WINTER 2021 Course Guide
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The past year has been challenging, but OLLI at UAH can help you get in the groove. Engage and interact with a community of vibrant lifelong learners from the comfort of your home. Explore the world around you, learn a new hobby, and enjoy the company of others through various virtual activities.
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OLLI at UAH OLLI at UAH is a vibrant community of lifelong learners, age 50+. Get in the groove of life as you learn new topics and enhance your knowledge and skills through our quality courses. Have fun while attending special activities and bonus lectures. Enjoy life, make friends and stay active with OLLI! Join the 1000+ people who are already part of our OLLI community!
Winter term begins the week of January 19th* *Courses have various start dates throughout term.
Table of Contents Schedule at a Glance....................................................................... 1 Membership Benefits....................................................................... 2 Membership and Course Registration............................................. 3 Special Courses................................................................................ 4 Monday – Friday Courses................................................................. 5 Virtual Bonus.................................................................................. 10 Guide to Zoom & Google Classroom............................................ 11 Special Events................................................................................ 12 Instructors....................................................................................... 13 Frequently Asked Questions.......................................................... 16
From the OLLI Program Manager
Dear OLLI at UAH Community, We are excited for our members to join us virtually this winter. OLLI at UAH continues to provide various opportunities for our members to attend online courses, participate in social events, and enjoy bonus lectures. We thank all of our members for staying active and engaged with our organization as we transitioned to a new virtual setting. Special thanks to our Board of Directors, facilitators, and curriculum committee for all their hard work in getting ready for the winter term. We cannot wait to see you all online this winter! Ale Pacheco, OLLI at UAH Program Manager
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 Although our staff is working remotely, UAH will still observe the following holidays: Nov 26 – 27, Dec 24 – 31, Jan 1, Jan 18.
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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE MONDAY
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
Searching for Your Lost Ancestors
What is Reality? Perspectives from Science & Psychology
Intricacies of the Mind
Senior Living Options
If You Could Read My Mind: Gordon Lightfoot
10:30 am – noon
10:30 am – noon
10:30 am – noon
10:30 am – noon
Pain Management with Tai Chi
Making Theater Magic
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
1/25–3/1 (6 sessions)
Wild Women in Opera 1/25–3/8 (7 sessions) 9:00–10:15 am
1/25–3/8 (7 sessions) 10:00–11:30 am
Poetry of the First World War 1/25–3/8 (7 sessions) 10:00–11:30 am
A Spoonful of Comfort 1/25–2/22 (5 sessions) 10:30–11:30 am
2/10–3/3 (4 sessions)
Writing Your Life Story 1/28–3/4 (6 sessions)
1/26–2/16 (4 sessions)
1/19–3/9 (8 sessions) 10:30–11:45 am
Learn French by Listening to Music
1/26–2/16 (4 sessions)
A Spiritual Dip Into Nature
1/28–3/4 (6 sessions)
1/28–2/18 (4 sessions)
1/27–3/10 (7 sessions) 10:00–11:30 am
Ways to Avoid the ER
African-American Women Writers
Shakespeare for Lovers... & Haters
1/27–3/3 (6 sessions)
2/11–3/11 (5 sessions)
2/23–3/11, 2-Day, (6 sessions)
1/26–2/23 (5 sessions)
Shakespeare for Lovers... & Haters
2/23–3/11 2-Day, (6 sessions)
1:00 – 2:30 pm
1:00 – 2:30 pm
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Lost Chapters in American History
Black Mirror or Real Life?
Exploring Social Issues
Do-Re-Mi: Music Theory
A Travel Art Journal 1/25–2/22 (5 sessions)
1/19 – 3/9 (8 sessions) 1:30 – 2:45 pm
Journeys in Genomics 1/26–2/23 (5 sessions)
1/27–2/24 (5 sessions) 2/10–3/3 (4 sessions)
Intro to Landscape Art
3/3, 3/4, 3/10, 3/11 (4 sessions)
The Paradox of Femininity
1/28–2/18 (4 sessions)
3:00 – 4:30 pm
3:00 – 4:30 pm
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Rivers of Alabama
What About Folk Music?
Composing Great Photos
Gentle, Mindful Yoga
Climate & Global Change
The Great Convergents: Connecting World Cultures and Heritages
1/26–2/16 (4 sessions)
1/20–3/3 (7 sessions) 2:30–4:00 pm
1/27–2/24 (5 sessions)
When in Doubt, Do Something
Viruses: What Are They?
When in Doubt, Do Something
5:00 – 6:00 pm
5:00 – 6:00 pm
5:00 – 6:00 pm
1/25–2/22 (5 sessions) 3:00 – 4:00 pm 2/1–3/8 (6 sessions)
5:00 – 6:00 pm
3/2, 3/4, 3/9, 3/11, 2-Day, (4 sessions)
Shake and Pour: Learning Mixology
12/7 • 9:00-10:30 am (1 session)
1/5, 1/12, 1/19 • 4:00-5:00 pm (3 sessions)
Art Against the Odds: Programming During a Pandemic The Nature of the Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary
3/2, 3/4, 3/9, 3/11, 2-Day, (4 sessions)
UAH: Through the Years
2/16–3/9 (4 sessions)
1/29 Revolutionary War: General Daniel Morgan
1/28–2/18 (4 sessions)
Alexander von Humboldt and the US: Art, Nature, and Culture
The Current & Future Impact of the Opioid Epidemic
1/26–2/11 (6 sessions)
1/28–2/25 (5 sessions)
12/4 Trails for Healing: Walking the Camino & More
2/12 Intro to Landscape Art 3/3, 3/4, 3/10, 3/11 (4 sessions)
3:00 – 4:30 pm
1/19–3/2 (7 sessions) 2:30–4:00 pm
11/20 Cybersecurity in a Time of Uncertainty
1/28–3/4 (6 sessions)
1/26–3/2 (6 sessions)
1/25–3/8 • (7 sessions) 2:30–4:00 pm
Bonus • 11:00 am
1/15 The Art of the Panel Cartoon
1:00 – 2:30 pm 1/25–3/1 (6 sessions)
1/29–2/19 (4 sessions)
1/26–2/11 (6 sessions) 2/18–3/11 (4 sessions) 5:00–6:30 pm
WORKSHOPS MONDAY – THURSDAY The Battle of the Atlantic 3/8–3/11 • 8:30-10:00 am (4 sessions)
Tales and Travails of Our First Ladies
3/8–3/11 • 1:00-2:30 pm (4 sessions)
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During this time of social distancing, OLLI at UAH membership offers many resources and benefits online. OLLI “rolling” memberships are valid for 12 months beginning the date your membership was first processed.
Online Membership Benefits: • Register for online courses taught by excellent instructors through the user-friendly Zoom video conferencing software. • Discover new online resources such as online tours of museums, gardens, parks, the Metropolitan Opera, and more through the weekly eNews. • Meet new friends while catching up with the OLLI at UAH Program Manager and Coordinator during virtual coffee chats throughout the term. • Receive weekly OLLI eNews and monthly issues of The OLLI Insider electronically.
