Come Hear Mason Fulbright Scholar at OLLI!By Alice Slayton Clark
OLLI Communications Associate/Registrar
OLLI is excited to have two summer-term classes presented by George Mason University Fulbright scholars. The Fulbright presentations kicked off this week with a wonderful presentation by Dr. Mary C. Murphy of the University College Cork in Ireland “How the European Union Helped the Northern Ireland Peace Process.”
You will not want to miss our second Fulbright presentation, by Dr. Elman Eminov, chief economist at PASHA Bank and former senior economist at the Central Bank in Azerbaijan. He will present his research on the “Financial Issues of an Oil Exporting Economy: Azerbaijan and Beyond,” exploring the country’s current financial conditions and challenges and its tremendous economic growth and investment over the past decade as a result of its oil industry.
Dr. Eminov’s presentation (F706) takes place at Lord of Life Church in Fairfax on Tuesday, June 30, from 9:40 –11:05. Sign up for this class on the OLLI member portal. It can be found under Spotlighted: Added Courses http://olligmu.augusoft.net/.
Meet Michelle Blandburg,Newly-Elected OLLI Board MemberBy Camille Hodges,
Humanities/Social Sciences Planning Group Member
The first time I met Michelle I was immediately impressed by her obvious commitment to, and enthusiasm for, OLLI. With smiles and accolades for the program, she warmly welcomed me as a new OLLI member and as a class liaison. Michelle shared how OLLI has allowed her to pursue a creative side of her personality–theatrics! In short, her love for OLLI is infectious to all who encounter her. Pleasantly surprised at her election to the Board of Directors, she looks forward to serving the membership and helping everyone benefit from what OLLI offers.
Michelle joined OLLI in 2012 and quickly became involved in programs that allowed her to implement the organizational skills and expertise used in her former career with Navy Federal Credit Union. She not only contributed to OLLI as a member of the Class Liaison sub-committee, but also as a leader in the OLLI Players and Reader’s Theater, Humanities and Social Sciences Planning Committee, and the Dirty Knees Club.
Michelle is inspired by a Robert Frost quote, “In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life; it goes on.” She also likes one by Oscar Wilde, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” These encourage her to take what comes with confidence.
Michelle is honored by the opportunity to contribute to OLLI on a level that includes its current operations as well as future goals. In turn, we at OLLI are honored to have her as a newly elected member of the Board of Directors!
The June Photo of the Month theme was “Sports/Action.” We selected Rita Gustin’s photo “Mare, Foal Running” which may also be viewed at this page. To view other photos by members of the Photography Club, visit the club’s photo website.
Uncle Olli has lived in Northern Virginia most of his lifetime, and has encountered most every every traffic situation that might raise a question, however trivial it might seem. Ask Uncle Olli at email@example.com. He is embarrassed by nothing!
AT STOP LIGHTS, OR IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC, HOW FAR BACK SHOULD YOUR CAR BE FROM THE CAR IN FRONT OF YOU?
A good rule of thumb is, if stopped, far enough to see the rear tires of the car in front of you; if moving, a distance behind as far as your car will travel in three seconds. Danger and traffic is ever-changing, however, and this will not always be possible. Another rule of thumb might be, if your passengers get nervous, edgy, or alarmed, you are probably too close.
For tickets for either Center for the Arts (CFA) or Hylton, call 1-888-945-2468, buy tickets online through the event calendar (see links below), or visit the venue’s box office. For more information see the CFA ticket page or the Hylton ticket purchase page.
At the Fairfax Campus VenuesSaya Caporal Dance CompetitionSat, Jun 20, 5:30
Airmen of Note Concert: Part of the National Jazz Workshop
The following list covering the next two weeks is extracted for your convenience from the master online calendar maintained by the office, with direct web links added when available. The list is accurate as of mid-week but to check anytime for the latest information, please view the latest forecast of upcoming events on our website (News/OLLI Calendar). Note: All OLLI members are welcome at, and encouraged to attend, meetings of the Board of Directors, committees and resource groups, kickoff coffees, etc. (bolded below).
Sat Jun 20
Tai Chi Club–TA-3Computer Club–TA-1
Mon Jun 22
What’s in the Daily News–TA-1Bridge–TA-3Murder Mystery Club–TA-C
Tue Jun 23
Cottage Art–TA-CKnitting and Needlework Club–Panera, HerndonLoudoun Program Planning–RM 205
Wed Jun 24
Fri Jun 26
Recorder Consort–TA-3Travel Club–TA-2Craft and Conversation–Cottage
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