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2020 FALL CATALOG OFFERING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS 50+
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2020 FALL REGISTRATION SCHEDULE To distribute registration traffic more
evenly, registration will open online in 4 phases. Please note the scheduled opening
for each category. Once the category is open for registration it will remain open.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1210 a.m. - Phase One• Computers and Technology• Visual Arts
1 p.m. - Phase Two• History and Government • Literature and Writing• Shared Interest Groups (SIGs)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1310 a.m. - Phase Three• Culture • Experiential Learning • Performing Arts
1 p.m. - Phase Four• Health and Wellness• Science and Environment
TABLE OF CONTENTSFall Registration Schedule..............................................................2
OLLI Advisory Board .......................................................................3
Fall 2020 Course Offerings ...........................................................6-14
Support the OLLI at UK................................................................17
Helen Evans Birthday Celebration............................................18
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)...........................................19
Chaffin Kash Award........................................................................20
OLLI AT UK 2020 FALL VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 10:00 AMOnline Zoom Meeting
In this Virtual Open House:• Chat with instructors• Learn about fall course offerings• Find out how you can get involved
OLLI at UK courses are offered in the spirit of academic freedom. Our learning environments encourage involvement by all members and offer opportunities for open and sincere discussions. Any views expressed are those of the individual and are not representative of the University of Kentucky.
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Phil Maxson, ChairVirginia Gregg, Vice-Chair
Diana Rast, Immediate Past Chair
AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBERS June BurchardTom ClaytonLee EdgertonPat LawrenceMary MillerJulia Moore
Kathleen RoperJanis StrassnerKempa Turner
COMMITTEE CHAIR PERSONS Connections – Jane Friedman
Curriculum – Ed ReevesDevelopment - Maryann Wellman
Donovan Forum – Sue Scheff Promotion and Membership - Norma Wirt
Rules & Procedures - Larry IaquintaSocial – Carol Swiderski
Travel – TBAVolunteer – Anna Watson
2020-2021LEXINGTON ADVISORY BOARD
HOW TO REGISTER
OLLI at UK Office658 S. Limestone, UK Ligon House
Lexington, KY 40506-0442
Complete Registration Directions can be found on page 14
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CONTACT THE OFFICE Teresa Hager859-257-2656
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Donovan Scholarship Office | 658 S. Limestone,UK Ligon House, Lexington, KY 40506 - 0442 | 859-257-2657
The Donovan Scholarship is a tuition waiver program for adults aged 65 and older to take academic courses at the University of Kentucky. Donovan Scholars can enroll in courses listed in the UK General Catalog and in limited UK online courses. Acceptance is based upon available space, may require the consent of the instructor and/or have prerequisites. Donovan Scholars may audit courses for the joy of learning (no exams, papers or other assignments required), take classes for credit without working toward a degree or take classes for credit as a degree-seeking candidate.
There is no previous educational requirement for Donovan Scholars not seeking a degree, whether auditing a course or taking it for credit. When working toward a degree, UK admissions criteria must be met. There is no limit on the number of semesters a person may enroll.
Please note: Donovan Scholars are responsible for the cost of any required textbooks, materials, parking permits, applicable income taxes, late registration fees, and student ID.
Donovan Scholarshipfor Adults 65 and Older
Tuition Waiver for Academic Studies
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September 10All the News That Will Not Stop: Journalism in 2020Linda Blackford, Columnist, Herald-Leader
September 17Regulation in the time of COVID-19Secretary Becky Goodman, Secretary of Energy
September 24Shall not be Denied or Abridged – The Centennial of Women SuffrageCarolyn S. Bratt, Professor Emerita, UK College of Law
October 1Lexington’s Town Branch Park Allison Lankford, Executive Director, Town Branch Commons Project
October 8LGBT History in the Bluegrass Edwin Hackney
October 15Gender Differences in Childhood: Science versus Stereotypes & Why We Should CareChristia Spears Brown, Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, UK
October 22IKARIA, Greece: Keys to Well-BeingAmy Kostelic, Ph.D., Department of Family Science, UK
October 29Meet your Muslim Neighbor Nadia Rasheed, MD
November 5The 19th Amendment & the Trail to RatificationThe Women Suffrage Centennial Chorus
November 12Guarding the Safety and Securityof KentuckiansSecretary Mary NobleSecretary of the Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet
November 19Sleep & the Health of WomenMairead Moloney, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, UK
November 26No Forum: Happy Thanksgiving!
December 3Traces - Slavery at Ashland Eric Brooks, Curator, Ashland, Henry Clay Estate
THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 10 – DECEMBER 3, 2:00 – 3:00 P.M.To keep everyone safe, this semester’s Donovan Forum Series will be held on ZOOM. Please be sure to register online in order to get the link two days prior to the lecture. Membership not required. Watch for weekly updates from OLLI Office for ZOOM link.
DONOVAN FORUM SERIES
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COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY
Get More Out of Your MacInstructor: Kurt Jefferson Dates and Times: Mondays, September 14 – October 19, 10 - 12 NoonLocation: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 5 | Course Fee: $48
You probably use your Mac every day but you’re probably not getting the most out of your computer. This course will teach you techniques you can use to be more effective. Topics range from organizing files in a folder to suit you better to keyboard shortcuts to customizing your Dock. Tips provided in this course will save you time and make your computer use more enjoyable.
Getting the Most Out of Your iPadInstructor: Brooke Thomas Dates and Times: Thursdays, September 24– October 29, 1 - 3pmLocation: Online Zoom Course Maximum Enrollment: 10 | Course Fee: $48
Learn how to use the built-in Apple apps on your iPad. Personalize and organize your apps, take better photos, and organize them. Acquire information about settings, learn the secrets of the keyboard, emailing, and texting with animation. Get tips on using the Calendar, Notes, Reminders, and Books. Face-time will be included if time permits. Participants should make sure their iPad is updated with the latest operating system and have their Apple ID and password accessible. Students should have a different device (like a computer, laptop, or smartphone) to log into the Zoom class to be able to practice the instructions on their iPad.
