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.
NEW YEAR JULY 1 – JUNE 30, 2016 Annual memberships are now available to all new and renewing members.
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.
It is easy to share OLLI with Each One ReachOne! Click for Details
“Like” & “Share” OLLI UA. Check out class photos, event postings, updates and the latest news on the “Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UARK” Facebook.
Looking for an OLLI Event? Click on the “CALENDAR” link at the top of this page. Check the newsletter and member e-mails for program details and new events!
Need Registration 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, access to member benefits and more.
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
“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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.