July 2019
In this Issue: Summer Office Hours | Registration Follow-Up | Osher Calendar Online | Packet Pick-Up Day on August 7 | News from the Director | Thank You, Sheri Robison! | Thank You, June Volunteers | Tuesday Social SIG | Yellowstone Trip Recap | Osher Website Changes | In the Spotlight: September Offerings
Summer Office Hours
While the Osher office will remain open throughout the summer, our working hours will shift. For the month of July, our office hours are:

Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Feel free to give us a call or stop by the office between those times. We would love to see you!
Registration Follow-Up
Thank you to everyone who registered for the fall semester! Whether you registered online, by paper, by phone, or in person, please make sure to check your email for your registration confirmation receipts.

These receipts list the offerings you have been successfully enrolled or waitlisted in. If you have any questions about your receipts, please call Customer Services at (208) 426-1709.

Don't forget! You can also see which offerings you are successfully enrolled in by logging into your account on the Osher Registration Website. Once logged in, simply click "My Account" and then "My History."
Osher Calendar Online
Did you know that a Calendar of Offerings is posted on the Osher website? If you need some extra help planning your semester, use this tool to see when our offerings take place and which offerings overlap. Scroll to the bottom of the  Osher homepage to view the calendar.

Please note:  Adding events to your calendar does not mean you are registered for them. Visit the  Osher Registration Website  to register for offerings. Please double check your registration receipts and online account to verify which offerings you have successfully been enrolled in.
Packet Pick-Up Day on August 7
Mark your calendars! In lieu of the Spring Social, we have expanded Packet Pick-Up Day to become our social event of the summer.

Stop by the Yanke Building to pick up your membership packet, enjoy some refreshments, and connect with other Osher members. A short program will begin at 10:30 a.m. to provide new and current members a chance to get to know the Osher Institute and its staff. Learn how the curriculum is determined, how you can get involved with the Institute, and get behind-the-scenes insight into how different processes work—including registration day. Stay afterwards to meet other Osher members, the Advisory Board, and committee members. You can even find your 15 seconds of fame in our new video project, “What Makes Osher Special?” We hope to see you there!

Please note: This event is free, but registration is required. If you cannot stop by on Packet Pick-Up Day, your packet will be sent in the mail, as usual, on August 8.

Date and time : Wed., Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost : Free, but registration is required

Visit the  Osher Registration Website to register online. You can also register by calling Customer Services at (208) 426-1709.
News from the Director
Osher members,

Thank you for a great spring semester! Here is a look back at some numbers from this semester: our membership reached over 1,700 members and we enjoyed 57 offerings taught by talented presenters—17 of which were Boise State faculty members. We went on seven tours of Boise landmarks and supported eight of our very own Osher members who provided leadership for the Special Interest Groups that met throughout the semester. Thank you again to all who participated.

For the upcoming semester, we have scheduled 76 offerings presented by over 80 extremely qualified and talented faculty and industry experts. Although some of these offerings filled quickly during the first week of registration, there are still many offerings with space available to register. We are also working on adding repeats of popular lectures if the presenters are available to do so. Please add your name to the waitlist for any offering of interest to you; these waitlists move at a surprising rate! 

I hope you will plan to attend Packet Pick-Up Day on August 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. In addition to sharing important information and materials with you, we are using this event to launch a campaign to support Boise State’s Campus Food Pantry. I encourage you to consider bringing non-perishable food or personal care items to donate to Boise State students in need of support. Let’s get that campus pantry stocked up! For your donation on August 7, we will enter your name into a “gratitude drawing” for great prizes of books, coffee cards, and more! (No need to be present to win. We’ll email you to pick up your prize when it’s convenient for you.) Reference the Campus Pantry Needs List (PDF) to see the most-needed items, and, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you in advance for your generosity! 

We will miss you this summer, but already we are looking forward to another great semester with each of you. Thank you for a marvelous semester and we wish you a safe and happy summer!

Dana Thorp Patterson, Director
Thank You, Sheri Robison!
The Osher Institute staff would like to take a moment and thank our long-standing Advisory Board member, Sheri Robison.

Sheri served on the Advisory Board through two Director transitions and helped recruit scores of phenomenal presenters as chair of our Track 3 Curriculum Committee (Earth & Life Science, Environment, Health, and Well-Being). We are grateful for her years of service and, while we will surely miss having her on our Advisory Board, we look forward to her continued service on the Osher Faculty Grant Committee and the Track 3 Curriculum Committee.

If you see Sheri in class next semester, make sure to say hello!
Thank You, June Volunteers
We're grateful for the following volunteers who helped us wrap up another great semester:

Steve and Pam Ahrens, Gary Wyke, Elizabeth Greene, and Brent and Nancy Fricke for greeting before class.

