Lifelong Learning Community Class & Videos Archive

We invite you to browse our archive of class videos from previous semesters. Current semester class videos are only available to LLC members. If you would like to join the LLC to access our current class videos, please follow the registration link on the LLC home page. Thank you!

Summer 2022 LLC Videos and Resources

June 30, 2022 – Gilbert, Sullivan, and “The Pirates of Penzance”
With Dr. Morton Achter, Professor emeritus and former Chair, Department of Music, Otterbein University
Class Supplemental Handout: Pirates of Penzance Handout

Spring 2022 LLC Videos and Resources

February 24, 2022 – Lands, Real and Imagined: Women Artists Respond to the Art & Travel Writing of Maria Graham
With Dr. Patricia Frick and Dr. Janice Glowski
Class Video Recording: Lands, Real and Imagined – Women Artists Respond to the Art & Travel Writing of Maria Graham

March 3, 2022 – Point of No Return: 9/11 and Beyond
With Shirley Brooks-Jones, retired staff member from The Ohio State University’s College of Agriculture & Natural Resources and recipient of the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador for her experiences and efforts in Newfoundland following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Class Video Recording: Point of No Return: 9/11 and Beyond

March 10, 2022 – What They Don’t Want You to Know about Conspiracy Theories
With Dr. Andrew Mills, professor of Philosophy and Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religion
Class Video Recording: What They Don’t Want You to Know

March 17, 2022 – The Language of Science: Structural Analysis in Chemistry and Poetry
With Dr. Carrigan Hayes, associate professor, Department of Chemistry
Class Video Recording: The Language of Science: Structural Analysis in Chemistry and Poetry

March 24, 2022 – Economic and Social Challenges: The Pandemic in Central Ohio
With Melinda Corroto, Executive Director of Andrews House, and Dr. Melissa Kesler Gilbert, Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Associate Dean of Experiential Learning
Video Recording Link: Economic and Social Challenges: The Pandemic in Central Ohio
Making Choices Activity Sheet

March 31, 2022 -The Biomechanics of Walking: How Does it Change with Age?
With Dr. Elena Caruthers, assistant professor, Department of Engineering
Video Recording Link: Biomechanics of Walking: How Does it Change with Age?

April 7, 2022 – The World of Mozart and His Music – Class 1 of 4
With Dr. Lyle Barkhymer, former faculty member, Department of Music

Video Recording Link: The World of Mozart and His Music, Class 1
Link to All YouTube References: Mozart Class YouTube Links

April 14, 2022 – The World of Mozart and His Music – Class 2 of 4
With Dr. Lyle Barkhymer, former faculty member, Department of Music

Video Recording Link: The World of Mozart and His Music, Class 2
Link to All YouTube References: Mozart Class YouTube Links

April 21, 2022 – The World of Mozart and His Music – Class 3 of 4
With Dr. Lyle Barkhymer, former faculty member, Department of Music

Video Recording Link: The World of Mozart and His Music, Class 3
Link to All YouTube References: Mozart Class YouTube Links

April 28, 2022 – The World of Mozart and His Music – Class 4 of 4
With Dr. Lyle Barkhymer, former faculty member, Department of Music

Video Recording Link: The World of Mozart and His Music, Class 4
Reading Handout: Mozart Recommended Reading 
Link to All YouTube References: Mozart Class YouTube Links

Winter 2022 LLC Videos and Resources

January 27, 2022 – Book Discussion: The Day the World Came to Town
With Librarians Lois Szudy and Nancy Smith

February 3, 2022 – LLC Scholars Student Panel
With LLC Scholars student recipients

Fall 2021 LLC Videos and Resources

Sept. 2, 2021 – THE LAND: art, science, and deep listening
With Dr. Janice Glowski, Director of the Otterbein Museums and Galleries
Class Video Recording: THE LAND: art, science, and deep listening

September 9, 16, and 23, 2021 – U.S. Immigration History
With Van Young, Historian and President of Griswold History Study Group
Class PDF Resources: U.S. Immigration History
*Due to copyright matters, we cannot share the Immigration class videos. We apologize for any inconvenience.

