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November 3, 2017

The Fall Term is coming to an end. We hope you enjoyed your classes, bonus events and other OLLI related activities.  Thank you to all of the instructors who taught interesting classes, volunteers who kept things running smoothly, and all who took a course or attended a bonus event.  Please take a few minutes to complete course evaluations for each course you took.  Following are the links to complete your evaluations online, or you can pick up paper copies of the survey in the office.

To complete the general course evaluation: General Course Evaluation

For the exercise and fitness course evaluation: Exercise and Fitness Course Evaluation

For the hobbies, art, and music course evaluation: Hobbies, Art and Music Evaluation

 

The Winter brochure is available online and should arrive at your homes next week. Registration for the Winter Term begins November 14 (8 a.m.) for course package holders and November 16 (8 a.m.) for single course purchasers. Please READY YOUR ACCOUNT  by checking your Username and Password now so that login will be smooth when your register. If you need assistance with your log-in we’ll have someone in the computer lab (HC104) on Thursday, November 9, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

 

Join us for the next recital featuring our beautiful grand piano on Monday, November 6 at 4 p.m. in Manly Lobby. Contemporary music specialist and Furman professor Daniel Koppelman and composer/technologist Christopher Dobrian will present a recital of interactive music for piano and computer. The concert program includes both composed and improvised pieces in which the sound of the piano is mediated and processed by the computer, as well as pieces in which the piano itself is the interface for intelligent interaction between pianist and computer.  Free. RSVPs to the OLLI Office are helpful so that we know how many chairs to set up.

 

Dr. Charles Davis, Furman’s First Gentleman, has published a cookbook, In the Kitchen at White Oaks, featuring recipes from the families of presidents John Plyler (1939-1964), Gordon Blackwell (1965-1976), John E. Johns (1976-1994), David Shi (1994-2010), Carl Kohrt (2013-14) and, of course, Elizabeth Davis.  Get your copies at a special book sale and signing in the Herring Center lobby on Thursday, November 9, 11:30-1.  Charles Davis will be here to sign books, and we will also be joined by OLLI members Martha Johns (First Lady of Furman 1976-1994) and John Plyler, whose father was President of Furman 1939-1964.  Books will be available for purchase in the Herring Center lobby that day for $24.99 plus tax.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for YOU in this Friday Bonus Event on Nov. 10:

Crafting Angel Ornaments –10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., HC113

Design Elements of Japanese Gardens – 10 a.m. – noon, HC105

 

Sign up in the OLLI office or call 864.294.2998.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, speakers from the community present a variety of interesting topics.  Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110.  Bring your lunch and enjoy! Nov. 7, “Birds and Bird Photography in South Carolina,” Anthony Q Martin, associate professor – Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University, and photographer/birding expert, Lake Conestee.

 

The OLLI @ Furman 25th Anniversary Celebration will officially begin on January 11, 2018.  Please click this link to read about the various committees being formed.  As you will see, there are volunteer opportunities for everyone to share their time and talents.  Please contact Sally Bornmueller to indicate how you would like to be involved!

 

The OLLI Travel SIG will meet tonight, Friday, November 3, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room in the Furman Dining Hall.  After some socializing and prepared remarks, we will have the opportunity to dine together in the dining hall for only $6 with your OLLI nametag. We will hear about trips being planned for later this year. One member will share some of his experience and advice on how to plan train trips around North America and Europe if you enjoy watching the world go by out a train window.

 

Looking to “give back” with a flexible volunteer opportunity that utilizes your skills and interests? Your OLLI peers can help! Visit the Community Volunteer SIG on Wed., Nov. 8, 12:20–1:30 p.m. in HC004 to learn about opportunities with 19 organizations. We will feature United Ministries and Harvest Hope Food Bank. Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

 

The Carillons and Bells Class and OLLI Consort SIG (recorders) will perform in the Lobby on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 3:15 p.m.  Come by to see and hear what we’re all about!

 

Save the Date! Our annual Christmas Caroling will be on Tuesday, December 5 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Greenville East with rehearsal beginning at 1 and caroling ending at 4:30 p.m. or so.  It is important to know ahead whether you plan to sing, so please contact Connie Kane-Maguire at 864.915.2461.

 

As part of the 25th Anniversary an OLLI@ Furman Cookbook is being explored. We are excited about the opportunity to showcase the many culinary talents housed within our OLLI membership. All OLLI members and instructors are invited to share your favorite recipes! As submissions are compiled we will know better about the timing of the cookbook release and if a call for more recipes will be needed. Please don’t be shy! Recipes can be submitted to olliatfurmancookbook@furman.edu. Please be sure to include the complete recipe, your name, e-mail address and contact phone should clarification be needed.

 

Call for Photos!  “OLLI@Furman Winter Photography Showcase–“Moving Water Theme” We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  The next exhibition is a juried exhibit and will go up in January.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate in this exhibit, follow the application guidelines posted here, pick up in OLLI office, or request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. Then e-mail your name, title of your artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com or drop off submissions to at the OLLI Office.  Submissions due by Dec. 15. Only one submission per artist please.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Help a Furman student! Help psychology students by participating in two different research studies:

  1. The Social Cognition and Aging Lab needs volunteers to complete an online survey about your personal experiences with memory tasks. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. You will be compensated $3 for your time. You must be 65 or older. Sessions will be in the Herring Center Computer Lab (HC104): November 6, 12:30-2:30 p.m. No need to RSVP, just come! If you would like to help but are unavailable during the times above, email for an appointment.
  2. Help with a second study on mindfulness to support Positive Psychology Research. You’ll complete a paper survey in the Herring Center lobby and it will take about 25 minutes. 9:30-11 or after 1 p.m., Monday/Wednesday/Friday next week.  Contact Anna Peddle to schedule an appointment.

 

Join Judy Aten, OLLI Instructor and retired teacher of English, playwriting and acting, for an exploration of the works of Katherine Hepburn at the Upcountry History Museum’s Friday Flicks. Each program will begin with a short talk on the story behind the film, followed by screening of the film, and ending with a brief Q&A. November 3, Bringing Up Baby and November 10, The African Queen. All programs begin at 1:00 pm. and are free to museum members and free with regular museum admission. Learn more here.

 

The Riley Institute, the Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, and the Shi Center for Sustainability present Climate Change is Real:  Now What? on November 8-9, 7 p.m. both evenings, in the Younts Center at Furman.  The 2-day conference features a variety of compelling speakers, including former astronaut Charles Bolden and former US Congressman Bob Inglis.  Learn more here.  Free.

 

The Woodlands at Furman (1500 Trailhead Court) invites all OLLI members to their 8th Annual Holiday Fair on Friday, November 10 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Stop by and enjoy unique gift items, raffle, music and so much more.

 

Furman University Theatre will present the musical If/Then Nov. 8-11 and Nov. 15-18 at 8 p.m., with matinee performances Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. All performances take place in the Furman University Playhouse. Tickets are $15 for OLLI members. Tickets are available may be ordered online here or by calling the Theatre Box Office at 864-294-2125.

 

The World Affairs Council Upstate, in partnership with Furman University, invites you to the America and the World lecture series.  Dr. Kate Kaup will present Pivots and Turns in US-Asia Relations on Wednesday, November 15, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at Ogletree Deakins (300 N. Main St, Downtown Greenville)  Free to UI/WACU members;  $5 for non-members. Click here to register.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Greenville Zoo invites you to their Conservation Lecture Series on Thursday, November 9, 7 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Learn more and pre-register here.

 

October 27, 2017

OLLI NOTES              October 27, 2017

 

OLLI Office hours are 8:30-5, Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays.  The office number is 864-294-2998.

 

The Winter brochure is available online and should arrive at your homes next week. Registration for the Winter Term begins November 14 (8 a.m.) for course package holders and November 16 (8 a.m.) for single course purchasers. If you need to pick up an extra copy for a friend, be watching by the front door late next week.

 

Join us for the next recital featuring our beautiful grand piano on Monday, November 6 at 4 p.m. in Manly Lobby. Contemporary music specialist and Furman professor Daniel Koppelman and composer/technologist Christopher Dobrian will present a recital of interactive music for piano and computer. The concert program includes both composed and improvised pieces in which the sound of the piano is mediated and processed by the computer, as well as pieces in which the piano itself is the interface for intelligent interaction between pianist and computer.  Free. RSVPs to the OLLI Office are helpful so that we know how many chairs to set up.

