West Virginia University Logo

OLLI News

Showing items through of articles.
  • SUPER. NATURAL. at the Phipps Conservatory

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Join us Tuesday, September 26, to visit the Phipps Conservatory to explore SUPER. NATURAL., a glass art exhibit by Jason Gamrath. Admission and food are on your own. Cost of travel is $20 for the bus and is payable by close of business on September 8. This trip is open to OLLI members, WVU Retirees, guests, and friends. To register, call OLLI at WVU at 304-293-1973.

  • Charting a direction in turbulent times

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Join OLLI for their 11th Annual Irving Goodman Aging Lecture Series on September 13 at 1:00 PM at the Mountaineer Mall in Morgantown. This year's special guest speaker is Pamel B. Teaster, Ph.D. She will be addressing "Charting a direction in Turbulent Times: The Past, Present, and Future of Policies Affecting Older Adults."

  • Let's make music together!

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Let’s make some music together, Mon River New Horizons Band starts this week Monday. Are you enjoying Plato’s Symposium? We’ve added an additional class on Thursday at 3:00 PM. And don’t forget the Summer Film Forum meets for two more Light and Dark movies! So, while most of the summer term has concluded, our weeks are still filled with things to do.

  • JIM'S JOTTINGS: August 18, 2017

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Black Comedy: I was describing next week’s Film Forum selection to the film group, mentioning that Harold and Maude was an example of “black comedy,” a genre that not everyone may know about. In ye olden days, it would have been called tragi-comedy, an obvious pairing of tragic and comedic elements. We think of comedy as light and tragedy as dark, so it makes sense that black comedy would be comedy that may have dark moments.

  • FILM FORUM: August 23, 2017

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Wednesday, August 23, at 3:00 PM in classroom B, the Film Forum will be viewing the 1971 film Harold and Maude. To say that this dark comedy romance is filled with light for our summer theme, is putting it mildly. If you’ve never met Harold and Maude, you can now check this one off your bucket list! Read this article for more information.

  • SAY HELLO TO MARY JANE

    Friday, August 11, 2017

     

  • LAST WEEK OF SUMMER TERM

    Friday, August 11, 2017

    Friday, August 11, 2017

  • JIM'S JOTTINGS: August 11, 2017

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Eclipse, anyone? OK, I get it, we’re gonna have an eclipse and we just can’t stand not being in the exact, direct, full path of the total darkness that will descend on August 21: David O. tells me that “The eclipse will peak at 2:36:38 pm EDT, when the moon obscures 83.1% of the sun.” That is for us locals. Get your special glasses and gear, by all means.  Until then, the papers, TV, radio, the special insert in the Times, yadayadayada will keep you more informed than you thought you needed to be. Let’s see…what does Ye Olde Farmer’s Almanac have to say about our weather for that day…”August 20-24—sunny, warm,” so it’ll be safe to go out and watch. More anon…

  • FILM FORUM: August 16, 2017

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Join us Wednesday, August 16, at 3:00 PM as we return to the very dark side for the second part of our vampire trilogy, Nosferatu, the Vampyre, filmed in 1979 by German filmmaker, Werner Herzog. He wanted to honor the 1922 classic film by F. W. Murnau, the first attempt to film Dracula, though without permission of the Bram Stoker estate. This time around, legal issues were resolved so that Herzog, one of Europe’s great directors, could cast some of the great actors working in the 70s and make a new classic.