Membership Options $25 for 12 months or $50 for 24 months
Term Registration Fees OLLI Winter 2021 tuition is $20 plus the per course fee. Course fees vary. See page 3. Members who sign up for four or more courses will get a discount of 20% off per course.* *The discount will be applied in your cart once four or more courses have been entered. The discount is only available if you sign up for the four or more at once. Discount will not be applied to special courses, supply fees, or term tuition.
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A Spiritual Dip into Nature A Travel Art Journal ($25 kit fee) A Spoonful of Comfort African-American Women Writers Beginning Spanish Black Mirror or Real Life? Breath-Centered Yoga Climate and Global Change Composing Great Photos: Beyond Basics Do-Re-Mi: Music Theory is the Key! Exploring Social Issues Through Journalism Gentle, Mindful Yoga Globe Trekking–from Hawaii to Australia If You Could Read My Mind Intricacies of the Mind: Self Regulation Introduction to Landscape Art Jazzercise–Dance Mixx (Lo) Journeys in Genomics Learn French by Listening to Music Lost Chapters in American History Making Theater Magic Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Pain Management with Tai Chi Poetry of the First World War Rivers of Alabama Searching for Your Lost Ancestors Senior Living Options Shakespeare for Lovers...and Haters Social Security–Understanding Your Benefits Socrates Café Tales and Travails of Our First Ladies TED Talks The Battle of the Atlantic The Great Convergent: Cultures & Heritages The Paradox of Femininity UAH: Through the Years Viruses: What Are They? Ways to Avoid the ER What is Reality? Science & Psychology What About Folk Music? When in Doubt, Do Something Wild Women in Opera Writing Your Life Story
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Learn about the most famous man you may have never heard of. Alexander von Humboldt and the US: Art, Nature, and Culture 12/7 • M • 9:00 – 10:30 am (1 session) • L Lawch
Learn about Alexander von Humboldt through a special exhibit with a docent from The Smithsonian American Art Museum. Humboldt was one of the most influential figures of the nineteenth century. His lively exchange of ideas about the arts, science, politics, and exploration, with influential figures such as Thomas Jefferson and Charles Willson Peale, helped shape American perceptions of nature and the way American cultural identity became grounded in our relationship with the environment.
Register at Osher.uah.edu/Smithsonian
Shake and Pour: Learning Mixology Who is Ready for a Drink? 1/5, 1/12, 1/19 • T • 4:00 – 5:00 pm • (3 sessions) • T Acklin
Explore the essential elements behind making different cocktails. Once you've mastered your bartending skills, you can make any drink imaginable. Members will receive recipes and an ingredient list prior to each session.
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Expand the Joy of Learning with OLLI ALABAMA SHARES As part of your member benefits, you can now take up to six courses from the OLLIs at The University of Alabama (UA) and Auburn University! OLLI Alabama Shares courses are listed throughout the catalog and can be identified by these icons. The orange icon represents Auburn and the crimson icon represents UA.
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WORKSHOPS These courses meet for four consecutive days in the same week. The Battle of the Atlantic 3/8–3/11 • M, T, W, Th • 8:30 - 10:00 am • 4 sessions
Practically overnight, World War II became a ‘twoocean war’ that the US knew was coming but was illprepared for. The numerous narratives chronicling historic engagements between Allied-Axis forces largely disregard The Battle of the Atlantic–a struggle for control over a 32-million square mile expanse of unforgiving topography. The war’s longest battle was the single fulcrum upon which the rest of World War II depended. Explore from a U.S. naval perspective those key international events, strategic necessities, and sacrifices, both military and civilian, enabling the U.S. to prevail over a determined and capable foe. NEW!
Pain Management with Tai Chi 1/25–3/8 • M • 10:00 – 11:30 am • 7 sessions
Pain Management with Tai Chi is designed using specific adaptive moves that have been developed over centuries to deal with pain relief. Individuals will engage in standing and sitting adaptive activities. The class improves balance, posture, strength, flexibility, circulation, and calmness. C74W2143 • R Deramus • $35
Poetry of the First World War 1/25–3/8 • M • 10:00 – 11:30 am • 7 sessions
Examine the poetry of the first World War comparatively, in the contest of the different national cultures, and the common experience of the trenches of the Western Front. Our study will emphasize the major British poets (Blunden, Sassoon and Owen), while also looking at lesser known poets and exploring the German and French war poetry (in translation). Some preparatory reading will be required for each class. C74W2144 • A Linder • $35
C67W2107 • P Graham • $25
Tales and Travails of Our First Ladies 3/8–3/11 • M, T, W, Th • 1:00 - 2:30 pm • 4 sessions
Dive into this humorous historical romp of our First Ladies: A possible murderer, corresponder while in labor, brave adventurer through snowy Russia, terrible evil step-mother, bonafide crazy, and more! From Washington to Obama, join us to learn how there was never a dull moment in their lives. NEW!
C67W2108 • P Watson • $25
A Spoonful of Comfort 1/25–2/22 • M • 10:30 – 11:30 am • 5 sessions
Are you ready to snuggle up with a warm bowl of soup this winter during quarantine? Few dishes can fill, comfort, and satisfy like a big bowl of hearty soup. Each session, members will receive step–by–step coaching and get hands-on experience preparing meals from the comfort of your own home. Added bonuses will include perfect pairings of sandwiches and salads. Learn it all, plus some great recipes, introduction to using a pressure cooker, and tips on making soups in advance. NEW!
C73W2102 • R Warfel • $30
Searching for Your Lost Ancestors 1/25–3/1 • M • 8:30 – 10:00 am • 6 sessions
Learn and understand basic techniques on the search for your ancestors. Using census data, military records, land and probate records, and newspapers, we will help you track your family genealogy. Feel accomplished with your family genealogy findings by leaving a legacy for future generations. C67W2101 • C Lanham and P Graham • $35
Wild Women in Opera 1/25–3/8 • M • 9:00 – 10:15 am • 7 sessions
You don't expect women in opera to be wild, but this course will change your mind! Dive into four famous operas: Tosca, Carmen, Norma, and Salome which show strong minded and “wild women”. Also, listen to selections from other operas where there are characters who meet our definition. NEW!
Beginning Spanish 1/25–3/1 • M • 1:00 – 2:30 pm • 6 sessions
Let’s start at the very beginning! Have fun while you learn one of the most used languages in the world. Pick up skills that will enable you to begin and continue a study aimed at becoming proficient as a traveler or basic communicator in casual settings. Work on your pronunciation, listening, simple but useful phrases and sentences, and some basic grammar. C64W2103 • Dr. T Miller • $35 Text: Easy Spanish Phrase Book ISBN: 978–0–486–49905
C74W2135 • E Aversa • $35 5
A Travel Art Journal
1/25–2/22 • M • 1:00 – 2:30 pm • 5 sessions
Remember how you were going to make a scrapbook or photo album of your last fun trip? This course will help you put together a unique and beautiful book that is as fun to make as it will be to look through. Art Journaling Travel Book guides members through the process of creating interesting pages using your photos and ephemera you collected, while using writing prompts and lots of fun materials and techniques. Prepared journal kits for a required additional $25 will be charged at check out. An optional list of additional supplies will be provided by the instructor prior to the first session. NEW!