Special thanks, too, to Sally Merz and Carol Delaney for spearheading efforts to decorate the pots in our courtyard and keep the courtyard maintained over the summer. We love seeing the colorful flowers outside our office windows!
Tuesday Social SIG
Stay connected to Osher over the summer! Whether you're biking, walking, or just out and about downtown Boise, consider joining the casual, purely social Tuesday Social Special Interest Group (SIG). 

The first Tuesday Social meeting (pictured to the right) was a success! With the weather getting warmer, this SIG will be starting earlier and moving indoors. The Tuesday Social SIG now meets Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at Kiwi Shake and Bake, 611 S. 8th St. Come join your fellow Osher members for some authentic New Zealand food and great company!

To add your name to the mailing list, please email  osher@boisestate.edu or call the Osher office at (208) 426-6554.
Yellowstone Trip Recap
Last month, a group of Osher members traveled to Yellowstone on our Road Scholar trip, "The Best of Yellowstone." They learned about the park's tectonic plate movement, experienced the Upper Geyser Basin, visited rich wildlife habitats, and much more!

Special thanks to member and trip participant Chuck Goolden for these photos.

Osher Website Changes
As part of a university-wide web redesign project, the Osher Institute website will receive a major facelift by the end of August.

Keep your eyes peeled for a new look, updated information, and new features to help you stay engaged and up-to-date with what's happening at the Institute.

Visit the Boise State University homepage for a taste of what's to come!
In the Spotlight: September Offerings
Every month,  Osher News highlights offerings that still have space available for members to enroll. The following offerings take place during the month of September.

Please note: These are only two of the twelve offerings in September that still have space available! Visit the Osher Registration Website to check the status of our remaining fall semester offerings.
Cancer Types, Treatments, and Technologies

Presented by a panel of oncologists from St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI), this course will provide an introduction to cancer, its known and suspected causes, and the effort to find more effective treatment and earlier methods of diagnosis. The first session will provide an overview of various types of cancer. The second session will present the newest treatments and technologies including immunotherapy and chimeric antigen receptor T cell transplantation. Finally, breast and prostate cancer will be examined as the most common cancers found in men and women. Learn more about this all-too-common disease and how MSTI provides services that set it apart from other cancer centers in the United States.

Presenters : Dan Zuckerman, MD , Executive Medical Director, St. Luke’s MSTI; Travis Williams, DO , St. Luke’s MSTI; Finn Petersen, MD , Director of Stem Cell Therapy, St. Luke’s MSTI; Rhiana Menen, MD , Co-Director of the Breast Program, St. Luke’s MSTI; and Stephen Brassell, MD , Director of Urologic Oncology, St. Luke’s MSTI
Date and time : Mon., Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-noon; Wed., Sept. 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; and Mon., Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-noon
Cost : $35
Idaho Wine Tour: Event One

Harvest season is the perfect time of year to visit Idaho’s wine country! Join us as we tour three local wineries—Indian Creek Winery, Vizcaya Winery, and Telaya Wine Co.—and learn about the origins and future of the wine industry. Transportation, wine tastings, and boxed lunches are included in the cost of this tour. Members will have the
opportunity to purchase wine at each location. Please note: Due to limited capacity and anticipated interest, this event is offered twice. The second offering takes place on September 25. Cancellations made within 21 days of this event will not receive a refund.

Presenter : Kathy Johnson , owner, Winery Seekers Wine Tours
Date and time : Wed., Sept. 18,
11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location : Begin and end at the Yanke Building, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise
Cost : $120  
Capacity : 40

Visit the  Osher Registration Website to register online. You can also register by calling Customer Services at (208) 426-1709.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State University
Phone: (208) 426-OLLI (6554)
Email: osher@boisestate.edu
Website: osher.boisestate.edu

The Osher Institute at Boise State University operates within the Division of Extended Studies. It is a membership-based lifelong learning program offering non-credit, college-level offerings for intellectually curious adults over age 50.

Osher Institute Advisory Board
Chair: Ben Simko | Cindy Anson | Ralph Bild | Russ Centanni | Carol Delaney | Bae Emilson
Chuck Folkner | Susan Gibson | Dennis Hall | Merilee Marsh | Mike Merz
Celeste Miller | Virginia Rivers | Gary Robb | Nancy Roehrkasse

Osher Institute Staff
Director: Dana Thorp Patterson | Program Coordinator: Jamie Lundergreen
Assistant Program Coordinator: Holly Goldgrabe Student Office Assistant: Makayla Muilenburg
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