The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U of A  is Arkansas’ leading university affiliated, non-profit program providing high quality, affordable educational, cultural and engagement opportunities for mature adults. 


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Refer a new OLLI member and you both receive $5.00 off your next OLLI UA class!Already a member? See how fun it is to share the joys of lifelong learning with this great member benefit!  Click for Details

OLLI SIgnOFFICE HOURS                 Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Phone 479.575.4545

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute UA Staff                                                    Director: Susan Tonymon                        Assistant Director: Sandra Sawyer              Part-time Office Assistant: Suzanne Murphy  Part-time Office Assistant: Essie Anderson      Office Volunteer: Connie Johnson

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DIRECTOR’S CORNER  I hope you’ll check out the Spring 2015 issue of Northwest Arkansas’“2NJoy” Magazine! In addition to colorful arts, culture and entertainment features there are articles by OLLI UA members, too! Sp2NJoy 2015ecial thanks to member Talya Tate Boerner for the delightful piece on Sara Hardin’s “The Art of Food Carving” class to be held on Thursday, May 7.  This class along with dozens of other fun and inspirational classes are still open for your registration this semester. For example, “The Secret Life of Bees” with instructor Tom Nichols on Tuesday, May 19, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  at the Nichols Bee  Be Savvy crop 2015 (540x640)Colony – Prairie Grove, AR.   [Click Here To Register]




MEMBER SOCIALS        The Social Committee plans opportunities to meet up for fun and fellowship outside the classroom!

Birthdays & Books Monthly Luncheons  Meets at Bordino’s Italian Restaurant (3rd Thursday of each Month)- Dickson St. Fayetteville, AR 11:30am – 1:00pm  Please RSVP to Melinda Nickle.

Questions about a social event?         Contact Steve Parker, OLLI-UA Social Committee Chair at:


Spring 2015 Course Catalog


“OLLI UA Member and Volunteer Appreciation Cookout/Potluck!”  

Friday, May 22nd                                Time: 11:00 am  -1:00 pm                   Location: The Barton UA Agri Pavilion Fayetteville, AR

Last year, about 75 members, instructors, volunteers, and friends attended. Will you join us this year? It is a very casual social event held in the cool shade of the UA agri center pavilion. There’s plenty of parking,too!  Stop first at the membership table to register for door prizes.  Then enjoy a burger hot off the grill, tasty potluck style fixin’s, then finish the meal off with a little warm cobbler and lively conversation!  Your OLLI staff will provide the basic condiments, tea and warm cobbler. Please bring your favorite potluck dish to share, too! Note: If you bring a home cooked dish, we’d be delighted for you to share it with members.  E-mail recipes to Suzanne at or bring with you to the cookout.  Many thanks to long time friend and supporter of lifelong learning Legacy National Bank of Arkansas. Legacy Bank’s staff is graciously grilling burgers, for everyone!

“Shout out!” for Extra Pairs of Hands!

If you can help with one of these duties, please call Essie Anderson at 479-575-4545.

  • 4 are needed to accept and arrange potluck items. [Arrive at 10:30 a.m.]
  • 2 to help assist with parking and help unloading [Arrive at 10:00 a.m.]
  • 4 to set up tables, chairs and tablecloths [Arrive at 9:00 a.m.]
  • 4 to take down tables, chairs and bag trash immediately after event.

Note: An RSVP is preferred, but not required to attend the cookout/potluck. Come celebrate another succesful year of OLLI UA’s sensational lifelong learning programs!




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