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Curiosity never retires
Fall Term 2 2014
Words of War
REMARKABLE
RUSSIAN
WOMEN
Election 2014
ASTRONOMY
IN THE NEWS
How the Earth
Was Made
STREET ART
KNOWLEDGE
IS POWER
Vietnam on
the Big Screen
ANCIENT ENGINEERS
History of Christianity
in the U.S.
And Much More...
College of Education & Human Sciences
University of 402-472-6265
Nebraska–Lincoln
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MONDAYS
10-11:30 a.m.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
1-2:30 p.m.
1:30-3 p.m.
3-4:30 p.m.
World War II: Yet Another War to End All Wars
Introduction to Yoga
The Golden Age of Broadway Musicals
Words of War: Major Fiction and Nonfiction of the Vietnam War NEW
Chair Yoga NEW
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The British Monarchy: Part 1, Origins NEW
Astronomy in the News: Recent Discoveries and Their Significance
Great Ideas of Great Economists -- Part 1 NEW
Big Changes for Nebraska and the Nation: Election 2014
Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior: Part 2
Save a Life with CPR
Remarkable Russian Women NEW
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Intermediate French NEW
Built-in Differences that Challenge America’s Democracy NEW World War II: Yet Another War to End All Wars
How the Earth Was Made
Photography Using Your Mobile Device
Street Art: Confronting Creativity in the Streets NEW
Successfully Navigating a Lifestyle Transition
Ancient Engineers: Understanding
Greek and Roman Technology NEW
Capture Your World through Digital Photography
Beginning Bridge 2
The Magic of the Metropolitan Opera
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9-10:30 a.m.
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11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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1-2:30 p.m.
2-5 p.m.
3-4:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAYS
9-10:30 a.m.
9:30-11 a.m.
10-11:30 a.m.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
1-2:30 p.m.
1-2:30 p.m.
1-2:30 p.m.
1:30-3 p.m.
3-4:30 p.m.
3-4:30 p.m.
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China: Ancient Civilization and Rising Global Power
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The Sexual Revolution of the 1960s NEW 1-2:30 p.m.
History of Christianity in the United States NEW
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How Will We Fuel Our Future Energy Needs? NEW
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The Vietnam War on the Big Screen NEW
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Writings from the Women’s Movement
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Introduction to Knitting
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Climbing Your Family Tree: British and Irish Histories NEW
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SPECIAL EVENTS
Oct. 10, 2014
Oct. 30, 2014
Nov. 2, 2014
Nov. 30, 2014
Dec. 4, 2014
Dec. 20, 2014
Dec. 21, 2014
Dec. 31, 2014
Winery Tasting Tour
PREDISPOSED: Liberals, Conservatives and the Biology
of Political Differences
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Arts for the Soul
Abendmusik – Handel’s “Messiah” and Bach’s “Magnificat”
“A Sparkling Holiday Soiree”
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Abendmusik – Tidings of Comfort and Joy
Abendmusik – Tidings of Comfort and Joy
Abendmusik – Last Blast with the Plymouth Brass
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mondays
World War II: Yet Another
War to End All Wars
15201CR
From 1937 to 1945, humanity waged the Second World
War, the most devastating event in history. During this
cataclysm, at least 2 billion people (86 percent of the
world’s population) from more than 60 countries fought
each other, killing between 55 million and 85 million
people. Nations threw their entire populations, and
economic, industrial and scientific capabilities behind the
massive war effort, too often blurring the lines between
civilians and the military with the most tragic results. As
the world experienced new forms of warfare and
unfathomable depths of depravity, wartime advances
in science, technology and medicine promised a better
future, but only if the world could know peace. This
course examines the war’s causes, desperate fighting,
grand strategy and key weapons; how and why the war
ended; and the war’s after-shocks still felt today.
Please Note: This course is being offered twice this term.
On Mondays at 10 a.m. and again on Wednesdays at
10 a.m. Please register for only one day.
Instructor: Thomas Berg, lecturer, History, UNL
Day/Date: Mon, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: NET
Cost: $30
Introduction to Yoga
15202CR
Yoga is a science that originated in India about 8,000
years ago. The great sages used principles and
theories of the mind-body connection, studied them,
experimented with them and then developed the
science of yoga. Practicing yoga enables us to join our
body and mind. If you have been curious about yoga
and wondered if it could benefit you, come join a group
of OLLI members in this introductory class. Together
we will explore the postures, breath and relaxation
techniques of this ancient practice.
Instructor: Jane Williams, registered yoga teacher
with 200 hours, OLLI member
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Day/Date: Mon, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Yoga Center
Cost: $30
The Golden Age of Broadway Musicals
15203CR
At the turn of the 20th century, immigrants were
streaming into the United States bringing a melting pot
of voices and styles that soon changed the tempo and
tone of musical theater. A new form of entertainment
was on the rise and by the 1940s, Broadway musicals
dominated New York nightlife offering drama, comedy,
romance and inspiring music. The new partnership of
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein changed the
face of Broadway forever, beginning with the recordbreaking “Oklahoma” in 1943. Their shows pioneered
a unique form of narrative storytelling that brought a
new age of musical classics. This course will revisit a
major Broadway show of this era each week. There will
be plenty of time for discussion.
Instructor: Phil Heckman, retired president, Doane
College, actor emeritus, OLLI member
Day/Date: Mon, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: NET
Cost: $30
Words of War: Major
Fiction and Nonfiction
of the Vietnam War
NEW
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No 20th century war was more divisive than the
Vietnam War. The fiction and nonfiction that resulted
powerfully reflects this war’s impact on the individuals
in combat and the nation’s society at large. A just
war? A senseless war? A brutalizing war? Struggles
with these questions pervade the novels and memoirs
produced in the war’s wake by those who fought it and
reported it. The stories are raw, disturbing, unsettling
— and vital. The most heralded accounts of that war
will be covered in this course with excerpts from works
by Kenneth Herr, Tim O’Brien, Ron Kovic, James Webb,
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tuesdays
The British Monarchy:
Part 1, Origins
Philip Caputo and others. The required resource book is
“The Vietnam Reader” edited by Stewart O’Nan.
NEW
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Last summer, Britain’s little Prince George turned one
year old and his birthday party made all the national
newscasts in the U.S. Why? Because although we
declared our independence from England nearly 240
years ago, many Americans are still enamored with
the British Monarchy. This course will be Part 1 of a
three-term series on English history, designed to give
you insights into Britain’s Neolithic origins through
to the reign of King Henry VIII. Presentations will
consist primarily of video selections from two sets of
DVDs, “A History of Britain” with Simon Schlama and
“Monarchy” with David Starkey. There will be additional
supplemental material and time for discussion.
