I want to commend you on your Sept. 1 editorial, “Education as lifelong work,” embracing Isaac Asimov’s view: “If you enjoy learning, why should you stop at a given age.”
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at LSU and its predecessor, Lagniappe Studies Unlimited, have espoused the same view since our formation in 1994.
OLLI at LSU, administered by Continuing Education, is a volunteer member-run organization dedicated to the lifelong learning of people 50 years of age and older in our community.
At the present, we cater to the learning interests of over 1,000 members who reside in 25 different zip codes in Baton Rouge and the surrounding communities.
We offer learning opportunities in practically every field of study. Art, humanities, languages, music, physical and social sciences, and personal enrichment are just a few. At last count, we offer classes in over 30 different disciplines.
Our classes are held at five centrally located facilities around Baton Rouge and in St. Francisville. Principal among them is the Broadmoor United Methodist Church on Sharp Road. All facilities are within convenient driving distance to most members.
For like-minded readers of Asimov, we are fortunate to have in OLLI at LSU the place to pursue our learning quest. OLLI at LSU is one of only 119 similar institutes around the country offering this learning opportunity. It is in recognition that Gov. Bobby Jindal proclaimed Aug. 1-7 Louisiana Lifelong Learning Week.
I encourage interested readers to take advantage of what OLLI at LSU has to offer. They will not be disappointed. To learn more, visit http://www.outreach.lsu.edu/OLLI.
Nabil Saad, chair
OLLI at LSU, Lagniappe Chapter