August 13, 2012
The nationally renowned College for Seniors is now accepting registration for its new fall semester courses. The College for Seniors courses are offered by OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville, formerly the N.C. Center for Creative Retirement (NCCCR).
The fall semester courses begin in September and the lineup contains new offerings and popular favorites, skills courses and serious academic exploration. No tests or grades are given.
History buffs can choose between offerings like "Coming Apart: American Life in the '60s," "A Military and Diplomatic History of the United States," and "19th Century Europe: The Road to Now." The "Appalachian Sampler" will include everything from shape note and gospel singing, to Asheville's emergence as "Beer City USA."
Ron Manheimer, founding director of NCCCR (now OLLI) and author of numerous books on philosophy, will teach "Plato for the Uninitiated." Other course subjects include: "Beginning Genealogy and Family History," French, "Online Communities," drawing, quilting, elder law, renewable energy, and "Art Crime – Fakes, Forgeries and History." "Dancing at the Edge of the Abyss," will explore dying not only as a time of darkness, but also of insight, transformation and even humor.
The College for Seniors course catalog is available online at olliasheville.com/courses. In-person registration begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center. Cost for College for Seniors is $115 for limitless courses. Students must also pay the OLLI membership fee of $60. Membership benefits include a campus parking permit, access to the university library, discounts on special events and more.
For more information or to register, call 828.251.6140 or olliasheville.com.