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K-State Today

August 19, 2016



Register now for fall 2016 Osher Lifelong Learning Program in Manhattan

By Charlene Brownson

Kansas State University and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas have teamed up to bring the Manhattan area the diverse content, innovative learning opportunities and quality faculty that promote lifelong learning in the community. The program in Manhattan is coordinated by UFM Community Learning Center.

The Osher Institute offers courses for participants ages 50 and over that focus on the joy of learning. Instructors are carefully selected for their expertise, a passion for the topic and a love of teaching. Courses meet weekly for two hours over a three-week period and require no homework, out-of-class preparation or testing.

To enroll, call KU Osher toll-free 877-404-5823 or 785-864-5823 or register online

Fall 2016 courses in Manhattan include:

  • The Korean War, with instructor Robert Smith — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 30, Sept. 6 and 13. 
  • Apocalypse — WOW!, with instructor Barry Crawford — 2-4 p.m. Sept. 15, 22 and 29. 
  • Beginning Family History: Skills that Turn the Hobbyist into a Better Genealogist, with instructor Kelsee Walker — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 27 and Oct. 4. 
  • Female Artists of the Flint Hills, with instructors Cally Krallman, Barbara Waterman-Peters and Kim Casebeer — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 3, 10 and 17. 
  • Brown vs. Board of Education, with instructor Russ Hutchins — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 19 and 26.
  • The History of Manhattan and Kansas State University, with instructor Jim Sherow — 2-4 p.m. Oct 27, Nov. 3 and 10.

This year's special event is "Sweeney Todd: Behind the Scenes" Oct. 2 at the Manhattan Arts Center.