Osher Online - Winter 2021

General Program Info

General Program Information – Osher Winter 2021


Important Dates

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020
Winter Registration Opens

Monday, Jan. 11, 2021
Winter Semester Begins (4-week Session)

Monday, Jan. 18, 2021
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No Classes


Osher@Mizzou for All

We are dedicated to making membership and participation in the Osher program affordable and accessible to individuals age 50 and above who wish to be involved. If you would like to apply for a scholarship or if you require disability-related accommodations or special assistance, contact the Osher@Mizzou office at osher@mizzou.edu or 573-882-8189.

If you wish to make a gift to support our programs (including our scholarship fund), go to Osher’s web­site (osher.missouri.edu) and click on the Support Osher page. Or you may contact Osher’s staff at Osher@Mizzou.edu or 573-882-8189.


Conduct of Staff, Advisory Council, Instructors, Members and Volunteers

Osher members and Osher instructors are fundamental in partnering with MU Extension to guide and deliver programs relevant to the citizens of Missouri. Extension depends on volunteers to operate with a high standard of ethical conduct.

All Osher members and instructors must understand and observe these basic standards:

  • Treat all youths and adults with respect and without discrimination. This standard includes providing equal access to participation for all, regardless of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
  • Avoid harming youths or adults, whether through neglect, sexual harassment, physical force, verbal or emotional abuse.
  • Obey the laws of the locality, state and nation.
  • Display mutual respect to one another.
  • Practice personal and intellectual integrity.
  • Demonstrate responsible decision-making.
  • Display tolerance and respect for diverse opinions and perspectives.
  • Avoid situations where a conflict of interest may occur, regarding their role as an MU Extension volunteer and their business interests.

Additional information and policy details may be found within the MU Extension Volunteer Conduct policy.


Photo and Participation Disclaimers

Osher@Mizzou does not collect individual waivers for use of photographs or for liability.

Osher@Mizzou reserves the right to take photographs or videos during the operation of any program and to use them, whether taken by a representative of Osher@Mizzou or by other participants, for promotional purposes. By enrolling in an Osher@Mizzou program, participants agree to allow their images to be used in such photography. Participants who prefer their images not be used are asked to contact the Osher@Mizzou office at 573-882-8189.

Individuals acknowledge and assume any and all risk associated with participation in Osher@Mizzou activities. The University of Missouri makes no representation regarding the appropriateness of any activity for an individual. Osher@Mizzou disclaims any and all liability for each individual’s participation in said activities.

If you register for a course or event that involves physical activity, you are responsible for wearing the proper attire and using the proper equipment (if applicable). It is highly recommended you consult your physician before participating in any physical activity. Osher@Mizzou disclaims any and all liability for each individual’s participation in any course that involves physical activity.

Volunteer instructors are responsible for developing their own course content. The information, views and opinions provided by Osher@Mizzou instructors are those of the instructor and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the University of Missouri or the Osher@Mizzou program.


About MU Extension

Using university research and science-based knowledge, University of Missouri Extension works with people to understand change, solve problems and make informed decisions.

MU Extension addresses a wide range of needs that fall into three grand challenges for the state of Missouri:

  • Economic opportunity
  • Educational access and excellence
  • Health and well-being

We offer in-person and online programming, publications and information in these major interest areas:

  • Agriculture and environment
  • Health and safety
  • Business and community
  • Youth and family

MU Extension is a partnership with the University of Missouri campuses, Lincoln University, the people of Missouri through county extension councils, and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Learn more at extension.missouri.edu.


Osher Updates

Each week we email all members, and these emails often include information not printed in the course catalog. Details about upcoming Brown Bag Seminar sessions and reviews of the movies to be shown at the Friday Afternoon Film Festival are routinely shared in these emails. In addition, new and exciting events might come up later and will be scheduled as a talk, a formal presentation or seminar. We rely on email to get you this timely information.

You can stay well-informed if you send your email address to osher@mizzou.edu. Do it today! Be sure to check your email for information about spontaneous events that might prove exciting.



Thank You

Bernard Osher Foundation



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