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Tere Shelton: learning for the love of it
by Judy LaMée
Tere (Teresa) Shelton has found a new home at OLLI. Since joining in August 2016, Tere has taken 31 College for Seniors courses, typically 6-9 each term. This spring it was seven! That's dedication! It has been, for her, the best way to make new friends in her new hometown. Tere believes friends are the "flowers of life."
Astronomy Club of Asheville
Thursday, August 2, 7 p.m.
Reuter Center's Manheimer Room
"The Dark Side of the Universe: Dark Matter in the Galaxy and Cosmos"
presented by Shane L. Larson, CIERA, Northwestern University
The cosmos abounds with matter that emits copious amounts of light, both in the spectrum of visible colors we perceive with our eyes as well as in invisible light, such as x-rays
and radio waves.
But in the last 50 years astronomers have discovered that a significant part of the universe is filled with matter that doesn't emit ANY light at all. In the last ten years, we have discovered an even more mysterious material that appears to be driving changes in the scale of the Universe.
These dark influences are known as dark matter and dark energy, and can only be perceived by their gravitational influence on all the bright, shining matter we know and love. In this talk, Dr. Larson will discuss why astronomers think the dark matter and dark energy are out there, and explore some of the ideas that may lead to discovering just what it might be.
The Astronomy Club of Asheville meets the first Thursday of most months at 7 p.m., with an interesting lineup of speakers and topics. Participation at club meetings and events is free to OLLI members.
UNCA Theatre Department Auditions
Wednesday, August 22
and Thursday, August 23, 6-10 p.m.
Belk Theatre on the
UNC Asheville Campus
Auditions for "War of the Worlds" are in Belk Theatre on
August 22 and 23
Callbacks will be
. A sign up sheet will be posted in Belk Theatre on
. Scripts are on reserve for two-hour check out at Ramsey Library. For more information, call Suzie Morris at 828.251.6610.
"War of the Worlds the 1938 Radio Script" by Howard E. Koch will be performed live at the Belk Theatre on
September 28th and 29th
. (doors will open at
7 p.m.), and again at
(doors will open at
Dear OLLI Members,
We hope you will enjoy Judy LaMee's story about OLLI member Tere Shelton, who exemplifies the joy of "learning for the love of it." If you are interested in contributing to College for Seniors, remember that the deadline for course proposals for Winter 2019 is August 1. CFS SkillTalks will be held Tuesday, August 21, if you are interested in meeting with fellow and potential instructors and learning more about great CFS teaching. Fall 2018 catalogs will be available on August 3, and we encourage you to sign up to be a class rep.
Thanks to all of our SIG leaders for continuing to lead their groups and provide programming throughout the summer. Our community partners like the Astronomy Club of Asheville and the Western North Carolina Historical Association also offer ways to learn outside the CFS classroom.
Thanks so much to all of you who give your time, talent and treasure to make OLLI a vibrant community of teachers and learners.
Meditation Special Interest Group
Monday, July 23, 4:15 p.m., Reuter Center Room 120
"We are fortunate to have the Meditation SIG. I have attended many, as I suggest for all. Besides enlightening me into the realm of multiple paths towards meditation it has reinforced for me how the Silva Method resonates most keenly with my psyche. I will be offering in this next SIG meeting a guided meditation and an informative approach to you using his work for your own quest towards functional meditative." Jacquie
After the summer break, meetings will resume on Monday, September 24 with a program that will complement a new Sanskrit course at OLLI,
Sacred Sounds of Sanskrit Meditation Practice with Linda Go.
Yoga teacher and Sanskrit instructor Linda Go will introduce you to the ancient language of yoga and its role in the development of human potential.
Linda offers an intro to Sanskrit Sound Meditation with guided breath, visualization, and recitation of Sanskrit sounds and simple melodic mantras.
Ready to Teach with College for Seniors
The deadline for course proposals for the winter term (
January 14 - February 22, 2019
Save The Date
College for Seniors will offer the bi-annual SKILLTALKS on Tuesday, August 21, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Come for the Teaching Tips and Stay for the Camaraderie.
Watch for registration soon!
The Proper Use of Antibiotics
A Talk by Bindu Mayi
Wednesday, July 25, 2 p.m.,Reuter Center Manheimer Room
Each year in the United States, more than 2 million people become infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. In this backdrop of antibiotic resistance, there is a tremendous
need for Antimicrobial Stewardship
(AMS), which, in
a nutshell, is the proper and judicious use of antibiotics, the benefits of which include reducing incidence of antibiotic induced toxicities, reducing the cost of treatment as well as minimizing antibiotic resistance. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), if healthcare providers, hospital administrators, policy makers and patients work together to employ effective AMS programs, patient care can be dramatically improved and more patient lives can be ultimately saved. Come to learn more about theories of the proper use of antibiotics.
Bindu Mayi, M.Sc., Ph.D., is an associate professor of microbiology in the College of Medical Sciences at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). Dr. Mayi teaches courses in virology and bacteriology, with emphasis on the medical aspects of infectious disease, for students in the medical, public health and other allied health fields.