C73W2105 • M Yother • $30
Rivers of Alabama 1/25–3/8 • M • 2:30 – 4:00 pm • 7 sessions
Discover the human and natural history of rivers in the beautiful state of Alabama. Topics include the origin of the river map on the Alabama Great Seal; river geography, geology, and hydrology; the state’s world-class aquatic biodiversity; the role of rivers in human settlement, economy and culture; river politics and policies; and personalizing your river ethic. Members will be encouraged to share their river stories and to discuss all topics in relaxed and enjoyable ways. NEW!
C74W2138 • Dr. B Deutsch • $35
Gentle, Mindful Yoga 1/25–2/22 • M • 3:00 – 4:00 pm • 5 sessions
Focus on using yoga practices to reduce stress and healthy aging in the body. Postures and gentle movements will be used for relaxation and improving flexibility, balance, and joint health. Please wear comfortable clothing and plan a place to practice where you can see and hear the Zoom meeting. Recommended equipment is a yoga mat (or comfortable floor space), strap (you could use a belt from robe or coat), 1–2 firm throw blankets or bath towels, and a sturdy chair that is open (no arms) such as a folding chair. C70W2104 • P Tejes • $30
What is Reality? Perspectives from Science and Psychology 1/26–2/16 • T • 8:30 – 10:00 am • 4 sessions
How does the universe work? How does the mind work in an attempt to comprehend our increasing understanding of the universe, despite the complexity of the universe and the limitations of our brain? Join us to discover the answers to these complementary and intertwining questions by placing the timeline of scientific discovery in perspective while understanding how our mind creates a version of the reality we inhabit. NEW!
C68W2109 • Dr. Rex and Dr. Confer • $25
Making Theater Magic 1/19–3/9 • T • 10:30 – 11:45 am • 8 sessions
Explore STAGECRAFT…the art and technology of what happens on and offstage in live theater. Discuss the technology of theatrical performance spaces, scenery and prop design and construction, lighting, sound, special effects, theatrical rigging, "flying", and the functions of backstage production personnel. NEW!
C74W2136 • Dr. T Olivet • $35
Learn French by Listening to Music 1/26–2/16 • T • 10:30 am – noon • 4 sessions
Do you learn languages best by listening to music and singing along? Would you like to become better acquainted with songs made famous by singers such as Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Charles Trenet, Dalida, and Yves Montand? Then join us to learn French vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture by listening to French songs on YouTube and analyzing the lyrics. You will also converse in French in a friendly, non–threatening atmosphere. This course is suitable both for beginners and intermediates. NEW!
C64W2110 • Dr. V Earnest • $25
Viruses: What Are They? 2/1–3/8 • M • 3:00 – 4:30 pm • 6 sessions
A novel virus has disrupted our lives for the last year, but what are they? How do they originate and how do new viruses arise? Explore these questions along with diagnosis and treatment of viral diseases and viral epidemics. Animal viruses, particularly SARs–CoV–2, will be emphasized. NEW!
C68W2106 • Dr. H Somerville • $35
A Spiritual Dip into Nature 1/26–2/23 • T • 10:30 am – noon • 5 sessions
Review the elements of the Pope Francis 2015 Encyclical, seeking to understand and encourage our own informed and responsible stewardship of sister and Mother Earth. Explore and discuss implications for ourselves and the rich wilderness and nature of north Alabama. NEW!
C71W2111 • Dr. S Jones • $30 6
Shakespeare for Lovers…and Haters 2/23–3/11 • T, Th • 10:30 am – noon • 6 sessions
Scholar or performer, experienced or first–time teacher…lover or hater, this look at Shakespeare and his characters will be a surprising experience readily applicable to collateral subjects and life itself. Analyze Shakspeare's texts using keys of classical verse form, historical perspective, and modern parallel. Not a normal play reading course, curriculum is creative-based; excerpts: scenes and monologues are provided. NEW!
C61W2117 • S Guthrie • $35
Journeys in Genomics 1/26–2/23 • T • 1:00 – 2:30 pm • 5 sessions
Take a journey to explore how the work of scientists at HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology, as well as others across the field of genomics, are making a difference in agriculture, cancer research, human health, and our understanding of bacteria and viruses. We all began this year more aware than ever before of the importance of science and research. Take this opportunity to learn more about the work taking place right here in Huntsville, AL. NEW!
C68W2113 • J Carden • $30
The Paradox of Femininity 1/26–3/2 • T • 1:00 – 2:30 pm • 6 sessions
Explore critical questions about portrayals of the female nude, a prevalent subject throughout European and American art. Do justifications of representing the nude as natural, beautiful, and traditional hold up to critical awareness of the subjugation of women and objectification of their bodies throughout history? How do we reconcile the heroic persona of artists with their mistreatment and abuse of women in their lives, whether models, muses, lovers, or wives? Join us to discover the answers to these questions! NEW!
C61W2112 • D West • $35
Lost Chapters in American History
What About Folk Music? 1/19 – 3/2 • T • 2:30 – 4:00 pm • 7 sessions
Explore the origins and evolution of American folk and roots music by focusing on Anglo–American Folk Music: Ballads. This course will feature numerous audios and audiovisuals from the instructor’s favorite collections. They will cover examples of songs that range from centuries–old British ballads, to wildly popular songs during the so–called “folk music revival,” to songs released in the last 10–20 years, best classified as “Americana.” It incorporates the folk music of Black Americans and discusses how this music was separated commercially from Anglo–American folk music. NEW!
C74W2139 • M Reinke • $35
Climate and Global Change 1/26–2/16 • T • 3:00 – 4:30 pm • 4 sessions
Have you ever heard people mention climate change and not really understand what they mean? Have you heard the meteorologists on the news mention El Nino or the polar vortex and think they are speaking another language? If so, then this course is for you! Explore different meteorology topics on a global and continental scale ranging from global warming, ocean and atmospheric currents, paleoclimate, and so much more. NEW!
C68W2114 • C Carr • $25
When in Doubt, Do Something: The Life and Music of Harry Chapin 3/2, 3/4, 3/9, 3/11 • T, Th • 3:00 – 4:30 pm • 4 sessions
Delve into the life of the singer of Cat's in the Cradle and Taxi. Either a world–class pop artist who happened to be an influential activist, or the other way around, Chapin was a major star of his day. Learn about his music as he released a total of 11 albums, sold 16 million records, had 14 hit singles, and received 2 Grammy nominations. NEW!
