Summer/Fall 2014 Course Listings

 


Nutrition Education Work Series (NEWS) on Healthy Living Series with LSU AgCenter nutritionist Jennifer Duhom

Diabetes NEWS for Healthy Living: Presentation with cooking demo and meal.  October 23, 9-11. Registration fee to cover cost of lunch prepared on site: $5 OLLI members, $10 non-OLLI  members.

Hypertension NEWS for Healthy Living: Presentation with cooking demo and meal.   November 20, 9-11 a.m. Registration fee to cover cost of lunch prepared on site: $5 OLLI members, $10 non-OLLI members.

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Horticulture and Gardening Coffee/Lecture with horticulturalist Jeremy Hebert

Best Management Practices for Lawns of Louisiana: Informative lecture will include important best management practices to keep a healthy lawn all year long.  Best management practices are practices used to control the delivery of properly management techniques within our lawn and turf grasses by making sure homeowners are maximizing their lawn resources with the most effective means possible.  Included will be insect management, disease management, fertilization, varieties, mowing techniques, and much more.  October 30, 9:00-11:00 a.m.  RSVP by calling Cont. Ed, but no charge.

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 Aquatic Exercise
Come enjoy an hour with friends while you improve your cardiovascular fitness, strength, stamina, and flexibility. Exercise in the water also helps increase joint movement and reduce stress. You will use a noodle and flat boards for your workout. Instructor Lisa Ardoin. Health and Physical Education Building Room 105 (Natatorium). Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 August 13 - November 19. Registration fees-- 10 Classes: $50; 15 Classes: $70; 25 Classes: $90

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Cajun Fiddle with Instructor Henry Hample: Tuesdays, Sept. 23 thru Dec.9 (12 lessons)

Beginners Level: This course assumes no prior musical knowledge of any kind, and slowly walks you through getting your fiddle and bow ready to be played, how to hold the fiddle and bow correctly, and which fingers to put on which strings. By the end of the course, students will be able to play four simplified Cajun two-steps and waltzes. All songs are taught "by ear," so that reading music isn't required, but written tablature diagrams will be handed out. Bringing a recording device to classes is also recommended. Students are required to bring their own fiddle (violin), bow, and rosin. Recommended accessories include a violin shoulder rest, electronic tuning device, and a recording device

(anything from a cassette recorder to a smart phone) to assist with learning "by ear."  6-7 p.m., Sept. 23-Dec. 9, Room C117.  Registration fee $100.

Intermediate Level: This is a solid course for students who already know a few fiddle tunes, or haven't played in a long time and want to take it up again. Students will build a repertoire of well-known Cajun waltzes and two-steps,  focusing on the underlying fiddling techniques (including scales, chords, slides, slurs, "seconding," and "licks") that can eventually lead to the desirable skill of improvising your way through an unfamiliar tune. All songs are taught "by ear," so that reading music isn't required, but written tablature diagrams will be handed out. Bringing a recording device to classes is also recommended.  Students are required to bring their own fiddle (violin), bow, and rosin. Recommended accessories include a violin shoulder rest, electronic tuning device, and a recording device (anything from a cassette recorder to a smart phone) to assist with learning "by ear."  Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m., Sept. 23-Dec. 9, Room C117.  Registration Fee: $100. 

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Computers: Practical Skills Short-Courses (Instructor: Retired LSUE Librarian Cindi Hayes)

From Web Surfing to Web Sailing: Get the most out of the Internet! This single-session course will teach users to use Google and information databases as well as social media such as FaceBook, Twitter, and Pinterest.  October 24.  10:00 till noon.  Registration fee $10 for OLLI members, $20 for non-OLLI members.

Intermediate Computer User Course: 2 sessions for learning how to use a personal computer to create, save,  print and/or e-mail documents such as flyers and greeting cards.  Also learn how to create slide shows using your own digital photographs and how to share your creations.  Nov. 11 and 13,  8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Registration fee $20 for OLLI members, $25 for non-OLLI members.

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Storing Acorns: Writing with Grammar and Style:  Improve your communication skills and enjoy writing in this six-week class.

Topics will be chosen from the students' expressed interests, which may include sentence structure, punctuation, paragraphing, and more.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Brown, LSU Eunice Reference Librarian.  6  Mondays meeting in C117, 6-7 pm: Sept. 29, Oct 6 and 20, Nov 3 and 17, Dec. 1.  Fee: $35 for OLLI members, $40 for non-OLLI members. (Students should bring pencil/pen and paper to class).

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