• 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.


  • Winter 2023 Registration Information


    1. Our Winter Term catalog will be posted on Friday, November 11 on our Portfolio site.
    2. An email will be sent on Friday, November 11 containing the PDF of the catalog so be sure your email address is up-to-date.
    3. This term, we will have a limited quantity of printed mini-catalogs available in the OLLI office on Josephine Street. Office hours are until 2:00 on M-TH.
    4. There are 105 online courses and 39 in-person courses.


    1. Opens at 7 am on Monday, November 14.
    2. Courses will close when they reach maximum enrollment. 
    3. You will receive immediate confirmation of your registration as we have eliminated the "open request period."  


    1. We have collaborated with four other OLLIs and improved our registration system to make it more user-friendly.
    2. If you have difficulty registering, please email us at olli@du.edu; leaving your phone number and name and we will get back to you ASAP to assist in registering.
    3. We have also put step-by-step directions and instructional videos on our Portfolio page which you should review if you experience difficulty registering.
  • 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: 28-Nov-2022 4:32 PM