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Outreach Building

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100 Innovation Blvd
University Park, PA 16802 United States
814-867-4278

Directions to the OLLI Office: Enter the building from the parking area and turn right at the first hallway.  Proceed through the door and turn left at the next hallway.  The OLLI office will be on the left in Room 126.

OLLI Courses are held in room 119, 121G or 121H.

OUTREACH BUILDING PARKING PROCEDURE

A parking permit is required to park in the Outreach Building lot.  Permits will be sent by e-mail to class participants within one week of the first session of the course.

When you attend courses in the Outreach Building:

  • print out the permit email and bring it with you
  • park in a NON-metered spot
  • display the permit face up on the dashboard of your car while you are in class
  • use the same permit for every session of that course

Permits are valid ONLY for the date(s) and times listed on them and include your unique OLLI student number. They are NOT interchangeable between courses/members. If you have a Handicapped Parking placard, you must display BOTH the placard and the parking permit.

If you are unable to print out your permit, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class so you can visit the OLLI office in Room 126 and pick up your permit.  You will have to return to your car to place it on the dashboard.

Upcoming Events

September 2019
$15.00

0411SC The Carpatho-Rusyn Americans

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Carpatho-Rusyns have existed for over 1,000 years in the Carpathian Mountains in Central Europe. Known as the "People from Nowhere", their most famous citizen is Andy Warhol. Their language is still not recognized by many nations. There are approximately 700,000 Carpatho-Rusyns who reside in the US today, maintaining their distinctive culture while participating fully in American life. They arrived in the US from 1880-1914 - among that number was my grandmother, Anna. Her story is one of escape, survival,…

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$25.00

CANCELLED 0903SC Starting a Small Business for Seniors

September 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

CANCELLED Many seniors are not ready to stop creating and using their imaginations. How do you know if you have an idea that is worth developing and turning into a product or a business? Many people have great ideas and just don’t know where to start. Some get started and do not take advantage of all the resources available. Allan will explore starting up with you. Course dates are September 23 and 30.

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$15.00

1503SC PowerPoint Basics (section 1)

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you thinking about teaching a class for OLLI? Creating a slide show from your digital photos for your next family gathering? Making a presentation to your local club? PowerPoint is the computer program professionals use to make their point. You will learn how to create projectable slides that will enhance your presentation with text, photos, maps, drawings, and other graphics.

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$15.00

2004SC Vermeer: Master of Light VDC

September 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Enjoy a visual quest in search of “what makes a Vermeer a Vermeer”. It is a journey of discovery, guiding the viewer through an exploration of Vermeer’s paintings and examining the “secrets” of his technique, using modern tools to see what lies beneath. His everyday scenes of 17th-century Dutch interiors are imbued with nuances of reflection and meaning that are at once familiar and mysterious. Narration is by Meryl Streep.

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$35.00

1401SC The “Paranormal”: A Scientist’s Personal Search for Evidence

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bill will present and discuss evidence for psychokinesis, for ESP, and for survival of death. He will show photos, videos, and physical artifacts. The course meets September 11, 18, and 25.

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$40.00

0406SC Knowing the Real Historical Vikings!

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Get to know the real "Northmen" or Vikings. Explore the history of Vikings from their start in Norway to their establishment in the British Isles, Ireland, and North America. Course dates are Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26, October 3 and 10.

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$15.00

0422SC Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

September 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Gerry, a former sentinel, for a history of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as he shares the history, duties, and responsibilities of those who guard the Unknowns.

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$40.00

0105SC 19th-Century Western Painting: The Rise of Modernism

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This five-session course is a bundle of the following single courses: 1. 0106SC Romanticism and Realism, 2. 0107SC PRB and Victorian Painting, 3. 0108SC Impressionism 4. 0109SC Post-Impressionism, and 5. 0110SC American Realism and European Aestheticism. Course dates are September 20, 27, October 4, 11, and 18.

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$15.00

0107SC PRB and Victorian Painting

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB) was the first avant-garde movement to reject conventional painting and promote a new aesthetic based on nature, intricate compositions, and vibrant color. Founding members included W. Holman Hunt, J.E. Millais, and D.G. Rossetti. The PRB influenced F. Maddox Brown and A. Hughes, whose paintings also reflected the Victorian obsession with women’s roles in society. In addition to works by the artists already mentioned, more traditional compositions by E. Landseer and A. Egg will be shown.

