Endowment supports lifelong learning
The Bernard Osher Foundation has awarded a $1 million endowment to UM to help sustain the highly successful Osher Life Learning Institute at the University.
Known as MOLLI throughout campus and the Missoula community, the institute is one of only 123 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes in the nation that receives funding from the Bernard Osher Foundation.
Each spring, fall and winter, MOLLI offers courses on many topics for people 50 and older, including literature, sciences, the arts, history and current events. The courses are taught by dynamic University professors and community educators, and there are no tests or grades. A MOLLI annual membership that costs only $20 is required to register for the courses, which usually are held once a week for six weeks. Registration fees can vary, but most courses cost $60.
Memberships, renewed annually, help ensure that MOLLI will continue to be able to offer lifelong learning opportunities in the greater Missoula community. In addition to course offerings, MOLLI holds free, members-only social and educational events in the community throughout the year. Gift certificates for memberships or course registration fees are available.
For more information, go online to http://www.umt.edu/ce/plus50 or call 406-243-2905.