September 30, 2021 – The Problem We All Live With: Race and Education in Central Ohio
With Dr. Margaret Kohler, Professor & Department Chair, English
Video Recording Link: The Problem We All Live With: Race and Education in Central Ohio

October 7, 2021 – Roses that Grow from Concrete: A Hip Hop Sampler
With Dr. Michael Yonchak, Associate Professor, Music
Video Recording Link: Roses that Grow from Concrete: A Hip Hop Sampler
Link to Listen to Audio Files from Presentation: Hip Hop Audio Samples

October 14, 2021 – Everett Tilson: Early Civil Rights Activist and Critic of White Privilege
With Paul Burnam, Former Director of the John W. Dickhaut Library
Video Recording Link: Everett Tilson: Early Civil Rights Activist and Critic of White Privilege
Class Handout: Civil Rights Timeline

October 22, 2021 – A Day in the Life of a Nurse: At the Bedside, as a Provider, and Educating Future Nurses
With Otterbein Instructors and Nurses Regina Prusinski and Laura Valido
Class Video Recording: A Day in the Life of a Nurse
Class PowerPoint Presentation: A Day in the Life of a Nurse

October 2021 – Common Book Convocation and Activities 
Zoom Link to Watch Common Book Convocation: https://www.otterbein.edu/commonbookconvo
Book Discussion on Zoom with Nancy Smith and Lois Szudy
Nancy Smith & Lois Szudy Book Discussion Slideshow
TED Talk Presentation: Hans Rosling – The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen
TED Talk Presentation: Hans and Ola Rosling – How Not to Be Ignorant About the World

November 4, 2021 –The Architecture of Chairs: The Design and Culture of Sitting
With Dr. Carla Corroto, Professor, Sociology
Video Recording Link: The Architecture of Chairs: The Design and Culture of Sitting

November 5, 2021 – Re-discovering Our Voices: The Path Toward Normal Singing, Followed by a Choir Performance
With Dr. Gayle Walker and Otterbein Choir Members
Livestream Video: Re-discovering Our Voices

November 11, 2021 – A Captive of War: The Life of a Civil War P.O.W.
With Pam Allen ’96, Historian
Video: A Captive of War: The Life of a Civil War P.O.W.
PowerPoint Presentation: A Captive of War

November 18, 2021 – The Interaction of Missions and African Culture: The United Brethren in Sierra Leone
With Dr. Jeremy Smith, Professor, English
Video Recording Link: Missions and African Culture: The United Brethren in Sierra Leone

December 2, 2021 – How to Use Economics to Understand Our World
With Dr. Aida Odobasic, Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Business, Accounting, and Economics
Video Recording Link: How to Use Economics to Understand Our World

Spring 2021 LLC Videos and Resources

LLC Friends of the Frank Museum of Art and The C.Y. Woo Chinese Painting Collection at Otterbein – Feb. 25, 2021

Video Recording Link: The C.Y. Woo Chinese Painting Collection at Otterbein

Horses Helping Humans: Equine-Assisted Services – March 2, 2021

Video Recording Link: Horses Helping Humans: Equine-Assisted Services

What You Otter Read, Session I – March 4, 2021

Video Recording Link: What You Otter Read – Session I
Book Recommendations List

Ohio’s Ancient Earthworks – March 11, 2021

Video Recording Link: Ohio’s Ancient Earthworks
Video Link: Dr. Jarrod Burks on WOSU’s Columbus Neighborhoods Series

Assumptions and Realities: Searching for Appalachian Culture in Literature Session I – March 18, 2021

Video Recording Link: Searching for Appalachian Culture in Literature – Session I
Class PowerPoint Presentation: Assumptions and Realities Session I
Class Readings for Session I: Class Readings for Session I
Where I’m From Poem: Where I’m From Poem
Pack Horse Librarians: Pack Horse Librarians
Class Readings for Session II: Class Readings for Session II

Bonus Class: On and On – A History of Bluegrass Music in Columbus – March 23, 2021

Video Recording Link: On and On – A History of Bluegrass Music in Columbus

Assumptions and Realities: Searching for Appalachian Culture in Literature Session II – March 25, 2021

Video Recording Link: Searching for Appalachian Culture in Literature – Session II
Class PowerPoint Presentation: Assumptions and Realities Session II

The Seventies Session I – April 1, 2021

Suggested Readings: The Seventies Reading List
The Seventies Chart: The Seventies Reference Chart
The Seventies Class #1: The Seventies Class 1 of 4 Video
Suggested Reading for Class II: 1969 Agnew Speech
The Seventies Class #2: The Seventies Class 2 of 4 Video
The Seventies Class #3: The Seventies Class 3 of 4 Video
The Seventies Class #4: The Seventies Class 4 of 4 Video

Bonus Class: Otterbein’s Frank Museum Virtual Tour – April 6, 2021

Bonus Class Video: Tour of the Frank Museum Gallery with Janice Glowski, Ph.D.

You and Your Microbiome (MY What?), Session I – April 29, 2021

Video: You and Your Microbiome (MY What?), Session I
Video: You and Your Microbiome (MY What?), Session II

Roles of the Conservation Scientist: The Relationship Between Art and Science – May 13, 2021

Video: Roles of the Conservation Scientist: The Relationship Between Art and Science

What You Otter Read, Session I – May 27, 2021

Video Recording Link: What You Otter Read – Session II 
Book Recommendations List

Winter 2021 LLC Resources

Winter 2021 Program Resources
Download a printable copy of the “What You Otter Read” Book Discussion recommendations here.

