Hattiesburg

  

Below you'll find a list of all the courses currently being offered on the Hattiesburg campus this fall. Scroll through and see what's happening. When you're ready to register click here and sign into your account.

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Call (601) 264-2780 in Hattiesburg or (228) 214-3277 in Long Beach if you have any questions. 


ARTS 

Picasso and Hemingway and the Woman Who Made Them: A Glimpse Into the Parisian Salon of Gertrude Stein - $10

Thursday, September 13 at 9:30am

Seminar by Monika Gehlawat and Catherine Edmondson

Peck House:

This class will study how painters, writers and art collectors influence each other in lasting ways. In the years before and after World War I, Paris was a crucible for artistic talent. Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Joyce roamed the streets along with Picasso, Matisse and other bright young minds who flocked to the City of Light. Gertrude Stein, a wealthy American writer and art collector, dared to support these artists before the established dealers would take such a risk. Stein collected and displayed many groundbreaking paintings in her Parisian Salon, making it possible for emerging writers and artists to view this influential work. One young American writer, Ernest Hemingway, came daily to look at her paintings and learn from them. Participants of this class will leave with a rich understanding of Cubist painting, American modernist writing, and the rich cultural history that made Paris the art capital of the world! Monika Gehlawat and Catherine Edmonson share an interest in the Paris art scene of the early 20th Century. They have each written and taught on the subject in numerous venues and would now like to collaborate to present their story of painting and literature to OLLI students. Prior to teaching at USM, Gehlawat worked in the Curatorial Department at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and Edmonson worked for Sotheby's in New York City.

 

Beginning Drawing - Term I - $25

Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9 at 12:30pm

Five-Week Class by Marty Broadus

Peck House:

This is a beginning drawing class for those who would like to learn the basics of drawing objects, shapes and shading techniques. You'll learn about perspective and how to enlarge.

Supply List: #2 pencil; mechanical pencil (optional); eraser; colored pencils; Sharpie with two tips (fine & medium); small drawing pad; 10-12 sheets copy paper. Marty is a retired art and drama teacher and is a secretary for the South MS Art Association. In 2011, she assisted her daughter, Lola, in starting the local Painting with a Twist studio.

 

Intermediate Drawing - Term I - $25

Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9 at 2:30pm

Five-Week Class by Marty Broadus

Peck House:

This course will pick up with the skills you learned in Beginning Drawing. Bring your art supplies (see supply list in Beginning Drawing - Term I). Marty is a retired art and drama teacher and is a secretary for the South MS Art Association. In 2011, she assisted her daughter, Lola, in starting the local Painting with a Twist studio.

 

 Beginning Drawing, Term II - $25

Tuesdays, October 16, 23, 30, November 6, and 13 at 12:30pm

Five-Week Class by Marty Broadus

Peck House:

This is a beginning drawing class for those who would like to learn the basics of drawing objects, shapes and shading techniques. You'll learn about perspective and how to enlarge.

Supply List: #2 pencil; mechanical pencil (optional); eraser; colored pencils; Sharpie with two tips (fine & medium); small drawing pad; 10-12 sheets copy paper. Marty is a retired art and drama teacher and is a secretary for the South MS Art Association. In 2011, she assisted her daughter, Lola, in starting the local Painting with a Twist studio.

 

Intermediate Drawing, Term II - $25

Tuesdays, October 16, 23, 30, November 6, and 13 at 2:30pm

Five-Week Class by Marty Broadus

Peck House:

This course will pick up with the skills you learned in Beginning Drawing. Bring your art supplies (see Supply List in Beginning Drawing - Term II). Marty is a retired art and drama teacher and is a secretary for the South MS Art Association. In 2011, she assisted her daughter, Lola, in starting the local Painting with a Twist studio.

 

Watercolor, Term I - $25

Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8 at 2:30pm

Five-Week Class by Marty Broadus

Peck House:

Learn watercolor basics, color theory, tricks, and techniques, wet-on-wet vs. wet-on-dry.

Supply List: watercolors; brushes (assorted sizes, S - L); watercolor paper (9X12 or so); painter's tape, resist medium such as crayons, pastels and/or masking fluid. Marty is a retired art and drama teacher and is a secretary for the South MS Art Association. In 2011, she assisted her daughter, Lola, in starting the local Painting with a Twist studio.

 

Watercolor, Term II - $25

Mondays, October 15, 22, 29, November 5, and 12 at 2:30pm

Five-Week Class by Marty Broadus

Peck House:

This course will pick up with the skills you learned in Watercolor, Term I.  Bring your art supplies (see Supply List in Watercolor, Term I). Marty is a retired art and drama teacher and is a secretary for the South MS Art Association. In 2011, she assisted her daughter, Lola, in starting the local Painting with a Twist studio.

 

Photographing with Your Phone - $25

Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9 at 2:30pm

Five-Week class by Betty Press

Peck House:

Many people now take photos with their phone but many of us do not know how to use all the available features to take better photos. We will practice in class and take

some photo walks to explore these features. Along the way we will talk about composition, lighting and other photographic principles. We will also discuss some

of the post processing apps such as Snapseed and Instagram where we can share our photos. This course would be best for people who have an iPhone 5 to 7Plus.

This course would also be of interest to android users. Betty Press was formerly a photography instructor at the USM Art department.  She has published several books, exhibits regularly and just received a 2019 artist fellowship from the MS Arts Commission. Her website is bettypress.com and her Instagram is @bettypress.

 

Figurative Ceramics: Making a Mask in Clay - $30

Thursday and Friday, October 4 and 5 at 9:30am

Two-Part Seminar by Mark Rigsby

Peck House:

In this hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to sculpt a small mask or figurative object in clay. The workshop will include historical and contemporary examples, demonstration, step-by-step instruction, and hands-on assistance. All clay, tools, materials and firing will be provided. No experience is necessary. Mark Rigsby is an Associate Professor in Art & Design at Southern Miss. He is also a studio potter with over 25 years of experience working in clay. His work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and exhibitions across the country, some of which include: Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, the American Craft Council show, and the Smithsonian Fine Craft exhibition.

 

Calligraphy - $35

Tuesdays, October 2 and 9 at 5:30pm

Two-Part Seminar by Susan Graham

Peck House:

Whether you've been doing art at home for years, or never picked up a pen, this class will be fun at all skill levels! We will learn the basics of hand lettering, using dipped ink and a calligraphy Oblique Pen Holder. Supplies included are: workbook with practice pages, Oblique Pen Holder, nib, and one (1) ink well, with black ink. All supplies are included in tuition. Water will be provided to students, and snacks are allowed. Susan Graham, while young, is an accomplished individual, and art has been her passion her entire life. In high school, college, and now, when she is not working at Forrest General Healthcare Foundation or teaching calligraphy classes, Susan is painting and loving her brown and white spaniel mix, Oliver. She is the owner/artist of Susan Graham Art.

