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Courses

Registration for Fall 2021 OLLI at WMU courses will begin Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 10 a.m.

Visit the OLLI at WMU course catalog to get started.

  • August 10 10 a.m.

Events and Special Offerings

  1. One Day University – Ongoing, on demand, access available through July 14, 2022
  2. German Conversation SIG – Beginning Friday, September 10, 10 to 11 a.m. then ongoing.
  3. Introduction to Film-SIG – One Tues., Wed. or Thurs. in Sept. Oct. & Nov.
  4. OLLI Cares Fill a Trunk – Saturday, October 23, 1 to 3 p.m., location TBD.
  5. Michigan OLLIs Collaboration – Wednesday, November 10, 10 to 11:30 a.m., online via Webex.
  6. Annual Membership Meeting - Wednesday, November 10, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., online via Webex.

Fall 2021 Courses Available

  1. Beyond the Frame: American History Through Artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Seeing is Thinking – Tues. 9/7, 9 to 10:30 a.m., via Zoom
  2. Getting the Last Word: Obituary Writing Basics – K. Lynn McFarlen, Wed. 9/8, 10 a.m. to noon, College of Health and Human Services, Room #1057
  3. OLLI Founders Series: Green Door Distilling Company – Wed. 9/8, 4 to 5:30 p.m., registration deadline August 29, Green Door Distilling Co., 429 E North St, 49087
  4. Lincoln Comes to Kalamazoo – Startling New Discoveries! – Tom George, Wed. 9/8 and 9/15, 6 to 8 p.m., College of Health and Human Services, Room #1057
  5. The Internment of Japanese-Americans in WWII - How and Why it Happened – Randall Schau, Thurs. 9/9, 9/16 and 9/23, 10 a.m. to noon, College of Health and Human Services, Room #1035
  6. Down the Sauk Trail from Detroit to the U.S. Midwest – John Geisler, Mon. 9/13, 9 to 11 a.m., College of Health and Human Services, Room #1035
  7. Beyond the Frame: American History Through Artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Early America – Tues. 9/14, 9 to 10:30 a.m., via Zoom
  8. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Marti Peters-Sparling, MD, Tues. 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26 and 11/2, 9 to 11:30 a.m., online via Webex
  9. Aging Roadmap I – Staying Home with Help, Aging in Place – K. Lynn McFarlen, Susan Terranella, Don Saldia, Wed. 9/15, 10 a.m. to noon, College of Health and Human Services, Room #1035
  10. Cracking Up: The Theory of Plate Tectonics – Carol Hodges, Mon. 9/20 and 9/27, 9 to 11 a.m., College of Health and Human Services, Room #1035
  11. Beyond the Frame: American History Through Artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: 1861-1941, 80 Years of Change – Tues. 9/21, 9 to 10:30 a.m., via Zoom
  12. Learning to use your iPhone more Efficiently – Lynne Hall, Tues. 9/21 and 9/28, 1 to 3 p.m., College of Health and Human Services, Room #1087
  13. Aging Roadmap II - Healthcare and Legal Planning – K. Lynn McFarlen, Hilary Kerr, Samantha Sprague, Wed. 9/22, 10 a.m. to noon, College of Health and Human Services, Room #1057
  14. You Really Gotta Hold on Me – Dave Kampfschulte, Thurs. 9/23, 9 to 11 a.m., Friendship Village, Village Clubhouse Classroom
  15. The Religion of Spiritualism in the Midwest – Brian C. Wilson, Thurs. 9/23 and 9/30, 3 to 5 p.m., College of Health and Human Services, Room #1057
  16. Beyond the Frame: American History Through Artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Contemporary Life – Tues. 9/28, 9 to 10:30 a.m., via Zoom
  17. Aging Roadmap III - Medicare/Medicaid and Supplemental Insurance – K. Lynn McFarlen, Rob Williams, Wed. 9/29, 10 a.m. to noon, College of Health and Human Services, Room #1035
  18. Don't Take Your Ears for Granted: Give them the Love and Credit they Deserve – Kim Kragt, Mon. 10/4, 6 to 7:30 p.m., online via Webex
  19. Handcuffs to Wholeness – Honorable William G. Schma, Honorable Paul J. Bridenstine and Sara Green, Tues. 10/5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., online via Webex
  20. Aging Roadmap IV - Planning for the Unexpected – K. Lynn McFarlen, Kimberly Middleton, Sarah Cagney, Wed. 10/6, 10 a.m. to noon, College of Health and Human Services, Room #1035
  21. Pastel Painting for the Love of Color, Section 1 – Tracy Klinestecker, Wed. 10/6, 10/13 and 10/20, 1 to 4 p.m., Friendship Village, Activities Room
  22. The Cemeteries of Kalamazoo County – Lynn Houghton, Thurs. 10/7, 10 a.m. to noon, Zhang Legacy Collections Center
  23. Taking Better Pictures with your iPhone – Lynne Hall, Thurs. 10/7, 10/14 and 10/21, 1 to 3 p.m., College of Health and Human Services, Room #1035
  24. Blooming Beautiful – Monika Trahe, Patti Pittman and Linda Whitlock, Fri. 10/8, 10 a.m. to noon, online via Webex
  25. American Labor Organizations During the First Gilded Age, 1870 - 1914 – Thomas Dietz, Mon. 10/11, 10/18 and 10/25, 9 to 11 a.m., College of Health and Human Services, Room #1035
  26. OLLI Founders Series: Fresh Coast Kombucha – Wed. 10/13, 4 to 5:30 p.m., registration deadline September 28, online via Webex
  27. Making Poems: The Craft of Contemporary Poetry – Kali Lightfoot, Fri. 10/15 and 10/22, 9 to 11 a.m., online via Webex
  28. Considering Iran: Persia from Cyrus to the Ayatollahs – Mark Donovan, Thurs. 10/21 and 10/28, 10 a.m. to noon, College of Health and Human Services, Room #1057
  29. Iconic Photographs - The Rest of the Story – Sam Grossman, Tues. 11/2, 1 to 3 p.m., Friendship Village, Village Clubhouse Classroom
  30. Pastel Painting for the Love of Color, Section 2 – Tracy Klinestecker, Wed. 11/3, 11/10 & 11/17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friendship Village, Activities Room
  31. Air Zoo: Rocketry - Getting to the Moon – Erin Lewis, Thurs. 11/4, 10 a.m. to noon, Air Zoo
  32. The History and the Literature: All the Light you Cannot See – Diane and Stanley Henderson, Mon. 11/8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., College of Health and Human Services, Room #1035
  33. Alzheimer's and Dementia Mini Series – Cassidy Covert, Tues. 11/9, 11/16 and 11/23, 10 a.m. to noon, online via Webex
  34. Gentle Hatha Yoga – Shawn Hinga, Thurs. 11/11 and 11/18, 1 to 3 p.m., online via Webex