Bismarck State College hosts a showcase Thursday, May 2, on opportunities for learners over age 50 to enroll in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of North Dakota (OLLI@UND).
The collaborative event between BSC and UND takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Bavendick Stateroom of the BSC National Energy Center of Excellence. Attendees can pick up summer course information and hear Kirsten Baesler, state superintendent of public instruction, speak at 5 p.m. about the importance of education and lifelong learning.
Classes begin May 21 on such topics as Jane Austin, human behavior, classical and jazz musical studies, winter counts, impact of ageism, behind the Iron Curtain, and much more. OLLI students can register for field trips to the oil patch, Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site, Minot, a local dairy producer, and the National Audubon Wildlife Refuge.
Programs are purely for enjoyment without tests, grades or need for college experience. OLLI@UND is a membership organization for those 50 and older who want to acquire cultural and social growth through learning and sharing ideas, opinions and talents.
For information, call BSC Continuing Education, Training and Innovation at (701) 224-5600. For a complete list of 2013 summer courses, instructor profiles, and events, go to olli.und.edu/bismarck.
About Bismarck State College Bismarck State College, an innovative community college in Bismarck, N.D., offers high quality education, workforce training, and enrichment programs reaching local and global communities. For more information visit www.bismarckstate.edu.