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Office of Continuing Education:
Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI)

Institute for Learning in Retirement 2001The 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

Ohio State Lima Lifelong Learning Institute Curriculum  October 2014

TUESDAY MORNINGS — October 7, 14, 21, 28

10:00 am to 11:30 am – Opera: More Great Scenes
Moderator William Sullivan, PhD, spent his adult professional life as an English teacher at the University of Wisconsin and The Ohio State University. Along the nearly 40-year way, he flirted with academic administration for 10 of those years. His attempted retirement did not take and he has spent the last six years as Operations Manager at ArtSpace/Lima. Married, no children, one dog.

Newcomers may enter opera by the default setting: famous arias and overtures. But there’s another way: great scenes, which allow us to savor the dramatic as well as the musical reality of the art. We will look at and listen to some great scenes from the past 400+ year history of the form.

TUESDAY AFTERNOONS — October 7, 14, 21, 28

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm – Earth Sciences Potpourri
Moderator Dr. Mark Kleffner, Professor Earth Science at The Ohio State University. Note: This class will take place in Science Building 115.
October 7: Mass Extinction: Definition, Record of, and Possible/Probable Causes. An examination of mass extinction on Earth during the past 500 million years.

October 14: Geologic History of West-Central Ohio Recorded in Quarry and Surface Sediments and Rocks of the Region. A look at what west-central Ohio was like in the geologic past based on its record of sediments, rocks, and fossils.

October 21: Method for Reasonably Quick and Easy Rock Identification for Nongeologists. Participants will learn a fairly simplistic method for rock identification and are welcome to bring a rock or two of their own to identify using that method.

October 28: Fracking and Its Use in Ohio and answers to other questions on any earth science topics submitted to Professor Kleffner by Oct. 21.

2:45 pm to 4:15 pm – Restoring the Health of the Ottawa River
Moderators Beth Seibert, Stormwater and Watershed Programs Coordinator Allen Soil and Water Conservation District, and Jane Higbie, Public Information Coordinator, Allen Soil and Water Conservation District Discussion and activities will focus on the dramatic improvements in water quality for the Ottawa River, including function and limitations of the concrete lowhead dams in the river, participating in an assessment of river insects and how they tell a story of water quality in the Ottawa River, and the role of the river for drinking water for our community.

THURSDAY MORNINGS — October 9, 16, 23, 30

10:00 am to 11:30 am – Health and Wellness
October 9: Moderator Glen F. Aukerman, M.D., practices at St. Rita’s Family Medicine – Shawnee, and is also associated with the Center for Integrative Medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center and the author of Better Health in 120 Days.
• Better Health in 120 Days: Dr. Aukerman will describe the WEE Protocol for a Genomic-Specific Nutritional Plan, designed to restore the way genes work by removing toxic foods from the diet, enhancing healthy foods and supporting areas where a person’s nutrients are deficient.

October 16: Moderator John Krech, President of Planet Health Nutrition Center, has researched natural remedies for overcoming the health problems of aging for over 40 years. As a multiple time cancer survivor, he will discuss staying healthy naturally without drugs.
• Simple ways to keep your body 20 years younger – This presentation discusses natural solutions that can help keep you disease and pain free and provide energy to keep life enjoyable.

October 23: Moderator Terri Averesch, V.P. of Membership, Lima Family YMCA, has been with the Lima YMCA since she graduated from Ohio State University in 1986. She is certified to train others in CPR, Group Exercise Instruction, and as Personal Trainers
• Building a Healthier You – Spirit, Mind and Body – Keeping healthy and fit to prevent injury, simple seated exercises you can do with bands and range of motion movements. How Yoga and Tai Chi exercises can help you stay balanced in body, mind and spirit.

October 30: Moderator Dianne Bishop is the executive director of Allen County Council on Aging, Inc., and formerly served as director of Putnam County Council on Aging for nine years.
• Lifelong Learning Helps us Become Healthy, Wealthy & Wise – How important to HEALTHY aging is a life-long pursuit of learning? How do you define WEALTHY and WISE choices?

THURSDAY AFTERNOONS — October 9, 16, 23, 30

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - History Notes: Two Presidents, World War II Homefront, Hymnals Through the Ages
October 9: Moderator: Roger Nimps, MA, teaches American History and Ohio History at The Ohio State University at Lima and also serves as Assistant Dean. Roger served as a research fellow for the Harry S Truman Presidential Library and Museum.
• Harry S Truman: Then and Now – Truman was reviled while president and revered a generation later. This presentation addresses Truman’s life, focuses on several prominent events between 1945 and 1953 that define the Truman Presidency and explores his post-presidential popularity.

October 16: Moderator: Thomas N. Ingersol, PhD, Associate Professor of History at The Ohio State University at Lima, specializes in the study of pre-industrial America, the American Revolution, the Early Republic, and African-Americans.
• Mixed Blood and Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act of 1830 – Jackson was elected in President in 1828 partly because he promised to rid the US of all Indians east of the Mississippi River. Historians have generally argued that he wanted the Indians’ land, but Jackson perceived another problem that he had to stop – the increase in racial mixing on the frontier.

October 23: Moderator Allison Gilmore, PhD, Professor of History andAssociate Dean at The Ohio State University at Lima, teaches courses on American history, military history, comparative Asia, and modern Japan.
• World War II: The Homefront will be a discussion of how the American people were mobilized for total war, what happened to the GIs and “Rosie’s” when the national crisis ended, and whether or not the radical demands of WWII translated into radical change in postwar American society.

October 30: Moderator Tina Schneider, MLS, director of the library at Ohio State Lima, has an educational background in music and music history. She serves as the General Editor of the Dictionary of North America Hymnology, and is the current Director of Research for the Hymn Society in the US and Canada. She serves on the editorial board of Hymnary.org.
• Hymnals Through the Ages provides a look at hymnals throughout history and the collection at the Ohio State Lima Library.

2:45 pm to 4:15 pm – Technology Tips and Tools
How savvy are you about all those wireless devices you now own? Experts from the Lima Regional Information Technology Alliance share their knowledge of computers, tablets, smartphones and other high tech devices. October 9: Moderator Dominik McCreary, General Manager, PC ER.
• Basic Techniques for Using Computers, Tablets and More High Tech Stuff

October 16: Moderator Nick DePalma, Marketing Manager, Radio Hospital
• Demystifying Your Smartphone and Other Wireless Devices

October 23: Moderator: Jessika Phillips, NOW Marketing Group
• What You Need to Know About Social Media

October 30: Moderators Nicholas Moore, Information Systems Technician, Superior Federal Credit Union, and Paul A. Burkholder, Instructor, Information Technology, Rhodes State College.
• WiFi Security: Keeping Your Information Private and Safe