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2017-10-05

OLLI Hill Country Classes offered

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and Texas Tech University (TTU) Hill Country provide learning opportunities to anyone 50 years old and older. Membership in OLLI Hill Country is $30 per person and is valid for 12 months.
Classes are held at Texas Tech University Centers in Fredericksburg, Marble Falls and Junction. Sign up for classes online at www.olli.ttu.edu or by email at olli.hillcountry@ttu.edu or by calling 830-990-2717.
The Phenomena of Aging in the World of Neuroscience: How the spirit heals, “The Hero’s Journey” continues
Oct. 9, Fredericksburg
Advances in neuroscience have brought forward a new way we can be responsible for influencing our physical and mental health, while continuing to partner with medical and mental health professionals. We can play a key role in our well-being and personal healing, as we ease into our twilight and evening years. This seminar explores the varying ways our mind can control the brain to assist in healing and well-being. We find courage and resilience within this understanding. The format is intended to be existential, instructive and spiritually motivating.
Instructor: Dr. Jim Spruiell received his doctorate from Texas A&M Commerce. He received postdoctoral training in Jungian psychoanalysis in Kusnacht, Switzerland; Assisi, Italy; and The New York Center for Jungian Studies. Dr. Spruiell holds a Diplomate in Behavioral Medicine from the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy.
This class will meet from 2 to 3:30 pm, Monday, Oct. 9, at the Texas Tech University Higher Education Teaching Site at Fredericksburg, 2818 E. US Highway 290, Fredericksburg, Texas. The cost is $15 for OLLI members; $30 for non-members.
Finding Your Voice
Oct. 12, Fredericksburg
Whether you love to sing, want to sing but think you can’t, or love to talk and communicate but your voice is not strong, this presentation will offer you a hands on approach to free your voice with exercises in relation to postural alignment, breath management, vocal warm-ups and an opportunity to sing for others using the tools that are presented. Every voice can be improved upon by learning how to project and use its best resonators. A vocal warm up CD created by Ms. Jenschke will be given to each participant in the presentation. Ms. Jenschke has extensive experience in founding chorus groups and conducting those organizations in Fredericksburg, Sequin and San Antonio, as well as Rochester, New York.
Instructor: Laurie Jenschke has master’s degrees in music education and conducting, and serves as the director of Choirs at Texas Lutheran University Community Music Academy as well as directing the Essence Women’s Choir.
This class will meet from 2 to 3:30 pm, Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Texas Tech University Higher Education Teaching Site at Fredericksburg, 2818 E. US Highway 290, Fredericksburg, Texas. The cost is $15 for OLLI members; $30 for non-members.
The Untold Story of the Lower Colorado River Authority
Oct. 12, Marble Falls
This presentation will look at factors that led to the creation of the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and its programs to harness the lower Colorado River and provide electricity and other services. Included will be a look at the creation of the Highland Lakes and early-day programs to promote the region’s recreational opportunities.
Instructor: John Williams is an Austin-based writer, editor and historian. His decades of experience at the LCRA provided him a unique opportunity to witness many of the agency’s key developments and made him LCRA’s “go to” resident historian, an expertise that led to writing his book, “The Untold Story of the Lower Colorado River Authority,” published by Texas A&M University Press.
This class will meet from 2 to 3:30 pm, Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Texas Tech University Higher Education Teaching Site at Marble Falls, 806 Steve Hawkins Pkwy, in Marble Falls. The cost for OLLI members is $15; for non-members $30.