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
Ohio State Lima Lifelong Learning Institute Curriculum April 2014
TUESDAY MORNINGS — April 1, 8, 15, 22
10:00 am to 11:30 am Tuesdays at the Movies: Expressionism and Realism in Film
Moderator: David S. Adams, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus, Sociology, Ohio State Lima. Dr. Adams, who taught sociology at Ohio State Lima for 25 years, is the weekly movie critic for The Lima News and WLIO television and unofficial poet laureate of Lima/Allen County.
Since the beginning of film – more than a century ago – filmmakers have employed two “styles” in their craft – Expressionism and Realism. We’ll look at two films in their entirety: “Nosferatu” (1922), a German expressionist film, and “Wuthering Heights” (1939), a classic Hollywood film in the realistic tradition. We’ll also sample more recent films for illustrations of these two filmmaking styles. It’ll be fun.
TUESDAY AFTERNOONS—April 1, 8, 15, 22
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm – Looking at Sculpture
Moderator: Mary Ann Sullivan, Ph.D. Although Mary Ann’s doctorate is in English literature, she also taught art history for more than 25 years at Bluffton University. Her website, focused on architecture and sculpture, has more than 21,000 of her photographs. http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/index/index.html
This series of illustrated lectures will look at developments in sculpture (primarily western sculpture) chronologically while at the same time asking basic questions: What is sculpture? What is sculpture used for? What ought it to “do”? What is it made of? As we look at modern sculpture and especially recent examples, these questions will become more insistentand provocative—for example, are repeated cubes sculpture? Are manmade arrangements of dirt in the desert sculpture? Can fluorescent lights be sculpture?
2:45 pm to 4:15 pm – The Once and Future Book
Moderators: Lima Public Library Reference Librarians –
Dani Mantz, MLIS; Amy Riegle and Shelly Gross
April 1: History of the book and rise of libraries including current trends
April 8: eBooks, eReaders and downloadable library content including other formats such as audiobooks
April 15: Book talks and library programs covering popular books,
genres, clubs and programs offered at the library
April 22: Field Trip to Lima Public Library (including a tour, and scavenger hunt on-site)
THURSDAY MORNINGS —April 3, 10, 17, 24
10:00 am to 11:30 am – Around the World
April 3: Moderator: Earl Lhamon, Ph.D.,Professor Emeritus, Mathematics & Computer Science, retired from Ohio Northern University with degrees in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics.
· Alberta, Canada and the Northwest United States – Dr. Lhamon will describe the Columbia ice fields, glaciers, the Permian oil sands and dinosaurs, an Indian reservation and the Badlands of South Dakota.
April 10: Moderator: Judy Gilbert, Retired Director of Community and Public Relations, BP Oil/BPChemicals
· Paris: A Moveable Feast – Highlights in the City of Light plus stops along the Seine, including Giverny, Rouen, and the Normandy beaches.
April 17 and 24: Moderator: Karel Bowlus Oxley, Retired Superintendent of Lima City Schools, Past-President of Buckeye Association of School Administrators. Prior to coming to Lima, she served as a regional facilitator for the School Support Teams of the Ohio Department of Education.
· Navigating the World by Freighter — Karel Oxley will relate her experiences on her five-month voyage around the world on a working cargo freighter. Her trip included over 25 ports of call and 30,000 nautical miles.
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - The Health of Our Community
The health of a community is one of the most important measures used to define quality of life and economic vitality. Some of the topics included in this series are county health rankings and health outcomes, Activate Allen County initiatives, future health technology innovations, health disparities and community health in a developing nation. The Activate Allen County Team will be presenting the session on April 10.
Moderator: John Snyder, PhD, Professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Medicine, at The Ohio State University. Dr. Snyder was formerly the dean and director at Ohio State Lima and has returned as faculty for the Health Sciences baccalaureate program. He is involved in research and community health issues.
2:45 pm to 4:15 pm – How Do They Do That?
A series focusing on how local industries make the products we use every day.
April 3: Moderator: Paul Logsdon, Chemical Engineer
· How Do They Change Crude Oil into Gasoline and other products? Paul will describe the refining process and various end products.
April 10: Moderator: Brent Schwartz, Vice President of Engineering, MetoKote Corporation. Brent has global responsibility for engineering (design, build, installation, and start-up of new facilities), chemical engineering, and quality at MetoKote.
· Performance Coatings 101 – The presentation covers the range
of performance coatings MetoKote applies, a description of application techniques and end-use markets, such as automotive, and the application equipment MetoKote designs and builds in Lima.
April 17: Moderators: Stacy Vernon, Pellet Quality Assurance Manager; Nick Jagger, Innovation Technician; and Traci Bradford, Senior Executive Admin Assistant, will be your guides into the local family-owned pork rind business, Rudolph Foods Company, located right here in Lima, Ohio.
· Pork Rinds 101 – You will be able to taste and take home pork rind samples while learning about the pork rind process from raw skin to pellets to packaging.
April 24: Moderator: Joseph J Appolonia, Liquid Fabric Enhancer Supply Chain Leader, Procter and Gamble
· Manufacturing Today – Producing Downy – This session will present an overall picture of how P&G manufactures the “Downy” products in Lima and an overview of P&G’s strategy of continuous innovation.