OLLI kicks off 25th anniversary with spring showcase of classes

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University, a program for adults who love to learn, will preview its spring semester curriculum from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center on the FSU campus. Free parking is provided.

OLLI’s spring semester marks the start of a yearlong celebration of 25 years of lifelong learning at FSU.

Ranging from oceanography to speculative poetry, from paleopathology to French Baroque and Rococo architecture, nearly 50 intriguing classes have been scheduled from Feb. 15 to April 7.

Registration for classes and activities begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at www.olli.fsu.edu.

Each semester, OLLI offers its 1,300 students a wide-ranging curriculum covering history, technology, language, self-improvement, current events, international relations, political science, film, music, tours of area plantations and more.

OLLI courses are open to all mature learners. There are no educational prerequisites, no grades and no tests. Instructors include current and retired faculty from FSU, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Community College and other area educational institutions. Graduate students from FSU also offer classes, as do highly qualified community experts.

In addition to classes, OLLI also offers clubs, field trips, culture and arts experiences, social activities and travel opportunities.

Capital Health Plan is the sponsor for OLLI’s 25th anniversary year.

To learn more about how to join OLLI and how to register for classes and activities, visit www.olli.fsu.edu or call (850) 644-7947.