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Loudoun Newsletter




Mea culpa for my lack of newsletters recently. Time seems to be going so fast now! Spring semester was well attended in Loudoun and the classes were exciting and very meaningful. I still attend classes in Fairfax so I know that people from Loudoun can still get there!



There are many fabulous classes in the offing for Loudoun so check out the summer catalog and sign up now!  Not to be missed – a new addition to the Loudoun offerings that was not included in the summer catalog.  Click the title below to sign up now!

L608 Jesus and Mary in the Muslim Tradition (June 20, 9:40am), taught by Mason professor and world renowned scholar of Islam, Professor Abdulaziz Sachedina,  Dr. Sachedina’s is a fascinating and prolific writer and his publications include: Islamic Messianism (State University of New York, 1980); Human Rights and the Conflicts of Culture, co-authored (University of South Carolina, 1988) The Just Ruler in Shiite Islam (Oxford University Press, 1988); The Prolegomena to the Qur’an (Oxford University Press, 1998), The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism (Oxford University Press, 2002), Islamic Biomedical Ethics: Theory and Application (Oxford University Press, February 2009),  Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights (Oxford University Press, September 2009), in addition to numerous articles in academic journals. (see

Also, don’t miss the following great social events!  How about some minor league baseball and a picnic with friends and family? (click title for more information or to register – event is open to guests)

953 Summer 2018   Field Trip to the Potomac Nationals – Adult (Age over 12) Reservation
Sunday, 12:00–5:00, July 15
Event minimum: 20 (including 954,955 events)
Adult fee: $43

Prices for the event are based on the age of the attendee; register accordingly (see 954 and 955 for the same trip, but for younger attendees.)

954 Summer 2018 Field Trip to the Potomac Nationals – Child (Age 6-12) Reservation
Sunday, 12:00–5:00, July 15
Child (6-12) fee: $39

955 Summer 2018 Field Trip to the Potomac Nationals – Child (Age 5 Years and Younger) Reservation
Sunday, 12:00–5:00, July 15
Child (5 and under) fee: $24

Want to meet more of your Loudoun colleagues?  Come to the Coffee and Conversation on June 21, at 11 am at Signal Hill (click title below to register)

1101 Summer 2018 Coffee and Conversation
Thursday, 11:00–11:45, June 21
Event limit: 25

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and some cookies (and maybe a donut), and kick off the new term at this casual gathering. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the camaraderie—new members and longstanding members. Registration for this event is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Below is a special note from program planning chair Doris Bloch that all of us should make a note of.

Members would appreciate it if the speaker (and/or the introducer, initially) would tell the class the instructor’s name, especially if it is not shown on their first-displayed PowerPoint page. Even better, it is requested that their name is written, either on the white board or on a folded card (tent-card?) on the podium. This is especially appreciated if the speaker is a non-OLLI member. Visual learners like to have the name of the instructor in black and white in front of them.


Loudoun News

  • Courses for Winter and Spring in Loudoun will be focusing on Russia. We are looking for anyone that has expertise in language, history, art, music, religion, food or politics. Please let Thank you.
  • Have you visited Russia? We are also looking for people that have travelled to Russia to speak about their travels. Let me know:
  • June 5 from 10-12am, we are having our Loudoun program planning meeting. It will be at Signal Hill campus. Please come and let us know what you think about Loudoun programming. What classes would you like to see more of out here. Would you participate in Loudoun classes. It is a perfect time as there are no classes and Loudoun is a lovely place. You can even go to One Loudoun for your choice of wonderful restaurants. Come sample the ambiance of Loudoun County.

Thank you for your patience with the newsletter. More will be forthcoming.

Kathie West

Loudoun Coordinator