Osher Courses

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Monday

Quilting with Scraps

9:00 am – 11:30 am

1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11 & 2/18

This class is designed to use your scrap stash to make a luck chain pieced quilt.  The focus will be on how to use theme, color and focus fabrics found in your stash.  Supplies will be needed. Intermediate skill level.

 

Instructor: Mrs. Deloris Thomas

Location: City Center 4th Floor

 

Monday

Line Dancing for Fun

New Students

10:30 am- 11:30am

Returning Students

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11 & 2/18

If you know little or nothing about line dancing, this course is for you! Come learn some basic steps and a few simple dances that will get you started on the path to great fun and fitness. Sign up to make new friends, stimulate your mind, build your confidence and move your body!

 

Instructor: Mrs. Wanda Gardner

Location: Student Center Aerobics Room

 

Basic Quilting

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11& 2/18

This is a continuation of the fall session.  Students will complete projects started in the previous class.  Basic knowledge of quilting is required for those wishing to improve cutting, piecing and quilting skills.  Basic squares and triangles will be used to set squares on point that enhances the design. This an exciting and fun-filled class.  All participants will take an amazing journey into the world of quilting, and will develop an appreciation for the art. Supplies will be needed.  Skill Level: Intermediate Beginner

 

Instructor: Mrs. Deloris Thomas

Location: City Center 4th Floor

  

Tuesday

Do it yourself (Crafting with style)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 & 2/12

If you have always wanted to make decorations for your table, door, home or special occasions, this is the class for you.

You will learn to make every day and special occasion centerpieces, door wreathes, decorative tissue boxes, decorate with balloons and more. Class members will determine which or how many of these projects will be done in this class.

No prior knowledge or skills required, just lots of creativity.  Supplies are required.  

 

Instructor: Ms. Marilyn Foster

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 206

 

Introduction to Power Point

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 & 2/12

Learn to create, edit, format, and print Power Point Slides such as those used in Lectures, Teaching, Sales, Marketing, Briefings, and numerous other professional and informal settings. Provide definitions of unique MS Power Point terminology.  Familiarization of the essential features of the Power Point Window. Begin using MS Power Point application and learn how to implement and navigate the many tools, tasks and buttons (icons) of a Slide Show. Learn to Manage Files and Folders in Windows OS and to know and understand the essential file maintenance related tasks.


Instructor: Mr. Melvin Hill

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 207

 

Wednesday

Genealogy

Digging up Roots”

9:30 am - 10:30 am

1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 & 2/13

This class is a continuation of learning strategies and techniques for tracing and documenting family history through family documents, oral history, personal memories, public records, the Internet, and other resources.  Ideas for preserving family records and history will also be discussed in this class.


Instructor: Mrs. Stephanie Thomas

Location: W.O Lawton Building, Room 207

 

Wednesday

Yoga for Everyone

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 & 2/13

This class focuses on fundamental yoga poses to increase strength, balance, and flexibility. Modifications are given to allow everyone to practice at their own personal level. Breath work and meditation combined with the asana (poses) make this class a rich time of practice. You will need a yoga mat for this class.

 

Instructor: Ms. Khalilah Davis

Location: Student Center Aerobics Room

 

Hampton University Museum Tour & Lunch at the Holly Tree

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

February 20, 2019

 

New Exhibit- Pathways to Education: 1868-2018

This exhibit will explore through objects and photographs the 150 year history of Hampton University, beginning with its founding through present times.

 

Guide: Ms. Crystal Johnson

Location: Hampton University Museum

 

Understanding the Health Care System

Free Seminar

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

February 20, 2019

Instructor: Dr. Frances Gray

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

  

Yoga for Everyone

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 & 2/13

This class focuses on fundamental yoga poses to increase strength, balance, and flexibility. Modifications are given to allow everyone to practice at their own personal level. Breath work and meditation combined with the asana (poses) make this class a rich time of practice. You will need a yoga mat for this class.

 

Instructor: Ms. Khalilah Davis

Location:  City Center 4th Floor

 

Thursday

iPhone Explorers

11:00am – 12:00pm

1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7 & 2/14

Are you interested in exploring and learning more about your iPhone? Students will learn how to get the most out of using their iPhones. Workshop will include but is not limited to: downloading apps and graphics, GPS directions, utilizing Siri, making notes, making voice memos, face time, checking your email, and other fun stuff.  

Prerequisite: iPhone 6 TO 8

Instructor: Mrs. A. Delores Minor

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 208


Thursday

Google It!

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7 & 2/14

Google is probably best known as a searchengine called Google Chrome. Google provides many services to perform many various tasks for your phone or tablet. Learn some of the most popular services available with Google account.

Instructor:  Ms. Jackie Barrett 

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 207

 

Thursday

Beginning Spanish

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7 & 2/14

This course is designed for beginning students, who want to continue learning the basics of speaking Spanish.

 

Instructor: Mrs. Julia Hughey

Location: W.O Lawton Building, Room 206


Thursday

Intermediate Spanish

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7 & 2/14

This class is design for those who have a basic background in Spanish pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary.

 

Instructor: Mrs. Julia Hughey

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 206

 

Friday

Economics, War, Politics, Mass Media

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 & 2/15

In these sessions we will continue to explore the historical barriers the Blacks face to full participation in American Society through the nine areas identified by Neely Fuller, Jr. economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex, and war. We will review the varied solutions posed by noted experts and discuss the feasibility and implications of becoming engaged in systemic change. We will continue to reference the texts used in the prior sessions and other selected texts, articles, and videos.

 

Instructor: Mr. Kenneth Elazier

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 206

 

Friday

Watercolor

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 & 2/15

This class is a wonderful stress reliever for beginners and a great creativity buster for an experienced artist.  You will be introduced to the contemporary art exploring a wide range of watercolor techniques and experimental approaches. No prior knowledge or skills required, just lots of creativity.  Supplies at your choice!  Prints, photographs, colored paper, fabric, or your unfinished projects could be the perfect source for your new art. 

 

Instructor:  Mrs. Oksana Davis

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

 

Driver Safety

2 Day Class

Tues. and Wed. March 5-6, 2019

10:00 am- 2:00 pm

The AARP Smart Driver course is the nation’s first refresher course specifically designed for driver’s aged 55+. Benefit from a discount on your auto insurance upon completion of the 2 day in-class only course.


Instructor: Mrs. Loretta DiCamillo

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

 

DONATIONS: OLLI at Hampton University appreciates donations of any kind.

Donations support our scholarship fund, allow us to purchase equipment or other learning materials, and help sustain the organization. Visit our website, http://cecs.hamptonu.edu/olli/

Or call 727-5434 for more information.

 

You may also register for  classes online:

http://universitycollege.hamptonu.edu/page/Osher-Lifelong-Learning-Institute

By mail or In-person

 

*Please register as soon as possible; each class is dependent on the number of students registered.