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Omnilore is a program of OLLI at CSUDH (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at California State University, Dominguez Hills). The program is centered on study discussion groups (SDGs), which meet at classroom facilities in Redondo Beach. A learning-in-retirement community of approximately 300 seniors, we organize study discussion groups that are conceived, planned, and directed by the members. There are no tests or grades. Membership is open to all who seek intellectual stimulation and the challenge of shared inquiry. Click here to view our current curriculum offerings.
Click here for 2-minute highlights video, more information about Omnilore, and how to join.
For a glimpse of some of our other activities, see Upcoming Events below.
Each of Omnilore's extracurricular events occurs 3 to 12 times yearly. The next dates and description for the grayed-out events will be posted as soon as the next offering is scheduled, but you can click on them to read generic descriptions now.
Members Only–also see Yearly Calendar for future dates for trimesters, Forums, Board meetings, newsletter submissions, and holidays.
The following are arranged chronologically. If you have an upcoming Omnilore event that you think might be appropriately listed here, contact the Omnilore Webmasters (Webmaster@Omnilore.org).
Conference B-specific Equipment Training: Aug. 29 (Friday), 10:30am - Noon
attend either or both parts of this
training, which are being separately
EQUIPMENT TRAINING: New Storage Procedures for the
Edison Center – Some New
2. SDG Folders & "FTP TECHIE" TRAINING: Taught as time allows, or upon request to Equipment@Omnilore.org or self-teach via sub-bullets below Room 7, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
NOTE: other webpages in this Equipment Training description all require login to the password-protected part of the Omnilore website. This password changes every Nov. 1 and is printed in the Member Packets every member receives at the October Forum or picks up in classrooms in November. Members may also request the Omnilore website password by emailing Webmaster@Omnilore.org.An Equipment Training session is generally scheduled in mid/late April, August, and December – just before the beginning of each academic trimester.
posted by hh: 8.18.2014
September 19 (Friday), 2014, 10am: Palos Verdes Location To Be Announced
The Hiking/Walking Group usually schedules an excursion for the morning of the 3rd Friday of the month, ending with bring-your-own lunch. Plans are generally posted about a week ahead.
All Omnilore members are always welcome to participate in our monthly excursion. We accommodate all speeds of walkers, so give it a try if our next hike appeals to you.
Miller if you have questions about the
hiking/walking group or are willing to lead a
September Offering — Date To Be
Are you a new member of
Omnilore and a little uncertain about what
to do about your first Presentation?
Perhaps you have been a member of Omnilore
for a while and want to polish your
Presentation skills. In either case, we have
some help for you. You are invited to
join Presentations 101: The Workshop.
It's all about making our Presentations
better and enjoying livelier discussions.
Or, visit our Training webpage and click on the "Presentations Training" link at the top to view Presentations101 charts.
Sellers Special Interest Group (Omnilore Book
October 13 (Monday), 2014: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm,
(Image at left is of our August book.)
Visit our Interest Groups webpage to read about the purpose and operation of the Best Sellers SIG, and the book(s) chosen for upcoming months. For suggestions or more information about the Best Sellers SIG, email Best-Sellers@Omnilore.org.
Article Submission Deadline
October 15 (Wednesday), 2014
Omnilore News is published six times annually. The Editors welcome short feature articles and news stories from members. Your contribution may be submitted any time, but the above date should be met for inclusion in the upcoming issue; otherwise, it may be held for the following issue. Please send submissions to the Omnilore News editors (Newsletter@Omnilore.org). Your contributions can be in whatever form you are most comfortable in using—as an email attachment in a standard word-processing format, embedded the body of an email, or any other digital form.
Item posted by hh: 6.22.2014
Fall 2014 Dates – Oct. 20 (Monday) & Nov. 21 (Friday), 10am, Edison Center room Conference B
Omnilore orientation sessions for prospective new members are held in room Conference B at the Edison Center (Click here for directions). Orientation sessions start at 10:00 a.m., and last 90 minutes to 2 hours depending on questions. Click here to view our two-minute Omnilore highlights video and to learn more about Omnilore membership (including driving directions to our classrooms facility) while you're waiting to attend one of these orientation sessions. Click here to view our current curriculum offerings.
