Childhood experiences of being cast out, isolated, bullied, threatened, beaten, or degraded in any way often stay with us throughout life — whether we realize it or not — and it can affect the way we see ourselves and the way we see others.
OLLI members recently traveled to the Flight 93 National Memorial and the Quecreek Mine rescue site in Somerset County, PA, during OLLI’s first day-trip since 2019.
OLLI staff and volunteers participated in the Centre County United Way’s 28th annual Day of Caring on Thursday, October 7, and spent the day helping The Arboretum at Penn State prepare for the upcoming Pumpkin Festival.
Michael Bourgo is an active poet and co-leader of the OLLI Writers Special Interest Group and has been offering OLLI courses since 2017.
Susan Russell, associate professor in the School of Theatre at Penn State and co-founder/co-director of the Center for Pedagogy in Arts and Design in the College of Arts and Architecture, was performing in “Phantom of the Opera” at the Majestic Theatre and living in midtown Manhattan on September 11, 2001.
Feelings of isolation and depression ran strong for many people during the COVID-19 pandemic. For members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), the sudden limits on social interaction left them at a loss. The OLLI staff was challenged to find new ways to keep members connected.
Welcome to our new and improved website for OLLI at Penn State! As we move toward fall 2021, we are excited to welcome you back to OLLI. Whether you are planning to take courses in-person, online, or a combination — we assure you that you will find something that piques your interest.
Welcome! Our fall 2021 semester begins on Tuesday, September 7, and we are so excited to welcome you back to OLLI! Though spring is often thought of as a time for renewal, we are looking toward our fall semester as a refresh and renewal for OLLI. As we emerge from the pandemic, arguably the most…
In June, a group of OLLI members attended a new outdoor recreation course at Colyer Lake, where they explored the walking trail that encircles the man-made beauty. Located in Centre Hall, the lake and its trails hosts a variety of reptiles and mammals, as well as swallows and dragonflies.