 

Help a local family! Bridges to a Brighter Future is a Furman program for high school students whose potential outdistances their circumstances. You are invited to sponsor a Bridges student for the holidays by purchasing gifts from a wish list (perhaps with a surprise or two). Sign up and learn more with Bridges representative, Dean Bailey, in the Manly Lobby from 12-1:30 p.m. next week, Tue/Wed/Thurs. All donations due back by Mon., Dec. 11. Donation cap is $100. This is a great opportunity to share with OLLI friends!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for YOU in this Friday Bonus Event on Nov. 3Quilt Exhibition by UpCountry Quilters Guild – 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (Pickens) Over 100 quilts made by local quilters will be on display at the judged quilt show, “Stitches That Bind Us.” Sign up in the OLLI office.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, speakers from the community present a variety of interesting topics.  Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110.  Bring your lunch and enjoy! Oct. 31, “The History of Furman by Our Favorite Historian,” Judy Bainbridge, retired Furman faculty, OLLI member, Greenville News columnist.

 

The Photography Committee invites you to Photoshop for Lightroom Users, Friday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.–noon, HC104 (Computer Lab). This program will discuss and show how to use Photoshop after processing images in Lightroom to further enhance them. Discussion topics will include focus stacking, blending images, content aware move, changing backgrounds and using filters. Prerequisite is a working knowledge of Lightroom. Proficiency level 2 or 3 recommended.  Contact Stephen Singer with questions.

 

The OLLI Travel SIG will meet on Friday, November 3, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room in the Furman Dining Hall.  After some socializing and prepared remarks, we will have the opportunity to dine together in the dining hall for only $6 with your OLLI nametag. We will hear about trips being planned for later this year. One member will share some of his experience and advice on how to plan train trips around North America and Europe if you enjoy watching the world go by out a train window.

 

Looking to “give back” with a flexible volunteer opportunity that utilizes your skills and interests? Your OLLI peers can help! Visit the Community Volunteer SIG on Wed., Nov. 8, 12:20–1:30 p.m. in HC004 to learn about opportunities with 19 organizations. We will feature United Ministries and Harvest Hope Food Bank. Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

 

Dr. Charles Davis, Furman’s First Gentleman, has published a cookbook, In the Kitchen at White Oaks, featuring recipes from the families of presidents John Plyler (1939-1964), Gordon Blackwell (1965-1976), John E. Johns (1976-1994), David Shi (1994-2010), Carl Kohrt (2013-14) and, of course, Elizabeth Davis.  Get your copies at a special book sale and signing in the Herring Center lobby on Thursday, November 9, 11:30-1.  Charles Davis will be here to sign books, and we will also be joined by OLLI members Martha Johns (First Lady of Furman 1976-1994) and John Plyler, whose father was President of Furman 1939-1964.  Books will be available for purchase in the Herring Center lobby that day for $24.99 plus tax.

 

Call for Photos!  “OLLI@Furman Winter Photography Showcase–“Moving Water Theme” We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  The next exhibition is a juried exhibit and will go up in January.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate in this exhibit, follow the application guidelines posted here, pick up in OLLI office, or request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. Then e-mail your name, title of your artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com or drop off submissions to at the OLLI Office.  Submissions due by Dec. 15. Only one submission per artist please.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Help a Furman student! Help psychology students by participating in two different research studies:

  1. The Social Cognition and Aging Lab needs volunteers to complete an online survey about your personal experiences with memory tasks. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. You will be compensated $3 for your time. You must be 65 or older. Sessions will be in the Herring Center Computer Lab (HC104): Mondays, Oct. 30 and November 6, 12:30-2:30 p.m. No need to RSVP, just come! If you would like to help but are unavailable during the times above, email for an appointment.
  2. Help with a second study on mindfulness to support Positive Psychology Research. You’ll complete a paper survey in the Herring Center lobby and it will take about 25 minutes. 9:30-11 or after 1 p.m., Monday/Wednesday/Friday next week.  Contact Anna Peddle to schedule an appointment.

 

The Furman Percussion Ensemble in concert Saturday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall, directed by Furman music professor Omar Carmenates. Tickets are $5 and available at the door.

 

The Blood Connection will be at Furman for a Blood Drive Tue., Oct. 30, 11 am–4 pm! Make an appointment here. Come out and help save three lives!

 

The Furman Department of Music presents a recital featuring faculty members Charles Tompkins (organ) and Gary Malvern (trumpet) Mon., Oct. 30, 8 p.m., Daniel Memorial Chapel. The concert begins with works by J.S. Bach and Felix Mendelssohn in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Free!

 

The High Noon lecture series continues, Wednesdays at Noon in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville. November 1, “Are You Fake News? Belief, Outrage and Incivility in the New Media Environment” presented by Drs. John Armstrong and Brandon Inabinet, Communication Studies, Furman University. Free.  See the full schedule on the website.

 

Join Judy Aten, OLLI Instructor and retired teacher of English, playwriting and acting, for an exploration of the works of Katherine Hepburn at the Upcountry History Museum’s Friday Flicks. Each program will begin with a short talk on the story behind the film, followed by screening of the film, and ending with a brief Q&A. November 3, Bringing Up Baby and November 10, The African Queen. All programs begin at 1:00 pm. and are free to museum members and free with regular museum admission. Learn more here.

 

The Riley Institute, the Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, and the Shi Center for Sustainability present Climate Change is Real:  Now What? on November 8-9, 7 p.m. both evenings, in the Younts Center at Furman.  The 2-day conference features a variety of compelling speakers, including former astronaut Charles Bolden and former US Congressman Bob Inglis.  Learn more here.  Free.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Over 100 quilts made by local quilters will be on display at the UpCountry Quilters Guild’s judged quilt show, “Stitches That Bind US.” See art quilts, modern quilts, miniatures, wall hangings, bed quilts and more.  Come see the Best of Show and ribbon winners from 20 categories.  Pickens View Wesleyan Church, 744 Bethlehem Ridge Rd., Pickens, SC 29671. Show dates and times: Friday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Call Paige Alexander for additional information 864-420-1384.

 

Interested in a moderated discussion focusing on our shared civic life? Consider joining a dinner sponsored by My Neighbor’s Voice, an effort started by Victoria Chance and Mary Anne Inglis in order to bring folks from different political persuasions together to listen to each other’s stories and perspectives about our shared civic life.  Each gathering has 10 -12 participants that work through different categories of questions. Please visit our website and join us for a gathering!  The dates are listed under event calendar.

October 20, 2017

OLLI Office hours are 8:30-5, Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays.  The office number is 864-294-2998.

 

The Winter brochure is available and will be mailed on October 27. Registration for Winter Term begins November 14 for course package holders and November 16 for single course purchasers. It promises to be a great Winter Term. Thank you to our incredible committee members and instructors for building this schedule!

 

**Sign up now! Join us on Friday, October 27 for an Afternoon of Jazz, Wine & Light Snacks. The Greenville Jazz Collective will play an assortment of smooth jazz for your enjoyment.  They are not only very talented musicians; they are also music teachers who work to bring music to our schools. Learn more on the website. Space will be limited to 150 people, so reserve early.  Cost is $12.  Time is 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Location – Herring Center Lobby & Crabtree Room.  Reserve your space with your payment in the OLLI office!

 

We often hear from you regarding your appreciation for the learning experience provided at OLLI. One of the best ways to show that appreciation is to avoid class disruptions. Getting up during a lecture is distracting to both the instructor and fellow classmates. Emergencies are unavoidable; however please plan to come to class prior to its start and stay until the break. Should you need to arrive late, please try to enter at the break. In addition, while we know that you might be eager to “find a seat” for your class, please do not go into the class meeting before yours in order to do this.  Thank you for your help in creating an environment in which our instructors and students can get the most of out of the time together!

 

Attention to those with 1:30 Thursday classes! Please be advised that there is a large event at the Younts Conference Center at lunchtime on Thursday, Oct. 26. If you have a 1:30 class, you might want to give yourself a little extra time to park.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PAH814 Forgotten Stars of Major League Baseball will not meet Monday, Oct. 23.

PAH815 Bridge Bidding will not meet Wednesday, Oct. 25.

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Event on October 27. Sign up in the OLLI office.

A Thoughtful Approach to Helping People in Poverty – HC004, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, speakers from the community present a variety of interesting topics.  Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110.  Bring your lunch and enjoy! October 24, “Adopt-a-Grandparent Program at Furman” with Nancy Cooper, Heller Service Corp @ Ezra Hall/Grace Guynn, students who oversee Intergeneration Nation at Furman.

 

The OLLI Travel SIG will meet on Friday, November 3, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room in the Furman Dining Hall.  After some socializing and prepared remarks, we will have the opportunity to dine together in the dining hall for only $6 with your OLLI nametag. We will hear about trips being planned for later this year. One member will share some of his experience and advice on how to plan train trips around North America and Europe if you enjoy watching the world go by out a train window.

