Spring registration will open on January 23, 2014. Register for classes online or by phone 479-575-4545, or come in and visit us at the Fayetteville Global Campus.
Our new online registration system is now in place. We will begin taking registrations for the spring semester on January 23. To register, click here.
Membership is required to enroll in a class. Memberships are 365 calendar days. CampusCE will only accept registrations if your membership is in good standing. If your membership expires before the start of a course, you will need to renew in order to register for the course(s).
For those of you who are current OLLI members, a user name and password have been created for you and sent to you via email. To sign in, you will need to enter your user name and password in the appropriate box. If you need assistance signing in, please call the OLLI office at 479.575.4545.
If you do not have a current membership, you can create an account and purchase a membership with our new system.
And the best news of all…You can pay ‘online’ with a credit card.
If you register for classes yourself through CampusCE there will not be a registration fee attached to your order. If you call or mail in your registration for classes there will be a registration processing fee of $10.00.
A CampusCE tutorial will be available on the website or can be requested from the office.
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Director: Susan Tonymon
Assistant Director: Sandra Sawyer
Part-time Office Assistant: Suzanne Murphy
Part-time Office Assistant: Essie Anderson
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Spring 2014 Course Catalog
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The Wonderful World of Oz
Day/Date: Mondays, February 17 – March 17
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Trevor Williamson, Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy/Comparative Literature, UA
In 1900, L. Frank Baum published the first of a long series of children’s novels set in the fictional land of Oz. Since its initial appearance in children’s literature, the land of Oz has gone on to inspire numerous different iterations in a variety of mediums. As the classic 1939 film based on Baum’s original novel celebrates its 75th anniversary, it has become readily apparent that this land of fantasy is deeply embedded in the American consciousness and proves its longevity year after year.This course will discuss the ongoing relevancy of Baum’s work in popular culture, as it continues to be reinterpreted and reinvented for new audiences and generations. The history of the “OZ” franchise will be reviewed along with comparison of Baum’s original with its revisionist incarnation, Wicked, by Gregory Maguire. Both books are included in cost of class. This class is being held in conjunction with the WAC performance of the Wizard of Oz, April 1-6, 2014.
Rescheduled Due to Weather
New Date: Thursday, February 14, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Please join us for our open house. We will honor a few of our outstanding OLLI members and offer a presentation that will include a brief class outline from several of our spring instructors.
We will have kiosk set up for our new CampusCE online registration system to handle all of your enrollment needs. And, of course, there will be refreshments, entertainment, and socializing.
A Tribute to the Unforgettable Nat King Cole
Day/Date: Tuesdays, April 1 – 15
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Chal Ragsdale, Professor of Percussion, UA
Nat King Cole conquered the pop charts in the 50’s and early 60’s as a warm voiced singer of ballads. His smooth, warm vocal delivery placed him in the category of a crooner, along with Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. Cole’s songs are remembered and played even today such as Unforgettable, Mona Lisa, The Christmas Song (known for its opening line “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…”). But did you know Cole started out as a Jazz musician and could play a mean piano and led a swinging jazz trio?Join Professor Chal Ragsdale as he pays tribute to the life and works of Nat King Cole and learn how Cole’s broader influence on the rock and roll idiom as a musical pioneer and as a popular star is undeniable. This class will tie in with the WAC performance (Straighten Up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole on 4/25 at Baum Walker Hall).