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$15.00

1504SC PowerPoint Basics (section 2)

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you thinking about teaching a class for OLLI? Creating a slide show from your digital photos for your next family gathering? Making a presentation to your local club? PowerPoint is the computer program professionals use to make their point. You will learn how to create projectable slides that will enhance your presentation with text, photos, maps, drawings, and other graphics.

Find out more »
$15.00

0603SC Do You Have Credit Questions? Lets Talk!

September 30 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Do you think your credit score no longer matters when you retire? Think again. Learn what a credit score is, what credit mistakes to avoid during retirement, how your credit history impacts your credit score, and much more!

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$25.00

CANCELLED 0903SC Starting a Small Business for Seniors

September 30 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

CANCELLED Many seniors are not ready to stop creating and using their imaginations. How do you know if you have an idea that is worth developing and turning into a product or a business? Many people have great ideas and just don’t know where to start. Some get started and do not take advantage of all the resources available. Allan will explore starting up with you. Course dates are September 23 and 30.

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October 2019
$15.00

1006SC Mine Safety: A Retrospect

October 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Mark will provide a brief history of the evolution of safety in the mining industry with an emphasis on mine disasters and the need for robust mine emergency preparedness. Each component of mine emergency preparedness with be addressed with an emphasis on the development of recent laws, technology, and safety and training programs and resources.

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$15.00

0415SC The Constitution on Campus

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Should hate speech be banned on campus? What about controversial speakers who cause disruption? Are universities too liberal? Do you support affirmative action in admissions? Is fairness a constitutional requirement? What groups should be protected from discrimination? What are the current legal issues of race and gender on campus? Discuss these and other hot button legal topics in an interactive discussion with an experienced university lawyer.

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$15.00

0705SC Faust

October 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

From the legendary Faustus (possibly real), through medieval spectacles, Marlowe’s play, Lessing’s divergence, Goethe’s masterpiece, and Gounod’s opera to modern versions and “Faustian” situations, treatments of the Faust figure have reflected social, moral, political, and cultural contexts and assumptions. Making a deal with the Devil is a bad thing—or is it? What would tempt you to make a deal with the Devil? Think about it.

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$40.00

0406SC Knowing the Real Historical Vikings!

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Get to know the real "Northmen" or Vikings. Explore the history of Vikings from their start in Norway to their establishment in the British Isles, Ireland, and North America. Course dates are Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26, October 3 and 10.

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$40.00

0105SC 19th-Century Western Painting: The Rise of Modernism

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This five-session course is a bundle of the following single courses: 1. 0106SC Romanticism and Realism, 2. 0107SC PRB and Victorian Painting, 3. 0108SC Impressionism 4. 0109SC Post-Impressionism, and 5. 0110SC American Realism and European Aestheticism. Course dates are September 20, 27, October 4, 11, and 18.

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$15.00

0108SC Impressionism

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Impressionists saw themselves as the purveyors of modernism, representing the dynamic world around them. They not only invented an artistic language that captured light and color as never before but also changed the way that artists interacted with the art-buying public. The works of E. Manet, C. Monet, A. Renoir, B. Morisot and E. Degas will be presented.

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$15.00

0101SC Photography vs. Painting: The First 100 Years

October 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

When photography was invented in the early 19th-century, some amateurs thought that it would be the death of painting. For decades, photographers emulated artistic standards borrowed from painting and fought to be taken seriously as artists. At the same time, modernist painting began to evolve in response to the technological changes introduced by photography.

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$15.00

0807SC Nailed to the Crossbar: Lessons from the Joe Paterno Family Lawsuit

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The “winnable” Joe Paterno Family Lawsuit to restore Joe Paterno’s legacy was dropped in June 2017. The NCAA clearly violated its own constitution and bylaws in forcing the 2012 Consent Decree. Why, then, was the lawsuit dropped shortly before the trial against the NCAA? Was it for financial considerations and the fact that Joe Paterno Family objectives had been mostly achieved as was claimed?

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$15.00

0808SC Improving Centre County Through Non-traditional Job Creation

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Centre County is a special place. Why? Our citizens make it special. Learn how you can participate in multiple non-traditional job creation initiatives throughout Centre County. Opportunities to help are available in agriculture, restaurants, retail, business consulting, and technology in all regions of the County. Commissioner Higgins will explain the details of each initiative and provide contact information.

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$40.00

0406SC Knowing the Real Historical Vikings!

