Fall lifelong learning courses begin next week

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at LSU begins a new season of courses Monday.

More than 80 courses feature a broad range of topics, including “American Entrepreneurs,” “Russia’s Cultural Treasures,” “Shakespeare Uncovered” and “Jim Engster’s Louisiana.”

“We have an exciting lineup of courses this fall, organized largely by our wonderful volunteer leadership who plan each semester’s classes,” program director Wendy Overton said, adding that OLLI at LSU is a community of active older adults.

“We encourage anyone over the age of 50 who loves learning to come join us next month.”

There are no exams or grades at OLLI. Its comprehensive collection of courses provides opportunities for members to investigate interesting topics in a relaxed but stimulating educational and social environment.

OLLI at LSU has more than 1,000 members and consists of five chapters: Lagniappe Chapter in Baton Rouge, Cajun Prairie Chapter in Eunice, Felicianas Chapter in St. Francisville and New Roads, Ascension Chapter in Gonzales, and Assumption Chapter in Pierre Part.

For more information or to become a member, visit outreach.lsu.edu/OLLI or call (225) 578-6763.