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Winter 2011


Curiosity never retires.


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at To learn more contact, 406.243.2905 or visit us online at

Welcome to the Time of Your Life! Initially funded by a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation, The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM (MOLLI) is a lifelong learning program for adult learners +50. MOLLI’s goal is to create an accessible and innovative learning environment so that active older adults from all backgrounds and levels of education may pursue learning. MOLLI builds on the rich resources of The University of Montana to offer its members an array of educational and social opportunities. As a MOLLI member you have the opportunity to: • • • • • • •

Take a broad array of courses with distinguished UM faculty, emeritus faculty, and other Missoula area teachers in a “no grade, no test” learning environment Keep active and enrich your life Meet new and interesting people Continue to learn and expand your horizons Explore new skills and develop new interests Travel and learn in new ways Stay mentally fit – and have fun

Membership is $20 per person and is renewable annually. Courses are $60 each. Some activities are free to members while others have a small fee. The benefits of membership include: • Access to the UM library • Special member only events • Special “MOLLI only” parking permits during the MOLLI term • 10% discount at the UM bookstore for textbooks and art supplies for MOLLI courses

“[MOLLI is] beyond my experience at any University…a life transforming experience!” ~MOLLI member

MOLLI Council Members

Sharon Alexander Cynthia Aten Gladys Considine Charlotte Hay Margaret Johnson Paul Lauren Patrick Mahoney Rustem Medora Dennis O’Donnell Ray Risho Kitte Robins Herbert Swick Burke Townsend Marta York

Our Valued Partners

The Missoula Symphony and Chorale spectrUM Discovery Area UM President’s Lecture Series The Springs Retirement Community First Night Missoula Montana Museum of Art and Culture International Wildlife Film Festival

Table of Contents Course Overview


Course Listings

Fine Arts

“Bus Stop” A Backstage Pass

MOLLI at the MET! A look at Italian Opera as done by the Metropolitan Opera in NYC


Mad about Mahler



Cuisine Artistry: The Global Kitchen


Questions of Connoisseurship


All Bach, All the Time!



Creative Writing: Elements of a Story


An Appreciation of the Short Story


The Analects of Confucius


More Montana Tales


The World of Anna Karenina

First Night

Incredible Edible Bugs

Mr. G Science Show

Let’s Act for the Young & the Young at Heart





More Montana Tales


Current and Political Affairs

Sustainability: The Challenge of Change


Is God Green? Looking at Religion, Nature, and the Environment


A Complex Neighborhood: U.S. - Mexican Relations from 1914 to Present


Natural and Social Sciences

John Wayne, Shane, and Will Kane: The Sacred Executioner in Western Literature & Film 8

Black Radical Traditions

General Information Registration Form



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Course Overview Thursdays


Jan. 20 - Feb. 24, 2011

9:00 am-10:30 am & 9:00 am-12:30 pm • MOLLI at the MET! A look at Italian Opera as done by the Metropolitan Opera in NYC Roxy Theatre, Missoula Lectures and screenings will alternate each week. Lectures: Jan. 20, Feb. 3, 17 at 9:00 am-10:30 am Screenings: Jan. 27, Feb. 10, 24 at 9:00 am-12:30 pm $25 Opera screening fee for all three screenings together.

9:00 am-10:30 am • The Analects of Confucius 10:00 am-11:30 am • More Montana Tales The Springs Retirement Community, Missoula. 11:00 am- 12:30 pm • Cuisine Artistry: The Global Kitchen

11:00 am-12:30 pm • Sustainability: The Challenge of Change • Creative Writing: Elements of a Story Late start date, January 27- March 3

1:00 pm-2:30 pm • All Bach, All the Time! • Questions of Connoisseurship • John Wayne, Shane, and Will Kane: The Sacred Executioner in Western Literature and Film

1:00 pm-2:30 pm • An Appreciation of the Short Story No class Feb. 17 (Make-up TBA); No class Feb. 24 (make-up, Wed., Feb 23) • Mad About Mahler

Upcoming Events

3:00 pm-4:30 pm • The World of Anna Karenina • Black Radical Traditions

Dec. 27, 2010

3:00 pm-4:30 pm • Is God Green? Looking at Religion, Nature and the Environment • A Complex Neighborhood: U.S.-Mexican Relations from 1914 to Present

Jan. 21 - Feb. 25, 2011

Early Start Date • “Bus Stop” A Backstage Pass Mondays, 2:30 pm-4:00 pm December 27, January 3, 10, 17, 24. Tuesday, 7:30 pm: January 25 (Opening Night)

