2017 OLLI-WLS Symposium: Inequality of Income and Wealth

Saturday, October 21, 2017
9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

UNL East Campus Union. No parking permit is required for this event.

$20 includes lunch. (Please contact the OLLI office if you have specific dietary restrictions. Cancellation after the registration deadline is non-refundable.)

Of the many factors that define and divide people, inequalities of income and wealth are among the most important. They divide societies and nations into categories from “developing” to “developed,” and within societies define us from impoverished to middle class or wealthy. They affect our nutrition, health, well being and even our longevity. They profoundly influenced the 2016 elections. This symposium will focus, again, on these issues introduced at the 2017 Winter Lecture Series. Nationally-prominent lecturers will present and discuss the causes, consequences and possible resolutions of inequality from psychological and environmental perspectives, as well as economic. After the morning lectures, a panel of local experts will discuss inequality at the local level.

Featured Speakers:

Keith Payne, professor, Psychology, University of NorthCarolina-Chapel Hill. Author of “The Broken Ladder.”

Liam Downey, associate professor, Sociology, Universityof Colorado Boulder. Author of “Inequality, Democracy,and the Environment.”

Sarah Anderson, director, Global Economy Program,Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C.

Updates on additional speakers and panel members to be scheduled will be forthcoming in the next catalog.

Registration Deadline: Friday, Oct 13

Event Day/Date: Sat. Oct 21

Check in: 8:30 a.m.

Program: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Sponsored by: OLLI and the Unitarian Church of Lincoln-Winter Lecture Series

This event is open to the public.

Diversity Night at the Movies

Thursday, October 26, 2017
7 p.m.

Cornhusker Bank Center, Community Room. Park and enter on east side.

FREE and open to the public.


The OLLI Diversity Committee is partnering with the YWCA and the Let's Talk Alliance to hold this event. Two documentary films, “Time: The Kalief Browder Story” and “The Obama Years: The Power of Words” will be shown on two separate nights. “The Kalief Browder Story” addresses systemic racism in the context of community policing and incarceration. “The Obama Years: The Power of Words,” an hour-long Smithsonian Channel documentary, tells the story of Barack Obama and takes viewers inside the defining moments of his political career through the prism of his most memorable speeches.

After viewing the film, there will be time for discussion led by members of YWCA and Let's Talk Alliance.
Register for one or both movies. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested.

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Cornhusker Bank Center, Community Room. Park and enter on east side.
Enrollment Limit Each Night: 120

Time: The Kalief Browder Story


 Thursday, Oct 26

On May 15, 2010, 16-year-old Bronx native Kalief Browder was arrested for the alleged theft of a backpack.  For this minor offense, Browder was imprisoned in New York’s notorious Rikers Island for three years, where he was physically and mentally brutalized, spending the majority of his time in solitary confinement, in inhumane conditions, as his trial was continually pushed back by indifferent, overworked attorneys. While Browder was offered countless plea deals that would result in an early release, he declined, unwilling to admit guilt for a crime he did not commit. This story bears much discussion about not only the political implications and issues of prison overcrowding, but the human issues as well.

The Obama Years: The Poer of Words


Thursday, Nov 2

Barack Obama launched into our national consciousness at the 2004 Democratic National Convention and, ever since, he's delivered messages of patriotism, unity and hope through the power of words. But of all the speeches he's given, six in particular may define his legacy as, in historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's words, "one of the best writers and orators in the presidency." Interviews with eminent historians and key figures in his writing process give rare insights into these iconic speeches, as well as the Obama presidency and the man himself in this Smithsonian Channel program.

History and Mystery: A Bus Tour of Haunted Lincoln

Thursday, October 26, 2017
7-9:15 p.m.

Bus leaves from Indian Villge Shopping Center, 3211 S. 13th St.

$20 includes bus transportation.

History plus mystery provide the perfect ingredients for conjuring up an evening of unexplainable, eerie,
extraordinary and strange stories about Lincoln. Get into the Halloween spirit by boarding the bus to experience these tales on the Ghosts of Lincoln Bus Tour, which will cover the city from the State Penitentiary to the Capitol building to the UNL and Nebraska Wesleyan campuses with many private residences included.

