At a glance
Spring classes offered at institute
• “The Making of Oklahoma” — A course designed around Oklahoma's unique history from pre-Louisiana Purchase and Indian Territory, to the land runs and up to the present. The class will feature Oklahoma authors Blue Clark and Glenda Carlisle, as well as David Wilson, director of the Oklahoma Methodist Indian Conference, and Adam McCaleb, education director at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, and visits to the Harn Homestead and Overholser Mansion.
• “The Chisholm Trail: Its History and Impact” — The story of the longest commercial route in American History. Taught by LuAnn Waters, a conservational and environmental educator.
• “The Way We Were: Understanding America” — A look at the last 150 years in American history, taught by Lloyd K. Musselman, a member of the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame.
• “Oklahoma @ the Movies” — A course focused on the current exhibit at the Oklahoma History Museum.
• “Nuances of a Family Crisis: Movies That Connect” — Films featuring crises that confront families worldwide.
• “Zoo University” — A six-week expedition at the Oklahoma City Zoo exploring exotic plant species and animal habitats and stories from the zoo's rich and colorful history. Taught by Teresa Randall, education director for the zoo.
• “Oklahoma Master Gardens Present…” — Create birdhouses and seed bombs and learn how to grow butterfly and container gardens. Taught by Oklahoma Master Gardeners.
• “Discovery &Innovation” — A course lead by Ginny Bass Carl and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Development Team, focused on medical breakthroughs and research in the areas of Alzheimer's disease, brain cancer, macular degeneration and heart disease.
To enroll call 800-765-8933 or visit http://education.okstate.edu/olli
Source: Jana Bright, site coordinator for OLLI-OSU OKC