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. 


Announcing enhanced membership and registration features including easier class searches, couples’ registration, flexible course payment options and more. 

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.

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!

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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Join OLLI Instructor Hershel Hartford’s  class to explore the world of social media! 

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Visit “OLLI in the Ozarks” on Youtube for OLLI Class Highlights and Instructor Videos

OLLI MEMBER SPECIAL EVENT:       “An Afternoon of Petra & Paradise”               Friday, March 6th

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm                               Location:  UA Global Campus, Fayetteville Class Fee: $5.00 – Includes: Parking, Popcorn and Cold Drinks (Feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch, too!)

Tom Promo NOVAHow did a nomadic desert people over 2000 years ago build this magnificent city with its monumental temple-like tombs carved into cliffs, and do it in one of the driest places on earth?

Dr. “Tom” Thomas Paradise, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville professor and one of the stars of upcoming “Building Wonders — Petra: Lost City of Stone”  will take us on a behind the scenes tour with his engaging presentation. Learn details about his exciting role in the making of this fascinating three part NOVA documentary series airing this month on PBS.


The Social Committee provides fun opportunities to meet up for 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 CLASS FEATURE:  “Write the History of Your Choice” Offered twice this spring!

Course one: starts March 3 and meets each Tuesday through March 10. Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Location: OLLI UA’s classroom on the 4th floor of the UA Global Campus in Rogers.

Course two: Begins May 5 and meets each week through May 26.  Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Location: OLLI UA’s classroom, 4th floor of the UA Global Campus in Fayetteville.

Marilyn Collins Write histor 2015Marilyn H. Collins is an award-winning author of local and regional history books and is the author of “how-to” guides for writing history. Whether you are writing family history, your memoir, or local and regional history–this course is for you!  



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