 

While you are in the Herring Center, stop in HC110, Crabtree room, to check out the newest exhibit sponsored by the Photography Art Committee: “Black and White or Monochrome.” It is a beauty! Thanks to all the Photo Art Committee members, and folks who submitted, for this latest exhibit! Enjoy!

 

The Friday Bonus Event Committee needs volunteers!  Anyone who has a great “one day class” idea for a Friday, likes to plan functions or events, or simply wants to serve an important purpose at OLLI can help! Contact Cheryl Cotner, chair of the Bonus Event Committee, if you are interested in helping set up great Friday Bonus Event classes for OLLI.

 

The Foreign Language Curriculum sub-committee needs volunteers.  Anyone who has studied a foreign language is qualified to serve! Contact Jeri King if you are interested in helping find great courses for OLLI.

Do you want your photo back from the Spring/Summer Photography Exhibit that was hanging in the Crabtree Room? Please come into the OLLI office at your convenience and pick it up!

 

Mark your calendars for an upcoming music event at OLLI.  On Monday, November 6 at 4 p.m., Dan Koppelman, Professor of Music at Furman, will perform a recital of interaction music for piano and computer, using the beautiful grand piano in the Herring Center lobby.  Details to follow.  Free!

 

Dr. Charles Davis, Furman’s First Gentleman, has published a cookbook, In the Kitchen at White Oaks, featuring recipes from the families of presidents John Plyler (1939-1964), Gordon Blackwell (1965-1976), John E. Johns (1976-1994), David Shi (1994-2010), Carl Kohrt (2013-14) and, of course, Elizabeth Davis.  Get your copies at a special book sale and signing in the Herring Center lobby on Thursday, November 9, 11:30-1.  Charles Davis will be here to sign books, and we will also be joined by OLLI members Martha Johns (First Lady of Furman 1976-1994) and John Plyler, whose father was President of Furman 1939-1964.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

 

Art by students and faculty of Furman University Undergraduate Evening Studies (UES) is on display in the Baiden Gallery of the Herring Center. The reception for the show, Various Selves: Identity and Identities, is today, Friday, Oct. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Please stop by and meet the artists!

 

Furman University will celebrate its 2017 Homecoming Oct. 20-22 with a variety of events. Come celebrate the Paladins!

 

The High Noon lecture series continues, Wednesdays at Noon in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville.  October 25, “American Foreign Policy in the Age of Donald J. Trump” presented by Dr. Brent Nelsen, Professor of Politics and International Affairs. Free.  See the full schedule on the website.

 

The Furman Symphony Orchestra (FSO) will present a concert Friday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. The concert, “Russian Masterworks,” is a Sound Quality Concert Series event and is open to the public. Tickets are $10 for seniors and may be ordered online. For more information about the concert, email or contact the Furman Music Office at 864-294-2086.

 

The Furman Percussion Ensemble, directed by Furman music professor Omar Carmenates, will present a concert Saturday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.

 

The Furman University Men’s and Women’s Chorales and the Furman Singers will present their fall concert Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on the Furman University campus. Free! For more information about the event, contact the Furman Music Department at 864-294-2086.

 

Did you know that the P2X, located on the first floor of the Trone Student Center (near Barnes and Noble), is a full service print and copy shop and mail service providing printed items, envelopes, stamps, and boxes? They offer USPS and discounted UPS shipping rates to help you find the most cost effective shipping options.  OLLI members receive the same discounted rates as Furman employees on printing, copying, supplies, and UPS shipments.  Stop by for all printing and mailing needs.  See the full list of services on the website.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

The Greenville Chorale’s fall concert features the WORLD PREMIER of Dan Forrest’s “LUX: The Dawn from On High,” October 28 at the Peace Center. Commissioned by Gordon and Sarah Herring for the Chorale, “LUX” is Forrest’s third major choral/orchestral work. Also on the program is Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living” which the Chorale performed in 2014.  OLLI members may purchase a discounted ticket voucher ($32 instead of $40). You then exchange your voucher at the Peace Center Box Office for any seat in the house! The Greenville Symphony Orchestra will join the Chorale with Bingham Vick conducting.

 

October 13, 2017

OLLI Office hours are 8:30-5, Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays.  The office number is 864-294-2998.

 

Sign up now! Join us on Friday, October 27 for an Afternoon of Jazz, Wine & Light Snacks. The Greenville Jazz Collective will play an assortment of smooth jazz for your enjoyment.  They are not only very talented musicians; they are also music teachers who work to bring music to our schools. Learn more on the website. Space will be limited to 150 people, so reserve early.  Cost is $12.  Time is 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Location – Herring Center Lobby & Crabtree Room.  Reserve your space with your payment in the OLLI office!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

CPT363 Introduction to iPads will not meet on Monday, Oct 16

CPT373 Intermediate iPads will not meet on Monday, Oct 16

 

HIS692 Lincoln in Truth and Legend will begin Wednesday, October 18.

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events on October 20. Sign up in the OLLI office.

Identity Theft, Data Security and Privacy – NVJ 100, 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Heartsaver CPR AED – Travelers Rest Fire Department, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($30 fee)

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, speakers from the community present a variety of interesting topics.  Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110.  Bring your lunch and enjoy! October 17, “What on earth is Liberty Fellowship & What Is Its impact on Greenville” with Hayne Hipp, founder, Liberty Fellowship & Luanne Runge, president & CEO, Liberty Fellowship.

 

OLLI card sharks are invited to join the Lost in the Shuffle SIG to play spades on Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m. in the Herring Center Lobby, beginning Oct. 3. Come and join the fun. Questions? Contact Justin Smith.

 

Looking to give back with a flexible volunteer opportunity that utilizes your skills and interests? Your OLLI peers can help! Visit the Community Volunteer SIG on Wednesday, Oct. 18, HC004, 12:20–1:20 p.m. to learn more about opportunities with 20 organizations. We will also be featuring Meals on Wheels and ACOG’s Friendly Visitor/Ombudsman Program; both programs serve older adults. Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

 

Are you interested in playing in an OLLI GOLF SCRAMBLE? The Social Committee would like to determine interest in an 18-hole scramble, which would be open to all OLLI members and likely held Monday, March 12 or Tuesday, March 13.  Shotgun start at 10 a.m. and the estimated cost would be $55 per person (includes golf, cart, practice range, refreshments & prizes). Please stop by or call the OLLI office to let us know you are interested, or contact George Hammond.

 

While you are in the Herring Center, stop in HC110, Crabtree room, to check out the newest exhibit sponsored by the Photography Art Committee: “Black and White or Monochrome.” It is a beauty! Thanks to all the Photo Art Committee members, and folks who submitted, for this latest exhibit! Enjoy!

 

The Friday Bonus Event Committee needs volunteers!  Anyone who has a great “one day class” idea for a Friday, likes to plan functions or events, or simply wants to serve an important purpose at OLLI can help! Contact Cheryl Cotner, Chairman of the Bonus Event Committee, if you are interested in helping set up great Friday Bonus Event classes for OLLI.

 

The Foreign Language Curriculum sub-committee needs volunteers.  Anyone who has studied a foreign language is qualified to serve! Contact Jeri King if you are interested in helping find great courses for OLLI.

 

Come learn a magic trick to entertain your grandchildren and friends! Interested in learning how magicians use concepts in neuroscience to fool and entertain us? Let our Magician, Marty Shapiro, and STEAM Tech Teams show you how it’s done! Learn all you need to know on Thursday, Oct. 19, 1-3 p.m., HC104.

 

Do you want your IPHONE photo back from the Spring/Summer Photography Exhibit that was hanging in the Crabtree Room? Please come into the OLLI office at your convenience and pick it up!

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The High Noon lecture series continues, Wednesdays at Noon in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville.  October 18, “Climate Change: Between Nature and Society” presented by Dr. Brannon Anderson, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Free.  See the full schedule on the website.

 

On Saturday, October 14, the exclusive “Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen” exhibition will make its Southeastern debut at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University. Museum admission is $7 for seniors. Learn more on the museum website.

 

The Furman Music Department presents guest artist David Starkweather, violoncello, on October 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Free!

 

Faculty Piano Recital featuring Furman University Professor of Piano, Ruby Morgan, on Thursday, October 19 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Admission is free.

 

The American History Book Club and Forum, Upcountry History Museum and Furman will host New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at The Poinsett Club in downtown Greenville. $50 per person entitles you to a glass of champagne and an hour of wonderful entertainment. For more information on this event, visit here.

