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  • Sport for Diplomacy Program Looking for homestay families in Morgantown July 19 and 20, 2019

    Friday, June 14, 2019

    A delegation of 23 students and coaches from Monterrey, Mexico, will be visiting Morgantown, WV, from July 14 to 26 as a part of the Sport for Diplomacy program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and Sports Diplomacy Division of the U.S. Department of State. Sport for Diplomacy is a two-way educational exchange program between Mexico and the U.S. This past May 18 students and professionals, including students and faculty from West Virginia University were part of the American delegation that visited Monterrey, Mexico.

  • Morgantown Week at a Glance, June 14, 2019

    Friday, June 14, 2019

    Monday, June 17, 2019

  • Jims of Wyzdom for June 14, 2019

    Friday, June 14, 2019

    We’re just one short week away from the official beginning of summer on June 21. That’s when we drive up to Chautauqua for our ten-day sojourn, so my next issue will come to you from Chautauqua with adventures included.

  • Spend the Summer with OLLI!

    Friday, June 14, 2019

    The summer catalogs are beginning to arrive in mailboxes!  If you haven't received yours yet, you can browse a copy online at https://olliatwvu.org/available-courses/course-catalogs/. Or call the OLLI office at 304-293-1793. We'd be happy to send you another! Regisration begins Monday, June 24. Knowing that many of our members from the Charleston area are not able to make the trip to Morgantown for the OLLI Annual Meeting, I want to encourage you to read the ballot that was sent to current members a few weeks ago and vote online or by mail. In addition to voting for new board members, the membership is voting on a proposal to implement a small annual membership fee of $20 for the Charleston program. If you did not receive your ballot or have any questions, please feel free to call me.

  • Make Your Voice Heard

    Friday, June 14, 2019

    In late May, OLLI members received information about voting for new board members and other business at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 19, in Morgantown. Because OLLI values the opinions of our members, we will be offering any members who are not able to attend the meeting in person two different ways to cast your vote and make your voice heard. You can complete and mail your ballot back to OLLI or you can vote online. Mailed ballots must be postmarked no later than Monday, June 17.

  • The Ethics of CRISPR and Genetic Engineering

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Genetic engineering : the deliberate modification of the characteristics of an organism by manipulating its genetic material. Genetic engineering is something that has been used in science fiction to scare people for decades. We typically end up with either tyrants who use their super intelligence and super strength to recreate the world in a manner or their choosing, or with monsters. (Or both.)

  • West Virginia e-Directive Registry

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    The e-Directive Registry houses and makes available to treating health care providers West Virginians’ advance directive forms, do not resuscitate (DNR) cards, and Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) forms.

  • Tai Chi Class Canceled

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    Unfortunately, Doug Myers will be leaving town, so the Tai Chi classes for the summer are canceled. We are searching for a new instructor, and hope to be able to offer Tai Chi again soon.

  • Special Matinee Prices for Be My Baby at M. T. Pocket's Theater

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    MT Pockets Theatre has a very special offer for OLLI! They have 2 matinee performances for our current show Be My Baby this coming weekend and a special ticket offer.

  • Families and Caregivers Struggle to Find Resources Inside Appalachia

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    Across most of central Appalachia, the population is declining as young people leave to find work. Those who stay, are rapidly aging. In West Virginia, for instance, about 16 percent of the population is 65 or older, according to a Department of Health and Human Resources report. Seniors are expected to be about a quarter of the total population by 2030.