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From the Computer Lab

by Kathy Winkenwerder

This term we’re happy to have two new classes, plus two more old favorites on our schedule. Students have asked for classes on social media, Access and Word. This term we have them. With the return of
Intermediate Windows, we now have four Windows PC classes, one for every Windows user’s skill level.
The new Social Media class covers three social networks: Facebook, the social network that lets you keep in touch with family, friends and organizations; Twitter, a service where users post and read 140-character messages called tweets; and Instagram, a photo-sharing service. Join in the fun by learning how to open accounts; create profiles so you can share, post or tweet; comment on other posts or messages; post photos and videos; and follow people and groups.
Perla Gutierrez will teach the class. Perla was a professor of engineering at the National University Autonomous of Mexico, is a webpage designer, and is an active social
media user.
After learning about databases and how to create a simple one in the Fall term Introduction to
Microsoft Access class, students in the Introduction to Microsoft Access II class will learn to plan a database, create and organize one, enter data, and design their own forms. John Rogers continues as instructor.
Microsoft Word, that workhorse and standard of word processing, lets you use templates or format documents yourself to create great-looking documents that look like they come from a publishing pro. Learn how you can do it in Working with Word with a bonus of
Fundamentals of Google Docs, taught by Gail Meredith. In
addition to covering Word’s text, tables, charts, and graphic formatting, she’ll show you how to use the web-based Google Docs.
Intermediate Windows (formerly Intermediate Computer) is back! This class covers essential computer skills, email, using the web, plus some easy word processing. If you took our beginning class and want to reinforce or expand what you learned there, this class is for you.
Instructor Reggie Gates had a long career at Boeing where he worked in IT as a programmer, systems analyst, and project manager. For the past seven years he has taught Gmail, Google applications, Intermediate Windows, and Picasa classes at OLLI.

Please Be Seated!

by Rick Adams


The summer and fall of 2016 saw a flurry of activity outside HS&D as our new patio seating was being constructed. With a growing membership, OLLI needed more seating for those waiting for classes and a place to just sit and chat. Thanks to our Osher Foundation endowment distribution, we were able to build a beautiful new area.

We thank Michael Gardner, University
Architect and Manager of Capital and Physical Planning for a stunning design; our facilities staff, especially Mark Farrell for the beautiful brickwork, meticulously executed; and Brian McKinnon, Manager of Grounds and Landscaping for selecting the plantings that enhance the environment. We invite University students to mingle with us on the patio as we all engage in lifelong learning.