Students view a WMU-sponsored race car

Community Connections


WMUx is a partner in teaching and learning within our community.

We work with community partners to collaboratively imagine, design and realize ideas that transform and enhance the learning experience. Learn more  


  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WMU

    Founded in 2011, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WMU offers high-quality, non-credit educational opportunities for mature adults in the greater Kalamazoo community. With support from WMUx, this volunteer organization works with emeriti, faculty, and staff to offer courses and trips year-round.

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  • WMU Regional Locations

    WMUx extends the reach of Western Michigan University beyond Kalamazoo through our satellite regional locations. Leading innovation through community engagement and the delivery of responsive contemporary programming, WMUx identifies, develops, and provides access to learner-centered pathways for diverse populations across the state of Michigan.

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  • Professional Development

    WMU Professional Development provides noncredit learning opportunities that foster critical thinking and stimulate creative solutions. Our competency-based programs offer our clients real-world projects and activities that are relevant, practical and challenging.

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News and Events


  • Evaluating Alternative Options to Realize Their Mission

    When your goal is to develop and nurture thought leaders, you extend your definition of "students" beyond those enrolled in your for-credit program when a need presents itself. That is precisely what the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation program at Western Michigan University did when it partnered with WMUx to create a non-credit, professional development course for external professionals looking to take their evaluation skills to the next level.

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  • A WMUx Introduction Leads to Delicious Connections

    Sometimes the best learning experiences take place beyond the classroom walls. A uniquely engaging – and delicious – learning opportunity emerged for a lucky group of Global Engagement Program students when WMUx staff facilitated the collaboration of a prominent Grand Rapids businessman with the head of WMU’s Haenicke Institute for Global Education.

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Upcoming Events

Taste of OLLI 2022

  June 23        9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

A feast for your brain! Registration is required (deadline June 7). Register today