 

Furman University will celebrate its 2017 Homecoming Oct. 20-22 with a variety of events. Come celebrate the Paladins!

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Music on Sunday will take place at the Temple of Israel on Sunday, October 15, 3 p.m. Cordi Cantanti will perform. Visit the website for more info.

 

M&G at Bob Jones University invites you to A LAST LOOK Saturday, Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m. If you weren’t able to visit M&G before it closed in February, it’s open for public hours one last time before the collection is de-installed. Come visit for a last look at the art in its natural setting. Admission is free. Learn more here.

 

Please join the World Affairs Council Upstate for the America and the World lecture, Europe, Brexit and the Future of the Transatlantic Alliance, on Wednesday, October 18, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at Ogletree Deakins (300 N. Main St., Downtown Greenville). Furman Professor Dr. Brent Nelson will present the lecture, which is $5 for non-members. Register here.

 

Eddie Palmieri is coming to the Peace Center, Thursday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. OLLI members get a special price–$8 tickets in price level 4 seating, which is in the orchestra level. Mention promo code OLLI when you call the box office, or use it online when purchasing tickets. Not valid on prior purchases.

 

Volunteers needed! Travelers Rest Artists Alliance presents the 6th annual Art on the Trail, October 21, 10-4, Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest. Volunteers are needed throughout the day. Please visit the website to register or contact Susan Savage at 864.903.3371. Each volunteer will receive a meal voucher, a ticket to the evening concert and a t-shirt while quantities last.

 

The Greenville Chorale’s fall concert features the WORLD PREMIER of Dan Forrest’s “LUX: The Dawn from On High,” October 28 at the Peace Center. Commissioned by Gordon and Sarah Herring for the Chorale, “LUX” is Forrest’s third major choral/orchestral work. Also on the program is Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living” which the Chorale performed in 2014.  OLLI members may purchase a discounted ticket voucher ($32 instead of $40). You then exchange your voucher at the Peace Center Box Office for any seat in the house! The Greenville Symphony Orchestra will join the Chorale with Bingham Vick conducting.

October 6, 2017

OLLI Office hours are 8:30-5, Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays.  The office number is 864-294-2998.

 

OLLI Directories are available for $3 in the OLLI office.

 

Join us on Friday, October 27 for an Afternoon of Jazz, Wine & Light Snacks. The Greenville Jazz Collective will play an assortment of smooth jazz for your enjoyment.  They are not only very talented musicians; they are also music teachers who work to bring music to our schools. Learn more on the website. Space will be limited to 150 people, so reserve early.  Cost is $12.  Time is 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Location – Herring Center Lobby & Crabtree Room.  Reserve your space with your payment in the OLLI office!

 

Our OLLI and six others are participating in a survey to collect data on recruitment and retention of volunteers. Participation in the survey is voluntary and completely anonymous. If you have ever volunteered for OLLI in ANY capacity, please take a few minutes to complete this survey.  Thanks!

 

Hack Alert! With the advancement of technology, there has also been an increase in opportunities for indecent people to take advantage of others. Should you ever receive an e-mail from an OLLI instructor or fellow member that states help is needed (usually in the form of money) because of an unexpected dire situation, this is most assuredly not real. Don’t click, call or forward, instead delete the message and if you are concerned call the office and we will gladly check on the noted sender.

 

Our lost and found is growing!  If you are missing glasses, a coffee mug, a water bottle, an umbrella, or something else, we may have it.  Please check the lost and found in the OLLI Office to claim your items.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

HIS620 Mill Town will not meet on Tuesday, October 10.

PAH893 Let’s Plan that Special Vacation will not meet on Thursday, Oct 12

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events on October 13. Sign up in the OLLI office.

BTE1131 Outsmart the Scammers – 10 a.m., HC113

BTE1125 Parkinson’s Disease – 10 a.m., HC004

BTE1104 A Little Day Music – 1 p.m., HC110

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, speakers from the community present a variety of interesting topics.  Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110.  Bring your lunch and enjoy! October 10, “The Fascinating Life of Rebecca Haygood” with Dennis Tavernetti. * Note change in speaker and topic.

 

Want to learn about how OLLI classes are “born”? Sign up to be a Curriculum Committee intern. This opportunity is for all OLLI members—new and not-so-new. You’ll attend a few meetings each term but have no committee work assigned to you.  After you have learned more about the committee, you might decide you are ready to be a full member, or you might be ready to think about a different volunteer opportunity at OLLI. Interested? Contact Curriculum Committee Chair, Sonya Hammond.

 

Looking to give back with a flexible volunteer opportunity that utilizes your skills and interests? Your OLLI peers can help! Visit the Community Volunteer SIG on Wednesday, Oct. 18, HC004, 12:20–1:20 p.m. to learn more about opportunities with 20 organizations. We will also be featuring Meals on Wheels and ACOG’s Friendly Visitor/Ombudsman Program; both programs serve older adults. Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

 

Come learn a magic trick to entertain your grandchildren and friends! Interested in learning how magicians use concepts in neuroscience to fool and entertain us? Let our Magician, Marty Shapiro, and STEAM Tech Teams show you how it’s done! Learn all you need to know at one of three, 2-hour meetings to explore this fascinating and entertaining area! The meetings are Mon., Oct. 9, 10-12 pm, HC102; Fri., Oct. 13, 1-3 p.m., HC104; Thurs., Oct. 19, 1-3 p.m., HC104. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

The Foreign Language Curriculum sub-committee needs volunteers.  Anyone who has studied a foreign language is qualified to serve! Contact Jeri King if you are interested in helping find great courses for OLLI.

 

Are you interesting in playing in an OLLI GOLF SCRAMBLE? The Social Committee would like to determine interest in an 18-hole scramble, which would be open to all OLLI members and likely held Monday, March 12 or Tuesday, March 13.  Shotgun start at 10 a.m. and the estimated cost would be $55 per person (includes golf, cart, practice range, refreshments & prizes). Please stop by or call the OLLI office to let us know you are interested, or contact George Hammond.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The High Noon lecture series returns, Wednesdays at Noon in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville.  October 11, “Pearl Harbor: What Were the Japanese Thinking?” presented by Dr. Jim Leavell, OLLI Instructor and Herring Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies, Furman University. Free.  See the full schedule on the website.

 

Muslims in America, a panel discussion, Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., Watkins Room, Trone Student Center.  Free and open to the public.

 

The Furman Music Department presents guest artist David Starkweather, violoncello, on October 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Free!

 

Faculty Piano Recital featuring Furman University Professor of Piano, Ruby Morgan, on Thursday, October 19 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Admission is free.

 

The American History Book Club and Forum, Upcountry History Museum and Furman will host New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at The Poinsett Club in downtown Greenville. The cost for attendance is $50 per person. For more information on this event, visit here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Greenville Chorale’s fall concert features the WORLD PREMIER of Dan Forrest’s “LUX: The Dawn from On High,” October 28 at the Peace Center. Commissioned by Gordon and Sarah Herring for the Chorale, “LUX” is Forrest’s third major choral/orchestral work. Also on the program is Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living” which the Chorale performed in 2014.  OLLI members may purchase a discounted ticket voucher ($32 instead of $40). You then exchange your voucher at the Peace Center Box Office for any seat in the house! The Greenville Symphony Orchestra will join the Chorale with Bingham Vick conducting.

 

The Upper South Carolina Council of the Navy League and the Palmetto Chapter of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association are co-hosting the 242nd Navy Birthday Ball in conjunction with the Greenville Naval Operational Support Center on Saturday, October 14 at the Poinsett Club.  Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour, dinner, a brief program and dancing.  The cost for the event is $40 per person. For further information or to reserve your tickets, visit the facebook page or contact Stan Ingram at 864.233.1665.

 

The International Women’s Group is a social group established by Upstate International to connect women of all nations by participating in a variety of cultural, educational, and social activities.  For more information visit here.

 

M&G at Bob Jones University invites you to A LAST LOOK Saturday, Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m. If you weren’t able to visit M&G before it closed in February, it’s open for public hours one last time before the collection is de-installed. Come visit for a last look at the art in its natural setting. Admission is free. Learn more here.

 

Music on Sunday will take place at the Temple of Israel on Sunday, October 15, 3 p.m. Cordi Cantanti will perform. Visit the website for more info.

 

Eddie Palmieri is coming to the Peace Center, Thursday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. OLLI members get a special price–$8 tickets in price level 4 seating, which is in the orchestra level. Mention promo code OLLI when you call the box office, or use it online when purchasing tickets. Not valid on prior purchases.

