Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Texas Tech University, Abilene

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Texas Tech University, Abilene OLLI at TTU, Abilene is a membership organization for those individuals age 50+ who are seeking intellectual and social activities. These activities include short courses on a variety of topics without concern for grades, tests or requirements.

There is still time to register for today's Zoom classes. Learn all about to the Music of the '70s with instructor Larry...
06/17/2020

There is still time to register for today's Zoom classes. Learn all about to the Music of the '70s with instructor Larry Hess at 2 p.m. Or join us at 5 p.m. as we embrace optimism with Carmen Stein, assistant professor
mental health counseling at Texas Tech
University Health Sciences Center.

Email [email protected] to register and visit rebrand.ly/OLLISummerCatalog for the complete summer OLLI catalog.

06/11/2020
Texas Tech University

A message from President Schovanec regarding the re-opening of the Texas Tech campus this fall.

University and OLLI leader's top priority is the health, safety, and wellbeing of the TTU community. With your safety in mind, TTU is unveiling our Texas Tech Commitment – a comprehensive plan that includes new procedures designed to help protect you, your family members, and friends.

As we begin to re-open Texas Tech and welcome our Red Raiders back to campus amidst COVID-19, our top priority is the health & well-being of our students, faculty and staff.

This is our Texas Tech Commitment.

➡️ http://www.ttu.edu/commitment/

We have a great lineup of Zoom classes scheduled for this week. Starting with "Fifty Years of the Best TVAdvertising: 19...
06/09/2020

We have a great lineup of Zoom classes scheduled for this week. Starting with "Fifty Years of the Best TV
Advertising: 1944 to 1994" tomorrow at 2 p.m.

Visit rebrand.ly/OLLISummerCatalog to view the summer course schedule.

Email [email protected] to register.

Sharing from our friends at Texas Tech Presidential Lecture & Performance Series. Looks to be a fun streaming event for ...
06/09/2020

Sharing from our friends at Texas Tech Presidential Lecture & Performance Series. Looks to be a fun streaming event for our music-loving OLLI members.

“A Night for Austin,” a two-hour streaming event set to air at 8 p.m. June 10 on the website anightforaustin.com! It features a lineup that rivals any such event held during the pandemic & the cause is specifically Austin-centric.

The lineup includes PLPS performer Lyle Lovett, Lubbock Lights 2016 performer Terry Allen; Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Gary Clark Jr., Bonnie Raitt with Boz Scaggs, Norah Jones, Vince Gill, Patty Griffin, John Hiatt, Asleep at the Wheel and many, many more. All of the performances were recorded recently by the participants, largely at their homes, and have been assembled for the streaming presentation.

Tune in with us next Wednesday!

https://www.austin360.com/entertainment/20200604/willie-nelson-paul-simon-gary-clark-jr-bonnie-raitt-more-to-join-rsquoa-night-for-austinrsquo-streaming-event-june-10

Lyle Lovett
05/27/2020

Lyle Lovett

For all of you who tried to come to our shows in April and May, John Hiatt, and I will get together online this Friday, May 29, at 9 p.m. Eastern, to take turns playing songs. Please join us. Michael Wilson took this picture.

Greg Pare, OLLI at TTU instructor and Lubbock Board Chair, shared some financial advice on Trends and Friends for those ...
05/19/2020
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute talks about getting your finances checked

Greg Pare, OLLI at TTU instructor and Lubbock Board Chair, shared some financial advice on Trends and Friends for those with adult children or older parents.

Take a look!

LUBBOCK, Texas – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Texas Tech University is to provide enjoyable and stimulating non-credit learning and cultural opportunities for its members. Greg Pare, …

Daniel Johnson, marketing manager for OLLI at TTU, shared some tips for ways seniors can unplug from technology while in...
05/18/2020
Texas Tech’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute encouraging seniors to be active

Daniel Johnson, marketing manager for OLLI at TTU, shared some tips for ways seniors can unplug from technology while in quarantine or social distancing.

LUBBOCK, Texas–For many, social distancing remains their new normal, but it could also mean that your activity level has decreased. Texas Tech’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is enc…

It's finally here, free OLLI at TTU Zoom Classes!We're offering live(and recorded) online classes to enjoy in the safety...
05/13/2020

It's finally here, free OLLI at TTU Zoom Classes!

We're offering live(and recorded) online classes to enjoy in the safety & comfort of home using the Zoom platform! These classes are open to all adults age 50+.

View the catalog of courses at rebrand.ly/OLLISummerCatalog

To register email [email protected]

OLLI at TTU Zoom training has begun. You still have time to sign up for classes tomorrow and Friday! Email olli@ttu.edu ...
05/13/2020

OLLI at TTU Zoom training has begun. You still have time to sign up for classes tomorrow and Friday! Email [email protected] to register. OLLI at TTU virtual classes start next week.

