College for Seniors Registration Opens August 15 at OLLI
Fri, 08/09/2013 - 11:28am
The nationally renowned College for Seniors will open registration for its new fall semester courses at 8 a.m. on August 15, in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. The College for Seniors courses are offered by OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville.
The fall semester courses begin September 16 and the lineup contains new offerings and popular favorites, skills courses and serious academic exploration. No tests or grades are given. Registration may be made in person or by mail; preference is given to those who register in person on August 15. The course catalog is available online at olliasheville.com.
History buffs can choose between offerings like “Road Trip Through Medieval Europe,” “The Written Word- 3,000 BCE to….?,” and “The Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany.” The “Appalachian Sampler” course will include everything from the Trail of Tears to the Appalachian Trail, and will include the Autumn Players’ presentation of the prizewinning play, Beneath Shelton Laurel.
Owen Middleton, a musician, teacher and published composer, will teach “Beginning Guitar.” Other course subjects include: “The Sixties’ Rock & Soul Revolution,” “Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter,” beginning and advanced French, astronomy, quilting, elder law, renewable energy, and “Ayn Rand: Her Life & Her Philosophy.” “Pulp Magazines: A Cultural History,” will take a spirited tour of the characters and graphics that decorated newsstands of the late nineteenth through mid-twentieth centuries and gave birth to “pop culture.”
In-person registration for College for Seniors courses begins at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15; the doors to UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center will open at 7:30 a.m. 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, call 828.251.6140 or olliasheville.com.