 

Travelers Rest Artists Alliance presents the 6th annual Art on the Trail, October 21, 10-4, Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest. Free.  For more information visit the website. As a special treat, Gallabrae will be holding a celebration of Scottish music after Art on the Trail, 6-10 p.m.  Tickets are $15 and you can purchase them here.

 

 

 

 

September 29, 2017

OLLI Directories are available for $3 in the OLLI office.

 

In January, OLLI will begin a year-long recognition of the 25th Anniversary of learning in retirement at Furman. We will celebrate this major milestone throughout 2018 and are looking for volunteers to help with all phases of planning and executing the events.  Please join us on Wednesday, October 4, 12:30-1:15 pm in HC105 for the anniversary kick-off meeting.  Come with celebration ideas and/or a willingness to volunteer a bit of time!  If you are unable to make it but would like to help, please contact Sally or Alan Bornmueller here.

 

Special Piano Presentation – On Friday, October 6 from 12 – 12:45 p.m., Furman University Professor of Piano, Ruby Morgan, will provide OLLI with a special piano event. She will preview, with commentary, some of her Faculty Recital, which will take place on Thursday, October 19 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Reservations helpful; sign up in the OLLI Office.

 

Breakfast in the Furman Dining Hall!  Join your OLLI friends for breakfast, 8-10 a.m., on Tuesday, October 3.  Cost is just $6 for all-you-can-eat with your OLLI nametag.  Choices include made-to-order omelets, fruit, breads, eggs, bacon, coffee, juice, and much more.  Fix your plate and then enjoy your meal in the Faculty Dining Room, reserved that morning just for OLLI.  Thanks to Linda and Tom Nowlin for hosting!

 

Deadline Monday, October 2!  Have an idea for a new course but need to do a little research? OLLI members can receive grants of up to $2000 for costs associated with developing a new course or modifying an existing one. Application forms are available here or on the OLLI bulletin board in the Herring Center.

 

The Herring Center is a busy place while classes are in session.  Please remember that there’s a small window of time after a class ends for the next one to get set up.  If you are enjoying a conversation with a classmate or instructor, please continue those chats in the lobby.

 

Help another OLLI and take a survey on volunteering. The survey will close Friday, October 6. Thank you!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

HIS618 Primo Levi will not meet on Thursday, Oct 5.

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events on October 6. Sign up in the OLLI office.

The Dream Center – 10 a.m., HC004

Greenville Police Department – NVJ-100, HC004, 10 a.m.

Katharine Hepburn’s Bringing Up Baby – 1 p.m., HC110

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

OLLI card sharks are invited to join the Lost in the Shuffle SIG to play spades on Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m. in the Herring Center Lobby, beginning Oct. 3. Come and join the fun. Questions? Contact Justin Smith.

 

Ever wanted to learn a magic trick to entertain your grandchildren and friends? Interested in learning how magicians use concepts in neuroscience to fool and entertain us? Let our Magician, Marty Shapiro, and STEAM Tech Teams show you how it’s done! Learn all you need to know at one of three, 2-hour meetings to explore this fascinating and entertaining area! The meetings are Mon., Oct. 9, 10-12 pm, HC102; Fri., Oct. 13, 1-3 p.m., HC104; Thurs., Oct. 19, 1-3 p.m., HC104. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Join us on Friday, October 27 for an Afternoon of Jazz, Wine & Light Snacks. The Greenville Jazz Collective will be playing an assortment of smooth jazz for your enjoyment.  They not only are very talented musicians, but they are teachers of music who work to bring music to our schools. Learn more on the website. Space will be limited to 150 people, so reserve early.  Cost is $12.  Time is 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Location – Herring Center Lobby & Crabtree Room.  Reserve your space with your payment in the OLLI office!

Are you musically talented and looking join others similar to you? Joe Werner is looking for musicians… drummer, sax, violin, and flute to join in jam sessions for some classic blues and original songs. Vocals would be great too! To join, or for more information contact Joe at 847-207-5752.

 

A note from our OLLI Librarians:  The Fall term has begun, and the Book Nook is ready for use by OLLI members. Thank you for the many donations. A few guidelines for contributions: newer books written within the last five years are preferred; please do not donate health, medical, or diet books; and books from these categories are especially appreciated—current best sellers, biographies, science fiction, history, political science, science, humor, gardening, hobbies, and philosophy. We are in particular need of large print books and audiobooks. If you have books that will not work for us, Miracle Hill, Friends of the Library, Salvation Army, and Goodwill are happy to accept donations. Everyone at OLLI is welcome to take books home. No need to sign anything or worry about a due date—just enjoy!

 

The Volunteer Committee is looking for new members! Minimal meetings required; enthusiasm and ideas a must! Please consider attending a meeting to learn more about the coming year. Whether you’re brand-new to OLLI or have been around for years, there’s a place for you. Interested? Contact Emily Herbac-Fluhrer.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Furman Theatre presents Neil Labute’s Reasons to be Pretty at the Playhouse on September 29-30 at 8 p.m. and September 30 & October 1 at 3 p.m. OLLI members can purchase tickets for $12 or purchase a season pass at the student rate of $29. Purchase tickets here or call 864.294.2125 with questions.

 

Brigham Young University political science professor Ralph C. Hancock will open the Tocqueville Program lecture series Monday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. in Johns Hall 101. His talk, “Christianity and the Political Life,” is free and is the first of the four-part Tocqueville series, “Love, Friendship and Politics.” Learn more on the website.

 

The Furman Music Department invites you to a Faculty Recital, Reflecting BACH, featuring Christopher Hutton (violoncello) on Tuesday, October 3 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Free!

 

The Department of Politics and International Affairs invites you to a lecture by Dr. Alfons Teipen, Associate

Professor of Islamic Studies, “Islam: What Everyone Needs to Know” on Tuesday, October 3, 7 p.m. in the Trone Center’s Watkins Room. Free and no registration is required.

 

The Hartness Organ Concert Series presents Katelyn Emerson on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel.  She will be playing works by Bach, Rheinberger, Widor, Durefle, and Langlais. Tickets are $10 for seniors. Purchase your tickets by calling 864.294.2086. Learn more on the website.

 

Furman University Chamber Choir’s Annual Service of Lessons and Carols is Sunday, Dec. 10, 3 & 5 p.m. at Daniel Memorial Chapel. Due to limited seating, a free ticket is required for entry. Tickets will be available October 2 at 9:00 a.m. Limit of 4. Learn how to obtain tickets here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Greenville Chorale’s fall concert features the WORLD PREMIER of Dan Forrest’s “LUX: The Dawn from On High,” October 28 at the Peace Center. Commissioned by Gordon and Sarah Herring for the Chorale, “LUX” is Forrest’s third major choral/orchestral work. Also on the program is Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living” which the Chorale performed in 2014.  OLLI members may purchase a discounted ticket voucher ($32 instead of $40). You then exchange your voucher at the Peace Center Box Office for any seat in the house! The Greenville Symphony Orchestra will join the Chorale with Bingham Vick conducting.

 

The Upper South Carolina Council of the Navy League and the Palmetto Chapter of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association are co-hosting the 242nd Navy Birthday Ball in conjunction with the Greenville Naval Operational Support Center on Saturday, October 14at the Poinsett Club.  Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour, dinner, a brief program and dancing.  The cost for the event is $40 per person. For further information or to reserve your tickets, visit the facebook page or contact Stan Ingram at 864.233.1665.

 

The Greenville County Historical Society’s Fall Meeting is Sunday, October 1 at 3 p.m. at McBee Chapel, 53 Main Street, Greenville, SC 29605 (near Conestee Mill). Speaker and author Alexia Jones Helsley will share the story of Greenville County as she depicts it in her book, Hidden History of Greenville County. Free! For more information, call the GCHS office at 864-233-4103.

 

 

September 15, 2017

The first week of class started with a bang thanks to Hurricane Irma.  Thank you for your patience; if you had a class cancelled, your instructor will let you know about any make-ups.

 

Have you seen OLLILife?  If not, check out our new quarterly magazine here.  Thanks to editor, Sue Renault, and her team of contributors for putting together a terrific first issue!

 

Nametags:  We make nametags for all brand-new members.  If you are a returning member, we only make a nametag if you let us know you lost the old one.  Please use your nametag from term to term so that we don’t have to make so many.  ***There are a LOT of nametags that have not been picked up.  Whether you are a new or returning member, please check the nametag boxes to see if yours is in there.  If it’s a duplicate, turn it in to the office so that we can recycle it.***

 

The 2017-18 OLLI parking sticker is WHITE.  If you have not received one, please pick one up in the office this week.  Parking is open in front of the Herring Center.  Remember than in other parts of campus, you must park in the orange-coded areas (visitor parking).  Come by the office if you have any questions.

