During Tuesday's edition of Lubbock's First News on KFYO, Emma Carrasco of Texas Tech's OLLI talked about the program aimed at providing further education to Lubbock citizens 50 years of age or older.

OLLI stands for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and is a membership based organization that has been around since 2002. It includes classes in geography, art, technology, film, and many other subjects, each aimed at individuals 50 years of age or older. There are no tests and no grades, but only stimulated learning. The classes are taught by current or former Texas Tech professors.

August 21st will be the date of a kick-off for the Fall Semester including a meal where prospective students can come by and learn more about the program, meet other "ollis" (or fellow learners), and get to know the professors. The kick-off starts at 5:30, is open to the public, and is hosted at the Mackenzie-Merket Center. "We really want to invite people to come and join us. It's going to be a fun day of entertainment and giveaways and education," Carrasco said.

Membership costs between $32 to $45, and covers both the spring and fall semester. Classes are also very affordable, ranging from $15-70 dollars a semester. Gift cards are offered and make a great present for a friend who has an interest in learning.

For more information, such as a catalog, you can call the OLLI Office at (806) 742-6554 or visit the OLLI website, and be sure to attend the Fall Semester kick-off!

To listen to the full interview, click the play button below:

To listen from a mobile device, click the following link: KFYO LFN Emma Carassco July 22 2014