Dates:
Thursday, May 14, 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. or
Friday, May 15 at 9 a.m.

Fee: FREE

OLLI at TTU staff and leadership will be offering basic Zoom Training Classes. These training sessions will be an opport...
05/12/2020

OLLI at TTU staff and leadership will be offering basic Zoom Training Classes. These training sessions will be an opportunity for all OLLI members to learn the in’s and out’s of using the online platform, Zoom, to participate in OLLI virtual classes(coming soon). Participants will learn how to log in to classes, use their computer audio and camera as well as what to do if they run into any problems while using the program.

Dates:
Wednesday, May 13, 9 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Thursday, May 14, 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. or
Friday, May 15 at 9 a.m.

Fee: FREE

Location: Zoom Meeting – details will be emailed to registered participants

To register: Email [email protected] and be sure and tell us which session you plan to attend

OLLI at TTU, Lubbock board member Terri Navrkal shared some tips for seniors to stay connected while social distancing.
05/11/2020
Trends & Friends at 5pm

OLLI at TTU, Lubbock board member Terri Navrkal shared some tips for seniors to stay connected while social distancing.

TTU's OLLI shares ideas on how to keep the seniors around you feeling socially connected.

05/06/2020
OLLI at TTU course update May 6.

Though we are not meeting face-to-face in the classroom, we are excited to announce an excellent alternative by offering a selection of our classes online via ZOOM video conferencing. Please watch your emails and social media for updates and class schedules.

Spring/Summer OLLI course update for digital classes May 2020.

OLLI at TTU Director, Shelby Crews shared some tips on how to keep seniors connected with family while social distancing...
05/05/2020
Trends & Friends at 5pm

OLLI at TTU Director, Shelby Crews shared some tips on how to keep seniors connected with family while social distancing.

Help keep the seniors in your family engaged through Texas Tech's OLLI.

05/01/2020
OLLI at SVSU

Sharing from our friends at OLLI at SVSU. 11 a.m. Central Time.

Today at Noon, you can tune in to watch Lin-Manuel Miranda discuss U.S. history

If he’s not the most famous history buff of the modern age, he’s certainly the most popular. Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to host an online history class as part of College Board’s AP MasterClass series. Anyone can watch, and it will air Friday at 12:00 p.m. ET.

AP Master Class is a series where “luminaries from different industries and disciplines” join AP from around the country teachers to lead these courses. Students can watch the lessons live or on-demand on the College Board YouTube page.

View the Discussion on YouTube Here at Noon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fSQkPJpBqM&fbclid=IwAR205k_2HWcFBAfm6CHOYY9Qrn10wjK6KOrcazZJ0bkEYnwMxsrIpVzdYe4&app=desktop

We have added new videos to our playlists on our OLLI TTU YouTube page. Visit rebrand.ly/OLLIPlaylist to see what is new...
04/21/2020

We have added new videos to our playlists on our OLLI TTU YouTube page. Visit rebrand.ly/OLLIPlaylist to see what is new! Don't forget to subscribe to be notified when new videos are uploaded. More original OLLI at TTU content coming soon.

Classes may be paused, but learning never stops! Our friends at OLLI at Chico State have put together a great library of...
04/15/2020

Classes may be paused, but learning never stops! Our friends at OLLI at Chico State have put together a great library of recorded lectures available to OLLI members. Click the link below to view the inventory of lectures.

visit: rebrand.ly/olli-virtual-learning

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult ...
04/13/2020

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Below is a simple instruction to create your own or visit rebrand.ly/cdcfacecovering for no-sew options.

Happy Easter from all of us at OLLI at TTU!
04/13/2020

Happy Easter from all of us at OLLI at TTU!

Set your 🛎alarms for 1 p.m. central time.
04/09/2020

Set your 🛎alarms for 1 p.m. central time.

Tonight's the night! We're so excited to premiere #JaneEyre on YouTube. 7PM UK time.

Let us know when you'll be joining us from in the comments! ❤️️

Sharing from our friends at OLLI @ UNT. Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling all musical lovers! Starting this Friday, th...
04/07/2020

Sharing from our friends at OLLI @ UNT.

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling all musical lovers! Starting this Friday, they will be releasing a full-length, smash-hit musical once a week for you to watch for free!

Each weekend, one Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is being made available for fee streaming on YouTube as part of a new series called "The Shows Must Go On!"

Beginning this Friday evening, "Jesus Christ Superstar" will be available for 48 hours at https://youtube.com/theshowsmustgoon

04/01/2020
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of North Texas

Sharing from our friends at OLLI at UNT.

OLLI at UNT is extremely grateful to Dr. Craig Neumann, Distinguished Research Professor in the University of North Texas Department of Psychology, who put together this video lecture for our members on how to use mindfulness to be more resilient, especially in the days of coronavirus. This 30-minute educational video discusses both the psychological and neurobiological benefits of mindfulness.

