his entire life. John Mason was, for most of his adult life, a contracting specialist with the U.S. Government. Now happily retired, he spends his time in Huntsville, Alabama studying the American Civil War and Military History in general, along with a somewhat eclectic range of other subjects. His current book is a historical-fiction novel about the American Civil War. When not researching and writing, he likes to spend time reading, computer gaming, walking, and, of course, teaching. Elliott Miller is a well-known photo-realistic artist. His oil portraits, acrylic paintings, and charcoal drawings have been seen in exhibitions, museums, libraries, schools, and private collections nationwide. Leka Medenbach received her MA from Stanford University and was a Hollins University faculty member in Roanoke, Virginia. Leka actively volunteers with several Huntsville community organizations and has been teaching German for OLLI for 10 years. Melissa Morphew is an award winning poet and the author of six poetry collections with over 25 years experience teaching creative writing. She is Clinical Associate Professor for the College of Professional Studies at UAH. Yamilé Nuckels is a retired Science Teacher from Grissom High School where she taught for more than 30 years. She has also taught Introduction to Spanish Workshops for Alabama Education Association.

Jerry Pang, a former OLLI Board member, is actively involved in the practice of Tai Chi, focusing on the health, fitness, and balance benefits of the Simplified 24 form. Dr. Patti Patrick is a retired Associate Dean from the College of Business at the University of New Orleans with a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Mississippi. She has participated in numerous classes as a retiree at Chautauqua Institution in western New York annually and has led a short story analysis group In for many years. Tom Prescott is a bilingual Canadian and a bit of a Francophile. He has lived in several French speaking areas (Montreal, France, Suisse, Ottawa) and visits France regularly. He always enjoys the opportunity to gather with others to "jaser un peu" (Quebecois for chat). Mike Reinke grew up in the fifties and sixties during the peak of the folk music revival. While in retirement, he has developed a pronounced avocational interest in the history of American folk and roots music and in how this music has influenced American culture. He has been working on an OLLI course sequence on the subject for approximately two years. Janet Reville, a retired financial assistant, has always enjoyed crafting and learning new techniques. From needle arts and beading jewelry to paper crafts and food creations, her curiosity (and short attention span) has allowed her to sample a variety of DIY projects. Janet has been an OLLI instructor for several years and an active volunteer in the program. Richard Rhone has taught American history for OLLI for over a decade after retiring from careers in public education administration as well as child abuse and neglect prevention. His topics generally range from the American Colonial/ Revolutionary War through the War Between the States and the Wild West with an emphasis on the personalities and social aspects of history. His doctorate is from The University of Alabama. Bob Robertson is retired from the Army. After retirement, he went to Law School, and provided free legal service and representation to indigents in North-Central Alabama. He has enjoyed teaching OLLI courses over the past 15 years. Nona Rogers has a BS in Art Education from Mississippi State and continuing coursework from UAB and UAH. She has 38 years of teaching experience in art, creatively gifted, MR and EH, and the academically gifted. Traci Romine, owner of Madison Ballroom Dance Studio, has been a professional ballroom dance instructor for 15 years. Traci loves ballroom dance because it enhances physical and mental health and enriches relationships. Dr. John Scales, a Huntsville native, spent his professional life in the military, teaching school, and working for a contractor in Huntsville. He has a PhD in engineering and retired from the military as a brigadier general. John Schweinsberg learned German in a bilingual household. He holds BS and MS degrees in mathematics from the University of Michigan. After a first career as computer programmer, he worked as a freelance Germanto-English translator for 14 years.

Yvonne Simms is a retired Boeing engineer. She is an amateur genealogist. This led to a desire to record her life story. She has been a student of both Val Seaquist and Betty Carlton in their Writing Your Life Story courses. Yvonne taught the class this summer and is looking forward to teaching it this fall. Lacey Simmons is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Degree in Finance. She has been in the Investment Business for over 10 years and has extensive knowledge and experience to provide strategic and tactical solutions to protect your assets in retirement. Laterrica Shelton joined UAH in April 2017 as the Director of Compliance and Title IX Coordinator. After serving as interim Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Laterrica was appointed Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in February 2020. As Vice President, she is the senior executive at UAH responsible for providing a campus-wide vision for all major efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion in support of the university’s strategic plan, as well as advising the university community on those matters. Brimmer Sherman is a local beer aficionado, he currently works at Yellowhammer Brewery, is a home brewer, gives brewery tours and teaches Appreciation of Craft Beer classes at taprooms and UAH. Barbara Staggs has been a member of the Huntsville Photographic Society for many years where she has achieved the level of Master of Photography. She has received the President’s Award twice for most points in a year in the Competition events. Barbara has taught a Photographic Composition class and bonuses at OLLI for many years. Nicole L. Stiltner is the business law attorney at Legal Journeys, a law firm in Madison, Alabama. After graduating from the Appalachian School of Law in 2012, she spent the first few years of her career as in-house counsel for an engineering company where she focused on government contracts. Chris Stuhlinger is a recently retired forester and ISA Certified Arborist. He returned to his hometown of Huntsville after a 35-year career working in Louisiana, Maryland, and Arkansas. He currently assists with tree-related activities at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Chris has taught other OLLI courses about tree care and travels to numerous destinations. Jane Stull, a Huntsville native, had a long career as an elementary school teacher before starting her own business as a Stampin' Up demonstrator. Jane has been stamping for over 20 years and has taught card making for OLLI for two years. Janet Tedrow is a retired elementary and special education teacher who moved to Alabama in 2013 to live with her daughter. She learned to play Mah Jongg while living in Florida. She has played for seven years and taught the game for the last three. She plays twice a week in Huntsville and has played in Mah Jongg tournaments and on cruises.

