College-level courses open to all seniors (55 or more) regardless of previous education.
No credits, no exams, no grades -- just learning for the love of learning...and the fun of it!

Spring Semester 2014

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COURSE

INSTRUCTOR

DATE & TIME

Terry Conrad
Tuesdays, 10am - Noon, February 25 - April 15
Introduction to Photography
Scott Buckel
Mondays, 10am - Noon, February 17 - April 7
Introduction to Nature Photography
Scott Buckel
Fridays, 10am - Noon, February 14 - April 18
The Law behind CSI
Michael Gemignani
Mondays, 1:30 - 3:30pm, March 17 - May 5
Un Paso Adelante
Joie Soske

Mondays, 1:30 - 3:30pm, February 10 - March 31

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Judaism, But Forgot to Ask Rabbi Kessler
Rabbi Jimmy Kessler
Tuesdays, 10 - 11:30am, February 18 - April 8
Introduction to Mah Jongg
Antoinette Swinnea

Tuesdays, 10am - Noon, February 18 - April 8

Strategies of Mah Jongg Play Antoinette Swinnea Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00pm, February 18 - April 8
Lifestory
Alison Barker

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30pm, February 4 - May 20
This class meets first and third Tuesday of each month

Introduction to Lifestory Groups at UTMB Michelle Sierpina Two-Part Seminar Wednesday, January 22, and January 29, 10am - Noon
Driving Historic Galveston - Beyond the Neighborhoods and Off the Beaten Paths of Historic Galveston
Jan Johnson
Mondays, 1:30 - 3:30pm, March 10 - April 28
Migratory Birds of the Texas Gulf Coast
Richard Peake

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:30pm, February 18 - March 12

Advanced Migratory Birding
Richard Peake

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:30pm,
March 18 - April 9

Southern Jews and the Confederacy
Mel Tarman
Wednesdays, 10am - Noon, March 12 - April 30
Shall We Dance?
Bill and Judy Biggs

Wednesdays, 9:30 -11:30am, February 5 - March 26 -
1st section
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30am, April 2 - May 28 - 2nd section

Literary Tapas
Saralyn Richard

Wednesdays, 10am - Noon, February 12 - April 2 - 1st section
Wednesdays, 10am - Noon, April 16 - June 11 - 2nd section

Fun with Creative Writing
Saralyn Richard

Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:30pm, February 20 - May 29
This class will meet first and third Thursdays

Galveston Citizens Police Academy -OLLI Style
Destin Sims

Wednesdays, 10am - Noon, February 26 - April 23

A SIGN of Our Time (of Life!)
Tamara Dowda

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:30pm, March 12 - May 7
NO CLASS APRIL 9

Exploring Who You Are through the Enneagram
Tom Bain

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:30pm, February 12 - April 2

Lifestory
Mark Clark

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:30pm, February 5 - May 21
This class meets first and third Wednesday of each month

Lifestory
Michelle Sierpina

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:30pm, February 12 - June 25
This class meets second and fourth Wednesday of each month

Advanced Poker Seminar
Stan Blazyk

Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:30pm, February 13 - April 3
$50 tuition

Computer Basics
John Hatch

Thursdays, 10am - Noon, February 27 - April 24
NO CLASS APRIL 10

PCs for the Intermediate User
John Hatch

Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:30pm, February 27 - April 24
NO CLASS APRIL 10

Galveston History, People, and Places - An African American Perspective
Cornelia Harris Banks

Mondays, 10am - Noon, February 24 - April 14

Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael in the Italian Renaissance
Susan Bogan

Fridays, 10am - Noon, February 14 - April 14

Life Coaching - What's Next for You?
Janet Cohen

Wednesdays, 10am - Noon, February 5 - May 21
This class meets first and third Wednesdays

Alice Munro - Greatest Hits!
John Gorman

Fridays, 1:30 - 3:30pm, Dates TBA

Landscape Design for Your Home
Karen Lehr

Mondays, 10am - Noon, February 10 - March 31

Marine Biology, Part II: From Lower Invertebrate Animals to Vertebrates
Bill Wardle

Fridays, 1:30 - 3:30pm, February 14 - April 8

Pilates
Nancy Jacobs

Mondays, 9-10am
January 27 - March 17 - Section 1
March 24 - May 12 - Section 2
Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30am
January 29 - March 19 - Section 1
March 26 - May 21 - Section 2 (NO CLASS APRIL 9)

