October 2016

  • Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Memphis, Tennessee, 1952: Sam Phillips creates the legendary Sun Studio and records the first ever rock and roll single, “Rocket 88,” by Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm. Fast-forward one year. “Crazy Man, Crazy,” recorded in New York by Bill Haley and his Comets, becomes the first rock and roll song to make the Billboard American musical charts. During that year as well, in 1953, Flannery O’Connor publishes what has become a Southern classic: her short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” The characters in O’Connor’s story are not headed to Memphis or New York.

  • Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    George Washington was not a born leader. He became one of the greatest the world has ever seen. How did he do it? What were the trials and the styles of George Washington’s leadership?

  • Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    When Thomas Jefferson ascended to the presidency on March 4, 1801, his great challenge was to reassure his fellow Americans that they were a united people, dedicated to common principles and still inspired by the Revolutionary “Spirit of ‘76.” This was no small task: vicious party battles in the 1790s and a protracted deadlock in the Electoral College had led some observers to fear for the very survival of the union.

  • Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Join Us for the Regional &
    Continuing Education Open House!

    Continuing Education Open House 2016

  • Wed, 10/12/2016 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

    Every semester, OLLI brings members and friends together to reconnect, stay engaged, and enjoy the wisdom and expertise of Chico’s best. This year we welcome guest speaker Jeanette Alosi, a master gardener, whose program, “Understanding Our Climate: Gardening within Our Means,” will address how climate change and California’s ongoing dry period have affected our natural water systems in Northern California.

  • Thu, 10/20/2016 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

    Upcoming CSU, Chico College of Business Information Session at Shasta College

    California State University, Chico College of Business, in partnership with Shasta College, will host an information session at Shasta College, October 20, 2016.

    Those interested in earning a degree in business in Redding are encouraged to attend the information session.

    -    Thursday, October 20, 2016
    11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Shasta College, 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, Room 2206

  • Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    The Scarlet Letter often looks to modern readers like an affirmation of individual desire in the face of communal repression. In fact, however, Hawthorne’s exploration of individualism was ambiguous enough that his contemporaries were left unsure as to whether his book was celebrating its doomed lovers, or condemning them. How can we read Hawthorne’s masterpiece today so as to acknowledge the complexity of its portrayal of self-exploration?

    Webinar Leader: Jennifer Fleissner

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