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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State University

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a membership-based lifelong learning program for adults 50 and better. Engage your mind…just for the love of it!

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Informative and stimulating short courses are available to Osher members.

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There is no additional cost to Osher members to attend lectures, but registration is required. If space is available, you may bring a non-member friend.

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We offer a variety of learning opportunities as special events outside the classroom.

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Osher Events Highlighted

Diane Raptosh registration LinkThe Password Primeval: Poetry as an Emblem of Democracy – In an era which persists in sounding poetry’s death knell, we are made even more certain of poetry’s primacy. In this lecture, Diane Raptosh, Idaho Writer-in-Residence and Boise’s first Poet Laureate, will lay to rest the thought that poetry will disappear from the core of the populace. Reading from her latest book of poems, American Amnesiac, and referencing other works, Ms. Raptosh will discuss how poetry is one of our great human resources for regulating a healthy democracy.
Presenter: Diane Raptosh, 2013 Boise Poet Laureate and Idaho Writer-in-Residence
Date and time: Thu., May 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Yanke Research Park
Cost: Free
To register: The Password Primeval

2015 Spring Social – Join us for the second annual Osher Spring Social! Enjoy light refreshments and a short program where we will provide a sneak peak at the new fall 2015 catalog, introduce new advisory board members, and the director and advisory board chair will give an update on the Institute. Spend time visiting with fellow Osher members before we take our summer break.
If you’d like to bring a guest, please call Central Registration at 426-1709 so we can have an accurate headcount for catering.
Date and time: Fri., May 8, 2-4 p.m.
Location: Boise State University Student Union Building, Simplot Ballroom
Capacity: 400
To register: 2015 Spring Social