• Updates to the OLLI at Auburn Fall Programming Schedule:

    Faculty Changes:
    Walk This Way: Walking Couch to 5K – A14468
    Bob Banks will teach this course.  Banks is retired and  is now a running consultant at Big Dog Running Company in Auburn.

    Yoga for the Rest of Us - A14472
    Brenda Montgomery, OLLI member, and Linda Shook will lead this course.  Both Montgomery and Shook have received their yoga training through Yoga Fly Studio in Auburn.  Here is Brenda’s bio:

    Brenda Montgomery
    A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in psychology, Brenda Montgomery’s career fields have included counseling, real estate and mortgage banking. Most recently, she completed a 200 hour Yoga Alliance program. Yoga is integral in her fascination of the mind-body connection both on and off the mat.

    Additional Course Info:
    Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed Cross the Road – A14470
    This is not a religion course and is intended as a place for OLLI students to communicate and share our beliefs. The answer to the question posed in Brian McLaren's book, Why Did Jesus, Moses, Mohammed and the Buddha Cross the Road? (not a required text) is "to get to the 'other.” This OLLI course is to help us learn to express meaningful, personal convictions about faith, politics, etc. in kind and  engaging ways that bridge the many divides that we face as humans. Come and share your successes, failures and challenges as we "get to the other" by using tools developed by many interfaith and peacemaking groups.
    An Inside Look at the U.S. Intelligence Community and Special Operations – A14406
    This course will meet each Tuesday, from 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. for the entire eight weeks of the fall 2014 term.

    French Conversation – A14440
    Will not meet the first week of class, Tuesday, September 23. The first meeting for this class will be Tuesday, September 30.

    French for Beginners, Part II – A 14441
    Will not meet the first week of class, Wednesday, September 24. The first meeting for this class will be Wednesday, October 1.

  • OLLI at Auburn Open House, Tuesday, August 26, 5 - 7 p.m. Museum of East Alabama.
  • Fall registration information is available on the Join page. The Fall 2014 catalogue is available on the Courses page.
  • The Auburn Alumni Association and OLLI Team Up - Join AAA at a Special Rate: The Auburn Alumni Association and OLLI are partnering to offer discounted memberships to each group. The association will be offering the following rates for OLLI members: $425 for an individual life membership, $587 for a joint life membership, $40 for an annual individual membership, and $55 for a joint annual membership. When you become a member, you’ll receive quarterly issues of Auburn Magazine, free entry into the Alumni Hospitality Tent on home game days, and many nationwide and local discounts ( To join the Auburn Alumni Association with these discounted rates, please call the
    Membership Department at (334) 844-2960. War Eagle!
  • Fed Up handouts from Dr. Graham-Hooker's August 7 presentation
  • Fed Up link to TED talk clip shown during the August 14 presentation
  • Updated SIGS (Special Interest Groups): Click here to see information about the Book Group, Sketchers, Yo Yo Yogis, Tai Chi, and International Cuisine.
  • Technology blog: OLLI has a blog, hosted by Technology Committee Chair, W.C. McPherson. You may post technology questions on this blog and W.C. will do his best to answer them. Go to the blog here: OLLI@AU PC-101.
Special Opportunities
  • Fed Up: Production and Consumption: A course and the concluding movie screening are a joint partnership between the Auburn University Hunger Solutions Institute, Auburn University Office of Sustainability, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University (OLLI at Auburn). All course sessions and movie screenings will be held in the JCSM auditorium.
            • August 7, 2:30 - 4 p.m.: Metabolic Disease: The New Epidemic with Suzanne Graham-Hooker, M.D., AU Medical Clinic
            • August 14, 2:30 - 4 p.m.: Nutrition Panel led by Paula Hunker, Director of Strategy and Policy, AU Hunger Institute
            • August 21, 2:30 - 4 p.m.: Too Much: From the Green Revolution to Super-Size Me with Connor Bailey, Professor of Rural Sociology
            • August 24, 2 p.m.: Fed Up: Our Eating Habits Are Killing Us
            • August 28, 5 p.m.: Fed Up: Our Eating Habits Are Killing Us
  • The School of Kinesiology is looking to recruit women between the ages of 40 and 64 for a training research study that will investigate physiological adaptations (aerobic capacity, body composition, muscle mass, fat mass, strength and power), psychosocial changes (how you feel about your training and exercise), and issues pertaining to exercise adherence with this training regimen. To conduct this experiment we are looking to recruit healthy females who are not currently exercising more than 3 days per week to participate in a 12 week training study.
    If interested, please refer to the document attached below or Please contact Danielle Wadsworth via e-mail at or Lorena Salom ( or telephone at 334-844-1836 for more information.     

  • AU Common Book 2014-15 Selection:  OLLI at Auburn will, once again, participate in this program. Auburn University has selected The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope for its 2014-15 Auburn Connects! Common Book Program. Kamkwamba will be on the Auburn campus September 9 to speak about his book. For details, read the release or go to the Auburn Connects! The Common Book Program website
Upcoming Events


Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: OLLI Benefits with Linda Shook
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Clarion Inn & Suites, Dance Floor (1st Floor)


OLLI Open House
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Museum of East Alabama


OLLI Fall 2014 General Membership Meeting and Information Fair
8:45 - 9:45 am (Info Fair) 10:00 am (program)
Clarion Inn & Suites, Ballroom CD (2nd Floor)


OLLI Fall 2014 academic classes begin
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Clarion Inn & Suites

Last Updated: August 18, 2014