C61W2118 • N Darnall • $25
1/19 – 3/9 • T • 1:30 – 2:45 pm • 8 sessions
Numerous events and personalities simply end up lost in history. As significant as the event or person may be at the time, the common knowledge of them often fades away as time marches on. Discuss several intriguing persons and events in our nation's history that most Americans have never discovered. So, be prepared for cannibalism, Army camels, Pancho Villa, and mass murder for profit! NEW!
C74W2137 • R Rhone • $35
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Jazzercise – Dance Mixx (Lo) 1/26–2/11 • T, Th • 5:00 – 6:00 pm • 6 sessions
Celebrate 50 years of Jazzercise by signing up AFTER FIVE for this course! This ultimate full–body workout combines 30–40 minutes of low impact, customer– targeted intensity dance–based cardio, followed by 15–20 minutes of strength training and stretching. Whether you’re here to lose weight, feel great or both, you’ll enjoy these exercises while having fun! C70W2115 • L Peterson • $35
Breath–Centered Yoga 2/16–3/9 • T • 5:00 – 6:00 pm • 4 sessions
Focus on linking breath with movement and finding AFTER FIVE shapes that work for everyone's unique bodies to improve flexibility, balance, and more.This course is suited for all levels, from beginner to advanced practitioners. Please have your yoga mat and blanket/beach towel available and plan a place to practice where you can see and hear the Zoom meeting. C70W2116 • R Frank • $25
WEDNESDAY Intricacies of the Mind: Self–Regulation 2/10–3/3 • W • 8:30 – 10:00 am • 4 sessions
Is self–regulation the most challenging aspect facing the human mind? Discover basic research findings in self control of emotions, energy states, thoughts, and behaviors. Learn practical applications on how to maintain marital equilibrium and regulating emotions through these findings. NEW!
C65W2122 • Dr. W Confer • $25
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 1/27–3/10 • W • 10:00 – 11:30 am • 7 sessions
Take a closer look (online) at the collections and special exhibitions on view at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Each week there will be a presentation on a topic in art, including American Paintings in the Blount Collection and recent additions to the Caddell Sculpture Garden. NEW!
C74W2145 • E Palmer & MMFA Docents • $35
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African–American Women Writers 1/27–3/3 • W • 10:30 am – noon • 6 sessions
Sojourner, Zora, Alice, Nella, Maya, Ntozake, Toni and many others––some are unknown or little known and others stand out in our cultural consciousness. All are important. Through a mixture of lecture, videos, and class discussion, members will get to discuss more than forty of these authors: their lives, their work, their joys, their pains, and their influence on their communities as well as the larger world. A book list will be provided before class and reading is optional but encouraged. NEW!
C61W2119 • V Seaquist • $35
Black Mirror or Real Life? 1/27–2/24 • W • 1:00 – 2:30 pm • 5 sessions
The acclaimed Netflix series, Black Mirror, is a commentary on how technology is interfering with our everyday lives and could change the course of our future lives. But how much of these stories could actually happen? Analyze some episodes each week and discuss how closely it relates to the world we currently live in. If a member doesn't have a Netflix account, please contact the OLLI office to receive complimentary login information as watching episodes prior to each class will be part of the course. NEW!
C66W2120 • J Johnson • $30
TED Talks 2/10–3/3 • W • 1:00 – 2:30 pm • 4 sessions
TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) Talks have provided many amazing stories and ideas worth sharing. In this collaborative learning course, members choose TED Talks to display and discuss based on their curiosity and interests. Join us in this student led forum as we learn new ideas and topics. C65W2123 • D Styers • $25
Introduction To Landscape Art 3/3, 3/4, 3/10, 3/11 • W, Th • 1:00 – 2:30 pm • 4 sessions
Dive into the world of your favorite landscapes! Begin with freestyle sketching, moving later into wet mediums. Learn how to use pencils, charcoal, pastels, watercolor, and acrylic paints to transform your 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! C73W2124 • E Miller • $25
The Great Convergent: Connecting World Cultures and Heritages 1/20 – 3/3 • W • 2:30 – 4:00 pm • 7 sessions
Discuss different countries from each of the world’s continents and elements of their culture including customs, traditions, arts, symbols, food, music, religions, and beliefs. Explore the commonalities and differences of a wide range of unique ideas, strengths and perspectives that each cultural group provides. The course underscores how an appreciation of cultural diversity promotes understanding, builds relationships, and enriches community life. At each session, we will get a snapshot of natives of each country to be presented. NEW!
C74W2140 • A Fayemi and S Webster • $35
Social Security – Understanding Your Benefits 1/27–2/24 • W • 3:00 – 4:30 pm • 5 sessions
Expand your knowledge of Medicare to understand the complexities and details of the various Medicare–related products. Learn when is the right time to claim your benefits, and how to maximize your income from Social Security. Discover how these factors will affect your retirement and estate. C63W2121 • G Cantley • $30
THURSDAY Senior Living Options 1/28–3/4 • Th • 8:30 – 10:00 am • 6 sessions
Gain a better understanding of aging in retirement communities and their levels of care, or how to stay at home throughout retirement. Learn about the care, and benefits as well as how to pay for healthcare as we age. The entire course is focused on positive aging and having a plan in place. C70W2126 • A Beltz • $35
Writing Your Life Story 1/28–3/4 • Th • 8:30 – 10:00 am • 6 sessions
We all have a story and only you can truly write yours. You can choose how much or how little you want to tell. You can choose the tone and details of your stories. Each class will have a short lecture and the main focus will be the members reading a short story or short part of a longer story. You will learn from your classmates and you will spark other’s memories by sharing yours. A long list of life questions will be provided to assist in remembering important events in your life. This course can be a lot of fun and you will have created something of value for yourself and future generations.
Globe Trekking – from Hawaii to Australia and Beyond 1/28–2/18 • Th • 10:30 am – noon • 4 sessions
Explore various destinations around the world through the experiences, story–telling and photographs from the instructor. Discover the five main islands of Hawaii, Australia's Sydney, Ayers Rock, and southern coast, Southeast Asia's Hong Kong and Singapore, and an overnight visit to Dubai. NEW!
C72W2130 • C Stuhlinger • $25
Ways to Avoid the ER 2/11–3/11 • Th • 10:30 am – noon • 5 sessions
Did you know many ER visits are avoidable? Learn the top reasons people over 50 visit emergency departments and discover ways to keep your health in check to avoid them. As a Registered Nurse with ER, ICU, and office experience, your instructor will share real–life examples of ways her own patients have ended up in the ER–and how they haven't. As she says, "Health is the new wealth!" NEW!
