All posts by Tracy Jacobs

Osher Spotlight: Jackie Gratz

This past Wednesday, Jackie Gratz retired after more than a decade as director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University. The next day, plans were in place to honor Jackie with a reception and concert. But just as Jackie was getting ready to

Rock ‘n’ Roll, Race, and Society

Daryl Davis, noted American R&B and blues musician, author, actor and bandleader, recently taught a “Rock ‘n’ Roll, Race, and Society” course at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University. Davis provided Osher students a unique blend of academic insight into the origins of

Osher Plans Trip to Bordeaux, France

Earlier this year, I wrote about day trips offered at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University. At the time we were finalizing plans for our first overnight trip—one that took Osher members to the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. We were also

Osher Member Spotlight: Ellen and Rex

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University has a number of married couples among its members—but it’s rare to have such a couple who both teach in the program. With Ellen O’Brien and Rex Rehfeld, we have struck gold! I asked them to chat

Osher Fall Course Preview

Although we just wrapped up the summer session at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University, registration for our fall semester is in full swing. Classes begin September 12 and are held in our classrooms at 7400 York Road, Towson, MD. For more information on

Day Tripping with Osher

Did you know that Greenbelt, MD was a planned community built during the Great Depression? Or, that there is a purportedly haunted place on the Eastern Shore known as Suicide Bridge? How about going a little farther from home to find out that the Princeton

Summer at Osher

At Towson University, learning isn’t limited to traditional undergraduate and graduate programs. Learning opportunities abound for students of all ages, experiences, and professional backgrounds. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University provides classes and activities for retired and semi-retired men and women, ages 50

Osher Member Spotlight: Lester and Arlene

At Towson University, learning isn’t limited to traditional undergraduate and graduate programs. Learning opportunities abound for students of all ages, experiences, and professional backgrounds. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University provides classes and activities for retired and semi-retired men and women, ages 50

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

You’re getting older! Crow’s feet and gray hairs aside, the alternative isn’t too inviting. Within the next 15 years, it is predicted that one out of every five people in the United States will be 65 or older. In Maryland alone, over 14% of the