The Forum Special Interest Group
Friday, July 27, 1-3 p.m., Reuter Center Room 120
Meeting Topic: "The Threat From Russia"
The Forum encourages a free-flowing dialogue designed to enrich and expand participants' thinking on topics ranging from changing demographics of retirees to nuclear disarmament.
Blue Ridge Orchestra Concerts
Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28
Friday and Saturday, August 3 and 4
Music at 8 p.m.; Light Show at 9 p.m.
Summer Lights Concerts at the North Carolina Arboretum
The North Carolina Arboretum welcomes guests to enjoy an outdoor concert and light show in its beautiful amphitheater. This year's program features the Symphonic Winds of the Blue Ridge Orchestra performing an array of pop and show tunes, including highlights from West Side Story and Les Miserables, big band favorites and a tribute to American composer Aaron Copland.
Rain date August 5.
Tickets $10-$30; For tickets and information, see
Archaeology of Mounds and Towns in the Cherokee Heartland of Western North Carolina
presented by Ben Steere, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Cherokee Studies Program, Western Carolina University.
Join Dr. Steere as he discusses the location and evolution of Cherokee towns in WNC as well as developing the trade patterns, household
construction and lifestyles of the Cherokee nation. Dr. Steere has been honored with the Principal Chief Leon D. Jones Award for Archaeological Excellence for his years of research on the Cherokee. Dr. Steere believes that archaeological field work, while respecting traditional Cherokee beliefs and treatment of sacred places, leads to a better understanding and preservation of the Cherokee culture. In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Steer serves on the Southeastern Archaeological Conference Public Outreach Committee.
Scheduled in the Manheimer Room, tickets sold at the door. General Public - $5 donation requested. Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) members free. These lectures are sponsored by the WNCHA and OLLI For more information
Financial Strategies in Retirement Special Interest Group
Friday, August 3, 1:30 p.m., Reuter Center Room 205
Guest speaker: Paul Donohue, Reverse Mortgage and Retirement Specialist
Topic: "Demystifying and Clarifying the New Reverse Mortgage"
Paul Donohue has a 40-year career helps people over the age of
62 leverage home ownership to navigate the challenges of income planning and asset preservation, through all the phases of retirement. He has built three successful companies in his career and has also been the President of the North Carolina Association of Mortgage Professionals. As founder of Abacus Mortgage Training and Education, Paul has trained over 40,00 mortgage professionals nationwide. Come and bring your questions to this interactive session.
The meeting is open to all OLLI members. Contact Kate Beatty for further information at
Save the Date
Farm to Table Dinner on the Quad
Tuesday, September 4, 5:30 p.m.
UNC Asheville Main Quad
Free Public Lecture by Michael Twitty
Thursday, September 6, 7 p.m.
UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium
This fourth annual Farm-to-Table on the Quad will be guest-hosted by Michael Twitty, with the theme "One Southern Family" and Twitty will also give a free public lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, in Lipinsky Auditorium.
Michael Twitty is a culinary historian, living history interpreter, and Judaica teacher from the Washington, D.C. area. He is the creator of
, the first blog devoted to African American historic foodways and their legacy. Twitty's 2017 book,
The Cooking Gene
, was recently honored with two James Beard Foundation awards for writing and for book of the year.
UNC Asheville departmental sponsors for Twitty's visit: Student Environmental Center, the Office of Outreach and Engagement, OLLI, the Office of Sustainability, Chartwells/UNC Asheville Dining Services, the Healthy Campus Initiative, Study Abroad, the Center for Jewish Studies, and Multicultural Affairs
"I dare to believe that all Southerners are a family. We are not merely Native, European, and African. We are Middle Eastern and South Asian and East Asian and Latin American, now. We are a dysfunctional family, but we are a family. We are unwitting inheritors of a story with many sins that bears the fruit of the possibility of ten times the redemption. One way is through reconnection with the culinary culture of the enslaved, our common ancestors, and restoring their names on the roots of the Southern tree and the table those roots support."
- Michael Twitty,
The Cooking Gene
2018 OLLI Art Bazaar
egistration is open for the 2018 OLLI Art Bazaar. The Bazaar is s
cheduled for Friday, November 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, November 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This year's bazaar will again be a two day format
and the registration fee is $35/for a single table; $70/for a double table.
Exhibitor registrations are coming in quickly, and space is limited. Don't wait to get your registration sent in. If you are interested in participating or know of an OLLI member who would like to join the fun, let us hear from you!
Click here to download and print an Exhibitor Registration form or you may drop by the OLLI office to pick up a registration form.
We are looking forward to an exciting bazaar and hope you plan to be a part. And if you can't exhibit this year, be sure to mark your calendar to attend and get a jump-start on your holiday shopping. Click here to download an event flier to post in your community center, place on your Facebook page, hand out to friends....you get the idea!
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