Note that prospective new members who join at a Fall orientation session will be eligible to participate in our Study/Discussion (S/DG's) in our Fall trimester which begins in January, 2015.
new members join because
their friends shared the
word of Omnilore with
them. We encourage you to
invite your friends to
join us in our
October 23 (Thursday), Noon - 1pm, Room 5
Topic To Be Announced
(No Computer Talk in September due to Edison Center closure)
Computer Talks are casual noontime presentations devoted to helping Omnilorean improve their computer skills. They are held on the 4th Thursdays of most months, generally excluding July/August and November/December. Read more about Omnilore's Computer Talks series on our Computer Talks webpage. Currently, the presentation files from last October's Computer Talk ("Google 101") and last September's ("Omnilore Scheduling Program") are available via links from the Computer Talks webpage.
Item posted by hh: 8.17.2014 (rev. 8.26.14)
October 31 (Friday), 2014
Topic: To Be Announced
When:Friday October 31, 2014
11:30 am: Doors Open, Socializing
Where: Los Verdes Country Club, 7000 W. Los Verdes Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes.
Drive south on Hawthorne Boulevard past the top of PV, continue about half a mile south of Crest Road, turn right on Los Verdes Drive, go another half mile to the golf course, and park in the furthest parking lot. Enter banquet room via patio on south side of building. (Click Here for map.)
Questions or suggestions?
Contact Forum Chair Lori Geittmann: (310) 316-1729.
Item posted by hh: 6.24.2014
December Date To Be Announced
Coordinator Training is
conducted by the Head
Coordinator around the
beginning of April, August,
and December – approximately
one month before each academic
Omnilore Winter/Spring Classes
Starting in January:
Please attend this
training session because guidelines
and tips for coordinating SDGs are
always being improved, plus
there are some changes due to
transitioning to our new home at
the Edison Center. (And,
it's your chance to meet the new
Head Coordinator, Marilyn
Brashear, if you haven't already.)
Omnilore appreciates those volunteering for these important coordinating positions – Thank You!
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Do you have a mind that's not ready to retire? Did the
short video above entice
you? Then we are definitely for you!
NOTE: The Omnilore membership fee includes all the benefits of OLLI@CSUDH membership (see below).
Membership@Omnilore.Org. Please leave your name and mailing address, so that we may send you our current curriculum and other relevant information.
There are two Omnilore Orientation Sessions each trimester—six sessions in total throughout the year. All sessions are held in our Edison Center campus. The Sessions typically begin at 10:00 a.m. and last 90 minutes to 2 hours, depending on attendance and questions. There is a break at the midway point when refreshments are served.
You'll find the cost and benefits of OLLI-CSUDH outlined on the OLLI at CSUDH Membership Information page. The information on that page includes specific information about becoming an OLLI at CSUDH member ONLY.
Edison Center (3401 Inglewood
Avenue, Redondo Beach)
Alternate view — satellite map:
Most OLLI@CSUDH classes,
lectures, and events are held at the California State
University Dominguez Hills Extended Education facility (1000 E.
Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747), directly east of the
Home Depot Center sports complex.
There is a pay parking lot in front of the Extended Education facility – Parking Lot 3, on the south side of E. Victoria St. about a quarter mile east of Avalon Blvd. There are two automated parking permit dispensers located near the facility, one in the northwest corner and one near the southeast corner of Parking Lot 3. Both dispensers are marked by asterisks on this map. Parking costs $4.00, and credit cards are accepted by the machines.
Here is a Mapquest link to the location.
And finally, here is a link to the campus' official CSUDH driving directions page.
|Omnilore—OLLI at CSUDH, P.O. Box 7000-236, Redondo Beach, CA, 90277-8710|
|Last updated August 26, 2014 (hh)|