MOLLI First Night Activities, 12:00 pm-4:45 pm, December 31, 2010 at UM Open to all ages, see page 6 to learn more or visit

MOLLI Member Only Event Behind the Scenes at the Symphony Darko Butorac & John Driscoll Tuesdays, Feb. 8 &15, 3:00pm-5:00 pm, Todd Bldg.-UM February 17, 7:00 pm in the University Theatre-UM

“I can’t think of a more exciting way to spend an afternoon!” ~MOLLI member Behind the Scenes at the Symphony

Join MSO Music Director Darko Butorac and Executive Director John Driscoll for the fourth annual ‘behind the scenes’ glimpse of what goes into a Missoula Symphony performance and how it all comes together -- the musical selections, the programming, the soloists. New every year, this special event will focus on the February concert that features virtuoso pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi.

Free with MOLLI membership; please RSVP. 2

MOLLI Winter 2011 Course Listings Fine Arts “Bus Stop” A Backstage Pass

Teresa Waldorf Early start date: December 27, 2010-January 25, 2011 Mondays, 2:30 pm-4:00 pm, PAR/TV Bldg. - UM; Tuesday, 7:30 pm (Opening Night)

Text: Bus Stop play by William Inge is available at the UM Bookstore at a discounted rate. Take an intimate, backstage look at the workings of a professional theatre company. Learn how a major theater performance is created through direction, design and rehearsal, focusing on the Montana Repertory Theater’s touring production of Bus Stop by William Inge. Students will analyze the script, meet with and talk to the show’s director, professional actors, scenery, costume and lighting designers, and be invited to attend portions of rehearsal. The final class will attend the opening night performance together as a group.

MOLLI at the MET! A look at Italian Opera as done by the Metropolitan Opera in NYC Anne Basinski Thursdays, 9:00 am-10:30 am, Roxy Theater, Lectures: Jan. 20, Feb. 3, 17 Thursdays, 9:00 am-12:30 pm, Roxy Theater, Opera screenings: Jan. 27, Feb. 10, 24

Required $25 Opera Screening Fee includes all three Met Opera screenings.

Calling all music and theater lovers! This MOLLI course focuses on three operas presented by the Metropolitan Opera in their dazzling LIVE HD broadcasts! Lectures will cover each opera in depth, examining how story and characters are illuminated by the music, the designers and the directors. This opportunity will enhance your opera listening and viewing experience! Class includes attending screenings of Don Pasquale, Don Carlo, and La Fanciulla Del West. Lectures and operas will be at the Roxy Theater. Come join us! About the Instructor: Anne Basinski, Soprano, is currently on the faculty of the University of Montana, where she teaches voice in the School of Music and the School of Drama/Dance. She is the director of The University of Montana Opera Theater. As a professional opera singer, stage director and teacher, she brings an active perspective to a course on opera.

Mad about Mahler

Darko Butorac

Thursdays, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Todd Bldg.-UM

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) was the last important symphonic composer of the Romantic era. He wrote nine great symphonies, known for their epic proportions and wide-ranging emotional content that still stand as the standard against which orchestras are measured today. This course will explore the origins of Mahler’s creative spirit in fascinating turn-of-century Vienna, the moving life story of Mahler himself as a composer and conductor, and the beauty and power of some of the most important works of the symphonic repertoire. About the Instructor: Darko Butorac is the Music Director of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra. He has guest conducted ensembles across four continents and leads the Fidenza Opera Festival in Italy every summer. An alumnus of Indiana University and the University of Toronto, he has previously served as the Director of Orchestras at Northern Arizona University. 3

Fine Arts

About the Instructor: Teresa Waldorf is the Educational Outreach Coordinator for the Montana Repertory Theatre and adjunct instructor for the UM Drama/Dance Department. Teresa’s directing credits at UM include Gypsy, Batboy, Rocky Horror Show, and Still Life With Iris. Teresa received her MFA from UM in 1991 in Acting/Directing and continues to act as much as possible. She is the developer and director of Teresa Waldorf’s Summer Theatre Day Camp, a theatre camp for kids K-12 now in its 13th year. Teresa recently added “DJ” to her list of accomplishments with her new comedy call-in talk show, The Ann and Teresa and Ann Show on KBGA UM College Radio.

