State Outreach Program

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute:

A collaboration with K-State, UFM and the University of Kansas


Welcome to the Osher Institute where adult learners come to enrich their lives, meet new friends and engage with their community. No homework. No tests. No pressure. It’s just learning for the joy of it.

Go to the Osher site at the University of Kansas for additional information and to register for classes.

What is the Osher Institue at the University of Kansas?

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas is a part of KU Professional & Continuing Education. We are committed to creating accessible and innovative learning environments throughout Kansas and the Greater Kansas City area, with special focus on participants age 50 and over although anyone can participate. Learners from all backgrounds and levels of education are welcome to enjoy the benefits of Institute membership.

Choosing from a diverse collection of courses, learners create their own program of personal development, expanding their views of the world and enriching their lives and their communities.

Faculty and facilitators are carefully selected to assure they have the academic qualifications, a passion for the topic, and a love of teaching to create a meaningful and fun learning environment.

The University of Kansas is deeply grateful to the Bernard Osher Foundation in San Francisco for partial funding of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas as one of its affiliates in the United States.

Learn More about the Osher Institute at KU.


About the Manhattan Collaboration:

In August, 2010, Kansas State University Global Campus and the University of Kansas Osher Institute signed an agreement to begin offering Osher Institute courses in Manhattan. UFM Community Learning Center was designated as the Manhattan contact and coordinator. An average of four courses and two trips are planned each semester.

Materials and Power Point Slides for Manhattan Classes:

These files will download to your computer.

Generals Who Became Presidents Slide Show



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