Instructor: LeEtta Sprackling, Ph.D., retired science
teacher, OLLI member
Instructor: Ernie Hines, retired journalist, OLLI member
Day/Date: Tues, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18 Dec. 2, 9
Day/Date: Mon, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8
Time: 1:30-3 p.m.Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
Location: CEC
Location: HECO, Room 121
Cost: $30
Cost: $30
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Chair Yoga
15205CR
Yoga is a science that originated in India about 8
thousand years ago. The great sages used the principles
and theories of the mind-body connection, studied
them, experimented with them and then developed
the science of yoga. If you have been curious about
the practice of yoga, but concerned about balance or
mobility issues, chair yoga may be for you. Come and
join in the exploration of postures, breath and relaxation
techniques with the support of chairs, the wall and
various props to safely enhance your experience.
Instructor: Jane Williams, registered yoga teacher
with 200 hours, OLLI member
Day/Date: Mon, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Yoga Center
Cost: $30
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Astronomy in the News: Recent
Discoveries and Their Significance
15207CR
Our knowledge and understanding of the universe has
expanded at an unprecedented rate in recent years.
New discoveries are frequently reported in the news
media. In this course, we will discuss the background
of these new discoveries and their significance in the
bigger picture of the universe. Topics will include what
we see in the night sky, the recent peculiar behavior of
the sun, black holes and issues related to life elsewhere
in the universe. No previous astronomical background
is necessary, and all topics addressed will be new to
OLLI courses.
Instructor: Edward Schmidt, professor emeritus,
Physics and Astronomy, UNL, OLLI member
Day/Date: Tue, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, Dec. 2, 9
Time: 11 a.m.-12.30 p.m.
Location: CEC
Cost: $30
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Great Ideas of Great
Economists: Part 1
NEW
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Reflecting on the ideas that guide political leaders,
John Maynard Keynes wrote, “Madmen who hear
voices in the air are distilling their frenzy from the
academic scribblings of some defunct economist or
political philosopher. Indeed the world is ruled by little
else.” This short course will provide an opportunity to
take a brief look at the ideas (the “scribblings”) of some
of those defunct economists or political philosophers.
We’ll consider the “big ideas” (many of which have
continuing consequences) of Adam Smith (1723-1790),
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) and Karl Marx (18181883). These should give us ample opportunity to talk
about “the invisible hand” of the market, connections
between liberty and economy, and “class warfare,” plus
many other ideas that remain highly relevant in 2014.
If this exploration into the history of ideas goes well,
we may push on into considerations of other “defunct”
economic thinkers in subsequent OLLI terms. No
previous economics training is required.
Instructor: Jerry Petr, professor emeritus, Economics,
UNL, OLLI member
Day/Date: Tue, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: NET
Cost: $15
Big Changes for Nebraska and the
Nation: Election 2014
15106CR
The State of Nebraska will be getting a new U.S.
senator, a new governor, possibly a new congress
member in Omaha and at least 17 new state
legislators in the Unicameral. On the national level,
there could be a new Republican majority in the
U.S. Senate, and how many races might Tea Party
candidates win in the U.S. House? Plus, how will this
year’s election results affect the upcoming presidential
election in 2016? If politics is your passion, then this
course is for you. You’ll hear from political gurus,
party and elected officials, election prognosticators
and media pundits. This is a continuation of a Term 1
course.
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Instructors: Marv Almy,
John Comer, Randy Moody,
OLLI members
Day/Date: Tue, Oct. 28,
Nov. 4, 11, 18
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: NET
Cost: $40
Understanding the Mysteries of
Human Behavior: Part 2
15209CR
Why are we so much alike; that is, what is human
nature all about? This is the second and final series
of DVD lectures by Mark Leary, a social psychologist.
You may enroll in this course without having had
the first session because each lecture stands on
its own. The topics for this second course include
impacts of subliminal messages, dreams, adolescent
development, impression management, prejudice, love
and relationships. Each of our class sessions will consist
of one or two 30-minute lectures by Mark, followed by
class discussion led by Dick.
Instructors: Mark Leary, social psychologist; Dick
Dienstbier, professor emeritus, Psychology, UNL, OLLI
member
Day/Date: Tue, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, Dec. 2, 9
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: CEC
Cost: $30
Save a Life with CPR
15210CL
Should an emergency arise, would you know what to
do? This intensive, three-hour class will teach you how
to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) while
bringing you up to date on the latest developments
in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). You will also
learn what to do if someone is choking. Offered in
partnership with Bryan Health Care System.
Instructors: Jeanne Nazario, RN and Cheryl Orosco, RN
Day/Date: Tue, Dec. 9
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Location: Bryan Health West
Cost: $10
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2014-2015
Remarkable Russian Women
NEW
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“Downton Abbey with a Russian Twist” is one way
to think of this course about Russian women in the
late 19th and early 20th centuries. The author of
“Remarkable Russian Women in Pictures, Prose and
Poetry,” will explore a culture at the crossroads of
modernity and on the brink of catastrophe. The course
will compare and contrast Russian women’s religious,
social, educational, professional and political lives with
English women from 1860 to 1917. The author will also
highlight the voices and dreams of Russian women at a
time when everything seemed possible and none could
truly imagine what lay in store for future generations.
Instructor: Marcelline Hutton, Ph.D., independent
scholar
Day/Date: Tue, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, Dec. 2, 9
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: CEC
Cost: $30
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Intermediate French
15212CR
This course is designed for those with some previous
knowledge of French. The focus will be on spoken
conversation with a goal of bringing the student
to a point where she or he will be able to converse
comfortably in a wide variety of everyday situations.
The objectives of this course will include the four most
important skills in language learning: understanding
what is being said, speaking, reading and writing.
Instructor: Madame Etiennette Lefler
Day/Date: Wed, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
Location: CEC
Cost: $30
Built-in Differences that
Challenge America’s Democracy
NEW
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This course will identify, examine and discuss the
troublesome differences that from its beginning have
beset the “American experiment in democracy.” Topics
will include religious, ethnic, racial, socio-economic and
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political differences. They manifest today as America’s
“Rival Nations” (Colin Woodard). We will also explore
the cyclical dynamics of Generational Theory (William
Strauss and Neil Howe) and the perspective it provides
on the ideological polarization that began in the
1960s. The course will also review the Civil War and
Great Power generational cycles and their impacts on
democracy. Opportunities for questions and comments
will be provided, as will a printed 60-page reading and
reference handbook at a cost of $3.