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Pam Tejes is a certified yoga teacher with over 500 hours of training compliant with Yoga Alliance guidelines and is experienced in teaching yoga for all ages. She believes that the lessons we learn on our mat can transform our lives off the mat. Devin Townsend received his Bachelor's degree in Communication Arts with a minor in Film & Theater Studies from UAH and is currently pursuing his Master's in Professional Communication. Film and media has been his passion for some time now. In his free time he enjoys producing content for The Best Part of Your Day with Devin & Taye, discussing issues, giving advice and sharing experiences. He has been working with the UAH Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the past year and a half. Joseph Vick serves as the Director of Museum Education and Digital Education Outreach. His focus is museum hands-on and digital learning programs. He has 14 years of veteran work experience with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. In his tenure at the Rocket Center, he has actively been involved in both Space Camp and Museum education curriculum development, staff training, and guest engagement. Carol Watts learned Nordic Walking in Finland, then took a training class with the American Nordic Walking Association and a training class affiliated with the Nordic Walking U.K. She has been Nordic Walking in the United States, Italy and the United Kingdom. Susan Webb is an experienced landscape designer, contractor, and nursery woman. She is an active volunteer with the Hosta Society of North Alabama, the Huntsville Botanical Garden, and OLLI. She specializes in custom design and installation for residential landscapes. Debbie West graduated from UAH with a bachelor's degree in art. Awarded two Fulbright Scholarships for the study of art in China and Turkey, she has traveled extensively in Europe to study original works of the Masters. She taught art in the Huntsville City School System for 25 years. Dixie Wilson has taught in a variety of roles, including in public and Montessori schools. She has been drawing pencil portraits since 2000 and loves teaching the unique skills she's learned along the way. Scott Witt is a retired Navy cryptologist of 28 years who worked primarily for the National Security Agency as a field operations specialist, intelligence analyst, and Russian interpreter. At his retirement, he was Director of the Office of Weapons and Space, at the National Security Agency. Monica Yother is an artist and graphic designer, and has been art journaling for many years, leading small groups in this practice for two years. Monica lives in Huntsville and has a studio at Lowe Mill.

Teach for OLLI! OLLI is always looking for energetic instructors with a passion for teaching various topics. For information, contact or 256.824.6183.

OLLI Annual Meeting WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 Social at 4:00 pm | Program at 4:30 pm | UAH Student Services Building 112 | $10 per person


Join us to celebrate and recognize all the hard work of our volunteers and members through the past two years.



SPEAKER: Dr. Darren Dawson Meet UAH president, Dr. Darren Dawson, and learn about UAH campus updates, upcoming projects, and more! WELL WISHES Celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Karen Clanton, Dean Emerita, College of Professional Studies, and wish her well in retirement.

Reserve your seat at by September 1st, 2021

OLLI at UAH Executive Officers President – Jill Stewart VP Curriculum – John Mason VP A&F – Allan Williamson Secretary – Betty Koval Treasurer – Linda Lowe Past President – David Styers

Board of Directors Leah Black Richard Brooks Kathryn Cataldo Rick Heeth Jennifer Humiston Barbara Johnson Steve Jones Hilda Lee Judy Oljey David Rabb Harriett Somerville Steve Stewart Chris Stuhlinger Marilynn Szecholda Rexanne Warfel Jan Williamson 18

Committee Chairs

Administration & Finance – Allan Williamson Curriculum – John Mason Fund Development – Janet Reville Member Services – Leah Black Public Relations – Kathryn Cataldo Scholarship – TBD Social – Marilynn Szecholda Events – TBD Travel – Betty Koval Volunteer Support – Irene Garappo

UAH College of Professional Studies Interim Dean – Dr. Jason Greene Director of Outreach and Support Services – Fathia Hardy OLLI Program Manager – Ale Pacheco OLLI Program Coordinator – Alice Sammon

Curriculum Committee Arts & Letters – Val Seaquist Bonuses – Karin Confer Course Guide Preparation – Vicki Goodness Finance & Economics – John Mason (Chair) Foreign Language – Sue Farbman Health & Fitness – Rexanne Warfel History & Government – Birgit Stensby Information Technology – Ale Pacheco (Co-Chair) Leisure & Nature – Joan May Natural Resources – Steve Jones Psychology, Philosophy, & Religion – Bill Confer Science, Math & Engineering – Harriett Somerville (Vice Chair) Skills & Hobbies – Barbara Hitchings