 

There will be a large event at the Younts Conference Center on the morning of Wednesday, September 20, so the parking lot at the Herring Center may be fuller than usual. You may want to allow a little extra time if you are coming to class that morning.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following courses will not meet next week.  The instructors will let you know about any make-up classes.

ACM188 Beethoven will not meet Tuesday, September 19

RPH903 The Hebrew Prophets will not meet Thursday, September 21

RPH900 Survey of Jewish History will not meet Thursday, September 21

CEO434 American Identities will not meet Thursday, September 21.

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

BTE1171 Dementia Conversations, September 22, 10 a.m.

BTE1198 Hush Now, Baby, September 22, 10 a.m.

BTE1142 Generations Group Homes, September 22, Noon

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Have an idea for a new course but need to do a little research? OLLI members can receive grants of up to $2000 to reimburse costs associated with developing a new course or modifying an existing one. To help encourage additional grant requests, the Committee will now accept and review applications in both the fall and the spring. Applications will be accepted twice a year with a Fall deadline of October 1, 2017 and a Spring deadline of March 1, 2018.  Application forms are available here or can be picked up in the OLLI office.

 

Would you be willing to share your cooking skills and ideas with other OLLI members? We need you! Please contact Barbara Wojack to learn more about it.

 

The new Baiden Gallery exhibit features 12 of our talented instructors: Connie DuPre, mosaics; Kent Ellison, wood carving; Ron Gillen, painting; Georgia Harrison, drawing and painting; Ashley Kirby, painting; Jeff Lynch, drawing and painting; Cathyrn Rice, painting and drawing; Ray Roback, photography; Jeff Sarvis, photography; Alice Schlein, textiles; Bruce Schlein, photography; Pam Stevenson, Zentangle. These instructors offer classes during the year so be on the lookout and sign up. Thanks to all who shared their artwork.

 

Calling all OLLI travelers!  It’s time for our first Travel SIG meeting of the new semester, on Friday, Sept. 29, from 4:30 till about 6:00 pm.  Come join us for munchies, soft drinks, and socializing about traveling!  We will meet at The Woodlands, 1500 Trailhead Court, in the Camellia Room (it may also be called the Azalea Room).  That’s a nice large meeting room right opposite the main entrance to the residents’ dining room.  Please park in the back and use the back entrance.  Feel free to bring munchies to share and your favorite soft drinks.  Adult beverages will not be available, however.

Mark your calendars and save the date!  Friday afternoon, October 27, the Social Committee will present an afternoon of Jazz, Wine, and Light Snacks, featuring the Greenville Jazz Collective.  More information and reservations coming soon.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Riley Institute presents Black America since MLK: A Conversation with Dr. Henry Louis Gates.  Monday, September 18, 5:30-7 p.m., Younts Conference Center.  Free.  Arrive early as seating is limited.  For more information, visit the Riley Institute website.

 

The Department of Politics and International Affairs and the Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection present The Public Responsibility of Scholars on Thursday, September 21, 7 p.m., Watkins Room in Trone Student Center.  Free.  The moderator is Dr. Susan D’Amato, and panelists are Dr. Akan Malici, Dr. Todd May, and Dr. Paul Thomas, all Furman professors.

 

Please join Furman’s Pauper Players in their production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, September 21-23 at 7:30 in McAlister Auditorium! The tickets can be purchased on Ticketmaster, here, for only $9.00.

 

The Greenville Jazz Collective is presenting a “Big Band Jazz Concert” Thursday, September 28, at 7:30 pm in Daniel Recital Hall.  Cost is $15 for individuals, $10 for OLLI members and seniors, and $5 for students.  Tickets can be purchased at www.GreenvilleJazzCollective.com.

 

Fall for Greenville is coming October 13-15.  Furman is asking for volunteers to help out in the Furman tent.  Volunteers would work a minimum of 2 hours and will receive meal tickets for the festival.  Wear purple!  Time slots are Friday, October 13, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, October 14, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday, October 15, 12-6 p.m.  Interested?  Email Theresa Cureton or call her at 864.294.3464.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Centre Stage presents the comedy Four Old Broads, through September 23.  Visit their website for more information and to purchase tickets.

 

The Peace Center for Performing Arts invites you to Fall for Poetry, a free adult workshop Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Peace Centers Ramsaur Studio. Working with professional poet Glenis Redmond, this adult workshop series will explore the theme of “Poetry as Memoir” as participants use form and process to discover their voice. Register for your ticket here.

 

The World Affairs Council Upstate presents their America and the World series.  The first event features Furman Political Science Professor Dr. Akan Malici, speaking on Challenges for American Foreign Policy on September 20, 8:30-10 a.m., Ogletree Deakins Conference Center.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Upstate International website.

 

The Rotary Club of Greenville has established a satellite club that meets at the Woodlands at Furman at 9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month. OLLI members are invited. The speaker on September 21 is Bryan Goess, Associate Professor, Chemistry, Furman University. Questions? Contact Angelo Tartaro.

 

Foothills Philharmonic in concert Saturday, September 23, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Baptist Church, Greer.  Visit the website for more information.

 

The Guild of the Greenville Symphony presents the 2017 Symphony Tour of Homes, September 29, 30 and October 1, featuring Classics on Crescent and McDaniel. All proceeds benefit the Greenville Symphony. Advance tickets $20, tour day tickets $25. For more information visit the Guild website.

 

Katherine Crosby is a senior biology major premed at Furman.  She started a team, The Stompers, with the American Cancer Society of Greenville, SC, for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at the Peace Center in Downtown Greenville on October 8.  If you would like to join her team, please do so here.

 

 

September 8, 2017

Welcome Back! We can’t wait to see you! Classes begin on Monday, September 11 unless otherwise noted below. Parking stickers will be available at your first class and should be displayed in the lower right hand corner of your back windshield. Please wear your nametag, and let us know if you need a new one.

 

Did you enjoy the Straight Talk summer series, Media and Politics in a Post-Truth Era?  Were you not able to attend but wish you had?  Either way, you can view the full sessions on the Riley Institute website.  Sessions 1 and 2 are on the website now, and session 3 will be up soon.

 

In the case of inclement weather, OLLI follows the Furman schedule.  If Furman closes due to weather events, OLLI will close.  We will try to email the membership in such cases, but you can also check local media or call the Furman weather line at 864.294.3766.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please note the following classes begin after the initial week of OLLI classes:

ACM199 Moments That Made the Movies will begin Sept. 19.

HIS631 The Dark Corner – An Elusive to Exclusive Odyssey will begin Sept. 22.

HFE525 Beginning Golf will begin Sept. 26.

HIS692 Lincoln in Truth and Legend will begin Oct. 18

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Have an idea for a new course but need to do a little research? OLLI members can receive grants of up to $2000 to reimburse costs associated with developing a new course or modifying an existing one. To help encourage additional grant requests, the Committee will now accept and review applications in both the fall and the spring. Applications will be accepted twice a year with a Fall deadline of October 1, 2017 and a Spring deadline of March 1, 2018.  Application forms are available here or can be picked up in the OLLI office.

 

Would you be willing to share your cooking skills and ideas with other OLLI members? We need you! Please contact Barbara Wojack to learn more about it.

 

The new Baiden Gallery exhibit features 12 of our talented instructors: Connie DuPre, mosaics; Kent Ellison, wood carving; Ron Gillen, painting; Georgia Harrison, drawing and painting; Ashley Kirby, painting; Jeff Lynch, drawing and painting; Cathyrn Rice, painting and drawing; Ray Roback, photography; Jeff Sarvis, photography; Alice Schlein, textiles; Bruce Schlein, photography; Pam Stevenson, Zentangle. These instructors offer classes during the year so be on the lookout and sign up. Thanks to all who shared their artwork.

 

Mark your calendars and save the date!  Friday afternoon, October 27, the Social Committee will present an afternoon of Jazz, Wine, and Light Snacks, featuring the Greenville Jazz Collective.  More information and reservations coming soon.

 

“OLLI@Furman Fall Photography Showcase – “Black and White and Monotone.” Call for Photos! We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  The next exhibition is a juried exhibit and will go up in October.  OLLI members or staff who wish to participate in this exhibit should follow the application guidelines posted here, pick up in OLLI office, or email your request.  Then e-mail your name, title of artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. or drop off submissions to be juried at the OLLI Office.   This is a black and white and monotone exhibition only.  Submissions due Sept. 15. Only one submission per artist please.