FALL 2020 COURSE OFFERINGS
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhoneInstructor: Joe DietzDates and Times: Tuesdays, October 13 – November 17, 1 – 3 p.m. Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 10 | Course Fee: $48
Learn important (and hidden) functions of your iPhone. Learn how to download apps, move them, nest them and delete them. Learn how to get better photos with your phone, organize your pictures, and send them in text and emails. Texting messages and using Siri will also be covered along with lots more. Participants should know their iPhone’s passcode, Apple ID, and password. Participants should make sure their iPhone is updated with the latest operating system (IOS). Students should have a different device (like a computer, laptop, or iPad) to log into the ZOOM class to be able to practice the instructions on their iPhone.
Introduction to Infrared PhotographyInstructors: Boone Baldwin, Larry Neuzel, & Eugene PotterDate and Times: Monday, October 121 - 3 p.m.Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 10 | Course Fee: $32
Infrared photography is gaining in popularity all over the world. Your camera with an Infrared filter is all you need to begin photographing Infrared pictures. This filter blocks all light wavelengths except infrared, making sure only infrared light reaches the sensor. The instructors will demonstrate how to check your camera to see if it will work with a filter. Infrared can be photographed as B&W or color. Students will learn where to send their camera to have an Infrared conversionfor B&W or color.
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Introduction to Big Technology Companies: The Role Social Media & Technology Giants Play in Society
Instructor: Dennis ZloselDates and Times: Tuesdays, October 6 - November 1010 - 11:15 a.m.Location: Online Zoom CourseEnrollment: 30 | Course Fee: $25
This class will provide students with a basic understanding of the major “big tech” companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Each class will start with a 30-40 minute company overview followed by 20-30 minutes of discussion. The hope is, at a minimum, we all will better understand how big these companies are, how powerful they are, how they operate and how they use their customers data. These companies play such a big role in society, many of us (instructor included) probably don’t really understand how much they influence our everyday lives.
iPhone Advanced WorkshopInstructor: Joe Dietz Date and Time: Tuesday, November 241 – 4 p.m. Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 10 | Course Fee: $24
In this workshop we will build on iPhone techniques that students learned in “Getting the Most out of your iPhone” and “Secrets of your iPhone”. After taking one or both sessions, many students have asked for more! This is it! Group text and e-mail messages, verifying backup, working with your photos, cleaning up bursts, scanning documents, blocking calls, and silencing unknown callers, get your phone to read to you, and lots more will be demonstrated.
Is Windows 10 Driving You Crazy?Instructor: Mike SeilerDates and Time: Tuesday, October 209 - 12 Noon Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 11 | Course Fee: $24
In this Workshop, students will learn how they can change the Start Window to make it less confusing. Also, they will learn how to change the appearance of File Explorer. A free program will be demonstrated that will change the Start Window making it look like the Windows 7 or XP Start Window.
Learning to See Creatively in PhotographyInstructor: Boone Baldwin, Larry Neuzel, and Eugene PotterDates and Times: Mondays, November 2 - November 23,1 - 3 p.m.Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 6 | Course Fee: $40
Learn the ingredients for a good photo. We will study the elements of design, perspective, composition, lighting, and color of light. Why are some pictures more appealing than others? They follow some simple rules: A. Simplicity. B. Drawing Attention to the Subject. C. Positioning the Subject. D. Knowledge of Graphic Design for Interest and Harmony. Understanding and using these guidelines will show you how to implement this knowledge and become a better photographer. Instruction will consist of lecture, class discussion & video presentations. Homework assignments will be emailed to the instructor and will be critiqued by the entire class. This class will be taught via Zoom, so students will need a computer with audio and a camera with a fully charged battery.
Making Personal Note and Greeting Cards Using Microsoft Word
Instructor: Myra EngleDate and Time: Tuesday, October 2010 - 1 p.m.Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 8 | Course Fee: $24
Note cards and greeting cards can be expensive. Learn to make your own personalized note and greeting cards using your own photos or resources from the Internet. Learn to set up templates that can be used over and over. This is not only a fun workshop, it’s a money-saver. Think creative and personal Christmas, birthday, and other cards. It’s a win-win. Sign into the session on your smart phone and set it next to your computer so you can practice what we are doing in real time.
Organizing Personal Computer Files in Windows 10Instructor: Myra EngleDate and Time: Thursdays, December 3 - 1710 - 12 NoonLocation: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 8 | Course Fee: $36
Learn the correct way to file items on your personal computer. Learn nifty tricks for moving files and folders and organizing these files and folders so they can easily be found on your personal computers or external storage devices. This is a hands-on class. If possible, to get the most out of the lessons, access the Zoom session via your smart phone or tablet and set it next to your computer so you can practice the lesson activities in real time.
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Understanding Facebook on Windows PCInstructor: Brooke Thomas Date and Time: Thursday, November 12, 1 - 4 p.m.Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 6 | Course Fee: $24
This workshop will teach students about maintaining a Facebook Page on a Windows PC, including how to find friends; and how to make, edit and respond to posts. The profile and home page will be explained. Students will also learn about checking privacy settings, unfriending, blocking friends, as well as deleting and deactivating their account.
Using Your iPhone Camera to the MaxInstructor: Joe DietzDate and Time: Thursday, September 17, 1 - 4 p.m.Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 10 | Course Fee: $24
Using apps already on the iPhone students will learn techniques to take better pictures, fix them up by cropping, lightening, or darkening, or adding filters. They will learn how to take videos, time-lapse and panoramas. They will also learn how to create albums and several ways to share their photos with others.
Celtic SpiritualityInstructor: Phil MaxsonDates and Times: Mondays, September 28 - October 12,10 – 11:15 a.m.Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 75 | Course Fee: $25
This is a class that discusses the history, culture and religion of the Celtic people. It starts off describing exactly who the Celtic people are and where they came from and how their features of spirituality were adapted into the Celtic Christian Church. Then, we will discuss the rise of the ancient Celtic Christian Church and Celtic monasticism which includes the main Celtic saints: Saint Patrick, Saint Brigid and Saint Columba of Iona. We will then describe the decline of that church and where it stands today. Along the way we will discuss the history of Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Britain, including the influence of the Roman Empire on Britain.
