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. 


MEMBER UPDATE                    

NEW YEAR JULY 1 – JUNE 30, 2016     Annual memberships are now available to all new and renewing members. 

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Check out OLLI Membership!   You’ll be glad you did.  Join and you’ll discover classes and programs that capture your interest and fit into your schedule, year round.  There’s more. The Institute offers members-only extra benefits AND you can purchase gift certificates for annual memberships, too. Give the gift of lifelong learning and transform someone’s curiosity into discovery! Your membership is tax deductible.

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OFFICE 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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“Who Done It? Medieval Murder” The murder of the Little Princes in the Tower, attributed to their uncle, Richard the III, is one of the most notorious royal murders in history.   Join in an investigation of their deaths with historian, Georgena Duncan, through (prior to class) reading of The Daughter of Time and researching their murders using primary and seconday documents.  Perhaps Richard the III isn’t the guilty party…Participants will explore the types of evidence historians use and how the evidence is applied in the writing of history.   Registration opens July 1st!


July 1st – OLLI 2015-16 Annual Membership year begins.                                           Early August – OLLI 2015 Fall Course Catalogs arrive in OLLU UA Member mailboxes                                         August 23rd – OLLI 2015 Fall Course Catalogs inside the NWA Democrat Gazette  September 3rd – Fall Open House and Class Showcase  4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.               UA Global Campus, Fayetteville, AR.      September 10th –  Fall Open House and Class Showcase II 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Schmieding Center, Springdale, AR.

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.



Spring 2015 Course Catalog


Lou Whisenhunt VOY2015OLLI 2015 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR    

OLLI member Lou Whisenhunt was named as 2015 Volunteer of the Year recently at the annual member volunteer cookout. Volunteers are the lifeblood to non-profit organizations and OLLI’s member driven structure relies on the generosity of members who share their valuable time and talents.

OLLI UA says “Thank You!” Volunteers! Each year since 2010, the institute has recognized an outstanding OLLI member for exemplary service. Lou’s name and photo now appears on OLLI’s perpetual plaque next to previous recipients:   2010 – Joyce Richardson  2011 –  Essie Anderson  2012- Martha Devault  2013- Mike Adelman  and 2014 – Hugh Earnest.





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