Fall 2020 LLC Class Videos and Resources

Resilience: The Psychology of Grace Under Pressure – Dr. Noam Shpancer, Sept. 3, 2020

Class Video Recording Link: Resilience: The Psychology of Grace Under Pressure
Additional Resources: Psychology Today Article (PDF)

Memory in the Time of Corona Class #1 – Dr. Robert Kraft, Sept. 10, 2020

Class Video Recording Link: Resilience: Memory in the Time of Corona, Class 1
Additional Resources: Homework for Class #1 (PDF)

Memory in the Time of Corona Class #2 – Dr. Robert Kraft, Sept. 10, 2020

Class Video Recording Link: Memory in the Time of Corona, Class 2
Additional Resources: Homework for Class #2

Memory in the Time of Corona Class #3 – Dr. Robert Kraft, Sept. 22, 2020

Class Video Recording Link: Memory in the Time of Corona, Class 3

Viruses: From Villainy to Valor – Dr. Jennifer Bennett, Sept. 24, 2020

Class Video Recording Link: Viruses: From Villainy to Valor

Strategies for Social Emotional Learning – Dr. Allison McGrath, Oct. 1, 2020

Class Video Recording Link: Strategies for Social Emotional Learning
Additional Resource: Strategies for Social Emotional Learning Tool Kit (PDF)

Gold! Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Hills! – Rich Tenaglia, Oct. 8, 2020

Class Video Recording Link: Gold! Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Hills!

Portsmouth & Middletown: Navigating Economic and Cultural Challenges (Class 1/4) – Paul Eisenstein, Oct. 15, 2020

Class Video Recording Link: Portsmouth & Middletown: Navigating Economic and Cultural ChallengesPlease see course description here for additional info on class reading schedule/homework.
Link to watch this year’s Common Book Convocation is listed below in the “Misc. Video Offerings” section

Portsmouth & Middletown: Navigating Economic and Cultural Challenges (Class 2/4) – Paul Eisenstein, Oct. 22, 2020

Class Video Recording Link: Portsmouth & Middletown: Navigating Economic and Cultural ChallengesPlease see course description here for additional info on class reading schedule/homework.
Link to watch this year’s Common Book Convocation is listed below in the “Misc. Video Offerings” section.

Portsmouth & Middletown: Navigating Economic and Cultural Challenges (Class 3/4) – Paul Eisenstein, Oct. 29, 2020

Class Video Recording Link: Portsmouth & Middletown: Navigating Economic and Cultural Challenges
Please see course description here for additional info on class reading schedule/homework.
Link to watch this year’s Common Book Convocation is listed below in the “Misc. Video Offerings” section.

Portsmouth & Middletown: Navigating Economic and Cultural Challenges (Class 4/4) – Paul Eisenstein, Nov. 5, 2020

Class Video Recording Link: Portsmouth & Middletown: Navigating Economic and Cultural Challenges
Please see course description here for additional info on class reading schedule/homework.
Link to watch this year’s Common Book Convocation is listed below in the “Misc. Video Offerings” section.

The Healing Choir – Gayle Walker, Nov. 6, 2020

Class Video Recording Link: The Healing Choir

What Confucius Taught Still Speaks to Us Today (Class 1/2) – Jeremy Smith, Nov. 12, 2020

Class Video Recording Link: What Confucius Taught Still Speaks to Us Today
Pre-Class Reference Handout: Confucius’ Key Idea (PDF)

What Confucius Taught Still Speaks to Us Today (Class 2/2) – Jeremy Smith, Nov. 12, 2020

Class Video Recording Link: What Confucius Taught Still Speaks to Us Today
Pre-Class Reference Handout: Confucius’ Key Idea (PDF)

Life Story of a Song – Pam Allen ’96, Dec. 3, 2020

Class Video Recording Link: Life Story of a Song

Misc. Video Offerings

Common Book Convocation 2020 with Dreamland Author, Sam Quinones

COVID Conversations: COVID Conversations are a semester-long interdisciplinary initiative that draws on the in-house expertise of Otterbein’s faculty to create a series of conversations about COVID-19 from a variety of perspectives. These timely and relevant 20 minute or less talks, followed by discussion, showcase the hallmark interdisciplinarity of Otterbein and will bring the entire campus and community together to discuss important issues.

Hatha Yoga: Join LLC Member Kathy Esson for Yoga Lessons 

Yoga for Our Best Lives: PowerPoint Presentation by Kathy Esson