 

On Thursday, September 14 at 1 p.m., there will be an organizational meeting in HC102 for the Jam on Pickers SIG. If you’re tired of playing alone in your living room, grab your guitar and come check it out. We’ll talk awhile, share ideas, do a little picking and see if we can make it happen. Questions? Contact Don Koza.

 

The French SIG will meet Tuesdays, 12:20-1:20 p.m., HC103.  All levels are welcome to join in the conversation.  Questions? Contact Betty Kuhnert.

 

OLLI knitters (or other hand work) are invited to join the Swamp Rabbit Knitters SIG by the fireplace, Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.  Questions? Contact Gail Kirby.  All levels welcome; bring your project and a smile!

 

The OLLI Onstage SIG will not meet during the Fall term due to health concerns of some members, but will reconvene in January.  Look for our first meeting then!

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Department of Music presents the Joel Frahm Trio Fri., Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. $15. Learn more here.

 

The Riley Institute presents Black America since MLK: A Conversation with Dr. Henry Louis Gates.  Monday, September 18, 5:30-7 p.m., Younts Conference Center.  Free.  Arrive early as seating is limited.  For more information, visit the Riley Institute website.

 

Join Furman University Volleyball on October 6 for the 3rd Annual FUVB Golf Tournament! They will start at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start, scramble format. $100 entry fee includes tee gift, prizes and lunch following play. Reserve your spot here or call 864.294.3059 for more information.

 

Join the Furman Alumni Association and Dr. Jason Hansen, Associate History Professor, on a special 11-day trip to Vietnam in March 2018. Learn more on the website or contact Lynn Hayes at 864.336.2147.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Rotary Club of Greenville has established a satellite club that meets at the Woodlands at Furman at 9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month. OLLI members are invited. The speaker on September 21 is Bryan Goess, Associate Professor, Chemistry, Furman University. Questions? Contact Angelo Tartaro.

 

Interested in learning a new language? Upstate International offers classes in Chinese, English, German, Japanese, and more. For more information, visit the UI website.

 

The Peace Center for Performing Arts invites you to Fall for Poetry, a free adult workshop series Tuesdays, September 12 and 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Peace Centers Ramsaur Studio. Working with professional poet Glenis Redmond, this adult workshop series will explore the theme of “Poetry as Memoir” as participants use form and process to discover their voice. Register for your ticket here.

 

Centre Stage presents the comedy Four Old Broads, September 12-23.  Visit their website for more information and to purchase tickets.

 

The Greenville County Library System presents the Southern Author Festival, September 12-16.  Join the library for sweet tea, barbecue, and a nice long visit.  Explore folklife and foodways of the South.  And meet authors Alice Randall and Ashley English.  For more information a full event listing, visit the library website.

 

The South Carolina Botanical Garden invites you to Curious about Catesby, a presentation on renowned English naturalist, Mark Catesby on Friday, September 15 at the Clemson University Madren Center. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 in the lobby and the presentations begin promptly at 6:00. As a BONUS, your ticket to this event will also enable you to view the film The Curious Mr. Catesby at the Hayden Conference Center, located within the S.C. Botanical Garden, at 10:00, 12:00 or 2:00 on the afternoon of the event! Learn more and purchase tickets on the website.

 

You love the arts; you love live entertainment; and you definitely love coming to the Peace Center! The Peace Center invites you to do all the things you love by becoming a Peace Center volunteer! The next training session is Tuesday, September 19, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Questions? Email pcvolunteer@peacecenter.com.

 

The World Affairs Council Upstate presents their America and the World series.  The first event features Furman Political Science Professor Dr. Akan Malici, speaking on Challenges for American Foreign Policy on September 20, 8:30-10 a.m., Ogletree Deakins Conference Center.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Upstate International website.

 

September 1, 2017

The OLLI Office will be closed Monday, September 4 for the Labor Day holiday.  We hope you enjoy the last weekend of summer.  Our regular office hours are 8:30-5 Monday-Thursday and 8:30-4 on Fridays.  The office number is 864-294-2998.

 

Join us for Back to OLLI on Thursday, Sept. 7, 3-4:30 in Manly Lobby at the Herring Center.  New member Orientation begins at 2:30 p.m.   You may purchase lanyards and OLLI mugs, pick up your name tag and parking sticker, meet and reunite with your OLLI friends, and enjoy refreshments. Don’t miss the fun!

 

Fall Registration continues! Please refer to your confirmation e-mail and note the “class status” for the courses for which you registered (registered, registered not paid, waitlist). If you have questions regarding your confirmation, we invite you to call the OLLI office at 294-2998.

 

**All OLLI members will receive parking passes at Back to OLLI or your first class along with nametags for new members.  There is no need to make a special trip to the office for your nametag or parking sticker.  Returning OLLI members, please use the nametag you already have.**

 

Ever wonder how the Herring Center stays so clean with all of the OLLI members in and out throughout the year! Well, her name is Sandy Dill and we are thrilled to have her here with us. Please be sure to stop and introduce yourself to Sandy and thank her for taking such great care of us.  You might even get to share the joys of being grandparents with her!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Furman Dining Services would like to welcome you back! OLLI members are invited to enjoy a 20% off discount at The Paddock September 5-9 with your OLLI nametag or Paladin Pass.  Hours of operation are Tuesday – Thursday:  11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. to midnight.

 

Attention all OLLI members! Please consider becoming a class liaison. No experience is required and it’s a wonderful way to assist our wonderful instructors and get to know other OLLI members. A training session will be offered on Sept. 7, 1:30 p.m., HC111.  Please contact Pam Roberson to let her know that you are willing.

 

“OLLI@Furman Fall Photography Showcase – “Black and White and Monotone.” Call for Photos! We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  The next exhibition is a juried exhibit and will go up in October.  OLLI members or staff who wish to participate in this exhibit should follow the application guidelines posted here, pick up in OLLI office, or email your request.  Then e-mail your name, title of artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. or drop off submissions to be juried at the OLLI Office.   This is a black and white and monotone exhibition only.  Submissions due Sept. 15. Only one submission per artist please.

 

Be sure to stop by and view the most recent Instructor Showcase along the Baiden Concourse. How fortunate we are to have such talent among us!

 

The French SIG will be meeting on Tuesdays, 12:20-1:20 p.m., HC103.  All levels are welcome to join in the conversation.  Questions? Contact Betty Kuhnert.

 

On Thursday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m., there will be an organizational meeting in HC102 for the Jam on Pickers SIG. If you’re tired of playing alone in your living room, grab your guitar and come check it out. We’ll talk awhile, share ideas, do a little picking and see if we can make it happen. Questions? Contact Don Koza.

 

OLLI knitters (or other hand work) are invited to join the Swamp Rabbit Knitters SIG by the fireplace, Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.  Questions? Contact Gail Kirby.  All levels welcome; bring your project and a smile!

 

Interested in cycling with other OLLI members?  If so, the Swamp Rabbit Cycling SIG might be just right for you. Please contact Janet Aguilar at 864.414.1944 to let her know of your interest.  Based on the response, a ride schedule will be developed. An organizational meeting will follow sometime in September.

The OLLI Classic Car SIG will have a meeting for members and anyone interested in Classic Cars on Tue., Sept. 5, HC004 (downstairs), 10a.m.-Noon. This is an informal gathering to share ideas along with two presentations: Al Konopka has information on his history with diesel engines and Scott McCombe will share his experience from Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.  Mark your calendars and plan to share car stories of your summer and expectations for the coming year.

 

Have an idea for a new course but need to do a little research? OLLI members can receive grants of up to $2000 to reimburse costs associated with developing a new course or modifying an existing one. To help encourage additional grant requests, the Committee will now accept and review applications in both the fall and the spring. Applications will be accepted twice a year with a Fall deadline of October 1, 2017 and a Spring deadline of March 1, 2018.  Application forms are available here or can be picked up in the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Adulthood and Aging course at Furman is looking for volunteers (aged 60 and over) for students to interview as part of a class assignment. Volunteers will be interviewed 4-6 times (for about an hour each time) over the course of the semester. Students will ask about your personal experience with aging-related topics we are discussing in class (such as your life history, demographics, physical and health changes, cognitive changes, beliefs and attitudes about aging, social relationships, caregiving, and end of life planning). Interviews can take place by phone or in person on the Furman campus or at the Woodlands. If you are interested (or would like to learn more), please e-mail Dr. Erin Morgan or leave a message at (864)-294-2241.