For the Love of TeaInstructors: Diana Rast and Seetha SubramanianDates and Times: Mondays, September 14 – October 12,2– 4 p.m. Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 40 | Course Fee: $25
Are you a tea drinker? Would you like to learn more aboutyour favorite brew? You are invited to join us as we explorethe fascinating world of tea and tea drinking customs in anarmchair journey around the globe. Bring along your favoriteteacup (or mug) and sample the different teas brought to youfrom far-away lands.
Italian Baroque ArtInstructor: Michael WorleyDates and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 29 – December 3, (No class November 3 & 26)1 – 2 p.m. Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 40 | Course Fee: $25
This course covers 17th century Italian art, with a focus on Rome, and the evolution of the Baroque style, which begins as a reaction against Mannerism. In the Carracci Academy in Bologna, the emphasis was on looking at nature, as well as Greco-Roman masterpieces and High Renaissance masters. There will be one unit on architecture and another on sculpture. Caravaggio began a parallel movement of intense naturalism, which had a great number of followers. We will continue with High Baroque and awesome examples of ceiling decoration. There was also an undercurrent of “philosopher-painters” who selected unusual historical and religious themes, scenes of witchcraft, and stoic philosophers contemplating the human condition. Finally, if time allows, we will cover landscape, genre painting and still-life. The Zoom format is still experimental and the goals of the original course may have to be altered.
Opening the Doors of Architecture Instructor: Marcia Freyman
Dates and Times: Wednesdays, October 14 – November 18, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 40 | Course Fee: $25
This class will look at the history and functions of architecture throughout the world. Included in our study will be the psychological effects of various structures that we experience in our daily lives. We will also examine the materials and sites used by different ages and cultures.
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Renaissance Art and Architecture in Florence, ItalyInstructor: Lisa SmithDates and Times: Tuesdays, October 13 – November 17,3 – 5 p.m. Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 100 | Course Fee: $25
This class explores the unique partnership that occurred in Renaissance Florence between artists, patrons, and the community at large. We will examine Florentine art commissioned by the guilds, the monastic community, private patrons, as well as the art commissioned by the ducal courts of Urbino and Mantua, and will discuss the major artistic currents that swept across Italy from the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries. In addition to considering key themes such as the revival of antiquity, religious devotion, and artistic style, we will survey significant works by artists and architects including Giotto, Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo, Botticelli, Alberti, Michelangelo, and many others.
A Seniors Guide To Over-the Counter Medicine
Instructor: Barbara KempDates and Times: Wednesdays, September 30 – October 28, 11 – 12:30 p.m. Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 50 | Course Fee: $25
Many people would like to avoid seeing a physician when they ail or hurt, but they don’t always know the best way to do so. This course will introduce you to the world of over-the-counter medicine, the products available without a prescription that the average person can use to treat pain, stomach ache, allergies, rashes and the like. We will also discuss when NOT to use the different treatments, when self-medicating can be harmful. We will not discuss any drugs that are available by prescription only, nor any drugs/products that are not FDA approved.
Line Dancing - Safe At HomeInstructor: Shirley BryanDates and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 8 – December 3, (No Class November 26)10 – 11:30 a.m. Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 80 | Course Fee: $25
Fun low impact exercise available while you are safe at home. Clear your safe dance space (5’X5’ non carpeted area) and join us as we line dance to a variety of dance styles and music. Im-prove your strength, balance, posture and endurance. Exercise your brain by learning different dance combinations. Class will start with beginner dances then progress to improv-er dances the last half hour. Fun for everyone!
OLLI Fitness Instructors: Josette Garstka and Diane SuttonDates and Times: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, September 9 – December 11, 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 98 | Course Fee: $40
This course will feature aerobics and strength training to improve physical fitness, cardio respiratory endurance, muscle strength/endurance, flexibility and body composition. A typical class format is warm-up, aerobics, weights, standing cool down, toning and stretching. The last portion of the class consists of abdominal work and stretching done on the floor. Emphasis is placed on movement for specific purposes and a daily choice of levels of difficulty. Required Materials: Water bottle, weights and yoga mat.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Aging Mindfully: Positive, Healthier, HappierInstructor: Don GashDates and Times: Thursdays, September 10 – November 12, 10 – 11 a.m.Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 25 | Course Fee: $25
Aging Mindfully: Healthier, Happier uses interactivediscussion and skill building to study lifestyle practicesrecommended by older adults successfully managing aging’schallenges and proven by medical research for enhancingbrain, body and mind fitness and function. The topics coveredinclude Bad Stress, Good Stress, Attitude, Exercising Brain,Body and Mind, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Sustained Self Renewal, Compassion, Empathy and Community. Participants are asked to spend 15 minutes a day on skill practices. A course guidebook Mindfully Aging: Healthier, Happier is provided for elective reading going deeper into the topics being discussed.
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Slow Flow Yoga Instructor: Josette GarstkaDates and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 8 – December 10, 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 98 | Course Fee: $25
This class will be a Vinyasa style yoga class connecting breath to movement. Each class will begin with short breathing and meditation exercises, moving into Sun Salutations. Each class will include a practice of basic yoga postures and how to link these with our breath to create a balance between the mind and body. Many options will be offered for the postures so all levels can participate. Each class will incorporate core exercises for strength, stretching to increase flexibility, balance work and relaxation postures for stress release.Required Materials: Yoga mat, straps and yoga block.
HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT
Elder Law 101Instructor: Dave EmersonDates and Times: Tuesdays, October 6 – November 31 - 3 p.m. Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 50 | Course Fee: $25
This course will explore wills, probate procedures, powers ofattorney, trusts and other legal subjects mature Kentuckiansneed to know. Topics covered in this course include,Kentucky’s law of intestate descent and distribution, andhow that may affect your choice of having a Last Will andTestament. The procedures involved in having an individualdeclared incompetent, and how some of that angst can beavoided with a durable Power of Attorney; and several different Powers of Attorney and when they might be helpful. No discussion of these general areas of probate and Elder Law can be complete without a basic understanding of the process of going through the probate process, A-Z.