C70W2132 • J Ellinger • $30
Exploring Social Issues Through Journalism 1/28–2/18 • Th • 1:00 – 2:30 pm • 4 sessions
Using some of the best magazine and newspaper articles, focus on discussing a variety of social issues and problems that have affected our world. The discussion topics will be selected from The Best American Magazine Writing annual anthologies and other sources. Delve into important issues that have made an impact in our society with fellow OLLI members through thoughtful conversation. C61W2128 • S Keiser • $25
Do–Re–Mi: Music Theory is the Key! 1/28–3/4 • Th • 1:00 – 2:30 pm • 6 sessions
For many self–taught/beginning musicians, the idea of music theory seems daunting and even a little self–defeating. This course will remedy those fears by identifying the building blocks of music: note reading, timing, chord composition and more, into popular genres and forms. Practical audio examples will be used throughout the course to foster ear recognition. Level of class is aimed toward beginning musicians, self–taught musicians or those music students who have drifted away over time. Theory can be applied to all musical instruments. NEW!
C73W2127 • P Long • $35
C61W2125 • V Seaquist • $35 9
Composing Great Photos: Beyond the Basics 1/28–2/25 • Th • 3:00 – 4:30 pm • 5 sessions
After reviewing basic composition rules, delve into more creative and challenging ways to compose photos through different elements. Since learning by doing is the best way to understand concepts, participation will be encouraged each week by submitting your photos for feedback after each lesson. Students will be expected to submit up to eight of their photos for feedback each week. NEW!
UAH: Through the Years 2/18–3/11 • Th • 5:00 – 6:30 pm • 4 sessions AFTER FIVE How did UAH become its own University? How did the Charger end up being its mascot? Find out the answer to these questions and more as you discover more about The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) from its humble beginnings in the 1940s to its unprecedented growth in the present day. NEW!
C66W2133 • D TeGantvoort • $25
C73W2129 • B Staggs • $30
Socrates Café 1/28–2/18 • Th • 3:00 – 4:30 pm • 4 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 . In Socrates Cafe, we want to discuss hot topics and listen to all viewpoints. C66W2131 • Dr. P Patrick • $25
FRIDAY If You Could Read My Mind: Gordon Lightfoot 1/29–2/19 • F • 8:30 – 10:00 am • 4 sessions
Explore the music of Canadian National Treasure singer, songwriter and guitarist Gordon Lightfoot through videos, songs, and more! Revisit the soundtrack of the 1960s and 1970s that Lightfoot is credited with helping define the folk–rock movement. NEW!
C61W2134 • N Darnall • $25
Earn your degree without putting life on hold. 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. Choose from five concentrations: • Engineering Technology • Leadership Strategies & Dynamics • Science, Technology & Society • Organizational Studies • General Studies
The next start date is January 13. Apply today!
Choose from five concentrations and five start dates per year. 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.
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VIRTUAL BONUSES − Friday, 11:00 am Join our virtual bonus lectures to delve into new topics provided by excellent guest speakers as they share their experiences and knowledge. Bonuses are complimentary in your membership.*
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Cybersecurity in a Time of Uncertainty 11/20 • Lauren Millard As we spend more time online connecting with family and friends, cybercriminals are exploiting new opportunities to access sensitive data. Join us to learn ways on how to protect yourself and loved ones online. Discover the security features to be used, common scam tactics scammers use, and as seen recently, the effect they have on election results and social security.
Trails for Healing: Walking the Camino and More 12/4 • Rev. Dale Clem Have you wondered why people enjoy being surrounded by wilderness and walk hundreds of miles through sunshine, cold and rain? Do you know why many soldiers commit to “walking off the war?” Through photographs and stories, learn firsthand how walking in nature can help you feel at home in the world, heal from trauma, and focus on happiness and well-being.
The Current and Future Impact of the Opioid Epidemic 1/8 • Karren Crowson, Mike Woods, Teresa Taylor-Duncan Discover the history and current state of our nation’s and local community’s struggles with the opioid epidemic. Learn about the prescription drugs that are commonly abused, as well as signs and symptoms of abuse. Review how state legislation has changed, and the programs developed to curb the problem of over-prescribing doctors and doctor shopping. Explore different resources and tips on how to help someone who struggles with a substance use disorder.
Revolutionary War: General Daniel Morgan 1/29 • Bob Anderson Delve into the life and times of Daniel Morgan, from whom Morgan County, AL is named after. He was a Revolutionary War General, Hero of Quebec, Saratoga, and Cowpens, and winner of one of seven gold medals authorized by the continental Congress. He is recognized by Military Historians as the only tactical genius on both sides of the Revolutionary War. Learn more about the man who seized the opportunity, and celebrated the world over as only available on America’s soil.
Art Against the Odds: Programming During a Pandemic 2/12 • Peter Baldaia and David Reyes The Huntsville Museum of Art has spent many months confronting these new realities after the pandemic. Travel back in time to the incredible days of March 2020 and find out what was happening behind the scenes when the Museum’s doors closed to the public. Since reopening in late May, learn how the institution has been adapting to the unfolding realities of the pandemic, including how the continuing health crisis has shaped the exhibition program and created new programming initiatives going forward.
The Nature of the Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary 3/5 • Dr. Marian Moore Lewis Discover rare dwarf trillium and a great blue heron rookery in early spring; colorful wildflowers and dragonflies in summer and fall; and track a raccoon or river otter in new fallen snow in winter. Through a virtual expedition, explore Huntsville’s Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary to experience its seasonal biodiversity and natural history.
The Art of the Panel Cartoon 1/15 • Dr. William Confer Look into contemporary cartoon examples derived mainly from the treasure trove of urbane humor, The New Yorker magazine. Learn the differences on the one-panel from comic strips, comic books, and animation. Explore into the history of its roots in illustration and caricature, and how cartoons were able to proliferate with improvements in reproduction and syndication. The division of one-panels between mainly political/editorial cartoons and mainly humorous cartoons will be discussed.
Membership Required for Participation * Members who sign up will receive the Zoom invitation one business day prior to the event.
A GUIDE TO LEARNING WITH ZOOM & GOOGLE CLASSROOM Zoom Video Conferencing Zoom is a centrally supported video conferencing platform that provides high definition, interactive collaboration tools for communication.
FREE Zoom and Google Classroom training sessions available for adults 50+
To access Zoom you will need a laptop or desktop (Windows or Mac), tablet, or smartphone (iPhone or Android). Once you register for a course, OLLI at UAH will send registered members a link for the Zoom meeting. A Zoom account isn't required to attend our course sessions.
If you haven’t used Zoom before, allow about 15 minutes for setup before first use.
Using a laptop or desktop: Download the free and secure Zoom program to computer.
Using a tablet or smartphone: Download the free and secure Zoom application from the app store.
The following equipment will enhance your experience: • Web camera: A camera will increase your connection with your instructor and your peers by allowing you to see each other face-to-face. If you don’t have access to a web camera, you will still be able to see the instructor. • Microphone: This will let you be heard during the class. You don’t need fancy equipment; it can be headphones with a mic incorporated that you use with your smartphone. • Charger: Charging your device during class will ensure that you do not have an unexpected power outage interrupting your learning.