CRAFTS 

Rice Paper Luminaries - $25

Tuesdays, September 18 and 25 at 12:30pm

Two-Part Seminar by Lynn Morris

Peck House:

Glowing luminaries are made with rice paper and pressed flowers to create unique gifts. Fee includes supplies. Lynn Morris is a retired teacher who enjoys making crafts that are both unusual and economical.

 

Embroidery Machine Tips - $10

Tuesday, September 25 at 9:30am

Seminar by Cathy Patrick

Peck House:

Come see presentation of trade tools to enhance embroidery success. You’ll learn hooping instructions for the best outcome; how to remove embroidery errors; choosing the best thread for the job; marking and placement; stabilizer choices for varied fabrics; how to make your own sticky stabilizer; and, tips on forming a collective buying group to save on supplies. Cathy is recently retired from her own commercial embroidery business. In those 23 years I accumulated extensive knowledge of fabrics, threads, designs and digitizing. There are many tricks and hints that make this process successful.  There are also about a dozen tools that facilitate favorable results. I have trained many new embroiderers and most had home machines. Learning some of these tips will really make a big difference in embroidery outcomes.

 

Cards, Cards and More Cards - $17

Thursday, October 25 at 2:30pm

Seminar by Karen LeBeau

Peck House:

You will make a few greeting cards that you can send to friends and loved ones. All materials will be provided, including envelopes. Come and be surprised at the selection for this session. It is easy and fun! Karen LeBeau's first love is fabric and creating clothing.  She also enjoys knitting, needlepoint and many other crafts. Frequently she travels to sewing events in other cities.

 

Flower Arranging - $20

Thursdays, October 18, 25, and November 1 at 2:30pm

Three-Week Class by Helen Ciraldo

Peck House:

Three class course on producing simple fresh flower arrangements and complex art forms using fresh or silk flowers with various containers and mounting devices. How to place a simple store- bought bouquet in a vase with additional greens, etc., and make it look beautiful.  How to use your creativity to produce stunning arrangements for your home or office. Hands on instruction in class with flowers and containers brought in by students.  Awards for creativity and design. A suggested supply list will be provided upon registration. Helen joined her first garden club in 1960 and has pursued numerous garden clubs through the years.  She has entered fresh flower arranging contests and has won four best in shows and many blue ribbons. Helen is also skilled in framed, dried floral arrangements and seasonal wreath construction.  She has instructed experienced garden club members as well as beginners in these art forms.

 

Seasonal Wreaths - $15

Thursdays, November 8 and 15 at 12:30pm

Two-Part Seminar by Helen Ciraldo

Peck House:

Instruction in the creation of seasonal wreaths for inside and outside the home using readily available materials.  Two class course with hands on instruction where students will bring materials of their choice and create wreaths in class.  Awards for creativity and design. A suggested supply list will be provided upon registration. Helen Ciraldo is an experienced gardener, flower arranger, and floral designer.  She has been president of several garden clubs and has won numerous awards for her fresh flower and dried flower arrangements.  She also works in framed floral art using dried blooms and is skilled in producing seasonal wreaths with silk flowers, dried and fresh greens.

EXERCISE 

Nia Dance - Term I - $25

Mondays and Wednesdays, September 10-October 10 at 1:00pm

Exercise Class by Josh Berthelot

Peck House:

Set to music, Nia Dance gets you moving in non-impactful and healthy ways. Nia Dance is a total body (physical, mental, and emotional) workout. The movements are creative, fun, and adaptable to your ability. Benefits of doing Nia Dance include increased strength, endurance, balance, flexibility, and body awareness. Come take your shoes off or leave them on if you want and experience the fun you can have doing Nia Dance. Josh Berthelot is a recent graduate at The University of Southern Mississippi in Higher Education and Administration. Josh is celebrating his 10th year as a Nia teacher. He is a brown belt level teacher who has been teaching Nia Dance here at OLLI for the past eight years. Josh has taught classes in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida. Josh has studied with Kate Finlayson, Winalee Zeeb, Caroline Kholes, Helen Terry, and co-founders of Nia, Carlos AyaRosas and Debbie Rosas.

 

Nia Dance - Term II - $25

Mondays and Wednesdays, October 15-November 14 at 1:00pm

Exercise Class by Josh Berthelot

Peck House:

Set to music, Nia Dance gets you moving in non-impactful and healthy ways. Nia Dance is a total body (physical, mental, and emotional) workout. The movements are creative, fun, and adaptable to your ability. Benefits of doing Nia Dance include increased strength, endurance, balance, flexibility, and body awareness. Come take your shoes off or leave them on if you want and experience the fun you can have doing Nia Dance. Josh Berthelot is a recent graduate at The University of Southern Mississippi in Higher Education and Administration.  Josh is celebrating his 10th year as a Nia teacher. He is a brown belt level teacher who has been teaching Nia Dance here at OLLI for the past eight years. Josh has taught classes in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida. Josh has studied with Kate Finlayson, Winalee Zeeb, Caroline Kholes, Helen Terry, and co-founders of Nia, Carlos AyaRosas and Debbie Rosas.

 

Yoga for Strength and Flexibility - Term I - $25

Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 11-October 11 at 10:30am

Exercise Class by Michele Ferguson

Peck House:

This yoga class is perfect for beginner students and seasoned yogis. In this class you will learn a gentle yoga sequence that will emphasize the mind-body-breath connection to accessing more strength and better flexibility in daily living. Michele, a 500-hour registered teacher with Yoga Alliance, has practiced yoga since 2004. She places emphasis on body alignment & movement.

 

Yoga for Strength and Flexibility -Term II - $25

Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 16-November 15 at 10:30am

Exercise Class by Michele Ferguson

Peck House:

This yoga class is perfect for beginner students and seasoned yogis. In this class you will learn a gentle yoga sequence that will emphasize the mind-body-breath connection to accessing more strength and better flexibility in daily living. Michele, a 500-hour registered teacher with Yoga Alliance, has practiced yoga since 2004. She places emphasis on body alignment & movement.

 

Yoga Flow - Term I - $25

Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 11-October 11 at 9:15am

Exercise Class by Michele Ferguson

Peck House:

This class is for students who have practiced yoga previously and are ready to move to the next level. It consists of a series of sun salutations and standing poses followed by a cool down stand with seated poses and supine poses. Michele, a 500-hour registered teacher with Yoga Alliance, has practiced yoga since 2004. She places emphasis on body alignment & movement.