Cuisine Artistry: The Global Kitchen

Ray Risho

Fridays, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Todd Bldg.-UM

Fine Arts

Ray Risho invites you to travel with him on a global culinary adventure expanding your kitchen repertoire with his wealth of knowledge from around the world. The adventure begins by exploring the importance of cuisine as a defining imprint of culture. A special focus will be given to gastro-diplomacy: the role of food in peace-making, conflict resolution and negotiation. The course then delves into translating the raw materials of food into cuisine and art. Topics include: cooking procedures, thickening agents, cooking mediums, sauces, stocks, condiments and flavorings. Participants will open pantry doors to localized cuisines across the planet, exploring the world’s spice cupboard and techniques. With special focus on the flavors of the Middle East and the Mediterranean Basin, participants will gain knowledge of recipe analysis and interpretation, menu design and balance, and especially the art of mis en place (where cuisine begins). The series concludes with a cooking demonstration based on techniques discussed in preceding lectures, revealing how a singular cooking technique acts as an integrating and defining aspect of the global kitchen. About the Instructor: Ray Risho, retired restaurateur, founder of the celebrated Perugia Restaurant, and an independent scholar and chef, has spent a lifetime of travel studying global cuisine. He has presented more than ninety popular teaching dinners featuring classic menus from around the world. He gives workshops and cooking demonstrations at Missoula’s Good Food Store. In 2008 the Missoula Cultural Council awarded Ray and his wife Susie the Cultural Achievement Award for supporting the arts and enhancing the quality of life in Missoula.

Questions of Connoisseurship

Brandon Reintjes

Fridays, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Todd Bldg.-UM

Connoisseurship, or the judgment of quality in a work of art, is a concept integral to the term ‘masterpiece’, at the core of collecting and central to the history of museums. This course will use the Montana Museum of Art & Culture’s special exhibition “Renoir, Magritte, Gauguin and other Masterpieces from a Private Collection” to increase our understanding and appreciation of great art. We will examine original works by some of history’s most notable artists—including Alexander Archipenko, Rosa Bonheur, William Bourgereau, Max Ernst, Paul Gauguin, René Magritte, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, George Romney, Théophile van Rysselberghe and John William Waterhouse. About the Instructor: Brandon Reintjes is the Curator of Art at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture. He has worked at the Speed Art Museum (Louisville, KY); the Akron Art Museum (Akron, OH) and the Holter Museum of Art (Helena, MT). He received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MA in curatorial and critical studies from the University of Louisville.

All Bach, All the Time!

Nancy Cooper

Fridays, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, The Music Recital Hall-UM

JS Bach is the greatest composer that ever lived. Period. In spite of the fact that he wrote, “I was obliged to work hard. Anyone who is equally industrious will succeed just as well,” there is no comparable composer. Nowhere! Come learn more about Bach, his life and times, and hear live performances of his works. The course will include a “field trip” to Holy Spirit Episcopal Church to hear Bach in their wonderful tracker organ – the only instrument in Missoula comparable to the instruments of Bach’s day. Join us as we flock to Bach! About the Instructor: Nancy Cooper has been an adjunct member of the UM music faculty since 1992. She teaches organ, harpsichord, carillon, music theory, keyboard skills, and music history. Cooper has her MM and DMA degrees, as well as the Performer’s Certificate and the Artist’s Diploma, from the Eastman School of Music, and has concertized throughout the US, in Canada and in Europe, on organ and harpsichord. She loves the music of Bach.


Humanities UC Reserved MOLLI Social Tables

Creative Writing: Elements of a Story David Cates

Thursdays, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Todd Bldg.-UM

About the Instructor: David Allan Cates is the author of three novels, Hunger in America, a New York Times Notable Book, as well as X out of Wonderland and Freeman Walker, both Montana Book Award Honors books. He has published numerous short stories in literary magazines and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Sophisticated Traveler, Outside, and the Montanan.