People Count/Counting PeopleInstructor: Alice GoldsteinDates and Times: Tuesdays, October 20 – November 17, 10 – 12 Noon Location: Zoom Online CourseMaximum Enrollment: 40 | Course Fee: $25
In this year of the Census, this course will examine aspects of population studies: the size, distribution, and composition of populations. We will examine their fertility, mortality, and migration patterns and include attention to the socio-economic, racial, health, and other characteristics of various populations. Special attention will be given to the situation in less developed nations (such as China) as well as to that in the United States. While most of the focus will be on the current situation, attention will also be given to historic patterns.
Return to History’s Back AlleysInstructor: Susan BottomDates and Times: Wednesdays, September 9 – November 11, 10 – 11 a.m.Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 75 | Course Fee: $25
History is the ever-evolving story of the human race. But like all repeated stories, changes creep in over time. This course explores some of the people and events whose story changed. A few may seem familiar, like King George III of England. Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten may surprise you. And how three very different women shaped the role of First Lady is fascinating. We will travel history’s dusty back alleys to find their original stories and others
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The Religious and Cultural Origins of the United States Constitution and its Evolution
Instructor: Larry Hood Dates and Times: Wednesdays, September 9 – October 7, 10 – 12 NoonLocation: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 30 | Course Fee: $25
This course will consider the Constitution through the Judeo-Christian understanding of reality and Greco-Roman ideals concerning the cultivation of the mind and the structure of government filtered through 2000 years of history. The course will review the Ancient, Medieval and Modern worlds’ Political and Religious Antecedents; English and Colonial History; the Creation of the Constitution including the Great Compromise; Federalism and Slavery; Interpretations and Revisions; and end with Modern Cultural and Constitutional Flashpoints.
The Warp and Woof of American Politics in Kentucky
Instructor: Larry Hood Dates and Times: Wednesdays, October 21 - November 18, 10 – 12 NoonLocation: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 30 | Course Fee: $25
In this course, students will look back in history, beginning in 1774, to explore Kentuckians’ understanding of and experiences in political ideology; the structures of governmental power; class conflict and politics; race and gender issues and politics; the partisan pursuit of power and post-modern multiculturalism and politics. The course will also cover the Judeo-Christian understanding of tragedy, the 1981 Constitution’s shift of power and more.
Western Dreams and Ideals Underlying American Civilization
Instructor: Larry HoodDates and Times: Mondays, September 7 – October 510 - 12 NoonLocation: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 30 | Course Fee: $25
American theologian Paul Tillich has written that culture is how people interact based on their common understanding of Truth that is their value system, their religion. American sociologist Peter Berger has asserted that people crave meaning, that religion provides this and social solidarity with all united in a common understanding of reality. The Judeo-Christian religion, intertwined with Greek rationalism and idealism, underlies the western world’s ethos and its expressions in daily patterns of living. This course examines the creation of the Western Tradition, its values and world-view, and how American culture is one distillation of that tradition. It will consider the meaning and ramifications of Americans’ understanding of community, the individual’s proper relationship to community and the purpose and rightful authority of government.
Life, Love, Lieder: German Poetry in TranslationInstructor: Penny LambDates and Times: Wednesdays, October 7 - November 25 11 – 12 NoonLocation: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 30 | Course Fee: $25
It seems as soon as there is language, there are songs and poems, which means we have more than 1500 years worth of German poetry to explore. In 8 sessions we will sample some of German’s best, looking first at the poem in its original form, but focusing primarily on the images and ideas of the poem in English. Can the poet still speak to us across the gap of time and language? Does the poem still have the power to bring insights to our lives today? Join us on Zoom as we encounter these poems together.
Musical ConceptsInstructor: Debby Owen and John StegnerDates and Times: Wednesdays, September 2 – December 2 (No class November 25), 1 – 2 p.m. Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 100 | Course Fee: $40
This course will include the following: Sight Reading (skill building exercises), Rhythm Exercises, (learning duration and counting skills / exercises within the musical score) Musical Terms and Definitions, and various other Elements, such as Dynamic Markings and much more. Within each week’s session there will be at least one listening example of Choral Music followed by a class discussion of the various elements of music, as well as a discussion of quality choral / vocal skills and artistry. Class members will be encouraged to participate in the discussions.
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SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT Avatars – Women in Science
Instructor: Seetha Subramanian Dates and Times: Tuesdays, September 15 – October 27, 2 – 3:15 p.m.Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 50 | Course Fee: $25
This course will explore a variety of topics from differentfields of science. Presenters are invited to speak about theirown research work or about their favorite pioneer womenin science. Students will learn about new ideas developed byvarious scientists in their research and gain an understandingof how different systems work.
Effects of Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Weapons
Instructor: Diane VanceDates and Times: Wednesdays, October 14 – November 18, 1 – 2 p.m. Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 30 | Course Fee: $25
This is a continuation of the class that was interrupted due to the pandemic, so this class will discuss only biological and chemical weapons. You don’t need to have attended the nuclear classes to take this course. No science background is necessary.
It will be easy to use the events of the past few months to discuss how biological agents can be effective weapons of mass “disruption” as much as mass “destruction.” We’ll discuss the 3 CDC categories of bioweapons; the BioWatch program to monitor for the release of an agent, and add some information about the SARS-CoV-2 virus, such as basic information on its cellular mode of action, the different types of tests, and a bit about vaccine development. The section on chemical weapons will include information about the 8 classes of weapons and the activity now going on near Richmond to destroy the last remaining nerve agents in the US. There will be extra information about riot control agents, since we’ve been hearing a lot about these during recent protests.
