Welcome to Lifelong Learning!

When you become a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Arkansas, you become part of a vibrant learning community. OLLI UA  is the region’s leading university based, non-profit organization providing educational, cultural and engagement opportunities for mature adults.                    

You are invited to join us and discover the benefits of membership and the joy of learning year round.  Annual memberships are tax deductible and last 365 calendar days.  Give the gift of lifelong learning, too!


About Online Class Registration:   

To sign in, you will enter your member information or create a new account then purchase a membership with our online system. It’s quick and you can pay with a debit or credit card.  You may also join by mailing your printed registration or by calling the OLLI office.                                     

A) OLLI UA’s Online registration system processes registrations when your membership is in good standing, only. Note: If your membership expires before the start of a course, renew then register for the course(s).

B) An OLLI UA/CampusCE online registration tutorial is available on this website or in the OLLI UA office.


Need assistance?                                   We’re here to help.  When you call, a friendly staff member or member volunteer will be glad to take time to thoroughly answer your questions, help facilitate registration, provide membership support, and access to resources that enrich your overall learning experience at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Arkansas.

Office Hours                                        Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Phone 479.575.4545

E-Mail olli@uark.edu

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UA (OLLI) Staff                                                    Director: Susan Tonymon                        Assistant Director: Sandra Sawyer              Part-time Office Assistant: Suzanne Murphy  Part-time Office Assistant: Essie Anderson      Office Volunteers: Connie Johnson & Lou Whisenhunt

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Member Socials

The Social Committee of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UA provides wonderful opportunities to meet up for fun outside the classroom. Check the Calendar of Events and member e-mails for details and new events!

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

Questions about a social event?         Contact Steve Parker, OLLI-UA Social Committee Chair at: steveparker41@msn.com


 OLLI-UA on Facebook has a new address! Simply “Like us” on Facebook and you’ll get updates on new classes, programs and events, plus view photos & highlights all year long!

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New Courses For November!

“Natural Illusions: A studio visit with artist George Dombek”                                            Join in the fun! Tour the modern studio and peaceful gardens. Explore the works and the creative world of an award winning American artist. This is an extraordinary edu-social event combining nibbles, warm and cold drinks with a lively discussion in Dombek’s lovely studio just outside Fayetteville near Goshen.  Participants will learn about Dombek’s unique approach to painting, unusual tools and creative process.  As the host and instructor, George Dombek welcomes the opportunity to personally share his work with OLLI members.

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014        Time: 4:00PM – 6:00 PM                         Location:  GEORGE DOMBEK STUDIO,  844 BLUE SPRINGS ROAD.   FAYETTEVILLE, AR

“Judaism in a Nutshell”                          Curious about the Jewish faith? This introduction to the basics of Judaism will cover the religious origins, principles, practices, global impact and more.  Anyone who wants a better understanding of this timely and important subject, will enjoy this engaging course and get those questions answered. Your OLLI instructor is Dr. Robert Lennick, the Rabbi in Residence at Congregation Etz Chaim, Bentonville, Arkansas.

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014             Time: 1:30PM – 3:30 PM                         Location:  The UA Global Campus           2 E. Center St.   Fayetteville, AR

“The Year of the Sheep”                          One sixth of the world’s population celebrates Chinese New Year, not just in China, but all over the world. In fact, San Francisco’s Chinatown hosts one of the largest celebrations outside of China. OLLI members and guests will have a special opportunity to celebrate right here in northwest Arkansas!  Participants will study China’s colorful, tradition rich holiday with OLLI instructor Dr. Shaojing (Rita) Wu.  Enjoy interactive activities, improve understanding and appreciation of the history, customs, foods, symbols, sounds and colors of what is China’s biggest annual social and economic holiday.

Date: Monday, December 15, 2014           Time: 10:00PM – 12:00 PM                     Location:  The UA Global Campus         2 E. Center St.   Fayetteville, AR

Go to”Register online” for more details and register for these fascinating and fun single session classes.

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