Tour guide Scott Colborn will relate 30 to 40 spooky stories as the bus travels to 20 viewing sites. There may
even be a mention of Bigfoot and a UFO. Participants are welcome to share their personal encounters with
ghosts and ghostly attire is optional. Bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages if you wish. One
rest stop will be included.

Registration Deadline: Thu, Oct 19
Event Day/Date: Thu, Oct 26
Time: 7-9:15 p.m.
Enrollment Limit: 50
Cost: $20 includes bus transportation. Cancellation after the registration deadline date will be nonrefundable.

Cutting Through the Fog: Mindful Approaches to Improving Memory

Friday, November 3, 2017
9 a.m.-Noon

Southeast Community College, Continuing Education Center, 301 S. 68th St. Place

$15 includes light refreshments

Is it really possible to improve your memory? Have you ever found yourself forgetting where you left your keys? Where you parked your car? What you were supposed to pick up at the grocery store on the way home? Blanked on a person’s name or the name of a product or a medication you’ve used for years? How many times have you wondered how many of these inconvenient lapses are just a natural part of aging, and how many might be a cause for concern? Then you’ve probably wished there was a way to cut through the fog and optimize your ability to remember, learn, plan and adapt. Learn strategies to help you manage daily challenges.

Featured Speakers: Judy Harvey, assistant professor of practice, Special Education & Communication Disorders, UNL; Abbe D.Bateman-Davis, speech language pathologist, Tabitha Home Health Care

Registration Deadline: Friday, Oct 27

Event Day/Date: Friday, Nov 3

Check in: 8:30 a.m.

Event Time: 9 a.m.-Noon

To Register: Call Southeast Community College Continuing Education, 402-437-2700

Sponsored by: OLLI at UNL, Southeast Community College, City of Lincoln Aging Partners

This event is open to the public.

Breakfast with Coach David Harris

Friday, December 1, 2017
8:30-9:30 a.m.

The Space at the Trade Center, 5900 S. 58th St., Suite H

$20 includes breakfast

David Harris, UNL’s cross country head coach, is one of the most respected coaches in the track and field  community. Harris serves as head coach for both the men’s and women’s teams. He is entering his sixth season as the Huskers' distance and middle distance coach. With Harris guiding the Huskers, 35 NU top-10 times have been achieved in his five years at Nebraska, including school records in the women's indoor 3,000 meters and the women's distance medley relay. Last season, three Huskers cracked the all-time top-10 charts in distance races. Additionally, Harris' athletes have won four Big Ten individual titles since 2012, and the 2012 distance medley relay squad earned firstteam All-America honors with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships. This is an exclusive, unique opportunity to interact with a UNL coach on a one-on-one basis. Don’t miss your chance.

Registration Deadline: Mon, Nov 27
Event Day/Date: Fri, Dec. 1
Enrollment Limit: 50
Cost: $20 includes breakfast. Registration is required.
Please contact the OLLI office if you have specific
dietary restrictions. Cancellation after the registration deadline date will be non-refundable.

Nebraska's Mixed Bag Lecture Series-Cather/Pound Implosion

Friday, December 1, 2017
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Unitarian Church, 6300 A St.


When buildings reach the end of their life span, removal is sometimes the best option for the property. This may be accomplished by deconstruction, standard demolition methods or implosion. University of Nebraska Facilities and Housing representatives will share insights on the process through recent UNL campus projects. Learn why the decision to end a facility is made, how a method is selected and what is required to successfully perform the implosion of Cather and Pound Residence Halls.

Presenter: Brooke Hay, assistant director, Facilities Planning and Construction, UNL
Enrollment Limit: 100
Cost: $5

Sugar and Spice Holiday Dinner

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
6-9 p.m.

Hyatt Place Hotel,

$50 Registration is required.

Sugar and spice and everything nice- that's what a holiday celebration is made of! Come celebrate the sweetness and magic of this season with your OLLI friends. We will gather at the Hyatt Place Hotel to share a meal and enjoy the season. Adam White will delight us with amazing magical feats, impossible mental stunts and hilarious comedy sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Registration Deadline: Mon, Dec 4
Event Day/Date: Tue, Dec 12
Cost: $50 Registration is required. Cancellation after the registration deadline date will be nonrefundable. Please contact the OLLI office if you have specific dietary restrictions.