Join us for Bonuses, lectures, and other cultural and special events which are offered free or at minimal cost. 

Enjoy light refreshments and socializing with OLLI friends before each Weekly Bonus in the lounge, WIL 152D.

Click on the event details for more information, or call 256.824.6183.

 


OLLI Students: Arrive Early for Your Parking Convenience

We encourage our OLLI students to arrive early for their parking convenience, and to remember to have their OLLI parking permits displayed on their vehicles.

OLLI parking permits are a special benefit limited to OLLI members for participating in OLLI on-campus activities only.


OLLI and UAH Community events available to you include:

Event: Winter Term Open House

12/10/21 | Fri | 10:00 am - noon | In-Person

Enjoy this opportunity to gather on campus with fellow OLLI members, friends, and family. Learn about offered courses with discipline chairs and instructors. We will also have some door prizes! Membership NOT required for participation.

 

Presented by OLLI Curriculum Committee

Open to OLLI members and the general public.
Holiday Trivia

12/15/21 | Wed | 11:00 am | Online Only

Test your knowledge on interesting Holiday facts while enjoying a morning with fellow OLLI members. The game will be played individually and will be available online only.

Register online.

Members who register to attend online will receive the Zoom link one day prior to the event.

Open to OLLI members
Bonus: A Critical Explanation and Discussion of CRT

1/14/22 | Fri | 11:00 am | In-Person & Online

Critical Race Theory (CRT) came into use in the early 1970s developed by Harvard law professor, Dr. Derrick Bell. Dr. Bell and other legal scholars used the phrase as a takeoff on “critical legal theory” a branch of legal scholarship taught in law schools across the country. In the current social and political climates, the theory has been misconstrued, misunderstood, miscommunicated, and applied in unintended genres. Join us to learn the historical beginning of the theory, what CRT is and is not, its original intent, current use, and its application across social, political, and educational arenas.

Register online.

Members who register to attend online will receive the Zoom link one day prior to the event.

Presented by Delois H. Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor

Open to OLLI members
Bonus: Wonders Under the Sea Across the World

1/28/22 | Fri | 11:00 am | In-Person & Online

Dive down into the oceans of the world with a published underwater photographer as they share the magical, mysterious, and surprising sea life from their perspective. Discover what it takes to capture images, and learn about some of the most unique creatures beneath the surface through a combination of photography, marine biology, world geography, and a bit of storytelling.

Register online.

Members who register to attend online will receive the Zoom link one day prior to the event.

Presented by Lila Harris, Published Underwater Photographer

Open to OLLI members
Coffee Chats: Scattergories

2/4/22 | Fri | 11:00 am | In-Person & Online

Bring on your creative side as you name objects within a set of categories in a short period of time.

Register online.

Members who register to attend online will receive the Zoom link one day prior to the event.

Presented by OLLI Program Coordinator

Open to OLLI members
Bonus: Right Around the Corner: Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering

2/11/22 | Fri | 11:00 am | In-Person & Online

Join us to learn about the school that opened in 2018 and now has a new building under construction close to campus! Discover the history of the school, the talents, and curriculum of their students and faculty, and their fascinating integrative approach to learning. Learn how the support from the community and local company sponsors and others is helping to grow the school's mission.

Register online.

Members who register to attend online will receive the Zoom link one day prior to the event.

Presented by Aaron Brazelton, Director of Admissions and Advancement at Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering

Open to OLLI members
Coffee Chats: Bingo

2/18/22 | Fri | 11:00 am | In-Person

Join us to play the game of chance! Game cards will be provided to each member.

Register online.

Members who register to attend online will receive the Zoom link one day prior to the event.

Presented by OLLI Program Coordinator

Open to OLLI members
Bonus: Changes in the Lives of Everyday Americans 1860-1960

2/25/22 | Fri | 11:00 am | In-Person & Online

One frequently hears comments about our current amazing technological improvements. Walk through a house that was constructed and occupied in 1960 and you'll note a few changes from the house you live in today. In contrast, consider the common house of 1860. Many homes were rudimentary log cabins and even sod houses. Water was carried from a nearby creek or a well. Discover even more changes that have occurred from 1860 to 1960 in the regular American household and how the world and technology had an influence on them.

Register online.

Members who register to attend online will receive the Zoom link one day prior to the event.

Presented by Ron Klein, Retired Professor of History and Geopolitics

Open to OLLI members
Bonus: Exploring Beautiful Borneo

3/4/22 | Fri | 11:00 am | In-Person & Online

A land of orangutans, monkeys, crocodiles, and vividly colored birds, Borneo is one of the last remaining tropical jungles in Southeast Asia. But this paradise is disappearing fast as agriculture clears and burns the forests. Join an avid traveler for a trip to Borneo. Discover remote rivers and hike through the lush, wildlife-rich jungle--and also climb Mt. Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia.

Register online.

Members who register to attend online will receive the Zoom link one day prior to the event.

Presented by Tom Ress, World Traveler and Prolific Writer

Open to OLLI members