Osher Courses

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Monday

Soundwaves Quilt Pattern

9:00 am – 11:30 am

3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1 & 4/8

The class will work with precuts (layer cakes and jelly rolls) to make a 60 X 80 inch quilt.  Designs made with precuts will open a new door in your quilting experience. The Sound Waves design includes typical rectangles, so bring your experienced cutting technique.   Supplies will be needed. Intermediate skill level.

Instructor: Mrs. Deloris Thomas

Location: City Center 4th Floor

 

Monday

Line Dancing for Fun

New Students

10:00 am- 11:30am

Returning Students

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1 & 4/8

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 Session I

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1 & 4/8

This class will focus on piecing curves to make the Drunkard’s Path block pattern.   Basic knowledge of quilting is required for those wishing to improve cutting, piecing and quilting skills.  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

 

 Master Life 1: Disciple’s Cross

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15 & 4/22

A transformative Bible study that helps you experience life in Christ by the daily practice of six identified biblical disciplines: spending time with the Master, living in the Word, praying in faith, fellowshipping with believers, witnessing to the world, and ministering to others. Requires a workbook $12.00

Instructor: Ms. Lydia Harper

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

 

Tuesday

Do it yourself (Crafting with style)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26 & 4/2

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

 

Power Point II

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26 & 4/2

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

Yoga for Everyone

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27 & 4/3

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

 

Yoga for Everyone

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27 & 4/3

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

2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28 & 4/4

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 10

Instructor: Mrs. A. Delores Minor

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 206


Thursday

Google It!

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28 & 4/4

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 206

 

Thursday

Beginning Spanish

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11 & 4/18

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 205


Thursday

Intermediate Spanish

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11 & 4/18

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 205

 

Friday

Economics, War, Politics, Mass Media

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5 & 4/12

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

Paint Party

March 15, 2019

12:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Osher is offering a completely different kind of art experience that is more like fun art, not fine art, and is suited to anyone who has never picked up a paintbrush. (Lunch Included)

Additional $20

Instructor: Ms. Crystal Johnson

Location: Hampton University Museum

 

Free Seminars

Title: Henson –How One Man Fought to Free Himself—Never Forgetting Others

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

12:00 – 2:45 pm

Very few people remember the black man whom Uncle Tom Cabin’s is based upon. These three powerfully crafted documentaries will highlight Rev. Josiah’s Henson’s (1789-1883) struggle to free himself and how that freedom enabled him to start a city in Canada, which is still standing. They show he is a model for present day African Americans to imitate.

Instructor: Dr. Margaret Bristow

Location: Hampton University

Student Center Movie Theater

 

Heart Saver CPR & AED

Thursday February 28, 2019

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

An informational session providing a comprehensive look at CPR, AED, 1st aid techniques and procedures used in an emergency response. It is presented using real life scenarios in a manner that is interesting and fun.

Instructor: Ms. Cathy Green BS, CMT

Location:  W.O. Lawton Building, Room 208


How to be single and happy without

Looking for a mate

Friday March 1, 2019

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn the advantages and myths regarding singlehood and marriage. Find out how to beat stereotypes and develop a healthy concept of singlism.

Instructor: Dr. Craig Wynne

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

 

Driver Safety

2 Day Class

March 5-6, 2019

Tuesday and Wednesday

10:00 am- 2:00 pm

The AARP Smart Driver course is the nation’s first refresher course specifically designed for driver has aged 55+. Benefit from a discount on your auto insurance upon completion of the 2-day in-class only course. Please bring driver’s license and AARP card (if owned).

Instructor: Mrs. Loretta DiCamillo

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

 

Black Women Helped Us Win World War II

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

Do you remember the all black female Women Army Corps (WAC) Central Postal Directory Battalion 6888?  During World War II, they strategically sorted a backlog of over three million pieces of mail to give to 8 million soldiers and civilians connected with World War II. Sgt. Novella Auls of Hampton, Virginia was one of the women.  Find out how they did it and the trials and tribulations they endured bravely serving our country 1944-45. Furthermore, find out how this black WAC created the first reunion of black WAC's which eventually led to the National Black Military Women Association, right here in Hampton, Virginia!

Instructor: Dr. Margaret Bristow

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205


Common Legal Misconceptions on

Elder Law

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Tuesday March 19, 2019

“I am not eligible for Medicaid until I spend all my assets.” “My financial accounts are joint so I don’t need a power of attorney.” You cannot believe everything you hear. Come learn how to protect yourself from fraud, exploitation by relatives and how to plan for long-term health care. Learn what is guardianship, conservatorship, power of attorney, estate planning (wills and trusts), Medicaid planning, probate and estate administration, and advanced directives.

Instructor: Elizabeth Bircher Esq.


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.