October 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Get to know the real "Northmen" or Vikings. Explore the history of Vikings from their start in Norway to their establishment in the British Isles, Ireland, and North America. Course dates are Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26, October 3 and 10.

Find out more »
$35.00

0412SC From Cornfields to the Cosmos: Three Decades of Classic Television

October 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Video clips, still images, music, archival materials, and more, will take participants on a fun and nostalgia-filled three decade journey through twenty classic television shows from the 1960s through the mid-1990s. Each session will focus on a specific genre: rural comedy, fantasy, and science fiction. Course dates are October 10, 17, and 24.

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$40.00

0105SC 19th-Century Western Painting: The Rise of Modernism

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This five-session course is a bundle of the following single courses: 1. 0106SC Romanticism and Realism, 2. 0107SC PRB and Victorian Painting, 3. 0108SC Impressionism 4. 0109SC Post-Impressionism, and 5. 0110SC American Realism and European Aestheticism. Course dates are September 20, 27, October 4, 11, and 18.

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$15.00

0109SC Post-Impressionism

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Post-Impressionism encompasses the work of artists who absorbed the color theory of the Impressionists but also chose a more expressive and subjective approach to their paintings. Among the artists to be discussed will be V. van Gogh, P. Gauguin, H. Toulouse-Lautrec and G. Seurat, as well as P. Cézanne (described by both P. Picasso and H. Matisse as the “father of us all”).

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$40.00

0706SC The Brothers Karamazov: Making a Profound Novel Readable, and Even Enjoyable

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mark Twain said,"A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read." As a group we will prove that Twain was wrong about this by joyfully discovering the key to this challenging text, The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (ISBN 10: 0-374-52837-3). Course dates are October 14, 21, 28 and November 4 and 11.

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$15.00

0416SC Immigration Law and Policy: An Introduction

October 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Shoba will present an introduction to immigration law and policy including but not limited to identifying the legal sources of authority, main players who carry out immigration functions, and the importance of terminology. She will also cover the legal and moral dimensions of policies created in the current administration.

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$15.00

0423SC Pennsylvania Barn Stories

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Barns are the cathedrals of rural America and many come with stories.

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$15.00

0413SC Haig’s Coup

October 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Haig's Coup looks at the various ways that Alexander Haig, President Richard Nixon's chief of staff, pushed Nixon toward resignation in the final 15 months of his presidency. It shows the tensions among the White House, the military, and the press and exposes a collaboration between Haig and some of Nixon's main attackers in the media. It will use public documents, including some unheard portions of the White House tapes.

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$25.00

1402SC Science and Faith

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Since its advent, modern science has proposed theories that appear to conflict with some interpretations of religious texts. We will discuss the potential compatibility of those theories with the Bible (particularly the Genesis creation story) and questions of faith that are raised by a scientific understanding of the universe. Would alien civilizations believe in a higher being?. Course dates are October 17 and 24.

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$35.00

0412SC From Cornfields to the Cosmos: Three Decades of Classic Television

October 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Video clips, still images, music, archival materials, and more, will take participants on a fun and nostalgia-filled three decade journey through twenty classic television shows from the 1960s through the mid-1990s. Each session will focus on a specific genre: rural comedy, fantasy, and science fiction. Course dates are October 10, 17, and 24.

Find out more »
$40.00

0105SC 19th-Century Western Painting: The Rise of Modernism

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This five-session course is a bundle of the following single courses: 1. 0106SC Romanticism and Realism, 2. 0107SC PRB and Victorian Painting, 3. 0108SC Impressionism 4. 0109SC Post-Impressionism, and 5. 0110SC American Realism and European Aestheticism. Course dates are September 20, 27, October 4, 11, and 18.

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$15.00

0110SC American Realism and European Aestheticism

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The rise of American Realism is heralded by the paintings of T. Eakins and W. Homer, the former depicting the urban milieu of Philadelphia while the latter rendered the rural landscape. As these artists at home endeavored to elevate artistic expression in the U.S., another American artist, J.M. Whistler, immersed himself in “art for art’s sake” in Europe. The multi-faceted nature of modernism will be explored through these artists.

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$40.00

0706SC The Brothers Karamazov: Making a Profound Novel Readable, and Even Enjoyable

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mark Twain said,"A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read." As a group we will prove that Twain was wrong about this by joyfully discovering the key to this challenging text, The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (ISBN 10: 0-374-52837-3). Course dates are October 14, 21, 28 and November 4 and 11.

