It’s our 25th Anniversary here at USF, and we’re celebrating it in a number of ways, including the introduction of our first blog. Let me introduce you to a few of the people who are making it happen.
Ara Rogers, Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USF.
Cath Mason, Program Assistant for OLLI-USF and Managing Editor of OLLI Connects.
Al Carlson, OLLI Connects Editor
Diane White, OLLI Connects Consultant and Contributor.
Diane Russell, OLLI Connects Contributor and Proof Reader.
The articles here have been written by OLLI members, and we invite you to share your stories with us to help build our OLLI community. Write up your idea, your thoughts, your OLLI experience, or a meaningful life experience and submit it to us by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ideal length is 500 to 1500 words, but this isn’t high school, and if the length of your article fits the idea you want to express, then that’s the right length.
You can make your submission much more interesting by including photographs. They have to be your own photos, though. OLLI does not want to be sued for publishing someone else’s copyrighted work! (And if you’re not yet as proud of your photos as you’d like to be, check the OLLI Course Catalog. There are some great photography classes for digital photographers, whether you use a full-on digital camera or your cell phone.)
If you submit your article as an MS Word document attached to your email with your photos attached as JPEG’s, it will be easy for us to edit. However, if you’re not an MS Word user and don’t know a JPEG from a TIFF or a PNG, don’t let that get in your way! We’ll deal with what you send us and get back to you if we need to.