An Appreciation of the Short Story

Rick Bass

Thursdays, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Todd Bldg.-UM

Text: American Short Story Masterpieces edited by Tom Jenks is available at the UM Bookstore at a discounted rate. Read and examine numerous short stories from the American Short story renaissance of the 1980s, including, but not limited to, Joy Williams, Raymond Carver, Ann Beattie, Barry Hannah, Tobias Wolff, Thomas McGuane, and Alice Munro, among others. We’ll discuss why each story works, and some of the components of a well-made story, as well as characteristics from this exciting period in the American short story. About the Instructor: Rick Bass is the author of 25 books of fiction and nonfiction, including, most recently, a novel, Nashville Chrome. He divides his time between his home in the Yaak Valley and Missoula, and is a board member of the Yaak Valley Forest Council (

The Analects of Confucius

“River” He Yang

Fridays, 9:00 am-10:30 am, Todd Bldg.-UM

Text: The Analects of Confucius translated by Arthur Whaley is available at the UM Bookstore at a discounted rate. “The Master said, Learning without thought is pointless. Thought without learning is dangerous.”--The Analects of Confucius. A small book containing 20 short chapters, The Analects of Confucius is one of the most influential texts in Chinese philosophy, and its influence has reached far beyond the borders of China. It is a compilation of recorded words, acts and discussions of the 5th century Chinese thinker and philosopher Confucius and his disciples. The English translation is easy to read, yet still packed with powerful ancient Chinese wisdom. Learn about Confucius and his teachings in this course, and explore how they may contribute to our quality of life.

About the Instructor: Dr. Yang has a Ph.D. in Leisure Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She has years of teaching experience at the college level both in China and the U.S. Reading classics in ancient Chinese language has been her passion. She has studied several versions of The Analects of Confucius (both Chinese and English).



This is a class designed to help people begin to write, to encourage them to continue, and to help them learn the basic forms of storytelling. Students will read great short stories, and discuss how they work and how they are put together, with the goal of learning the elements of a good story. Students will be encouraged to write stories and scenes to be read and discussed in class. Expectations will be broad--the scenes and stories do not have to be fiction and the students may write as much or as little as they like.

Each term tables will be reserved in the University Center Food Court for MOLLI members to socialize from 8:00 am-5:00 pm before, during and after classes on Thursdays and Fridays. The tables are located in the far South/East corner near the brick wall and will have signs noting the reservation.


More Montana Tales

Hal Stearns Fridays, 10:00 am-11:30 am

The Springs Retirement Community, Missoula

Montana has stories galore – cows and cowboys, Indian tribes inhabiting the mountains and plains for centuries, politicos good and bad, writers and poets, railroad builders and mining magnets, individuals famous and infamousall have contributed to making the “Last Best Place” our special homeland. The instructor will share his insights into many of Montana’s colorful people and events. About the Instructor: Hal Stearns, a native of Harlowton with generations of ranchers, homesteaders and newsmen in his family, holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. and doctorate from UM. He taught for 34 years in Germany, at Sentinel High School and UM. Honored as Montana’s Teacher of the Year and Outstanding U.S. History Teacher, he was the recipient of two National Endowment for the Humanities grants and was a Keizai Koho Fellow to Japan. He also served in the Montana Army National Guard for 35 years, attaining the rank of Brigadier General.

The World of Anna Karenina

Robert Greene

Fridays, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Todd Bldg.-UM

Text: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy is available at the UM Bookstore at a discounted rate.

The British poet and critic Matthew Arnold wrote that readers should regard Anna Karenina not so much as a work of art but as a “piece of life.” This course will use Tolstoy’s epic novel as a point of entry into a multifaceted exploration of Russian culture and society in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Through a combination of lecture and discussion we will examine questions of political and social reform; the changing status and conditions of the nobility, peasantry, and middle class; religion and spirituality; and evolving societal attitudes towards women, family, marriage, and divorce. About the Instructor: Robert H. Greene completed his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan and is assistant professor of history at the University of Montana, where he has taught courses in the social and cultural history of Russia, the Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe since 2006. He is the author of Bodies Like Bright Stars: Saints and Relics in Orthodox Russia.

MOLLI First Night Activities

December 31, 2010

Incredible Edible Bugs

Let’s Act for the Young & Young at Heart

Annika Johns 12:00-12:45 pm, Todd Bldg.-UM

Margaret Johnson 3:00-3:45 pm, Todd Bldg.-UM

Did you know that you consume five pounds of insects a year without knowing it? The US is one of very few cultures in the world that does not eat insects intentionally. Learn which insects are edible and why people eat insects.

We will be doing a variety of easy, fun exercises and improvisations, both vocal and physical, experiencing creativity in small groups just for the fun of it.

More Montana Tales

Mr. G Science Show

Hal Stearns 4:00-4:45 pm, Todd Bldg.-UM

The “Mr G Science Show” combines the dynamics of music, lasers, raw eggs, fiber optics, toilet paper and other miscellaneous objects.