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$15.00

0414SC How Immigrants Shape(d) the United States

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The United States is often described as a nation of immigrants, yet immigrants are also seen as "the other". In an interactive format, Nalini will explore our complex immigration history, including who came here, why, and how they were received. We will also discuss examples of current and historical contributions of first-generation immigrants towards shaping the United States.

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$15.00

0417SC Mutiny on HMS Bounty! The Whole Story

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn the story of the 1789 mutiny of Acting LT Fletcher Christian and his followers against Captain William Bligh of the Royal Navy's HMS Bounty, including the epic tale of Bligh and 18 loyalists cast adrift and the self-exile of Mr. Christian and his mutineers on an uncharted Pacific island.

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$35.00

0418SC History’s First Impression of Six Recent Presidents (Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr., and Clinton)

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

As the old saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. In the case of history and our perception of past presidents, our initial impressions of them often change over time. Greg takes a fascinating look at six recent history changing personalities. How do experts and American people currently view Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr., and Clinton? Course dates are October 23, 30, and November 6.

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$25.00

1402SC Science and Faith

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Since its advent, modern science has proposed theories that appear to conflict with some interpretations of religious texts. We will discuss the potential compatibility of those theories with the Bible (particularly the Genesis creation story) and questions of faith that are raised by a scientific understanding of the universe. Would alien civilizations believe in a higher being?. Course dates are October 17 and 24.

Find out more »
$35.00

0412SC From Cornfields to the Cosmos: Three Decades of Classic Television

October 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Video clips, still images, music, archival materials, and more, will take participants on a fun and nostalgia-filled three decade journey through twenty classic television shows from the 1960s through the mid-1990s. Each session will focus on a specific genre: rural comedy, fantasy, and science fiction. Course dates are October 10, 17, and 24.

Find out more »
$35.00

0419SC Pacific War: Past Events and Open Questions

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Pearl Harbor attack in WW II was unquestionably a turning point for United States, but the Pacific theater remained a secondary priority for the FDR administration in comparison to Europe. Annie aims to reexamine the social and military character of the Pacific war and to explore unresolved issues - the impact of colonialism (Western and Japanese), the ethics of warfare (Japanese treatment of POWs and Allied use of atomic weapons), and the origins of the Cold War in WW…

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$40.00

0706SC The Brothers Karamazov: Making a Profound Novel Readable, and Even Enjoyable

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mark Twain said,"A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read." As a group we will prove that Twain was wrong about this by joyfully discovering the key to this challenging text, The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (ISBN 10: 0-374-52837-3). Course dates are October 14, 21, 28 and November 4 and 11.

Find out more »
$35.00

0420SC Centre County History: An Overview

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Lee will provide an examination of some major themes that have contributed to the evolution of today's Centre County, including the Native American presence, industrial and agricultural development, the rise of the University, and issues of development for the future of the county and its regions. Course dates are October 29, November 5 and 12.

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$15.00

0421SC Arlington National Cemetery

October 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about Arlington National Cemetery's amazing history, the inspiring monuments, and the numerous famous, and some not so famous, individuals interred at our nation's most prominent cemetery.

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$35.00

0418SC History’s First Impression of Six Recent Presidents (Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr., and Clinton)

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

As the old saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. In the case of history and our perception of past presidents, our initial impressions of them often change over time. Greg takes a fascinating look at six recent history changing personalities. How do experts and American people currently view Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr., and Clinton? Course dates are October 23, 30, and November 6.

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$15.00

0424SC History of Suspension Bridges

October 30 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Suspension bridges have fascinated all of humankind as engineers have sought to reach out and span distances never before conquered. Harry will present a collection of incredible accomplishments as well as catastrophic disappointments. A full accounting of the chronology of the longest suspension bridges in the world is cataloged from the early nineteenth century to current times.

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$15.00

0425SC The Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

To continue a series of OLLI talks on America's "forgotten" wars, Captain Bloom will cover the Spanish-American War, its causes, conduct, consequences, and the civil insurrection that immediately followed in the Philippines, where one colonial master was replaced with a second.

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$15.00

1602SC Costa Rica: Birds, Monkeys, and More

October 31 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

For nature lovers, Costa Rica is one of the richest destinations on the planet. It has a wide variety of ecosystems teeming with plant and animal life. Tina's travelogue includes Tortuguero National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest, the Osa Peninsula, and more. You’ll enjoy a visual feast of photos, including colorful birds, monkeys, sloths, lizards, and frogs.

