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K-State Today

January 11, 2018

Registration for spring 2018 Osher Lifelong Learning Program is now open

Submitted by Charlene Brownson

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

The Osher Institute offers courses are specially developed for folks 50 and older; however, all ages are welcome to enroll. The courses promote 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 website osher.ku.edu

K-State alumni receive a $10 discount for courses only.

The following spring 2018 courses will be offered in Manhattan:

  • The Amazing J.R. Brinkley: Milford's "Goat Gland" Doctor and So Much More! — Jerry Harper
  • Gunmen, Scoundrels, and Lawmen of the West — Robert Smith
  • Killers of Kansas — Janet Balk
  • Underground Railroad — Jim Peters
  • True North: An Introduction to Canada — Kevin Boatright
  • Life and Teachings of Christ — Jennifer Anderson

Special event bus trip: "Through the Eyes of Picasso" at the Nelson-Atkins Museum on Friday, March 23.