Volunteer Spotlight: Pat Hyland

Meet OLLI At-Large Executive Committee Member Pat Hyland.  Born in South Fulton, a small town in Northwest Tennessee, Pat attended the University of Tennessee, majoring in Civil Engineering. He met Susan Skibinski during his sophomore year. The couple were married in 1967 and have two sons. The Hylands moved to St Louis when Pat accepted […]

Denise Zona & Dr. Steve Radinsky honored by Missouri House of Representatives

Denise Zona, Administrative Assistant for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and Dr. Steve Radinsky were honored by the Missouri House of Representatives for outstanding service to adults 50+ in our area during the pandemic on June 14.  Denise and Dr. Radinsky exemplify the determined, creative staff-volunteer partnership that kept the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) moving forward […]

A Tribute to Dick Hyde, Longtime OLLI Member and Facilitator

This week we learned of the passing of Dick Hyde, a longtime member of OLLI as well as a facilitator of many great courses on wars.  As we approach Veteran’s Day, we must also acknowledge the contributions Dick made at OLLI to provide an event each year to share the stories of the OLLI members who have […]

OLLI Community News | July 7, 2021 (Links to an external site)


Welcome back to the OLLI Community News email. Starting this week, I will be sending a newsletter each Wednesday.

I wanted to begin by introducing myself as the new director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Washington University in St. Louis. My name is Amanda Rhodes, and I am a lifelong St. Louisan. In case you are curious, I went to high school at Fox in Arnold, Missouri.

OLLI Community News | June 15, 2021 (Links to an external site)

Hello Lifelong Learners,
Heartfelt and humble thanks to everyone who participated in making the celebratory video University College put together for me. You all said such wonderful things. Special thanks to Leonard Adreon who wrote a poem and to Stanley Misler who sang a song—it was “wonderful”! My cup runneth over.

Thank you also to everyone who has sent me a note or an email. Each one is most appreciated.

OLLI Online Summer 2020 Course List

As promised, here is a list of the free online courses which will be offered during the OLLI summer term (July 6-31). Please read through the descriptions carefully and pick one or two courses to register for. All courses have size limits and some are quite small and may fill quickly. Sign up only for […]

Announcement for Spring/Summer 2020

After careful and thoughtful discussion, and with the health and safety of our facilitators and students in mind, we are disappointed to inform you that the spring and summer terms for OLLI, scheduled for our West Campus location, are officially canceled. We had planned to run the spring term in June and July, but the […]

Announcement for Spring 2020

As you probably know, Chancellor Andrew Martin has informed the Washington University in St. Louis community that beginning March 23, following an extended spring break, there will be no in-person courses taught in the classroom or any other setting until at least April 30, 2020. The Lawrence Jasper Lecture, the Facilitator Workshop, and the Book […]