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September 2012 News Releases

Washburn University president and KU chancellor to sign lifelong learning agreement

WHAT: Washburn University and The University of Kansas will sign an agreement to offer courses in Topeka through KU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

WHEN: 9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

WHERE: Lobby, Living Learning Center, Washburn University

WHO: Washburn President Jerry Farley, KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, Fred Pawlicki, executive director, KU Continuing Education and Tim Peterson, dean, Washburn Office of Academic Outreach

WHAT IS THE OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE? Initially funded by a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco, the KU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has been offering accessible and innovative learning environments for participants age 50 and over since 2004. Learners from all backgrounds and levels of education enjoy a wide range of innovative and enriching courses in the arts, history, philosophy, culture, health and well-being, and other popular topics.

Osher classes were first offered in Lawrence, Kan., but through partnerships with residential communities and community colleges, it now offers courses throughout the Kansas in Hesston, Hutchinson, Kansas City, Lawrence, Manhattan, North Newton, Ottawa, Topeka, and Ulysses, and Liberty, Mo. The Institute is part of KU Continuing Education.



Tim Peterson, dean, Office of Academic Outreach, Washburn, 785-670-1399
Jim Peters, Osher Lifelong Learning Center, KU, 785-846-9142
Amanda Hughes, university relations, Washburn, 785-670-2153