Instructor: Robert W. Jeambey, journalist, retired
Presbyterian clergy, author, teacher
Day/Date: Wed, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Location: First Presbyterian Church
Cost: $30
World War II: Yet Another
War to End All Wars
15214CR
From 1937 to 1945, humanity waged the Second World
War, the most devastating event in history. During
this cataclysm, at least 2 billion people (86 percent of
the world’s population) from more than 60 countries
fought each other, killing between 55 million and 85
million people. Nations threw their entire populations
and economic, industrial and scientific capabilities
behind the massive war effort, too often blurring the
lines between civilians and the military with the most
tragic results. As the world experienced new forms
of warfare and unfathomable depths of depravity,
wartime advances in science, technology and medicine
promised a better future, but only if the world
could know peace. This course examines the war’s
causes, desperate fighting, grand strategy and key
weapons; how and why the war ended; and the war’s
after-shocks still felt today.
Please Note: This course is being offered twice this term.
On Mondays at 10 a.m. and again on Wednesdays at
10 a.m. Please register for only one day.
Instructor: Thomas Berg, lecturer, History, UNL
Day/Date: Wed, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: HECO, Room 121
Cost: $30
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How the Earth Was Made
15215CR
This in-depth course will take a look at a History
Channel series titled, “How the Earth Was Made.” The
series focuses on how our world began. Forged from
fire and ice, formed by floods, volcanoes, asteroids
and earthquakes, our planet tells a dynamic geological
story. Each class session will view segments of the
series followed by a discussion and questions.
Instructor: Duane Eversoll, retired research geologist,
School of Natural Resources, UNL, OLLI member
Day/Date: Wed, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: NET
Cost: $30
Photography Using Your Mobile Device
15216CR
Are you interested in focusing on photography using
your smart phone or tablet? Would you like to learn
some post-processing techniques as well? Course
participants will be kept to a minimum so you can
expect individual attention to your specific questions. In
preparation for the course, please download Snapseed
to your device for photo processing.
Instructor: John Keller, adjunct professor, Doane College
Day/Date: Wed, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Doane Lincoln. Park east of the main
entrance.
Cost: $15
Street Art: Confronting
Creativity in the Streets
NEW
15217CR
Beginning with prehistoric cave engraving and
painting in central Europe, humans have been creating
images on nonportable surfaces for at least 37,000
years. The mark-making on subway and railway cars
developed during the Hip Hop movement in the 1970s
is a contemporary continuation of creative behavior
found throughout the world. With the internet and
social media, the medium of street art has exploded
into an international phenomenon. While considered
vandalism by some, others have embraced, promoted
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and commercialized street art and graffiti. Such works
can now be found in galleries and museums. This
course will evaluate works by graffiti artists in the
Sheldon Museum of Art collection. It will also address
additional pieces in the contemporary context of the
street scene and how they are significant based on
social and economic norms.
Instructor: Sharon Kennedy, director of education,
Sheldon Museum of Art
Day/Date: Wed, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: SHEL. We suggest parking in one of the
nearby parking garages where the first hour is free.
Cost: $20
Successfully Navigating a
Lifestyle Transition
15218CR
Are you or a loved one facing a lifestyle transition now
or maybe will be in the near future? These changes are
never easy and waiting until the last minute can have
distressing consequences. This course is designed to give
you a head start by assisting with this often perplexing
process. We’ll discuss how to recognize early signs,
ensure you know all the options, outline the range of
costs and identify community resources. Our aim is to
bridge the gap with timely and valuable information that
will enable you to make knowledgeable and informed
decisions when the need occurs.
Instructors: Mary Ann Stallings, owner-consultant,
and Robbie Nathan, transition consultant, Bridge to
Better Living
Day/Date: Wed, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: St. Mark’s
Cost: $30
Fall 2014 Term 2
2014-2015
OLLI Member Discounts
OLLI partners with several community and UNL groups to add benefits to your membership. A list can be
found on our website [email protected] or by contacting the office 402-472-6265.
Abendmusik: Offers a ticket discount. Call Abendmusik at 402-476-9933 for more
information on concerts or visit abendmusik.org.
AgeWell Computer Education Center: Discounted computer education courses. Call
402-328-2202 or email [email protected] or online at www.discoverskills.com.
Angels Theatre Company: Offers a ticket discount at the door or online at
www.angelscompany.org.
Arts for the Soul: Offers a ticket discount. For tickets call First Presbyterian at 402477-6037, or go to fpclincoln.org and click on “Arts for the Soul.”
Friends of the Ross: Discount for a new, first-time membership. Contact the Ross
Theatre at 402-472-9100.
Lincoln Community Playhouse: Offers an individual ticket discount with some
performance exceptions. Call the Box Office at 402-489-7529 for details.
Nebraska Chamber Players: Ticket purchase call 402-429-8227 or online at
www.nebraskachamberplayers.org.
Nebraska Repertory Theatre: Discounted Summer Season Pass (student rate).
Call the Lied Box Office at 402-472-4747.
Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music: Discounted ticket price on selected
performances. For information go to: http://www.sfcm.info/.
TADA Theatre: Discounts on selected performances. Call 402-438-8232 for details.
University Bookstore: Ten percent discount on all in-stock general reading books
except discounted bestseller list.
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Ancient Engineers: Understanding
Greek and Roman Technology
NEW
15219CR
This is the first part of a two-term course on Greek
and Roman technology. Excellent video lectures by
Dr. Stephen Ressler, professor emeritus, West Point,
will form the basis of the course. Dr. Ressler, a civil
engineer, illustrates many of his examples with threedimensional models or clear, animated drawings. He
discusses the technology and materials societies had
available to them. He introduces basic engineering
principles and the science behind them. You will see
examples of structures that were built using these
ideas, and many will undoubtedly be familiar to you.
You may never look at various structures the same
again! There will be plenty of time for discussion.
Instructor: LeEtta Sprackling, Ph.D., retired science
educator, OLLI member
Day/Date: Wed, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: CEC
Cost: $30
Capture Your World through
Digital Photography
15220CR
Want to gain a greater proficiency in digital
photography while using a single-lens reflex camera?
This course will provide you with these fundamentals
as you practice with your personal camera. We’ll
review basic principles of photography and then move
on to more sophisticated digital camera operations
such as controls, function and purpose, lighting, and
composition. Hardware and software options will also
be discussed. Recommended equipment is a digital SLR
camera that may have interchangeable lenses but this
is not required.
Instructor: John Keller, adjunct professor, Doane
College
Day/Date: Wed, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10
Time: 1:30-3 p.m.
Location: Doane Lincoln. Park east of the main
entrance.
