Events

Breakfast with UNL Sports

Thursday, October 4, 2018
9-10:30 a.m.

The Egg & I, 6891 A St, Ste. 102

$20 includes breakfast. Registration is required. Cancellation after the registration deadline date will be non-refundable. Please contact the OLLI office ifyou have specific dietary restrictions.

Moving in a slightly different direction this year, we will take a look at the administrative side of UNL athletics. Our invited speakers are all directors of operations for different Husker sports, including baseball, men’s basketball and – if we all cross our fingers just right – football.

First up is Lindsay (Wischmeier) Peterson, director of operations for volleyball. One of the greatest defensive volleyball players in Nebraska history, she is in her 12th year as director of operations for the Nebraska volleyball program. Peterson’s duties include team travel, budgeting, coordinating tournaments and camps and assisting visiting teams. She also serves as a liaison for volleyball support units, including facilities and events, media relations, marketing, compliance, HuskerVision, the ticket office, alumni and The Match Club. As if that’s not enough, she provides radio color commentary during Nebraska’s road
matches. In addition to her duties on the Husker staff, Peterson serves as a club coach for Nebraska Juniors, helping the 15-and-under team to a USA Junior Olympic National title in 2010. This will no doubt be an interesting breakfast with Lindsay Peterson. You don’t want to miss it!

Old Time Rock and Roll Sing-Along

Thursday, October 4, 2018
1-2:30 p.m.

Eastmont Towers, the Lounge, 6315 O St.

Free. Registration is required.

“It’s got a back beat, you can’t lose it, any old time you use it…” The Greasers invite you to join them for a sing-along! Stroll down memory lane to the heyday of good ‘ol rock and roll and join in singing some old favorites by artists of the 50s and 60s. The Greasers were born from the cast of the 2016 Radio Active Players production of “Grease.” Mostly made up of OLLI members, the group enjoyed singing so much that they stayed together and have been entertaining groups around Lincoln for two years now.

Historic Hayrack Tour

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
2-3:30 p.m.

Pioneers Park Nature Center, parking lot

$10

Enjoy an afternoon hayrack ride tour of Pioneers Park and learn some of the history of the area. Pioneers Park is a large and beautiful park that has over 1,200 acres of prairie, woodland and wetland habitats. Betty Orr, teacher and naturalist at Pioneers Park Nature Center, will share some of the unique history of the site and how it came to be the popular park that it is today. Participants will meet in the parking lot and travel by a tractor-driven hayrack through Pioneers Park and will experience the beauty and wonder of the park.


Register for one session only.
19161EV Day/Date: Wed, Sept 19
19162EV Day/Date: Wed, Oct 10

Museum of American Speed

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
1:30-4:30 p.m.

Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed, 599 Oak Creek Dr.

$20 includes admission and refreshments. Registration is required. Cancellation after the registration deadline will be non-refundable.

Race cars, sports cars and show cars – oh, my! Gather at the Smith Collection Museum of American Speed to experience a Lincoln hidden treasure that Automobile Magazine called “the best racing museum in the country.” Docents will be on hand to provide information about the vehicle collection assembled by “Speedy” Bill and Joyce Smith as you steer through the museum at your own pace. Light refreshments will be available when you are ready for a chance to chat with your fellow travelers about the museum’s marvels. Steer on over for a fun, interesting afternoon.

Movies that Matter Film Festival

Thursday, October 11, 2018
7-9 p.m.

Cornhusker Bank, Community Room, 8310 O St. Park and enter on the north side.

Free. Open to the public. Registration is requested.

Beyond Borders (2016)

A documentary about undocumented Mexican immigrants in the United States, the film is an intimate look at the struggles, contributions and aspirations of undocumented Mexican immigrants and their families. The film examines U.S. policy decisions that triggered the rise of undocumented immigration. The film reveals the reasons why millions of Mexican workers have settled in the U.S. over the past four decades instead of returning home. It also illuminates the remarkable networks that connect the film's characters with the families they left behind and the very real human impact of the antiimmigration backlash now sweeping the country.

Seeking a Just World Order: The Quest for Peace and Prosperity

Saturday, October 27, 2018
9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

UNL East Campus Union, 1705 Arbor Drive. No parking permit is required for this event.

$20 includes lunch and the symposium

2018 OLLI/Lecture Series Fall Symposium

Despite setbacks, after the end of World War II the world has progressed. Wars between major powers ended, tolerance for minorities and women’s rights increased in places, and international political and scientific cooperation led to reductions in poverty, hunger, and infant mortality. But the setbacks include continuing terrorism, the resurgence of narrow nationalism, and the political and economic instability that has led to unprecedented numbers of refugees.

Scholars and policy makers will address the world’s prospects for peace and prosperity.  Speakers will address specific topics such as economic alliances and trade organizations, military alliances and the treaties that limit nuclear proliferation.

Speakers

David Forsythe, professor emeritus, Political Science, UNL

John Anderson, professor, Economics, UNL

Rupal Mehta, assistant professor, Political Science, UNL

Peter Levitov, associate dean, International Affairs, UNL, retired

US Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, representative Nebraska 1st District

Registration Deadline: Fri, Oct 19

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The Aging Brain Symposium

Friday, November 2, 2018
8:30 a.m. Check-in; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. program

Southeast Community College, Continuing Education Center, Room 303, 301 S. 68yh St. Place

$19 includes light refreshments

Everyday Solutions to Stay Sharp in Mind and Body

Discover strategies and everyday solutions from health and wellness professionals to help you stay sharp throughout your life.

PRESENTATIONS
Active Aging: Engaging the Powers within You

Kimberly Barrett, M.Ed, CWPD, ACE, wellness specialist, Ameritas


Mind-FULL Eating: Fuel Your Mind and Body for Longevity
Amanda Robine, R.D., educational coordinator, Wellness and Nutrition, UNL Barrett and Robine’s engaging presentations will highlight everyday solutions to set the stage for a quality life as you age. Special attention will be given to the powers of movement, positivity and laughter, as well as specific tips to healthy eating for the optimum aging experience.


MINI-SESSIONS
Tracie Foreman, health educator and personal trainer, Health and Fitness, Aging Partners Foreman will introduce and lead us in two minisessions— Dynamic Movement and Refresh and Recharge to Relax. These can be done from a seated or standing position.

Registration Deadline: Friday, Oct 26

OLLI and Aging Partners cannot register you for this event. To register, call Southeast Community College Continuing Education, 402-437-2700. Payment is due at the time of registration.

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