Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
OLLI

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
P.O. Box 45001
Lubbock, TX 79409-5001

Phone: 806.742.OLLI (6554)   Email: olli@ttu.edu

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday  9 a.m.-5 p.m.   Friday  9 a.m.-Noon

Join OLLI CURIOSITY NEVER RETIRES AT OLLI!

Welcome to our website which will provides you information about our unique educational program designed for adults age 50+. OLLI is administered by the Texas Tech Alumni Association & housed at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center at 17th and University Avenue, Lubbock, Texas. A catalog can be downloaded in "Quick Links" below, or call our office to have one mailed to you. You may register today on-line, call 806.742.6554, or by mail. The fall & spring semesters have numerous class/event offerings. They are held on weekday afternoons Monday through Thursday or in the evenings on Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday. No matter your schedule, we have something convenient for you. Travel cruise packages to wonderful destinations through the Alumni Association are available for OLLIs & their family/friends. As an OLLI member, you are invited to "MEMBERS ONLY" events & eligible to enroll in all classes for a minimum fee which adds value to your membership. Hope to see you soon!

Special Message from the president of Texas Tech University
M. DUANE NELLIS, Ph.D.
Dr. Nellis

We have a vibrant and energetic population of citizens over 50 years of age in Lubbock, and community outreach programs like OLLI quench the thirst for learning and provide opportunities to meet new people and make new friends. If you still yearn for knowledge and want to expand your educational and cultural experiences, we invite you to join the OLLI family.


OLLI: a unique learning community for adults age 50+
at texas tech university & alumni association

Join a vibrant and interactive learning community and discover the joy of learning in a fun, friendly, and intellectually stimulating environment.

No tests, no grades, no papers…

... just the opportunity to explore exciting topics and pursue new interests. During the fall and spring semesters, we offer non-credit classes designed for adults.

Become a member of OLLI at TTU and enjoy various member benefits, including invitations to MEMBERS ONLY events or simply enroll in any offering. Class offerings include cooking, world politics, religion, law, art, geography, sports, economics, films, photography, health and wellness, philosophy, music, archaeology, wine and cheese tasting, literature, music, Hidden Lubbock tours, Artist and Film Series, One-on-One with ____, OLLI Day & Night Out, OLLI Game Day, and Readers Circle.You must be a member to participate in our offerings by purchasing a membership for $45 for an individual or $64 for two individuals who sign up at same time.

upcoming 2014 holiday Closings for OLLI office

Labor Day

Thanksgiving

Christmas Break
& New Year's Day

September 1, 2014

November 26, 27 & 28, 2014

December 22, 2014 –
January 1, 2015

Quick Links
  • Fall 2014 Catalog Coming Soon!
        (large file/allow for download)

PDF downloads require Adobe Reader, which may be downloaded FREE from Adobe Website


Travel Opportunities (Cruises) Through Texas Tech Alumni Association

Brochures are available. If interested, call 806.742.3641.

Scenic Sicily

Oct. 27-Nov. 6, 2014

Canary Islands & Morocco

Nov. 7-15, 2014

OLLI does not handle the information for these cruises. Please, call TTU Alumni Association at 806.742.3641.

Connect with OLLI @ Texas Tech UNIVERSITY
Carillon LifeCare Community

We gratefully acknowledge Carillon for their generosity and support of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute!


Carillon

To learn more about Carillon, CLICK HERE
intellectual & cultural experiences at OLLI & alumni association
Curiosity Never Retires at OLLI

upcoming OLLI Classes & Events

August

2014 OLLI Fall Kick-Off
Thursday, Aug. 21
5:30-7pm
$8 per person
McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
Must register by Aug. 14 at Noon

September

Spot Check, What's that Spot?
Monday, Sept. 22
5:30-7pm
TTUHSC Academic Classroom Bldg, Rm 250

Texas Beer Tasting
Monday, Sept. 22
5:30-7:30pm
Skyviews Restaurant, Lubbock

Nature Photography
Mondays, Sept. 22 & 29
2-4pm
Lubbock Lake Landmark

Fleas, Flies & Fascists: Lessons from International Medical Relief Corps
Tuesday, Sept. 23
5:30-7pm
TTUHSC Academic Classroom Bldg, Rm 250

Beginner Watercolor Drawing
Tuesdays, Sept. 23, 30 & Oct. 7
5:30-7:30pm
McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
Enrollment limited to 10 OLLIs

One-on-One with Tim Collins
Wednesday, Sept. 24
Noon-1pm
Skyviews Restaurant, Lubbock
Enrollment limited to 20 OLLIs