 

Furman University Theatre presents John Patrick Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea Fri. and Sat., Sept. 1-2 at 8 p.m., with a matinee Sept. 2 at 3 p.m. at The Playhouse on the Furman University campus. Tickets for the student-produced event are $5 (cash or check); admission is free for season ticket holders.

 

Lunchbox Learning at the Upcountry History Museum. Sept. 6–Over Here: Greenville during the Great War (presented by Dr. Courtney Tollison) Noon-1 p.m.  Questions? Visit their website or call 864-467-3100.

 

See comedian Mike Birbiglia on campus Thur., Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. “An Evening with Mike Birbiglia” is presented by Furman University Student Activities Board.  Tickets are $15 for the public and are available here.

 

The Department of Music presents the Joel Frahm Trio Fri., Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. $15. For more information, call 864-294-2086, or email the music department.

 

Join Furman University Volleyball on October 6 for the 3rd Annual FUVB Golf Tournament! They will start at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start, scramble format. $100 entry fee includes tee gift, prizes and lunch following play. Reserve your spot here or call 864.294.3059 for more information.

 

Join the Furman Alumni Association and Dr. Jason Hansen, Associate History Professor, on a special 11-day trip to Vietnam in March, 2018. Learn more on the website or contact Lynn Hayes at 864.336.2147.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Interested in learning a new language? Upstate International offers classes in Chinese, English, German, and Japanese. For more information, visit the UI website.

 

The Peace Center for Performing Arts invites you to, Fall for Poetry, a free adult workshop series Tuesdays, September 12 and 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Peace Centers Ramsaur Studio. Working with professional poet Glenis Redmond, this adult workshop series will explore the theme of “Poetry as Memoir” as participants use form and process to discover their voice. Register for your ticket here.

 

The South Carolina Botanical Garden invites you to Curious about Catesby, a presentation on renowned English naturalist, Mark Catesby on Friday, September 15 at the Clemson University Madren Center. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 in the lobby and the presentations begin promptly at 6:00. As a BONUS, your ticket to this event will also enable you to view the film The Curious Mr. Catesby at the Hayden Conference Center, located within the S.C. Botanical Garden, at 10:00, 12:00 or 2:00 on the afternoon of the event! Learn more and purchase tickets on the website.

August 18, 2017

OLLI NOTES              August 18, 2017

 

The OLLI Office is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays.

 

Fall registration continues! We sincerely hope registration went well for all of those who registered this week. Please refer to your confirmation e-mail and note the “class status” for the courses for which you registered (registered, registered not paid, waitlist). For anyone showing a “registered not paid” status, you are registered for the course.  (You may have been “waitlisted” for a course and we have a check we cannot deposit until you get into the course or you are mailing us payment.)

 

**If you are on a waitlist, please know that we are working on those.  Any time we can let more people into a class, we do.  It all depends on space in the room, instructor preference, the number of drops for that class, and/or whether we can move to a different room.  You will get a call from the office if a space opens up for you.**

 

If you are brand-new member, we will make a nametag for you, which you can pick up at the New Member Orientation OR at your first class.  The same is true for parking passes.  All OLLI members will receive parking passes at Back to OLLI or your first class.  There is no need to make a special trip out to the office for your nametag or parking sticker.  Returning OLLI members, please use the nametag you already have.

 

In order to ensure that all of our members can enjoy our free Friday bonus events, members can only sign up for TWO bonus trips or events during the initial registration period.  Throughout the term, we will publish bonus trip and event openings each week in OLLI Notes; at that point, all members will be eligible to sign up.

 

Stop by the office to pick up OLLI Brochures to share with friends, neighbors and at spots around town. YOU are our best advertisement.

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Travel Committee                  Wednesday, August 23           10 a.m.            HC103

Social Committee                   Thursday, August 24              10:30 a.m.      HC103

OLLI Council                          Friday, August 25                   10 a.m.            HC102

 

COURSE CHANGES

RPH947 Paul:  Who Was He and What Did He Teach has moved to Mondays at 1:30 p.m.  It will NOT be taught on Thursdays at 9, as listed in the brochure.

 

LAN758 Beginning French has moved to 9 a.m. on Thursdays rather than 10:45 a.m.

 

BTE1135 Roy Metal Finishing will be on Friday, October 20, 10 a.m., instead of September 29.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Are you ready for the eclipse?

  1. Furman University is hosting a free event in Paladin Stadium, 12-3 p.m. From Noon until 2 p.m., there will be tents with hands-on exhibits, free water stations, and concessions for sale.  At 2 p.m., everyone will take seats in the stadium, where Furman Professor and astronomer David Moffett will narrate what you are seeing.  The Furman band will provide appropriate background music.  Free eclipse glasses to the first 8,000 participants, and free parking.  If you are bringing grandchildren, this is the event for you.   Learn more on the Furman website. 
  2. Those registered for the OLLI eclipse event should have received a separate informational email.
  3. Enjoy the event from the comfort of your own home. Greenville is expecting a large number of tourists that day, and officials expect heavy traffic.
  4. If you are inspired by the events, OLLI writing instructor Bill Burns encourages you to put it on paper. Write a poem, and send it in to OLLI.  We’d love to see your work, and may even publish a collection of poems if we have enough submissions.

 

We have enjoyed wonderful response for the upcoming Straight Talk summer lecture series, Media and Politics in a Post-Truth Era, presented by OLLI and the Riley Institute at Furman. You are able to still register for the Thursday, August 31 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) presentation which will include NBC’s Chuck Todd. We are at capacity for series tickets as well as single sessions on Aug. 24 and September 7. We will be learning about fake news:  where it comes from, why we believe it, how to guard against it, and what is being done to slow its spread.  You can learn more and register online (credit card fees apply) here.  You may also register with cash or check in the OLLI office.

 

“OLLI@Furman Fall Photography Showcase – “Black and White and Monotone”.  Call for Photos! We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  The next exhibition is a juried exhibit and will go up in October.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate in this juried exhibit, follow the application guidelines posted here, pick up in OLLI office, or request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.  Then e-mail your name, title of your artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.  Or drop off submissions to be juried at the OLLI Office.   This is a black and white and monotone exhibition only.  Submissions due September 15. Only one submission per artist please.

 

The Bowling SIG will resume their bowling league on Monday, September 11. The league will last the length of the OLLI semester, 9 weeks. Teams will be created based upon the number of interested participants. Weekly fees are approximately $10. The league bowls at AMF Star Lanes (740 Pleasantburg Dr. / Cleveland intersection). The league bowls meets from 12:45 p.m. until the completion of three games. There will be an organizational meeting the first Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the bowling alley followed by league play. If interested contact Michael Halloran.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman University Theatre Season Ticket Discount for OLLI members – The Furman Theatre is very generous in offering members the opportunity to purchase a season pass at the student rate of $29 (attend all 4 productions and 2 special events) and the faculty/staff rate of $12 for individual productions. Season Ticket Holders will receive their own Season Code that allows online seat selection any time of the year.  Visit the Furman Theatre website to purchase your season pass or individual tickets.  Call 294-2125 with questions.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Furman FanFest presented by Mast General Store and Ingles has been set for Saturday, Aug. 19, 5:30-7 p.m. at Fluor Field in downtown Greenville. The event follows Furman’s open football practice at Sirrine Stadium from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sirrine Stadium served as Furman’s football home from 1936 through 1980. Discounted $8 tickets can be purchased online for the Furman FanFest event, which includes admission to the Greenville Drive-West Virginia Power baseball game beginning at 7:05 p.m. and features the first pitch by football head coach Clay Hendrix.

 

LifeWise is an outreach program of Bon Secours St. Francis, designed for those 55 and older to promote physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellness through many educational opportunities, activities, events and membership benefits.  There is a one-time fee of $20 to join.  Learn more here.

 

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Violin at Furman University William Preucil will present a recital Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. The event is free and open to the public and is hosted by the Furman Department of Music.  Contact the music office with questions at 864.294.2086.

 

The Upper South Carolina Council of the Navy League extends an invitation to OLLI members to attend a dinner at the Poinsett Club on September 7 with Commander Porter Halyburton, USN (retired). Halyburton was shot down and captured deep within North Vietnam in 1965 and held captive in the Hanoi Hilton and other POW camps for over 7 years. He has a compelling story of courage and survival under the most difficult of conditions. A social hour will start at 6 p.m. with a “cash” bar, and dinner served at 6:45 p.m. Following dinner Commander Halyburton will present his reflections on captivity. The price is $33 per person and includes tax and gratuity. For further information and to reserve a seat, visit the website or email navyleague.uppersccouncil@yahoo.com Reservations must be received by Sunday, September 3, 2017.