Geology Rocks! The People and Ideas that Shaped the Science
Instructor: Diana RastDates and Times: Thursdays, September 3 – October 1, 10 – 12 Noon Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 50 | Course Fee: $25
We will follow the development of geology & geological thought through five “eras” Preclassical & Classical, Dark & Middle Ages, Renaissance & Age of Reason, Darwinian Age and finally the Contemporary Age. From a time when early peoples extracted red ochre from the earth to use for body art & cave art, through fevered discussions by geologists on the age of the earth and fossil life forms to the ideas of plate tectonics & paleomagnetism to contemporary geological discoveries on other planets.
How to Critique Your Own PaintingInstructor: Joe SchumDates and Times: Tuesdays, September 8 – December 1, (No Class October 6, November 3 & 24)10 – 12 Noon Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 75 | Course Fee: $50
Each class will begin with a short (approximately 15 min) lecture to introduce the specific topic of the day. Some of the topics to be covered are: hard vs soft edges, intense vs muted colors, best placement of the focal point, reflections in water, and the color of shadows. Following the lecture, the instructor will be available for follow up discussion, questions, or class critique of any art that students have an interest in. Finally, in the remainder of the class (usually about 1.5 hour) the instructor will demonstrate a painting technique related to the topic of the day. Students may watch the demonstration, paint along with the demonstration, or work on any personal project they wish.
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Introduction to Painting with Oils and AcrylicsInstructor: Joe Schum Dates and Times: Tuesdays, September 8 – December 1,(No Class October 6, November 3 & 24), 1 – 3 p.m.Location: Online Zoom CourseMaximum Enrollment: 75 | Course Fee: $50
The course will consist of 10, two hour sessions. A new, and different painting will be completed in each session. The instructor will demonstrate the individual steps needed to complete each painting, as students follow along to complete their own version. Students may use either oils or acrylics, depending on their preference. Each painting will incorporate artistic principles and techniques.
SHARED INTEREST GROUPS (SIGS)
Genealogy: Where Did I Come From?Facilitator: Bax McClureDates and Times: Second and fourth Thursdays of the month beginning on September 10, 1 – 3 p.m. Location: Online Zoom SIGNo Maximum Enrollment | SIG Fee: $15
Many people are hoping to learn more about their family history. Have you wondered where you came from? Where was your family in the 1800’s? Genealogy is more fun when others with a shared interest meet to aid each other with such questions as: Where do I start? Where do I look for information? How do I document my findings? What type of family history software is out there? And many other questions and topics that can be discussed to learn where you came from. Occasionally, we attend classes put on by others or visit libraries or other genealogy-related facilities.
Geology Rockhounds!Facilitator: Diana RastDates and Times: To Be Determined After RegistrationLocation: To Be Determined Maximum Enrollment: 20 | SIG Fee: $15
This SIG is for those who are fascinated by rocks, fossils and minerals and are interested in going “rockhounding” on the occasional field trip! Members of this SIG will attend 1-2 seminars on selected geological topics followed by a field trip to geological sites illustrating seminar content.
Please Note: Field trips will require members to walk on rough ground and for short distances.
SIG for WritersFacilitators: Sandy Emerson and Gerard HowellDates and Times: Mondays beginning September 14, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Location: Online Zoom SIGMaximum Enrollment: 18 | SIG Fee: $15
Are you a writer, or a writer wannabe? Do you want to share your writings and your love of writing with others? This group is for writers of fiction, poetry, life stories, technical writings and songs. The group meets weekly to share our free or structured writings and to support each other in our writing efforts. Experience not required. Enthusiasm expected. See you there!
StorytellingFacilitators: Lee EdgertonDates and Times: Tuesdays, September 8 - October 27 10 – 11 a.m. Location: Online Zoom SIGMaximum Enrollment: 20 | SIG Fee: $15
Members of this SIG will practice the art of storytelling and provide positive evaluations to help each other improve their stories and talent for telling.
The Next Chapter Book Club Facilitator: Mary Beth McCormac
Dates and Times: Tuesdays, September 29, October 27, November 10 and December 83 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Online Zoom SIGMaximum Enrollment: 30 | SIG Fee: $15
The members of the SIG suggest books for the group to read and discuss. The facilitator will lead the discussion unless a member of the group volunteers to lead the discussion of a specific book.
The Wonderful World of Stamp Collecting Facilitator: Tom Krill
Dates and Times: Thursdays, September 10 – October 1,4 - 5 p.m. Location: Online Zoom SIGMaximum Enrollment: 20 | SIG Fee: $15
Have you ever collected stamps or perhaps have a collection you inherited years ago? Perhaps you think it is a dead hobby. 4 to 5 million people in the US and more than 60 million people worldwide don’t think so. There are many interesting and exciting avenues to this pastime which can also add to your ongoing education. In a series of presentations and discussions members of the Henry Clay Philatelic Society will introduce you to the basics and the many possibilities of the hobby.
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Writer’s Group 2.0Facilitator: Kempa Turner Dates and Times: First and third Thursdays of the month beginning September 17, 10– 12 NoonLocation: Online Zoom SIGMaximum Enrollment: 12 | SIG Fee: $15
This SIG was formed due to a high interest in writing. The group is a community of writers who constructively support each other. The goal of this SIG is to encourage writing activities as members learn together. All types of writers are welcome and no experience is necessary.
REGISTRATION DIRECTIONSDIRECTIONS TO REGISTER ONLINE:Visit www.uky.edu/olli/how-to for the online registration step-by-step guide. After reading the registration guide, go to the online registration site, uky.augusoft.net – Read through FAQs for important information.Online registrants will be able to view and print their confirmation information immediately after registering. Receipts and confirmation letters will automatically be emailed.
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION• Membership in OLLI at UK is contingent upon following the policies and procedures of OLLI at UK and our host loca-
tions. The OLLI at UK Member Handbook is available at www.uky.edu/OLLI.• Request to register does not guarantee enrollment. • Instructors cannot override OLLI registration procedures. Please contact OLLI Office for assistance.
Mark your calendar for September 16, when the University of Kentucky will have its sec-ond annual 24-hour day of giving. This is our biggest giving day of the year! It will be an opportunity for you to make a gift supporting OLLI at UK. Please help us build OLLI’s
future with a generous gift. Your gift will supply immediate and long term support.
