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Trips & Special Lectures

OLLI at USCB offers, each semester, a variety of travel opportunities, ranging from one-day motorcoach trips within a few hours of the University to international adventures with Road Scholar. These trips are open only to current OLLI at USCB members on a first-come, first-served basis. Note that trip fees are non-refundable after a specified date, unless a substitute is available on a waiting list.

SPRING 2019 REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 15, 2019

 

WINTER/SPRING 2019 TRIPS

TRI200: SIP SIP SIP ON WADMALAW ISLAND
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
8:00am - 6:30pm

TRI200: SIP SIP SIP ON WADMALAW ISLANDWadmalaw Island is home to the Charleston Tea Plantation, Deep Water Vineyard and Firefly Distillery. On this amazing day trip, you'll visit all three. At the Tea Plantation, world-renowned tea maker and tea taster William Barclay Hall, head of operations, will take you on a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the tea factory and 127-acre grounds to discover what tea making takes, from field to cup. After a boxed lunch, you'll head to Deep Water, where you'll learn about winemaking, stroll through seven miles of vineyards, and taste the vino. Finally, at Firefly Distillery, creator of Sweet Tea Vodka, you'll learn about the distillation process, meet the distillers and sip six of 24 different spirits – vodkas, rums, whiskeys, moonshines and/or bourbon before boarding your bus for a relaxing ride home.
FEE: $105, includes transportation, lunch and all tour/tasting fees.


 

WINTER/SPRING 2019 SPECIAL LECTURES

COI208: SYMPOSIUM RACE MATTERS DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES ON RACE
Thursday, March 21, 2019
5:00pm-8:30pm
USCB Hilton Head, 21 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island

This symposium brings together a panel of respected professionals from the fields of history, social science, medicine, community advocacy, media, and education to discuss 'race' through the lens of their professional experiences. The symposium will address the tensions that currently exist around 'race' as they impact real people every day. The topics include discussions of intercultural communication and mis-communication, discrimination, both individual and institutional, and biases, both implicit and explicit. The symposium goals are to: stimulate and promote ongoing dialogue about 'race' and social/cultural divisions in our society; increase understanding and improve relations within an American population that is increasingly multi-racially, multi-culturally, multi-ethnically diverse; and explore what can be done to challenge individual and structural impediments to a racially and culturally egalitarian society informed by democratic values and ideals.

 DR. GLORIA HOLMES will moderate this symposium. She is a professor of education, and author of Justice in Search of Leaders, published in 2018.


HIS215: SHIPWRECKS OF AMERICAS LOST CENTURY 1493-1606
Friday, April 5, 2019
9:00am-5:00pm
USCB Beaufort, Center For the Arts Auditorium

SHIPWRECKS OF AMERICAS LOST CENTURYJoin the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA), OLLI, the Santa Elena Foundation, and twelve marine archaeologists and historians for a symposium of nine active shipwreck explorations off America's south and east coast.  Chaired by the historian whose archival searches placed Mel Fisher on the site of the 1622 Spanish treasure ship "Atocha", the symposium will focus on 16th Century shipwrecks actively being researched off the south and east coast of America.  While most period wrecks are Spanish, included are the archaeological work currently conducted on the 1565 Jean Ribaut fleet lost off Florida and the ongoing search for the 1576 French corsair "Le Prince" at the bottom of South Carolina's Port Royal Sound. Help us unfold the little-known story of America's Lost Century preceding the well-known English chapters of our common history!

ADMISSION:
Public: $30
OLLI & SEF Members: $20
Students & Faculty: $10
OLLI members sign up here

PGD204: IDENTIFYING PURPOSE IN RETIREMENT
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
10:00am-1:00pm
USCB Bluffton campus, Hargray 156

This class focuses on the all-important personal aspects of preparing for and living in retirement. Extensive, in-depth interviews of retired men and women from around the country show that there a set of personal transitions we must navigate as we approach and enter retirement, a set of unique opportunities afforded us as we enter this new phase of life, and finally a set of very real personal challenges we must face as we continue to age. Each area of personal transition, opportunity, and challenge is explored as a way of equipping participants to have a more fulfilling and meaningful retirement. Class format is lecture, small break out discussion groups with a short snack break.

JACK HANSEN, PhD. Bachelors and Doctors degrees in Engineering and has spent much of his career as part of the leadership organizations in the Federal Government (e.g., NASA) and universities (e.g., Penn State Applied Research Laboratory. He is active in the OLLI program at Furman University and is a visiting guest lecturer.