Register by Aug. 17 for fall term
Want to feel more relaxed, less fearful, and flexible during this election season? Consider taking courses presented by the Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning, or ORICL, on yoga, meditation, and tai chi.
As a Tennessee football fan or coach, would you like to take a course from Johnny Majors, College Football Hall of Fame standout halfback and winning coach at the University of Tennessee? He will tell about his life and the secrets of coaching to win.
Would you like to know more about driverless cars, Mozart, the Vikings, Russian fairy tales, Chinese diagnosis in medicine, and who should have power and why?
Learn about Indonesia, Myanmar, and Thailand? Explore supernatural phenomena, mitochondria, research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Spallation Neutron Source in Oak Ridge, and the God question.
Are you interested in knowing more about the first Christmas, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Unitarian Universalism? Honeybee and freshwater mussel conservation?
If you enjoy reading and writing, you will likely enjoy courses such as “Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton,” “Ron Rash: An Appalachian Writer of Poems, Short Stories and Novels,” “Why You Should Write – for Yourself, Not Publication” and “Writing a Memoir.”
At ORICL, you can join a book group and read and discuss classic literature, mystery novels, other fiction, nonfiction, or technical books. You can take language courses, such as German, Latin, and Spanish.
These are among the courses offered during ORICL’s fall 2016 term, starting September 12 and ending December 2. The early registration deadline is August 17 for the fall term. Members should register by the early date to have the best chance of getting preferred classes and trips.
The courses range from one to 12 sessions. Each session lasts 70 minutes.
Anyone interested in receiving a catalog and becoming a member of ORICL should call Melanie Neal, administrator, at (865) 481-8222. Or you can Google ORICL and look at the online catalog. The cost for a membership in ORICL for the three 2016-17 terms is $100.
You can also take ORICL courses on the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association concert series this fall, religious literacy, ethics in America, herbs and medicinal plants, improving retirees’ health, long-term care, and the Blue Zones (where people live the longest and why).
Members also may sign up for ORICL-sponsored bus trips to tour the WBIR TV station in Knoxville, the Museum of Appalachia in Norris and Green McAdoo Cultural Center and Museum in Clinton, the Archaeological Research Lab at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility and National Transportation Research Center.
ORICL has more than 500 members who take courses in two classrooms and the auditorium in the Coffey-McNally building on the Oak Ridge campus of Roane State Community College, accessible from Laboratory Road or Briarcliff Avenue. A few of the art classes are taught at the Oak Ridge Art Center.
The ORICL office is located in Room F-111, RSCC, 701 Briarcliff Avenue. For more information and a catalog, e-mail the ORICL office at [email protected] or visit www.roanestate.edu/oricl to see the online catalog.
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