Cost: $30
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Beginning Bridge 2
15221CR
Familiar with playing Bridge but want to increase your
confidence? Beginning Bridge 2 may be the course for
you. You’ll improve your understanding of the game
and learn the modern bidding systems. If you have
taken Beginning Bridge I, this course will build on those
lessons. By the end of Bridge 2 you will be able to
accept any Bridge invitation with confidence that you
can play the game and win. If you have never played
Bridge or need a refresher, we recommend Beginning
Bridge I as a prerequisite for this course.
Instructor: Bruce Burns
Day/Date: Wed, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Duplicate Bridge Club
Cost: $30
The Magic of the Metropolitan Opera
15222CR
What we know as opera today had its start during the
Italian Renaissance as lavish musical entertainments
called “intermezzi,” performed between the acts of
long, drawn out Roman plays. Opera is still immensely
popular today and if you are a fan, you’ll not want to
miss this course. To better understand and enjoy the
three operas being presented at the Ross, each class
will feature operatic introductions, history, context and
plot descriptions with video and audio highlights. The
three operas being presented during the 2014 season
are: Bizet’s “Carmen,” John Adams’ “The Death of
Klinghoffer” and Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von
Nurnberg.” There will be plenty of time for questions
and answers, so come one, come all!
Instructor: Daniel Lynn, professor of Music,
director of Vocal Studies, Union College
Day/Date: Wed, Oct. 29, Nov. 12, Dec. 10
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: Union College, Engle Hall Choir Room.
Free parking at the Krueger Science and Math
Center parking lot, 50th and Bancroft streets.
Cost: $15
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China: Ancient Civilization and
Rising Global Power
The Sexual Revolution
of the 1960s
15223CR
China, ancient civilization and rising global power,
seems very far away yet its influence and exports are
having a huge impact on American society. To give
more insight into this unique country, the Confucius
Institute has designed this 12-week course which will
span Terms 2 and 3. Term 2 topics will include Land
and People, Travel in China, Chinese Arts and Chinese
Festivals. This course will be interactive and there will
be plenty of time for questions. All Instructors are from
China.
15224CR
Did anything really CHANGE? Well, yes. People
explored different forms of marriage, ideas of “free
love” had impacts on when and how people had sex,
and ideas about permissiveness shifted for women far
more than for men. New forms of sex therapy were
supported by research by the Kinsey group and by
Masters and Johnson. People began to believe that
sex wasn’t just for having children any more — instead
it should enhance relationships and be enjoyed.
Images of even “good” women being eager sexual
creatures replaced earlier notions of female passivity.
Pornography exploded, first in print and then in videos,
and X-rated business of various types had profound
impacts on (especially) urban neighborhoods. Even in
polite societies, topics of sexual molestation, marital
rape and homosexuality were discussed, and courses in
sex were offered in universities.
Instructors: Annabelle (Lei) Liu and Jessie (Liqing)
Guo, Confucius Institute, UNL
Day/Date: Thu, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
Location: ECU
Cost: $30
Thank You!
A sincere “Thank You” to our Term 2 Course
Facilitators, the unsung heroes of OLLI’s
varied and in-depth schedule of courses. These
are the folks who decide on course ideas,
find Instructors and basically coordinate
everything that makes OLLI courses run
smoothly and efficiently. Thanks again from
OLLI for all your dedication and hard work.
Marv Almy
Barb Carlson
Mary Christiansen
Nancy R. Comer
Judi Cook
Leta Powell Drake
David Dyke
Carla Fetch
Bob Florell
olli.unl.edu
Ernie Hines
Georgianne Mastera
Randy Moody
Lois Pasco
Barb Schliesser
Edward Schmidt
Henry Schuman
Mary Ann Sullivan
Jane Williams
402-472-6265
[email protected]
NEW
Instructor: Dick Dienstbier, professor emeritus,
Psychology, UNL, OLLI member
Day/Date: Thu, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: ECU
Cost: $15
History of Christianity in the
United States
NEW
15225CR
Who were the major personalities and what key
movements shaped the development of Christianity
in the U.S. from precolonial times to the present? This
course will examine these topics and other themes
that are unique to the American experience with some
attention to chronology.
Instructor: Dr. Kenneth W. Moore, retired minister
Day/Date: Thu, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: CEC
Cost: $30
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How Will We Fuel Our Future
Energy Needs?
NEW
15226CR
As our nation’s requirements for energy grow and the
finite supplies of oil, gas and coal become exhausted,
equivalent and cleaner sources must be identified and
developed. Nebraska has the opportunity to be at the
forefront of this effort. We rank fifth in the nation for
wind energy, ethanol from corn is already in use, and
cellulosic materials for ethanol are being researched.
Other possibilities in early stages of investigation are:
obtaining energy directly from the sun, methane gas
from organic materials and the production of algae as
an energy source. This series will address all presently
known energy sources.
Instructors: From UNL: John Hay, assistant extension
educator; Galen Erickson, professor, Animal Sciences;
and Jerry Hudgins, chair, Electrical Engineering.
Tom Davlin, manager project engineering, LES; Todd
Sneller, administrator, Nebraska Ethanol Board
Day/Date: Thu, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: CEC
Cost: $30
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Hot Topics
15227CR
Up for some “heated discussion?” This course will
scrutinize six “Hot Topics” currently in the news. Six
presenters will provide background information and
then lead the class in a discussion of events from
current headlines. Topics will include: Nebraska’s
minimum wage proposal, the lack of marriageable-age
women in rural areas, changes in the NCAA, the tone
of political discourse, how U.S. foreign policy should
deal with insurgencies, and Edward Snowden: Hero
or Villain? This is the third year for this popular OLLI
course. The format is designed to encourage class
member input and discussion.
Day/Date: Fri, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5, 12
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
Location: CEC
Cost: $30
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The Bible is a canonical collection of texts sacred in
Judaism and Christianity. There is no single “Bible” and many
Bibles with varying contents exist. The Bible is widely considered
to be the bestselling book of all time, has estimated annual sales of
100 million copies, and has been a major influence on literature and history,
especially in the West where it was the first mass-printed book. This innovative
course will explore five approaches to reading the Bible:
• Thematic: Search for large themes.
• Analytic: Consider historical and literary contexts.
• Contemplative: Practice sacred, mindful reading.
• Imaginative: Engage imagination to experience a story.
• Relational: Recognize a metaphor or something in a
story that relates to your life.
The Gutenberg Bible, the first
You can identify and investigate an approach in your comfort
printed Bible.
zone or try one that may be supplemental or challenging.
