Events

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free of charge and open to the public. Also see WMU News and Events.

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Reserve a conference room in 2302 or 2307 Friedmann Hall

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 12

Classes begin, spring semester

Thursday, Jan. 15

2015 Study Abroad Expo, a showcase of faculty-led study abroad programs at WMU, Sangren Hall, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16 

Geosciences Seminar Series, "The Rosetta Mission: The Historic Moment in Modern Space Exploration" presented by Dr. Essam Heggy from Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology, 1104 Rood, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Economics Research Seminar, "The Economic Costs Of Climate Inaction" presented by Dr. Ahmed Hussen, Edward and Virginia Van Dalson Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies, Kalamazoo College, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan 22

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 23

Economics Research Seminar, "Impact Assessment Struggles In A Post-War Period" presented by Dr. Cynthia Donovan, associate professor in the Department of International Development, Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Lee Honors College Documentary Screening, "ANITA: Speaking Truth to Power." Against a backdrop of sex, politics and race, ANITA reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. Seating is limited and tickets will be required (available at Lee Honors College starting Jan. 12). Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

Economics Research Seminar, "Uncovering Ethnic Disparities In Peer Effects And Weight Outcomes Using Spatial Analysis" presented by Dr. Olugbenga Ajilore, associate professor of economics, University of Toledo, OH, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Raise Your Voice lecture, "Responding to Gendered Violence in Society, Law and on College Campuses: From 1991 to Today" presented by Anita Hill, professor of social policy, law and women's, gender and sexuality studies, Brandeis University, co-sponsored by the Lee Honors College and the colleges of Arts and Sciences and Fine Arts, Chenery Auditorium, 714 S Westnedge Ave., 7 p.m. Tickets are required and will be available at Lee Honors College.

Thursday, Feb. 5

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Economics Research Seminar, "How Does Financial Literacy And Involvement In Financial Institutions Affect Black Wealth?" presented by Dr. Leslie A. Muller, assistant professor of economics, Grand Valley State University 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 12

37th Annual Career Fair, Bernhard Center Ballrooms, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 13

First Annual Government and Nonprofit Fair, co-sponsored by Career and Student Employment Services and the College of Arts and Sciences, Bernhard Center East Ballroom, 1 to 4 p.m.

Economics Research Seminar, "The Impact Of Fiscal Poverty In Ethiopia: "A Computable General Equilibrium-Microsimulation Analysis" presented by Daniel Abraham Mengistu, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "Central Banking in the Great Recession" presented by Donald Kohn, senior fellow, the Brookings Institute, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 19

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 20

Economics Research Seminar, "For Love Reward? Characterizing Preferences For Giving To Parents In An Experimental Setting" presented by Dr. Maria Porter, assistant professor in the Department of International Development, Dept. of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 26

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 27

Economics Research Seminar, "Health Insurance And Workers' Compensation" Speaker and title: Dr. Marcus Dillender, economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute For Employment Research, Kalamazoo, Mich., 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 4

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "International Dimensions of the Great Recession and the Weak Recovery" presented by Kathryn Dominguez, professor of public policy and professor of economics, University of Michigan, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 5

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 12

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday March 19

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 20

Economics Research Seminar, "Hotelling Under Pressure" presented by Dr. Soren Anderson, assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "Hall of Mirrors: The great depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses—and Misuses—of History" presented by Dr. Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and professor of political science, University of California, Berkeley, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 26

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 27

Economics Research Seminar, "K-Means Clustering And Panel Data Estimation" presented by Alexander Houser, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday March 30

Economics Research Seminar, "The Effect Of Maternal Employment On Child Obesity" presented by Bezawit T. Agiro, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 1115 Moore Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 3

Economics Research Seminar, "Types Of Financial Development For Poverty Alleviation" presented by James A. Squires, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "Cleansing Effects from the Great Recession" presented by Dr. Till von Wachter, associate professor of economics, University of California—Los Angeles, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 10

Economics Research Seminar, "Evidence From A Randomized Evaluation Of The Impact Of Conditional And Unconditional Cash Transfers Given To Mothers Or Fathers" presented by Dr. Richard Akresh, associate professor of economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2212 Dunbar Hall. 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 17

Economics Research Seminar, "The Ambiguity Of Economic Development And Growth: Observing Your Space And Recording The Facts" presented by Dr. Teshome Abebe, professor of economics, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 2212 Dunbar Hall. 3 to 4:30 p.m.