 

Yoga Flow - Term II - $25

Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 16-November 15 at 9:15am

Exercise Class by Michele Ferguson

Peck House:

This class is for students who have practiced yoga previously and are ready to move to the next level. It consists of a series of sun salutations and standing poses followed by a cool down stand with seated poses and supine poses. Michele, a 500-hour registered teacher with Yoga Alliance, has practiced yoga since 2004. She places emphasis on body alignment & movement.

 

Restorative Yoga - Terms I & II - $25

Wednesdays, September 12-November 14 at 11:45am

Exercise Class by Michele Ferguson

Peck House:

Students will practice deep relaxation through the use of props, deep breathing, and meditation. The entire class is conducted in different reclining poses designed to allow the body to completely relax while focusing on the movement of the breath. Michele, a 500-hour registered teacher with Yoga Alliance, has practiced yoga since 2004. She places emphasis on body alignment & movement.

 

Tai Chi Easy - Term I - $25

Mondays and Wednesdays, September 10-October 10 at 9:15am

Exercise Class by Susan Nodurft

Peck House:

Tai Chi Easy, a mind-body practice, combines gentle exercise and meditation to activate self-healing properties. The coordinating of slow movements with breath and relaxation techniques improves circulation, balance and has an array of health benefits.  Susan is a retired biology teacher. After retirement, she began the study and practice of Qigong/Tai Chi. Susan is certified as a Tai Chi Easy "Practice Leader" by the Institute of Integral Qigong Tai Chi and teaches Tai Chi Easy at The Yoga Room.

 

Tai Chi Easy - Term II - $25

Mondays and Wednesdays, October 15-November 14 at 9:15am

Exercise Class by Susan Nodurft

Peck House:

Tai Chi Easy, a mind-body practice, combines gentle exercise and meditation to activate self-healing properties. The coordinating of slow movements with breath and relaxation techniques improves circulation, balance and has an array of health benefits.  Susan is a retired biology teacher. After retirement, she began the study and practice of Qigong/Tai Chi. Susan is certified as a Tai Chi Easy "Practice Leader" by the Institute of Integral Qigong Tai Chi and teaches Tai Chi Easy at The Yoga Room.

 

Tai Chi 24 Movements - Term I - $25

Mondays and Wednesdays, September 10-October 10 at 10:30am

Exercise Class by Susan Nodurft

Peck House:

This is an intermediate class for students who have previously taken Tai Chi. This class will expand their knowledge of the poses and practice. Susan is a retired biology teacher. After retirement, she began the study and practice of Qigong/Tai Chi. Susan is certified as a Tai Chi Easy "Practice Leader" by the Institute of Integral Qigong Tai Chi and teaches Tai Chi Easy at The Yoga Room.

 

Tai Chi 24 Movements - Term II - $25

Mondays and Wednesdays, October 15-November 14 at 10:30am

Exercise Class by Susan Nodurft

Peck House:

This is an intermediate class for students who have previously taken Tai Chi. This class will expand their knowledge of the poses and practice. Susan is a retired biology teacher. After retirement, she began the study and practice of Qigong/Tai Chi. Susan is certified as a Tai Chi Easy "Practice Leader" by the Institute of Integral Qigong Tai Chi and teaches Tai Chi Easy at The Yoga Room.

 

Tai Chi 64 Movements - Terms I & II - $25

Fridays, September 14-November 16 at 11:45am

Exercise Class by Susan Nodurft

Peck House:

This “long form” course consists of a sequence of 64 movements intended for practitioners who would like to advance their practice further. Susan is a retired biology teacher. After retirement, she began the study and practice of Qigong/Tai Chi. Susan is certified as a Tai Chi Easy "Practice Leader" by the Institute of Integral Qigong Tai Chi and teaches Tai Chi Easy at The Yoga Room.

 

Zumba Gold - Term I - $25

Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 11-October 11 at 11:45am

Exercise Class by Sylvia Kolakowski

Peck House:

This is a fun exercise class filled with easy, energizing dance moves and music that will make you move your feet.  Sylvia teaches Zumba at several locations throughout the Hattiesburg area.

 

Zumba Gold - Term II - $25

Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 16-November 15 at 11:45am

Exercise Class by Sylvia Kolakowski

Peck House:

This is a fun exercise class filled with easy, energizing dance moves and music that will make you move your feet.  Sylvia teaches Zumba at several locations throughout the Hattiesburg area.

 

The Importance of Exercise for Older Adults - $10

Friday, October 5 at 9:30am

Seminar by Samantha Di Maggio

Peck House:

The course will explain the benefits of working out and being active for an adult population. This course will discuss why physical activity is important for all aspects of our health including physical, mental, and emotional health while focusing on current research. Samantha has an undergrad degree in Exercise Science and a master’s degree in public health and is currently working toward Master in Exercise Physiology. She is the Fitness and Wellness coordinator at the Payne Center for USM and has been personal training and teaching group exercise to a variety of populations since 2010.

 

Strength and Tone - Term I - $25

Mondays and Wednesdays, September 11-October 11 at 5:30 p.m.

Exercise Class by Valerie Webber

Peck House:

This class will offer full-body exercise of all major muscle groups. The focus is increasing strength and flexibility. The class includes warm up, main activities, cool down, and final stretch and relaxation. This class is suitable for all fitness levels. Light weights, bands, etc. will be incorporated in the class, but equipment usage is optional. Valerie is a Southern MS graduate with a BSBA and MBA as well as a Life Member of the Alumni Association.  She holds multiple certifications and licenses:  AFAA Personal Trainer, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Weight Management Specialist, ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Licensed Zumba Instructor, Licensed Pound Instructor, Licensed Silver Sneakers Instructor.

 

Strength and Tone - Term II - $25

Mondays and Wednesdays, October 15-November 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Exercise Class by Valerie Webber

Peck House:

This class will offer full-body exercise of all major muscle groups. The focus is increasing strength and flexibility. The class includes warm up, main activities, cool down, and final stretch and relaxation. This class is suitable for all fitness levels. Light weights, bands, etc. will be incorporated in the class, but equipment usage is optional. Valerie is a Southern MS graduate with a BSBA and MBA as well as a Life Member of the Alumni Association.  She holds multiple certifications and licenses:  AFAA Personal Trainer, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Weight Management Specialist, ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Licensed Zumba Instructor, Licensed Pound Instructor, Licensed Silver Sneakers Instructor.