Instructor: Carolyn Zeisset, Bible student and teacher, First Plymouth Church
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The Vietnam War
on the Big Screen
Introduction to Knitting
NEW
15228CR
The Vietnam War divided our nation, caused moral
upheaval and motivated a generation to question
authority. It is not surprising then that this turmoil
was reflected in the decade’s films. This course will
feature the most heralded movies about the Vietnam
War. Each will be viewed in full and discussed. The
films include “The Deer Hunter,” “Apocalypse Now,”
“Coming Home,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Platoon”
and “Full Metal Jacket.” Many of the images and much
of the language are not for the faint of heart.
15230CR
Welcome to the basics of knitting! Once you learn the
fundamentals, you are on your way to making special,
unique and inexpensive gifts for family and friends. You
will learn the methods required to cast on, work the
knit and purl stitches, yarn-overs, cast off and finishing.
You will begin a basic pattern and build a foundation
for more advanced projects. You will also learn about
various yarns and the tools used in knitting. A small
stitch sampler and a project of your choice is the goal.
It’s never too late to learn a new skill and be able to
have something to show for the effort.
Instructor: Ernie Hines, retired journalist, OLLI member
Day/Date: Fri, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5, 12
Time: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: HECO, Room 121
Cost: $30
Instructor: Lori Kowal, owner, Yarn Charm
Day/Date: Fri, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5, 12
Time: 1:30-3 p.m.
Location: Yarn Charm
Cost: $30 plus materials
Writings from the
Women’s Movement
of the 1960s and 1970s
NEW
saturdays
15229CR
This course will take a look at some of the major
writings that propelled and defined modern feminism.
Were you affected by these writings? Are you curious
to know the results of the movement? We will discuss
portions of “Feminism in Our Time: The Essential
Writings, World War II to the Present,” which includes
the works of authors such as Betty Friedan, Kate
Millet, Susan Brownmiller, Sylvia Plath, Bella Abzug,
Gloria Steinem and others. This book is readily and
inexpensively available at www.amazon.com. This was
a turbulent decade for women and great strides were
made. Find out about these advances and the work
that is still left to do.
Instructor: Cassandra Sasso, B.A., UNL; M.A., USCB;
J.D., Northwestern Law School,
OLLI member
Day/Date: Fri, Oct. 31,
Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5, 12
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: CEC
Cost: $30
olli.unl.edu
402-472-6265
[email protected]
Climbing Your Family Tree:
British and Irish Histories
NEW
15231CR
Do you have family roots in Britain, Scotland, Ireland or
Wales? Would you like to find out where your family lived
before they came to the U.S.? Why not join the fun as
we search for our ancestors? We will discuss research
methods to help you identify where and how your
relatives lived in the old country; when they left; and how
to use state-of-the-art websites to access British and Irish
records. This in-depth, three-session, six-part series will
provide the latest insights on where to look and how to
fit the pieces together. Participants will use a computer
lab to conduct their own research during each session.
Whether you have just discovered your ancestors were
British or Irish or you are an expert at British and Irish
research, this course is for you. Prerequisites: Basic
computer and Internet skills. Understanding of how to
use a chart to list ancestors’ names and dates.
Instructor: Phyllis Ericson, past president, LincolnLancaster Genealogical Society
Day/Date: Sat, Nov. 1, 8, 15
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Location: HECO, Room 121
Cost: $30
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special interest circles
An Interest Circle is a group of OLLI members
who has a hobby or special interest in a particular
topic and wants to share experiences with others.
There are several Circles in place and new ones are
encouraged to form at any time. You do not need to
register and there is no fee. However, you must be
an OLLI member to participate. Information about
starting an Interest Circle is available from the OLLI
office and on the OLLI website. Questions? Contact
Dick Vautravers at [email protected] The
following Circles are already in place and ready to
welcome interested OLLI members.
Walking Group
Enjoy the invigorating weather and improve your
health at the same time. The Walking Group meets
all year. We’ll gather at Holmes Lake, rain or shine,
every Monday morning at 9:30. Holmes Lake is a
beautiful setting in all kinds of weather – just be sure
to dress for the day. We divide into faster and slower
walkers so there is sure to be someone who walks
at your pace. Don’t be shy! Join us! Contact Karen
Harris at [email protected] with questions.
Host: Karen Harris, OLLI member
Day/Date: Every Monday from Sept. 1 to May 31
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Holmes Lake parking lot at the northwest
corner of the park near the dam.
Politics Interest Circle
Passionate about politics? This group is open to
all regardless of political persuasion – the more
viewpoints the better. Just remember the admonition
from the great American, Sen. Daniel Patrick
Moynihan, “Everyone is entitled to his (or her) own
opinion, but not his (or her) own facts.” Contact
Marvin Almy at [email protected] or John Comer at
[email protected]
Hosts: Marv Almy and John Comer, OLLI members
Day/Date: Meets monthly. Watch “Friday
Happenings” email for specific dates and topics.
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: Stauffer’s Café and Pie Shoppe
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International Issues Circle
World issues have been dominating the news lately,
and this Interest Circle will explore topics concerning
international relations. Through a thoughtful and
reflective exchange of opinions, the International
Issues Circle will provide a forum for discussion
and examination of today’s wide-reaching global
interactions. This Circle is a cooperative effort
between OLLI and the UNL Emeriti Association.
Hosts: Bill Avery, professor emeritus, Political
Science, UNL; Dave Forsythe, professor emeritus,
Political Science, UNL; Peter Levitov, emeriti,
International Affairs, UNL.
Day/Date: Meets monthly. Watch “Friday
Happenings” email for specific dates and topics.
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Stauffer’s Café and Pie Shoppe
REFER A NEW MEMBER –
Get Free Ice Cream
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s Membership
Committee has devised a new way to encourage and
reward current OLLI members who refer new members.
New lines have been added to the OLLI Registration
Form indicating who recommended OLLI to the new
member or how the new member heard about OLLI. If
a current member’s name is noted, Nadine Ault, OLLI
staff assistant, will send out a Thank You note to the
current member with a coupon for a free ice cream at
the UNL Dairy Store.
“We know that many if not the majority of new members
are referred by existing members,” explained Dick
Vautravers, Membership Committee chair. “So the
Committee thought a small token would show our
appreciation and remind OLLI members to tell their friends.”
Both the current member and
the new member will also
be congratulated in a Friday
Happenings note, and the
information will be recorded and
tracked for marketing purposes.
