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Changes coming to OLLI at WMU registration

With summer registration on the horizon, OLLI has made some changes to the way that registration will occur. Rather than registration opening at midnight for online registration and 8 a.m. for phone registration, we will now be opening both at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8. This has been done to make the registration process more fair for all of our members during early bird registration. If you call before 10 a.m., we will not be taking registrations, no exceptions.

OLLI at WMU will also be using a new registration system beginning this summer. The way to reach the registration will be the same as it always has, but the process will be different once inside the registration system. Previous usernames and passwords will not work for the new system. We will be sending more information out as we get closer to the opening of registration on how to sign in to your accounts inside the new system and how to register. For those of you that use, or would like to use online registration, more information will be emailed to you in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience and we are striving to make this process easier for you.

Courses beginning in April with openings available 

Learning to Listen to Music — Adam Schumaker, Monday 4/9 & 4/16 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the WMU School of Music Dalton Center Recital Hall

A Reviewer's Take on Local Theatre — Gordon Bolar, Tuesday 4/10 & 4/17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the College of Health and Human Services Room #4010

Starting Somewhere: Writers on Poetry — Deborah Gang and Elizabeth Kerlikowske, Wednesday 4/11, 4/18 & 4/25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Walden Woods

Why is Michigan so Square — John Geisler, Friday 4/13, from 10 a.m. to noon at The Fountains at Bronson Place, Auditorium

Model Railroading 101 — Mark Tomlonson, Tuesday 4/17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Model Railroad Historical Society, 9336 Riverview Dr, Kalamazoo

Michigan's George Armstrong Custer — David Ingall, Monday 4/23 & 4/30 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Ladies Library Association, 333 S. Park, Kalamazoo

Street Walking Through History — Thomas Dietz, Monday 423 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Fountains at Bronson Place, Auditorium

Beauty Born in Sorrow — Zaide Pixley, Monday 4/23 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Epic Center, Large Ensemble Room, Lower Level

Much Ado About Nothing — Ruth Heinig, Tuesday 4/24, Wednesday 4/25 & Thursday 4/26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Friendship Village

Decades — Zaide Pixley, Wednesday 4/25 from 10:30 a.m to noon Epic Center, Large Ensemble Room, Lower Level

To register, call our office at (269) 387-4200 or register online at wmich.edu/olli/courses. Registration is required to attend.
What is the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute? The program was initiated under the auspices of the WMU Emeriti Council and WMU's Extended University Programs. OLLI offers intellectually lively and culturally appealing learning experiences. We accomplish this by focusing on intellectual stimulation, personal growth, social engagement and enrichment.

What do we do? We offer short courses for one to four weeks. Sessions are usually two hours long. Travel programs are also a part of our offerings. There are no tests and no required homework, just exploring lots of interesting topics.

In the near future we will offer courses in different formats -- noon hour discussions, several sessions in one week, and more evening courses. OLLI courses and activities are developed and produced by its members with the support of the staff of Extended University Programs.

We need your ideas for course topics and instructors. Let us know your suggestions. Call the OLLI office at (269) 387-4200 or send an email. The curriculum committee will review all suggestions.

April 2018
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• Coordinator's Corner

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