FASHION 

Look and Feel Better With Color! - $30

Wednesdays, September 12 and 19 at 12:30pm

Two-Part Seminar by Catherine Nowicki

Peck House:

Need a new outlook on yourself? Discover a whole new way of looking at clothing selection through color! The concepts Catherine Nowicki will give are the right tools to make the right choices at the store. If you haven't organized your closet for a while or find yourself unsure about how to shop, what to choose, or what to pack for a trip, join her for two hours of fun! Catherine will help you to look your best by choosing the right colors, fine tuning make-up and giving tips and tricks for traveling. Part 2 will be two hours on style, budget, and clothing personality.  Class fee includes a materials fee. Catherine Nowicki is a nationally certified color consultant and trainer since 1988. Catherine Nowicki trained and certified in color analysis in 1988 through Color Me Beautiful, the leader in that area.  She consulted for a major department store before opening her own business and has helped hundreds of women and men to look and feel better about themselves through color and style. She has received many awards through CMB and trains others to "see" color as well.  She works out of her studio in Laurel.

FIELD TRIPS 

Fall Plant Walk at the Crosby Arboretum - $5

Friday, November 2 at 10:00am

Field Trip

Off-site: Crosby Arboretum

We're lucky to have a resource like the Crosby Arboretum near our backyard. Patricia Drackett and the staff at the Arboretum strive to maintain a native forest that is beautiful in every season and that showcases the natural beauty of south Mississippi. Come enjoy a guided tour of the Arboretum. Bring a friend too!  We’ll meet at the Arboretum. Call the office (601-264-2780) if you would like carpool information.

 

Glassblowing Experience at Mohawk Glass - $45

Friday, October 26 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

Field Trip

Offsite: Mohawk Glass

Jeremy Thomley and Mohawk Glass do not disappoint with their glassblowing experiences. Through years of dedication and commitment to the craft, Thomley has built quite a following for his work. Come along and see what it's all about! Fee includes bus transportation and an ornament! Lunch on your own.

 

Holidays at Bellingrath - $???

Saturday, December 1 at 1:30pm

Field Trip

Off-site: Bellingrath Gardens

Join us for this wonderful trip to  the famous Bellingrath Gardens.  The bus will depart from the Peck House for the gardens at 1:30pm and arrive in time to enjoy the gardens, dine on the grounds, and see the gardens lit up for the holidays. You're welcome to invite your friends who aren't OLLI members to join you.

 

Let's Go Shopping! - $10

Wednesday, September 26 at 10:00am

Field Trip by Catherine Nowicki

Off-site: Dillard’s, Turtle Creek Mall, Mall Interior Entrance

Do you love to shop or hate to shop? Go shopping with a pro and have the benefit of Catherine Nowicki, a nationally certified color/style consultant and personal shopper, advise you on what and what not to buy...and why! See how to navigate among the sometimes confusing and dizzying array of clothes, shoes and accessories.  We will meet at the mall interior door of Dillard’s at Turtle Creek at 10am for a 2-hour trip of fun! Catherine Nowicki is a certified national color consultant since 1988. She trained with Color Me Beautiful and consulted for a national department store before opening her own business. She has helped hundreds of women and men to look and feel better about themselves through color and style. She has won awards and works out of her studio in Laurel.

 

Fall Wildflowers - $10

Thursday, September 27 at 9:30am

Field Trip by Mac Alford

Off-site: Jackson Road Rails-to-Trails West parking lot and pavilion (500 ft west of Jackson Road). We will meet there, and we’ll walk the Trace westward into USM's Lake Thoreau Environmental Center. Participants will take a walk at USM's Lake Thoreau Environmental Center and learn about common fall wildflowers and their natural history. Mac Alford is Professor of Biology at USM. His research has focused on plants of the tropics and the southeastern United States for the past 21 years.

 

Small Farm Training Center Field Trip - $40

Friday, November 2 at 8:00am (Departure) - 3:00pm

Field Trip

Off-site: Santee Farm

31492 Anner Road

Carriere MS 39426

Join us for this trip to Carriere, Mississippi, to learn why cows should be protected, take a farm tour, take a tour of the New Talavan Community temple, and enjoy an amazing vegetarian lunch. Learn how this farm is building stable communities, healthy citizens, and sacred connections with all life forms, whether humans, plants, or animals. Fee includes bus transportation and lunch. Our farming operation is small scale by intent. Small scale doesn’t imply “not much production,” it means we want a farming model that others can duplicate without a huge capital investment.

 FINANCE

Making Charitable Dreams a Reality - $10

Tuesday, November 13 at 11:00am

Seminar by Michael Dixon

Peck House:

Learn how we can make our short- and long-term charitable dreams a reality, and discuss ways in which the Pinebelt Foundation can be your partner in this realization. Michael Dixon received his undergraduate degree from Palm Beach Atlantic, and his Master of Divinity degree at the McAfee School of Theology. He is married to Sarah and is father of Lillian.  In 2007 Michael founded Ekklesia Hattiesburg. Michael served as Executive director of Extra Table until he began directing the Pinebelt Foundation in 2019.  The Pinebelt Foundation manages almost $7million in charitable assets and distributed over $2million in the Pinebelt last year.

FOOD AND NUTRITION 

Breadsmith Tour - $18

Wednesday, October 17 at 10:00am

Seminar by Heather Bickham

Off-site: Breadsmith

3705 Hardy Street, Suite 20

Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Participants will learn the process of bread making from mixing to baking, including the mixing process, ingredients, proofing time and how it’s baked. Each participant will take home a special treat. Heather and her sister Stephanie own Breadsmith, a bread bakery. They make fresh bread and sweets daily, with no additives and preservatives. Their bread is handmade, using the best ingredients. They have been in business for almost 7 years.

 

Where's The Beef? … And The Veggies?...And The Fruit? Exploring Food Deserts and Food Swamps. - $10

Thursday, September 27 at 4:30pm

Seminar by Carol Connell

Peck House:

This seminar will explore the characteristics defining food deserts and food swamps and what current research has to say about their association with nutrition and health outcomes. The seminar will also briefly touch on food programs that serve as nutrition and food security safety nets. Carol Connell is Professor of Nutrition and Food Systems and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences at USM where she has conducted research on food insecurity, food access, and theory-based nutrition interventions for populations experiencing health disparities since 1996. She is the USM principal investigator on two obesity-centered studies, one involving Head Start parents and teachers and the other focused on building research capacity

 

Fearless French Classics - $45

Tuesday, October 30 at 11:30am

Seminar by Julie Hall

Off-site: The Kitchen Table

Bonjour and bon appetit! Join Julie at The Kitchen Table for an 'incroyable' (amazing) seminar on classic French food. The menu will be Gruyere Gourgeres, Seafood Au Gratin, Vegetable Tian, and, for dessert, Apple Tart Tatin. C'est bon! (it's good)

 HEALTH

Let's Talk- Advance Care Planning - $15

Wednesdays, September 12 and 19 at 12:30pm

Two-Part Seminar by Amber Chancelor

Peck House:

This course will cover advance care planning and drafting an advanced directive that clearly reflects your goals, values, and wishes. This course with make a seemingly overwhelming process very simple. You will learn about choosing a health care agent, how to talk with your healthcare provider, and the legal requirements for an advanced directive in MS. Amber Chancelor is the Director of Palliative and Supportive Care at Forrest General Hospital. She is a nurse and is very passionate about making sure that people receive healthcare that aligns with their wishes. She is trained as a Respecting Choices Advance Care Planning Facilitator and Instructor.

