HSU Offers Learning for Over-50 Set

Sign-up for Humboldt State University's popular Extended Education program for adults over 50 is scheduled Sunday, August 20, 2006, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Wharfinger Building, Eureka Public Marina.

The program, conducted under the auspices of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), offers Fall 2006 classes that address numerous subjects and includes roundtable discussions and peer study groups.

Annual membership is $25.00 and provides a discount on OLLI classes and other HSU student privileges, including the library and computer labs.

OLLI is supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco, founded in 1977 and focused on education and health care. The program is currently installed at 90 universities nationwide and tailored to their divergent needs and interests.

The August 20th event at the Wharfinger Building will offer membership renewals as well as registration for Fall 2006 classes. Faculty will attend and food and live music will also be on tap.

OLLI members are actively involved in choosing the subjects and types of classes they seek and can propose to teach a class in which they have special academic or professional expertise. Classes change each semester, but are spread across broad categories: arts, humanities, social sciences, travel, personal enrichment, politics, current affairs, science and technology.

Classes run approximately four to eight weeks, are taught by current or retired faculty and community members sharing their expertise, and are held at various locations on campus and in the community.

For details, call Cheryl Johnson at 707/826-3743. Online registration is available at extended@humboldt.edu.