Back in April we began installation of new projection equipment in the “Bungalow Theater” where we have been holding our Pine Avenue film classes.
In that same month we installed our new projection and sound systems in our computer lab on campus.
These recent improvements in our audio-visual capabilities brought back memories of my first OLLI classes almost ten years ago in our one and only classroom (now known as Room 101).
In those days our art history instructor rotated slides through a manual projector atop a wheeled cart from the middle of the classroom while trying to talk loud enough to be heard by the students in the front and back of the
Some instructors had to carry in their own portable audio tape and CD players (some called them “boom-boxes” or “third-world attaché cases”). Others had to illustrate their lectures by hand-shuffl ing their own plastic transparencieon top of our vintage overhead View-Graph projector.
Thanks to Carl Curtis and our technical volunteers, our classroom and lab equipment now enable our members and instructors to communicate ideas and experiences more vividly and directly through their laptops, iPads, CDs, blu-ray video discs, and even directly from the Internet itself.
The generous contributions of our members and the efforts of our volunteers have made these improvements possible. We hope that you remember and secretly thank them the next time at OLLI when you are visually swept into
the magic of art, inspired by history, or moved and enriched
by comedy and drama.
June 30, 2013 will be the close of our fiscal year at OLLI and the close of our annual giving campaign. This fiscal year we were fortunate, once again, to have a $10,000 challenge grant donated by 5 generous members. We have also had the good fortune to have many members rise to meet this challenge. It is not too late to participate. All donations are used to support and improve our OLLI at CSULB and our satellite classrooms.
Thank you for your support.
We will celebrate the generosity of all supporters in the fall issue of THE SUN.
Two other gifts to OLLI were presented during spring session. Our computer program was the recipient of generous donations from WOCMUG and an OLLI member. Find out
more about these donors on page 13 of this SUN issue.
Let us continue to “Learn More ~ Age Less.”