Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, Chico
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Fall General Meeting ~ Wednesday, Oct. 10

Every semester, OLLI brings members and friends together to reconnect, stay engaged, and enjoy the wisdom and expertise of Chico’s best. This fall we are pleased to welcome Dr. Kate McCarthy as our featured speaker, who will present Loving Our Political Enemies: Notes on the Most Urgent Task of our Time.

Dr. Kate McCarthy will be the featured speaker at the OLLI Fall General Meeting on October 10, 2018Americans are more politically polarized than at any time in recent decades, making civil discourse across lines of difference—even at the family dinner table—increasingly rare. Dr. McCarthy draws on her decades of research in interreligious relations to make sense of the current political divide and offers local strategies for finding common ground across the red-blue divide.

Kate McCarthy is Interim Dean of Undergraduate Education at CSU, Chico, where she also served as Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities. She earned a BA in Religion and English from Colgate University, a Master of Theology Studies from Harvard Divinity School, and a PhD in Philosophical Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She is author of Interfaith Encounters in America (Rutgers University Press, 2007) and co-editor with Eric Maxur of God in the Details: American Religion in Popular Culture (Routledge, 2010). Following the 2016 election she founded Depolarization Chico, a community group dedicated to finding the root causes of our political divisions and implementing local strategies for mutual understanding and dialogue.

We hope you'll join us Wednesday, October 10, from 11:30am–1pm at the Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Avenue. Social hour starts at 11:30 and program begins at noon. Refreshments will be served. 

Fall Classes are Underway

Many, many thanks to our incredible staff and registration-day volunteer team who answered phones, returns dozens of phone calls, and processed piles of paper registration forms on opening day.

Don't forget...you can add and drop classes throughout the semester. In fact, there many classes that start in October, November and even December so it's never too late.

OLLI Registration Team    OLLI Reg Team

Fall 2018 Class ScheduleOLLI Fall 2018 Term

It's here! The curriculum committee and our volunteer Peer Leaders have outdone themselves yet again. We have 135 classes scheduled to keep you engaged and learning this fall. Take a look at the schedule for all of the details.

Registration opens Aug. 16 at 9am. Classes begin September 4.

You can renew your membership or join OLLI online or by calling 530-898-6679. You can also download and mail in a '18-'19 membership form.

Fall Fees

Chico Chapter

Fall ’18 & Spring ’19 Bundle: $215
Fall ’18, Spring ’19, & Summer ’19 Bundle: $230 (Add summer now and save $60!)
Fall ’18 & Spring ’19 Bundle: Peer Leader Discount $185*

*To qualify for the Peer Leader discount, you must lead at least one class during the 18-19 academic year (fall, spring, and/or summer terms).
Greater Butte County Chapter

Fall ’18 & Spring ’19 Bundle: $80

We suggest you pay your membership fee early, either online, by mail, or by phone. This will help you get your classes faster and easier on registration day.

A Brighter OLLI Is an Engaged OLLI!

OLLI serves a vibrant community of adults over 50 who are generally well-educated, active, engaged in life, and have disposable income. The generous gifts of our business sponsors support the cognitive and social benefits of OLLI, help us deliver excellent programming, and enable us to offer fee assistance to members who couldn’t otherwise afford to participate. Thank you to our Business Sponsors!

       OLLI thanks our Gold Level Business Sponsors for their generous support.OLLI Business Sponsor: Altum Wealth AdvisorsHarris && Plottel Attorneys at Law: Gold Sponsor of OLLI at CSU Chico 
 Chico Hearing Aid CenterOLLI Business Sponsor: Cal Water 
        OLLI thanks our Silver Level Business Sponsors for their generous support.OLLI Business Sponsor: Chico Eye CenterEnloe Medical Center  
Logo: Mark G Womack, DDSOLLI thanks our Silver Level Business Sponsor Dr. Loeta Robles, DDS, for their generous support.  

Meet Your Match!

OLLI Volunteer Connections

Volunteers are the backbone of OLLI at CSU, Chico. They provide instruction, communications, technical support, outreach, and help us make important social connections. Without volunteer support, OLLI Chico could not provide the array of lifelong learning experiences members enjoy year-round. The Volunteer Connections Program is designed to keep OLLI programming sustainable by expanding volunteer participation. Learning more about you—your skills and interests—will help us connect you to areas of need within the organization. Email us if you'd like to Connect Today.