Proposals now accepted for spring OLLI and community education

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, OLLI at Casper College, and Community Education at Casper College are now accepting class proposals for the spring 2024 semester through Friday, Sept. 8.

“The community education and lifelong learning staff are eager to see class ideas from those who would like to share their talents, hobbies, and skills with the community,” said OLLI Coordinator Kat Bohr-Buresh.

The classes for both programs range from one hour to four weeks in length and are noncredit, requiring no grades, quizzes, or homework. Community education classes are for people over 18 who want to learn something new for personal enrichment and growth. OLLI classes must include an education or history element aimed at a vibrant learning community whose members are 50 or over. “The mission of Casper College’s Community Education and Lifelong Learning Departments is to promote learning for the love of it,” Bohr-Buresh said.

The staff provides free assistance with brainstorming ideas, creating a curriculum, and structuring classes for those new to teaching. “Instructors come from all walks of life and teach various subjects from art to cooking, local lore to world history, animal science to technology, movies to health and fitness, and much more,” noted Zhanna Gallegos, community education coordinator.

The 2024 spring term runs from Jan. 16 to May 31. Late submissions will not be considered, instructors must be 18 or older, and no formal credentials are required. More information can be found here or call 307-268-3401. To submit a proposal, click here.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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