New Web Postings For July
MANAGING YOUR LLI

OLLI-Duke Job Posting
Peer Learning Groups
Contemporary Religious Behavior
OLLI Fall Course Descriptions
Overview of Field Trips
Summer Courses
This Summer at CALL

LLI News
LLI News for July

Under LLI CELEBRATIONS
LLI 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 hessni@potsdam.edu 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 WCTC LIR!

HIGHLIGHTING DONATIONS
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 newsletter.
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 -
http://www.silk.net/RelEd/earlydoctrine.htm

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
Nancy.merz-nordstrom@elderhostel.org
www.elderhostel.org/ein/intro.asp
617-457-5564

“Learning without thought is labor lost;
Thought without learning is perilous”…Confucius







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