in partnership with Oregon State University
Academy for Lifelong Learning

Fall 2014

Summer 2014

ALL Week

ALL News

ALL Class Notes

Search ALL

This search function searches only the ALL web site. This includes catalog listings for previous classes.

Site Problems?

If you encounter any problems in using this site, please let me know.

Dan Youngberg


Engaging Alumni and Friends of OSU
In the Promotion and Advancement of the University
Through Lifelong Learning


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

9:30-11:30 AM
The World of Russia's 19th- and 20th-century Literary Giants

By Vreneli Farber

1:30-3:30 PM
A Labyrinth Walk: Historical Significance and Utilization

By Gina M. Halter & Be Davison-Herrera
Class participants will meet at the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church at the corner of Harrison and 35th.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

9:30-11:30 AM
Church & Synagogue

By David Buttrick

Thursday, October 30, 2014

9:30-11:30 AM
Sleep Medicine: What Sleep Does for the Brain

By Mari Goldner

1:30-3:30 PM
ALL --- Past, Present, & Future

By Bill Kemper

go to top of page

ALL News

Schedule Changes

  • Bookstores, Printed Books, Ebooks, and the Future of Reading by Jack Wolcott, scheduled for Wednesday, November 5, 9:30-11:30 AM is CANCELLED. Mr Wolcott sends his deepest regrets that holiday circumstances require his full attention at the bookstore. The Humanities Strand will try to reschedule this class for spring 2015.
  • Putin and the "Eurasian Union" by Diane Farrell scheduled for Tuesday, October 21, 9:30-11:30 AM is RESCHEDULED for November 5, 9:30-11:30 AM.
  • Painting Soils with Soils by Jay Noller scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, 1:30-3:30 PM is CANCELLED. The Arts Strand is attempting to reschedule for a future term.
  • Gala Russian Dinner

    For those of you who have not decided whether or not to attend the Gala Russian Dinner on November 19, there is still time to do so. Simply send in your check for $23.50 per dinner, and please note whether you are having the Braised Beef or the Pirozhki (vegetarian) entree, as well as your name(s). See your schedule of classes for the complete description. Please also note if you have special dietary requirements, the caterers can meet your special dietary needs if you give them fair warning-- but not if they find out the night of the dinner. The deadline for signing up and for communicating special dietary needs for this dinner is Wednesday, November 12 at 5 PM. ALL's mailing address is PO Box 923, Corvallis, OR, 97339.

    ALL Socials Calendar

    • Thursday Nov 20 3:30 PM
    • Thursday Dec 4 11:30 AM
    Socials are held in the Fireplace Room

    Committee Meeting Calendar

    • Monday, October 20: 1:30-3:30 PM - Board of Directors - Chairperson of the Board Margaret Dutton
    • Monday, October 27: 1:30-3:30 PM - Curriculum Committee, Third Planning Meeting for Winter Term. Class forms are due. - Chair David Eiseman
    • Wednesday, October 29: 1:30-3:30 PM - Transition Team and Review Subcommittee - Chair John Ringle

    Organization Changes

    An announcement from Margret Dutton, Chair, ALL Advisory Council: For the past several years, ALL has been a program of the Oregon State University Alumni Association. There will be a change as of July 1, 2014 when ALL will become a separate organization and will then apply for its own 501 C3 non-profit status. We have had discussions with OSU's Division of University Relations and Marketing and will establish a relationship with them as a sponsoring partner of ALL, thereby maintaining a solid connection with the University. Ongoing support from the Alumni Association will continue also. Although this is a change, we want to assure our members that it will not have any practical effect on our operations. We have always been a self-funded, peer-led organization and will continue to offer the excellent schedule of ALL classes. go to top of page

    ALL Class Notes

    Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

    Jonathan Kaplan has provided references and resources related to his class on Thursday, October 16.

    Why War?

    Paul Kopperman, guest speaker at the Wednesday, October 8 class, Why War? Part I: The Causes of Interstate War, has provideded his notes and the following book recommendations:

    • "The Origin and Prevention of Major Wars", edited by Robert Rotberg and Theodore K. Rabb which illustrates how different disciplines, as well as different scholars, regard the issue of what causes war. This is required reading in his college class.
    • "Ways of War and Peace", by Michael W. Doyle, discusses the classical writers (e.g. Hobbes, de Tocqueville, and Marx) whose writings helped to shape the views of the Realist, Liberal, and Socialist perspectives on the causes of war.

    3D Printing

    Dr. Will Dillon, our speaker from Tuesday, May 6 has posted a blog about his well attended class on 3D Printing. Click Here to go to his page which lists links and videos related to 3D videos and to some of the questions raised during Q & A at his class.

    A Touch of Dutch Culture

    Presenter and Dutch Native, Sander Hoekstra sent further information after his class on Thursday, April 17.

    Friesian Horse:

    • Population ~ 70,000
    • Many of the horses reside outside of the Netherlands.
    • There are a lot of breeders in and outside The Netherlands.
    More info: Dutch site (in English):
    US breeders:

    Sander notes that he will have to ask people in the Netherlands about the influence of Spain on Dutch culture. He cannot find anything when he googles this, so it must have been small. However, the influence of Napoleon was big, e.g. he introduced the metric system and laws. Sander also recommended the PORTLAND DUTCH KONINGSDAG 2014 which is Sunday, April 27 from 3:30-6:30 pm in Portland, Oregon. The link to that information is And finally, for those requesting the web address of the Holland vs the Netherlands clip, it is

    One Writer's Story

    Susan Jackson Rodgers graciously has shared her slides and notes with us. To see Susan's notes, after opening the file with Adobe Reader, click on "Comment" in the upper right hand corner of your Adobe Reader. Her notes will show up as annotations on the side.

    Gala Dinner Recipes

    go to top of page