Refer to page 17 for information on how to donate to OLLI at UK
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BOONE BALDWINBoone is retired from his two businesses: Baldwin Distributing Company and Boone Photo Graphics. He joined the Central Kentucky Computer Society in 2011 and his interests have been promoting photography. He has taught many classes on all phases of photography, from beginner to advanced.
SUSAN BOTTOMSusan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1969, and received a master’s in public affairs from Indiana University in 1981. She continues to teach classes on American and British history and Mother Goose and Fairy Tales. Susan periodically leads A Course Is Born for those who want a little help putting an OLLI class together.
SHIRLEY BRYANShirley has been dancing most of her life! Always trying to improve her skills she holds a National Teachers Association Level 3 certificate. Striving to teach the best dance methods, material is presented to enhance cognitive learning. She enjoys traveling across the United States to dance events to fuel her passion.
JOE DIETZJoe has been a member/instructor at Central Kentucky Computer Society since 1996. He serves as vice-president on the board of directors and is an instructor for the Beginning and Advanced/Independent Digital Imaging classes using Corel’s PaintShop Pro. Joe also heads up CKCS Digital Photography Special Interest Group and orchestrates the monthly and annual photo contest.
LEE EDGERTONLee Edgerton is retired from the Department of Animal & Food Science at the University of Kentucky. He was a recipient of a great teacher award sponsored by the UK Alumni Association and a Master Teacher Award within the College of Agriculture sponsored by Gamma Sigma Delta. He is a member of Sunrise Toastmasters and of Lexington Storytellers. He has twice been a featured teller at Lexington’s Wandering Storytellers and has been a featured storyteller at a Road Scholar program in Pokagon State Park in Indiana.
DAVE EMERSONDave attended the University of Kentucky and NewYork University. He has worked for the U.S. Army(Judge Advocate General’s Corps) and PrivatePractice of Law. Dave has also previously been aDonovan Fellows Student.
SANDY EMERSONSandy is a lover of words and the ways they go together. She started her writing SIG to support writers in their process. She has a graduate degree from UK and spent her career with children who use their words to say the darnedest things.
MYRA ENGLEMyra has a bachelor’s degree in education from Eastern Kentucky University and a M.Ed. from Xavier University. She is the instructor of Computer Basics, Organizing Personal Computer Files and Making Personal Notecards for Central Kentucky Computer Society for 14 years and an instructor for OLLI for 4 years. She has passion for tennis, learning, teaching, enjoys painting (water color, acrylics, oils), crafts/needlework and is an avid reader.
MARCIA FREYMANMarcia has a master’s degree in art history from George Washington University. She has taught Survey of Art History and Introduction to Art at UK, EKU and BCTC. She has taken students to Florence, Italy to teach Renaissance art history.
JOSETTE GARSTKAJosette has worked in the fitness industry for more than 40 years. She is certified through the American Fitness Association of America and holds certifications to teach Silver Sneaker Aerobics, Circuits, Water Fitness and Yoga. She is trained and certified to teach mat Pilates and Pilates Reformer, and is a member of Yoga International and Yoga Alliance.
DON MARSHALL GASH, PH.D. Don is a Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience in the College of Medicine and the Lewis Honors College. Teaching has been an important part of his career in Academia beginning as a graduate student at Dartmouth College 50 years ago. He has published 3 books and over 200 scientific papers, articles and letters on neuroscience, aging and the diseases of aging.
ALICE GOLDSTEINAlice has served for some 25 year as a demographic research associate at Brown University, with specialization in Historical demography, the demography of American Jewry and issues of modernization in Asia and Africa. Alice was born in Germany just before the Nazis came to power and experienced first hand the onset of the regime’s actions against Jews. She has spoken extensively to a variety of audiences (but especially middle and high school students) about her own experiences and the causes for the rise of Nazism.
FRANCES GOODFRIENDFrances has taught literature and history at the secondary and college level, and has led various small group discussions for young people and adults. She is the facilitator for the Favorite Classic Novels SIG.
LARRY HOODLarry has a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Kentucky. He was a Certified Public Manager for 30 years in state government and has 30+ years of teaching experience in western civilization, American, and Kentucky history. Larry has also edited books, published review essays, and published articles and books on Kentucky history, American history and western civilization.
GERARD HOWELLGerard is a retired minister and chaplain who writes for fun and to pass a story history of his life to his two children. His lack of personal discipline requires the weekly group meeting for motivation. He leans toward writing biographical and fictional stories, and the power and richness of short stories have always appealed to him. He majored in sociology and theology and minored in history and English.
KURT JEFFERSONKurt began teaching Mac classes on Saturday mornings back in the late 1990s using Mac OS 9. Eventually, in addition to the operating system, he began teaching ClarisWorks and Mac classes for Pages. When Apple introduced the iPad in 2010, Kurt began teaching classes in iOS in addition to Pages and Numbers for the iPad.
BARBARA KEMPBarbara Kemp is a registered pharmacist with a PharmD from the University of Kentucky. She practiced at Kroger Pharmacy, Good Samaritan Hospital, Lifetek/Medshares Infusion Group, Walmart Pharmacy, Geri-Care Pharmacy and Omnicare Pharmacy. She received credentials as a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist. She retired in 2018.
TOM KRILLFor the past several years, Tom has been the editor of Henry Clay Stamp Notes, the monthly publication of the Henry Clay Philatelic Society. He began collecting stamps in his grade school years but like many of us dropped the hobby midway through high school. Years later he was posted to Hong Kong where, over a period of 14 years, he developed a renewed interest in the hobby collecting stamps of the British colony and Burma. He, his wife Akemi and son Ken moved to Lexington from Hong Kong in 1986. He has since developed a topical collection of bonsai on stamps and a modest collection of Japanese stamps.
PENNY LAMBPenny is a retired Asbury University faculty member where, among other responsibilities, she taught German for 33 years. She has graduate degrees in German and Comparative Literature from Indiana University - Bloomington. She began taking OLLI courses as soon as she retired, and in 2015, realizing how much she would enjoy it, Penny began teaching OLLI courses. Penny relishes the challenge of preparing a new course, but the greatest pleasure comes from helping OLLI scholars increase their understanding of the world.