Beginner and Intermediate Tai Chi
Lisette Templin
Beginner:
Mondays, Noon -1:00pm, January 6 - March 3
Mondays, Noon -1:00pm, March 17 - May 5
Intermediate
Fridays, 10-11:30am, January 10 - February 28
Fridays, 10-11:30am, March 21 - May 16
Introduction to Tai Chi
Lisette Templin
Mondays, 10:30-11:30am, January 6 - March 3
Mondays, 10:30-11:30am, March 17 - May 5
Total Body Combo Workout!
Claudia Clark
Tuesdays or Thursdays, 2-3pm
January 7 - March 4
March 11 - April 29

January 9 - February 27
March 6 - May 1 (NO CLASS APRIL 10)
Gentle Yoga
Jim Turner

Mondays, 2-3:15pm, January 6 - March 3
Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30am, January 7 - February 25
Wednesdays, 2-3pm, January 8 - February 26
Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30am, January 9 - February 27

Second Series:
Mondays, 2-3:15pm, March 10 - April 28
Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30am, March 4 - April 22
Wednesdays, 2-3pm, March 5 - April 30
Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30am, March 6 - May 1

$25 tuition fee for each class until Feb 17 then $30 each

Water Aerobics
Galveston Island Wellness
February, March, April and May
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:45 - 8:30am
$25 tuition for each month until Feb 17 then $30 after
*Newly added Moving Meditation
Lisette Templin
Fridays, Noon - 1pm, March 21 - May 16,
NO CLASS APRIL 11
tuition remains $25 for this course
*Newly added Lifestory
Christine Wamble
Fridays, 10am - Noon, February 14 - May 23



Other Community Events bar
Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust
The 1894 Grand Opera House
Sunday, January 19, 3:00 pm
Walk Across Texas
OLLI at UTMB Health
Team Captain Informational Meeting: TBA
January 20 - March 17, 2014
Indoor Walking Track
Island Community Building
Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Functional Fitness
OLLI at UTMB
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
American Red Cross Certified Adult/Pedi CPR/AED Training
Julia Sherrod

Every Month, January to May
$25 OLLI Members, $50 Non-OLLI Members

AARP Smart Driver Course
OLLI at UTMB

1:00 - 5:00 pm on any of the following dates:
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

OLLI's "North Campus"
Houston Course

2000 Holly Hall Street
(across from Reliant Stadium)

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RPO Writing Group
Jane Chance

first and third Wednesdays, 10 am to 1:00 pm
January 8 - April 17 - section 1
May 10 - August 21 - section 2

For your convenience, OLLI offices are open 9:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, except UTMB holidays and on some national holidays when the Galveston Island Community Center is closed.

Register today for Spring 2014 courses!
OLLI Courses are held at 4700 Broadway, OLLI Suite B101
Tuition for each course is $25 until February 17. After February 17 ALL tuition is $30

Check, Cash, Money Order, or Credit Cards Accepted.
Do not send cash in the mail and do not send credit card information via mail.
Please make checks payable to UTMB with "OLLI" on the notation in the lower left corner. You may call in your credit card information or mail membership and tuition to:
OLLI at UTMB, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555-0972 (must include 0972 in zip)

Close to course beginning, learners receive confirmation with additional information. Each participant in UTMB's lifelong learning program must be a member, a "Friend of OLLI." OLLI annual membership of $25 covers September 1 to August 31 of each year. All memberships expire on August 31 every year. Already the migratory birding course is filled and some other popular courses will be filling soon such as the mah jongg and poker classes. Don't miss out on your favorite courses by waiting too late to join and register!

Call OLLI at UTMB Health: (409) 763-5604 to register!

Email: Michelle Sierpina, Ph.D., Founding Director: msierpin@utmb.edu or
Julia Sherrod, Business Coordinator: jsherrod@utmb.edu or
Mildred Smith, VOLLI Coordinator, mipsmith@utmb.edu

Most Galveston classes meet in Suite B101, Galveston Island Community Center, 4700 Broadway. Details about meeting location for each course and other information will be emailed to those learners who enroll and phone calls will be made to those without email.

TO BECOME A MEMBER OF OLLI: Click here to join
Membership is $25.  Join now and your membership extends through August 31, 2014.

4 Ways to Register:
By Mail
Print the Registration form. Send the completed form to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UTMB, 301 University Blvd. Galveston, TX 77555-0972 (must include 0972 in zip)
Make checks payable to UTMB with "OLLI" on the notation in the lower left corner.
By Phone
Call (409) 763-5604
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
By Fax
(409) 763-6833 Call us first to assure incoming fax is ready to be received.
In Person
Print the Registration form . Bring your completed form to the OLLI office or fill one out at 4700 Broadway, suite B101, Galveston, TX

OLLI (409) 763-5604
Michelle Sierpina, Ph.D., Founding Director: msierpin@utmb.edu
Mildred Smith, VOLLI Coordinator: mipsmith@utmb.edu
Julia Sherrod, Business Coordinator:  jsherrod@utmb.edu

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