 

Understanding Your Medicare Benefit Options - $10

Monday, September 24 at 12:30pm

Seminar by Stephen Ryan

Peck House:

Agents specializing in Medicare Benefit Options will review Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D. The class includes a discussion and Q&A regarding your Medicare Benefit Options [Medicare Supplemental Plans ('Medigap'), Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C), and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D)].

Our agents do not make percentage-based commissions, and therefore we provide expert information and advice without a sales agenda! CMO Insurance Agency is a Division of Hattiesburg Clinic and FGH. Stephen is a registered agent for Health plans in the state of Mississippi and has worked for the Care Management Organization (a division of Hattiesburg Clinic and FGH) for 8 months. They specialize in educating the public on Medicare and Medicare Benefit Options, including Supplemental and Advantage plans, as well as Medicare Part D Rx plans. He has also practiced law for eight years, including matters related to Medicare, Medicaid, and Health Law.

 

Update on Brain Health - $10

Tuesday, October 2 at 2:30pm

Seminar by Ronald Schwartz

Peck House:

As Director for Hattiesburg Clinic Memory Center, Dr. Schwartz will discuss healthy brain aging, early signs of Alzheimer’s and how to potentially protect against them. Dr. Schwartz graduated from Columbia University in NYC. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College, Albany, NY. He completed a neurology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, and a fellowship in behavioral neurology at the University of Florida. Dr. Schwartz is board certified in neurology with sub-specialty certification in behavioral neurology. He is also a certified physician investigator.

 

Cognitive Decline:  How to Prevent and Reverse It - $25

Wednesdays, October 17, 24, 31, November 7, and 14 at 9:30am

Five-Week Class by Sandra Bender

Peck House:

What gives me hope? How to know your current status. How to change your lifestyle and diet to prevent cognitive decline. Sharing efforts, frustrations, and successes.  These topics point to information about healthful living and changes you can make to remain healthy and vital as an aging person.  Of course, understanding how to provide healthy nutrition is important and we will spend two classes on that.  But equally important is what gets you up in the morning and how you spend your day. We will use two books for background and detail. One is The End of Alzheimer’s:  The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Declineby Dale Bredesen, MD. The second is Stop Alzheimer’s Now! How to Prevent and Reverse Dementia, Parkinson’s, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, and Other Neurodegenerative Disorders, (be sure to get second edition) by Bruce Fife, ND, both on amazon.com. You will only need one; you decide. You will be ahead of the curve if you read one of these books before class. Sandra Bender is a retired nurse and psychologist.  She was a clinical psychologist for 39 years. She studied naturopathic treatment for cancer as a result of her own cancer and has now turned to applying naturopathic treatment to Alzheimer's disease as a result of a strong family history of the disease.

 

Hands-Only CPR - $10

Wednesday, September 19 at 9:30am

Seminar by Nita Williamson

Peck House:

Learn the life-saving skill of Compression-Only CPR. Also learn about Automated External Defibrillators and the difference it can make. Nita is an RN, USM graduate and an educator at Merit Health Wesley.

 

HISTORY 

The British Home Children: The Forced Migration of Pauper Children 1870-1948 - $10

Tuesday, October 16 at 2:30pm

Seminar by Holly Foster

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Between 1869 and 1948, over 100,000 pauper children were emigrated from England to Canada in what became commonly known as the British Home Children Movement. Philanthropists argued emigrating the children would save them by removing them from the potential dangers awaiting them on the streets of Britain; however, what awaited them in Canada was often much worse. Despite claims that sending the children to Canada was in their best interests, workhouse authorities and Poor Law Guardians viewed emigrating the children as a practical method of solving several problems: reduce overcrowding, remove children from the influence of family, rid society of poor children, and reduce the expenses associated with supporting them. This course will introduce students to the movement, the intents, and the effects on the children and their descendants. Holly Foster is an assistant professor in higher education at USM. She has a PhD in Higher Education as well as master's degrees in both English and History.  She previously taught both English and History and is currently working on a genealogical project involving the British Home Children.

 

The Red Scare in the Magnolia State - $10

Monday, November 5 at 2:30pm

Seminar by Jennifer Brannock

Off-site: McCain Library & Archives Room 305 (Shuttle available to/from OLLI)

During and after World War II, the belief that communism would infiltrate the United States was a fear that overcame many Americans.  With communism, the American people were frightened that their way of life would be obsolete.  To combat the possibility of communism taking over, citizens organized anti-communism efforts to inform the public as to the possible communist activities on national and local levels.  Mississippi had numerous anti-communism activists and programs. This talk will look at anti-communism efforts in Mississippi as illustrated in the archival collections in Special Collections at Southern Miss.  Jennifer Brannock is Professor and Curator of Rare Books and Mississippiana at the University of Southern Mississippi. She has a BA in Art History and a MSLS from the University of Kentucky. In Special Collections at Southern Miss, she coordinates bibliographic instruction, supervises general reference activities, coordinates outreach efforts, curates exhibits, and conducts collection development and management activities for Mississippiana, Rare Books, and Genealogy.

 

Ed's Mystery Show - $25

Wednesdays, September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10 at 4:30pm

Five-Week Class by Edward Friedlander

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“Over my life as a pathologist and educator, I have tried to find answers to questions that have puzzled me and others. How do believing Christians share the faith with scientists? What's the real origin and use of the Tarot deck? What's the real story of Cain -- the first murderer? What really happened to Henri Toulouse-Lautrec? I can show you the Jeremiah that most people never knew. I'll take you through the diagnostic reasoning process for some of today's toughest cases. The key to discussion is understanding and respect. All of the mysteries are dark, and there's violence and tragedy, but perhaps we'll come away with a richer understanding of the past and the present.”  Ed is senior pathologist at the medical school at William Carey. He has devoted his life to investigating mysteries -- doing forensic pathology, delving into the dark regions of history and the world of faith, and teaching new doctors how to get to the right diagnosis by reasoning about disease. As "The Pathology Guy" online, he's been called "the father of personalized internet medicine" for the world. (http://www.pathguy.com/)

 

The Media and America: A Brief History - $10

Wednesday, September 19 at 12:30pm

Seminar by Dave Davies

Peck House:

The news media and its performance have taken center stage in American life in recent years as President Trump and others have questioned journalists’ commitment to truth. This short course will offer an overview of American media from the founding of the first newspaper in 1690 to the present day. The course will focus especially on the development of journalism in both print and broadcast forms and on the development of modern reporting practices. Dr. Dave Davies is professor of journalism in the School of Communication at Southern Miss. He teaches writing, editing, social media, and media history.