Montana has stories galore – cows and cowboys, Indian tribes inhabiting the mountains and plains for centuries, politicos good and bad, writers and poets, railroad builders and mining magnets, individuals famous and infamous- all have contributed to making the “Last Best Place” our special homeland. Come hear these stories!

Glenn Govertsen 1:00-2:30 pm North Urey Underground Lecture Hall-UM

First Night Missoula Activities require a FN button visit A Special Thanks to the SELL Conference Center (Todd Bldg.) for donating the space for MOLLI FN activities. MOLLI activities open to ALL ages with First Night button. To learn more visit 6

Sustainability: The Challenge of Change

George Seielstad

Thursdays, 11:00 am -12:30 pm, Todd Bldg.-UM

Text: Something New Under the Sun by J.R. McNeill is available at the UM Bookstore at a discounted rate.

Current and Political Affairs

Current and Political Affairs

Modern civilization is based on five fundamental assumptions: cheap energy, abundant water, population growth, exponential economic growth, and a stable climate. None of these assumptions may continue to be true. Hence we live at a moment of historic change in the course of civilization. The need for change can either be seen as a near-insurmountable challenge, or as a grand opportunity granted to few generations. The viewpoint we adopt will determine what kind of world future generations will inhabit. To seize our rare opportunity and earn the gratitude of all who will follow us we must make use of humans’ most distinguishing characteristic, our unlimited creativity. This course will motivate us to do so. About the Instructor: George Seielstad, AB, Dartmouth College, 1959; PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1963. Founder of a graduate degree program in Earth System Science and Policy at the University of North Dakota, where he also served as Associate Dean for the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. He is the founder of a 5-state, 7-university consortium, the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium, committed to sustainability. He was also the prior Director of Green Bank Radio Observatory.

Is God Green? Looking at Religion, Nature and the Environment

Daniel Spencer

Thursdays, 3:00 pm- 4:30 pm, Todd Bldg.-UM

This course examines a world-wide movement in various faith traditions whose practitioners seek to integrate religion with concern for the environment. Together we will explore how diverse religious traditions are responding to the ecological crisis, keeping in mind the powerful role religion can play in shaping everyday habits and in addressing moral issues regarding the earth and our environments. Examples will be drawn from Native American religious traditions as well as Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. About the Instructor: Daniel Spencer is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and has taught at The University of Montana since 2002. His areas of teaching and research interest include ecological ethics, ethical issues in ecological restoration, religion and ecology, and globalization, justice, and environmental issues in Latin America. Born and raised in California, Dan received his B.A. in Geology from Carleton College, Minnesota in 1979, and his Masters (1983) and Ph.D. (1994) in Environmental Ethics from Union Theological Seminary, New York.

A Complex Neighborhood: U.S.-Mexican Relations from 1914 to Present

Rodolfo Villarreal-Ríos

Thursdays, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Todd Bldg.-UM

The U.S. and Mexico have long enjoyed close, but sometimes difficult and delicate, relations. This course will examine how: President Wilson changed his policies toward Mexico; the U.S. helped to solve Mexican domestic problems during the 1920s; President Roosevelt managed the Mexican nationalization of oil; Mexico supported the Allies during WWII; a new era of friendship developed after WWII and lasted until the 1970; the Mexican political system was ready for a change in the 1990s; and how U.S.-Mexican relations reached their lowest levels in decades. About the Instructor: Rodolfo Villarreal-Ríos graduated as a Ph.D. in History from the University of Montana. He also obtained a Master in Economics from the University of Colorado. Rodolfo served, for over twenty years, the Mexican government holding different positions of decision. He has been a contributor to different publications in Mexico, writing on the topics of history, Mexican politics and the economy. 7

Natu ral and Social S c i en c es

Natural and Social Sciences John Wayne, Shane, and Will Kane: The Sacred Executioner in Western Literature and Film

James Sieg

Fridays, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Todd Bldg.-UM

Text: True Grit by Charles Porter and Shane by Jack Schaefer are available at the UM Bookstore at a discounted rate. There is an archetype in American western film and literature, a character shrouded in mystery. He lacks a personal back story, and his future is never revealed. This man lives only for the present and his only reason for existence is to eradicate a force that is terrorizing innocents. Inevitably, he gravitates toward a nexus of involvement, a space, wherein evil is confronted and obliterated, thus allowing others to return to their former bucolic existence. To further explore the “Sacred Executioner” phenomenon, we will read two short novels and a screenplay as well as view the films Shane, High Noon, and True Grit. About the Instructor: James Sieg taught high school and college English during a career spanning forty years. He received his Master’s Degree in English from UC, Irvine and wrote his thesis on Walt Whitman’s early use of American dialect in Leaves of Grass. Sieg later received a Ph.D. from New York University.

