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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Need Membership Information? Join and you’ll discover valuable member benefits and learning that fits your schedule, year round.  Annual memberships are tax deductible! OLLI offers annual gift membership certificates, too. Give the gift of lifelong learning!

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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 “Android Smartphone/Tablet”  with Instructor Barry Sawyer on Tuesdays June 2 and June 9. 9:30 a.m. at the UA Global Campus. Fayetteville.                            “Aging with Wit and Wisdom” with instructor Judith Tavano on Thursday, June 11, 11:30 a.m. at the UA Global Campus, Fayetteville.                            “The Rwanda Genocide Up Close” with instructor Samuel Totten on Tuesday, June 16, 1:00 p.m.  at the UA Global Campus, Fayetteville.  

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:


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Lou Whisenhunt OLLI UA 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 Volunteer of the Year recipients:  2010 – Joyce Richardson  2011 –  Essie Anderson  2012- Martha Devault  2013- Mike Adelman  and 2014 – Hugh Earnest.






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