 

Patrolling the Creek Indian Borderlands: From West Florida to Georgia - $10

Tuesday, September 11 at 9:30am

Seminar by Joshua Haynes

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This two-hour seminar will question how and why Creek Indians increasingly patrolled their territorial borders in the late 1700s. Short lectures can be punctuated by perusing primary source documents and short video clips from an episode of Who Do You Think You Are?in which country music star Trisha Yearwood questions why her ancestor became a target of Creek border patrol raiders. Dr. Joshua S. Haynes is an ethnohistorian who researches, publishes, and teaches early American and Native American history focusing on themes such as colonialism, violence, and state formation. His first book, “Patrolling the Border,”was just released by the University of Georgia Press.

 

Henington House for the Holidays - $30

Wednesday, November 7 at 9:30am

Seminar by Catherine Strange

Off-site: Henington House & Gardens

Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood

601 Walnut Street

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Join Catherine Strange in her home, the Henington House & Gardens, for coffee, tea, specialty pastries and holiday delectables as she shares with you her easy decorating, entertaining and gifting ideas that she has applied in her own home and family celebrations for years, "Simple Ideas for Living Large." Catherine Strange, the coauthor of the four Fearless Entertaining books is a home, garden and entertaining enthusiast who loves to encourage others to use what they already have in unusual, unexpected and fun ways in order to enhance their lives and those around them. Catherine and her husband, Randall, live in the circa 1905 Henington House & Gardens where she continues to share her message to women across the country through her website and social media "Catherine Strange & the Henington House"

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 

A Potpourri of Foreign Words and Weird Phrases We Use Every Day - $25

Thursdays, September 13, 20, 27, October 4, and 11 at 9:30am

Five-Week Class by Nancy Ratliff

Peck House:

Come join us to learn what some strange-sounding words and phrases really mean. What is the difference between collusion and cooperation? Have you been minding your P’s and Q’s? Learn what root words mean, increase your vocabulary, and you’ll realize you are speaking Greek, Latin, Spanish, etc., every day. We will also explore what some of those (un)pronounceable Biblical names really mean. Have you ever “raised an Ebenezer?”

 

Nancy Ratliff grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and graduated from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, in 1952 with a major in Biblical History. She earned her master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Southern Mississippi. Nancy taught Latin and Greek and Roman civilization at Hattiesburg High and the Presbyterian Christian School and Latin at Sacred Heart. She has also taught several courses at OLLI, including word study, knitting, Greek and Roman mythology

 

The Writings of Bill Bryson - $10

Monday, November 5 at 9:30am

Seminar by Joseph Parker

Peck House:

Bryson's writing career extends over several decades and covers an interesting variety of subjects but is always crisp and witty. Joseph Parker is a retired professor of Political Science whose reading and thinking occasionally extend beyond political subjects.

MUSIC 

More Piano Fun for Adults Term I - $40

Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, and 9 at 2:30pm

Five-Week Class by Susu Lu

This class is for students who have previous piano experience and are ready to move to the next level. Course fee includes music book and other materials. You will:

• Continue to build your skills in reading, theory, and playing in a small group environment

• Play an ever-expanding variety of tunes

• Listen and share your favorite music

• Discover new and fun ways to experience music

Susu Lu graduated in May 2018 with a Master of Music in Piano Performance from USM. She also holds a bachelor’s in music education (with a Teaching Certificate) from Jiangsu Normal University, China.  She founded a music school in Xuzhou where she taught piano lessons and music theory to students of all ages and where she still teaches theory online.  Her Masters studies included piano pedagogy and assisting group piano. She also has gained further experience in the US teaching piano lessons.

More Piano Fun for Adults Term II - $40

Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 16, 23, 30, November 6, and 13 at 2:30pm

Five-Week Class by Susu Lu

Peck House:

This class is for students who have previous piano experience and are ready to move to the next level. Course fee includes music book and other materials.  You will:

• Continue to build your skills in reading, theory, and playing in a small group environment;

• Play an ever-expanding variety of tunes;

• Listen and share your favorite music;

• Discover new and fun ways to experience music.

 Susu Lu graduated in May 2018 with a Master of Music in Piano Performance from USM. She also holds a bachelor’s in music education (with a Teaching Certificate) from Jiangsu Normal University, China. She founded a music school in Xuzhou where she taught piano lessons and music theory to students of all ages and where she still teaches theory online. Her Masters studies included piano pedagogy and assisting group piano. She also has gained further experience in the US teaching piano lessons.

 

Piano Fun for Adults Term I - $40

Mondays and Wednesdays, September 12, 19, 26, October 3, and 10 at 2:30pm

Five-Week Class by Susu Lu

This piano class is perfect for beginners or anyone wanting a refresher. Learn the joy of music making at the piano in a relaxed, supportive, small group environment. Course fee includes a music book and other materials. You will:

• Learn basic skills to get you started

• Play familiar tunes

• Listen and share your favorite music

• Discover new and fun ways to experience music

Susu Lu graduated in May 2018 with a Master of Music in Piano Performance from USM. She also holds a bachelor’s in music education (with a Teaching Certificate) from Jiangsu Normal University, China. She founded a music school in Xuzhou where she taught piano lessons and music theory to students of all ages and where she still teaches theory online.  Her Masters studies included piano pedagogy and assisting group piano. She also has gained further experience in the US teaching piano lessons.