Fall 2014 Term 2
special events
PREDISPOSED: Liberals, Conservatives
and the Biology of Political Differences
“A Sparkling
Holiday Soiree”
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Instructor: John R. Hibbing,
professor, Political Science, UNL
Day/Date: Thu, Oct. 30
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: ECU
Cost: $5
A Three-part Series on Thinking
about End-of-Life Decisions
15139SE
Dying and death are topics people want to avoid – yet,
death is one of the few things in life that is guaranteed to us.
One of the many questions we face is, will my last days be
on my terms or will someone else be making the decisions?
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Most people are convinced that the particular
political views they hold constitute rational, conscious
responses to the world around them. Recent research,
however, indicates that political views are also shaped
by nonconscious biological predispositions. This
presentation will summarize and investigate how a
person’s neurological, physiological, cognitive and
deep psychological tendencies affect his or her political
views. We will address the potential implications of this
more modern view of the source of political attitudes,
and discuss the possibility that compromise may
be a better option than attempting to change these
predispositions.
Begin with the End in Mind
Session 2: Fri, Oct. 10, 2014
How to plan your own funeral or
memorial service.
Instructor: Steve Olson, funeral director, Roper &
Sons Funeral Homes.
Session 3: Fri, Nov. 14, 2014
It’s up to you to determine what your endof-life journey will look like. Learn how to
protect your wishes and how to start the
conversation with your loved ones.
Instructor: Lisa Mansur, MD, FCCP, FACP, medical
director, Tabitha Hospice.
15260SE
This will be a very special evening at The
Cornhusker Hotel where OLLI members
can dress in their holiday finery, enjoy
a delicious dinner, and then relax and
harmonize to traditional holiday favorites.
So why not get into the spirit of the season
with your OLLI friends during this joyful
time of year.
When: Tue, Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m. social hour; 6
p.m. dinner
Where: The Cornhusker
Registration Deadline: Dec. 1
Cost: $35 per person. This includes the
cost of dinner and nonalcoholic beverages.
Wine and other alcoholic beverages will
be available at an additional cost. Please
contact the OLLI office (402-472-6265) if
you have special dietary concerns.
olli.unl.edu
402-472-6265
[email protected]
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members. A number of partner-sponsored events are
scheduled for the upcoming holiday season. Here is a sampling:
Arts for the Soul — Music and Fine Arts
at First Presbyterian
Isabelle Demers is an organ professor at Baylor
University in Texas, and is rapidly becoming
recognized as one of North America’s most virtuosic organists. Isabelle
Demers’ organ concert is set for Sunday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. in collaboration with
Lincoln Organ Showcase. Cost is $9 for OLLI members, $12 for nonmembers.
For tickets, please call 402-477-6037, email [email protected] or go to
the website: www.fpclincoln.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
Abendmusik at First Plymouth.
Abendmusik at First Plymouth Church has a
magnificent schedule of events for its 20142015 season. Handel’s “Messiah” and Bach’s
“Magnificat,” two timeless and sacred works, will be presented on Sunday,
Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday, Dec.
21 at 4 p.m., Abendmusik will offer “Tidings of Comfort and Joy,” a meaningful
experience to revive your Christmas spirit featuring the Plymouth Choir.
Then, on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. bring your friends and family to the
fun, festivity and frivolity of Abendmusik’s last blast of 2014. All Abendmusik
performances are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors (62 and up), and $10 for
students.
Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music.
Two special events are planned just for OLLI members. On Wednesday, Oct.
8 at 4:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m. two free lectures will
be offered before Sheldon concerts on Oct. 11 and Nov. 8. Each session will
include a discussion of the upcoming concert program and the featured artist.
For more information, please visit sfcm.info.
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Fall 2014 Term 2
tours & travel
The Omaha 1898 World’s Fair Revisited
It’s that time again! The Osher Lifelong
Learning Institute’s all-day Biannual
Winery Tasting Tour will feature four
Nebraska wineries – three new
destinations and one repeat location.
We’ll start the tour with a morning visit
to Wunder Rosa Winery near Roca, then a return visit
to Deer Springs Winery east of Lincoln for a tasting
along with lunch. In the afternoon we will travel to
Brownville and sample the wines at Whiskey Run
Winery. Our last stop will be Schilling Bridge Winery
near Pawnee City where, along with tastings, we will
enjoy a prime rib dinner.
Omaha’s 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition
transformed a “wild and vice-driven” city into a
magical escape from war, depression and broken
dreams. It celebrated technology and showed the
world that life was civilized west of the Mississippi
River. Join your OLLI friends in a special day-long tour
to relive this exotic display designed to redirect the
future of this city on the plains. You will:
•Tour the Durham Museum display of the Exposition.
•Join a special docent-led trolley tour of Exposition
area homes, businesses and sites of historical
significance.
•Enjoy a buffet lunch at Wilson and Washburn
restaurant, named for prominent madams of the
period.
•View Exposition documents and memorabilia at
Omaha’s Dale Clark Library.
•Participate in Jim McKee’s presentation of
Nebraska’s history during this period.
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Registration Deadline: Oct. 1. Please contact
Lee Rockwell, Valden Tours, at 402-486-0900 or
[email protected] to register and if you have
any questions.
Day/Date: Fri, Oct. 10
Cost: $132 per person which includes motor coach
transportation, driver gratuity, five wine samples at
each winery, luncheon and the prime rib dinner.
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If you wish additional background to this excursion,
you can read more about the Exposition in Timothy
Schafert’s recent novel “The Swan Gondola.”
Registration Deadline: Sorry, this event is Sold Out.
Day/Date: Wed, Oct. 22
Time: Our tour will depart Lincoln by motor coach at
8:15 a.m. and return by late afternoon.
olli.unl.edu
402-472-6265
[email protected]
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Thanks to all who have contributed to OLLI!
Special thanks to each donor! Your support has allowed us to keep OLLI’s promise to
promote lifelong learning for older adults!
Remember, the reasons to contribute to OLLI are as simple as...
- Advance OLLI at UNL
- Budget realities
- Costs
For more information, contact Dee Aguilar at [email protected], 402-472-9891, or visit olli.unl.edu.
COURSE LOCATION KEY
Bryan Health West — 2300 S. 16th St.
Lincoln Duplicate Bridge Club — 237 S. 70th St.
CEC — Southeast Community College Continuing
Education Center, 301 S. 68th St. Place
Lincoln Yoga Center — 2127 Winthrop Road
Cornhusker — The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel,
333 S. 13 St.
Doane Lincoln — Doane College Lincoln Campus,
303 N. 52nd St.
ECU — East Campus Union
First Presbyterian Church — 17th and F streets,
Great Hall (north wing)
HECO — Home Economics Building (College of
Education & Human Sciences), 1650 N. 35th St., UNL
NET — Nebraska Educational Telecommunications,
1800 N. 33rd St.
SHEL — Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R streets,
UNL
Stauffer’s Café and Pie Shoppe — 5600 S. 48th St.
