EL PASO, Texas - The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at The University of Texas at El Paso offers adult education classes for seniors ages 50 and older. Registration for spring classes begins Jan. 6, with classes starting Feb. 3.
OLLI is "the school for your second 50 years," and offers 48 classes this spring in the categories of Arts and Hands-on; Body, Mind and Spirit; Current Events; History; Languages; Literature; Music; Religion; Science; Sociology; and Writing.
A lifetime membership to OLLI is $25. Enrollment for the semester is $60 for as many courses as desired, and includes a parking permit. Enrolled members will receive an identification card entitling them to reduced admission fees for UTEP theater and music events, and members may acquire a University Library Community User Card valid for the semester.
The course offerings include "Our Changing World," which features various presenters speaking about topics of current interest worldwide; "Erasmus, More and Machiavelli," which provides new and startling perspectives on works by these authors; "Short America Fiction," which includes works by Kate Chopin, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner and John Steinbeck, among others; "Free Blacks and Fugitive Slaves in Texas and the South," which explores the mysteries, myths, legends and realities of slavery in Texas and the Southwest; and "The Coming Great Conflict in the Middle East: Parts One and Two," which explores the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the heightening tensions building in the Middle East today.
Members are encouraged to enroll by Jan. 24 to receive their schedule and parking permit in the mail. Members who enroll after Jan. 24 will need to pick up their schedule and parking permit from the OLLI Office at UTEP. Courses are $75 for those who enroll after Jan. 21.
For registration or to request a course schedule, please call or come by in person starting Jan. 6 between 1 and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or inquire by mail or online.
Phone: 915-747-6280 or 915-747-8848
In Person: Visit Miners Hall, Suite 209. Park for free at the Sun Bowl Garage Visitor's Area by bringing in the parking stub for validation.
Mail: Write to OLLI at UTEP, Miners Hall Suite 209, 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX 79968
Online: Visit OLLI's website at www.olliatutep.org. The spring catalog is available online.