 

Piano Fun for Adults Term II - $40

Mondays and Wednesdays, October 17, 24, 31, November 7, and 14 at 2:30pm

Five-Week Class by Susu Lu

This piano class is perfect for beginners or anyone wanting a refresher. Learn the joy of music making at the piano in a relaxed, supportive, small group environment. Course fee includes a music book and other materials. You will:

• Learn basic skills to get you started

• Play familiar tunes

• Listen and share your favorite music

• Discover new and fun ways to experience music

Susu Lu graduated in May 2018 with a Master of Music in Piano Performance from USM. She also holds a bachelor’s in music education (with a Teaching Certificate) from Jiangsu Normal University, China. She founded a music school in Xuzhou where she taught piano lessons and music theory to students of all ages and where she still teaches theory online. Her Masters studies included piano pedagogy and assisting group piano. She also has gained further experience in the US teaching piano lessons

 

Vienna, City of Music - $25

Wednesdays, September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10 at 12:30pm

Five-Week Class by Ed Hafer

Peck House:

When Mozart arrived in Vienna in 1781, he found a world rich in musical possibilities. The capital of the Holy Roman Empire, under the enlightened rule of Joseph II, fostered a vibrant artistic culture in which composers were able to create some of the enduring masterpieces of Western music. Upon Mozart’s arrival, he befriended Joseph Haydn, who himself was the most celebrated composer of the day. A decade later, Mozart’s life was cut tragically short; and a relative musical unknown moved to Vienna to receive the spirit of Mozart from Haydn’s hands--Ludwig van Beethoven. The works of this great Classical triumvirate have been a cornerstone of music history ever since. This course will consider the vibrant musical legacy of the great imperial city through the lens of the culture and political circumstances that aided in its creation. Ed Hafer teaches music history at USM. He has led summer study-abroad trips to Vienna for the past ten years.

RECREATION 

Basketball 101 - $10

Tuesday, October 30 at 12:30pm

Seminar by Chris Croft

Peck House:

This course will focus on the basics of basketball in order to assist participants in better understanding the game of basketball as they watch games both in-person or on television. It will include team offensive and defensive strategies and techniques. Additionally, the course will include the latest rules changes plus time and score situations. Chris Croft is a former college basketball coach for over twenty years including stints in the Big 12, PAC 10, and Big Ten Conferences. Chris most recently coached with Southern Miss Basketball and is currently an Assistant Professor of Sport Management in the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi.

 

College Town Escape Room - $10

Wednesday, October 3 at 2:30pm

Seminar by Kody Liston

Off-site: College Town Escape Room

2206 Hardy Street

Hattiesburg, MS 39401

College Town Escape Rooms creates fun, unique, scenario-based, live-action puzzle games that require participants to combine brain power with teamwork to complete an entertaining challenge. Kody Liston is a University of Southern Mississippi entrepreneurship major who opened The College Town Escape Room in 2016.

 

Supervised Bridge - $25

Tuesdays, October 16, 23, 30, November 6, and 13 at 9:30am

Five-Week Class by Vivien Carver

Peck House:

This course offers bridge players an opportunity to play with the instructor available to provide suggestions and answer questions. Vivien Carver is a retired faculty member from USM in the field of public health. She has taken a number of bridge courses.

 

Strategies and Practices of Bridge, Part 3 - $25

Thursdays, October 18, 25, November 1, 8, and 15 at 9:30am

Five-Week Class by Ellen Davies

Peck House:

This course will cover the more unusual bridge conventions and techniques. Participants must have completed parts 1 and 2 of this course. Ellen Davies is a retired teacher and lawyer who learned to play bridge as a teenager.  She has taught a number of bridge courses at OLLI.

 

Bridge Strategies and Practices, Part 1 - $25

Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, and 8 at 9:30am

Five-Week Class by Ellen Davies

Peck House:

This course is for bridge players who have taken at least 2 bridge courses.  In it, we will learn the more unusual strategies and conventions.   There will be plenty of time for play in each session. Ellen Davies is a retired teacher and lawyer who learned to play bridge many years ago.  She has taught a number of bridge courses at OLLI.  Her style is casual and fun.

 

Line Dancing - $25

Fridays, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, and 12 at 10:30am

Five-Week Class by Joni Guthrie

Peck House:

Line dance for beginners. You will have fun with the simple footwork and the casual style of line dancing. This style of dance gives everyone a chance to dance. There is NO age barrier and NO partner necessary. Joni has been a country line dance instructor for 20 years. She is currently teaching for The Institute for Wellness and Sports Medicine (IWSM) and The Claiborne. Other teaching experience includes The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Quest Lady Fitness and private lessons.

RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY 

Introduction to Richard Rohr - $10

Wednesday, September 26 at 9:30am

Seminar by Helen Netherton

Peck House:

Richard Rohr is an American author, spiritual writer and Catholic priest. Come and find out how this Franciscan priest is offering new and sometimes challenging ways of looking at traditional Christian beliefs and traditions with his “alternative orthodoxy.” Learn about the Living School and other ways to connect with Rohr’s teachings through his Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Helen Netherton has been an actuary for almost 40 years and at the same time passionately interested in transformative religious topics. She has been a follower of Richard Rohr for over 30 years and has attended several retreats where he was the featured speaker. Recently she completed the two-year Living School program developed by Rohr who is one of the core teachers.

 

Islam: A Practitioners' Perspective

Mondays, September 10 to October 8 at 9:30am

Class by Jerry Buti

Peck House

 This seminar will provide an inside view of Islam as it pertains to the daily lives of practitioners of the faith. We will consider the basic beliefs of Islam, how they manifest themselves in individual lives in our local context, and consider the relationship and conversation between Islam and Christianity. Jalil Buti is a practicing Muslim, longtime resident of Hattiesburg, an a local entrepreneur.

 

Christian Apologetics - $25

Thursdays, October 18, 25, November 1, 8, and 15 at 2:30pm

Five-Week Class by Alex Allain

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"Faith seeking understanding" is a classical Christian affirmation, recognizing the relationship between faith and reason. Apologetics (from the Greek, apologia, "defense") is a discipline of theological examination. This class will explore the nature, limitations, and subjects of apologetics, covering arguments for God's existence, the problem of evil, grace, Resurrection, and life after death. Primary text utilized will be Handbook of Christian Apologetics(Kreeft & Tacelli), along with others. The Rev. Alex Allain is the associate rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Hattiesburg. He is a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Millsaps College (B.A., Religious Studies).

 

Evolution and Christianity: Why Evolution Doesn't Threaten Christianity and Why Christianity Needn't Reject Science - $38

Thursdays, October 18, 25, November 1, 8, and 15 at 9:30am

Five-Week Class by Mac Alford

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This course will introduce the participant to the conflict between evolution and Christianity, particularly to reasons that have been amplified by poor understanding of philosophy, science, and Biblical hermeneutics (textual interpretation). We will begin with a broad overview of epistemology (how we know what we know) and different philosophical approaches. We will then focus on the approaches of science and several forms of Christianity, mainly Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, mainstream and evangelical Protestantism. After reviewing the scientific evidence for an old Earth, relatedness of living beings, and evolution, we will consider the creation stories (and related themes based on creation) of the Bible, their context, and interpretation. Areas of conflict will be identified, and we will try to resolve those conflicts. As a course guide, we will work through Ken Miller's book Finding Darwin's God, and participants may bring a copy of the Bible. Mac Alford is Professor of Biology at USM. His research has focused on plants of the tropics and the southeastern United States for the past 21 years. He has taught the undergraduate evolution course at USM for about 10 years and has led workshops on the interface of science and religion for both scientific societies and theological seminaries.

