Spring 2018 Special Events

At OLLI at UNT, our goal is to provide a variety of excursions that are educationally, culturally, and socially enriching. In addition to our regular information sessions and member socials, we offer our members special on-site lectures and tours of nearby museums and nature centers.

Tomorrow and Beyond with Jane Goodall

Monday, April 9, 7:00pm

Jane Goodall is coming to UNT! The university's Distinguished Lecture Series is offering a special 50% discount for OLLI at UNT members. Each member who purchases a ticket will be entered in a drawing for a chance to attend the VIP reception with a guest. Starting February 19th, members will be able to purchase their discounted tickets through UNTUnionTickets.com using a special coupon code. For more information, please contact olli@unt.edu.

Thin Line Festival Opening Night Film & VIP Reception

Wednesday, April 18

Thin Line is a one-of-a-kind festival that combines the best of modern media to create an engaging, multilayered experience that appeals to all. OLLI at UNT members have been invited to attend the opening night VIP reception as complimentary guests of the festival. General admission for all other festival events is free. RSVP for the reception through the OLLI at UNT Member Portal or by contacting olli@unt.edu.

Hands on a Hard Body (Musical)

Thursday, April 26, 7:30pm

For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor, and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is "Hands on a Hardbody" only one winner can drive away with the American Dream. Purchase your ticket through the OLLI at UNT Member Portal. Ticket cost for OLLI at UNT members: $5.00.

Lunch & Learn Lecture Series

Looking to pick up some knowledge in between OLLI at UNT classes? Pack and bring your own lunch and enjoy talks from visiting professors, courtesy of the University of North Texas and Texas Wesleyan University. RSVP through the OLLI at UNT Member Portal or by contacting olli@unt.edu.

Disasters and Our Vulnerability

Dr. Alison Simons
Thursday, April 12
11:45am - 12:45pm
Robson Ranch Clubhouse

Are we all affected by disasters in the same way? Is our environment the only aspect that determines our vulnerability to disasters? We will examine the social structures in our society which dictate who are more likely to be affected by disasters, whatever their nature.

OLLI After 5:00 Lecture Series

Looking for more intellectual stimulation after the school day ends? Consider joining us for OLLI After 5:00, a special lecture series for members where we will enjoy wine and cheese while listening to a select group of speakers. RSVP through the OLLI at UNT Member Portal or by contacting olli@unt.edu.

Top 10 Nutrition Tips for Healthy Aging

Dr. Anna Love
Tuesday, April 3
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Robson Ranch Clubhouse

Learn nutrition steps you can incorporate daily to help you age well by increasing longevity and quality of life. This lecture includes a nutrition screening to see how you are currently doing on some of the most common pitfalls in nutrition and simple ways to correct them. Dr. Anna Love has degrees in dietetics, sports nutrition, and community health education.

Cyber Forensics and the Dark Web

Dr. Scott Belshaw
Tuesday, April 17
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Robson Ranch Clubhouse

Dr. Belshaw is the director of the Cyber Forensics Lab at UNT New College at Frisco, where his goal is to connect with as many police departments and federal agencies as possible to accelerate investigation processes. In this lecture, he will discuss how law enforcement uses a lab like UNT's to catch criminals. He will also talk about the dark web and its role in criminality.