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  • Requests for Tech Classes?

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

    Greetings and Salutations!

  • THE QUEST FOR SELF-IMPROVEMENT

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

    by Dave Ornick

  • Jims of Wyzdom for 18 January 2019

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

    Books: I have the questionable habit of reading half a dozen books at once. Having two Kindles helps with the logistics, as I can very simply shift from one to the next. On Kindle #1 I have 50 books in line. Kindle #2 is the larger Fire model that can grab anything off the other Kindle or from Amazon’s cloud. Anyway…I recently finished Jon Meacham’s “The Soul of America,” a brief book that makes a good case for reassuring us that our republic has gone through catastrophic political situations like the one we are in now and survived. He also strongly advises that we voters tend to get what we deserve! Ouch! Our current situation, from president through congress, has been building in the background since Reagan came to office, and though he was an optimistic, nice old character actor, he bought, hook, line and sinker, the theory of “trickle-down economics.” Every worthwhile economist, including two Nobel Prize winners, Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz, have relentlessly tried to expose this theory as a completely bankrupt idea that has never worked. The result has been tax cut after tax cut for the richest people while the rest of us end up paying the tab, or the republic goes into multi-trillion-dollar debt like we have now. I read a thin little book back in grad school called “The Pursuit of Happiness” in which the author wrote that to understand corporate CEOs, you must realize that these people have already thrown their children and grandchildren under the bus for the short-term profits of the company! I didn’t mean this to become a political screed, but these days, if we remain silent we could end up with no republic and a king.

  • Morgantown Week at a Glance, January 21st 2019

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

    Morgantown Week at a Glance, January 21st 2019

  • Podcasts! Or, Stuff to Listen to On the Go

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    It used to be that if you missed an episode of your favorite radio show, you were out of luck unless it came on again later as a rerun. But things have changed and now not only are radio shows available for download to enjoy at your leisure, but almost anyone with something to say, a decent microphone, and an internet connection to create their own radio shows.

  • Presentation Added to Morgantown Schedule: Travel with Collette

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    Jake Savage of Collette will be coming to OLLI on Tuesday February 12th to talk about upcoming classes and answer your questions about the Collette travel programs.

  • At the Alumni Center Gallery: The Bodice Project

    Monday, January 14, 2019

    West Virginia University Health Sciences Center and the Bodice Project invite you to join them February 20 - 22 in the Erickson Alumni Center Nutting Gallery for the Bodice Project Sculptural Exhibit.

  • OLLI Winter Term Begins in Morgantown on Tueday

    Monday, January 14, 2019

    The Morgantown winter term begins on Tuesday, January 22nd and there are still plenty of classes open to sign up for!

  • OLLI Office Closed for MLK Jr Day

    Monday, January 14, 2019

    The OLLI office will be closed on Monday, January 21st for Martin Luther King Jr Day.

  • Wild Wonderful Whole Grains

    Monday, January 14, 2019

    Many of OLLI members attended the Whole Grains Sampling Day class the past 2 years. This year the class is being hosted by WVU Ag Sciences school. It is free, open to the public and includes lunch.