SCIENCE

 Old Man River - $25

Tuesdays, October 16, 23, 30, November 6, and 13 at 2:30pm

Five-Week Class by David M. Patrick

Peck House:

This is a brief class on the geologic and recent history of the Mississippi River, including the Great Flood of 1927 and later floods. Come explore methods of flood control/prevention such as cut-offs, levees, flood ways, etc. These are presented and described using maps and illustrations. Technical lingo is limited, and class members are encouraged to comment/question. David is Emeritus Professor of Geology at USM; a 10-year former employee at the USA Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg; a veteran and 30-yr Army Reserve retiree. His specialty pertains to physical aspects and histories of river systems.

It's an Insect's World; We Just Live in It - $10

Friday, September 21 at 9:30am

Seminar by Nicole Scavo

Peck House:

Attendees will participate in hands-on activities centered on the insects around them. Our time will focus on learning about the insects we see in our everyday lives in Mississippi - how to collect and identify them, which are beneficial in our gardens and to society, and how to manage the risks some insects pose to humans. As a bonus, you’ll have an opportunity to go on an unexpected culinary adventure! Two fellow master’s students in Dr. Yee's Lab of Aquatic Ecology and I will work together to prepare a workshop on different topics in entomology. We have all taken an entomology course with Dr. Yee, completed insect collections, and conduct research on insects for separate thesis projects. I have taught community members about science which I learned from working as an Environmental Education Specialist for two years with the Peace Corps.

 

Getting to Know...Your Glands - $25

Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, and 8 at 9:30am

Five-Week Class by Aleta Sullivan

Peck House:

It's a good thing to understand our endocrine system and the changes that occur with the entire system with aging. We'll discuss functions, disorders, etc. Aleta is sharing again (oh, my).  She taught Biology and Human Anatomy and Physiology for DECADES, both at Hattiesburg High School and at Pearl River Community College.

 

Dyslexia--What It Is and What To Do - $10

Tuesday, October 9 at 2:30pm

Seminar by Maureen Martin

Peck House:

Know a struggling reader? Maybe it is you or someone you love. This presentation will identify characteristics of dyslexia, how it's diagnosed, and what research tells us about effective remediation. It's far more common than you may think, and it's never too late to intervene. Maureen K. Martin retired in 2017 as Director of the USM DuBard School for Language Disorders. She served the school for 41 years as a speech-language pathologist, educator of deaf and hard of hearing children, certified academic language therapist, qualified instructor and school administrator.

 

"Down the Drain" - $45

Thursday, September 6 at 5:00pm

An Evening with The Detectives

Peck House:

NOTE: THIS EVENT IS SCHEDULED FOR THE THURSDAY BEFORE OLLI CLASSES BEGIN!  Come enjoy a wonderful evening as The Detectives treat us to a show and try to solve the mystery "Down the Drain." The Detectives will attempt to solve this mystery as you enjoy a four- course meal. This event is open to the public. Invite your friends and family to join you for this fun evening as we kickoff the Fall semester!

 

The Great Race: Nellie and Bessie - $15

Wednesdays, September 26 and October 3 at 2:30pm

Two-Part Seminar by Ralph Bisland

Peck House:

Jules Verne wrote a book entitled Around the World in 80 Days,a fictionalized account of Phileas Fogg's exploits on an expedition of an around-the-world journey. Actually, there was a real race around the world that began on November 14, 1889, in New York City. Two of the most famous publishers of the day enlisted their most famous female journalists in a contest against each other to see if they could break Fogg's fictitious record of 80 days. To find out A) who the publishers were, B) who the journalists were, and C) if they broke the record, you will have to attend this two-part seminar!  Ralph earned a B.S. from LSU - Business Admin, 1968; MBA, Loyola Univ. (NOLA) 1970; DBA, Miss State Univ. 1977 - Comp Sci & Ops Research. He entered the computing field in 1965. He retired from university teaching after 37 years of service at the rank of Prof of Comp Sci with specialty areas of Software Engineering, DBMS.

TECHNOLOGY 

Mac OS High Sierra: Apps 1 - $25

Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, and 8 at 2:30pm

Five-Week Class by Ralph Bisland

Peck House:

The heart of any computer is its software or applications (apps). The MacOS High Sierra (MacOS 10.13) has significantly enhanced many of its apps. This course will discuss the four most significant apps that come with High Sierra including: 1) Contacts, an app to track your friends’ addresses, phone numbers, etc. This app integrates with several other apps; 2) Mail, the E-mail app; 3) Safari, a Mac web browser; and 4) Calendar, a highly integrated calendar which will integrate with your iPhone, iPad, iPod or other colleagues Mac. Course prerequisite: Basic knowledge of the Mac.  Ralph earned a B.S. from LSU - Business Admin, 1968; MBA, Loyola Univ. (NOLA) 1970; DBA, Miss State Univ. 1977 - Comp Sci & Ops Research. He entered the computing field in 1965. He retired from university teaching after 37 years of service at the rank of Prof of Comp Sci with specialty areas of Software Engineering, DBMS.

 

 Mac OS High Sierra: Apps 2 - $25

Mondays, October 15, 22, 29, November 5, and 12 at 2:30pm

Five-Week Class by Ralph Bisland

Peck House:

This course will cover some of the apps not covered in the first course (Part 1). The apps that I hope to cover, time permitting, include:  1) Messenger, a communications app;  2) PhotoBooth, a still picture and simple movie making app; 3) Photo, a photo managing app; 3) Dashboard, a very handy app for executing user downloaded apps; 5) Preview, a simple PDF program that also allows some simple editing of photos; 6) Reminders, an app for creating to-do lists; 7) Maps, a map app that assists you in navigating to places you wish to visit; 8) Notes, an app to post notes on your desktop; 9) Terminal, a utility to get to the UNIX component of your computer; 10) TextEdit, a simple text editor app. Ralph earned a B.S. from LSU - Business Admin, 1968; MBA, Loyola University (NOLA) 1970; DBA, Miss State University 1977 - Comp Sci & Ops Research. He entered the computing field in 1965. He retired from university teaching after 37 years of service at the rank of Prof of Comp Sci with specialty areas of Software Engineering, DBMS.