New Web Postings For July
MANAGING YOUR LLI
Fall Course Descriptions
of Field Trips
Summer at CALL
News for July
Under LLI CELEBRATIONS
Celebrations for July
PROGRAM EMAIL ADDRESSES
EIN wants to remind all the programs to keep us updated when
your contact person, either a staff person or a volunteer, changes.
We need to have up-to-date emails for both the web site (you want to
make sure potential new members can contact you) and our email distribution
system. And please make sure that your IT Department doesn’t block
emails coming from EIN, which seems to happen from time to time. Your
help with this is VERY much appreciated.
UPDATE NE/EAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE
The conference planners have sent out an email to all the programs in
the New England/East area asking for volunteers to help plan next year’s
conference, being sponsored by the SOAR program in Potsdam, NY from
June 3-5, 2007. Please think about volunteering your expertise to help
make the conference a resounding success. Contact Nancy Hess at email@example.com
for more details.
OLLI-DUKE JOB POSTING
Sara Craven, the long time Program Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning
Institute at Duke University in North Carolina will be retiring at the
end of this year. She will be greatly missed! In preparation for her
retirement, the Search Committee has begun looking for her replacement.
We are posting the Job Description for this position on our Web Site
this month. See it under NEW THIS MONTH. If you know
of someone who might be interested, just download the one-page description
and pass it along. Thank you.
CHINA PROGRAM AT ILEAD
The ILEAD program at Dartmouth in New Hampshire is offering LLI members
who will be in the area a chance to spend from one to seven weeks studying
about China: The Next Super Power? The cost is $60 for the seven weeks
or $10 per ticket per lecture. For more information go to their web
site at www.dartmouth.edu/~ilead.
LLI PROGRAMS HIGHLIGHTED
Congratulations to the following LLIS that were spotlighted in the spring
2006 issue of the National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA)
Live & Learn AARP publication. They are the Osher Lifelong Learning
Institute at S. Maine University in Portland, Harvard ILR, the Osher
Institute for Learning in Retirement at Duke, the PLATO Society of UCLA,
and the Renaissance Society of California State in Sacramento. To read
the article go to http://www.aarp.org/learntech/lifelong/peer_learning.html.
OLLI PRODUCES NEW VIDEO
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University in
Virginia has produced a promotional 13-minute video. The video can be
accessed on their web site at www.olligmu.org/ollistory.htm.
PEER STUDY GROUPS
Thank you everyone who responded to Josette Lee from the LLI at Bard
College regarding her request for information on Peer Study Groups.
The response was excellent. We have compiled all the responses and you
will find all this useful information under MANAGING YOUR LLI/LLI
Questions and Answers on the EIN web site.
FINDING NEW INSTRUCTORS
The Community Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL) in State College,
Pennsylvania has come up with a novel idea to gain new course leaders.
The Strategic Planning Curriculum Strengthening Sub-Committee is offering
a special prize package to the member who brings in the most new instructors
by September 22nd. The “Tailgate” prize package being offered
consists of a plaid stadium blanket, a $35 gift certificate for a party
platter of goodies, a couple of decks of playing cards, plastic plates
and cups, and a nice tote bag to carry everything in.
WCTC WRAPS UP 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
The Learning in Retirement program at Waukesha Community Technical College
in Pewaukee, Wisconsin just finished their 10th Anniversary year. In
April the celebration year began with a luncheon and program at a nearby
hotel/conference center. The keynote speaker for that luncheon was Margaret
Farrow, former Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor and State Senator, whose
remarks focused on the importance of lifelong learning. A 10th Anniversary
booklet, filled with members’ contributions and reflections was
also produced. Along with that, a service project was undertaken for
the entire year. Members donated books, videos, stuffed animals, art
supplies and compact discs to the WCTC Child Care Center. The special
year ended with the Annual Meeting/Luncheon in June. Congratulations
The back page of the summer newsletter from the Lifelong Learning Society
at Christopher Newport University in Virginia is dedicated to listing
the names of members and others who have generously given money as Benefactors
($1,000 or more), Memorials ($1,000 or more) and those who donated in
Honor Of…of at least $1,000.
