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See it on KQED: OLLI's on the air

September 5, 2003

Image of OLLI SFSU logoTune in for "The Postman Always Rings Twice" at 8 p.m. Saturday on KQED television to see a new commercial (or in public television terms, "sponsorship message") from the College of Extended Learning.

The 30-second spot calls attention to the new Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the College’s Downtown Center.

"Join a learning community of people 50 and older," the message encourages, and take courses like "San Francisco Tomorrow," "The Politics of Development, Housing and Jobs," "Redefining Aging," and "Creating the Work You Love by Becoming an Entrepreneur."

The message ends with the OLLI tagline: Insightful learning for ageless minds.

In addition to the Saturday airing, the message is scheduled for these programs:

  • 10 p.m. Mon., Sept. 8: American Experience -- The Center of the World
  • 9 p.m. Tues., Sept. 9: Art in the 21st Century
  • 11 p.m. Tues., Sept. 9: Renoir to Rothko: The Eye of Duncan Phillips
  • 9 p.m. Wed., Sept. 10: Art in the 21st Century
  • 11 p.m. Wed., Sept. 10: Vermeer: Master of Light

OLLI is a new SFSU program supported by a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation offering custom courses, forums and field trips for experienced, engaged learners. The membership program is geared toward people 50 years and older who want to explore creative interests, current events, wellness and life transitions. The workshops, public forums and courses -- all taught by senior or emeritus faculty from SFSU and other universities as well as expert professionals from the College of Extended Learning -- tap into the knowledge and experience of the Bay Area’s older residents.

OLLI classes start Sept. 22. Check the College of Extended Learning Web site for details. To enroll contact Gerard Alcantara at (415) 405-7711 or .

-- Ellen Griffin


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