Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

JCPRD's 50 Plus Program is pleased to be a host site for KU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute which offers noncredit enrichment courses and events in accessible and innovative learning environments with a special focus for folks 50 and “better,” although learners of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.  No homework. No tests. No pressure. It’s just learning for the joy of it.

Participants must register directly with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.  Click on the REGISTER WITH OSHER link provided below for each individual course to register online.  Scroll to the bottom of the page for additional information on how to enroll over the phone or by mail.


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Most people know little about the American Revolution.  Could thirteen disunited colonies defeat Europe's most powerful military?  This course examines the lives of farmers who became soldiers, women in many roles, and indigenous and enslaved people.  With new knowledge, students can explore the question: Who benefitted from the war?  Who didn't?

Instructor Bio: Vincent Clark holds a doctorate in modern European history.  His graduate work included a Fulbright Graduate Fellowship at Germany's University of Heidelberg.  He was history professor and chair of the history department at Johnson County Community College and has published articles and books in his field.

An Osher membership fee of $25 is required to enroll in this class, in addition to the class fee.

3 two-hour classes - $50

REGISTER WITH OSHER            Roeland Park Community Center            4/11        Thu        2 p.m.


How to register with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 

1. Register Online

If you would like to register online for one of the courses above, click on the "Register with Osher" link to go directly to the program registration page.  Click here for specific Instructions for how to register online.  

2. Register By Phone

If you would like to register by phone, please contact Osher's Registration Center at 785-864-6779.

3. Register By Mail

Download and complete the registration form (PDF) and mail with a check or money order to:

KU Lifelong & Professional Education
12600 Quivira Rd
Overland Park, KS 66213

Credit Card: For security reasons, KU cannot accept credit card information written on the registration form. If you wish to pay by credit card, please call our Contact Center at 785-864-6779.