Thursday December 10 • 1:00 pm Thursday December 17 • 10:00 am Wednesday January 6 • 2:00 pm Wednesday January 12 • 10:00 am Sign up for a training date at Osher.uah.edu/OLLIZoomTraining
Google Classroom This fall, some courses will be utilizing Google Classrooms. This Learning Management System is a secondary resource that will allow students and instructors to communicate and share handouts, presentations, videos and more through an online platform accessible from the student's Gmail* account. Participate in the Zoom Training to find out more info! If your instructor will be using Google Classrooms, the CPS staff will send you an email letting you know and we will add you to the course one week prior to the start date. Google Classrooms will then send you an invitation to join the course. This is only available to members who have a Gmail* account. * Please note: If you have a Gmail account that is not in our OLLI records, please send your Gmail information to us at OLLI.firstname.lastname@example.org or if you need help creating a Gmail account contact us at 256.824.6183.
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Become a Zoom Facilitator Participate in our online learning by being a facilitator for our LIVE courses. Help our instructors and members during their online courses with Zoom features such as mute, chat, share screen, etc.
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Are you familiar with Zoom? Whether you are or aren't, OLLI at UAH is providing complimentary Zoom and Google Classroom training to get adults age 50+ comfortable using the software!
You will receive the Zoom invitation one business day prior.
Let's get together...virtually! Rejoice in joining fellow OLLI members in various social and cultural events.* Sign up to participate: Osher.uah.edu/OLLIEvents
Friendsgiving Lunch • 11/23 • M • 11:30 am Join us for a Thanksgiving themed progressive lunch! Select which course you would like to cook for this lunch, such as appetizer, main dish, sides, or dessert. Share your recipe, Thanksgiving traditions, and enjoy a fun lunch with fellow OLLI members. You will be able to select your meal when you sign up. Overbooked • 12/2 • W • 11:30 am Join fellow OLLI members as they share reviews and recommendations of various books. Interested in sharing your own, contact Janet Reville at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alexander von Humboldt and the US: Art, Nature, & Culture 12/7 • M • 9:00 am • $10 Learn about Alexander von Humboldt through a special exhibit with a docent from The Smithsonian American Art Museum. Humboldt was one of the most influential figures of the nineteenth century. His lively exchange of ideas about the arts, science, politics and exploration, with influential figures such as Thomas Jefferson and Charles Willson Peale, helped shape American perceptions of nature and the way American cultural identity became grounded in our relationship with the environment. Watch Party: Most Likely to Succeed • 12/11 • F • 2:00 pm Do you have Amazon Prime? If so, join us for this wonderful documentary. In 2007, four teenagers from disparate backgrounds were voted “Most Likely to Succeed” during their senior year. Filmed over a ten-year period, watch as they chart their own version of success and navigate the unpredictability of American life in the 21st Century. Sign up online for the watch party. You will receive an email with Amazon prime link one day prior.
Membership Required for Participation * Members who sign up will receive the Zoom invitation one business day prior to the event.
Virtual Winter Open House • 12/16 • W • 10:00 am Learn about the courses being offered this winter with discipline chairs and instructors. Discover more about Zoom features, training sessions, and Google Classroom. Do not miss out on this opportunity to get together with fellow OLLI members and other friends and family. We will also have some door prizes! Sign up online for the open house. You will receive an email with the Zoom invitation the day prior. Virtual Holiday Gathering • 12/18 • F • 11:00 am Join us for a fun morning of holiday spirit. Play holiday themed trivia, share your favorite traditions and and participate in some line dancing with our Associate Director, Fathia Hardy. Wear your favorite tacky sweater and enjoy a morning with fellow OLLI members! Sign up online for this event. You will receive an email with the Zoom invitation the day prior. Shake & Pour: Learning Mixology 1/5, 1/12, 1/19 • T • 4:00 pm • $35 Explore the essential elements behind making different cocktails. Once you've mastered your bartending skills, you can make any drink imaginable. Members will receive recipes and an ingredient list prior to each session. Coffee Chats: Bingo • 2/5 • F • 11:00 am Join us to play the game of chance! Game cards will be provided to each member prior to the event. Coffee Chats: Scattergories • 2/19 • F • 11:00 am Bring on your creative side as you name objects within a set of categories in a short period of time! Coffee Chats: Trivia • 2/26 • F • 11:00 am Test your knowledge on interesting facts in many subjects while enjoying an afternoon with fellow OLLI members. The game will be played individually. Teacher Appreciation Day • 3/12 • F • 11:00 am Gather with friends to appreciate OLLI instructors and facilitators at our online event.
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OLLI INSTRUCTORS Robert Anderson is a retired Boeing engineer. He holds a BS from the University of Southern MS, a MS from Troy University and an MBA from Lindenwood University. He is an amateur Revolutionary War historian. He has given presentations across AL and the Southeast to schools, churches and civic organizations as well as SAR and DAR Chapters. He does Revolutionary War interpretations as General Morgan. Talina Acklin is a licensed ABC Mixologist, and owner of Talina YourHost Event Bartending in Huntsville. With a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management/business management she applies her degree knowledge with practical and innovative methods to following her dreams. Elizabeth Aversa is a retired The University of Alabama (UA) faculty member. Although her career was in library & information science education, she was "raised on opera," and has enjoyed it all her life thanks to parents who introduced her to opera and to her husband with whom she enjoys operas at venues from the Met to UA Opera Theatre. Peter Baldaia is Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Huntsville Museum of Art. Since coming to Huntsville in 1994 from Rockford Museum in Brockton, MA, he has been instrumental in securing several blockbuster exhibitions as well as instituting local favorites such as the Encounters shows of Southern Art and the Red Clay juried exhibitions. He has been listed in Who's Who in American Art since 1995. Ann Beltz is the current Business Development Director for Brookdale Senior Living. For over 20 years, she has been helping seniors and their families become educated about choices in aging positively in their retirement years. She is a Mercer University in Macon, GA graduate. Glenn Cantley has a degree in corporate finance and investment management from The University of Alabama, and holds several professional designations, including the ChFC, PHR, and Retirement Plans Associate. Jennifer Carden is a member of HudsonAlpha's educational outreach team. With her background in education and molecular biology, Jennifer has played an important role in the institute's efforts to inspire and cultivate tomorrow's scientists. Caitie Carr has a BS in earth systems science with a concentration in atmospheric science from The University of Alabama in Huntsville. She is currently the Associate Geospatial Analyst/ Engineer at Hexagon US Federal. Rev. Dale Clem is a retired United Methodist Pastor, author of “Forty Days in the Wilderness: Prayers and Reflections along the Appalachian Trail,” and “Winds of Fury, Circles of Grace”. He has hiked the Camino de Santiago in Spain, the Jesus Trail in Israel, and over 1500 miles on the Appalachian Trail. 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. Karren Crowson is a retired pharmacist committed to volunteer work. She has a bachelors in Pharmacy from Samford University and MBA. from FIU. Her career included being Director of Pharmacy at Huntsville Hospital for 17 years. Crowson is secretary of the Executive Committee for Partnership for a Drug-Free Community’s Board of Directors. 14
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. They come from different backgrounds, have different perspectives and different passions in life, yet they all have the common goal of making OLLI courses successful for the benefits of our members. They inspire us to enrich our lives through education and to...Never Stop Learning!