St. Mark’s — St. Mark’s Methodist Church, 8550
Pioneers Blvd.
Union College, Engle Hall Choir Room — 50th and
Bancroft streets
Yarn Charm — 4640 Bair Ave, #214
Holmes Lake — S. 70th St. and Normal Blvd.
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Fall 2014 Term 2
2014-2015
OLLI Welcomes Over 135 New Members
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Nebraska-Lincoln would like to welcome the
following new members who have joined the OLLI Community as of Sept. 18, 2014. We look forward
to meeting you and getting to know you at our courses and special events. We're so glad you're here.
Karl Tegtmeyer
Gary D. Harrington
Doris Galbraith
Shirley Mariska
Diane Peirce
Sam Van Pelt
Claudia Davis
Katherine Endacott
Richard Bollwitt
Sue Bollwitt
Eugene Acosta
Joseph Badami
Susan Bauer
Sue Blackman
Sudie Bock
Sue Bukacek
Dennis Carlson
Nancy Carlson
Pam Carrier
Jay Gerber
Elizabeth Hinrichs Badami
Patricia Morin
Richard Morin
Stan Riggle
JoAnn Stransky
Bob Wolf
Steve Nelsen
Jan Gauger
Nancy Furman
Robert Hill
Trudy Hill
Darryl Kile
Kay Kile
Tamma Newth
Thomas Peters
Catherine Weichel
Marilyn Agena
Beverly Anderson
Ernie Arrigo
Mary Arrigo
Margaret Berry
Chuck Breunig
Diane Butherus
Liz Conley
Phyllis Conway
Anne Diffendal
Barb Eisenbraun
Donna Gustafson
Michael Hopkins
Susan Hopkins
Rodney Hutt
Don Hyde
Janet Hyde
Karen Joyce
Barbara Ludwig
Linda Montag
Ed Nachtsheim
Bobbye Jean Owen
Foster Owen
JoEllen Polzien
Shirley Schafer
Suzanne Schied
Mary Stevens
Roger Svatos
Linda Swanson
Annette Tweton
Betty Vodehnal
Dennis Vodehnal
Kathy Ward
Barb Weaver
John Wiederspan
Nancy Wiederspan
Jan Cepure
Janice Hottovy
Tamara Rudman
Sandra Conrad
Patricia Doering
Tom Doering
G. Steven Ferris
Russ Free
Carolyn Freeman
Anita Fussell
Kathie Johnson
Arline Kraft
Terri Marti
Leroy Schoen
Mary Schwab
Ann Wahl
Beverly Walker
Linda Witte
Barbara Barnawell
Kathleen Higley
Judith Allerheiligren
Marsha Buda
Patricia Carlson
Daniel Cronk
Lynn Cronk
Mary Garrison
Charles Gregorius
John Munn
Linda Munn
Phyllis Nelsen
Janet Poley
Jeffrey Poley
Jay Wexler
Glenda Boesiger
June Booher
Pat Cole
Debbie Cone
Steven Eggland
Arlen Etling
Gwenith Everett
Sandy Everett
Robin Hadfield
Joan Hudson
Sue Kirkland
Diane Knapp
Linda Kosch
Eileen Kunz
LouAnn Larson-Gaston
Lillian Lemon
Sandra Luedke
Carol McClain
Sue Norris
Patricia Osborn
Richard Ripley
Lois Rohla
Nancy Schultheis
Lei Shi
Jim Underwood
Clyde Johnson
Susan Ramey
Vickie Ehly
Patricia Scudder
Beth Ann Brooks
Bonita Delhay
Jerry Delhay
Mary Grewe
Maurine Hale
Max Hale
Phyllis Jensen
Carolee Svoboda
Sinda Dux
Pamela Prater
Jo Stork
Joseph Stork
Dick Wolters
Cheryl Steckelberg
Glenn Johnson
Nancy Lueking
Andy Tomlinson
Kermit Wolff
Joy Maag
Jeanne Bair
Virginia Piening
Rose Ann Dowty
Vera Hansen
Robin Netz
If we have inadvertently excluded your name, please call us immediately so we can correct the mistake and
recognize you. 402-472-6265.
olli.unl.edu
402-472-6265
[email protected]
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why OLLI?
What Is OLLI?
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a unique
organization designed specifically for those 50
years or older who love learning new things. Our
courses provide stimulating, congenial and varied
opportunities to explore many unusual and rare areas
of interest. OLLI courses are non-credit and have no
tests or grades.
Parking Permits for Courses and Events on Campus
Courses meeting on East Campus Monday
through Friday require a parking permit. Keep your
parking permit convenient and safe. OLLI pays
for each permit issued and you will be charged
for replacement permits. For special parking
accommodations (i.e. handicap spaces), contact the
OLLI office at 402-472-6265.
Parking permits are:
OLLI at UNL is one of 117 lifelong learning programs
supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation
(osherfoundation.org) on university and college
campuses across the country. Each state and the
District of Columbia has at least one OLLI. The OLLI
National Resource Center is located at the University
of Southern Maine.
•Included in the course fee unless otherwise
indicated.
What Courses Does OLLI Offer?
OLLI at UNL offers dozens of courses, special events,
tours and member-only opportunities. Most courses
meet for 90 minutes weekly during a six-week term.
Five terms are offered each year.
•Issued for each course.
Who Are the Instructors?
OLLI volunteer instructors are active and retired
professors, experts from the community, peers and
OLLI members who want to share their personal
passion for a subject.
General Information
Canceled, Full or Postponed Courses and Events
OLLI does not send class confirmations. If a course
is canceled or full, you will receive notice as soon as
possible. You will be given the following options:
• Add your name to a wait list.
• Register for an alternate course.
• Place your paid fee in escrow for future use.
• Request a refund.
Drop a Course
Call the OLLI office at 402-472-6265 if you’d like to
drop a course. Please call before the second class
and let us know if you’d like to enroll in an alternative
course or place your paid fee in escrow for use at a
later date.
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•Available in the OLLI office one week prior to the
course or event start date.
•Valid only on the day/dates/time/lot indicated on
the permit.
•Not valid for metered parking, visitor parking or
reserved parking spaces.
•To be displayed on the vehicle rearview mirror,
printed side out.
Participant Accommodations
It is the policy of OLLI at UNL to provide flexible and
individualized accommodations to participants in our
many courses to allow them to fully share in course
activities. To receive accommodation services such
as interpreters, large print, etc., please contact the
OLLI office at 402-472-6265 or [email protected] when
you register to allow time to make arrangements for
these services.