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November 2019
$35.00

0419SC Pacific War: Past Events and Open Questions

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Pearl Harbor attack in WW II was unquestionably a turning point for United States, but the Pacific theater remained a secondary priority for the FDR administration in comparison to Europe. Annie aims to reexamine the social and military character of the Pacific war and to explore unresolved issues - the impact of colonialism (Western and Japanese), the ethics of warfare (Japanese treatment of POWs and Allied use of atomic weapons), and the origins of the Cold War in WW…

Find out more »
$15.00

2005SC The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God VDC

November 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

They called themselves the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, but because of their ecstatic dancing, the world called them “Shakers.” Though they were celibate, they constitute the most enduring religious experiment in American history. They believed in pacifism and gender equality and natural health and hygiene. For 200+ years, they instructed their followers to strive for simplicity and perfection. The Shakers put their “hands to work and their hearts to God,” creating a legacy of fine furniture,…

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0706SC The Brothers Karamazov: Making a Profound Novel Readable, and Even Enjoyable

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mark Twain said,"A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read." As a group we will prove that Twain was wrong about this by joyfully discovering the key to this challenging text, The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (ISBN 10: 0-374-52837-3). Course dates are October 14, 21, 28 and November 4 and 11.

Find out more »
$25.00

0426SC Slavery in the Atlantic World, 1450 to 1870

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Slavery is an ancient institution. Beginning ca. 1450, when reasonably reliable voyages to and from sub-Saharan Africa became possible, more than twelve million enslaved Africans were transported to the Americas. We will consider why the Atlantic trade developed and how it operated; the spectrum of slave systems established in the Americas; how slaves endured and resisted bondage; and the rise of anti-slavery movements that challenged the foundations and presumed legitimacy of this ancient institution. The course meets on November 4…

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$35.00

0420SC Centre County History: An Overview

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Lee will provide an examination of some major themes that have contributed to the evolution of today's Centre County, including the Native American presence, industrial and agricultural development, the rise of the University, and issues of development for the future of the county and its regions. Course dates are October 29, November 5 and 12.

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$20.00

1009SC Birdseed Birdhouses

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Do you enjoy observing robins, chickadees, nut hatches, and other birds that visit your yard? Adorn a pre-made bird house with seeds and other edibles that will be enjoyed by your feathered friends. This is a fun activity that can be done with children or grandchildren. Birdseed bird houses make a unique gift for bird-loving friends.

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$15.00

0205SC You Bought a Tarot Card Deck, Now What?

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In Tarot circles you hear people talking about "laying out a spread." Kathryn will devote time to interpreting the meaning of the cards in various spread positions. To become familiar with the cards prior to attending the session, participants should draw a card from their decks daily. Study everything about the card - colors, symbols, suit, number, general impressions. Keep a record of the cards drawn and bring it to class to add to the group discussion.

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$35.00

0418SC History’s First Impression of Six Recent Presidents (Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr., and Clinton)

November 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

As the old saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. In the case of history and our perception of past presidents, our initial impressions of them often change over time. Greg takes a fascinating look at six recent history changing personalities. How do experts and American people currently view Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr., and Clinton? Course dates are October 23, 30, and November 6.

Find out more »
$15.00

2003SC The West 3: The Speck of the Future VDC

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In 1848, John Sutter discovered gold while digging the foundations for his mill on the American River in California. By 1849, 50,000 men had traveled to California to make their fortunes. In Episode 3 of The West, we learn what happened to all who arrived there in the years afterward – Americans, Chinese, Native American tribes, women, entrepreneurs, Spanish-Americans already living there, freed slaves, and Mexicans.

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$15.00

0904SC A Day in the Life of a Happy Valley Realtor-Everything You Wanted to Know About a Real Estate Career But Were Afraid to Ask!

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Whether you have an entrepreneurial spirit or have recently retired and are looking for something else to do, real estate offers opportunities to learn and grow. No two days are the same! Come and find out how you can become a self-employed business owner and your own boss or just dabble part time in this ever-changing fast-paced industry.

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$35.00

0419SC Pacific War: Past Events and Open Questions

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Pearl Harbor attack in WW II was unquestionably a turning point for United States, but the Pacific theater remained a secondary priority for the FDR administration in comparison to Europe. Annie aims to reexamine the social and military character of the Pacific war and to explore unresolved issues - the impact of colonialism (Western and Japanese), the ethics of warfare (Japanese treatment of POWs and Allied use of atomic weapons), and the origins of the Cold War in WW…

Find out more »
$15.00

1011SC Environmental Engineering Innovations for a Sustainable World

November 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Sustainable living is leaving the world in such a state that the next generations can enjoy the same ecosystems and opportunities that the current generation enjoys. This is a cultural thing. Environmental Engineers innovate ways to achieve this goal, and we will discuss some of these opportunities.