Nancy Darnall has both a bachelor's and a master's degree, and has been a civic volunteer in Madison County since 1990. At OLLI, she was the OLLI Insider editor, board member, and chair of both the Cultural and the Scholarship Committees. She is a self-described OLLI evangelical, loving the opportunities it provides. Ruth Deramus is a native Alabamian. She holds multiple degrees and certifications in education. Ruth is a retired Montgomery County educator. She has been practicing Taoist Tai Chi for the past twenty-five years in Montgomery. She is certified at the Beginning and CIT (ContinuingIn-Training) levels with the Taoist Tai Chi Society USA. She enjoys reading, writing, arts and crafts. Dr. Bill Deutsch is a Research Fellow, Emeritus in the School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences at Auburn University. He has worked as an aquatic ecologist and educator around rivers for forty years. He co-founded the Alabama Water Watch program for promoting citizen volunteer water monitoring, environmental education, and improved water policies. Dr. Vicki Earnest has been teaching English and French throughout her life. Since her retirement from full-time teaching at Calhoun in 2002, she has continued as an adjunct. In addition to attending ballets and musicals in support of her daughters, she enjoys traveling. Jennifer Ellinger, RN, is a graduate of UAH with a BS in Nursing. She has worked as an RN in both hospital ICU and office settings, giving her a unique perspective on health and disease prevention. The recipient of the 2018 National MS Society's 2018 Volunteer of the Year, she passionately lives on a quest to find joy in every situation she experiences-even when faced with her own health challenges. Dr. Adeola Fayemi is the Manager of the Diversity and Inclusion of the International Cultural Center at Auburn University. She earned a Ph.D. from FSU in Adult Education and Human Resource Development and has over twenty-five years of experience in K-12 and university teaching and leadership roles. Rebekah Frank is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher who focuses on making yoga accessible to all bodies, through the use of variations of poses and props. She aims to provide students with the knowledge to link the movements of the body with the breath and find what works best for their unique body. Philip E. Graham, a retired Naval officer, is a member of both the Sons of the American Revolution and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, as well as numerous other historical and genealogy societies. He is an avid hobbyist in the arts and science of genealogy focused upon Continental North America.
Susan Hazen Guthrie, is a Stage Director and Teaching Artist working extensively in Shakespeare. She is a Master Teacher of Voice and Speech, Language and verse literature, and curriculum specialist. She directed and consulted for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. She is the author and lead artist of Shakespeare in the Classroom. Ms. Guthrie lectures nationwide for the NEA and The Poetry Foundation: POETRY OUT LOUD. Jay Johnson is an Admissions Counselor and Social Media Coordinator at the UAH Office of Admissions. He is a UAH Alumnus and holds a bachelor’s in marketing and a master’s in Professional Communications. Jay has also served as a Marketing intern for the Office of Admissions, a Lead Admissions Ambassador, and a New Student Orientation Leader for UAH. Dr. Steve Jones is a forester (BS,1973, PhD 1987), author, retired educator (former president of four universities), and Earth steward dedicating his life to leaving this world a better place. His approach to OLLI education is passion-fueled, purpose-driven, and nature-driven. Steven Keiser has a B.A. in Sociology from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville and has taught several college level Sociology classes while a graduate student. He spent most of his career as a civilian employee of the Army and retired in 2016. Clifford Lanham has a BS from Jacksonville State University and an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology. His experience span 28 years in the US Army, owning his own business and teaching chemistry/physics in the Virginia Beach Public School System. Lee Ann Lawch has been a docent for The Smithsonian American Art Museum since 2009, leading outreach programs, gallery tours at the museum, and video conferences through SAAM's distance learning program, reaching schools, and inquisitive groups of all ages both domestically and internationally. Marian Moore Lewis, Ph.D., is a retired Research Professor and manager of a NASA sponsored spaceflight project at UAH. Her career in virology, cell biology, cancer research and space biology spanned more than forty years. During her twentyyear NASA-related career, she designed biological experiments flown on fourteen shuttle missions. A life-long nature advocate, she now pursues her avocation—nature photography and writing Ann P. Linder spent her childhood and adolescence on army posts around the U.S. and in Germany, where she acquired her love of languages and history. She holds a B.A. in French Language and Literature and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. She she taught French and history at Montgomery Academy for 18 years. Ann is the author of two books on World War I: Princes of the Trenches, a study of the German combat narratives of that war, and World War I in 40 Posters, an examination of European and American propaganda posters. She is currently working on a book on World War II posters.
Pat Long is a local multi-instrumentalist, singer/ songwriter, and lover of music theory. She has most recently taught beginning and intermediate ukulele courses along with the course "The Beatles: Beyond the Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" Lauren Millard is a financial advisor for Medbery and Millar in Birmingham, AL. She has also led a team of Risk Officers in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, where her primary responsibility was to ensure compliance with firm policies and regulators. 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. Dr. Tim Miller was a NASA atmospheric researcher for 30 years before retiring a few years ago. As a NASA scientist, he taught atmospheric science courses at UAH. Tim has studied French, Italian, and German, but is most proficient in Spanish. He often sings in one or more of those languages, as well as in Latin, with the Huntsville Master Chorale. Dr. Terry Olivet is a retired cardiovascular surgeon who has had a lifelong love of theatre. Since his retirement, he has contributed many volunteer hours to Theatre Tuscaloosa, mostly involving backstage work with scenery construction, stage lighting and rigging, production deck crew, and a few onstage appearances. He has taught OLLI classes on Musical Theatre. Elisabeth Palmer was born and raised in Central Florida. Growing up, she developed a love for museums and being creative. This love inspired her to earn her B.A. in Art History and Museum Studies from Florida State University and M.A.T. in Museum Education from George Washington University. Before moving to Montgomery and joining the MMFA staff, Elisabeth lived and worked in Washington, DC where she taught museum studies and art history classes to high school students and led school tours at Tudor Place, a historic house in Georgetown. At the MMFA, she designs and facilitates programs for the teen council, young adults, and adults. 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 since 1999 and has led a short story analysis group In Huntsville for a number of years. Lisa Peterson is an eight-year certified Jazzercise franchise owner who leads choreographed group fitness classes with various Jazzercise class formats including Dance MIxx, LO (Impact), and Strength. Lisa loves that Jazzercise is the original dance party workout that has remained the world's leading dance fitness. 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. Dr. Ken Rex holds a PhD in Astronomy and Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He taught physics and astronomy at the State University of New York and worked as a systems engineer for Lockheed Martin & Raytheon on Department of Defense radar, submarine, and missile projects.
