News From Regional & Continuing Education
  • OLLI Fall 2012 Class Registration Now Open

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    OLLI at CSU, ChicoThe Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSU, Chico invites you to learn for the love of it! This fall OLLI offers more than 50 peer-led classes ranging from American Wars to World of Opera, where you can explore new topics, discuss current events, and network with talented and interesting people. Fall class registration is now open. You can register online, by mail, or in person at the OLLI office.

  • Ann Nikolai Named New OLLI Director

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

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    CHICO - The fall semester brings new leadership to the campus’s center for lifelong learners as Ann Nikolai is named the new Program Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSU, Chico.  Ann replaces Linda MacMichael who is retiring after eight years of service with the organization.

  • CSU, Chico To Welcome After School Professionals

    Thursday, June 28, 2012

    createthemagic2012.gifOn August 1 & 2 CSU, Chico will welcome regional area educators at the After School 2012 Create The Magic Professional Development Institute. This is an opportunity for north state after school professionals to network, attend engaging workshops and training sessions, and gain skills to help them excel in their profession.

  • Watch TED Global 2012 at Chico State, July 9-12

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012

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    Regional & Continuing Education invites you to watch TED Global 2012: Radical Openness in Colusa Hall Conference & Event Center.

    As the world becomes ever more interconnected, the ways we relate, the means by which we learn about one another and develop mutual understanding, and the rules about what we hide and what we share are changing. TEDGlobal’s “Radical Openness” theme this year is designed to explore some questions in this journey — with radical thinkers and an open approach to the boundless inventiveness of the human mind.

    If you would you like to take part - virtually - in TED Global 2012, reserve your seat using our online reservation form. There are only 50 seats available for each streamed session so please reserve a seat in only those sessions you are sure to attend. If, at the last minute, you are unable to attend a session, please send someone in your place to enjoy that portion of the conference.

    For more information and the conference schedule, visit the web page.

  • Become a Certified Water Safety Instructor

    Friday, December 16, 2011

    Water Safety FlyerThe American Red Cross has been the leader in water safety for 95 years and continues that tradition today. Each year the American Red Cross teaches more than 2 million children and adults to swim. Red Cross Water Safety Instructors are in demand throughout the country and certification is recognized nationwide, so you can work wherever you go!

  • 17th Annual CSU, Chico CELT Conference on 21st Century Learning

    Wednesday, August 31, 2011

    2011 CELT LogoCalifornia State University, Chico’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is proud to present the 17th Annual CELT Conference, Oct. 5-7, on the CSU, Chico campus. Educators from throughout California will join hundreds of CSU, Chico faculty, staff and students to participate in a full schedule of CELT Conference sessions that will focus on new ways to enhance teaching and learning in higher education.

    Tom Angelo, PhD, pro vice chancellor and professor of higher education at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, will present the conference keynote, “Deeper Learning by Design: Research-based Guidelines for Sustainable Curriculum and Teaching Improvement,” Thursday, Oct. 6, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Colusa Hall.

  • 2011 Annual California Indian Conference to Celebrate ‘Sustaining the Circle of Knowledge’

    Thursday, September 1, 2011

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    The 2011 Annual California Indian Conference will be held Oct. 27-30 on the California State University, Chico campus. The theme of this year’s conference is “Sustaining the Circle of Knowledge.” There will be a wide diversity of presentations, workshops and performances, along with a number of special events, including a California Native basketry exhibit and master weavers demonstration at the Chico Museum, a Native fine art display at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, an opportunity to tour the California State Indian Museum in Sacramento and a tour of the campus arboretum led by biologist Wes Dempsey.

  • Continuing Education Marketing Team Wins Gold in National Competition

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    Chico BagToronto, Canada and Chico, CA  The CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education team took home two awards at the 96th annual University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPECA) Awards held in Toronto. The awards recognize the best of marketing and promotional pieces in the field of professional, continuing, and online education and were given in a number of categories, ranging from entire campaigns to individual media. Continuing Education took gold in the collateral material category, and a bronze award in print pieces. Both awards won for colleges with fewer than 25,000 enrollees.

  • National Humanities Center Spring 2012 Schedule Announced

    Monday, December 12, 2011

    NHC LogoThe National Humanities Center is pleased to announce their spring schedule of live, online professional development seminars, free for California history, literature, and humanities teachers. Led by distinguished scholars, the seminars explore historical documents, literary texts, and images to demonstrate and support
    teaching with primary sources. Seminar materials are free, online, and
    available on-demand.

    Spring 2012 seminars include:

  • OLLI Memoir Class: Remembering Pets, Wars, Neighbors

    Saturday, January 22, 2011

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    By MARY NUGENT - Staff Photo
    This story is reprinted in full from the Chico Enterprise Record.

    CHICOmary brashearsMary Brashears is preparing for her fifth semester teaching “Writing Your Slice of Life” for other seniors who will be taking her class just because they want to. She will be teaching “Writing your Slice of Life — Creating Your Own Memoir” for Chico State University’s learning-in-retirement program.

    Brashears is teaching something that interests her. She is one of many retired people who are peer leaders for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, a program at Chico State University based on learning for learning’s sake. Those who participate explore new topics, discuss current events, and meet other retired people of a similar mindset.