Activities

The Spring 2018 catalog is now available; call 559.278.0008 or email osher@csufresno.edu to receive a copy via U.S. Mail. 

Spring 2018
General Sessions
Date & Time Location Event/Activity Featuring
Tuesday;
February 27,
1:00 - 2:30pm
Satellite Student Union "A Journalist's Reflections: What I've Learner in Four Decades in the News Business" Jim Boren
Tuesday;
March 6,
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Satellite Student Union "Transforming a Region" Ashley Swearengin
Monday;
March 19,
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Satellite Student Union "Making the World a Better Place - Utopia as a Verb" Dr. Hillary Jones
Wednesday;
April 11,
3:00 - 4:30pm
Satellite Student Union "Changing Aging" Dr. Bill Thomas
 Wednesday; April 18,
3:00 - 4:30pm
Satellite Student Union  "Mathematics: An Art and a Science" Dr. Carmen Caprau

Spring 2018
Short Courses
Date & Time Location Event/Activity Featuring
Thursdays;
February 1, 8, 15 & 22
2:00 - 3:30pm
PB191 "Valuing the Local Artists" Donald Munro
Thursdays;
February 1, 9, 15 & 22
10:30am - 12:00pm
PB191 "Classical Philosophical Texts of India" Dr. Ann Berliner and Dr. Satish Chandra
Friday;
February 2
1:00 - 3:00pm
PB192 "Online Music" Cristian Juarez
Mondays;
February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12 & 19
10:00 - 11:30am
PB194 "Poetry: Develop Your Voice" Sally Vogl
Mondays;
February 5, 12 & 26
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB191 "Qigong for Mind, Body and Spirit" Aaron Drake
Tuesdays;
February 6, 13, 20 & 27
2:30 - 4:00pm
PB191 "Architecture, Ethnicity & Historic Landscapes of California's San Joaquin valley" Karana Hattersley-Drayton
Wednesdays;
February 7, 14 & 28
10:00 - 11:30am
PB191 "Current Events Discussion" Dr. Thomas Holyoke
Tuesdays;
February 13, 20, 27 & March 6
10:30am - 12:00pm
PB191 "Astronomy Behind the Headlines" Larry Parmeter
Friday;
February 16
1:00 - 3:00pm
PB192 "Uber & Lyft" Cristian Juarez
Friday;
Feburayr 23
1:00 - 3:00pm
PB192 "Netflix, YouTUbe TV & Hulu" Cristian Juarez
Wednesdays;
February 28, March 14, 21 & 28
2:00 - 3:30pm
PB191 "The Philosophy of War and Peace" Dr. Andy Fiala
Thursdays;
March 1, 8, 15 & 22
10:30am - 12:00pm
PB192 "Renaissance Florence" Gina Strumwasser 
Friday;
March 9
1:00 - 3:00pm
PB192 "Amazon, Amazon Prime & Audible" Cristian Juarez
Thursdays;
March 1, 8, 15 & 29
1:30 - 3:00pm
PB191 "Understanding the Reformation: Its Strenghts, Weaknesses and Impact" Dr. Allen Carden
Tuesdays;
March 6, 13 & 20
1:30 - 3:00pm
PB191  "The Islamic World: 7th Century to Today" Dr. Elizabeth Manak
Monday;
March 12
1:30 - 3:00pm
PB191 "A Musical Tour of Ireland with Celtic Band Pipe on the Hob"  Karana Hattersley-Drayton
Fridays;
March 16 & 23
10:00 - 11:30am
PB191 "Tuning Into the Power of Your Intention" Claudette Hayes
Tuesdays;
March 13, 20, April 3 & 10
10:00 - 11:30am
PB191 "18th Century Eurpean Art: From Rococo to Neoclassicism" Susana Sosa
Wednesday & Tursday;
March 28, 10:00 - 11:30am
March 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
 
PB191 & Fresnp State Nursery "Fresno State Horticulture: We're Growing! Lecture and Tour" Calliope Correia
Mondays;
April 2, 9, 16 & 23
10:00 - 11:30am
PB191
"The Ideology and History of Global Fascism" Dr. Bradley Hart
Tuesdays;
April 3, 10,17 & 24
2:00 - 3:30pm
PB191 "Focus on Theater" Donald Munro
Thursdays;
April 5, 12 & 19
10:30 - 12:00pm
PB191 "Filming the 60s: Hollywood's Reaction to a Changing America" Paul Kaser
Thursdays;
April 5, 12 & 19
3:30 - 4:30pm
PB191 "Nutrition and Label Reading" Dr. Lisa Herzig
Thursday;
April 19
2:00 - 4:00pm
PB192 "Keeping Life FUN!" Diane Callahan and Jill Wagner
Fridays;
February 2, March 2, April 6 & May 11
9:30 - 11:00am
PB194

Book Club

February 2: "The Girls of Atomic City" by Denise Kiernan

March 2: "Swan Garden" by Anne Biggs

April 6: "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance

May 11: "Shadow Divers" by Robert Kurso

Kay Davies

sPRING 2018
Field Trips & aCTIVITIES
Date & Time Location Event/Activity
Wednesday;
February 14
9:00am - 3:00pm
Tulare, CA
"World Ag Expo"
Friday;
February 23
11:00am - 1:00pm
Whole Foods
Fresno, CA
"Israeli Street Food"
Friday;
February 23
1:00 - 2:30pm
Fresno, CA
"Cupcake Decorating at Frosted Cakery I"
Friday;
March 2
1:00 - 2:30pm
Fresno, CA
"Cupcake Decorating at Frosted Cakery II"
Friday;
March 9
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whole Foods
Fresno, CA
"Irish Eats"
Friday;
March 23
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whole Foods
Fresno, CA
"Thai Delights"
Friday;
April 6
10:00am - 12:30pm
Chaffee Zoo
Fresno, CA
"Chaffee Zoo Behind the Scenes Tour"
Friday;
April 13
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whole Foods
Fresno, CA
"Rustic Italian"
Friday;
April 20
1:00 - 2:30pm
Fresno, CA
"Basics of Coffee Brewing"
Wednesday;
April 25
9:30am - 6:00pm
Paso Robles, CA
"Paso Robles Wine Tour"
Friday;
April 27
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whole Foods
Fresno, CA
 "Mexican Madness"
Friday;
April 27
10:00am - 12:00pm
Fresno, CA
"Lanna Coffee Cupping I"
 
Friday;
 
May 4
 
10:00am - 12:00pm
 
Fresno, CA  "Lanna Coffee Cupping II"

To see past activities:

Brochures from our past semesters are linked on the Resources page.