Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, Chico

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

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The Spring Schedule is Here!

The Spring 2015 Schedule is now online. It’s never too early to start planning your classes!

You can also download all of the schedule information here:

Class registration opens January 22 @ 9am. Classes begin Monday, Feb. 2.

And save the date for our spring class previews! Details can be found in the blue “Upcoming Events” block to the right.

Give the Gift of OLLI for the Holidays

OLLI Holiday LogoNeed a great present for that special person on your list? Consider a gift certificate for a membership in OLLI at CSU, Chico! “It’s like a gym membership for the mind,” according to Paul Nussbaum, Ph.D., clinical neuropsychologist & international consultant on aging and health promotion. And we happen to think it’s a lot more fun!

With more than 1,000 members and more than 120 classes on the upcoming spring schedule alone, you can be sure that you’re giving someone an enriching experience in lifelong learning. To purchase a gift certificate in any amount, please download and mail an order form or call the OLLI office today.

OLLI Winter Intersession Has Great Lineup of Classes

Four Mondays in January dedicated to Lifelong Learning

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself~Becoming Who You Want to Be

January 5, 12, 19, 26 (1 to 3 p.m.)
Do you ever get into a rut, doing the same thing over and over? Dr. Joni Sample’s class series explores how your brain works to protect you as well as do you in, and explores ways you can find your way out of the rut. The cost of each class is $10 or $35 for the series. Read more detail on class topics. (Register online) (Download Flyer)

Peer Teacher Training


January 5, 12, 19 (10:30 to Noon)

Members of the Curriculum Committee, co-chair Sydney Wilde and Jerry Dunham, have partnered with Dr. Joni Samples to share how best to teach what you know, how to present with all of the gadgets available, and how to make you and your topic something people want to know more about. No fee to peer leaders. Read more detail on class topics and register online. (Download Flyer)

Peer Mentor Training

January 26 (9 to Noon)
Peer mentors will learn to be as effective as possible with peer leaders teaching classes. Dr. Samples’ three-hour session focuses on the art of coaching. No fee to peer mentors. Read more detail on class topics and register online. (Download Flyer)

Get Ready for Spring…Join OLLI or Renew Your Membership Today!

The following membership options are now available:

  • Spring Only: $75
  • Summer Only: $50
  • Spring & Summer Bundle: $115 (Save $10 when you register for both terms together)

Membership includes:

  • Unlimited classes, workshops, and interest groups each term
  • University library card
  • Special general meetings with guest speakers on timely topics
  • Monthly updates during class sessions, including information about people, class activities, and meetings

You can renew your membership or join OLLI online or by calling 530-898-6679. You can also download and mail in a membership form.

Feeling Puzzled?

Chico Performances Program Crossword Puzzle SolutionOLLI has partnered with Chico Performances again this year and is featured in the season’s program. Be on the look out for our crossword puzzle—OLLI style!—that features the topics of some of this fall’s classes. If you get stumped by a clue or two just click on the puzzle image to see the solution.