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What if I cannot access my online account? To reset your password or username, select Forgot Password or Forgot Username on the registration login page. For further assistance, call 256.824.6183 to obtain your user name and temporary password. How many courses may I take per term? You may take as many courses as you wish! The $20 tuition covers the term registration fee. From there, you can select as many courses as you would like and each one has a different course fee. Please see per course fee as identified in the course description. Can I get a refund if I decide to withdraw from courses? Due to the low cost at which these courses are provided and the additional cost to process refunds, no refund is given for those who wish to withdraw from courses. Please contact the Registration Office if you wish to drop a course to allow wait-listed members to enroll. What is the difference between the membership and course registration fees? The $25 membership fee provides all the membership benefits listed on page 2. The $20 tuition is paid per term for enrollment in as many courses as you wish. Per course fees vary by course. Each course will have a per course fee depending on how many sessions it has. Does OLLI provide member financial assistance? Yes. For assistance information call 256.824.6183. Who attends OLLI courses? OLLI is identified as a lifelong learning organization for adults 50 and over, whether working, retired, or semi-retired. However, there is no set age requirement and you are welcome to join at any age! Who teaches OLLI courses? Instructors are qualified members of OLLI, the University, and other professionals in the community who enjoy sharing their knowledge. OLLI is proud of its volunteer teachers and speakers, many of whom are well-known experts in their fields. What are the OLLI at UAH Library Benefits? Members may utilize selected services at the Salmon Library for no additional fee. Visit the User Services desk to obtain a user card and services explanation. More information at What are the UAH Fitness Center benefits? Members will be able to join for a short term (3 months), and will receive $10 off the monthly membership rate. What are OLLI at UAH COVID-19 guidelines? Following CDC and UAH guidelines, OLLI members, students, faculty/staff, are required to wear face coverings indoors on campus, regardless of vaccination status.

Bob and Nancy Darnall, OLLI Members and Donors since 2015

OLLI at UAH members and friends have supported our high-quality, low-cost learning opportunities since its beginning. To keep growing and sustaining our learning community, your support is needed for OLLI’s future! • Give to the OLLI Support Fund and help us continue to grow and maintain our program. • Establish a Legacy Giving plan and pass your love of lifelong learning to future generations.


By Mail: UAH Foundation — OLLI SUPPORT FUND Shelbie King Hall, 3rd Floor, Huntsville, AL 35899

Legacy Giving: UAH Foundation – 256.824.GIVE

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2022 Photo Contest


• Photos must be taken April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022 • Photographer must be a current OLLI member • Gentle photo editing permitted but keep the original photo • Submit named photo in a standard digital .jpg format Recommend at least 2 MP final pixel size

Submit entries to: Include when/where the photo was taken, your name, phone number and email.

2021 Photo Contest Winners SCENIC TENNESSEE VALLEY

Fall Float on the West Fork by Chet Wright

Alabama Snow by Patricia Haag

Ethereal World by Yvonne Simms



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OLLI Commuter Parking Permits As part of your OLLI membership, you will receive a Commuter Parking Permit. All participants must complete a new OLLI permit application* to receive a 2021/22 Commuter Parking Permit. Permits from previous academic years are not valid.

Handicapped Parking Guidelines

A valid permit must be clearly displayed from the rear view mirror while on campus.

If you have a state DMV-issued Disability Access hang tag or license plate, please visit the Parking Management Office to have it validated.

Parking Permit Applications Applications are available online at The application requires vehicle year, make, color and type; driver’s license number, state of issue, and license plate number.

Please Note: The office has moved and is now located in CTC 147.

Submitting Applications OLLI members can apply for parking permits in the CPS registration office in Wilson Hall, Room 103 during Open House, or prior to the first day of class. Parking permits must also be validated in the Registration Office at the start of each term. See map below for current designated commuter parking zones.

CPS Registration Office Wilson Hall (WIL), Room 103 9:00 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm (CST) Monday – Friday

Please bring the following items: • Disability Access Placard • Driver’s License • DMV-issued Disability Access Paperwork Don’t forget to hang both your OLLI Commuter Parking Permit and Disability Access Placard on your vehicle’s rear view mirror. When locating a parking spot, if all handicap spaces are full, members with Disability Access Placards may park in any regular space in Commuter or Faculty/Staff zones. This is NOT applicable for Residential (yellow dot) or Service Vehicle Zones.

OLLI permits are ONLY valid for the Commuter parking Zone. PLEASE NOTE: Visit for the most current parking information.













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1. WIL: Wilson Hall 2. UFC: Fitness Center 3. W-21: UFC Parking 4. G-16: Additional Parking 5. G-9: Additional Parking 6. Executive Plaza 7. LIB: Salmon Library 8. SPR: Spragins Hall 9. CTC: Conference Training Center/Parking Mgt Office 10. IMF: Intermodal Facility 11. CGU: Charger Union 12. G-10: Additional Parking Walking Path: Commuter Parking: Yellow Areas Crosswalks 21

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Join us back on campus for Fall 2021! OLLI at UAH is going back to campus this fall. Discover the joy of learning with fellow adults, 50+,...

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Join us back on campus for Fall 2021! OLLI at UAH is going back to campus this fall. Discover the joy of learning with fellow adults, 50+,...

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