Osher Courses

Winter Session 2018

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Monday
Basic Quilting ll
9:00 am – 11:30 am
3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 & 4/23
This class is designed for those with some quilting experience. Projects started in Part I will be completed in this session. Students will complete their UFO’s including the table runners and quilts. Special emphasis will be placed on free motion stitching and putting the final touches on each piece. Supplies will be needed.

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
3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 & 4/23
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

Monday
Black Love
3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 & 4/23
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Anchoring the imperial class and outlining colonial trade routes/roots, the classic Caribbean exports rum and sugar are treading with great apprehension in the historical memories of our Black-diaspora population. Yet, it is the enduring labor of the Middle Passage that has been a primary example of “Black Love”—at least, in recent popular discourse. This class will use the commodification of sugar and rum and its effect on socioeconomic organization as a lens through which to understand rived perspectives on Blackness, taking materials between racist Southern films and Haitian Vodou drumming, to draw a completer picture of how ‘Black’ Black’ is configured (and consumed or loved) in the Americas. Students should expect to perform rigorous intellectual labor and to discuss topics that might be controversial and, at times, uncomfortable

Instructor: Mr. Brenton Boyd
Location: W.O Lawton Building, Room 207

Monday
Google It!
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 & 4/23
Google is probably best known as a search engine 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: Jackie Barrett
Location: City Center 4th Floor


Tuesday
Introduction to Computers ll
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17 & 4/24
This course continues to expand and build on skill sets, and knowledge inherent in one’s previous computer/technology experiences or  the Introduction To Computers Part I course and introduces the student to more personalized or specific tools and techniques that enables them to be more productive despite those of us that may be experiencing the frailties of life i.e.( vision, dexterity, hearing or/and speech inabilities, difficulties or impairments) when using technology in general and computers specifically. We also introduce students to concepts and techniques that allow them to customize their computer settings in such a manner to display and narrate information that best suits their needs.
Instructor: Mr. Melvin Hill
Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 207


Wednesday
Massage Therapy
CHAIR EVENT
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
4/3
A chair massage is a 10, 15, 20 minute massage that focuses on the high tension areas of the neck, back, shoulders, arms and hands. The massage is performed on an ergonomically designed portable massage chair. Chair massage produces therapeutic results quickly by concentrating on the areas of greatest tension.
Instructor: Healthy Touch Massage Therapist
Location: City Center 4th Floor

Wednesday
Improving Written Communication Skills
9:30 am - 10:30 am
3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18 & 4/25
The purpose of this class is to help reluctant writers improve their written communication skills and become more confident writers, bother professionally and personally. The class activities will include reading and discussing writing samples, generating various kinds of writing, self-critiquing, maintaining a writing portfolio, locating sources for publishing (editorial pages, journals, family reunions, family Facebook pages, letter writing, etc.), and sharing writing in class.
Instructor: Mrs. Stephanie Thomas
Location: W.O Lawton Building, Room 207

Wednesday
Yoga for Everyone
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18 & 4/25
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. Alice McAdory
Location: Student Center Aerobics Room

Wednesday
Hampton University Museum Tour & Lunch at the Holly Tree
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
3/28
Hampton University Museum has a history of representing diverse world cultures with objects that have been gathered by faculty, students, and friends of the school who sought understanding of other cultures. As the oldest African American Museum in the country, the collection has had an important significance providing vital cultural resources.

Guide: Ms. Crystal Johnson
Location: Hampton University Museum


Wednesday
Casual Gourmet Cooking Class
Culinary Institute of Virginia
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
4/12
With Casual Gourmet, guest of all experience levels will learn to prepare a tasteful healthy cuisine. From beginner to whiz, their Chef Instructors can help you learn or refine techniques, so even a good can be a great cook! Learn has never been this much fun, hands on, and tasty!

Instructor: Chef Mary Cook
Location: City Center: 11850 Merchants Walk, Newport News, VA 23606
$30.00 admission per person


Thursday
IPhone Explorers
11:00am – 12:00pm
3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19 & 4/26
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
Seed to Harvest Gardening
11:00am – 12:00pm
3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19 & 4/26
This class involves the care of the soil, the importance of soil testing, and how to obtain a soil sample. ‘Seed gardening and care of bedding plants (flowers and vegetables) will also be discussed, the importance of Native plants, and genetically modified organisms (GMO) and Non-GMO vegetables will be reviewed as well as choosing annual or perennial plants

Instructor: Deloris Parker
Location: City Center, 4th Floor

Thursday
Beginning Spanish
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19 & 4/26
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
3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19 & 4/26
This class is designed for those who have a basic background in Spanish pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary.

Instructor: Mrs. Julia Hughey
Location: W.O Lawton Building, Room 206

Thursday
Hypertension and Diabetes in seniors
Free Seminar
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
3/22
This class is designed for those who have a basic background in Spanish pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary.

Instructor: Dr. Frances Gray
Location: William Harvey Library, Meeting Room


Friday
Economics, War, Politics, Mass Media
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 & 4/27
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
Latin Ballet of Virginia Full Production of Fiesta Del Sol
8:00 pm
3/30
Celebrating the history that influenced the rhythm, music and dance of Latin America. Through salsa, mambo, cumbia, flamenco, and calypso, the unique, powerful and passionate arts of the Latin Ballet of Virginia will weave tradition, culture and politics into a tapestry of understanding the people and the history of Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain. Fiesta Del Sol includes traditional music and dance from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Jamaica and Mexico, celebrating the folklore, myths, legends and cultures from the Caribbean and Latino America.

Location: Ogden Hall
$10 Admission per person

Friday
Watercolor
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 & 4/27
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 mixed media techniques and experimental approaches. No prior knowledge or skills required, just lots of creativity.  Supplies at your choice: Prints, photographs, colored paper, fabric, acrylic paint, your unfinished projects could be the perfect source for your new art. 

Instructor: Mrs. Oskana Davis
Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

Friday
First Aid& CPR
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 & 4/27
This course provides comprehensive study of the Cardiopulmonary Recitation and first aid techniques and procedures used in an emergency response. Successful completion of this course will result in national CPR certification.
Instructor: Cathy Greene
Location: City Center 4th Floor


Movie Day
Nina
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
3/30
The story of late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.

Location: Student Center Movie Theater
$2 Admission per person


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.

Registration Period:
March 5-8, 2018
March 12-16, 2018
9am-12pm & 2pm-5pm

You may also register for you classes online:
http://universitycollege.hamptonu.edu/page/Osher-Lifelong-Learning-Institute

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

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