FESTIVAL OF ART
The fourth annual Festival of Art was held at the Senior College, University
of Maine Hutchinson Center in May. A stunning 139 visual artists of
senior college age submitted entry forms. 84 artists were new to the
show, with 55 returning. Artists represented 58 different Maine towns.
Since its inception, the exhibit has generated a great deal of interest
and attendance has been excellent.
NEW “Q REVIEW” PUBLISHED
QUEST, A Community for Lifelong Learning in New York City has just published
its 11th volume of the Q Review. The Q Review is the
creative voice of the QUEST program and is filled with prose, poetry
and art by their members.
SENIOR ACADEMY GETS NEW HOME & NEW NAME
Senior Academy at the University of South Florida, Sarasota is about
to get a new home. With the anticipated completion and dedication of
the new USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus in early fall, they will be moving
into new offices and classrooms in a sparkling new three-story structure.
Some of the classrooms may actually overlook Sarasota Bay. The building
will have the latest in handicapped accessibility and a state-of-the-art
climate control system. Senior Academy will also be changing their name
to the USF Academy for Lifelong Learning. The impetus for this name
changes came from a growing number of their membership who didn’t
care to be dubbed “senior” under any circumstances, as well
as the mutual benefit to USF and the academy by having mention of each
other in the title. The USF name reinforces the fact that they are located
on the campus and helps spread the word that USF is involved in Lifelong
Learning as well.
NEW BOOKS FOR LLI COURSES
Thanks to the McGill ILR in Montreal for the following book suggestions
taken from their February, 2006 newsletter.
Catherine the Great, by Isabel de Madariaga. A short up-to-date
biography of Catherine the Great and her accomplishments. Written by
an eminent scholar of Russian history.
Catherine the Great, by Henri Troyat, paperback. The most popular
biography of one of history’s most powerful women.
Thanks to the Lifetime Learning Institute at Northern Virginia
Community College in Annandale for this book suggestion from their May
Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder. This nonfiction
work tells the story of Dr. Paul Farmer as he pursues his life’s
calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools
of modern medicines to those who need them most.
NEW WEB SITES FOR LLI COURSES
DOUBLE-TONGUED WORD WRESTER - http://www.doubletongued.org
This site records words as they enter and leave the English language.
It focuses upon slang, jargon, and other niche categories which include
new, foreign, hybrid, archaic, obsolete, and rare words. Special attention
is paid to the lending and borrowing of words between the various Englishes
and other languages. Browse or search entries such as "spizerinctum,"
"standfirst," and "fourwalling." From a lexicographer
and editor of slang dictionaries.
DOCTRINE AND HERESIES IN THE EARLY CHURCH -
Links to sites with information about Catholic heresies. Includes articles,
encyclopedia entries, and academic resources. From Resources for Catholic
Educators, a teaching resource from a religious educator.
FROM HAVEN TO HOME: 350 YEARS OF JEWISH LIFE IN AMERICA - http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/haventohome/
To commemorate the 350th anniversary (2004) of Jewish settlement in
the United States, the Library of Congress created this exhibition featuring
more than 200 items from its Judaica collection. The items portray the
Jewish experience from immigration and acculturation to discrimination,
acceptance, and assimilation. Items displayed include George Washington's
letter to the Newport Hebrew Congregation, General Grant's edict banning
Jews from Kentucky, and Abraham Lincoln's letter rescinding that ban.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: HERESY - http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07256b.htm
Definition of heresy (including distinctions from apostasy and schism),
as well as the history of various heresies and the responses of the
Catholic Church. Transcribed from an entry of the Catholic Encyclopedia.
Generously linked to other Catholic Encyclopedia entries.
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE CENTER - http://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) is best known today as the author
of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin,' which helped galvanize the abolitionist cause
and contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War. This site provides
information about her life and writings, her house in Hartford, Connecticut,
digitized documents, bibliographies, and links to related sites.
That’s all for this month.
Nancy Merz Nordstrom, M.Ed.
Elderhostel Institute Network
“Learning without thought is labor lost;
Thought without learning is perilous”…Confucius