Area adults 50+ invited to August 9 open house for OLLI@UND

Bismarck- and Mandan-area learners over 50 are invited to attend an open house and course preview for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of North Dakota (OLLI@UND) Thursday, August 9, at Bismarck State College.

BSC, in partnership with UND, hosts the open house from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room 101 of the National Energy Center of Excellence on the BSC campus. OLLI@UND in Bismarck summer course information and registration will be available.

OLLI@UND is a membership organization for those 50 and better who want to experience cultural and social growth through learning and sharing ideas, opinions and talents.

Classes begin September 4. Topics include the Celtic culture, short stories, the joy of music, foreign films, ancient Egyptian religions, African nations along the Nile, creative writing, and Bismarck history. Special lectures will focus on the Bismarck K-9 Corps, Africa, stress, and the trouble with knees. Also, Doris Hermundstad Liffrig will be the featured author this semester. Field trips will be going to the Oil Patch, Brown’s Ranch, and to Mandan for an architectural walking tour. Programs are purely for enjoyment without tests, grades or need for prior college experience.

For information, call BSC Continuing Education, Training and Innovation at (701) 224-5600. For a complete list of fall 2012 courses, instructor profiles, and events, go to

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