PHIL MAXSONPhil has taught numerous OLLI history courses including “Kentucky and the Civil War,” the “Invasion of Kentucky,” “Camp Nelson” and “Kentucky’s Lincoln.” Phil has also led several OLLI history tours of downtown Lexington, Perryville, the Lexington Cemetery and Camp Nelson.
BAX MCCLUREBax is the facilitator of the Genealogy Shared Interest Group.
MANY THANKS TO OUR OLLI INSTRUCTORS AND FACILITATORSOur instructors and facilitators are dedicated to providing fun and exciting learning opportunities for OLLI Members. They are knowledgeable, innovative and extremely hard working! They have a passion for learning and a willingness to share their knowledge. Please join us in thanking all our instructors and facilitators for their time, effort and expertise!
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MARY BETH MCCORMACMary Beth was an educator for over 40 years before retiring to Lexington in 2018. She has a Ph.D. in Education and has taught at the graduate level. She loves reading, gardening, traveling, and photography. She is the facilitator for “The Next Chapter” Shared Interest Group.
DIANA RASTDiana was born and raised in London, England, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in geology and zoology at London University. Her working career has included the oil industry, academia and administration. In 2012 she retired from the University of Kentucky and immediately joined OLLI. Diana enjoys worldwide travel for research and pleasure. She has hiked in the Andes of Peru, kayaked in the frigid seas of Alaska and studied volcanoes in Mexico.
JOE SCHUMJoe is a self-taught artist who paints in both oils and acrylics. He is retired from Lexmark International where he had extensive experience in pigments and polymer coatings similar to those used in oil/acrylic painting. His subject matter ranges from still life, landscape, human and animal portraits. He holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Kentucky.
MIKE SEILERMike was a high school teacher for thirty-five years and taught Mathematics and Computer Programming. He started volunteering and teaching classes at CKCS in 2006. He has served as Vice President and President of CKCS and is currently on its board. He is an ambassador for the Lexington Sister Cities program. Mike is also a member of the Central Kentucky Mended Hearts chapter and has been active in their program of visiting open-heart surgery patients at Baptist Health hospital since 2007.
LISA SMITH Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in art history from Miami University, a master’s degree in art education and a master’s degree in art history, both from The Ohio State University, and began course work for her Ph.D. in art history at the Graduate School and University Center, CUNY in New York City. Her areas of specialization are contemporary art, critical theory, feminism, and film. Ms. Smith has 20 years of experience teaching a variety of art history courses. She loves sharing her enthusiasm for art with others.
JOHN STEGNER John has been a music educator for over 35 years. He has served as a guest conductor/clinician in Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and at the International Choral Festival in Tian Jin and Shenyang, China. John was named Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Music Educators Association and Outstanding Teacher of the Arts by the National Association of Arts Educators. John is also the director of Les Jongleurs and the Carver Community Choir.
SEETHA SUBRAMANIAN Seetha was born in the state of Tamil Nadu, South India, and grew up in London, England, where she received her degrees in math and physics. After moving to Philadelphia in 1974, Seetha taught mathematics in South Philly high school, and then as a teaching assistant in the math and physics departments of the University of Kansas. In 1980 - 81, she taught math and physics at the University of Kentucky. Seetha started teaching for OLLI in the Fall 2013.
DIANE SUTTON Diane’s love of group fitness began in the early 90s as a class participant. Her fitness instructor asked her to substitute a class and this led to a 30+ year career in the fitness and wellness industry. Diane has taught classes and had administrative roles at the YMCA, the YWCA, Falling Springs Recreation Center and most recently for Baptist HealthwoRx Lexington. Diane holds numerous certifications from accredited institutions for personal training and instructing group fitness. Now retired from full-time positions, she enjoys teaching group fitness hopes to be able to continue for many years to come!
BROOKE THOMASBrooke is the president of the Central Kentucky Computer Society. In addition to volunteering at CKCS, she is a volunteer ESL teacher of adults for Operation Read and is a volunteer with Altrusa International of Lexington. She enjoys helping people understand technology and encouraging students to have fun while learning. Her professional life prior to retiring was manager of the Adoption and Foster Care programs for the state of Kentucky.
KEMPA TURNERKempa originally joined the OLLI program to attend a writing group to hone her own writing skills that were put off while teaching and raising a family. She has led the writing 2.0 group for the past two years and enjoyed it greatly. Her early years, though born in Kentucky, were spent on both coasts as she was the only daughter of a Marine Corp officer, but landed back in Kentucky to finish her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She spends her well-earned retirement continuing to learn, travel and meet interesting people.
DIANE VANCEDiane was a high school teacher before earning a Ph.D. in radioanalytical chemistry at University of Kentucky, where she studied Alzheimer ’s disease. She then worked as a training director and scientist in the U.S. nuclear weapons complex before taking a faculty position at Eastern Kentucky University. At EKU, Diane taught a variety of chemistry and forensic science courses and was the director of the forensic science program.
MICHAEL WORLEYMichael specialized in 17th and 18th century French and Italian art for his graduate degrees at the University of Chicago. French government scholarships allowed him to spend two years in France - one in Paris where he did dissertation research. He also has hands-on experience with paintings from his 14-year position as art historian and librarian at a private Chicago art gallery. Michael has published articles in scholarly art journals and entries in The Dictionary of Art and in museum catalogues. He has taught abroad and at various locations in Chicago but regards his time with OLLI as the highlight of his career.
DENNIS ZLOSELDennis and his wife Mary relocated to Georgetown about 3 years ago from Florida. Their daughter, Jessica, lives in Charlotte and their son, Nicholas, lives in Dubuque. Dennis has been retired for 6 years after working at SC Johnson and Son (a family owned, household chemical company) for about 30 years. He’s been an OLLI member for 1 year and serves on the Donovan Lecture series committee. During his free time Dennis enjoys golfing, riding his bicycle, traveling (hopefully some day soon) and exercising. Dennis is a recent Donovan Scholarship recipient and will be attending UK as an undergrad this fall.
