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OLLI 2015 Fall Open House

OLLI-USF invites you to their Fall Open House, Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Centro Asturiano
 in Tampa. Author and historian Gary Mormino will discuss the issue surrounding Florida's representation and other significant historical figures who may replace Smith including Osceola, Alexander Darnes, LeRoy Collins, Mary McLeod Bethune and James Weldon Johnson.

Gary R. Mormino, Ph.D. UNC Chapel Hill, is an historian, author, frequent contributor to the Tampa Bay Times, Frank E. Duckwall Professor of History Emeritus and past director of the Florida Studies Program at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. He has taught at USF since 1977. In 2003 the Florida Humanities Council named him its first Humanist of the Year. In 2014 he was awarded the Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USF (OLLI-USF) is a membership organization of older adults who join together to form a community of learners. There are no tests or grades, and most courses have no prerequisites. As we get older, finding opportunity for self-discovery and continued growth can become more and more difficult. At OLLI-USF every course, lecture or event is an avenue for intellectual enrichment and social connectivity where you can discover new interests, explore new directions and forge new relationships with fellow OLLI members.

OLLI members and nonmembers of all ages are welcome and light refreshments will be served.