Please attend these free, open to the public, Bonus Programs offered through OLLI.
No registration is needed to attend a Bonus Program.
Bonus Programs are Wednesday from 12:00-1:15 pm in the Bryant Conference Center, located at 240 Paul Bryant Drive in Tuscaloosa.
These one-day, one-time classes are free and open to the public.
January 16, 2019
Presenter: Blake Richardson
Come listen to Blake Richardson, assistant professor in the School of Music and the conductor of the Huxford Symphony at UA tell you about the orchestra, how they prepare concerts, how students’ membership in the orchestra fits into their education at UA, and the concerts they will be playing in the Spring 2019 semester.
Hiking the Appalachian Trail
January 23, 2019
Presenter: Ed Stephenson
Mr. Stephenson will speak about the Appalachian Trail, the hikers that attempt it,
what you should know about long-distance hiking before you try it yourself, and some
of the adventures encountered during five section hikes.
January 30, 2019
Presenter: Ian Crawford
William McKinley: The President, the Pan-American Exposition and Pandemonium... the
aftermath of McKinley’s assassination.
February 6, 2019
Presenter: Lee Stegall
With support from his family, Mr. Stegall started a new adventure – shrimp farming. The challenges of drilling, supplies from the Florida Keys and everything else, shows how one family faced it all.
February 13, 2019
Presenter: Milton Denny
Mr. Denny gives a seminar on the people, places, and events that the War of 1812 and
the Trail of Tears impacted and how they shaped Alabama into the state it is today.
February 20, 2019
Presenter: Milton Denny
Continuation of the seminar on the people, places, and events that the War of 1812
and the Trail of Tears impacted and how they shaped Alabama into the state it is today.
February 27, 2019
Presenter: John Gillum
From 1942–45, Aliceville, Alabama, had one of the largest German POW camps in the
U.S. Aliceville Museum Director, John Gillum, will show how over 6,000 prisoners and
1,200 personnel made a difference in the small town of Aliceville.
March 6, 2019
Presenter: Ron Houts
In preparation for an OLLI field trip to Shiloh NMP, Prof. Houts will explain why early in the Civil War, so many men died in a place few had ever heard of. The true objective of the Union army was the capture of the important rail intersection at Corinth, which was the site of a second battle later that year. The last item discussed will be the CSA victory at Brice’s Crossroads, just a few miles South of Corinth.