“Great, stimulating classes…energized my whole life!” ~MOLLI member

Black Radical Traditions

Tobin Miller Shearer

Fridays, 3:00 pm- 4:30 pm, Todd Bldg.-UM

Text: Pullman Porters and the Rise of Protest Politics in Black America, 1925-1945 by Beth Tompkins Bates; Storming Caesars Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty by Annelise Orleck; Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power by Timothy B Tyson available at the UM Bookstore at a discounted rate.

Historians have categorized African-American resistance to racism as either non-violent integration or armed separation. This dichotomy ignores continuities within, and seamless perspectives of, Black Radical traditions throughout American history. This course asks, “What are the sources, practices, and effects of U.S. Black Radical traditions?” Through lectures, readings and discussions, we will explore three movements that characterize the civil rights/black nationalist dichotomy: A. Philip Randolph and the Pullman Porter unions (1925-1945); Robert F. Williams and the Black Power movement (19461975); and the struggles of welfare mothers in Las Vegas (1975-1990). Students will read three books (one every two weeks), engage in class discussions, and receive short lectures.

“A delightful experience- filled with knowledge, fun and insight. ‘The best thing since sliced bread’ as the old saying goes.”

About the Instructor: Tobin Miller Shearer is an assistant professor of history and the AfricanAmerican Studies Coordinator at UM. He holds a dual Ph.D. in History and Religious Studies from Northwestern University where he won several teaching awards. He looks forward with great anticipation to exploring black radical themes with all those who will gather for this study.

~MOLLI member


General Information Membership Dues $20 per person annually

MOLLI is pleased to offer the following special for a limited time!

Course Fees $60 per course plus fees when applicable

Call us at 406.243.2905

Please note the discount is for one participant enrolling in two courses.

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About the Costs of MOLLI

Mail the registration form to: The University of Montana, School of Extended & Lifelong Learning, MOLLI, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812 Fax your registration form to 406.243.6224

Course Location

With a few exceptions, most courses are held in the Todd Building on the UM campus, adjacent to the University Center.

Financial Assistance

Tuition waivers are available to ensure everyone +50 has the opportunity to engage in lifelong learning. To learn more call 406.243.2905.

MOLLI tries very hard to keep costs at a minimum, so everyone can participate. However, we know that some people may need some help. Therefore, MOLLI is pleased to offer a tuition waiver program to ensure everyone +50 has the opportunity to engage in lifelong learning. This fund has been supported by donations from MOLLI instructors and generous members.

To learn more about financial assistance through the MOLLI tuition waiver program, or if you would like to consider a gift to this fund so that others can enjoy learning, please call 406.243.2905.

Textbooks Textbooks for MOLLI courses can be purchased at the UM bookstore at a 10% discount. They are available in the general books section. Donations

Your tax-deductible donation to MOLLI will go a long way in support of tuition waivers, special events and courses. To learn more, call 406.243.2905.

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Winter Special Take two winter courses for only $100. This is a 33% savings on your second course!

How To Register

Bernard Osher Foundation MOLLI Gift Cards

MOLLI membership and/or course gift cards are wonderful presents for family and friends. The cards are free except for the cost of the gift of membership ($20), MOLLI course ($60), or both ($80). To learn more about giving the gift of learning call 406.243.2905.

Parking and Transportation Options

$25 Special MOLLI Parking Pass for Jan. 20-Feb. 25 ONLY. This pass is good for use in pay-by-hour and decal parking lots at UM. $12 Special MOLLI Six Day Pass is good for six days of parking on campus. This pass is good for use in pay-byhour and decal parking lots at UM. To purchase a pass call 406.243.2905 or add it to your registration form. To learn more about where to park on campus go online to docs/parking.pdf or contact the MOLLI staff for a copy of the map. Please do not park in reserved spaces or your vehicle will be towed!

The Osher Foundation seeks to improve quality of life through the support of lifelong learning institutes such as MOLLI. The Bernard Osher Foundation was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected businessman and community leader. The Osher Foundation has now funded more than 120 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes on campuses of colleges and universities from Maine to Hawaii. Funding for MOLLI is contingent upon membership growth goals, so membership matters. To learn more about The Bernard Osher Foundation visit online


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