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Registration is Now Open for the Spring 2012 Semester.

Try Online Enrollment at www.extension.uci.edu/olli.

Need Help? Call Student Services at 949-824-5414.

 

Class Updates and Reminders

  • The OLLI office will be closed on Monday, January 16, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes will still be held on that day: Russia Today (SS 316) at 10 AM and Creating Photographs (SC 210) at 2 PM.
  • Please note the following changes to the Spring 2012 catalog: AH 102, Romanticism in Full Bloom, will meet from 1-3 PM for session four (not 3-5 PM). The location and date remain the same. This time change is only for session four. SC 213, Computers, will meet from 10 AM–Noon (not 1-3 PM as listed in the catalog).
  • OLLI covers a hot topic: Where are the Women Executives in Silicon Valley? There’s plenty of room in Dr. Debra Richardson’s Spring OLLI class, Women Shape Information Technology (SS 308) on March 8. She is a leader in educating women for roles in our technology world. A dynamic speaker, there is much to learn for men and women. See page 24 of your new Spring catalog for details. If you have already registered for Spring classes, you can add this class by logging back into your account or calling 949-824-5414.
  • You are invited to a Current Issues discussion class on Tuesday, January 17, in the Woodbridge Onken Classroom from 12:30 to 2:30 PM. Topics for discussion will include New World Leaders for 2012, Political Impact of the Euro Crisis, Iraq Aftermath, America’s Foreign Policy Initiatives in Asia, Presidential Primaries, and the Higher Education Crisis in California. You are welcome to bring your own lunch. No reservations necessary.

Other News

 

  • The University Club Forum, co-sponsored by OLLI, resumes on Wednesday, January 18, at the University Club on the UCI campus. UCI Literature Professor Julia Lupton will discuss Shakespeare and Italy. Buffet lunch begins at 11:30 and is $13 for OLLI members and $15 for non-members, including tax and gratuity. To reserve, call 949-824-7960 or e-mail UClub@uci.edu. For the complete Winter Forum schedule, visit our blog at www.olliuci.wordpress.com and click on University Club Forum.
  • Club OLLI, a new group formed to bring some social activities to OLLI at UCI, will be starting a Mah Jongg group at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, January 24, at Rancho Senior Center, Room 3. This first group is for experienced players. Beginner groups will meet later. We welcome any beginners who would like to come and observe, however, there will be no instruction. Please be sure to bring your Mah Jongg cards and sets. If you would like to attend, RSVP to Estelle Elkin at Estelle.elkin@att.net. We are also looking for an instructor for the beginning group. If you can help, please contact Estelle.
  • A student at USC is conducting a survey about health and wellness practices and attitudes, and would like to include members of our group. The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete, all information is voluntary and confidential, and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a $25 gift card from Starbucks, Amazon.com, or other vendors when you finish. To participate, click on this link (or copy and paste it into your browser): https://usccollege.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_efyLgvdMridIOxK. If you have any questions or comments, there is contact information for the student and her advisor on the first page of the survey.
  • Travel Talk resumes this Saturday, January 14, at 9:30 AM in the Woodbridge Onken Classroom. Come hear Carol Coppage talk about her trip to Bhutan. BYOB (bring your own breakfast). No reservations required!

Don’t forget your remaining Fall classes, which continue through the beginning of February!

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