You can see more of Professor Neumann's work on his website: https://craigsneumann.weebly.com.

Disclaimer: This video should not be viewed as telehealth or any other form of professional therapy. All views expressed are based on Dr. Neumann's personal reading of the scientific literature. For more information on coronavirus, see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.

Even though OLLI classes are not currently being held, and the Historic Paramount Theatre is not open to the public, for...
03/31/2020
| OLLI Newsletter | OLLI | TTU

Even though OLLI classes are not currently being held, and the Historic Paramount Theatre is not open to the public, for the time being, we were very excited to help them kick off their 2020 film series. Read about our partnership with the historic theatre in our Lifelong Learning newsletter. We can't wait till we are all able to take in another show.

Sign up for the OLLI newsletter at rebrand.ly/OLLIsubscribelink

OLLI update!We are sad to announce all TTU OLLI classes remaining for the spring 2020 semester have been canceled. Membe...
03/27/2020

OLLI update!

We are sad to announce all TTU OLLI classes remaining for the spring 2020 semester have been canceled.

Members need to contact their local coordinators to work out credit, reimbursement or donation of those class fees.

OLLI staff is hard at work on the Fall 2020 curriculum and hopes to be back in the classroom by September. We can’t wait to see you all again.

What better place to practice social distancing than in your backyard?
03/26/2020
The therapeutic value of the garden in trying times

What better place to practice social distancing than in your backyard?

What better place to practice social distancing than in your backyard? Apart from the practical purposes of gardening, you are also cultivating your mental health.

03/25/2020
Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo is working during this tough time to #BringTheZooToYou. Watch as Zoologist Lyndsey J. introduces you to the penguins during feeding time.

It's breakfast time at Penguin Cove, and fish is on the menu! Watch as Zoologist Lyndsey J. introduces you to this cute cast of characters. #BringTheZooToYou #PengWinning 🐧

For those OLLI members that use Apple iPhones, OLLI instructor Larry Hess, known for his music history and technology cl...
03/24/2020
Old Guy New Tech 101

For those OLLI members that use Apple iPhones, OLLI instructor Larry Hess, known for his music history and technology classes, runs a YouTube channel to assist older adults in getting the most from their Apple devices. Check out his channel by clicking the link below and Follow Larry Hess - Popular Music History public speaker Old Guy - New Tech here on Facebook.

Welcome to Old Guy New Tech! I plan to post videos to assist older adults in getting the most from their Apple devices. These may be tips you already know, b...

Subscribe to our OLLI YouTube Channel!In an effort to provide stimulating learning opportunities during this downtime, w...
03/23/2020

Subscribe to our OLLI YouTube Channel!

In an effort to provide stimulating learning opportunities during this downtime, we have created an OLLI Youtube channel. Our hope is to provide more original content, but in the meantime, we will be creating playlists with videos from our instructors, other OLLI locations, TedTalks, etc., to share.

The Youtube page can be found at https://rebrand.ly/OLLIatTTUYouTube

Playlists can be found under the playlists tab.

No matter if you enjoy taking or just watching images of space, NASA has a treat for you. They have made their entire co...
03/23/2020
NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free - DIY Photography

No matter if you enjoy taking or just watching images of space, NASA has a treat for you. They have made their entire collection of images, sounds, and videos available and publicly searchable online.

No matter if you enjoy taking or just watching images of space, NASA has a treat for you. They have made their entire collection of images, sounds, and video available and publicly searchable online. It’s 140,000 photos and other resources available for you to see, or even download and use it any ...

03/19/2020
Queen Victoria's England: Lesson 1 - A Regal Introduction

OLLI at TTU instructor Fred Bailey presented a great 12 part lesson on Queen Victoria's England with Abilene Public Library. Click the link below to view the playlist on YouTube. Enjoy!

Take part in a wonderful series of lectures by former Abilene Christian University professor Fred Bailey, telling you all about life during the time of the r...

Here is a selection of concerts that you can watch from home this week.
03/17/2020
Concerts to Livestream This Week

Here is a selection of concerts that you can watch from home this week.

As New York steels itself against the coronavirus, several major arts organizations are replacing live performances with virtual ones.

Address

1650 Pine Street, Suite 2100
Abilene, TX
79601

General information

Everyone age 50 and older may join. The only prerequisite is a desire to learn. Membership is $35 per person, valid for a year from date of purchase, and does not include cost of individual courses. Courses are taught by current and retired TTU faculty and distinguished local guest lecturers. Course offerings include such varied subjects as foreign policy, music, art, history, science, literature, philosophy, current events and films.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 15:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 15:30
Thursday 09:30 - 15:30

Telephone

+3256960672

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