The Lifelong Learning Institute is held in cooperation with the ELDERHOSTEL Institute Network. The LLI offers individuals an opportunity to attend programs locally at the campus throughout the year. It offers local people of retirement age an opportunity to come together on a regular basis. The program's focus is its core of study groups, chosen, designed, and led by members, community people, and faculty. There are no prerequisites, exams, or grades - rather, an opportunity to explore new ideas, expand knowledge, exercise creativity and talent in a flexible, informal, and noncompetitive environment. There is a small fee to cover the cost of the brochure development and mailing. Programs are usually held in October and April of each year.
Public Service Building, Rooms 212 - 213
OSU Lima Lifelong Learning Institute Curriculum October 2013
TUESDAYS – October 1, 8, 15, 22
10:00 am to 11:30 am - Attracting Business, Creating Jobs in the 21st Century
October 1: Moderator: Jeff Sprague, President/CEO, Allen Economic Development Group (AEDG)
· Current Allen County/Northwest Ohio/State of Ohio Economic Development Efforts – This presentation outlines economic development from the local, regional and state perspective; who is involved, what resources are involved and used to retain, expand and attract businesses.
October 8: Moderator: Jed Metzger, President/CEO, Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce
· The Chamber’s Role in Supporting Businesses and Communities - As the front door for business in our community, the Chamber actively serves, represents and enhances area business growth and success.
October 15: Moderators: Eric Davis, Coordinator, Strategic Workforce Development, Allen Economic Development Group and Angie Meyer, Director, Lima/Allen County College Access Program, Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce
· Workforce Development in Lima/Allen County - JOBS! Are there jobs? What is business saying about jobs, skills and opportunities? Why do we hear about people looking for work? Is there a “skills gap” in the workforce?
October 22: Moderator: Aubree Kaye, Executive Director, Downtown Lima, Inc.
· The Rise, Fall and Revival of Central Business Districts – Why are businesses and residences returning to the downtowns? Current rejuvenation in Lima: What is the future for Lima’s Downtown?
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Introducing Wine – These sessions will provide a primer on wine, its basic varietals, cooking with wine, pairing food with wine (and vice versa), and recipes
Moderator: Brian Keegan has been cooking professionally for several years and is the innovator of the dinner and a movie series at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center. He has served as guest chef at many area restaurants and recently launched a new catering business.
2:45 pm to 4:15 pm - Mental Wellness or How Can I Live in Optimism and Peace?
These four sessions will provide practical ways for each participant to create new energy and a sense of wellbeing involving body, mind, and spirit. Each session will combine solid theory with practical and simple steps anyone of any age can do with stunning results. Participants will take at least one idea from each session they can put to immediate use.
Moderator: Michael Schoenhofer, Executive Director, Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin Counties
10:00 am to 11:30 am - Managing Emergencies and Security
October 3: Moderator: Sima Merick, Deputy Director of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency
· Emergency Management in Ohio – This program is an overview of our nation’s emergency management system that partners local, state and federal government, along with non-profit and for-profit segments of the private sector. It will include the importance of mitigation programs as a tool to reduce the fiscal impact of disasters.
October 10: Moderator: by Russ Decker, Director, Allen County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Mgt.
· What is the Allen County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management? – Russ Decker will discuss the six divisions within the Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management and how the agency works collaboratively with a variety of other groups in addressing emergency and security issues.
October 17: Moderator: Phil Miller, Commander of the Allen County Regional Bomb Squad
· Regional Bomb Squads in Ohio – This presentation will provide a history of bomb squads in the U.S., the role of the Allen County regional squad and demonstrate how common household items can be used to build dangerous devices like those used recently at the Boston Marathon.
October 24: Moderator: Russ Decker, Director of the Allen County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Mgt.
· Disaster Preparedness 101 - This presentation will look at the basics of assessing risk at home and work, possible mitigation strategies and methods used to prepare for the onset and recovery from a disaster.
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Community Social Services
October 3: Moderator: Margaret Lawrence, Director of Administrative Operations, Coleman Professional Services
· Area Adult Behavioral Health Services – This program describes services offered by Coleman to adults in Allen, Auglaize and Hardin counties, including the CSU Crisis Stabilization Unit and Changing Seasons.
October 10: Moderator: Sandra J. Monfort, Reentry Coordinator of the West Central Ohio Reentry Coalition and Co-Founder of Celebrate Recovery.
· West Central Ohio Reentry Coalition, Open Gate and Celebrate Recovery – This will look at the work of these organizations and how the Lima community comes together to provide these needed services.
October 17: Moderator: - Karen Wagner, ReStore Manager
· A one-hour tour of the ReStore facility (1:00 p.m. at 550 West Elm Street, corner of Elm and Metcalf on NE corner). Please be prompt. The tour will include information about the ReStore, Habitat for Humanity projects locally, and volunteer opportunities for seniors at the facility.
October 24: Moderator: Tina Verhoff, Chief Operating Officer, Family Resource Center
· The Family Resource Center provides multiple services associated with mental health, substance abuse and other issues affecting families and children under the age of 18.
2:45 pm to 4:15 pm – Topics in Ohio and World War II History
October 3: Moderator: Patricia Smith, Director of the Allen County Museum
· Within These Walls - Patricia Smith will share her research and discoveries about the MacDonell House, the historic mansion at 632 West Market Street. Smith follows clues that focus on the first twenty years of the structure’s history.
October 10: Moderator: Sherry Hall, Site Manager, Harding Home Presidential Site
· The Harding Legacy - President Warren G. Harding died in 1923, a beloved leader mourned across the nation. His untimely death, coupled with a years-long investigation into the activities of two cabinet members, ruined his legacy. Fact and fiction and new historical views on the Harding story.
October 17: Moderator: Allison Gilmore, PhD, The Ohio State University at Lima - Professor Gilmore's area of expertise is American military history. Dr. Gilmore is also serving as Associate Dean at Ohio State Lima.
· Japanese Linguists in the Pacific Theater – Professor Gilmore is currently writing a book analyzing the historical significance of a World War II-era intelligence unit known as the Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS). This presentation revolves around a handful of Japanese linguists and their training and experience during the war against Japan.
October 24: - Moderator: Roger Nimps, MA, The Ohio State University at Lima - Roger Nimps teaches American History and Ohio History at The Ohio State University at Lima and also serves as Assistant Dean.
· The Peopling of Ohio - This presentation will look at the early settlement of Ohio and how that settlement defined Ohio’s personality. The discussion will concentrate on the 1750’s to the 1820’s.