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HELEN EVANS100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONOn June 11th, 2020, OLLI Member Helen Evans turned 100 years old. OLLI Members celebrated her birthday with an organized drive through, with several members greeting her one car by one.
In addition to being a member, Helen Evans is a graduate of University High and the University of Kentucky Colllege of Home Economics. To learn more about how Helen has spent the first 100 years of her remarkable life, visituky.edu/olli/life-and-times-helen-evans-so-far
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WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO JOIN OLLI AT UK? Any adult 50 years of age and older is eligible to register for OLLI membership, courses, events, SIGs, trips, etc. HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?Membership can be purchased online or mailed-in with your semester registration. When registering online, membership must be completed first before courses can be selected.
HOW LONG DOES MY MEMBERSHIP LAST?All annual memberships are effective from August 1 through July 31. Summer membership is prorated.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A COURSE ONLINE?When a class is open for registration, it will have an “Add to Cart” button to the right of the description. If it is already full, it will have a “Wait List” button. Always add yourself to the wait list. Additional spaces may be added and there is no fee to be on the list.
HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO REGISTER ONLINE ONCE I LOG IN?It is helpful to decide which courses you would like in advance. Class space is not held until the payment process is completed.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I SUCCESSFULLY REGISTERED?If you have an email, you will receive a confirmation and transaction receipt via email once your registration payment is confirmed. If you do not have an email, you will receive your confirmation and receipt by mail.
CAN I REGISTER FOR A COURSE AT OLLI’S OTHER SITE? Yes, if you are an annual member in Lexington or Morehead, you are a member of both sites.
WHAT IF I NEED TO DROP A COURSE? Please call or email the OLLI Office as soon as possible. We often have multiple people on the waiting list. (Please note our refund policy.) The online system cannot be used to cancel a class. WHERE DO COURSES MEET? We have numerous host locations in the community where our courses are held. A list of locations can be found on page 24 of the catalog. A link to map the locations is available online.
WHO TEACHES OLLI COURSES?Instructors are qualified members of OLLI, the university or the community who have a passion for their topic and enjoy sharing their love of learning. All Instructors submit a proposal to teach that is reviewed by the Curriculum Committee. WHAT IS A SHARED INTEREST GROUP?A SIG is a group of current OLLI members who share a specific interest. Members provide all resources needed and cover any costs incurred. SIGs may last one, two or three semesters in any annual year.
Refunds will be given only if courses are already filled or OLLI at UK cancels the course. If the course you request-ed is full, you may request another. If you are on the wait list and do not get into your requested course, we will re-fund your course fee once it is determined no spaces will become available or upon request. Refunds of course fees are not available for students who have enrolled but were unable to attend. Membership fees are non-refundable.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)The OLLI at UK is pleased to offer scholarships for OLLI members. Scholarships are available to cover the cost of OLLI course fees or educational offerings such as one day intensives, trips and workshops. Individual scholarships of up to $50 are available each semester. First-time applicants will be given priority. Current and prospective members are encouraged to apply. Eligibility is based on 150% of the U.S. 2019 Annual Poverty Guidelines. Apply using the form at www.uky.edu/OLLI or contact our Executive Director at 859-257-2658 or [email protected].
ALL APPLICATIONS ARE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL
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OLLI AT UKTHE CHAFFIN-KASH AWARD
FOR EXCELLENCE IN WRITINGCongratulations to the 2020 Winners!
For Prose:Anna WatsonJan Isenhour
For Poetry:Anna WatsonLee Edgerton
Honorable Mention:Debbie Rice
A Special Thank you to our Guest Judges: Tom Eblen and Elizabeth Hansen
And to our OLLI committee judges: Carolyn Franzini and Fran Helphinstine, Morehead campus
Sandy Emerson and Kempa Turner, Lexington campus
THE CHAFFIN-KASH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN WRITING2021 AWARD
Categories:· Poetry: A body of work not to exceed 5 poems.
· Fiction Prose: Maximum of 1000 words.· Non-Fiction Prose: Maximum of 1000 words.
* Submissions must be unpublished, original works.
Submission address to be announced.
Criteria for judging:· Expression of Ideas.
· Language Use.· Unique Perspective and Voice.
Entry Deadline – May 1, 2021
Awards announced in August, 2021
A short history of the Chaffin-Kash Award: Lillie D. Chaffin-Kash, 1974 Kentucky Associate Poet Laure-ate, Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet, and award-winning Kentucky author, lived from 1925 – 1993. She was a graduate of Pikeville College and Eastern Kentucky University, where she was a non-traditional student
and life-long learner. While she began her career as an elementary school teacher and librarian, it was in the 1960’s that she became a freelance writer of poetry and books for children. During her distinguished career,
she received many awards and accolades for her picture books and poetry, 300 or more which were included in anthologies and journals. Lillie served as an instructor from 1972-74 in UK’s annual Writing Workshop for People Over 57, ongoing from 1967-1995, teaching poetry and children literature. She left a generous bequest
to the university to fund the, “The Chaffin-Kash Award for Excellence in Writing”.
OLLI at UK offers educational and enrichment courses, programs and events created for dynamic lifelong learners aged 50+ who are continually
searching for exciting topics and exploring new opportunities in learning!
For more information, contact the OLLI Office:(859) 257-2656 or Toll Free (866) 602-5862
or visit www.uky.edu/OLLI
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University of KentuckyOsher Lifelong Learning Institute at UKOffice of Lifelong Learning658 S. Limestone - Ligon HouseLexington KY 40506-0442Phone: (859) 257-2656RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
OLLI at UK offers educational and enrichment courses, programs and events created for dynamic lifelong learners aged 50+ who are continually
searching for exciting topics and exploring new opportunities in learning!
For more information, contact the OLLI Office:(859) 257-2656 or Toll Free (866) 602-5862
or visit www.uky.edu/OLLI