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$40.00

0706SC The Brothers Karamazov: Making a Profound Novel Readable, and Even Enjoyable

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mark Twain said,"A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read." As a group we will prove that Twain was wrong about this by joyfully discovering the key to this challenging text, The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (ISBN 10: 0-374-52837-3). Course dates are October 14, 21, 28 and November 4 and 11.

Find out more »
$25.00

0426SC Slavery in the Atlantic World, 1450 to 1870

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Slavery is an ancient institution. Beginning ca. 1450, when reasonably reliable voyages to and from sub-Saharan Africa became possible, more than twelve million enslaved Africans were transported to the Americas. We will consider why the Atlantic trade developed and how it operated; the spectrum of slave systems established in the Americas; how slaves endured and resisted bondage; and the rise of anti-slavery movements that challenged the foundations and presumed legitimacy of this ancient institution. The course meets on November 4…

Find out more »
$35.00

0420SC Centre County History: An Overview

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Lee will provide an examination of some major themes that have contributed to the evolution of today's Centre County, including the Native American presence, industrial and agricultural development, the rise of the University, and issues of development for the future of the county and its regions. Course dates are October 29, November 5 and 12.

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$15.00

0707SC Writing Your Own Obituary

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

As the time draws near, we should all be thinking about how our obituary will appear in the newspaper. Do we leave it to our survivors or do we take control of our final act and write our own? Get some tips on writing your own.

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$15.00

2002SC Prediction by the Numbers VDC

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Our lives are affected by Big Data, providing Wisdom of Crowds and looking into the future. How do we find meaning and patterns amidst chaos? This NOVA documentary examines making predictions by sampling, statistical analysis, and random processes. Real examples such as polling, sport analysis, and margin of error are discussed, and your perspective is developed.

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$15.00

1604SC Tips for Visiting the Christmas Markets Along the Danube

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Connie and Linda will begin by giving insights on their favorite Christmas markets, such as gifts to buy, foods to try, best optional tours, the shipboard experience and end with a sampling of German Christmas goodies. As an added treat, there will be a special German language lesson led by a native German speaker on words relating to the season and markets.

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$15.00

2006SC Anyone and Everyone VDC

November 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Connected by having a son or daughter who is gay, parents across the country discuss their experiences in the documentary “Anyone and Everyone.” In Filmmaker Susan Polis Schutz depicts families from all walks of life, Japanese, Bolivian, and Cherokee as well as religions such as Mormon, Catholic, Hindu.They share intimate accounts of how their children revealed that they’re Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer and discuss their responses to the news. They also talk about the pain their children have…

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$15.00

0307SC The Psychology of Retiring Gracefully

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Retirement is a journey, not a destination. You leave a life ruled by external obligations and enter one of choosing your life course. Sounds delightful, but there are pitfalls and limitations as well as promises. Suzanne will guide you on your personal route to the life you want (and if you really want it). A quiz, an informal talk, a guided meditation, and a discussion will help you discover the changes you can expect in retirement; the distractions that can…

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$15.00

0427SC Penn State Presidents: Leadership through the Years

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jackie will review the lives and tenures of each Penn State President from Evan Pugh through Eric Barron. We will discuss achievements, challenges, opportunities, and the impact a Land Grant University makes on local, national, and international history.

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$15.00

1605SC Learning to Travel Well

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ron will offer tips on traveling safely and getting the most out of your time. He'll include travel myths, navigating Immigration and Customs, minimizing the chances of being a victim, and general hints for improving your travel experience. He will also provide tips and information about successfully navigating through travel destinations such as India, Southeast Asia, Africa, the interiors of South American countries, and the far north and south.

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$35.00

0419SC Pacific War: Past Events and Open Questions

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Pearl Harbor attack in WW II was unquestionably a turning point for United States, but the Pacific theater remained a secondary priority for the FDR administration in comparison to Europe. Annie aims to reexamine the social and military character of the Pacific war and to explore unresolved issues - the impact of colonialism (Western and Japanese), the ethics of warfare (Japanese treatment of POWs and Allied use of atomic weapons), and the origins of the Cold War in WW…

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