OLLI Computer Series:
Digital Photos

Thursday, Sept. 25
6-8pm
SuperGeeks at 5920 66th St, Lubbock
Enrollment limited to 12 OLLIs

Offering Your Knowledge & Experience to Others
Thursdays, Sept. 25 & Oct. 2
2-3:30pm
Garden & Arts Center

Readers Circle
Thursday, Sept. 25
5:15-6:15
First United Methodist Church at 13th & Ave. N, Lubbock

Square Dance with a Twist
Saturdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 11
2-3:30pm
Square & Round Dance Center at 2305 120th St, Lubbock

Demonstrations in Letterpress Printing & Paper Marbling
Monday, Sept. 29
5:30-7pm
TTU College of English
Enrollment limited to 10 OLLIs

Weight of the Nation: Navigating Health Information
Monday, Sept. 29
5:30-7pm
Carillon's Windsong Caprock Rm at 4002 16th St, Lubbock

Behavioral Economics: Is Your Decision Really Your's?
Tuesday, Sept. 30
5:30-7pm
Garden & Arts Center

October

What Neuroimaging Can Tell Us About Learning and Memory
Wednesday, Oct. 1
2-3:30pm
Garden & Arts Center

Mah Jongg for Beginners
Thursdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16 & 23
1-4pm
Garden & Arts Center
Enrollment limited to 12 OLLIs

HLT: Desert Crops for Texas High Plains
Friday, Oct. 3
9:30-11am
4th St & Texas Tech Parkway Ave
Enrollment limited to 24 OLLIs

Glass an Amazing Tell!
Mondays, Oct. 6 & 13
2-3:30pm
Glass Arts Architectural Glass Studios at 452 Highway 62/82, Wolfforth
Enrollment limited to 12 OLLIs

Opera and Politics
Mondays, Oct. 6 & 13
5:30-7pm
Garden & Arts Center

Investing for Your Future
Tuesday, Oct. 7
5:30-7:30pm
Garden & Arts Center

Nutrition and Bone Health
Wednesday, Oct. 8
2-3:30pm
TTUHSC Academic Classroom Bldg, Rm 250

Inequality & Economy
Wednesdays, Oct. 8 & 15
3-4:30pm
Rawls College of Business at TTU, Rm 013, 703 Flint Ave, Lubbock

OLLI Film Series:
And Then There Were None (1945)

Thursday, Oct. 9
5:30-7:30pm
Lubbock Women's Club at 2020 Broadway Ave, Lubbock.

HLT: Historic Church in Umbarger, TX
Friday, Oct. 10
9am-2pm
McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center

Traces of Pan & Adonis
Tuesday, Oct. 14
5:30-7pm
Garden & Arts Center

Museums, Zoos, & Aquariums
Tuesday, Oct. 14
5:30-7pm
Garden & Arts Center

One-on-One with Robert Giovannetti
Wednesday, Oct. 15
Noon-1pm
Skyviews Restaurant, Lubbock
Enrollment limited to 20 OLLIs

Readers Circle
Thursday, Oct. 16
5:15-6:15
First United Methodist Church at 13th & Ave. N, Lubbock

Astor Piazzola: Father of Tango Nuevo
Thursdays, Oct. 16 & 23
5:30-7pm
To Be Announced

The Haunted Southwest
Monday, Oct. 20
2-3:30pm
Carillon's Windsong Caprock Rm at 4002 16th St, Lubbock

India: Land of Myths & Modern Marvels
Mondays, Oct. 20 & 27
5:30-7pm
Garden & Arts Center

Symbolism in Clothing
Tuesday, Oct. 21
5:30-7pm
Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium at Museum of TTU, 3301 4th St, Lubbock
Enrollment limited to 40 OLLIs

Science Diplomacy: Can it Save the Day?
Wednesday, Oct. 22
2-3:30pm
Garden & Arts Center

Science & Environmental Illiteracy: A Role for Ethics?
Thursday, Oct. 23
2-3:30pm
Garden & Arts Center

How Grandchildren Amaze
Monday, Oct. 27
2-3:30pm
Carillon's Windsong Caprock Rm at 4002 16th St, Lubbock

Under, On, & Over – Property Issues Which Daze & Amaze
Monday, Oct. 27
5:30-7pm
Garden & Arts Center

Book Collecting 201
Tuesdays, Oct. 28 & Nov. 4
5:30-7pm
Carillon's Windsong Caprock Rm at 4002 16th St, Lubbock