• OLLI Central - Contact Information

  • John Baumgartner, OLLI Central Site Manager


      Carol Lynn Tiegs, OLLI Central Site Program Assistant



  • Central Class Locations

    First Universalist Church of Denver, 4101 East Hampden, Denver, CO 80222


    Park Hill United Methodist Church, 5209 Montview Boulevard, Denver, CO 80207

  • Meet Our Outstanding Facilitators

    Diamond facilitator Gordon Appell has facilitated over 25 courses at OLLI at DU over the past 10 years, primarily in the area of Public Affairs.  He is a retired Denver city planner with a lifelong interest in foreign affairs. He has travelled extensively and studied abroad

    Senior facilitator Mike Prevedel has offered close to 15 courses in Religion and Philosophy.   He had a 30-year career as a high school teacher in the area of social studies and has been a part-tme instructor at Metropolitan State University Denver. He has a B.A. in history and an M.A. in International Relations.


  • Mark Your Calendars for Spring 2023 Registration and Special OLLI Events

    We are offering over 130 courses and webinars (approximately 50 in person at Central, South and West; and 80 onlin

    Our Spring Term catalog will be posted on Monday, February 13 on our Portfolio site and will be emailed to you - make sure your email address is up-to-date.

    Registration begins on Monday, February 20 at 10 a.m.

    Registration is on a First-Come, First-Served basis and we will use a waiting list option.

    If you have experienced difficulties with registration, please watch for an email about an upcoming "How to Register" workshop in early February.

    Don't Miss The Following OLLI Member Events

    Details on our main Portfolio page under Member Events

    A Look at the Denver Mayoral Campaign with Eric Sondermann, independent and high-profile political analyst. Wednesday, January 25 from 11:45-12:45 at First Universalist Church, 4101 E. Hampden Avenue, Denver (OLLI Central location). No RSVP needed for this in-person event.


    A Day at the Opera – Monday, 2/13 at 9:30. OLLI Central facilitator Neil Adelman will present a webinar on the opera “Die Tote Stadt” to be produced by Opera Colorado 2/25-3/3.  Join fellow OLLI members on Zoom for this morning presentation.


    An Afternoon at the Theatre – Sunday, 2/26 at the Mizel Theatre for the Eugene O’Neil production: A Moon for the Misbegotten; 2:00 performance with an OLLI social in the Green Room ahead of time


  • Facilitator Information - Please Join our Team

  • OLLI Central is always looking for new facilitators!

    Facilitators are the very heart of our OLLI program. OLLI is successful because every term we have an intriguing curriculum and a "faculty" of dedicated people volunteering their time to make it happen.

    If you are interested in finding out more about facilitating at OLLI Central, contact one of our Curriculum Committee Members listed below.


  • OLLI Central Curriculum Committee

    Committee Chairperson: Tom Bieging, biegfam@comcast.net

    Subcommittee Chairpersons:

    History: David Lippman, dlippman@outlook.com

    Literature, Writing and Language – John Baumgartner, interim, john.baumgartner@du.edu

    Philosophy, Religion and Psychology – Michael Prevedel, michaelprevedel@icloud.com

    Public Affairs and Economics: Barbara Holme, bshawholme@gmail.com

    STEM: Lynn Peyton, slpeyton@coalcreekresources.com

    Visual and Performing Arts – Susan Lauscher, susanlauscher@yahoo.com

  • Weather Closure Announcements

  • First Universalist Church and Park Hill United Methodist Church will be cancelled if the Denver Public Schools (DPS) are closed.  Classes at First Plymouth Church will be cancelled if the Cherry Creek Schools are closed.  Classes at Ruffatto Hall on the DU Campus will be closed if DPS and/or DU are closed.

    Late Start: If the school district announces a late start, classes will be held as usual.

    Inservice Days: If the school district is closed for inservice during a snow day, there would be no announcement on the news.  In that event, check this website.

This portfolio last updated: 30-Jan-2023 2:00 PM