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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

OLLI Fall Term Offers a Cultural Feast In and Out of the Classroom

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

OLLI at CSU, Chico offers a cultural feast this fall celebrating a wide array of interests, including more than 125 courses ranging from literature, history, finance, social issues, and current events to science, meditation, foreign languages, hiking, and acrylic painting.

Chico ER: Re-entry student comes back to school to help others thrive

Friday, January 27, 2017

Article By Dani Anguiano, Chico Enterprise Record

January 3, 2017.


CHICO >> Daniel Caravez was helping his girlfriend with her homework one evening when he started thinking that maybe he should go back to school.

“I remember her coming ba ck home with homework and I thought, ‘If I’m helping her, maybe I should be in school’,” Caravez said.

OLLI Summer Session Highlights the Creative Side of Lifelong Learning

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSU, Chico has unveiled its summer term class schedule. Culture and creativity feature heavily in the summer offerings, which include a new Local Theater Club, the 2nd Annual OLLI Play Festival, Art Journaling, Creating Your Own Cartoon Characters, Movies at the Pageant Theatre, and Tuesday Tunes. Two local museums are also featured. Pat Macias, President of monca – Museum of Northern California Art – will lead “Four Mysteries of a Museum,” and Adrienne Scott, Curator of Education of the Valene L.

OLLI Will Put a Spring in Your Spring

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

OLLI at CSU, Chico’s Spring 2016 term is a cultural feast that celebrates wide-ranging interests in history, literature, the natural and social sciences, fine arts, and current events. Whether it involves the discovery of your genealogical heritage or finding your singing voice, there is something for everyone at OLLI this spring.

Modern Dance Company Turns Stigma on Aging into Art

Monday, February 2, 2015

CHICO, CA—Next month, Joe Goode Performance Group, a San Francisco based dance company, will collaborate with members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) during a residency at CSU, Chico, hosted by Chico Performances, the university’s presenting program.  The company will create a contemporary dance based on the stories and experiences of five OLLI members between the ages of 71 and 90, which will culminate in a workshop performance on Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30pm in Har

OLLI at CSU, Chico Awarded Second $1 Million Endowment

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, ChicoThe Bernard Osher Foundation has awarded California State University, Chico a second $1 million endowment for its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). The announcement was made by CSU, Chico President Paul Zingg, Wednesday during OLLI’s annual holiday luncheon.

Continuing Education Marketing Team Wins Silver in National Competition

Friday, November 14, 2014

UPCEA, the leader in professional, continuing, and online education, announced the recipients of the 2014 Marketing Awards and CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education received a silver in the Strategic Recruitment Marketing Plan category.

OLLI Open Houses To Showcase 86 Spring Classes For Adults 50+

Thursday, January 9, 2014

OLLI at CSU, ChicoThe Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSU, Chico is excited to announce spring class line up at a pair of Open House & Class Preview events in Chico and Oroville. Hear from OLLI peer leaders about class content for more than 85 courses ranging from arts and literature, history, banking, social issues and current events to science, meditation, foreign languages, birding, walking, and special interest groups.

A Gym Membership for the Mind

Friday, December 13, 2013

OLLI at CSU, Chico Keeps Lifelong Learners Sharp

It’s the time of year for making New Year resolutions. Unfortunately, we all know how those typically turn out.  Within a week, or even 24 hours, we’ve abandoned goals to get fit, master a skill, save money, or volunteer to help others. Old habits are hard to break and creating new ones can take much time and effort.

Lifelong Learning Organization Awarded $50,000 Grant

Friday, November 8, 2013

OLLI Chico LogoCHICO, CA — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSU, Chico has been awarded a $50,000 operating grant by The Bernard Osher Foundation. OLLI at CSU, Chico was invited to apply for the grant after demonstrating significant progress over the past year toward improving fiscal stability, increasing volunteer participation, and expanding campus and community partnerships.