David Reyes, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, has served at the Huntsville Museum of Art since 1994. He formerly worked at the Rockford Art Museum in Rockford, IL. He has worked on over 300 major exhibitions at the Huntsville Museum of Art and has juried numerous regional independent art competitions, most recently the 2013 Dogwood Festival in Knoxville, TN. Richard Rhone has taught American history classes 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. Val Seaquist is a UAH retiree and a graduate of UAH. She has taught Writing Your Life Story for five years and is looking forward to developing other classes. Dr. Harriett Somerville, Professor Emeritus, University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, received her PhD in cell biology from The University of Texas at Austin. She received postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago and the Medical Research Council, London. She retired after 35 years of service. Barbara Staggs is a retired Special Education Teacher. A member of the Huntsville Photographic Society, she achieved the rank of Master Photographer and was awarded the President's Trophy for Photographic Competitions in 2007. She has been an OLLI instructor for many years, serves as a judge for the OLLI Photo Contest, and loves hiking and sharing her adventures with friends. Chris Stuhlinger is a recently retired forester and ISA Certified Arborist. His work experience over almost 40 years included forest management, research, extension, and urban forestry/arboriculture in Louisiana, Maryland, and Arkansas.Chris is an avid traveler and has visited 49 U.S. states and 16 foreign countries. He had the opportunity to visit the destinations covered in this course between 2007 and 2016. Chris has recently taught two other OLLI courses about tree care and travels to Alaska. David Styers is a retired professional engineer. He received his BS in Engineering and Master of Administrative Science degrees at UAH. In addition, David is a Fellow of ASTM International where he developed and wrote international product standards for the copper industry. Teresa Taylor-Duncan is a police officer with 17 years’ experience, the last seven at the Madison Police Department. She has a BS in Criminal Justice Administration and is on Partnership’s board.
GIVE THE GIFT OF OLLI! 12-MONTH MEMBERSHIPS ARE ONLY $25 Osher.uah.edu/ GiftCertificate Dale TeGantvoort, is an Admissions Counselor at the UAH Office of Admissions. In this role, Dale works with prospective high school students as they navigate the college search process, providing information on UAH's history, programs, and various other opportunities. A native of Huntsville, AL, Dale completed his undergraduate education at UAH, receiving his B.S.B.A. in Marketing, and will complete his graduate studies in May 2021. Pamela Tejes is a certified yoga teacher with over 200 hours of training compliant with Yoga Alliance guidelines. She is a graduate of Loyola University with a BS in Biology, is certified in CPR/ AED/First Aid, and is experienced in teaching yoga for all ages. Rexanne Warfel is a retired nurse from Harriburg, Pennsylvania. As a hobby, she enjoys cooking, baking, and cake decorating. She serves as the OLLI Bonus Snack Coordinator. Pamela Watson is a retired teacher from California. She has taught English, science, communications and has owned a PR firm. She has been teaching for OLLIs in California for more than 10 years. Susie Webster is the Administrative Support Specialist for the International Cultural Center at Auburn University. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Auburn University. Through her experiences in event coordination, student organizations, consultation and advising, Susie has gained invaluable knowledge on serving the diverse populations in higher education. 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. Mike Woods is in long-term recovery working to help others find the path to recovery through Partnership’s new Recovery Resource Hub where he is a state certified peer support specialist. Monica Yother is an artist and graphic designer, and has been art journaling for many years, leading small groups in this practice for 2 years. Monica lives in Huntsville and has a studio at Lowe Mill.
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OLLI at UAH Executive Officers President – David Styers VP Curriculum – John Mason VP A&F – Allan Williamson Secretary – Betty Koval Treasurer – Linda Lowe Exec Emerita – Janet Reville CPS Dean – Dr. Karen M. Clanton
Board of Directors Leah Black Richard Brooks Kathryn Cataldo Linda Harman Jennifer Humiston Barbara Johnson Steve Jones Elizabeth Kocir Judy Oljey Jill Stewart Harriett Somerville Marilynn Szecholda Rexanne Warfel Jan Williamson
Administration & Finance – Allan Williamson Curriculum – John Mason Fund Development & Scholarship – Janet Reville Member Services – Leah Black Public Relations – Liz Kocir Social & Events – Marilynn Szecholda Travel – Betty Koval Volunteer Support – Irene Garappo
UAH College of Professional Studies Dean – Dr. Karen M. Clanton Associate Director – Fathia Hardy OLLI Program Manager – Ale Pacheco OLLI Program Coordinator – Alice Sammon
Curriculum Committee Arts & Letters – Val Seaquist Bonuses – Jill Stewart 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
OLLI at UAH won second place in the second round of Woo-Hoo! moments at the Osher National Resource Center Virtual Conference! What is a Woo-Hoo! moment? It is one of those wonderful, amazing, out of the box experiences that have occurred in our OLLI this past year. For the contest, we submitted the course: Black and White: Conundrums on Race together with the Civil Rights Day Trip to Birmingham, AL. Congrats to all our members, volunteers and instructors on this accomplishment! 16
FAQs 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 username and a temporary password. What is a "rolling" membership? Your OLLI at UAH membership will be valid for 12 (or 24) months beginning the date your membership was first processed. Your OLLI badge shows the date of membership expiration. How many courses may I take per term? You may take as many courses as you wish! The $20 tuition is the registration fee for the entire term. Per course fees vary. The description for each course lists its fee. 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 the registration fee for the entire term. Per course fees vary. 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? Course leaders are qualified members of OLLI, the University, and others who enjoy sharing their knowledge. OLLI is particularly proud of its volunteer teachers and speakers, many of whom are well-known experts in their fields. Do I need a permit to park on campus? For short term visits, members may park in a visitor's parking spot in the G5 lot in front of Wilson Hall. Members who need to come to campus for an extended length of time due to special circumstances must notify the CPS office at least two business days in advance. Members will receive a visitor permit to park in a visitor parking spot or any open faculty/staff or commuter zone if a visitor spot is unavailable. Members may not park in a residential parking zone. Email us at OLLI.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us at 256.824.6183 for questions or to request a visitor permit.
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Did you know the CARES Act could provide additional benefits when you donate to OLLI? Don’t miss out on this opportunity by contriuting to the OLLI at UAH Support Fund, as we work together on maintaining and sustaining our community of lifelong learners now, and for years to come.
Ways to Contribute: DONATE ONLINE: Osher.uah.edu/ DonateOLLI, Select OLLI SUPPORT FUND
BY MAIL: UAH Foundation — OLLI SUPPORT FUND Shelbie King Hall, 3rd Floor, Hsv, AL 35899
LEGACY GIVING: UAH Foundation 256.824.GIVE
Some benefits include: • Non-itemizers will be able to claim a charitable deduction of up to $300 for cash donations made in 2020 • Deduct cash gifts to the extent of their entire adjusted gross income in 2020 and more!
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