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Adults 50+ invited to OLLI@UND open house May 3

Posted on 4/26/2012

Bismarck- and Mandan-area learners over 50 are invited to attend an open house and course preview Thursday, May 3, for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of North Dakota (OLLI@UND) at Bismarck State College.

BSC, in partnership with UND, hosts the open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 103 of the National Energy Center of Excellence on campus.  OLLI@UND in Bismarck summer course information and registration will be available.

OLLI@UND is a membership organization for those 50 and better who want to experience cultural and social growth through learning and sharing ideas, opinions and talents.

Activities and classes begin May 29. Topics include presidential contenders, photo shooting, the Civil War's eastern theater, women's heart disease, migration of prairie birds, and Scotland.  Field trips are scheduled to Cross Ranch, Double Ditch Indian Village State Historic Site, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, and the Black Leg Ranch.  An architectural walking tour of downtown Bismarck is offered, as is a bus tour to Folklorama in Winnipeg.  Lauren Donovan, author of "Prairie Churches," will be the featured speaker.  Programs are purely for enjoyment without tests, grades or need for prior college experience.

For information, call BSC Continuing Education, Training and Innovation at (701) 224-5600. For a complete list of summer 2012 courses, instructor profiles, and events, go to olli.und.edu/bismarck.

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