Gov. Jack Dalrymple proclaims August 6-12 “Lifelong Learning Week”

(l-r) UND President, Dr Robert Kelley and BSC President, Dr Larry Skogen with Governor Jack Dalrymple in honor of Life Long Learning Week (Aug 6-12)

“Lifelong Learning Week” is part of a national movement created by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes located on university and college campuses throughout the United States.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and on the Bismarck State College campus, serves more than a thousand adults age 50 and better by fostering lifelong learning through educational courses, lectures, tours, special events and trips — all designed to challenge, inform and enrich.

Gov. Dalrymple’s proclamation acknowledges the importance of lifelong learning, noting how it “dramatically enhances the lives of mature adults, both physically and mentally.” North Dakota joins Virginia, Louisiana and Colorado in declaring lifelong learning weeks.

According to Connie Hodgson, OLLI program coordinator at UND, more than 110,000 OLLI members in the United States enjoy life more because they know “curiosity never retires and learning can be fun.”

Last year, OLLI@UND attracted more than 2100 course registrations at its two sites. OLLI is offered through the UND Office of Extended Learning which acts as a leading university provider of educational outreach and engagement to help people achieve their goals and improve their quality of life, their organizations and their communities.

For more information about OLLI@UND at both UND and BSC, visit or call 701-777-3000.

Proclamation from Gov. Dalrymple

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