Guest Policy
Members may bring a guest to a single class if space
is available. Please contact the OLLI office at 402472-6265 or [email protected] beforehand so we can notify
the instructor.
Weather Closings
If Lincoln Public Schools or UNL is closed or starts
late due to weather conditions, OLLI courses and
events are also canceled. OLLI weekend courses and
events are canceled if UNL cancels courses or closes.
Call the OLLI office at 402-472-6265 after 7 a.m. or
check the OLLI website ([email protected]) for information.
Fall 2014 Term 2
LLI at UNL
Curiosity never retires
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
at the
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Isn’t It Time YOU Belonged to the Osher Community?
•OLLI concentrates on the interests
and passions of those over 50.
•OLLI gives you the opportunity to become part
of a vibrant community of interesting people.
•OLLI provides high-quality, high-appeal learning
experiences; no homework; no tests!
•OLLI offers special events and travel opportunities.
Follow YOUR path. Join OLLI now!
[email protected] • 402-472-6265 • olli.unl.edu
Email Notifications
Make sure we have your correct email address.
Occasionally instructors or course facilitators want to
contact students regarding class information. Also,
the OLLI office periodically sends emails to notify
members of upcoming events. Your information is
always confidential.
Scholarships
OLLI offers financial assistance to individuals who
find it a hardship to pay the full membership fee.
Contact the office for an application. All inquiries are
strictly confidential.
olli.unl.edu
402-472-6265
[email protected]
College of Education & Human Sciences
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Volunteers
OLLI is a member-driven organization with robust
volunteer leadership and committees that keep OLLI
functioning efficiently. Members are invited to join
committees, become classroom assistants or help
with special events and projects.
To inquire about volunteering, just
call the office or email us at
[email protected]
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REGISTRATION
July 2014
LLI at UNL
Curiosity never retires
REGISTRATION FORM
Complete one form for EACH person and send to:
OLLI at UNL, 125 HECO, P.O. Box 830800, Lincoln, NE 68583-0800
New Members need to complete the entire Registration Form when registering for the first time.
Renewing Members can fill in name only unless personal information has changed.
First Name
Last Name
Birth date (optional)
______
Name you prefer on name badge
Address
City
State
Zip Code
E-mail Address
Evening
Cell (optional)
Phones: Day
How did you learn about OLLI at UNL? ___________________________________________________________________
If you were referred by a current OLLI member, who was it? _________________________________________________
Are you a UNL alumni? __________
2014-2015 Membership Registration -- Check One
Cost
I am a current 2014-2015 OLLI Member
0
I am purchasing a 2014-2015 Annual Membership which includes a $30 course or event credit
$75
NET member special discounted price: I am purchasing a 2014-2015 OLLI Annual Membership which includes
a $30 course or event credit. NET Member #_______________________ Exp. Date ___________
$65
UNL Alumni special discounted price: I am purchasing a first-time NEW OLLI Annual Membership for 20142015 which includes a $30 course or event credit. Current Membership # _________________________
Expiration Date ______________
$65
Course or Special Event Registration:
Number
Name
Cost
Total Payment (Membership + Course Cost + Special Event Cost)
Payment Method:
Check or money order payable to University of Nebraska-Lincoln Check # _________________ Amount _____________
Credit Card
[ ] Visa [ ] MasterCard
Credit Card Number ___________________________________________
Expiration Date
NO CLASS CONFIRMATIONS WILL BE SENT. YOU WILL BE CONTACTED ONLY IF A CLASS IS FILLED OR HAS BEEN CANCELED.
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Fall 2014 Term 2
REGISTRATION
July 2014
LLI at UNL
Curiosity never retires
REGISTRATION FORM
Complete one form for EACH person and send to:
OLLI at UNL, 125 HECO, P.O. Box 830800, Lincoln, NE 68583-0800
New Members need to complete the entire Registration Form when registering for the first time.
Renewing Members can fill in name only unless personal information has changed.
First Name
Last Name
Birth date (optional)
______
Name you prefer on name badge
Address
City
State
Zip Code
E-mail Address
Evening
Cell (optional)
Phones: Day
How did you learn about OLLI at UNL? ___________________________________________________________________
If you were referred by a current OLLI member, who was it? _________________________________________________
Are you a UNL alumni? __________
2014-2015 Membership Registration -- Check One
Cost
I am a current 2014-2015 OLLI Member
0
I am purchasing a 2014-2015 Annual Membership which includes a $30 course or event credit
$75
NET member special discounted price: I am purchasing a 2014-2015 OLLI Annual Membership which includes
a $30 course or event credit. NET Member #_______________________ Exp. Date ___________
$65
UNL Alumni special discounted price: I am purchasing a first-time NEW OLLI Annual Membership for 20142015 which includes a $30 course or event credit. Current Membership # _________________________
Expiration Date ______________
$65
Course or Special Event Registration:
Number
Name
Cost
Total Payment (Membership + Course Cost + Special Event Cost)
Payment Method:
Check or money order payable to University of Nebraska-Lincoln Check # _________________ Amount _____________
Credit Card
[ ] Visa [ ] MasterCard
Credit Card Number ___________________________________________
Expiration Date
NO CLASS CONFIRMATIONS WILL BE SENT. YOU WILL BE CONTACTED ONLY IF A CLASS IS FILLED OR HAS BEEN CANCELED.
olli.unl.edu
402-472-6265
[email protected]
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Non Profit
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PAID
UNL
LLI at UNL
Curiosity never retires
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Presents
“1965-1975: Decade of Transformation”
Two Unique Courses about the Vietnam War
The Vietnam War divided our nation, caused moral upheaval and motivated a generation to question authority.
It is not surprising, then, that this turmoil was reflected in the decade’s films and literature. These two courses
will discuss and evaluate books and movies of the period.
Words of War: Major Fiction and
Nonfiction of the Vietnam War
The Vietnam War
on the Big Screen
15204CR
15228CR
No 20th century war was more divisive than the
Vietnam War. The fiction and nonfiction that resulted powerfully reflects this war’s impact on the
individuals in combat and the nation’s society at
large. The most heralded written accounts of that
Artwork by Robert Chambers USAF
war will be covered in this course.
This course will feature the most heralded
movies about the Vietnam War. Each will be
viewed in full and discussed. The films include
“The Deer Hunter,” “Apocalypse Now,” “Coming
Home,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Platoon”
and “Full Metal Jacket.”
[email protected] • 402-472-6265 • olli.unl.edu
College of Education & Human Sciences
University of Nebraska–Lincoln